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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

4 months ago Feature 0 comments

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

3 months ago 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

3 months ago Patch 5 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

3 months ago 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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NinjagoWolf78 Aug 9 2015 says:

This might be obvious but, Why does ripper mode lose health when not in stealth and when no one is nearby?

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xdiesp_ Aug 9 2015 replied:

It used to be an unlockable OP class, trading mad damage for the need to stay hidden (invisible or crouching). It's unlocked from the start but slightly nerfed now, best used in short bursts.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_ Aug 9 2015 says:

The new installation files are up. First you extract them in Sourcemods, then you either run the installer or move over a file manually.

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boylag Aug 9 2015 says:

Been a long time since I played this last. So I thought I would give it a play this weekend for a couple of videos.

Good times.

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thekings2468 Aug 8 2015 says:

I can't get it working, tried the patch in the comments (shaders) and all that appears is an Windows message telling hl2.exe stopped functioning. Happened me in HL2 Awakening (a very old mod) too...
If this matters, my OS is Windows 10 Home

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_ Aug 8 2015 replied:

I'm uploading the new installation files, we can update tomorrow after the manual installation one is up. Don't know about Win 10 though.

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thekings2468 Aug 8 2015 replied:

PM me or just reply here when done. Because i have lots of hype to try this! Also i got an tool from Microsoft website that makes Windows 10 to download immediatly if you wanna it

I think that Awakening uses SDK 2006 too (the valve startup logo is the old, same one). i think it makes the game to bug, or something. Or just its SteamPipe that screwed up

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_ Aug 8 2015 says:

To simplify the installation process, the current files will be replaced with one installer and one manual installation archive. It will take around 24 hours to upload them both.

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Mozzer Aug 7 2015 says:

So is the new Infiltration VR mission set meant to be that confusing? I cleared out the area around a town hall and suddenly I was in a warehouse in a zombie infested town.

Also I still think NPCs are way to easy to gib (what kind of pistol makes someone explode anyway?) yet they can take multiple bullets to the face before they go down. I'd say make headshots an instant kill (or 2-3 shots atleast) but tone back the damage and the Ripper handgun, Boss's AWP and some of the shotguns though if you wanna be real fancy try adding in limb dismemberment though that might be going into gmod territory.

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LaughingMan008 Aug 7 2015 says:

....and now they all work. Without doing anything, without changing anything, without me touching any files what so ever.... all the VR missions just work now. It wasn't a computer problem, because I could load levels in substance just fine. But when Ide go over to VR Missions, the same crashes every time. I have NO idea why it now works.

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xdiesp_ Creator
xdiesp_ Aug 7 2015 replied:

Good! Sometimes you might have to run the game once, for everything to work.

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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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