This mod will start were the original Half Life2 episode 2 ended, with the death of Alyx her father. She became sick by the loss and layes in bed. Magnusson needs Gordon to look for Kleiner, because he has disapeared. The last time he did see Kleiner was when he spoke about going to the Borealis to blow the ship and everything inside up. Gordon needs to travel by airplane to the North pole and find Kleiner, and save the ship. Will you be on time? And will you find out what the secret cargo is that is inside the ship?

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8 comments by SPY-maps on Mar 18th, 2014

I am very sorry that it took me nearly a half year to come up with a new update. Maybe it looked like i haven't been working on this mod but nothing is further from the truth.

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 The last 3+ years i had a great intro cutscene in mind, but having a idea and really developing it are 2 completely different things as we all know. I knew it would be very complicated to make this intro and that it would take a lot of time.

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 But i never realised how much it would take till i was actualy working on it. Many, many times i had the idea of deleting the whole intro, and just tell the story with some text on screen.

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But that is so not done anymore, when you ask me. So i kept going, day after day, week after week, month after month.

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And after 4,5 month of frustrations it finally is done. You can see the full intro movie here.

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I know, a lot of people don't like cutscenes, and specially not long ones. But, there are also many that do like them, as i do. And i LOVE to make them.
And i have to be honest, i can only make a insane large project as this, when i can do what i like best. However, i tried to compromise. I made each scene as short as possible, most are between the 3 and 5 secs long and are full action. No long scenes were nothing happens.

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I will not get in to details to much, but it was the most difficult and complicated mapping i ever have done till now. The output commands will be somewere in the 500 or so and i used 53 camera entities to film it all, (53 !!!). I hope you like it, and i hope it does set the scenery well for the rest of the mod.

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For those who do have a slow internet speed and can't stream this movie, but still would like to see it. For those i have uploaded the MP4 video file, you can download it from here and watch it on your pc; Gamefront.com

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Now that this cutscene is done i finally can start with puting the mod together in total. So, a lot has happened over the last few month and the progress was quit large.

For some odd reason the video doesn't work here on Moddb, have contacted Moddb about it. In the mean time you can watch it on my YouTube channel;
Youtube.com

or download it;
Gamefront.com


Thank you for watching and reading,
Leon
(SPYmaps)

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0b1der
0b1der Jul 13 2014, 3:25am says:

i c tht ur u-zing dat new tex. fore freeman! :D

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MegaSean45
MegaSean45 Jul 3 2014, 6:12pm says:

Hey Spy! Hey I was wondering... since originally in Episode 3 Mossman was gonna be at the Borealis, and Barney hasn't been seen since Episode 1, will we be seeing Mossman or Barney in this mod?

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jul 3 2014, 6:51pm replied:

Barney will be helping you (Gordon) out at the end of the mod, and i have been thinking about adding Mossman also to the end, although i am not sure yet. Because the mod is almost done and adding Mossman would mean at least a few weeks of extra work. Because just adding her and make her stand in a corner would be silly right, lol. So then i have to give her something to do, what means scripting, etc. Lot of work. Still, we will see.
Thanks for asking. Did promise a new update 2 weeks ago or so, but it never happened. But, have been working on a new update (screens, movie, info text) and it is almost done. So next week there will be new footage to wacth.
greetings,

Leon

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TheBatteringRam
TheBatteringRam Jul 19 2014, 11:00am replied:

Which, according to Valve Time, means we shouldn't expect to see an update before August, right?

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jun 23 2014, 5:00pm replied:

sorry for my late answer Guest, but i was very bussy and completely forgot to check here. To asnwer it, yes he does. Although its not a normal plane but a small vehicle to fly it. And he doesn't fly himself, a npc flies him. So you as player will not have control over the plane. Would have loved to make that possible, but that takes hard coding and coders are very hard to be found.

thanks for asking, later this week a new update will be released with new photos, a video as always and a new article.

Leon

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Patrick_Star
Patrick_Star Jun 15 2014, 4:29pm says:

Have you ever thought of adding custom npcs to you mod?

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jun 16 2014, 1:59pm replied:

Yes, i have Patrick. Problem is that i can't model and animate myself. I am mostly a level designer. I do search the internet for custom made content that i can use (ofcourse with permission). So i have new skins for all npc's, but complete new npc's i couldn't find. That worked 100% that is. Because i did find some great combine models, but then there animations didn't work 100%. Should you have or know new npc's then please let me know. Although they have to fit in the mod because the mod is almost finishes. Still, i do still search for combines and should there be great monster npc's then i always could add them somewere.

thanks for asking,
Leon

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Patrick_Star
Patrick_Star Jun 16 2014, 6:54pm replied:

Found this on fpsbanana but i am not sure it fits in your mod

Hl2.gamebanana.com

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps May 24 2014, 12:31pm replied:

Hi Patrick_Star!

Yes, mapping is a awesome hobby! And maybe you can even make one day your work with it through indie dev. Because that will be my next step.
I'm glad i could inspire someone to also start mapping.
much succes and just contact me if you need any help or advice.

success,
Leon

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