AT 30,000 FEET... you are almost 6 miles (9.7 km's) above sea level. The human body is not made for these conditions. Temperatures can plummet to -60F (-51C), the brain is starved for oxygen and each step is a new experience in pure agony. It's difficult to breathe. It's difficult to think. It's difficult to move. And you still have to endure another 444 feet (0.14 km's) to get to the peak. So much for the good news. STORYLINE: SURVIVE the SUMMIT ...The rebels are losing the battle against the strider onslaught that keeps growing. To help turn the tide of war you need to destroy the source of the Striders. That source is at the summit of what the rebels call, StriderMountain. There is only one way to get into the mountain geography and it's extremely dangerous terrain. The danger proves to be too much and you are forced way off target. Now, you must fight your way through the Combine Mountain Base Camp because it's the only entry to the mountain...

Report article RSS Feed Strider Mountain ... Pre-Release ... 02.14.2009 ... 'Nuf Said!

The Strider Mountain team announces a Pre-Release on 02.14.2009: The first 5 of 15 total levels.

Posted by DennisG on Feb 12th, 2009

The Strider Mountain team announces a Pre-Release on 02.14.2009: The first 5 of 17 total levels.


The pre-release download will contain the first five (5) fully playable levels and will take the player through Gordon Freeman's journey as high winds take him OFF COURSE, and he makes his way to the OUTPOST that sits at the base of StriderMountain
The pre-release download will be available 02.14.2009

Thanks to David Mason at StainofMind for the original music.
Thanks to Phillip Marlowe at PlanetPhillip for the voice acting.

Why the decision to do a pre-release of the first 5 levels instead of waiting to release the entire 15 level mod?
The simple answer: We want to give you something to play NOW while we optimize the other 10 levels.
The technical answer: After much discussion, trial and error and beta testing results...We switched back to the original SDK base instead of the Orange Box Software Developer's Kit (OB SDK) base because there are a lot of bugs that appeared with the new code. We didn't want to spend the extra time fixing these bugs when we already built a working mod on the normal HL2 code. If we would have started the mod using the OB SDK base it would have been doable. Also with Spy (StriderMountain Level Designer) not being able to run and test the maps on the new OB SDK base while he is building created the extra challenge of upgrading to this new code.


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mjnowak
mjnowak Feb 13 2009, 1:27am says:

omg nice! Ill play right after traffic school :D

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Blood_Wraith
Blood_Wraith Feb 13 2009, 4:22am says:

Nice, very nice.

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R0b
R0b Feb 13 2009, 4:48am says:

Or you could just go to planetphillip.com and download it right away..

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DennisG
DennisG Feb 13 2009, 10:43am replied:

The Moddb release will be updated from the one on planetphillip.

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planetphillip
planetphillip Feb 14 2009, 4:48am replied:

But PlanetPhillip.com will also have the updated file!

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StalkDude
StalkDude Feb 16 2009, 2:56pm replied:

Haha, Phillip is like "No, no! I have it! Come download it! Tell your two friends :)" Hehehe.

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Da-Fort
Da-Fort May 23 2009, 3:35pm replied:

lol

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freredarme
freredarme Feb 13 2009, 6:30am says:

Oh nice !

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Feb 13 2009, 7:43am buried:

(buried)

Looks ok i guess kinda bored of sp games. May download it later.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Feb 13 2009, 7:56am says:

Always good to see new SP mods!

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donpedro
donpedro Feb 13 2009, 10:52am says:

hmmmm.....hard to move...hard to breath...hard to fart ;P

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX Feb 13 2009, 12:46pm says:

Nice, no need of OB, or the "L4D-update" to make a excellent mod!

Keep up the good work

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Feb 13 2009, 1:35pm says:

Very nice. I've been waiting for this for too long.

Now, why is the video so low quality! What the ****? HD this.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Feb 13 2009, 2:56pm says:

WUH-OOOOOT!

