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 If you want a slightly outdated summary of all of that juicy feedback, have a look at this post over at MapCore.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

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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!

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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)

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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!

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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

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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

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

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

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wits
wits

Awesome mod. Hope to see more.

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a-trane365
a-trane365

I only played it for about 5 seconds when i found a flaw. you need to say that it is for Episode 2, not just HL2. almost everything was purple walls and errors (the purple 'no texture' walls). I only have HL2, none of the episodes.

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saivert
saivert

many mods are for the new engine and based on Episode Two even though they are listed as a HL2 mod.

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puddpuddpudd Creator
puddpuddpudd

This page was created as a EP2 mod, but has somehow reverted back to HL2. I have reported this to admins, but nothing has been changed as of yet.

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Vladiman
Vladiman

Very good mod. The only thing bad is how short it was. :P

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

for any reasons my loding screen in tihs mod is extremely long (just in this mod)

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logzlo
logzlo

excellent mod. enjoyed the "prototype" segment, despite its difficulty. had to restart some chapters because of insufficient health and ammo. found myself wishing for heavier weapons, though it makes sense to only carry a few things, seeing as the guns you have must take up a lot of space.

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Nick-THE-CAJUN
Nick-THE-CAJUN

Pro's- Good Voice Acting
Great Level Design(Really smooth and flowing)
Organized and goes with he flow
Great sound design
Nice work with the hunter recharge stations
Nice work with the train parts.

Cons- Length was only an hour long
Low amount of weapons used, needs a little more diversity

Overall, a great mod, and this mod team has great potential, and the level designer is very accomplished with making maps, hopefully the next release has a longer playtime (5+ hours would be good)

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Shadowbyte
Shadowbyte

very good mod enjoyed every minute of it and i cant say that about most mods, if you can please make a sequel , maybe a bit longer like over a day of gameplay worth cause its not that long

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Alucid55
Alucid55

excellent hope there is another one,Hard to fault, i saw the G man.well done putting him in there, and it was pure luck, it was around the third chapter before the guys come down on the ropes and there is the APC in the yards.That is attention to detail when there is next to no chance you will see him.Great mod.Properly the best in terms of fitting into the world, next to Dangerous World.That mod lacks your sense of direction, but that one is artful in some of it's sets in a visual way.If you teamed up it would properly make the perfect mod.Hope there is a part 2.

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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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