Underhell is a Source Engine game developed by the Underhell Team in collaboration with We Create Stuff. Underhell Chapter 1 requires ONLY Source SDK Base 2007 installed. No Source game is required.

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Installation tips, and some info about what you can expect from the Prologue.

Posted by Mxthe on Feb 25th, 2011

Hello, UnderHell has now turned gold and the last closed version is being uploaded for the Beta testers to have a last run through it.

I thought I could use this opportunity to tell you more about UnderHell Prologue.
Here's an extract from the ReadMe file, enjoy !


Required Games : Half Life 2, Source SDK Base 2006


0. Make sure you have Source SDK Base 2006 Installed, to install it go to your Library window on steam, then go in the Tools Tab and install Source SDK Base 2006.
You might want to do this NOW, so you can play the mod directly when it is released.

1. Double click the EXEcutable file, set the output directory to /../Steam/SteamApps/Sourcemods

2. Restart Steam

.Computer Requirements

1.7 GHz Processor
DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better),
DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card (or higher)
Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

II. About UnderHell


1.) Running the game with the console enabled will disable the menu

Underhell is a story line based mod with pre defined features that are enabled and disabled within the levels.
Tweaking the features will result in playability issues and will most likely crash the mod.
It is recommended to avoid playing with the console commands.

2.) UnderHell is an Episodic Modification for Half Life 2, chapters will be released once they are developed.

This is ONLY the prologue, not even the first Chapter

3.) UnderHell's Genre is very hard to describe, it would be a First Person Shooter Action/Adventure Psycological Survival Horror game with RPG elements.

During The Prologue, you will only encounter some of these aspects, the Survival Horror, will only begin on Chapter 1.
Nonetheless, if you like creepyness, you will like The House.

4.) RPG ELEMENTS: Secondary quests with multiple outcomes, random survivors to rescue, many different items to scavenge, getting better equipment through exploration and not only game events.


The House acts as the HUB for the mod, you can come back to it anytime via a special button on the Main Menu, every time you do something in The House it will save your progress.
If you start The House via the Chapter Selection menu it will completely reset everything in The House and you will lose your progress.

When you are in the house, you can check your Emails, your MailBox, answer the phone when it rings or just explore and try to uncover the mysteries that lurk in there.

In order to Start a Chapter from The House, you must use the truck, but before that, you need to find your truck keys.

Even though Jake's Wife has recently passed away, you are not completely alone...


UnderHell is split in 3 different "zones"

The first is The House, each new chapter will have it's own version of The House, with different puzzles, different things to discover and diary pages to find.

The second, are The Dreams, with each version of The House will come a set of dreams, only accessible via the Bed in The House, during the night.
Dreams will give you bits of information about the story, and might help you understand some future events better.
Dreams are not mandatory, meaning you can finish the mod without playing through them.

The third zone, are the Chapters, where Underhell really takes place, you access a chapter via The House, and when you are done with the chapters you come back to The House.
When everything has been done in the Chapters and in The House, you must go to sleep in order to access the next version of the house.
That is, when it will be released of course...

III. Story Background

You are Jake Hawkfield, a Special Weapons and Tactics Operative, who recently got married and moved in a recently bought house with his beloved wife.
But soon after those happy events, his beloved wife dies in mysterious circumstances, only leaving clues that lead to believe in a suicide.
Jake falls apart, and only his best friend, mentor and boss, Frank is here to help him get over his grief.

The mod begins with a wake up call from Frank, ordering Jake to come down to the station. An armed group of elite soldiers have taken control of a hospital and all it's personnel. But Jake will soon realize that it is not a common Hostage Situation...

IV. Tips & Hints

1.) It is recommended not to play with the console commands, nocliping around the maps or "impulse 101" could cause some level glitches.

2.) Kick often, kick everyone, kick each time you blink.

3.) Use Ironsights and Scopes for more accurate shooting.

4.) Don't stick only with one weapon, try dropping it and playing with all weapons.

5.) If you kill a civilian and you get a Mission Failed message, the game will not automatically reload, giving you the opportunity to go postal.
Although you might enjoy yourself, you will not be able to progress through the game until you manually reload.

6.) Grenades hurt, a lot, and they don't have a red blinking indicator, so watch out.

7.) Don't forget about your Health Syringes, press H to select them, and then Fire to use.

8.) You can lean by pressing Use+ Direction, or Z and C by default, use it wisely.

V. Translation

Underhell Prologue will be released in English Voices only, however it will contain English, French and Spanish subtitles upon released.

The reason why only those 3 languages will be included is simply because they are the 3 languages I speak, and I took care of the translations.

The translation will not be perfect, but it is available.

If you wish to help for future translation in different languages, be sure to check out the official forums for that matter.


This is an Action Packed Prologue to a Survival Horror, it is only the beginning...

Post comment Comments
xxx.xxx.xxx Feb 25 2011 says:

Are you already making the future chapters, or updating them ?

And what does this mean ? :/
2.) Kick often, kick everyone, kick each time you blink.

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mjl8 Feb 26 2011 replied:

idk about u but what i'm thinking right now are invisible enemies

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xxx.xxx.xxx Feb 26 2011 replied:

Seems like the gameindustry is getting full of that lately

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GeneralTrivium Mar 1 2011 replied:

Seeming as we're so close to release, I think it's safe for me to say, that as far as I can tell, there are no invisible enemies...

Or are there?

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Bersek Feb 25 2011 says:

The best thing about this mod is that It's based on SMOD features and all that cool stuff (Particle effects,blur effects,kicking,etc..)! I hope It'll be released as soon as possible because I can't wait anymore for this awesome mod! This mod is totally what I've ever wish for! Good luck on the final testing and make sure you'll keep this mod supported as long as possible. :) I was always a big fan of SMOD because when I'm bored and have nothing to play I usually turn on SMOD: Tactical or CS:S Scifi or other SMOD mods. If my prejudice about this mod is going to be right then Underhell will be a far superior of all SMOD modifications around! Good luck!

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MaxG3D Feb 28 2011 replied:

I totally agree

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FritzOfTheSS Sep 7 2013 says:

health dont work

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