The Citizen is set parallel to the events of the original Half-Life 2. The player takes the role of an ordinary man, pushed over the edge by the oppressive regime controlling his life. His home trashed, his family dead, The Citizen leaves his apartment for the last time. He seeks new friends, and a way to help the human resistance to smash the iron grip of the Combine. What follows is a winding tale of betrayal, determination and grief. Many obstacles lie in his path which require a sleek combination of agility, stealth, intelligence, and sheer violence to overcome

Report abuse July 2010 Patch
Jul 4th, 2010
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Thanks to DaftMink/SilverMink for this patch. It solves the VCD scenes not playing problem as well as other minor bugs present before the big Steam update.

Thanks to Steam user SilverMink for this patch.

Extract the files automatically or manually into your STEAM/STEAMAPPS/ folder
making sure the needed files are overwritten while maintaining the original folder
structure and the rest of its components.

Issues fixed:

-VCD files (both custom and default) will now play properly.
-Weapon names are now displayed properly.
-RPG no longer missing the empty animation.
-Added support for widescreen backgrounds.
-Fixed issues with refracting textures for DirectX 7 and DirectX 8 users.

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Plasmatic Jul 5 2010, 10:36pm says:

and you couldn't have us download this just from moddb why? also I appreciate your lack of installation instructions with these :)

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Kasperg Jul 6 2010, 5:06am replied:

I spent two hours trying to upload it here and Moddb just wouldn't have it. None of the direct links to the file were accepted and of course the file itself was bigger than the 2.8 MB limit Moddb gave me.

As for instructions, just extract the 'Sourcemods' folder to your VALVE\Steam\steamapps\ folder or manually place the files in their corresponding folders (that's what I did and it doesn't take more than 20 seconds).

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nickreaper Feb 13 2011, 10:58pm replied:

It's pretty obvious where to put it. If you don't even know where the sourcemods folder is than I have no idea how you actually play any Half-Life 2 mod.

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DanteXVII Jul 9 2010, 8:31pm says:

Worked for me thanks.....

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TheGAMER367 Jul 13 2010, 9:44pm says:

I can't get it to work. I don't know why, but everything is put in right except when I start the mod, the screen has to turn black in order to load, but then I hear an error sound and it sends me back to the desktop. Can you help me?

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Kasperg Jul 14 2010, 6:22am replied:

The first map is quite big in both size and amount of entities. Now that this mod has to be run under a different (and inferior) version of the Source Engine, I wouldn't be surprised if random people started having crashes and errors.
On my PC, for example, part of the buildings at the other side of the road in that first map start dissapearing.

Awful, but there's no way to fix it other than remaking the whole thing from scratch.

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DaftMink Jul 14 2010, 3:32am says:

If you didn't replace the old files in the mod with the new ones in the patch that could be it.

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seekerdaam Jul 28 2010, 10:48am says:

I don't know what am I doing wrong but the zip file I download is empty :S

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Kasperg Jul 29 2010, 8:43am replied:

At least one of the links in the text file should point to a download with a zip that works, if not all of them.

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crzywafflez Jul 28 2010, 5:15pm says:

i deleted all the "the citizen" files in it and replaced it with the patch. But the tv guy doesnt do anything! >.< what is wrong?

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Kasperg Jul 29 2010, 8:45am replied:

Deleted what exactly?
The patch works by overwriting the files in the mod folder that have the same name as the ones in the patch folder. There is no deleting involved, just replacing.

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RonanZer0 Aug 9 2010, 1:03am says:

wow.just says no mirror -__-

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Daniel.Andersson94 Aug 9 2010, 5:12am replied:

The link is broken. :(
I made an account for this comment!
Please fix the link Kasperg, I really want to play your mod.

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StegoBROrus Aug 17 2010, 8:25pm says:

No mirrors? Wtf

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marco515 Aug 18 2010, 7:54am says: Here u are Working planetphillip Mirror

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Daniel.Andersson94 Aug 20 2010, 5:02am says:

Thanks it finally works!

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airknightjr Sep 7 2010, 5:06pm says:

ok so i got the mod and put the patch in so how do i get it started?

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Kasperg Sep 8 2010, 3:59am replied:

It should show up in your Steam game list once you restart Steam.

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airknightjr Sep 8 2010, 11:49am says:


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airknightjr Sep 8 2010, 12:29pm says:

well its not showing up i dont know why

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Kasperg Sep 8 2010, 1:13pm replied:

Make sure that the path is <Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\The Citizen> and that the gameinfo.txt file is located in that folder.

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Trainzack Jan 9 2011, 2:37am says:

Yup. Downloaded the game (Without patch) and... I was stuck. noone did anything. so then i look at the walkthrough and saw people saying stuff and realized that this patch had something with the vcd files. So now im an downloading it, and to pass the time, I am writing a random comment.

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Henley Feb 13 2011, 2:51pm says:

So here I am uploading the actual file to ModDB for you.

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shade_m16 Apr 12 2011, 3:35am says:

Did exactly what you said to install the patch. Once I get hit by the combine it says Loading with a white screen and nothing ever happens. What happend?

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PetrifiedPenguin May 24 2011, 12:01pm says:

So I've downloaded the mod and the patch and I've extracted the file so it overwrites the existing files but when I leave the room the guy at the stairs still doesn't say anything. HELP!

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PetrifiedPenguin May 24 2011, 1:00pm says:

Figured it out, just grabbed the patch from:

If anyone was having the same problem

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SalesKital Jul 27 2011, 9:48pm says:

this fixes the stuff like where the guy who lent you a tv doesn't talk right?

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Kaweebo Aug 13 2011, 3:47pm says:

Apparently not as it doesn't do anything. I downloaded this correctly, and still it says the vcds are missing.

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sambob Sep 14 2011, 9:46am says:

There are myriads of people who cannot get this mod to work properly. Installing the patch does not help- the NPC's still don't talk to you.
Think we've all installed the patch in the right place- steam/steamapps/sourcemods/The Citizen- yet the same problem of silence persists.

What is the reason for this?

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DragonFly64 Jul 31 2012, 12:49am says:

A lot of the environment has a purple and black screen. How can I fix it?

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Combinesoldier324 Nov 4 2012, 1:36am says:

I'm having trouble as soon as the mod starts. I leave my apartment into the hallway but the guy at the stairs isn't talking to me, nor is anyone else. Is this a scripting error or something? Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I know almost nothing about constructing a mod. If theres a fix, could you tell me?

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Captain_Janeway Apr 26 2014, 7:40pm says:

I tried both patches there are, and with both I got the same error without the bigscreen thing, instead I get "Can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf"

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revilo121 Jun 25 2014, 12:55pm says:


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Kasperg Jun 27 2014, 3:10am replied:

The mod was first released in 2007. It sort of makes sense, doesn't it?

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