Re-enter the Half Life Universe and revisit City 17 in the time before Freeman, in this fan made single-player mod. The Resistance is threatened by a decisive Combine assault, and as a wanted Resistance member you will need to fight to escape from the Combine's clutch. At the same time, a mysterious force is working towards ends unknown...

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Experience the time before Freeman's return by downloading and playing Precursor now!

Posted by puddpuddpudd on Mar 28th, 2011

Precursor is ready to be downloaded! Check out the downloads section of our mod page to download it directly from ModDB. Alternatively, you can take a look at our website for other download mirrors. Don't know what Precursor is? Take a look at the trailer below to get a brief glimpse of the mod.

If you want more info about the mod and the people behind it, visit On our site you will also find a link to our feedback section where we welcome you to submit feedback after you've played! The URL to the feedback page is displayed at the end of the game as well.

I hope you enjoy!

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minmi96 Mar 29 2011 says:

dose this have new enemies and weapons?

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puddpuddpudd Author
puddpuddpudd Mar 29 2011 replied:

It does not. It's just a new adventure featuring HL2's assets and arsenal.

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Magnusm1 Mar 29 2011 says:

Look's good.

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Nvsone Mar 29 2011 says:

Congratulations on the release!

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NFEM Mar 29 2011 says:


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MasterFen Mar 29 2011 says:

Oh my god, this looks absolutely gorgeous. I'll have to download and play this tonight, I can't wait!

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Wexxar Mar 29 2011 says:

Nice! :D

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SPYFF Mar 29 2011 says:

Very cool!

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Sharkz Mar 29 2011 says:

Posted about this here will be reviewing it soon, really enjoyed it though!

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Underet Mar 29 2011 says:

look's great

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RedRat Mar 29 2011 says:

I'm hoping that you wont be as strong as Gordon Freeman, with his HIV suit and all.

Also... why is there someone with a east-European accent in the trailer of every video game these days?

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Spooboy Mar 29 2011 replied:

Because it was most likely developed by east-Europeans, or because it just sounds cool.

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puddpuddpudd Author
puddpuddpudd Mar 29 2011 replied:

The core team is all-Swedish actually.
The voice actors are too.

The mod takes place before Freeman and we thought that the percentage of Eastern Europeans in City 17 would be higher. Also, we chose to go with eastern-european accents since we suspected that a Swedish accent would taint the voice acting if we tried to go for American English (since our voice actors are Swedish).

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kiddinn95 Mar 30 2011 replied:

I think it's because HL2 and the episodes(1-2 at least) are set in eastern europe. I think i heard somewhere it's in Bulgaria, but i'm not sure. Also, HIV suit LOL. (It's supposed to be HEV, and HIV as we all know...)

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Vcc2cc Mar 30 2011 replied:

HIV suit? Didn't know Gordon Freeman had AIDS!

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bosnian_dragon Mar 31 2011 replied:

Because Slavs are a cool bunch of people, that's why :p

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borbor May 2 2011 replied:


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shaftling Mar 29 2011 says:

pretty impressive trailer

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Jeffman12 Mar 29 2011 says:

Gonna download this. The trailer sold it, everything about it was awesome.

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sgccode9 Mar 29 2011 says:

You got yourself a tracker with that trailer!

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firebird2009 Mar 29 2011 says:

just played though it and it was very good !!!

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firebird2009 Mar 29 2011 says:

maybe because that is where the good ones are coming from !!

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EvilAngel Mar 29 2011 says:

Looks pretty generic hl2 mod.

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FishMan:E Mar 29 2011 says:

Pretty great mod. Just finished to play it.
Like: The MiniStrider Mechanics.
Dislike: Some areas are too dark that was make me disorient.

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Davis237834 Mar 29 2011 says:

Outstanding work! Only problem is its kinda hard to move arround without a flashlight, other than that, excellent work!

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Triden007 Mar 29 2011 says:

Oh my god!
I was just waiting for something like this!

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Phasers Mar 30 2011 says:

This mod was flawless, until I got to the part where you have to wait for a door to open while fighting off zombies. every time I try to go through the door, the game crashes. Anyone else get this problem/ know how to fix it?

