After the update in May for HL2, Most mods stopped working Smod Tactical is one of them. At first we couldn't get Smod to even start. When we could get it running it had broken AI and no correct lighting with no HDR lighting. We know that it can be fixed, we know that it can be done. Again we take no credit for the making of this mod, only the fix. Please keep this Mod up and running. It will be done As soon as possible, we are hoping to be able to have it in working order by the start of 2011, if not sooner.

I Do not take full credit for the creation of this Mod. Most of the credit goes to the old version of this Mod.


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Yes, that is how you get across. Yes, that is how you get across. Can this day get any more F***ed up?
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7 comments by xXBornToGameXx on Jul 15th, 2013

It’s been a long time. In fact I would say that it’s been a
very long time, more time than I would like to admit. So long in fact that it
feels like I owe you all an explanation for the long period of time that I have
been gone as well as the truth. I’ve been gone for a long time for a variety of
reasons but mostly a stupid one; I lost the account in which SMOD:T is linked
to. Stupid as it seems that is the main why I haven’t (or been able) to post
any new, updates, or been able to answer any of one’s questions. I’m truly sorry
about that but it is not the only reason why I haven’t been able to be active.
During the time after the release of SMOD: I’ve Graduated High school in 2012,
started in Culinary art the Art institute, subsequently Dropped out of Art
institute (I rather like keeping my fingers and thumbs in the places that they
currently are), and started working to my Accounting degree. In other words I’ve
been rather busy.

So far I’ve done nothing but make excuses on to why I haven’t been able to do anything
and at the same time avoiding something, the truth. I hate to admit it but
there is no update for SMOD:Tactical (Project Life), but is only half the
truth. What I should be saying is that there never was meant to an update or
expansion for it. What I wrote 3 years ago about “new weapons” and “double map
sizes” was nothing more than stupidity at the most basic of levels. I posted
those “updates” (if I dare call them that) while I was hanging out with my
friends and talking about things we wanted to do. My work on a SMOD fix came up
and stupidity spewed from my mouth faster than I could realize, and in a fit of
preadolescent smugness I posted those updates without a care in the world about
what I was saying. In short I AM AN UDDER IDIOT!!!!!!! I was an idiot then and I’m an idiot now.

Why am I an idiot even now? Simple because this is the third time I’ve tried writing
the article. Both times I’ve tried to pin it on one of my friends that stole my
account and posted fake updates or some other stupid idea of mine. However I find
that now is the time to stop hiding behind lies and vales of shadows. No, I’m placing
all of my card on the table to say I’m sorry for my stupidity. This might be
heartless of me but I really do not care if you hate me or not. In all reality
you SHOULD hate me; you have every right to hate me. I will stand by that right
and defended that right of yours until then end of time. This is most likely
the last time that I an update of any kind and I consider that I have nothing
to offer to SMOD:Tactical in anyway. If anyone has anything to offer to
SMOD:Tactical they have my full permission to do so. So long as they use the
Project life version of SMOD:Tactical.

I sincerely regret everything that I promised out of lies and if I have crushed anyone’s hopes.
I just find that it is time for everyone know what they have the right to know.
Still it is with a heavy heart and my most sincere apologies that I write this
for what is most likely the final time.

Happy Hunting, with the most sincere of apologies


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ReMOD for Half-Life 2 - Tactical (Project Life)

ReMOD for Half-Life 2 - Tactical (Project Life)

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Enhanced gameplay of HL2: Tactical - Project Life! So whats in: >>> More powerful weapons, almost all with penetrating-wall-bullets!____ >>> 75% of weapon...

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My 2nd weapon for smod, i added new shooting sounds, shortez gave me the permission to release this.

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The original UZI had an unrealistic shooting animation so I uploaded this skin Credits: haggard : COMPILE vunsunta : SOUNDS jennifer! : ANIMATIONS snake...

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.eXe gave me full permission to release this. It's pretty much just the VLTOR I started long ago and forgot to finish. For everyone waiting for a proper...

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hel1raiser Jan 16 2015 says:

Does anyone else have an issue with their grenades being giant errors?

