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Half-Life 2 Substance is back!

The 2005 original is available once again, rebuilt and expanded in an all-new 10th Anniversary Edition, thanks to the support of our community and the crews of System Shock Infinite and SMOD Standalone.

Half-Life 2 Substance installer v2.1
Half-Life 2 Substance full version




This mod harks back to a bygone age, when innovation with first person shooters was king.
Games like Thief, Requiem or Shogo would explore new approaches to the shooter genre.
Substance sought to merge the different playstyles into a precursor to the Crysis suit.

Each of the HEV Suit Modes comes with its own weapons and abilities, like energy shields or cloaking.
Just like multiplayer classes, which can be switched on the fly and share one gigantic inventory.

Newly available in this version, is the VR Missions map pack: as Substance used to be limited to the
vanilla and remastered campaigns, it can now be played in over a hundred Half-Life 2 classic maps
such as Strider Mountain, The Citizen, Rock 24, Riot Act and Mistake of Pythagoras!

VR Missions Final


To install the mod, place the Half-Life 2 Substance installer in Sourcemods and run it with admin rights.
Note: Half-Life 2 and Source SDK 2006 must be installed, and run at least once before installing.

Half-Life 2 Substance Readme

Half-Life 2 Substance Readme

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Half-Life 2 Substance v2.0 Information, Troubleshooting & Credits.

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Half-Life 2 Substance installer v2.1

Half-Life 2 Substance installer v2.1

Full Version 22 comments

The full version of Half-Life 2 Substance. Extract it in Sourcemods and run the installer with admin rights. Requires HL2 and Source SDK 2006.

Half-Life 2 Substance archive v2.1

Half-Life 2 Substance archive v2.1

Patch 9 comments

A version of Half-Life 2 Substance with no installer. Extract it in Sourcemods and move the "hl2.exe" file to SteamApps\Common\SourceSDKBase.

Half-Life 2 Substance addons and fixes

Half-Life 2 Substance addons and fixes

Patch 3 comments

A collection of mutators for Half-Life 2 Substance. Includes fixes for common issues with the SDK and missing DLL files.

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Toybasher
Toybasher

Few issues I noticed compared to Old Substance (I understand some of these might not be fixable)

HEV modes might not have different armor protection values anymore. Can't tell. I know the super throw when in assault mode is still there though.

Stealth mode lacks the agility it once had. You used to have a double jump, a glide, etc.

HEV mode lacks the infrared flashlight to set people on fire, and I THINK his shotgun used to set enemies on fire, but I think that function was moved to Raiden or Liquid? Can't remember.

Liquid/Assault's beserker move (switch to super strong punches) doesn't seem to drain energy. I don't remember if it did in old substance though.

Raiden's XM8 has a ridiculously large magazine, several hundred, no idea if it's intentional but it ends up sapping minigun ammo I think.

Still a very fun mod, just as fun as I remember, and I'm glad it's working again. Just curious if those things can be fixed.

Also, I'd like to see if some of the weapons can be changed around a little. Maybe move the crossbow to HEV and replace Snakes Xbow with a PSG-1? Or have it replace the I-rifle? It's weird because both Gorden/HEV and Raiden/Ripper share the I-rifle, so by removing the I-rifle from Gordon, replacing it with Snake's Xbow, and giving Snake the PSG-1 makes the I-rifle unique to Raiden/Ripper, HEV mode get's a weapon that feels like it belongs more to it, and Snake gets a proper sniping weapon that was used in MGS1/2.

Likewise, maybe something to make the RPG's feel more unique? I dunno how hard this would be to code, especially on SDK 2006, but a remote control missile (camera guided) for Snake would fit better.

Maybe replace Big Boss's AWP with Smod's SVD? Was a weapon he actually used in MGS3.

Overall though I'm very happy this mod is back. IMHO this mod was the biggest loss when all the mods broke with steampipe.

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Hey-Pi-Ron
Hey-Pi-Ron

I have an issue with installer version. All version of mod and Smod too have pink menus and some pink textures with transparency.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Try the archive version, and make sure you have already installed and run Source SDK 2006.

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Guest
Guest

Awesome! Thanks for the update! I played the training level hundreds of times in the first version. Can't wait to play a new version with lots of locations to go to!!

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xraymanslay
xraymanslay

Is there any way to disable gray fox taking damage when uncloaked

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Yes, crouching: it counts as being hidden, both visible and invisible. Making a mutator to disable the effect completely is impossible at the moment.

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xraymanslay
xraymanslay

Would there be any way to modify the files to turn it off, or is it hardcoded?

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Hardcoded, but f you'd like, I could give Snake's the katana and unlimited aux power.

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Turbo.Diesel.Guy
Turbo.Diesel.Guy

Turbo Diesel Engines

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xraymanslay
xraymanslay

Is this mod still being worked on?

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

It was updated and re-released last year, after a long hiatus. Feel free to post any request for mutators, i.e. different damage types!

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Back in the golden days of hl2 modding, this was something I played multiple times, and looking back at it, I sincerely wish I could go back for more :( The new additions to the hl2 campaign struck me with surprise and awe and the dozens of new weapons made the action tight and refreshing, with new additional monsters and player abilities to decimate them with. It's a shame this only partially works with mod fixes following the may 2010 update. Perhaps someone with some free time on their hands…

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