Station 51 is a single player mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. You are on the run from the Combine closing in on your outpost. Can you escape?

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A video playthrough and review by Medve:

No, Station 51 is not Area 51, and has no aliens, what a bummer. BUT, there are Combine soldiers...and a lot of 'em. Yes, mostly you are going to shoot innocent soldiers, who are just doing their job (spoiler alert: trying to kill you), but you will also encounter some zombies and Xen creatures.

The strongest part of the map is probably the layout. It's not too linear, and keeps it interesting with secrets. It keeps your attention, and of course you don't have to find small objects in big warehouses (which is kind of a fashion nowadays). It's one bigger map, not even sure how did he manage to create such a big map in this engine, but in the end it takes about an hour to finish. Short, logical, has secrets, has plenty Combine to kill. If you haven't played it yet, go ahead.


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Station 51 now updated to work with SteamPipe!

Station 51 now updated to work with SteamPipe!

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Station 51 is now updated to work with SteamPipe! If you've been having trouble getting the mod to run, this should fix it.

Station 51 Released!

Station 51 Released!

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Station 51 is released and ready to download! After three whole days of nervous waiting and anticipation.

Station 51 up on ModDB!

Station 51 up on ModDB!

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Intro to Station 51, a single player mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Release is close at hand!

Station 51 Postmortem and Walkthrough

Station 51 Postmortem and Walkthrough

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A detailed behind the scenes look at Station 51, and the lessons learned developing it.

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Station 51 Release v1.0 (zip)

Station 51 Release v1.0 (zip)

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Now updated to work with SteamPipe! The full version of Station 51. Two expansive levels packaged as a mod. To install the zipped version: 1. Unzip the...

Station 51 Release v1.0 (Installer)

Station 51 Release v1.0 (Installer)

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Now updated to work with SteamPipe. The full version of Station 51. Two expansive levels packaged as a mod. Just run the .exe and restart Steam to install...

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Slaya091
Slaya091

I get an error saying it can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf

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cannonballsimp
cannonballsimp

Same here :(

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Snake1945
Snake1945

I get same error.. help!

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SamCom Creator
SamCom

Do you have Episode 2 installed?

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Slaya091
Slaya091

Yes, I even beat the campaign before installing this mod.

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SamCom Creator
SamCom

Hmm, this is an odd bug. Maybe try and verify your HL2:EP2 cache? Right click on HL2:EP2 in your Library, then go to Properties>Local Files and click "Verify Integrity of Game Cache".

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Slaya091
Slaya091

(Originally posted this as a guest by accident)

Did that, it said "All files successfully validated", ran the mod, and, what do you know? Didn't work. Welp, I'm stumped. I can run normal HL2 mods like a breeze, but EP2 isn't going to let me have fun.

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SamCom Creator
SamCom

Hmm, I can't seem to find a solution. But you can still play the maps by copying them to Episode 2 and manually starting them.

Copy the "station51_1.bsp" and "station51_2.bsp" files from the "\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\station51\maps" folder into your Episode 2 map folder, located at "Program Files\Steam\steamapps\*YOUR STEAM ID HERE*\half-life 2 episode two\ep2\maps".

After copying the map files over, start Episode 2, open the console with the tilde (~) key, and type "map station51_1" without the quotes. This should bring up the map.

If tilde doesn't bring up the console, go to: Options > Keyboard > Advanced > Enable Developer Console (~), and check this box to enable the console.

This should let you run the maps. The only difference is it will run the Episode 2 credits at the end instead of mine, but you're not missing much.

Sorry for the trouble, hopefully this at least lets you play the maps.

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Slaya091
Slaya091

But there's a problem..I cant find my EP2 folder. I can run it and play it fine, but there isn't any files. I've tried clicking "Browse local files" but nothing happened. What the heck is going on ._.

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snake959
snake959

he told you in his reply...
Program Files\Steam\steamapps\*YOUR STEAM ID HERE*\half-life 2 episode two\ep2\maps".

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Slaya091
Slaya091

I know but there wasn't a damn Episode 2 folder. There was no folder leading to any files. There is one now, but wasn't one before.

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I was pretty impressed at the start. The mod jumps right into the action with snipers, combine, dropships, etc. No tedious learning curve, since MOD-players are experienced players. The good design puts monsters below you, under you and make them flank left and right. After that the MOD sadly starts to decline. Before the zombie part you have to shoot the energy ball to unlock the door. There is no reason for that advanced security to be there and what makes it even more strange is that the gravity…

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