Space Shuttle Tribute is a mod for Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

(The information below is in concept stage and may not make it into the final product depending on my skills as well as Source's capabilities and engine limitations)

The mod will show the entire preperation process when a Shuttle launches. These processes are devided into four chapters which are:

- Assembly. See how the External Tank, Solid Rocket Boosters and the Orbiter are being stacked on the Mobile Launcher Platform in the Vehicle Assembly Building and made ready for...
- Rollout. See how the Crawler-Transporter transports the entire Shuttle stack along the Crawlerway to the Launch Pad.
- SSME Test Fire. Test firing of the Space Shuttle Main Engines.
- Launch. The Launch. From T-Minus 5 minutes and counting to SRB seperation.

Of course, some events, like the Rollout, will have a timelapse. The average trip time from the VAB along the Crawlerway to the launchpad is about five hours, now, thats too long, so that is why im relying on a timelapse.

The mod will be cinematic only, so there's no combat and the player won't be able to control the main character of Half-Life 2 (Gordon Freeman). Instead, the entire mod will shown through point_camera's and monitor_screens.

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Shuttle test stand Shuttle test stand Old and new Orbiter

I've added a demonstration video of Discovery's rollout sequence. You will hear the engines of the Crawler Transporter starting up, and then the entire shuttle stack slowly rolls out of the VAB.

Click the Video link above to watch it or just watch it bellow this news post.

Keep in mind that i had to scale everything down, so things may look a bit small or big compared to the player.

This is my tribute to NASA's Space Shuttle program.
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ZackZeed Jan 1 2014 says:

sucks -.-

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damianxo Jul 22 2011 says:


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stevenvinci May 17 2011 says:

I don;t care what I have to do to convince you but please make this interactive mod what i would do just to play a mod based on going to space like u shud have ppl do all stuff needed to launch the shuttle and more ppl in the shuttle to run it like make multiplayer mod where player's are in control center controling little aspects and then have a crew in shuttle that would haveto fly the shuttle and have allplayer use team work in order to get into space

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The_Mighty_Atom Creator
The_Mighty_Atom May 20 2011 replied:

You know, if i had the skills and resources to do just that, i'd totally go for it, but i don't.

Making this mod is already proving to be a huge effort and i just want to express my love for the space shuttle programm by making some sort of cinematic mod.

You must believe that what you're suggesting is really awesome but impossble to pull off by myself. I don't have modelers, coders, texture artists and i barely have any skills to do those myself, except mapping.

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L34D May 17 2011 says:

Nice idea for a mod. Looking forward to it. :)

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Mr.Walrus May 17 2011 says:

Glad to see you're back! ;P

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timstro59 Oct 19 2010 says:

Space Shuttle Launch mod

? - October 19, 2010

a good effort but it didn't work out.

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lildeath Jul 12 2008 says:

dead or alive tell us

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The_Mighty_Atom Creator
The_Mighty_Atom Aug 9 2008 replied:

Definitely not dead. There will be an update soon.

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The_Mighty_Atom Creator
The_Mighty_Atom May 17 2011 replied:

Sorry, but this is a huuuuuuuge effort.
I also have a bunch of other projects im working on.
I don't want to call this mod dead just yet.

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timstro59 Aug 27 2009 replied:

a full year later and still no update.

defiantly dead.

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