Aniu: Rise and Shine, Balto.... Rise and Shine. A new erra has dawned. The world is under threat again... We have enemies, new and old, They use one old enemy as their weapon.... Things have changed.... , people who wish only to lead complete lives are heartlessly executed by those that wish to hold the world in their grasp.... So wake up, Balto... wake up for there are those who dare to use nature against us.

I am happy to announce that the first 'wake up' level is coming along nicely and looks great. pictures!!!!
wake up room. Creepy surgical table in a well-lit operating room.

More new work from our new mapper is forthcoming!!!!!!!!

Hallway (Will be replaced soon!!)

Lab (Will also be replaced soon!!!)

This is the Balto mod for Half-Life 2! For those of you who have never heard of Balto, (
The mod has been being developed by me for the past 3 months. I am beginning to recruit now. I expect the Balto mod to take about another 2/3 of a year due to several bottlenecks like menu music and soldier model replacement. (Why would there be humans in a balto mod) ;)
I am not sure if I will follow the story line (Balto 1 - 3 then post). However if I do it will invole balto being frozen sometime post Balto 3
(fell into a lake)
He is found and thawed 93 years later under the impression that he is dead. (being thawed for historical purposes)
A similar thing happens to steele. He ends up in the hands of terrorists. (much like the dogs of COD4)
I still haven't worked out how Balto ends up in the USMC.

Balto mod will probably be a co-op mod due to the many Balto characters, however I will try to add a single player mode where you choose a character and the rest operate as NPC's

THIS WILL NOT BE ANTHRO However human weapons will be modified for the purpose. Anthro
would be easier but I cant stand it.
There will proobably be a choice between 3rd person and first person in later releases but the first will probably only have first person.
The health system will be very differant from standard health systems. It will be based on blood. You can be hurt without bleeding, but anything down to a .22 will cause bleeding. Bleeding will not stop until a healthkit is found. The rate of bleeding is determined by a standard damage


Balto- Steyr Aug a1 / Desert Eagle
Jenna- M4 / knife / healthkit/.44 Magnum
Aleu- M14/Glock 19c
Kodi- L96 (AWP) Sniper Rifle (yes long sniper missions and bullet physics) / silenced glock 18c (automatic)
Boris- AK-47/ spas 12
Polar bears are undecided ( if included one will propably carry a minigun)

Tina- developed by Godzillawolf, although she does not appear in any of the Balto movies. Weapons are yet undecided, but she will fill my missing submachine gun.

I would like to hear what you think of the weapon choices and hear recommendations if you have any... Mostly for weapons for the bears. I settled on the .44 magnum for Jenna.

I changed boris's rifle to the AK at a recommendation. (boris is russian)

Here are pics of the characters with their assigned weapons (under character)


Steyr AUG and xxx

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M14 and Glock 19 (automatic)
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Silenced Glock 18c: (automatic) and AWP

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AK-47 and SPAS-12
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M4 and .44 magnum
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Possible weapons for the bears:

Large bear: minigun

Small bear:
duel desert eagles (I think we all know what a deagle looks like but...)

.60 caliber elephant gun

Javelin Missile launcher (perhaps with elephant gun as side arm)

Guns will be carried by paw, not by mouth. We WILL have iron sights !!
Guns are only carried in mouth when sprinting

Well I normaly wouldn't update so soon but i am going to add a list of the team to make it more ordered.
BueBlur7 Camopig
Recliamer GodofDarkness
Godzillawolf (baltosource)

join the mod team or be a beta tester please contact me at (animators, modelers, mappers beta testers all very helpful)
This mod is NOT dead and will NOT die. Anyone willing to help get it done faster?
Still need soldier models/animation, beta testers, and mappers. will get done anyway but will get done faster if u help.
Sorry I don't update more often but I haven't had much time to work on the mod lately. I have started work on the menu music. (opening video music done) we got a new mapper and he has been remaking the wake-up level.
Completed all intro and menu music.
working on textures for new models

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12 comments by zonbie on Jun 30th, 2010

Hello guys, my name is ben and I'm the most recent addition to the ever-growing Balto mod team. As mapper, my job is to take the story ideas of team and transform them into fun, good-looking gameplay. And so.......without further ado, here's the beginning of my recent map work.

