The Core is a total conversion single-player mod for Half-Life. Survive the disaster as Maurice Andrews, a low level engineer stationed in Black Mesa during the events of the resonance cascade. Seemingly trapped, Andrews must fight his way to the surface to survive.

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WIP - Lab Hub
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carloscarlin Jan 4 2013 says:

HOLY HOLY ****! really really nice. It better be unforgiving!.. just kidding.

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Archie_SnC Jan 4 2013 replied:

Thanks for continually leaving positive comments on our media updates, it's great to see the same people coming back again and again because we like to be as involved with the community as possible!

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Crypt Jan 4 2013 says:

How the hell did you get so good with lighting? Holy ****, this looks great.

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Archie_SnC Jan 4 2013 replied:

Thanks so much, I really appreciate the comment! I learned a lot of lighting theory in film school & in my day job. Lighting a scene in a game isn't all that different from lighting a scene for TV. You're still trying to highlight certain things, obscure others and create a mood in the room. It's also a lot of fun to simply whack a big spotlight behind a metal grate and just see what happens!

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Thanoshld Jan 7 2013 replied:

Indeed, the lighting in this and the rest of the images is just amazing! It is interesting how you implement what you have learned in theory into each of your maps. Light is one of the key factors to make a "living" and moody room and I can say, you nailed this one! Amazing work Archie, keep going!

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Dejected-Angel Jan 4 2013 says:


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AlanFakry Jan 4 2013 says:

Not sure if shadow on the ceiling...

Or a low def texture..

Looks awesome though don't get me wrong.And i though you plan on releasing this on quissshhmassttt!!! :(.Guess i have to wait more....

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Archie_SnC Jan 4 2013 replied:

It's a shadow :)

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GameFan1997 Jan 4 2013 says:

This makes me wish it was source :/

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Urby Jan 5 2013 replied:


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rocknroll237 Jan 5 2013 says:

Nice, atmospheric lighting.

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Joebama Jan 14 2013 says:

The recessed lighting looks awesome.

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Szasz Jan 18 2013 says:

Looks really promising.
I'm sure The Core will be a welcome addition to Half-Life mods.
I would definately give it a try as I still like to play HL1, however I'm pretty bored with the original campaign.
I have to say the screenshots shows some serious detail, in my opinion you made a miracle with this old engine, very well done so far.
Yes, we don't need no SSAO and other resource-hungry fancy stuff to make a game good-looking!

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Happy New Year ModDB! Here's an early version of one of the most unforgiving latter stages of the mod. A huge central lab hub plays stage to a nail-biting struggle as the player has to keep their cool and solve several problems under fire!

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