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:

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5 comments by peegee1 on Dec 6th, 2014

About two and a half months went by since the release of Chapter One.
But after the release is like before the next release: which means that this story is definitely not over. We are working on an update of Chapter One containing a long list of improvements, based on all the helpful comments and support here on, and elsewhere. We read all comments and they are very apprechiated. They represent a valuable input for our work and the ongoing project. So do not hesitate.

For me, peegee, just placing another mod or releasing stuff is the not the only goal. What counts for me is learning, having an experimental approach and leading this project into something new, weird, funny, the train simulator with that robot in 2525, a dystopic-fictional-history adventure and something i even do not know until this project has been finished. :-)

There will be a new Chapter One V2 (which is NOT Chapter Two).
It will come with a better behavior of the handcar, another interaction with that crane at the beginning, some more feedback in the pipe and valve riddle (a lot of players have solved it without knowing why) and a lot of other tweaks and bug fixes. One more puzzle will be implemented in Easy Rider's Model Railroad, involing a new shunter locomotive model shown here and in the images section.

This shunter is based on a real, small and rare locomotive called KA 4013 and served from the thirties to the sixties in Germany.

Have a big thank you for your patience and the playing, commenting, reviewing and leading us a good way to a better Steam,Tracks,Trouble & Riddles. Not to forget: Thank you for voting!


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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...

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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?

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jedron215 Sep 28 2014, 3:52pm replied:

Never mind, another steam restart fixed it

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Guest Sep 28 2014, 5:24am says:

nice robot :D

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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.

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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.

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InFiNiGhTe Sep 23 2014, 9:59pm says:

From start to finish: Weird mod, but understandable.

For 4 years i kinda expected more details done. Not gonna haul you down for that since i can imagine that you've put alot of effort into it.

The character "Easy Rider" is a fun one, i like his little pal living under his metal hat too, the voice over is entertaining but could need the final processing state in the audio. Equalized and compressed and modified to feel more robotic, yet still have an amusing feeling to it.

Also, sounds for animations that "Easy Rider" emits, like when he moves you could hear his wheel turning, like a bicycle or something, or if his metal hat opened and his little buddy appeared. Basicly every animation made that needs audio to be honest.

Well, all in all, i still had a laugh because of "Easy Rider".


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xtmgmr Jul 29 2014, 10:45pm says:

So any updates?

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peegee1 Creator
peegee1 Aug 26 2014, 5:03pm replied:

This mod is not dead, that is all i can say now.

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totlmstr Jan 3 2014, 4:26am says:

So this has been going for a while, huh? Can't wait to see it finished.

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GamerDude27 Dec 3 2013, 4:32pm says:

WOW! how the fudge did you guys get Ross Scott himself to voice act for this mod?

You guys are freaking heroes! Ask him when the next Freemans Mind episode is up for me, would ya?

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Shadowbyte Jan 4 2014, 8:13pm replied:

Lol you can hire him...

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GamerDude27 Jan 4 2014, 8:22pm replied:

Well, woop dee doo what if I didn't know that? It's like guessing someones age, You don't always know things like that by yourself. So instead of saying "LOL everyone knows that hurr durr" like if it was something I should know from before You could of said what peegee1 under me said.

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peegee1 Creator
peegee1 Dec 4 2013, 12:47pm replied:

You do not have to be a heroe if you need Ross' voice in your project. You only have to hire him. Look at his site under "Extra-> Ross for hire".
Write a decent and friendly e-mail and prepare a script with the lines for him. I am sure he will contact you after a while.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 8/10

Good idea, but not really good realisation, good face animations of robot, ordinary level design, unobviously puzzles and broken scripts in couple of moments.

Sep 20 2014, 5:16pm by ildarion

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