Nightmare House 2 is a horror themed modification for Half Life 2 (Episode 2).

The mod started as a small map pack for Half-Life 2 in 2005. Nightmare House 2 is to continue the bizarre story of the stranger who had the misfortune to crash his car outside an old house with a horrific past.


In Nightmare House 2 you wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?


Nightmare House 2 is now out!



TEAM:

Hen Mazolski - Mod leader, Mod designer, Ideas, Mapper, Writer

Harry "eXeC" Jeffery - Coder

Christopher "Guessmyname" Jones - Modeling, Texture artist

Pedro "TigerboyPT" Calvo - Faceposer animator, Texture artist, Video editing

David Kingery - Voice-actor, Writer

Danielle McRae - Voice-actress

Yoav "Koolfox" Landau - Music, Sound editing

Aidin Ashoori - Music

Ido Tal - Design consultant, Web publishing

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27 comments by Hen7 on Nov 26th, 2014

E.
Hey guys, it's been a while...

As some of you may know, Nightmare House 2 has been broken for quite some time now.
But we come bearing good news!

Around a year ago VALVE have introduced the "steampipe" update to Steam and as a result, along with many other MODS, Nightmare House 2 broke and stopped working, I have received tons of emails, PM's and steam messages from people ever since, who just wanted to play Nightmare House 2 again.
While people came up with a few "unofficial" workarounds, the game was and still is pretty broken at this point.

I tried to wait it out, hoping the problem would fix itself with another Steam update but eventually saw this isn't going to happen, and to be honest? I kinda wanted to update Nightmare House 2 for a while anyway.

So I gathered the old NH2 team, along with a few great friends from the very amazing Underhell MOD and we all started working on a new version of Nightmare House.
We've decided to update a few other things on the way as well! you can see more about them below.

The following are features you'll find in the new and updated version of Nightmare House 2.

It actually works!

  • The new version of Nightmare House 2 is now comfortable with the new Steampipe system used by all the new games on steam. A nice "side effect" to this is that the MOD should not require having HL2/EP2 anymore, everyone should be able to play it regardless! (we're still testing some scenarios though, so don't take my word on it).

Runs on Source Engine 2013.

  • The new version of Nightmare House 2 has been ported to the last and current version of the source engine, from 2007 to 2013 to be exact. We won't get into too many details but it means lots of engine fixes, faster loading times, etc.

Map fixes and changes as well as few new bits.

  • As part of updating the MOD to the new engine I went over all of the NH2 maps and fixed many bugs I've collected over the years, added small changes to make things prettier, better and more clear, and of course added a few new bits, areas, and scares, but we won't get into details.

New models, sounds, and textures.

  • We have decided to try and get rid of as much "third party content" as possible, things like models we found online, used from other MODS (with permission of course), and took from the community. So we are hard at work creating original content to replace everything that has not been made by us or Valve.

Better visuals.

  • The new Nightmare House 2 version should not only play better, it should look better as well. Thanks to the new and updated engine we can now use better lights, shadows, and shaders for things like post-processing.

Additionally, we also have a MAYBE list, we're currently looking at these features, but we can't promise anything!

New weapons.

  • We're currently at the process of getting a new weapon modeler to join us, if all goes well Nightmare House 2 might have it's own original weapons! (instead of using models found online) Also, this time around weapons will be coded from ground up, which means they won't be a simple HL2 weapon replacement.

MAC and LINUX versions.

  • We are currently looking into compiling the code for Mac and Linux, and we hope we'll be able to bring the MOD to these 2 platforms to be able to reach a broader audience!

Oculus Rift support.

  • Source 2013 makes it easier to integrate Oculus Rift, and we are currently looking into implementing that feature. If we are able to pull it off right, Never Lose Hope hospital will look and feel better than ever in Virtual Reality.

Even more new models and textures.

  • Ultimately we want to try and get rid of HL2/EP2 assets as well, but there's lots to replace.
K.
So yeah, there you have it.
Nightmare House 2 - 2013 promo

We don't have any actual release date yet but you can expect it to be coming soon.
We're also looking at Steam Greenlight, but we'll dig into it once the game is fully fixed first.

G.
We hope to see you revisit Never Lose Hope hospital once again soon.

We're here for you, because we care.


Stay tuned.
The NH2 team.

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Nightmare House 2 source files

Nightmare House 2 source files

Jan 1, 2011 Singleplayer Map 14 comments

The source files of Nightmare House 2. includes things such as vmfs, source code, etc.

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

Sep 18, 2010 Singleplayer Map 9 comments

A pack of old content and development material, contains work from me and the rest of the team, taken from different phases of development which did not...

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

Sep 18, 2010 Music 7 comments

The Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack, featuring the music from the game in high quality, with a few bonus tracks.

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

Aug 22, 2010 Full Version 114 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

Aug 22, 2010 Full Version 40 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

Nightmare House 1 (2005) Auto installer

Nightmare House 1 (2005) Auto installer

Apr 13, 2007 Singleplayer Map 27 comments

The first Nightmare House, from 2005, if you haven't played it yet and you like the idea of Nightmare House 2, be sure to grab it! Automatic installer.

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NorilskFilin
NorilskFilin Oct 7 2013, 3:15pm says:

Dev Guys, can you make fix for gameinfo.txt? Cause when mod running, it loads very slow and in the SteamApps folder spawns .gcf files of EP2 Content which already has new SteamPipe file format.

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Sep 2 2013, 4:40am says:

This will always, at least to me, be far better than Underhell (Although Underhell is still good). I hope, even though they say otherwise, there will be a Nightmare House 3 someday. It's actually horror. Underhell felt more like a tactical shooter.

Basically, Nightmare House 2 is one of the best Source mods, alongside Black Mesa and Zombie Master 2. Underhell should never be a replacement to this classic mod that should never, never, NEVER be forgotten.

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Gangsta-Piggy
Gangsta-Piggy Oct 21 2013, 6:04pm replied:

What? Who EVER said anything about replacement? They are two different mods; ones a horror and the other is a thriller

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lance60
lance60 Sep 14 2013, 8:48pm replied:

uhm not tactical shooter, but survival horror, you are talking about the underhell prologue

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Serathis
Serathis Oct 3 2013, 11:27am replied:

The Prologue is more like an action game, not horror. Except the house.

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TheGreatOrnstein
TheGreatOrnstein Sep 8 2013, 12:46pm replied:

No need to claim one mod as better than the other, especially when they take place in the same universe.

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VigoVonHomburg
VigoVonHomburg Oct 7 2013, 7:59pm replied:

Wait a ******* minute, they do not take place in the same universe, I am calling ******** unless you provide source. *whoops* I edited this and just checked, I see now, that's pretty ******* neato actually.

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digbot1223
digbot1223 Aug 31 2013, 4:42pm says:

I couldn't load it up. I always got an error from Steam

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djaxn
djaxn Aug 21 2013, 5:46pm says:

Fabulous mod, thank you!

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Zaggnut
Zaggnut Aug 13 2013, 9:52pm says:

if you like jumpscares this game has it.

havn't played entire game nor half of it yet. but i cant stop myself from saying that this is worth your 0 dollar investment.

ive played amnesia and a lot of its mods; despite that this game was able to make my heart jump @ certain places.

Good content

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Highest Rated (26 agree) 10/10

Awesome nightmare feeling! Better than FEAR or other horror shooter. One of the best, or the best mod in 2010.

Nov 20 2010, 7:15am by cW#Ravenblood

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 4/10

Too much like F.E.A.R. and I wasn't too amazed by the last boss.

Sep 1 2010, 11:40pm by the-ghost

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