Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles (S.T.T.&R.) is a single player adventure mod, based on source engine (Orange Box) by Valve. It combines two types of game play: an adventure game with complex, 3D-interactive riddles in a fantastic environment and a simulator for track based vehicles.

Some kind of steam-locomotive like vehicles you will drive through an post-war environment. The final goal is finding a “secret wagon” and destroying a hidden nuclear-bomb. After a long journey through the guts of a huge Megalopolis you will end up ... ok, prepare for unforseen consequences ;-)

Human life was wiped out in 1962/63 after the (fictional) failure of the cuba crisis. Machines developed their own “architecture” adding weird stuff to the existing world of the 1960ties.
It is a fictional world which might have happened, if men has gone and only robots still existing in 2525.

Have a look on the website .
For more information download and read the detailed concept.

Vehicles like “The Handcar”, “The E-Tram” and the “SteamerTram” are actually compiled and presented in a demo video:

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
EasyRider's Model Railroad EasyRider's Model Railroad EasyRider's Model Railroad
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Release

14 comments by peegee1 on Sep 20th, 2014

Hi everybody!

The time has come for the first release of Chapter One of Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles.
More than four years passed by until this moment. In the past months we had a beta test. The result was promising, but some glitches and oddities especially in the first riddle (the crane) causes some headache.
When all this was fixed I presented it proudly to a good friend:
an even a bigger bug while a map transfer came up. Bad thing: it wasn't reproducebable which is a nightmare for development. But some guessing, analysing and some more testing fixed it.

The mod will be placed in the download section after authorisation:

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One
Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One

S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide
S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide

There is no self installation yet. But a a release guide waits for you there as well. Just read it if you like to know more about installation. It contains some general information as well. Later on there will be a resolution guide for people, who do not
like to solve the riddles and just want to step through the scenery.
Be aware that reading this will spoil the fun of solving the riddles.
But sticking in the middle of the mod isn't fun as well, so I decided to make this.
Will be posted soon.

EasyRider's Model Railroad EasyRider Talking

If you like to comment this mod you can do it here or in the forum

Thank you so much for your patience, your nice comments and your contribution
to this project. The next step in the development will be the VR-Version for Oculus Rift.
So for what do you wait? Download! Play! Solve riddles! Have fun!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
Riddle Resolutions Guide

Riddle Resolutions Guide

Sep 21, 2014 Guides 1 comment

Spoiler Alert! Be aware that this can spoil your game experience! Guide to all resolutions of the riddles. Just in case you stick in the middle of the...

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One

Sep 20, 2014 Full Version 25 comments

This contains file contains the data of the mod. Extract it and place it in your sourcemod folder under your Steam installation. Then restart Steam. You...

S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide

S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide

Sep 20, 2014 Guides 6 comments

This guide contains • installation instructions • control hints • a brief description of the background • Youtube links of all clips • the complete credits...

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 54)
medve Oct 25 2014, 9:16am says: heres a bit long gameplay of the mod. not bad. bit unpolished, ugly, wierd...but still fun.

+1 vote     reply to comment
cwook Oct 8 2014, 1:09am says:

I found a bug. I did this by pushing the handcar back along the track. I didn't try to push it that far, but sometimes the handcar seems to propel itself.

+1 vote     reply to comment
gta3hackman Oct 7 2014, 9:33am says:

failed to load launcher DLL? HELP!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Qman1991 Oct 7 2014, 10:23pm replied:

Hl 2: EP2 Propieties / local Files 3rd Option

+3 votes     reply to comment
NahrAlma Sep 28 2014, 12:50pm says:

"Rebuilded" is one of the mistakes in the instruction manual.
Someone clearly didn't learn all of those irregular verbs in school, isn't that right? ;)

But I can forgive and forget, especially since Ross Scott was or rather is doing the voice over. I'm a massive fan of Freeman's Mind :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
jedron215 Sep 28 2014, 12:49pm says:

Hi! I downloaded this mod today, after installing ep. 2 and sdk sp 2013 and the mod wont start. HL2.exe starts in the task manager, but not the mod. Did i do something wrong?

+1 vote     reply to comment
jedron215 Sep 28 2014, 3:52pm replied:

Never mind, another steam restart fixed it

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Sep 28 2014, 5:24am says:

nice robot :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
peegee1 Creator
peegee1 Sep 28 2014, 4:57am says:

Now about one week after this first release I ever made
I like to say thank you very much for downloading and playing this mod.

So far it shows that the result is a kind of controversal.
And I am very sorry for the people who had not that fun with it like expected. But keep in mind that your comments won't be forgotten.
I am very thankful for everyone of your comments and it will help
me to make this project better. I read them all. That's why the first chapter of this mod will be reworked and the VR-version has to be postponed like Chapter Two.

This project is not an AAA-title but some kind of an experimental one.
Again my fault. I should have communicate this better.
Riddles are a hard thing to develop for me: if they are well known and easy, like let's say klicking a button or stacking crates, they are booring. If they are kind of new and somehow more complicated and unkown, the player can turn into frustration. Hard to keep the balance between giving less hints and giving too much hints. What is already learned (from other mods and Hl2 Series) and what is so unusual in interaction (like the crane) that it seems needlessly complicated?
Sometime it feels like a bug, but it was a part of the riddle. Bad thing anyway. Beta tests of this projects didn't shown that so far.

As I told above, there is a long list for improvements now,
so hopefully the source engine let me fix all this.

+3 votes   reply to comment
Guest Sep 26 2014, 11:29pm says:

During the part when you have to get the three batteries, when you jump on the carts sometimes when you get off (jump to the other side) it'll keep pulling you in that direction and you will fall out of the map. All in all a very interesting mod, the only real challenge for me was the pipes one, the rest were pretty easy and did not require more than 10 minutes, but i enjoyed it, as InFiNiGhTe says, the audio is lacking but the characters are nice, also some more background music would be nice.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Icon
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Sep 19, 2014
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



15 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles
Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles
799 of 22,630
Last Update
1 month ago
379 members