Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed. Get the steampipe fixes here.

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If anyone wants to use custom stuff with their mods, create a folder called custom inside Half-life 2/hl2 and/or inside the ep2 and episodic folder. Never simply put models/materials/sounds inside the custom folder, you must make your own folder inside there first!

For example: ep2/custom/my_custom_folder

Then just open up a sourcemod's gameinfo.txt and add this:

game+mod ep2/custom/*
game+mod episodic/custom/*
game+mod hl2/custom/*

Make sure it goes before any other game+mod or game_lv listed there, in order to make sure that the custom stuff loads first, otherwise standard hl2, ep1 and ep2 valve stuff will end up being used.
It will load all the custom content in all your custom folders. If you don't wish for all of it to be used then you can simply replace the asterix with the actual name of the folder you want used inside the custom folders.

For example: game+mod ep2/custom/freddymercurys_custom_stuff

Please note that this functions in the same way the hl1 system worked. So that if a mod has its own custom content, than that will be used instead of your custom version. So if a mod has its own pistol model, if you want your custom pistol to be loaded you'll have to manually delete the files in the mods folder that you don't like.
Eg Personally I delete skill.cfg in a mods cfg folder so that I can keep my difficulty modification working.

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stalkerforever
stalkerforever

How do I change the MP7 sound and rate of fire?

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knb128pl
knb128pl

Half-Life 2 have 16years is still fun to play.

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doitall
doitall

Did you know you could play Half-Life 2 using almost exclusively the crowbar? Makes for a heck of an experience, check it out here:

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doitall
doitall

I can't believe how many map changes there were between the PC version and the OG Xbox version, it's almost like playing a whole new game! If you want to see some of the differences, check out this playthrough of the Xbox version:

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ichoffski
ichoffski

This game is OK.

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doitall

This game has some of the highest quality mods imaginable. If you need a taste as to why, here are 260+ reasons all in one convenient playlist:

Half Life Mods:
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doitall
doitall

Unpatched Half-Life 2 on the PlayStation is a thing of beauty. Water Hazard: APC's aren't in their usual positions... They're flipped upside down in the water with you. They are extremely lightweight and can be pushed by the airboat easily... It's wild. Also managed to totally break my audio that section... It's art. Check it out here:

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LordAinzalot
LordAinzalot

Does anyone in here know how I can replace the blood impact effect from MMod 1.3 with another effect I found and like better?

Thanks for advise

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darkelf1
darkelf1

love the level design ,but don't like thw story.

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na1606731860

ЭТА КРУТАЯ ИГРА

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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