What is the HL: PARANOIA?

Paranoia - it is a our single-player modification for Half-life. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...


- The unique game universe with the interesting characters and own story line.
- Levels based on the references taken from the real russian architecture and enviroment.
- New visual effects (bump mapping, gloss, detail textures, 3D sky etc).
- Improved AI of the enemy and friendly NPC.
- Improved aiming system (Iron Sight)
- Music from the famous Russian rock band named "SLOT" and our own tracks in "dark ambient" style.
- Subtitles system in russian and english languages.

Download the final version:

Download PARANOIA v.1.2


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The HOT QUESTION about SAFE PLAY: I've heard that playing your mod is a big risk for my STEAM account. The playing PARANOIA online can make my STEAM account banned by VAC. Is that true?

Answer: The anticheating services WILL NOT BAN YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU PLAYING OUR MOD ONLINE. The VAC will detect opengl32.dll as a cheat in case if you will try to play another HL1 mod (CS1.6 for example) online on the server with VAC protection. We have NO PRECEDENT that some account was banned, because VAC just prevent you from playing on the server with anticheating protection. If you want to play online with other HL1 mods, just delete opengl32.dll file (or replace it to other detectory), but don't forget to put it back when you want to play PARANOIA. Without opengl32.dll in the Half-Life folder, the new graphic effects in PARANOIA will not be available.


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21 comments by BuZZeR on Dec 4th, 2012

It's been five years since Paranoia has been released! I just can't believe it, the time flies so fast! I want to thank everyone for all your support through all these years!

You might be wondering, is there a sequel, or another project in development? Unfortunately we are not planning any sequel for Paranoia, but right now we are working on a small multiplayer project. You can find some info about it right here.

Today I have something special for those, who asked me to show some old footage from the early development stage. I quickly put together some ancient videos. Have fun! :)

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PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.2 (RU/EN)

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.2 (RU/EN)

May 25, 2014 Full Version 28 comments

Meet a new state of the famous thrilling first person shooter - PARANOIA is released now as a stand-alone game, using a power of Xash3D Engine. You can...

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.1 (RU/EN)

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.1 (RU/EN)

Mar 28, 2014 Full Version 39 comments

Meet a new state of the famous thrilling first person shooter - PARANOIA is released now as a stand-alone game, using a power of Xash3D Engine. You can...

Dreamcast Paranoia

Dreamcast Paranoia

Oct 26, 2010 Full Version 29 comments

After years in development, we are proud to present the last release of Dreamcast Paranoia.

Paranoia DVD Cover

Paranoia DVD Cover

Dec 2, 2009 Wallpapers 17 comments

Paranoia DVD Cover designed by Red Slug. The archive contains PDF file for high-resolution printing.

German localization

German localization

Aug 7, 2008 Patch 7 comments

This is the German localization. The translation is made by UnkSoldieR. Enjoy!



Apr 9, 2008 Full Version 135 comments

The final version (1.2) of the PARANOIA mod with fixed bugs. Enjoy!

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blackout369 Jul 11 2013, 9:55am says:

NEED HELP i just got half life and i wanted to try out the mod. i create a new game but as soon as i click play it says WARNING cant open vehicle.wad. i want to play this but it just keeps crashing HELP

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The-FURY Jul 10 2013, 11:55am says:

The best Half-Life mod i have ever played

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MotherFvcker Jun 29 2013, 6:52pm says:

I need help with this mod. Im playing it on the new build of half life which is known to be problematic with some mods. with this mod it used to delete the OpenGL32.dll when i launched the any half life mod until i used the read only option for that file. but issues keep persisting in the mod. most notably that it does not want to render the flashlight correctly and renders a part of the game much harder to play. I N33D HEELP!

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Cskiller1337 Jun 30 2013, 5:38pm replied:

open the console and enter this command: gl_dynlight 1.
If that dont work, right click Paranoia's shortcut, properties and add this parameters in the target line:
-OpenGL -steam -appid 70

Hope it works

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MotherFvcker Jul 2 2013, 11:21pm replied:

IT WORKED! Thank you very much man. The flashlight works again! you're awesome :D

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Cskiller1337 Jul 2 2013, 11:26pm replied:

You're welcome.

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MotherFvcker Jul 2 2013, 11:38pm replied:

wait wait. false alarm. i know what is causing the issue now. Ok let me explain. so when i did what you told me it worked just fine but it was dropping some frames which was happening because i updated my graphics drivers recently (today) and it reset the settings in the control panel to run the game with my integrated graphics. when i switched to the dedicated card im having the same problem again. when i open the console right after loading my game it says Warining: no stencilbits! help.

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Cskiller1337 Jul 3 2013, 12:20am replied:

man I really dont know what to do now. This solution worked for me at the cost of some fps drop (cuz its a natural issue of OpenGL becaus it requires too much strenght of the graphic card). But I had to take paranoia ou this computer to a computer with more space cuz I have a lot of half life mods, cs 1.6 standalone, Unreal tournament 99 and a lot of other games. In the other computer the error never happened again and the game is running normally with the "natural" fps drop when I start/load the game and even during the gameplay but it does not bother me that much. I'm going to install paranoia in this computer and try to see if the same thing happens cuz I found nothing about stencilbits on the internet, it is probably a particular error in the game, if I fail to help you, you should probably contact the developers.

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HyperSonic341 Jun 26 2013, 7:41am says:

Люблю этот мод жду продолжение 10 из 10 )

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BuZZeR Creator
BuZZeR Jun 22 2013, 7:32am replied:

Play it on XP and you won't get any crashes.

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Released Dec 3, 2007
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Highest Rated (10 agree) 9/10

+ Awesome level design
+ First level is pure gold (bonus points if you are ex-USSR resident)
+ Quality custom content
- Somewhat average gameplay

Dec 11 2010, 1:55am by lgs

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 1/10

Crashes when changing settings in the options menu, crashes when loading areas, crashes during gameplay...this has to be the most unstable mod I've ever played!

Judging from the comments, the mod-makers aren't going to fix it. That makes it even worse, imo.

Jun 8 2012, 1:09pm by mcfly07

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