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hel1raiser Jan 16 2015 replied:

Actually, it's not just my's a few weapons. Namely the frag grenade, glock, and this other number 6 weapon that are just giant ERROR signs and the P-90 has all missing textures when it's on the ground. The glock is also only a big error when it'son the ground, but when held by me it is perfectly fine.

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danielapaulinafiguer Oct 10 2014 says:

I've tried these temporary fixes but i don't think i can follow you on all this technical journey :( don't let the mod die, please upload a new fix so that the mod will recognize the vpk archives!! don't let my favorite mod die please!! :'(

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hel1raiser Jan 16 2015 replied:

You know...this is a place you probably never thought you were going to here from again. You don't know me, but I do am an extreme fan of smod tactical and it's one of my most favorite mods of all time. As much asit fills me with a void to say, I think we're just gonna have to let it go...we're trying to constantly defib a dead horse hoping it'll bring it back and constantly telling ourselves it's gonna work soon enough, even though we know all too well it never will.

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Crashday Dec 15 2014 replied:

Yeah I agree. The "Project Life" need's to, at the very least, continue on to keep this mod alive when updates to HL2 and the engine are made... maybe I am asking a bit too much... But I do think this was the point of it all and thus an update to this is necessary... Lets not make this die people! It's too ******* good to deserve that fate!!

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danielapaulinafiguer Oct 11 2014 replied:

I found this project wich is helping all Smod variants survive the update.

Devs take a look, please save Smod: Tactical!

Here too:

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CAPTAINJAPAN Sep 18 2014 says:

I've managed to get everything working, except all the hostage missions are broken. I die as soon as the map starts, with a message saying the hostages are dead.

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luishi50001399081409 May 2 2014 says:

Thanks Crashday, your methods and tips allowed this to work in full functionality just as I remember it back in the day. I have only played for abit but it all seems to work.

NOTE: One thing that didn't work was the grenade, even after the fixes. I got around the problem by downloading a grenade for CSS on GameBanana and then extracted it into the SMOD directory. Now it seems to work just fine.

Another thing! For SSD users like myself who are lacking in space, I installed SMOD into my Steam directory on my other drive which has most of my Steam games, but with source mods I had to make a directory junction (look it up) from my steam sourcemods folder into my other drive, now it works just fine. BUT, I had to signal the paths in gameinfo.txt so the paths would line up to where I had them installed, mine looks like this:

game "SMOD: Tactical-Project life"
title "SMOD: Tactical-Project life"
type "singleplayer_only"
"icon" "smodicon"

SteamAppId 215 // This will mount all the GCFs we need (240=CS:S, 220=HL2).
ToolsAppId 211 // Tools will load this (ie: source SDK caches) to get things like materials\debug, materials\editor, etc.

Game |gameinfo_path|.
Game hl2
Game "E:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2"
Game "E:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\"
Game "E:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Source\cstrike\"

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Crashday Apr 30 2014 says:

THIRD AND FINAL PASSAGE: To fix the npc's not doing any scripted action and remaining still and silent like statues I took the info's and solution from here:
(Search down the page untill you find: "If NPCs do not interact (Combine or Rebel), or you don’t hear a Breencast:")

That should be all for now! Im hoping to god that the entirety of the thing now works without an itch, Because I couldnt quite test everything out. As far as the HL2 campaign and all the CSS assets should go, all should be working correctly after you have done this.
- IF YOU STILL ENCOUNTER ISSUES AND SUCH DO POST THEM HERE! Ill see if I am getting them myself -

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Rigory May 13 2014 replied:

When I go in to replace the "Scenes" folder in the mod's directory, there is no scenes folder in the mod's files itself, So where do I need to put the Half-Life 2 content.gcf scenes folder?

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This mod will turn Half-Life² into a realistic game with soft aiming that plausibly reminds you that you need to use Ironsights for precise aiming, and added screen effects like water and blood and a motion blur that some call terrible looking but others call awesome, but either way it masks a bad frame rate and you only see it if you are getting FPS under 40. This game is really fun and addicting. There is a in-gameplay setup map that lets you adjust enemy skill very precisely, as well as how…

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