Half-Life²:SUBSTANCE GOLD gives your single player games harder challenges and hectic action: 4 gamemodes to test your skills with, a wide array of weapons and 5 different player classes to best suit your gaming style. Welcome to the real Substance, what action is made of!


- New single player campaign modes: European Extreme,Gordon Tales and Survivor. Aka legendary difficult,more battles and health management: Survivor gives you shields like in Halo and takes away most of the health packs making life leeching necessary - an error too many done in the canals could prove fatal only in the citadel;

- Gameplay additions: bullet time + fast reload as in Max Payne 2, gruesome new gibbing system,friendly fire,open wounds, Critical Hit System as in Shogo (score headshots,win health!), the weapons' weight affect your walk speed, fast Punch button, crosshair disappears if you don't slow down, alternate firemodes, allies spawning, enemy conversions, incendiary/dark energy shells, kill striders with normal guns and meet bullsquids, houndeyes, assassins and stalkers;

- The lost Raising the Bar HL2 intro recreated by MedicDance and Smanu85;

- Get acquainted with the new game features in the revised VR Training map or enjoy the Substance comics by artist LKL;

- The HEV FORMS class system,press tab and select your personality among the following:

[GORDON FREEMAN] is a scientist and knows how to play defensively while exploiting his enemies' advanced technology to build friendly units and nasty traps.
Abilities: HEV Shield and flashlight
Weapons: punch,crowbar,stunstick+manhack,pistol,mp5+grenade (employs hand grenades),dual combine ball launcher,jackhammer+turrett,bugbait+antlion,berserk ggun (turns super if you use it for a while),explosive-stuffed proximity headcrab (kill headcrabs,win ammo),covenant grenade,quad free fire rpg;

[LIQUID SNAKE] is the terrorist leader of fox-hound and his specialties are mass killings and stylish matrixesque executions with any kind of weapon or even bare-handed fights.
Abilities: Killing Spree,HEV Knuckles,super throw (splash enemies with crates or barrels),extended bullet time
Weapons: punch,tazer,stunstick+manhack,desert eagle,AK47,HK23,Vulcan minicannon,super shotgun 1/2/4 ammo,cluster incendiary grenade,quad free fire rpg,bugbait+antlion,berserk ggun;

[SOLID SNAKE] is a talented spy who relies on his stealth camouflage to evade capture or to approach and kill unaware foes in close quarters combat or silent arms.
Abilities: Stealth Camouflage,Fortune Device (phys.blow+deviates bullets) and Speed
Weapons: knife,silenced pistol,silenced famas,silenced crossbow with normal+fire+explosive arrows,gravity gloves (choke enemies!),the slam,chaff grenade (converted combines are friendly to you and slaughter each other),quad free fire rpg,bugbait+antlion,berserk ggun;

[BIG BOSS] is an infiltrator who has learnt the ways of the predator in the jungle, healing his own wounds and capping his targets from afar with famed precision.
Abilities: morfine shot,nightvisions,crouch mimetism
Weapons: hunting knife that leeches life,stunstick+manhack,flaregun,free fire scoped desert eagle,scoped tranquillizer shotgun,scoped AWP with embedded bullet time,scoped bigger jackhammer,scoped OICW,quad free fire rpg,bugbait+antlion,berserk ggun,proximity headcrab;

[GRAY FOX] is a ninja wrath who shifts through the fabric of reality to coldly murder any living thing fool enough to try and oppose him. This form is locked until you beat the game once.
Abilities: Shift to Spectral Plane,Ultimate Fortune Device and Instant Gib with any weapon
Weapons: progressive katana,sns-50,sawed-off,xm-8,AUG rifle,super ggun,covenant grenade,chaff grenade,slam,quad free fire rpg,bugbait+antlion;

- General fixes: stats are now ported through levels,fixed bugs concerning invisibility,blue grids and turrets. If you get stuck in a level,hit the Bugfix button on the main menu. If you get too many crashes,lower your audiovideo details and customize your launch options as stated in the FAQs;

- System requirements: same as The Lost Coast.

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xdiesp Apr 26 2005, 6:23am says:

dubsy: the flare ignites anybody but antlions,but the 084-10T wasn't liked so it's a lot changed in the 1.X There was a guy that once reported me his one didn't fire,did nothing actually,I don't know why... Still nothing for the health portability,but this should be less perceived with the now usual start level "hit the button and choose your class" action: I hope at least...

the 1.X levels and everything else collateral are all done,I just need a bugfix and then the 1.X is gold

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dubsy Apr 23 2005, 4:39am says:

xdiesp - The patch helped alot, including overclocking my vid card and turning display settings down, questions - what do I do with the flare gun(weapon slot 6)? Will you be able to retain health information after loading a new map?

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xdiesp Apr 19 2005, 4:22pm says:

I forgot about this page! The 1.0X is almost ready and most of the info in this page should be updated soon. A world of bugfixes,open wounds,new weapons and old revisited ones,the Hev Forms,the squids + houndeye + combine/elite assassins and so on.

KiGrind: but HL2S is SP only,did you criticize me or Satanicus?

Satanicus: just a training map. There's only me and Jerry here,and I nearly got myself mad when edited the levels 7 hrs a day for 2.5 months: can't ask the moon. Don't worry that both professional third parties' mods and official addons will be available soon,hoping they will balance correctly Form and Substance

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Sleaker Apr 18 2005, 3:08am says:

Good way to respond to someone who's doing a lot of work for free. If you have a problem with it then please just don't say anything and don't bother posting it. Not like you are making your own Mod, or putting your time and effort into creating something for people to play.

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KiGrind Apr 17 2005, 9:48am says:

I'm sick of all these gay *** Multiplayer mods, so you can take your Multiplayer patch idea and shove it up your *** §atanicus....

Don't you think we already have enough ******** half way done crap quality Source MP mods already in play.... AND WHAT about this game would make the gameplay original? NOTHING.

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§atanicus Apr 12 2005, 9:16am says:

ok... now r you guys gonna make more weapons or is this mod gonna get old in like a month? make multi player patch, but still keep single player for those who havnt seen this yet....

get more weapons and make CUSTOM maps like ant lion troopers, but make it harder since u get uber weapons...

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mickeypnts Apr 11 2005, 3:40pm says:

This is the best mod i've ever played i loved alyx vance's clothes i loved how you made more levels i loved the way you made it more challenging to it's better than gary's mod.

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xdiesp Mar 29 2005, 5:44am says:

dubsy: given that I haven't invented HL2 audio stuttering,did you experience it in the 1.0T gui?

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dubsy Mar 28 2005, 10:36pm says:

The Mod looks great, however half the npc's do not need to be there. The vortigants fighting the security in the beginning is cool. The useless city 17 citizens who don't talk or they just run from you don't need to be there, but I like the extra striders and skins. Noticed something about this mod - even the gui is choppy, clicking anything causes sound stuttering for a few seconds. I will have to turn down lots of settings to get it smooth even though i have an x800 xt. Great effort, I'm looking forward to patches/optimizations and tweaks.

AMD XP 2500
512 mb ddr
Sapphire ATI X800 XT PE
Audigy 2ZS Platinum

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Chunky Mar 27 2005, 2:58pm says:

great, but too hard :(

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