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Dvorak Mar 30 2011 replied:

Hmm... this is a rare bug we've stumbled upon on only a few occasions. Over on PlanetPhillip one person suggested that removing the bin folder fixed the problem... but that also removes all of the Precursor code. It will still work but some changes will be missing but you should give it a try though. I'm at a loss as to why this happens since there isn't really any change I've made in the code to warrant it.

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Phasers Mar 30 2011 replied:

I got past it and the rest of the mod without a hitch. it seems it only happens when you go through the door (Duck under it) when it has not completed raising fully. I waited for the full time and it worked fine. sorry for the false alarm!

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puddpuddpudd Author
puddpuddpudd Mar 31 2011 replied:

You should definitely be able to crouch under it! Thanks for pointing this out. We'll be sure to fix this in the first update.

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Phasers Mar 31 2011 replied:

Glad I could I could help!

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kiddinn95 Mar 30 2011 says:

Did you make the music, or is it from the game?

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Vcc2cc Mar 30 2011 says:

It's a pretty above-standard mod. use of minor physic puzzles was a nice touch compared to other mods where its drop-heavy-object-in-basket.

I was sad that there was not any new textures, save for a decal which I'd never seen before. The mod would be quite a bit better with some better and more unique textures, especially in the parking garage area, since it'd really compliment that nice area.

Only problems were every time there was water you had little to no lighting so the water would look funny, and after jumping or ducking, if you tried to sprint it wouldn't work, which was annoying when you have low HP and grenades are flying in.

Nice use of stock content, and change to sprint function. 8/10

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awettowel Mar 31 2011 says:

I just finished this, i gotta say it was brilliant. A little short but it made up for that and much more. Loved it.

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potter_pot Mar 31 2011 says:

how long is this mod?

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Mercenary410 Apr 2 2011 says:

have you guys played half life 1? the reason there is even the need for a resistance is because of gordon freeman, so how could there be a resistance in existence before he "came along"?

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SabreXT Apr 2 2011 says:

A guy I know once said "There is no such thing as a quality Half Life 2 map" That guy really should play this. Great work.

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muitocomplicado Apr 3 2011 says:

Good mod, I really enjoyed playing through it. Thanks for making it!

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machinoverkill Apr 4 2011 says:

well ! Have finished this Adventure at Saturday evening last weekend.
I have had a lot of fun with this mod - very nice settings, impressive textures which always fits perfect and last but not least a proper Gameplay due to the nice amount of enemys and well placed Ammo Crates,Medkits,Armorsuits. - played on "Hard" so it was
often serious challenging !

Big THX for the Work on this Mod to the Developer ;)!

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RedRat Apr 4 2011 says:

I've just finished downloading and just played through the first fifteen minutes. I'm hooked, it looks and sounds great. There's a better atmosphere in this game then in Half Life 2 itself.

A must play, this is probably the best mod I've seen so far.

Now excuse me... I'm off to kill some combine.

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Ninjat_126 Apr 5 2011 says:

A high quality mod, with great level design, good voice acting and some neat changes to things like character skins.

If I have one complaint, it's that it felt a bit too much like Half-Life 2. Perhaps less health in total, no/less shields and less weapons and ammo would stop you from feeling like a one man army.

Seriously, who needs Freeman when you've got this guy pwning this much without even the HEV suit.

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Baggie Apr 8 2011 says:

Amazing mod, loved the final hunter battle. Also liked you didn't give the player a flashlight, means you can play with light for better effect, especially in the zombie levels.

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ice_trey Apr 8 2011 says:

hadnt it been for the greed of ubernub gabe "imanobesenub" no0bell and the steam nonsense id def would be playing this mod, sounds uberkool :D

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Tobeas Apr 8 2011 says:

Russians speaking english always gives me the chills. Its just so awsome to listen to them.

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stevenvinci Apr 9 2011 says:

Will you make any more mods at all

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Prigle Apr 10 2011 says:

This mod is very well done. The best rebel played mod I have ever played.

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BIWDC Apr 11 2011 says:

Looks like a nice mod downloading this right now.

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PlayerOne Apr 14 2011 says:

Played through earlier today, its a good little mod, though I kept dying at the bit where you encounter the mini strider (i forget what there called) by the house. Took awhile to figure out what to do there, but yeah I like it

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