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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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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

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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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Saki_02
Saki_02

Hello! right now I'm loving this mod But can you change the FOV?

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Now it shouldn't reset when you switch mode: Db.tt

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Saki_02
Saki_02

Thank you

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LaughingMan008
LaughingMan008

Ive been messing around with the mods a bit to see if I can figure out the reason why VR Missions crashes for me. Curious, I downloaded some of the mods in VR Missions, and then took them and installed them IN the Substance mod. Just drug and dropped the maps and relevant scripts and models and materials into the regular Substance directly. From there, I can run the mods. The same mods that crash in VR Missions, load in Substance. But ONLY if I run "VR Training" first before loading one of the mods. It loads and starts, and THEN I can load the mod. If I try to just go to one of the maps from the title screen, it crashes the same way VR Missions does. Don't know what that means or if it means anything at all.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

This give me an idea: reinstall the mod normally, then delete the \Graphs and \Soundcache folders inside \Maps. Also, see if you can PM me a crash log.

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LaughingMan008
LaughingMan008

Hey there. Just letting you know I'm still around....
Haven't really had a chance to follow up until now.
I tried your suggestion, but still no luck. Again, thanks for continuing to help. I didn't save a crash log, but Ill see about that later. I did try one other thing as well. Curious, I downloaded a couple of the mods in VR Missions, and I put them inside the Substance mod. Just dropping all the files into the regular, non vanilla Substance folder, and tried to run them there. If I attempt to load any of them straight away, it crashes the same way as VR Missions does, BUT, if I load VR Training first, and then load one of the mods levels, then it works.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Hey Xdiesp, have you considered hosting all these mutators and extra tidbits (IE buffed big boss file, restored voices and optional skins) on a page so people know they are there? Some folks don't scan the comment sections.

Maybe add them in the addons menu on this page :)

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_

Good idea, we can use the new archive to collect all requests and fixes that show up.

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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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