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explorer7
explorer7 Feb 13 2009, 3:21pm says:

Great mod! Cool trailer. The guy's voice reminds me of Bear Grylls. LOL.

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TBBiggs
TBBiggs Feb 14 2009, 8:39am replied:

Bear Grylls was unfortunately unavailable. He was climbing another mountain at the time ;)

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burninwater
burninwater Feb 13 2009, 3:22pm says:

definatly looks nice :)

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m82sniper
m82sniper Feb 13 2009, 4:24pm says:

Philip is a good voice actor :)

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Feb 13 2009, 10:26pm says:

Nice! I'll d/l it as soon as may be (provided I still have power :S)

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Bigglesworth
Bigglesworth Feb 16 2009, 6:47am says:

Great Mod, just downloaded and played it. Very nice job so far.

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller Feb 16 2009, 11:49am says:

yup, same here, thought it was beyond cool. incredable

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greasemunky
greasemunky Feb 16 2009, 12:03pm says:

Looks pretty rad, Someone should make a song called Strider Mountain Squish.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Feb 16 2009, 12:14pm says:

Played a little so far and am rather impressed! Good job!

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StalkDude
StalkDude Feb 16 2009, 3:00pm says:

Glad to see it on Moddb's... um... watcha call it? Flash screen? You know, the flash slide with all the major news? Anyway, it was there, first to appear! Good job TBBiggs, SPY, and Cube (Who's job is done :P) I was thinking of posting it on HL2Life, but I decided to wait for the full because it will run on Episode 2 and I will have a better computer during that time. What else can I do but promote myself? ;P

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RunningJack
RunningJack Feb 17 2009, 9:48am says:

Just played it.
Nice mod, but there are way too many enemies in some places.
The leveldesign is also strange in some places, too.

But all things considered this is a good mod very varying ;D

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freedomfry
freedomfry Feb 17 2009, 2:28pm says:

This made my head hurt, I dont know if its me...but the level flow gave me a headache ugh. Also whats with having to empty a clip of SMG ammo into someones head to kill them it felt like a was hitting them with a pee shooter...

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Vegetable
Vegetable Feb 18 2009, 3:34pm replied:

Hahaha, pee shooter. Dude, it's 'pea shooter'.

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freedomfry
freedomfry Feb 19 2009, 10:41pm replied:

WOW, :P I told you I had a headache...but seriously. It didnt feel like anything was coming out of the gun. Airsoft gun maybe?

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Robots!
Robots! Feb 18 2009, 11:05pm says:

wow. what a video!

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Parapraxis
Parapraxis Feb 20 2009, 3:57pm says:

I would have to say I did enjoy the first 5 levels of this mod and would have to agree with a lot of which people are saying.. although I did enjoy it I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped.. but its also a pre-release so.. hopefully some of the things people didnt like will be changed before the final release.. or that the rest of the levels are better than the first five. my main issues with the mod were that even though a linear game can be boring because of it being too linear i didnt have a problem with the mod being linear however a linear mapping style where the flow of certain parts of maps is confusing can be annoying and takes away from the over all game play which happened too many times to tell you where exactly i ran into problems. I would have to also agree that the SMG's damage needs to be increased and maybe find better sfx for it. Other than that I enjoyed the mod and look forward to the next release! It seems like it picks up after those first 5 levels.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Feb 20 2009, 4:54pm says:

I hate FPSBanana crap, you need more time...

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9 Feb 22 2009, 10:59am says:

I found this frustrating as you went from over the top hard to over the top easy, the level design needed more routes, but i felt it was amazingly built with some great set peices.

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TheRabbitt
TheRabbitt Mar 9 2009, 5:59pm says:

Excellent mod guys, it lives up to the expectations. I agree with the comments that it took an ungodly amount of ammo to kill anything, but on the other hand I kind of liked the challenge. Can't wait for the finished product. :D

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