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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15 comments by SPY-maps on Dec 19th, 2014

I know, each time i try to not wait so long with a new updates and each time there are months between them. But, finally here is a new one, and its again a big one. There are 20 new screenshots for you to watch and even 3 new movies this time. One the 3 new levels, and one of Kleiner talking to Gordon and one from a rather large cutscene.

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Please keep in mind as usual, that all footage is still WIP and doesn't reprecente the final mod.

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The Releaste Date

I had made up my mind so hard, for so long. With the release date of this mod i would not make the same mistake as i made with all those previous ones. I would not talk about any release date up front, untill
the mod was really 100% finished. And although it was hard i kept that promise with myself, till last update 3,5 month ago. I was so sure i would be able to release the mod this fall, that i said so in a article
here, and in a movies credit text. And now i have to break this promise. You problaby already guessed it, no release this year. I had such big hopes, because after all, as a mapper/modder you make projects so people
can play them, and then you want to know if they liked it, and had fun.

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I keep overloking how much it takes to complete a mod, in the sence of fixing and implementing the little things ones the mapping is done. There are so many few issues to look after, the last minute bug fixes, the new HUD, ss bumpmapping. All things that take more time as was planned, as always.
But you are so eager as modder to please the public that you keep making the mistake of promising things you can't deliver, on time that is. Because the mod is closer as ever, to be released.

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All fine and well i hear you think, but when will it then be released??
All i can do is be honest and tell you what i personal think, and that is that i can finish the darn thing
at the end of next month January (2015).
Please believe me when i tell you that i am the most upset about this, it would have been so great when it could have been released at the end of this year. What a great holliday to release your mod, right?!
But, it just can't be like that. Quality is everything with this mod.

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Know that it is not that i don't work hard on it because everyone tells me i am crazy to put in 10 hours a
day, and to be honest, it is also quit insane. But who minds, i just can't help myself.
So, please please bare a bit longer with me and soon you will be able to play a possible outcome of the
original Half Lifes episode 2, my episode 3.

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Maybe you want to take a look at the 3 new videos i have uploaded also?
They show gameplay of the 3 new levels, a Kleiner talking to Gordon, and a massive teleport scene.

links to them;

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Merry Christmas and may you live a long and happy and health 2015, filled with awsome games and mods!!

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HaxArcadeGamess Jan 28 2015, 11:31am says:

Your work is great. Perfection takes time, and we all know that!

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SPY-maps Jan 26 2015, 9:51am says:

I am sorry, but you guys are right, i will not be able to release it before 1 february. The hollidays made that i ahd little time left for modding and there is still quit a lot of small things to do before release. I do my very best to develop as quick as possible, without losing quality that is.

Its hard to say how much time i actualy still will need to finish this mod, and i don't want to make the same mistake as i am making each time, which is talking about a actual date. Please just know that i work as fast as possible and that release is not far away. And know that i am ever more excited about the release as you are.

fun fact, the full mod experience will take between 17 and 20+ hours, yep, really. It's probably the largest sp moded source mod by far, with 27 levels, (there probably are more mod with such a amount of levels or even more, but not with the size of these levels).

sorry for the delayes,

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Koranis Jan 29 2015, 8:06am replied:

27 maps?? man, take your time with this. Bugtesting such an amount of levels must be a nightmare. Don't rush it, your creation is not worth it. At this scale it deserves all the attention to detail and patience you are capable of. Otherwise you will be leaving all the effort you've put into this going to waste.

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Enam1960 Jan 27 2015, 11:30am replied:

You mean... 29..maps?That's a huge effort man.What started as Rooftop Retreat became something else now :).Appreciate every little updates you give man.


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coolguy32 Jan 23 2015, 5:03am says:

Uh,i have a bad feeling that this wont come out before 1st february.....

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Enam1960 Jan 23 2015, 12:59pm replied:

Me too.but leon should take his time for it since it will also be his last mod.

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SPY-maps Jan 5 2015, 11:53am says:

Thank you guys!

I do my best to get this mod finished and released as soon as possible.
I tried to release it in december 2014 but it just wasn't possible. My hopes are now in getting it done this month january but to be honest, i am not sure if i can make it happen. I want to release this mod without any bugs and to make that happen i need to put in more time as i expected first. So, it just needs a bit more time and effort, but, it is almost done and as soon as possible it will be released.
Happy new year to everyone!!


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flippedoutkyrii Jan 16 2015, 11:26pm replied:

Take all the time you need, Leon.

I wouldn't mind if we saw a release in March or even April if it meant to get the mod in as good working order as possible. :)

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roseniusm Jan 11 2015, 4:11pm replied:

I'm so looking forward to this but as been said: take your time.

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DarkElf9727 Jan 7 2015, 12:47pm replied:

Sweet, take your time man! Thanks for the little updates on when we can expect it, even if it takes a little longer. Quality control is very important. Look at how many games get rushed for release, and then criticized for all the bugs and glitches. And that's the big-budget games made by professional studios.

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Enam1960 Jan 6 2015, 11:40am replied:

however,will we need the free source sdk or half life 2 episode 2,leon?Nevertheless,happy new year!!!

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