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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 If you want a slightly outdated summary of all of that juicy feedback, have a look at this post over at MapCore.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 9 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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Horselemonade Feb 20 2011, 2:35am says:

WOW! JUST WOW!'re really using the engine to its full potential

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Bearclaw495 Feb 19 2011, 2:06pm says:

great! .i've put on button near "track this mod" first, but i'll track it surely!)good content!

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kudden Jan 28 2011, 6:30am says:

Wow! I hope the gameplay will be as good as the screenshots are beautiful! :) Tracking

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TimeCrab Nov 2 2010, 3:43am says:

Cool! Tracking.

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OpposingLife Oct 12 2010, 2:43pm says:

This mod has some great potential, cant wait to try it out one day

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Otter. Oct 9 2010, 10:33am says:

Quote:protagonist is not a space frog.

Too bad... I always wanted to play as a space frog. I played with a super frog already. :D

Jokes aside, this mod looks promising. I feel it matches much more with the HL2 universe unlike other mods I can mention. Looking forward to it.

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Held Oct 8 2010, 5:32pm says:

i like your teaser

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Maggot4ever Oct 8 2010, 5:18pm says:

Quite an excelent work you have delevoped. I'm keeping an eye in this beauty. Keep it up just like this and you will have a huge future.

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Themodtester Oct 8 2010, 12:01pm says:

Seems.. Promising, tracked . For now.

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marnamai Oct 8 2010, 10:49am says:

Wow where has this beauty been hiding ;)

Tracking, mod looks promissing, keep it up!

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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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