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The game takes place in the Seven Hours War aftermath. Fighting against blood shedding synths and frightening aliens, Adrian Shephard has to struggle his way with his fellow comrades from the Phoenix Command, with the main objective of stopping the construction of a Combine Citadel. In his journey he will find what has happened to the world, six months after the Seven Hour War.

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OF2 - The City (CUT)
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Centaur1um May 17 2010 says:

Holy ****, is that building...

Damn MenteR, I hope it isn't.

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Newbez Jul 16 2010 replied:

?? world trade centre??

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Glider4 Feb 28 2011 replied:

i laughed at that im a bad person

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ferdam May 17 2010 says:

******* awesome.

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xilefian May 17 2010 says:

wooooooooooooow holy hell amazing artistic, beauty, brilliance, everything!

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Mr.Walrus May 17 2010 says:

Holy **** that is amazing. I cant wait for this!

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donivan10 Apr 27 2011 replied:

its cut dumb ****!!!

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Holymac May 17 2010 buried:


Looks good. really detailed... Well, I am more amazed by the textures than the blocky buildings int he backgrounds. I mean, the ones in the foregroud look good, background look like ****. Kinda like the rest of his work.

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Centaur1um May 17 2010 replied:

Because you are such an amazing mapper. Why don't you read the side-bar and see that it says WIP you insipid ****. I don't know what's wrong with you people, the background is the least important thing when it comes to WIPs.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 18 2010 replied:

Please don't start discussions over comments. I don't want any more replies to this comment.

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Reeze17 May 17 2010 says:

Wow, this is fantastic!

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tundra_cool May 17 2010 says:

Looks really awesome but I recommend choosing some colors which fit well together. Some brick buildings, some metal? With a bright white building peeking out from the right? Huh? It feels kind of like the maker said 'whatever' and just chose building textures.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 17 2010 replied:

I really said whatever and started making random buildings, you're totally right this time.

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Spooboy May 17 2010 replied:

We're just getting some ideas down, this doesn't represent the final version what so ever.

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Sgt.Maggot May 17 2010 replied:

only the one on the far right looks bad and out of place

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Guided_Meditation May 17 2010 says:

Yeah well..

You can do better. Those buildings in the back look a bit blocky and textures doesnt fit at all. But the nearer houses and the main part are ok i guess.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 17 2010 replied:

That's why it says WIP. And I don't see how the textures don't fit for the skyscrapers, the skyscrapers are based off real buildings. Not only that but the hotel towers, the hospital, the business tower at the background... They all look alright, specially the radio broadcast tower. I admit the green/black building looks a tad blocky but business skyscrapers are normally blocky.

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Guided_Meditation May 17 2010 replied:

you got a point. My bad.

But the green doesnt fit at all in the green/black building ._.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 17 2010 replied:

Haha I know, we still gotta get more custom textures for City 14.

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Pyro627 May 18 2010 replied:

I think the problem is that it's lacking detail. Plus, the textures don't look lined up like you'd expect with a skyscraper's windows.

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THE_GMoD May 17 2010 says:

That looks awesome. Can not wait until the mod is done!!!!!
Keep up the great work MenteR!

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Jeffman12 May 17 2010 says:

I think the only problem is that the background looks a little too clean. The smoking holes in the structures contrasts quite a bit with the otherwise spotless exterior. The foggy look implies dust and ash are airborne, as with much of the world in Half-life 2, so the building texture should probably reflect that around the finalization.

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Spooboy May 17 2010 replied:

Yeah, there will be custom textures; as well as some grime, dirt, destruction, etc. This is really just a mock up of the city "background".

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Armageddon104 May 17 2010 says:

Wow that looks great, I'd suggest making the stars smaller though. :P

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 17 2010 replied:

They're not stars, it's falling ash :P

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ZANTA_CLAWS May 17 2010 says:

looks great guys, keep it up :D

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altercuca May 17 2010 says:

nicely done, cant wait till this is out!

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Dr.Doozer May 17 2010 says:

Blocky background. Sort of ruins it.

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Awesome_ninja May 18 2010 replied:

*sigh* Because it's WIP, maybe -_- ?

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Dr.Doozer May 18 2010 replied:

I understand, but here's the thing: work in progress should not be shown if it looks sort of unpresentable.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 20 2010 replied:

Atis, stop being butthurt because we rejected you off the team. This is totally presentable.

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Dr.Doozer May 21 2010 replied:

This is not me hurting from being rejected, it's what I think. I've seen some much better WIP.

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EricFong Jun 17 2010 replied:

This is best WIP i ever see, AMIDOINGITRIGHT?

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Dredile May 17 2010 says:

Thats really cool looking! everything else has already been said and i personally dont think it looks too blocky, it looks almost like how a real city would.

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HounderKnight May 18 2010 says:

Gorgeous and awesome scene, bravo :)

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KarimIO May 18 2010 says:

It looks great, but it looks like New York. Maybe make it more suburb-ish, like City-17. I know it's a different city and all, but still, it feels like Down-Town. Maybe just LESS skyscrapers, and more city-17-ish apartments.

On the other side, I think you should add ONE skyscraper: The Citadel. It should look different, maybe wider and shorter, while still keeping the Combine architecture, as the it doesn't have to be EXACTLY like City 17. Should still be huge, though.

Just my thoughts, anyways. Looks good either way. Great Job! I especially love the smoke coming from the building.

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MenteR Author
MenteR May 18 2010 replied:

No. It's supposed to be a manhattan-ish city. And it's based in America.

There's no citadels in this city because Citadels take years to get built. This is an year after the seven hour war. Not only that, but if the combine wanted to make a settlement there, they wouldn't destroy everything.

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KarimIO May 24 2010 replied:

OK. Makes sense.

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dkbyhr May 18 2010 says:



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BlunderThunder May 18 2010 says:

Reminds me of some Dystopic Cyberpunk setting...

I love it. :)

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sasuke2490 May 18 2010 says:

ui want to play this noa

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jjawinte May 18 2010 says:

High quality work guys. Keep to whatever your doing.

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Xen-28 May 18 2010 says:

Its...Its Beautiful :)

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ammd May 18 2010 says:

WOW i am officaly impressed o.O nice work

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EricFong May 18 2010 says:

Holy ****, it does show us how combine take over this city.

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fadi.naoum. May 18 2010 says:

Nice Mapping

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galdor May 18 2010 says:

WOW this is looking good keep up the good work

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AccessGranted May 18 2010 says:

Pretty cool for a background! Kinda reminds me of Perfect Dark! :)

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playerrr1 May 18 2010 says:


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Unknown12345678900 May 18 2010 says:

I like it.

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With City 14 dotted in fiery chaos, feeling the twinge of the Combine apex, our hero Shephard wakes up amidst the action. The combine’s authority grew exponentially, without motive or mind. The city was in mayhem, the struggle for control ended in bloody and destructive termination. Combine simultaneously choked out the cities busy and outnumbered forces leaving only pockets of resistance to fend off the invaders. Within hours the city was theirs, Shephard, now alone, had to brave the city’s dangers alone. Bodies called to the wandering cremators who periodically patrolled the once flourishing city streets.

Work In Progress.

Mapping by MenteR.

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