In the time before the Wastes, the leaders of the land said that their great weapons were built as sentinels of peace. So full of confidence, so ruined by ego, our leaders cut a daring path into the future. A path now littered with the corpses of their followers. Their pride overcame them, and they misjudged their enemies - enemies they themselves had forged from their desire for armed supremacy. Those times were filled with dark machines - man was ruled by them. They knew nothing of the hunt, nothing of fighting for water and territory. Man was weak, and fat from his luxury. This weakness was exploited by the land's enemies across the ocean. They defeated our blind princes, and conquered our weak people, but they made a grave error. They were right in believing the people weak, for they were. However, they failed to realize the extent of their selfishness. You see, my friend, the Wastes were not our enemies' doing. They were our own. We could not stand the thought of enemies occupying our territories, so we took the only option left to us. We destroyed them. Every city was burned with the High Fire. Every crop was diseased with the Grey. The very old and the very young were the first to die. The Grey took them as it took our crops. The High Fire ravaged the East and made it uninhabitable; many left that bleak place for a better home in the West, only to find that the Grey had taken nearly everything. Now we scrounge as rats, when once we gorged ourselves as kings. We kill for food, water and gasoline. We kill to survive the Wastes. The weapons that our fallen soldiers once commanded are now within our grip. Life is not as it was then - soft, warm, easy. We cannot live as they did, we have only one goal:

To see the dawn.

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Fifteen years ago, The Wastes (then known as Wasteland Half-Life) fell upon this world like a ruthless warhead. It's ok if you forgot, for we haven't even thrown a party...yet. So why don't you join a few games of The Wastes on WON2 or Steam, or perhaps remember the times you bashed heads open with your sledgehammer on 56k. While you're having nostalgia, we're happy to tell you that something is cooking up. Sadly it's not ready, and even if you played years ago you have to wait like everyone else, but later this week we have something historic of our own to show. We hope you will love it. In other late news, we have added all the old releases of The Wastes so they're now properly archived for the modern era. Till then, Happy 15th Birthday The Wastes!

Wasteland Half-Life 2.0 Beta [Mod]

Throwing a molotov in Wasteland Half-Life 2.0 Beta.

Wasteland Half-Life 2.0 Beta [Mod]

Maneuvering around in wl_shaft.

Character Renders

Character Renders

Forgotten character renders of Gustavo and Dieter.

The Wastes RC 1.4 [Mod]

Mena charging with a sledge hammer on The Wastes RC 1.4.

The Wastes RC 1.4 [Mod]

In the depths of Ramshackle.

The Wastes now on ModDB

The Wastes now on ModDB

6 years ago News 1 comment

Since everyone seems to like it so much for a corpse, The Wastes has been recovered from the slough of despond (Fileplanet) and is now available on ModDB...

Podcast17 - Transmission 11067

Podcast17 - Transmission 11067

6 years ago Feature 8 comments

Wills and DogMeat from Jailbreak Source join us this week and we try out a new recording technique.

The Wastes is a post-apocalyptic multiplayer total conversion for Half-Life. You play as one of the few remnants of humanity, battling it out for survival in harsh and unforgiving environments, ranging from midwest deserts to cold dead cities.
Wasterbot Alpha 3

Wasterbot Alpha 3

3 years ago Other 1 comment

Waster Bot is a third party bot designed for The Wastes RC 1.4.

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full

6 years ago Full Version 1 comment

To tell you the truth, I don't really miss it. I don't think we ever really had it. Civilization I mean. Sure life can be hard today: nothing you plant...

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full Fix

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full Fix

6 years ago Patch 0 comments

Various model, animation and sound tweaks for characters and weapons.

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full Linux Server

The Wastes RC 1.4 Full Linux Server

6 years ago Server 0 comments

The Wastes was a multiplayer post-apocalyptic total conversion for Half-Life. This is the last known release of its Linux DS.

Wasteland Half-Life 2.0 Beta Full (Zip)

Wasteland Half-Life 2.0 Beta Full (Zip)

3 months ago Full Version 0 comments

The second version of Wasteland Half-Life, zip format.

The Wastes RC 1.3a to 1.4

The Wastes RC 1.3a to 1.4

7 months ago Patch 0 comments

The fifth release candidate patch for The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

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Weperlol Sep 11 2015 says:

Pretty cool mod, sadly I wasn't there the time it was popular ):

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An_Unknown_Player Jul 20 2015 says:

I'm i hearing blood ambience effects used in the video ? :3 , btw nice mod .

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ilovebass Jul 3 2015 says:

this mod have bots?

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Jul 4 2015 replied:

Check the downloads page.

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taintedsoul94 Jun 29 2015 says:

Um.. I need to download the full version and then patch it up to the latest, right? Also I know it says multiplayer, but can it be played singleplayer?

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Jun 29 2015 replied:

A download to the latest version (RC 1.4) can be found in the downloads page, it's just not on the front because it was uploaded before the other ones.

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Cybermax Apr 16 2015 says:

I have a problem! I download thewastesrc13.exe but "Installer corrupted or incomplete" I downloaded the file twice. Each time a file is broken

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Apr 17 2015 replied:

Try downloading 1.2 and patching it to 1.3.

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Cybermax Apr 17 2015 replied:

I did just that. Set modification, played, deleted. The idea is not bad. Good maps. The only thing lacking better models of weapons.

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