ESHQ is a mod for Half-Life with its own storyline (not from Half-Life universe). Unknown government spy must steal secret files from the building called 'Evil scientists headquarters'. But his job gonna be a bit more difficult and long in time and space...
Just use the goldsrc engine.
I 'attempted' to play this mod on several different occasions:
The first time that I installed this mod several weeks ago, I found the setup menu to be a lot more 'buggy' and complicated than the setup menu is for about any other user-made Half-life mod: For example, it takes several steps ('BACKSPACE' key then the 'RETURN' key) to 'un-map' key mappings.....and then input the preferred key mappings. Other Half-life mods require only a very quick and simple double-clicking of the mouse on a key-mapping to erase and then enter one's preferred command.
The graphics quality and/or engine used in this mod is very low quality - it utilizes worse graphics than the 'official' Half-life game. Also, there unexact percentages presets for the 'mouse sensitivity': Slider bars which enable one to EXACTLY customize mouse sensitivity to the EXACT percentage exist in other all other user-made Half-life mods that I have played, but not in THIS mod. In the options menu in 'ESHQ,' the 'mouse sensitivity slider bar' customizes mouse sensitivity to a 'close percentage' of desired mouse sensitivity...but not 'exact' mouse sensitivity as in all other mods.
When I enabled 'vertical sync' in the graphics setup menu, the game failed to initialize and a complete 'uninstallation' was necessary. However, there is no 'uninstall' feature which comes bundled with the 'ESHQ' download: The downloadable package comes with an 'install' executable but NOT an 'uninstall' executable. Hence, it is necessary to MANUALLY delete all files.
The gameplay itself was very buggy. I unintentionally placed timed bombs on several locales that I was unaware of and nearly killed myself several times. I unintentionally placed a timed bomb in the beginning of this mod near a scientist and blew him to pieces and nearly blew myself up. I didn't have a bomb on my person/in my inventory so why the heck was I supposed to know that I was going to place a bomb right on a certain place on the floor of an office? I placed the bomb on the floor just by walking over a certain area of the floor.
The combination of all of these factors meant that after no less than SEVERAL installs and manual deleting of files.....I gave up on this very buggy and very annoying mod. I will never attempt to fidget with this mod or download it ever again.
I rate ESHQ a 2 out of 10.
Good mod. Of the benefits: Interesting and long plot, good level design. Levels are very diverse
Of the minuses: sometimes it is not clear what to do.
I recommend this mod.
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