Brutal Half-Life is a modification that makes the game more violent and addictive. It is also a tribute to the classic FPS games.

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Brutal Half-Life mod BETA 2 is now available to download

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Brutal Half-Life Beta 0.1


Public beta 2 of Brutal Half-Life. Still needs lot of work but it is stable enough for a release. I will continue adding more features in future versions.


Changelog:

Added:
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-Chapter selection map
-4 new maps based on classic FPS
-New weapons:
-Fists
-Desert eagle from Opposing Force
-Hyperblaster from Quake 2
-Plasmarifle from Doom
-Rocket launcher from Quake 1
-Dual weapons:
-Glock
-Mp5
-357
-Desert eagle
-Different fluid forms for blood:
-Splashes, drips and streams
-Player and monsters bleeding out (player bleeds in hard mode or when no HEV)
-New weapon animations
-Fire
-Aiming with the sights
-New physics reactions for some weapon attacks
-New head gore variations
-Barney can carry more weapons
-Some AI improvements
-Dead HEV dismemberment
-Weapon recoil
-Small camera movements
-No-HEV hands

Changed:
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-Now you can spawn infinite monsters in Zoo
-Realistic agony sounds
-Now the silencer for the glock only attaches when you take it from hassasin (or world silenced glock)
-Unlimited allies can follow you now
-Returned crowbar decals and reedited bulletholes
-Changed beheading sound and its behaviour
-New skills balance
-Blood decals changes
-Improved rocket trails
-Kick behaviour
-Ground-dying animations now have an end
-Changed burnt and hurt skins behaviour

Fixed:
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-Hornet crashes
-More visible crosshairs
-Finished islave, alien grunt and controller skins
-Now m249 view model decrease bullet rounds like in opposing force

-A lot of other additions, changes and improvements...

Comments
Podcaster
Podcaster

**** YEAH!!!!

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DEAD_DOOMER
DEAD_DOOMER

HOLY ******* ****

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deadlife101
deadlife101

This is great! Thank you for this. Although crashes seem to be a bit more frequent upon gib effects in this version. Just thought I'd let you know. Keep up the good work!

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Estor_

This has to be fake

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dacato6432
dacato6432

this is real very real

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NotFreeman
NotFreeman

very very real

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SweetJuleka
SweetJuleka

OH, EMM, GEE! :D

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Hell yes, the three year wait is over.

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OurBenefactors
OurBenefactors

It's been 3000 years...

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TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

Just tried it, loving everything about the update! Is it at all possible to make it so the Barney and Scientist NPC's can follow you anywhere you go? I get it's Gldsrc and very limited but having the AI be able to jump where you can jump and crawl where you crawl would be amazing for bringing your allies through the game.

You'd also steal my heart if you got the Alpha ladder climbing animations in or something along those lines.

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BrainPainGames!
BrainPainGames!

Time to kick those scientists again!

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Captain_Hell_Knight
Captain_Hell_Knight

Game ******* crashes every time I quick-save. Anyone have a similar issue?

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Captain_Hell_Knight
Captain_Hell_Knight

Scratch that, I can't save at all. Every time I try it, it crashes. Good though.

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Captain_Hell_Knight
Captain_Hell_Knight

NEVERMIND. It simply crashes on EVERYTHING I do! Quick-save? Crash. Manual save? Crash. Kick a scientist's corpse? CRASH!

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not_a_username
not_a_username

Have you tried this mod on Xash3D?

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Philomaeus
Philomaeus

Absolutely fantastic. But yes, like Captain_Hell_Knight is saying. It's guaranteed to crash once you arrive at the Office Complex chapter, and even after that segment.

Once it becomes a stable release, I'll be more than glad to finish the entire campaign using this mod!

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not_a_username
not_a_username

Hey, have you tried playing on Xash3D? It fixed a lot of bugs and crashes for me, almost all of them. Someone here recommended it, if I remember correctly. Gotta spread the word!

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DwenzyBenzy
DwenzyBenzy

Crashes at Office Complex (like others have said) with this message:

Cache_UnlinkLRU: NULL

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drvgbugz
drvgbugz

OMERGERD

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PropperNem
PropperNem

Just started playing this mod, and i have a few problems with it.
Not a big fan of the pistol, it's so inaccurate without ADS.
What's up with the shotgun?! For some reason I keep missing whenever I shoot enemies at point blank range...

Other than those complaints, the mod is pretty damn enjoyable so far. Love the new added weapons, but the BFG should get buffed more IMO.

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TheTiredKid
TheTiredKid

Anyone else get mouse accel they can't disable when using the mod?