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This hospital room is similar to one found inside the Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, near Anchorage, Alaska. We plan on having the player (Balto) visit various places in Alaska, as well as Europe and the Middle East. I have read about 1/3 of the story so far and it gets pretty intense action-wise. I have planned out much of the first part of the game and there will be much more added to this location as time moves forward. So get ready because it's going to be an awesome adventure.

Unfortunately, our work in other areas (modeling, A.I., etc) has been somewhat slow. We here at the Balto mod are hoping to pick up a few extra members over the next few weeks and expand our work flow to more people. We are diligent and thorough in our work so please dont be intimidated by teh scope of our project. Here's a list of what we could really use right now :)

Modeler (weapons)
Modeler (environment/props)
Modeler (characters (why would you want to play as a human in a Balto mod)
Programmer (creating new weapon scripts, implementing terrorist AI techniques)
Texture Artist (for weapons / props / terrorists)
??? What else can you do that would help out our mod team? Message us!!

We hope you like our Balto mod as much as we do, and do justice to Balto fans everywhere. please join or watch as we get bigger and better than ever!!

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Mkilbride Dec 5 2010, 3:55pm says:

Nice mapping, not sure what's going on.

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Mv.c9 Nov 17 2010, 4:19pm says:

as a Modder i rarely vote for any mods, but im gonna vote for this mod because it had me laughing for a full 30 minutes. my friends though i was mad, but then they laughed too. there should seriously be a "Joke of the Year Awards" you'll win hands down.

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Mv.c9 Nov 9 2010, 12:42am says:

either this mod has something i dont understand, or is just a joke.

I mean if it was REALLY lame then 6 people wouldn't join the development team.
i mean how can 6 semi-experienced people join and waste their time on something bad, right ?

this is the second thing that has me scratching my head after particle physics ! something just doesnt add up ! there is zero content and 96 trackers ! im confused. please someone enlighten me. i will track just to know the answer.

i mean everyone says its a joke and still it has 96 members ! either they are all under 12 or there is something i dont comprehend !

please anyone ! tell me !

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zonbie Creator
zonbie Nov 17 2010, 7:32pm replied:

There is honestly not much to be said here that isn't already plainly expressed on the Mod DB page. It's a Balto video game featuring guns and terrorists, what more can a person ask for in life?

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aidancoxenisgay Oct 19 2010, 9:19am says:

wtf? why is the bear carrying a minigun you ******** and theres a terrorist goose.

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sting2death Aug 29 2010, 3:24am says:

AHAHAHA if its a Joke, then its a Good one, if its not .... ಠ_ಠ

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aidy70060 Aug 22 2010, 12:05am says:

Is this Mod still alive?
I hope not.

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A-Random-Newt Aug 31 2010, 1:37am buried:


No dice. Its alive, and better then ever

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TheLastJedi Aug 20 2010, 1:10am says:

So let me get this straight, This is based on a popular children"s movie and you got animated animals with guns, And you expect us to take it seriously? You expect me to keep a straight face? This is so freaking obvious that this is a ******** mod! where is the original screenshot where it shows balto looking down the scope of a sniper rifle and you can see as clear as day the map in the backround is gm_construct and that he looks like he has been posed badly in garry's mod, And you have been working on this thing for how long? 3-4 Years? and we don't see any gameplay! all you have is screengrabs from the movies and and pics of weapons you grabbed from google, And even if this is real and you release the mod it will be the dumbest mod ever!

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UACmarine208 Aug 23 2010, 12:08am replied:

You deserve a gold star, and a thumb up.

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