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The first patch to Cry of Fear is now finally released! It should make the mod more stable and fix a lot of annoying bugs that we sadly didn't have time to fix because of our promise to release the mod in time.

Posted by ruMpel on Feb 28th, 2012


The first patch to Cry of Fear is now finally released! It should make the mod more stable and fix a lot of annoying bugs that we sadly didn't have time to fix because of our promise to release the mod in time.


We've got a lot nice feedback from all of you, and most of it is so awesome! We are really glad that most of you enjoyed our mod! Even though there are a few people giving the mod unserious reviews like rating it 1, but oh well, that's what haters and trolls are for, isn't it?


On the other hand, we've been interviewed by Podcast 17. So if you want to hear an awesome interview and chit chat about Cry of Fear, please head over to this link!

Cry of Fear v1.0

For you who have not yet tried Cry of Fear, please download it from here down below:

Cry of Fear - Version 1.0

Instructions for installing Cry of Fear v1.0

1. Make sure you have Half-Life 1 installed on Steam.

2. Download Cry of Fear here:

3. When you have installed it, launch the mod through the shortcut that automatically gets generated on your desktop.

Patch v1.1

This patch includes a lot of fixes that most people have been annoyed at. Here are the bugs that are fixed:

  • Fixed num_edicts crash in the sewers
  • Fixed save/load bug
  • Fixed coop "server is full" when empty error
  • Potentially fixed crash when shooting hammer monsters stuck to the wall by the tentacles
  • Potentially fixed crash when shooting spitting train monsters
  • Possibly fixed screen white-out in apartments
  • Fixed crash when dropping secret package


  • Removed buggy custom resolution from launch app until we figure out how the HL resolution system works
  • Fixed dropping items when dead in coop
  • Fixed picking up a new syringe while using your last one removing them both
  • Fixed dual wielding while in ironsights leaving you in ironsights
  • Fixed large icon in Steam
  • Slightly reduced monster attack distance
  • Fixed sprinting when underwater to make you move faster
  • Fixed being able to fall off the roof when given the yes/no prompt on the roofboss
  • Fixed level changes playing CD music if you have an audio CD in the drive.
  • Added missing voice chat key bind in options
  • Fixed cutscene repetition in some areas
  • Made it easier for players to see that you can jump through the bus window
  • Added dual wield support for the VP70
  • Slightly reduced book head monster attack distance and attack behaviour
  • Added option to disable black and white effect in options
  • Added option to disable camera/scope effect in options
  • Included the new donators
  • Fixed the bug where you could not open the gate close to the sawrunner
  • Redesigned the wooden sign in the forest in the co-op level

Instructions for installing Patch v1.1

1. Launch the CoF app program (the shortcut that generates on your desktop when you install Cry of Fear). If you don't have the shortcut, you can manually find the .exe in this directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\yourusername\half-life\CryOfFear\CoFLaunchApp.exe

2. Once your launch program is up, simply click "CHECK FOR UPDATES", and it will download it and install it for you automatically. Once the install is done, restart Steam.


That's all I have to say to you now. I hope you enjoy the mod!

/Team Psykskallar

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awreid12 Feb 29 2012, 12:19pm says:

Can you add a manual download for the patch? The launch app isnt working for me even though I have microsoft whatever 4.0. It has never worked on my computer, so.... it would be great if you could post a manual download.

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PurpleGaga27 Feb 29 2012, 1:10pm replied:

I agree with this.

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Mkilbride Feb 29 2012, 1:53pm replied:

No manual patches, ever, only makes it easier for the Non-Steam ijits to play.

Of course someone will probably post one eventually. Also, you can't get the launch App to work? That's very odd man...

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SabreXT Feb 29 2012, 4:11pm replied:

The launch app seems to be a problem for alot of people. I don't see why it's required.

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Mkilbride Feb 29 2012, 4:24pm replied:

The Launch App has special fixes in it to make the mod not crash and run better on certain levels.

Hence why, some people launch it directly from Steam, and it crashes, most developers tell them to run the launcher, as it contains special fixes.

