Here you can take a look at my attempt to recreate a well-known Half Life 2 Beta style. I was inspired by maps from 2001-2002 beta and decided to make this addon.
In addition to changing textures and models, sounds and music were changed too (I replaced the original soundtrack with unused music for one of the Half Life games (Album by
Chris Jensen: "Mishaps in the Reactor Chamber"). It is possible that these tracks should have sounded in Half Life: Opposing Force or even in HL2 beta (one of them plays in the
first trailer and is called "Docks"). It is worth saying that the addon does not change the maps themselves, as well as the plot. Same game, different atmosphere. During development, I tried to stick to the 2001 Beta style, but in some places I used content from the 2002 beta. This whole mod was a very laborious project for me. It took almost a year to create it, and now it's finally ready. I want to thank all those who supported my project and helped with its development. Special thanks to RizGBlue and Mr_K and everyone else whose content has been used in Beta Aesthetics. I show these users in the credits. If you saw your work in my addon, then write about it in the comments.

*You can play with it in Half Life 2 Update, but better use this addon in original Half Life 2 game*

Well, without further interruption let's celebrate and eat Viennese sausages! (without botulism, of course)

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Beta Aesthetics 2.0 REMASTERED

Beta Aesthetics 2.0 REMASTERED

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The REMASTERED version is different from the one before: * New textures and models * Updated sounds * New soundtrack * Fixed bugs WARNING *Don't play...

Half Life 2 Beta Aesthetics Mod

Half Life 2 Beta Aesthetics Mod

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My attempt to recreate a well-known Half Life 2 Beta style. With this mod, HL2 will be transformed into something new. Barren wastelands,dark and uncomfortable...

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Used_Tissue
Used_Tissue - - 22 comments

I deleted the custom folder but the reshade is still in effect. How do I get rid of it?

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Guest
Guest - - 695,088 comments

why has beta aesthetics 3.0 been removed?

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lambdaguy
lambdaguy - - 214 comments

by the way this is my account. i commented this before i made an account so thats why it says guest. also, why is my comment "ham or spam?" im just curious.

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Guest
Guest - - 695,088 comments

How do I install this, sorry if it is obvious

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andrea89
andrea89 - - 266 comments

the version 3.0 have a great athmosphere!!

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CrokDok
CrokDok - - 14 comments

can someone tell me how to uninstall the mod ?

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Guest
Guest - - 695,088 comments

you uninstall the "beta" folder in the custom folder, if you werent listening to installation instructions and dumped the models in the half life 2 folder then you have to completely delete half life 2 from your files and reinstall half life.

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EleventyFour
EleventyFour - - 21 comments

Same issue here, I forgot about installing it and now I think I'll have to redownload just to see if it says how in a readme.

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Heroheenie
Heroheenie - - 35 comments

texture resolution?

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Dernin
Dernin - - 27 comments

okay, the mod is good but i have some problems.
-Gasmask citizen, there are 5 models of gasmask citizen and i think that you've choosed the worst possible, and it dosent really make sense when some citizens have gasmask and some not
-blood, textures are from first half life and it was in beta but only in 2001 e3, you should change it. It dosent fit with the whole game, there are some other assets from half life 1 that wasnt even in the beta
-also citadel's texture is weird
-and here is something very individual, but i think that this old model of gravity gun was bad idea (also gravity gun is not picking up some metal objects for some reason), it take's more place on screen than this later model and i would like to have some options to choose texture of fire, blood or citizens.
Still its very good remake, shooting from mp5 feel very satisfying and whole asthetic is good.

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