Half-Life: Decay is the the third expansion pack for the award-winning game, Half-Life. It was included as part of the PS2 version of Half-Life. Decay returns to the setting and timeline of the original story, albeit portraying the story from the viewpoint of a different set of protagonists: two scientists working in the Black Mesa Research Facility. Decay is a cooperative multiplayer game, designed to be played by two people working together to pass through the game's levels.

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It has been around one year since I started this project. Thank you all for the support!

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Hello everyone!

Can you believe it has been over a year since I began this mod?

So much has happened in this time. I got married, leaned to drive, and I am about to start a new job! However, the progress for my mod ever continues!

Initially upon starting a project like this, it can be difficult to understand just how involving the creative process is and how much time has to be dedicated to it. However, I have learned so much while making this, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Initially I planned only a handful of maps, but this has grown more than I could imagine. I could safely say I am around 2/3 of the way through this mod. I have around 17 maps, 14 of which are essentially finished aside from tweaks and balancing. I will wait until it is all complete as I feel breaking this up into separate releases will be less satisfying. I have everything plotted out however, so there is a definite structure already set up for where the story is going, and I am very excited about the ending, if it all works :p I can imagine a total of 25 or so maps in total.

A couple of things I wish to mention - due to the textures and effects present within the mod, this is designed for fairly modern machines and has only been tested in OpenGL mode. Software will not work at all as it will not run correctly. I have run it on an older laptop I have and it was playable, but had performance issues in a few areas which could distract from the game-play.

Secondly, custom music is integral to this mod, and the mod files have been set up for the steam version of Half-Life. I am entirely unsure if it will work on the original WON version, and if it did I am not sure if the music would work as they are in MP3 format and the original loaded files from a CD. Without music a lot would be lost from certain scenes!

Lastly, I have implemented a TON of secrets and easter eggs. Many original Half-Life characters have fleeting cameos, all in a way that would work with the original games. I really hope players manage to find all of these when I release! Plus - EVERY map has a G-man sighting. Some are definitely a bit tricky to find :)

Thank you all for being patient and for providing me support and compliments this whole time, you guys keep this going! :)

Also - a shout out to the beta tester collective
Betatesterscollective.com
These guys rock, everyone should use this service!

Below are some screenshots of scripted events within the mod. I have only hidden the HUD from view, but everything is from my completed maps.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Ooooh, I like some good, hidden Easter eggs :)

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

I am genuinely happy to hear about your real life stuff, i just wish it'll stay as much awesome as your mod. Keep the amazing work, we're all an extremely eager to play it c:

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Capt.Host
Capt.Host

The screenshots look really darn good *.*
Also, congrats on all the success you've had and I hope that greater things await you in life. Be happy, man :)

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Foxtrop
Foxtrop

awesome mapping looks really good

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ReflexF.N.
ReflexF.N.

I am glad to hear that many good things have happened in your life, and I hope that good things continue to happen.
As for the mod, the screenshots you've shared in this article are absolutely wonderful. This article has made me even more excited to play this mod. I am really looking forward to it! :)

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Lopper
Lopper

The skybox in that first image doesn't blend in well but other than that them maps look awesome, can't wait for this mod :D

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

Nice work, i'm really waiting the release :D

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

I've just realized that there's a guy on the women's bathroom with a shotgun..

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PipeWrenchGuy
PipeWrenchGuy

Your dedication to the project is inspiring! haha
Cheers and congrats ;)

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RedSlug
RedSlug

Looking very promising, and surprisingly lively!

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Really great work mate, this is one of the best looking Half Life 1 mods around, keep going! I loved the images, you've really captured this 'Black Mesa' feeling in your maps. Besides that, you've managed to make the places very lively, as seen in the secutiry guard's cars checkpoint.

I wish you the very best with your life and your mod! Hope to see this jewel released soon enough :) Cheers!

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