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2 comments by puddpuddpudd on Jul 15th, 2011

It's been almost four months since the release of Precursor. The mod has been downloaded over 15 000 times and I've received 112 feedback forms. Feels pretty good, actually! If you want a slightly outdated summary of all of that juicy feedback, have a look at this post over at MapCore.

Just the other day I was asked if I could answer some questions about Precursor by ModSentry's Daniel Perry. Why, of course Daniel! Scroll down and you'll find a little snippet from the interview and a link to the full interview over at ModSentry! It includes some advice to mod developers, so if you're into that kind of jazz, you should check it out!


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ModSentry wrote:I’m assuming that the team are Half Life fans, creating something so faithful to the game you’re modding doesn’t come easily. Was the idea always to create something that didn’t mess too much with the Half Life universe?
- Yes, we always wanted to avoid making the story too big and brash. We wanted to keep things on a smaller scale. In Precursor, you’re just a rebel, like many others, and you’re not the center of attention in the way Freeman is. Of course, we wanted your actions to have some impact on the Half Life story line, as it would be unrewarding not to. Those who’ve played the mod will know what I’m talking about.

For such a detailed and well made mod, I was surprised to see how few people had worked on it. Did you ever consider getting more people on board? Did you ever wish you had?
- As the team lead, I wanted to keep things manageable, something I’ve mentioned a bit in previous answers. Too many mods end up in limbo after protracted development. The way Precursor was going to avoid that fate was by not making it more than just a roughly hour-long Half Life 2-based single-player adventure with very little new content besides the maps. You’d still be shooting the same guys, still be wielding the same weapons and you’d still look at the same textures and wonder if it’s 2011 or not. Precursor was a first for me and it was best to keep things simple. Even with Precursor’s small team I felt a lot of pressure; I had to make content that lived up to the music and the voice acting and do that content justice, you know? And I didn’t want my own work to culminate into nothing either of course.


For the full interview, visit ModSentry.

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Precursor Mod 1.1C Full Install

Precursor Mod 1.1C Full Install

Apr 17, 2011 Full Version 8 comments

An updated version of Precursor. This is a full install and not a patch. If you haven't played Precursor yet, play this version! (Updated 2012-12-15)

Precursor Mod 1.00 Full Install

Precursor Mod 1.00 Full Install

Mar 28, 2011 Full Version 5 comments

NOTE: 1.1 has been released, download that instead! This is the 1.00 release and it is ready to be played. Installation instructions are bundled with...

Official Soundtrack

Official Soundtrack

Mar 23, 2011 Music 4 comments

The complete soundtrack for Precursor, as composed by Oliver Boson.

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Khaydarin
Khaydarin Nov 8 2014, 8:27am says:

Great mod, I really enjoyed playing it.

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Captain_Janeway
Captain_Janeway Jun 16 2014, 12:22pm says:

Is it been announced somewhere or does anybody know a time some ppl could look for the next version or is it done or..? :P I love this mod and wanted to know

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Guest
Guest Apr 26 2014, 6:18pm says:

Just finished playing it, was a lot of fun! Very high quality mod! If you are looking for a good single player mod similar to the hl2 episodes this is it! Thank you for this mod!

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fired457
fired457 Dec 18 2013, 5:11pm says:

WHAT DO I DO SO MUCH ERRORS

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xtmgmr
xtmgmr Mar 4 2014, 12:37am replied:

Install the latest version

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Themanhunt
Themanhunt Nov 18 2013, 2:00pm says:

I get ERROR all over the place. I have all Half-Life games.

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puddpuddpudd Creator
puddpuddpudd Nov 30 2013, 6:46am replied:

This has been adressed in version 1.1C! Thanks for letting me know!

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Israphelo
Israphelo Oct 23 2013, 8:22pm says:

still got purple and black checkers of death

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djaxn
djaxn Sep 21 2013, 7:11am says:

One of the best mods I've ever played. It felt like the real game. I did not like lacking a flashlight, crowbar, bombs though, nor did I enjoy the other missing weapons. But it did add to the challenge of the game, and gave it a feel that I'm not so special and lucky as Freeman and must scrap it out with my limited resources, so maybe it was a good design choice after all. The arena puzzle near the end was a nice twist. Great job, guys! Will there be any further episodes?

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djaxn
djaxn Sep 21 2013, 7:20am replied:

Didn't mean missing crowbar, just the other ones.

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This mod is absolutely fantastic. It's wonderfully put together, with Valve-like quality. Truly one of the best Half-Life 2 story tie-ins since Dangerous World.

I hope to see more from this team.

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