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eukos Mar 2 2012, 12:42pm replied:

I don't think so, Tim

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S.W.A.G.G. Apr 30 2012, 3:25pm replied:

Same here ive like downlaoded it like 2 or three times and im talking about downlaoding EVERYTHIGN 2 or 3 times and its still not working this is my 3rd or 4th time and its not done downloading

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Anddos Feb 29 2012, 3:37pm says:

i love how it says download desura on this page, people will think you can download the patch from desura, fix this to

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Toshiro10 Feb 29 2012, 7:23pm says:

Do I need the steam version of halflife or can I use the original disk verson?

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SabreXT Feb 29 2012, 8:51pm replied:

You need steam, but if you put the CD key into steam, you get it free.

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PurpleGaga27 Mar 1 2012, 1:12am replied:

I was attempting to try that, but it's a complete re-download of the whole HL game into Steam. This goes the same to Opposing Force.

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S.W.A.G.G. Apr 30 2012, 3:31pm replied:

how do u get the CD key? sorry im new to everything here

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TheUnabridgedGamer Feb 29 2012, 10:29pm says:

Does it include a fix for when instead of launching, the game just goes to Half-Life 1 rather than loading the mod?

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TheUnabridgedGamer Mar 1 2012, 4:09pm replied:

I guess not...

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LokesFury Mar 1 2012, 8:13am says:

We need dedicated servers! D:

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Anddos Mar 1 2012, 9:30am says:

i thought cry of fear could auto up date its self?

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Mackzzor Mar 1 2012, 12:24pm says:

plz fix so that you can play this with 2 6950s! alot of ppl seem to have problem with 2 6950s in CF... I have to deactivate CF in catalyst to be able to play this :(

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PurpleGaga27 Mar 1 2012, 1:18pm says:

Here is the patch download link that someone posted earlier:

However, this patch might be only for Linux users.

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Nightscout Mar 1 2012, 1:29pm says:

Thanks guys, this mod is really just perfect. I like how it's just like afraid of monsters in its fear factor. The apartments are a lot like the hospital is AOM. Some people don't want to continue after you get to a certain part, I'm even a little freaked out, but I understand that the only thing scary to me is what I'm making up in my insane head. You really know how to use that element of the human thought process to your advantage. Thanks for the Patch, and goodnight!

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Anddos Mar 2 2012, 9:52pm says:

The audio adjust options do not work

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S.W.A.G.G. Apr 30 2012, 3:42pm replied:

Hey can u add me on skype? my account is name is: jeremiah mcninch
so you can walk me through exactly how to get cry of fear

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ZeroRawr Mar 3 2012, 3:42am says:

Atleast give us like a map list or have the host player be able to save for Co-Op.

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michael89 Mar 3 2012, 12:52pm says:

ice, i assume that you are now talking about steam -04, which sucked balls so hard.

Steam -12 works fine.

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Cheapo713 Mar 3 2012, 5:49pm says:

Bug report: fatal crash at location: Custcene determining that you need to get to subway station > big monster coming out of the street that hits the car away (first encounter) > enter the vent to the left of it > drop down & kill 1st enemy > continue thru vent > encounter 2nd monster > FATAL CRASH

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Karriz Mar 5 2012, 2:32pm says:

I'm still crashing sometimes when shooting window monsters and zombies in the train. Makes it impossible to get trough that part. And even if it didn't crash, I would probably die because there are no syringes.

Otherwise, a great patch, but I hope you will do some fixes to that level.

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rage_killerz Mar 6 2012, 3:48pm says:

i cant beleive this is for half life 1...amazing

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Kornhead0123 Mar 11 2012, 8:12am says:

MAKE A PATCH FOR D3D, my computer doesnt run open gl

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rerundadog Mar 11 2012, 9:47pm says:

For those of you asking about the crashes, heres the #1 solution
Launch thru the Program Cry of Fear, not steam.

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Octrox Mar 19 2012, 1:40pm says:

Do I have to have Half Life installed to play this? Or can i just download it and play

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Briggsman Apr 3 2012, 9:00pm replied:

What the hell do you think?

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S.W.A.G.G. Apr 30 2012, 3:19pm says:

Im really new to this and i read "most" of the comments and is this free?

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