Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sierra Entertainment on November 1, 1999. Opposing Force is the first expansion for Half-Life and was first announced in April 1999. Randy Pitchford, the lead designer on the game, later noted that he believed Gearbox was selected to develop Opposing Force because Valve wanted to concentrate on their future projects. Over the course of development, Gearbox brought in a variety of outside talent from other areas of the video games industry to help bolster various aspects of design. Opposing Force returns to the same setting as Half-Life, but instead portrays the events from the perspective of a U.S. Marine, one of the enemy characters in the original game. The player character, Adrian Shephard.

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Half-Rats, Heath Games, and friends are back, baby! ...and now the series is taking on a whole new face - using the friendly grunt logic from Opposing Force, and possibly other elements! Half-Rats teams up with the US Army to take on the remaining forces of Hell. That's right, they finally made it. Better late than never!

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Call me crazy, but I decided to resurrect Heath Games and the Half-Rats mod series for one last mod. It was looking like I wasn't going to ever return to games, and especially Half-Life modding. I was burned out, didn't have it in me - Heath Games was basically dissolved, and there was a lot of negative feedback for the series that I let put a nail in the coffin...but after nearly dying from a gunshot, and losing almost everything, I decided I was going to turn everything around and dig the mod series out of the grave for one last hurrah - for those who have stuck around and were really disappointed by the dissolution of HG and the demise of HR mods. I didn't want to admit defeat by something as small as past mistakes, and the tiny, screeching voices of those who could never do what I do on a daily basis.

Half-Rats wouldn't give a damn, so why should we?

First thing's first - Changes for the better:

1. The lantern oil is getting the axe. The lantern has an auto recharge now.

2. We are capping the inventory at (5) of each item, but increasing the money cap.

3. We are adding new weapons, and fixing the issues with the old Parasomnia arsenal.

4. This story takes place during the day.

Heath Games is being joined by Myself, Netoxy, Shepard, Devin, and Zikshadow this go-round.

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Mapping

New Features?

Additionally, there will be help from friendly grunts, much like the ones seen in Opposing Force...since the entire story-line is centered on the arrival of the US Army. Sometimes they'll be helping you, and other times, you, Barnaby and Half-Cat are the ones who will need to rescue them!

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Pretty neat, huh? There will be several missions to undertake before the big finale, and they shall include elements/objectives like:

1. Support

2. Search and Rescue

3. Civilian Aid

4. Recon/Investigation

5. Assault

6. Take and Hold

It's up to you if/who you decide to take with you on each objective - as you'll have a few troops at your disposal - so choose wisely. I know you people, so we won't make it too hard in case you decide to go it alone and ignore a fair warning!

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As you can see, this guy needs a lot of...civilian aid...don't think he can walk this one off.

Preliminary Tests:

By the way; I tested the new grunt models, as well as a couple others in Opposing Force, too. Here's some shots:

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New/Old Enemies?

As mentioned before, some older enemies are making a comeback...

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Before and after...

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Poor Phipe didn't deserve that...

And...WHO'S THAT DEMON? Play and find out!

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As you can see, we are making quick progress. One thing is for sure, we aren't going to rush. There is no deadline currently, and we are going to keep it that way. Thanks for your continued support!

Pic of the Day:

Greasy


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Jack_263
Jack_263

So happy you're back in action, big fan of this series!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

I love this!

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maximustreachery
maximustreachery

HELL YEA!!!

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Krychur
Krychur

my whiskey and single-actions are ready! also my swords!

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

I'm happy to see this game is back but, what the hell? You almost died from a gunshot wound? You seriously need to elaborate on that!

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Richard_Cynic Author
Richard_Cynic

It's a ****** story! Perhaps at some later date. I honestly really don't remember much.

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Pyrsen
Pyrsen

How do you forget something like that? Anyway hope it doesn't put too much stress on you

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Richard_Cynic Author
Richard_Cynic

It has definitely already put a lot of stress on me.

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WillSmithington
WillSmithington

Ether be careful when handling with guns or get a concealed carry permit. that or get better friends.

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CyborgParrot
CyborgParrot

Heck yeah! :D

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^^MTB_-_Animations^^
^^MTB_-_Animations^^

So Half-Rats has A new story huh?

Hell yeah, now we're talking!

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TheTurntable
TheTurntable

Yes at last!!!

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thefunny711
thefunny711

As I recently think fondly about my memories with this series, and an unsatisfied taste with how I'll never be able to flesh out this universe anymore, I find this. You and all your compatriots are God dang spectacular!!! Keep on keepin' on, gentlemen!


...oh wait I still need to complete Parasomnia...

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Diet-Coke
Diet-Coke

If you're going to revamp HR : Parasomnia, you definitely should keep the older build available for the masochists out there who would like to play the old hard-*** version for whatever reason.

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Richard_Cynic Author
Richard_Cynic

We aren't touching Parasomnia. That hazardous materials right there.

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Diet-Coke
Diet-Coke

Duh.. I probably misread it. Well, good to know HRP is going to stay as is. I loved the hard-*** difficulty of it (except for the unforgiving final boss).

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Richard_Cynic Author
Richard_Cynic

Yeah, that's what happens when by strange circumstances, you don't get to playtest your game until AFTER release. What a wild 3 years it was. I turned on cheats for the final boss.

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phipe
phipe

Phenomenal!

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