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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

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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

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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

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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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FusionZ
FusionZ

What's the difference between the regular Substance and Substance V?

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

That would be Substance Vanilla: the HL2 campaign without extra encounters. But you still got the suit modes, weapons, slow motion, bleeding effect etc.

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alencore
alencore

So it's basically using SMOD and it's awesome add content feature to run old mods compiled on the old 2006 source engine hehe nothing new for me coz I do this a lot on CSS SCI Fi mod way way back totally offline out of steam clutches.

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jo291
jo291

I downloaded it and the mods launch and the menu images come up and I can see my cursor but none of the menu options are visible, I can click and hear MGS clicking noises but I cant see anything except for the background image.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Make sure you have Source SDK 2006 installed, run it once. Then run the SMOD Installer with admin right, inside Sourcemods.

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jo291
jo291

I did do that.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

If the installer version doesn't work for you, check the archive version. You'll have to move 3 folders in Sourcemods, and an exe in Common\SourceSDKBase.

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Librarian_Moarfistin
Librarian_Moarfistin

Any alternate download links?
Moddb downloads are the slowest thing on the internet asides from the Nexus servers.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Mirror: Mega.nz

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ghostings
ghostings

Holy Hell, so let me get this straight. This mod allows you to play old Half-Life 2 mod campaigns that were broken in the past by Valve updates? All the while using a selection of suit modes to mix up the gameplay!? Count me in.

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slothman320
slothman320

I don't know what I'm supposed to do to install this. I extracted it like the instructions say but when I run the installer the program says that it can't run because something's missing.

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slothman320
slothman320

When I start the mod its just a black screen but music plays.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Let's review the installation steps:

- Make sure you have Source SDK 2006 and run it once.
- Extract the 7zip file in Sourcemods.
- Run the Smod installer in Sourcemods with admin rights.

If you've done this, check the fixes in the "Addons and Fixes" file. Failing that too, fall back to the archive installation.

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slothman320
slothman320

Gyazo.com

I've tried 3 clean reinstalls and this keeps popping up. I've ran both hl2 and SDK 2006 once and extracted the winrar file into the sourcemods folder. Ran the SMod installer as Admin but that's the rror that keeps appearing.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

That file is a piece of the SDK: Db.tt Verify its game cache or download the tool again, but keep an eye your antivirus doesn't delete it (if so, add the Steam folder as exception).

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slothman320
slothman320

Still not working. Is Sourcemods a folder because I don't have that.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Yes, it's ProgramFiles\Steam\SteamApps\Sourcemods.

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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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