SCENARIO

In "Get a Life" you embody Alexander Zemlinsky, a subway technician suffering from leukaemia.
Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier. But you wouldn't call him normal either, because there is something in his past that connects him with the events that are about to happen in the course of the story (we want to keep the suspense, so nothing more on that...). "Get a Life" will feature different environment settings presented in more than 24 maps, all of them connected to the scenario of the mod. GaL will offer about 11 hours of pure gameplay pleasure.

FEATURES

  • GaL will run on the latest version of the Source Engine, so that means you'll see HDR and the enhanced shadow system (as seen in HL2: Episode 1) in "Get a Life" as well
  • To give the player the best gaming experience possible, GaL will offer a custom HUD, an innovative healing system with several damage zones, drugs that will trigger a "bullet-time" effect, upgradeable weapons and enhanced enemy AI
  • About 11 hours of gameplay
  • 24 maps with varied environments
  • 61 characters
  • 13 weapons

For more information visit the official "Get a Life" website and the french/english forums.

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Hi everyone !

You were a lot to download Get A Life, and we hope you enjoyed it.

But
some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs.
Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod
is released there are often surprises, and GAL was no exception to the
rule.

We thought about it, and today we' re releasing patch that brings two modifications :

-For those who finds the mod to hard, they can totally desactivate the bleeding system by a simple manipulation. Clic here to see the illustration
-Correction of script bugs, abnormal deaths, bleeding or abnormal vision during the
first chapter and correction of certain bugs during the second chapter

Also
some people suffer from crashes that we cannot solve, this problems
happens in lots of mods currently. It is because of the Source SDK base
from the new steam version (we advise you to disable it) or from the
soundcache.

For those who have the new version of steam, while we are waiting for a patch, use these tips to play :
-Launch the mod
-In the graphic options, choose "windowed mod"
-Launch the first map
-When the map's loaded, choose "full screen mod" in your graphid options menu.

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Some persons asked us for the soundtrack, we collected them and created an album you can download here:
music.getalife-mod.com

Get A Life's staff

Get a Life is OUT !

Get a Life is OUT !

News 73 comments

Hmm... today is the 25th isn't it ? Ok, so let's say it : Get a Life IS OUT !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

News 30 comments

Get a Life : 2 days left! Impatient? Well, here's something to hold you over.

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

News 18 comments

Get a Life is about to be released (April 25th !). We reserve one week to put the finishing touches.

Long time no see long time no say!

Long time no see long time no say!

News 7 comments

Good news for addicted fans, the mod is almost finished! For few weeks now, the dev-team reached the step of the beta tests, and works on fixing miscellaneous...

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Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

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This is Russian translation for the Get a Life mod. All subtitles, in-game messages, hints, menu texts has been translated into the Russian by me. Please...

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

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Some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs. Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod is released...

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

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Full install for final release v1 All this in English and French versions, provided with English, French, German, Czech, Spanish, Finnish and Swedish...

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)

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In this video, you could see : - getalife's arsenal - slow-time in action - New hud (beta 2) - New NPC - Other think

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Re-synthesizer
Re-synthesizer

"Get A Life" is a very interesting and original mod....

It has humorous moments...for example the subway directors who are constantly saying..."Do you want a ticket.....if no.......then MOVE!!!"

There are many custom weapons and a good variety. However, most feel somewhat similar to each other and somewhat 'underpowered'.....this doesn't help in intense combat situations where you are taking on many 'combine bulls' at a time. It would've helped tremendously to have had at least one automatic weapon which had a secondary grenade fire....instead of having to switch weapons from an automatic rifle to a hand grenade, for example. As a result of this, I was often needing to use a 'God' (invincibility) cheat whenever it was required to take on many 'combine bulls' simultaneously.

What primarily 'ruined' this mod for me, more than anything else, was the level of the mod where you are meandering through a nightime wasteland with very low visibility which is infested primarily with zombies.....and are constantly being attacked by very, very large spiders. In other HL2 mods, you at least have a good 'chance' of seeing or evading spiders...

However, in "Get a Life" you are constantly being overwhelmed by spiders -no matter how cautious you are - and bleeding profusely each time you are savagely bitten by a spider.

There were also too many instances of the LOW polygon count textures.....which made 'maneouvering' through broken walls, etc. as being very difficult on the first try to evade an enemy, etc. Also, this user-made mod began 'crashing' on me many times in the level with the many spiders.

"Get a Life" definitely isn't quite a keeper for me....notwithstanding its great potential and unique setting....

I rate "Get a Life" a 6/10.

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NightFuel
NightFuel

This is one of those mods that I wish got fixed after the steampipe update, has way more errors and is harder to play through nowadays.

Hope one day it gets a patch.

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BoardManOnSteam
BoardManOnSteam

Is this set in Minnesota, USA? I noticed that in the subway system, one of the trains leads to "St. Paul", which is the capital of Minnesota.

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Guest

Does anybody think we should have a remod of get a life. you know , new weapons , different enemies , characters and even revamp levels better than before.

The mod is great , but what you guys think?

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nyxiesheot
nyxiesheot

Youtu.be speedrun video of this epic mod

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Platinum7
Platinum7

over 10 years old and still very good and still waiting a jolly wang core play this ti get more popular

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Wow, this is over ten years old.

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thehamzan6
thehamzan6

The mod isn't bad actually. It may have some flaws here and there, horrid voice acting and moments that are complete ********, but it's a decent mod - one that's actually complete compared to many mods for Half-Life 2.

I didn't understand the story well, maybe if someone could clarify it for me? What I know *SPOILER* is that the main character has leukemia and his sister gave him the wrong medication that caused wide spread infection? I don't get why he woke up in the hospital bed and at the end he somehow journeys to some lab facility to kill someone who's him? I don't get it.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Legendary mod here. One of the few actual Half-Life 2 singleplayer mods that finished.

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One of the best HL2 mods I have played to date. The gameplay is fun, never really getting tiring with the ever-changing enemies, combat environments and features which kept me interested every step of the way. The introduction of features like bullet time had me worried at first, but proved to be fun to use and balanced out. The level design is extraordinary, with constantly changing environments that ensure non-linear gameplay. The use of Hl2's physics engine also creates an enjoyable level of…

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