An extremely challenging mod which forces players to think outside of the box... in order to get out of the box. Each room is a unique puzzle, and is always full of surprises. Not for players who aren't up for an intense, claustrophobic experience.

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As July brings an end to school, August brings the end of development.
It is with great pleasure I announce the official release date for Escape The Room - Friday the 13th
ERmod has become much more than initially intended. It is now truly the intense and claustrophobic experience I have advertised. It's been a good long time in development, I know you will all be pleased with the results.

Some highlights to look forward to:

-A plot!
-Voice acting!
-Many more challenges!

Attached is a screen shot of the opening scene.

Thank you all for playing!

The Summer-y

The Summer-y

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There has been a lot going on behind the scenes for Escape the Room. Many more levels, and puzzles have been constructed. The final stages are upon us.

ER Demo Rleased!

ER Demo Rleased!

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An extremely challenging mod which forces players to think outside of the box-- in order to get out of the box. Each room is a unique puzzle, and is always...

Escape The Room Demo Release Changed

Escape The Room Demo Release Changed

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The Escape the Room source mod demo will be released one week ahead of schedule

Demo Date Released

Demo Date Released


Three maps will be released on January 29th, 2010.

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Windows / LInux Download + Fix

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Adapted for recent HL2 updates, courtesy of Dubigrasu.

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ERmod is finally released. I am proud to bring you all this extremely challenging mod. It forces players to think outside of the box-- in order to get...

Escape The Room Demo Download

Escape The Room Demo Download

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The official download for ER: An extremely challenging mod which forces players to think outside of the box-- in order to get out of the box. Each room...

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In the mod, "Escape the Room," you very perturbingly and annoyingly start out in some kind of a 'rinky-dinky' hospital operating table -- whilst a very stupid Caucasian-Mongoloid's woman face is grinning down at you -via a teleprompter screen- speaking very sarcastic, sardonic, and unintelligible things....while right beside you a man -who resembles a 'janitor,' moreso than he does an 'orderly' -- seems to fulfill the role of the 'Mongoloid'-woman's 'pupateer'...her "Igor," if you a manner of speaking...

The only thing that is going on in my mind, at this point of the mod, as well as through the remainder of this mod -- is "I can't wait to kill this well as her 'pupateer' -Igor.

"Escape the Room" consists of many average size 'rooms' which you must figure out how to 'get out of.' Either because I am extraordinarily and incomprehensibly stupid -- and/or because every single room had multiple script errors -- I was unable to figure out how to exit/escape from EVERY SINGLE I ended up, instead, 'DESTROYING' every room (with grenades, RPGs, etc.) and then using a 'no-clip' cheat to find the 'portal' so that the next level would load so that I could proceed to the next room.

At the very end of this mod, I found myself on the operating table, ONCE AGAIN, with the Caucasian-Mongoloid bitch grinning at me from the teleprompter screen -- and Igor (the 'janitor' or the 'orderly?') at my side. I wasn't able to locate or kill the bitch...however 'quasi-gratifyingly' I WAS able to destroy Igor.

I rate "Escape the Room" a 2/10.

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So i played this mod.
i finished level one
level 2 i found it impossible to open the vent that had the key in it.
level 3 i found it impossible to break the rope to get the red knob.
i spent hours looking and "thinking outside of the box"
im very irritated when a mod is so hard im forced to use cheats.
anyway im dissapointed in the lack of any hints in this cause "up" definitely didnt help me open the vent to the key.
and the haters, i see them coming and i actually give zero plucks.
im still doing this mod so i dont know how many other levels there are.

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I wasn't able to figure out how to escape/exit from ANY room. I know that I'm no "Einstein" when it comes to HL2 mods: My 'forte' is DESTROYING EVERYTHING in sight...rather than brilliantly-solving puzzles that requires a lot of 'outside-the-box' thinking.

That being said, I have had a LOT of success in SOME other HL2 user-made mods that are purely 'puzzle-oriented' -- with THIS mod it was as if EVERY SINGLE ROOM had multiple script door, vents, NOTHING would open in ANY room I was in...

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on level 2, try cutting the rope with something designed for cutting. It's really not so out of the box thinking ;) Don't cheat, you'll ruin the experience. It's normal to spend 20 minutes on a room.

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Good!forward to continuing

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Played this today. :/ Pretty meh.

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I've been recently mucking around and found two websites (which were not created by me, all credit to them) you might want to go to, to fix this mod manually, if you don't want to wait for the creator to put up a patch (which I honestly think he won't since he hasn't been active since 2010).

What these two websites say to do (and to dumb it down for you in steps) is to:

(note that I will assume you have steam)
1. install your mod normally (I don't think I need to explain that for you)

2. locate the gameinfo text document in the mod's file

3. locate the word "SearchPaths" (without the quotation marks, of course)

4. copy the lines of code in where it says "for half life 2 episode 2" and paste them where you located the word "SearchPaths"

5. Run the game normally. If it does not work then restart steam ( assuming you have steam) and then run the game again

6. your game will crash and you will receive the following error "41/monitor_breencast_jumbotron2 - func_monitor: UTIL_SetModel: not precached: *2". don't worry, that's supposed to happen. If you didn't get the error and i started up perfectly, then skip all these steps because you are done and don't need the rest of these steps.

7. go back into the mod's folder and go into maps (Program Files x86/ steam/steamapps/sourcemods/ermod/maps)

8. locate the file "background01.bsp"

9. rename the file to "background02.bsp

10. follow step 5. If this actually helped you, then the game should work, based on my experience with it.

from your friend
(don't send me friend requests on Steam, I will say no)

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Another mod ruined because it can't find the background image.

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i must say thsi is the coolest puzzle game ive -played in a long time it would have been a 9 but it would have been such a strong nine i would have felt like a liar saying jsut a 9 keep up cant wait for the sequel

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