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not_a_username
not_a_username

This mod... oh man, great work! Original HL levels but with some more action, first levels from older FPS games (Doom I/II, Quake I/II), being able to kick, punch, wield 2 handguns at once... Epic! But, it's quite unstable (yeah, I know that it's still in beta, but...). Most of the times it crashed when:
- Passing through autosave triggers (sometimes it doesn't crash)
- Saving manually (in-the-menu save and quicksave, crashes often)
- Gibbing corpses (too many entities, I guess)
Sometimes it even crashes when I kill a zombie (not sure about other monsters though), says something about a null string. Almost all of those problems were solved by playing using Xash3D, someone in the comments recommended it, if I remember correctly.
Also sometimes hitscan does something stupid (or maybe it's hitboxes) and shooting at enemies doesn't do anything.
Would be nice if you fixed those bugs, and maybe added a few new things (weapons, features etc.). But even right now it looks like a finished modification!

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Phorjae
Phorjae

Guys which buttons kick and enable the iron sight ?

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supersonicbros369
supersonicbros369

You're really transforming this cult classic into it's own cult-classic.

Although inevitably the more you add to it the more unstable it gets it seems. I would suggest officially switching to the newer Xash3D (effectively a rebuilt GoldSRC to my knowledge), but I'm not sure if it would be any more stable.

My eyes grew big the first few minutes at how much changed.

I do like the idea of going through Half Life without the suit, and the fact that the viewmodels can reflect that is neat; it would be nice to have a health display though --- inability to use batteries or armor, but still be able to check your health. OR alternatively, integrate Blue Shift's mechanic alongside, and have Guard Vests lying about, usable to people not using the suit but thats a stretch.

I have a personal preference with the shotgun, one thing I liked about that Half Life 1 shotgun compared to the Half Life 2 shotgun, is that slow dramatic reload, make each shot count. Here its a bit of a "boingboingboing done" deal like in Half Life 2. The more powerful a weapon the more dramatic its reload should be, it builds anticipation.

Blaring Bugs I've found excluding crashes:

• Sometimes holding the alt fire on the crowbar freezes it into charging positio -- you can't actually attack with it again until you change weapons.
• Half Life's famous "Walk 2 feet before dying" glitch is in overdrive here, I didn't make it past unforseen consequences before I had 3 gibbed Houndeye's running around before they finally dropped dead. Some were able to still attack.
• I said I would exclude crashes but this one seems weapon related: The Dual Wield SMG's, when carrying them without the suit and you don't have enough ammo for them when you press reload, it will crash the game without dialogue.
• I don't know if this is intentional or not but all the Barneys use Hazard Course dialogue when asking them to follow.
• The computer falling in the server room when you climb through the vent from the lobby creates a solid gib (or it may be the headcrab gib) that kills you from any health no matter what. This glitch was also present in the first release.
• Some particles are obscenely expensive even by Half Life sprite standards. Notably the BFG.
• Several NPCs are disappearing between level changes.
• Some doors are getting stuck, probably on gibs.

As for crashes, the most common is a handled engine crash.
"Fatal Error: Cache_UnlinkLRU: NULL"

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supersonicbros369
supersonicbros369

Oh also, very humorously, I can't imagine why, but sometimes the cockroaches have a floating Barney head and a gun... its a bizarre sight. Imgur.com

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JV_
JV_

so how do I disable mouse acceleration?
m_rawinput 1 doesn't help

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GeneralEcchi
GeneralEcchi

Anyone know how to get the pistol silencer without using impulse 101 ?

Also is there a way to reduce maximum gib count ? Sometime there's too many of them it lag the game

Also also the Alien Grunt leg keep running after I blow his body up with Gauss's altfire
Also also also Gauss alt-fire are OP af and the pistol accuracy shouldn't be this ****.

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daysie
daysie

how the heck do i install this? (yes I've read the "read me" and followed those instructions)

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shepard62fr
shepard62fr

I haven't played Beta 2 but I would like to point some of the technical points mentioned in the comments:

- The load/save crash might be caused by an incomplete and/or corrupted save/table in an entity. I can't confirm this right now but this would likely be the cause.

- "Cache_UnlinkLRU: NULL" is a crash in the engine. IIRC, whenever the client and/or seever try to grab a pointer to a model/sprite, it expects a pointer to a sprite structure within a cache system. Only Valve can fix this problem by securing the access or removing the cache system. That maybe would also explain why Xash3D is not impacted but Steam GoldSrc is.

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garuffd
garuffd

I love this mod ! I wanted to try it a while ago but never had the chance. Top mod but for some reason the bullet holes started showing up as giant squares like a black window on the wall.. I'm pretty sure this happened once when I used to play HL1 and it was an easy fix but I haven't had a computer to access my steam games for years and I've forgotten a lot of stuff :/
Can anyone help? I've tried reinstalling Half life and the mod. Would be cool if anyone could help :)

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