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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As my drawings above already stated am i very sorry, and that is the understatement of 2015 to say the least.

On Aug 10th i promised;

"... i can say it will be at least next month, September 2015. I hope it will be the first week of the month, but it could also be the last week of it. "

Well, its 30 September now. Where is the MOD ?!?! I hear you think.

Clearly, as to my big regret you are used by now of me, its still not finished. Please know that from the 30 days this month i have been working for 26 days, 10 hours a day, to get it done in time. The last week it even did give me stomach pain because the more time flew by the more i realised i couldn't deliver, again, my promise.

How much time do you need then, again ...?

I hear you think then, well, as i said above in my drawings. It will not be months, not even weeks as in 3 to 4. I really do think that in a week i could be there. But, history has learned us not to rely on my gut feelings. So its best to not predict anything, ever again concerning a release date of this mod. All i can say is to tell you what still needs to be done. Well, there are still about 6 level changes that need to be placed. One level needs to be cut in 2 parts because of to much enddata and a radio message (.wav) needs to be placed. And last but not least, a face poser scene with Kleiner needs to be looked after. Because this scene worked fine till i just tested it last week, suddenly it doesn't work anymore. All i can think of is again, a Valve update that screws things up, like is nothing new by now. Ones this is all done i have to think of a few chapter names so Baltic can finally add them to the mod structure.

And that is about it.

By the way, the drawings above i didn't make now but back in 1988. They are part of several small cartoon stories that i made that were published in a Dutch cartoon book for adults called Striptuur. All these cartoons are added to the mod as eastereggs.

Sorry that i don't have any new material of the mod to show. There is more then enough to show, but making such a large update with screens and a video takes at least a full day of work and its best i spent each hour on the mod now instead of making fancy updates here, sorry.

I can't stress anough how much i regret this all, i am really very disapointed in the whole release process. I really do hope that you aren't to mad and willing to stick with me a littlebit longer. Thank you for reading this,


Release Info

Release Info

2 months ago News 18 comments

After 5+ years of development finally the time has come to talk about releasing Episode 3.

HL2 Episode 3. Footage of level 23, 24, 25.

HL2 Episode 3. Footage of level 23, 24, 25.

9 months ago News 17 comments

20 new screenshots and 3 new videos for you to watch, have fun!

HL2 Ep3: "The Closure" , inside the Borealis.

HL2 Ep3: "The Closure" , inside the Borealis.

1 year ago News 18 comments

30 new screenshots and 2 teaser movies, (a short and a long version) of Inside the Borealis ship.

18Th update, intro cutscene of mod

18Th update, intro cutscene of mod

1 year ago News 9 comments

Final version of complete intro cutscene, you can watch 20 screens of it and or watch the entire cutscene itself. (or download it.)

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...
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I_Jedi Oct 9 2015 says:

Since it's a week later, I might as well ask for a quick status check.

This is the stuff you said still needs to be done a week and two days ago:
(1) 6 level changes needed in total
(2) At least one level needs to be split in two to avoid enddata issues.
(3) One sound file must be placed for a radio message.
(4) Kleiner face-posing fix.
(5) Chapter name brainstorming.
(6) Baltic adding the names to the mod structure.

Has there been any new issues found between the 30th and now? Also, have there been notable developments on the 6 above that you would like to share with us?

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serendipiti Oct 6 2015 says:

THis is really awesome work , its a privelige who cares about waiting , !

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PurpleGaga27 Oct 5 2015 says:

Another question, SPY-maps. Does this mod require HL2 EP2, HL2 Orange Box or just the Source SDK 2007 or 2013?

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SPY-maps Oct 7 2015 replied:

You only need HL2 ep2 to play this mod, i haven't used any "stuff" from ep1 or Hl2 that isn't in ep2. And you will need SDK 2013, at least i assume you will because that is what i have installed.
thanks for asking and following, and Serendipiti, thanks for your nice compliment!


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mikett Oct 9 2015 replied:

You mean that you pirated it. Go and buy it.

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SPY-maps Oct 4 2015 says:

I am really very glad that so many people understand my position and are willing to wait. Problem was, i have mentioned quit a few times a release date, each time i was certain i could deliver then. Then i promised i wouldn't talk about a date anymore till i was absolutly sure, and i kept that promise for about a year i believe. Till last month, i was very sure i just needed one more month, so i mentioned it. But again, couldn't keep my promise due to unforseen issues, as always. That made me quit anxious for your comments.

I will keep you updated for sure, have decided to place at least ones a week a update about were the mod stands. So in a few days i will place another update.

thanks you all!

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ConkerFPS7 Oct 5 2015 replied:

As 'Guest' says, you've not let us down, and you have nothing to apologise for. Even if you never release it, then we'll have no reason to complain, as long as you let us know that you'll never release it*.

There is a lot of complaining about delays on various mods, but I doubt many intelligent people would complain as long as there was an occasional update (even just a "I haven't touched the mod for months, I've been playing Counterstrike constantly"!) after all, we all know that real life demands can and do come out of nowhere (good and bad, i.e. a new romance, or having to stay in hospital), PCs break down, data gets lost, and no matter how careful and skilled someone is, bugs *will* creep in, so it's unrealistic to expect a mod/game/whatever to be *definitely* released at a certain time, as no one knows what could crop up.

* But please release it! Though if you post "I've won the lottery - booze, babes, sun, and sand for me from now on, so no more modding" then we'd understand (and be jealous!).

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DarkElf9727 Oct 4 2015 replied:

My thoughts exactly. Valve is taking a lot longer to give us a HL sequel, and they have loads of money and talented people to make that a reality, but here's one guy, working for free, apologizing for making us wait. It's Valve that should be apologizing to us, and then hire Leon. :)

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