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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 If you want a slightly outdated summary of all of that juicy feedback, have a look at this post over at MapCore.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.

Precursor 1.1 Released!

Precursor 1.1 Released!

4 years ago News 5 comments

Precursor has been updated to improve the game, as requested by the players. If you haven't played Precursor yet, this is a good time!

The future of Precursor and an interview!

The future of Precursor and an interview!

4 years ago News 5 comments

Read about the future of Precursor and listen in to an interview with the team lead and level designer of Precursor.

Precursor Sequel Announced (april fools)

Precursor Sequel Announced (april fools)

4 years ago News 10 comments

We are proud to announce that you will again resume the role of Romanov in part 2 of the Precursor series.

Precursor is released!

Precursor is released!

4 years ago News 48 comments

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

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Precursor Mod 1.1C Full Install

Precursor Mod 1.1C Full Install

4 years ago 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

4 years ago 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

4 years ago Music 4 comments

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

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kaicooper Jan 22 2013 says:

the best mod

but why i have many RED ERRORS in everywhere?
whats wrong

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ghostings Feb 9 2013 replied:

Make sure you have half life 2 episode 2 and half life 2 uploaded to your computer before you play. Double check to make sure you have all of the mod documents as well.

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puddpuddpudd Dec 14 2012 says:

Hi all!

We've updated the mod to fix the issues that have been reported. The download should appear in our downloads section shortly!

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whatthefuck123 Nov 26 2012 says:

one of the best mod i have ever played! good job and please make a part 2 or somthing!

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maadmn Nov 8 2012 says:

hello evryone, first off wanna say the mod looks great. some real thought went into it. now about by issue

i played the mod the first time fine, ran awesome, but today on my second time i started im getting all this missing textures like walls and getting 'error' signs. I HAVE EP 2 and HL2 and PORtal. all run fine. my sourse sdk 2007 is upto date. any ideas ????

one final comment... the mod does not appear in my games list... it use to before but not anymore ???

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kaicooper Jan 22 2013 replied:

same problem man

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nugjug Dec 11 2012 replied:

I am having the same problem. Is there anyway to launch it form the console or something?

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Skizzo Nov 2 2012 says:

Very good mod, way above average.
Awesome map design (as good as Valve's), fun gameplay. Brilliant soundtrack.

I have only one complaint: I missed some weapons.
No Magnum? No crossbow? And, above all, no Gravity gun? The GG would have made this mod twice the fun.
I'd give this mod 9 if I had more weapons available.

Still, one of the best HL2 mod I ever played.

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Guest Feb 23 2013 replied:

The thing about the gravity gun is that it's not exactly that common in the series. I'm sure they could've thrown it in there, but whether it'd make sense or not is another matter.

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ildarion Jul 24 2012 says:

Are you planning to make a sequel?

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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10

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.

Mar 29 2011 by MCGONN

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