This mod brings Half-Life: Blue Shift addon to the Playstation 2 console.

It is interesting that PS2 Half-Life port had full support for Blue Shift but it was never used.

Used tools:

  • BS2PC by Triang3l (my PS2 fix) - tool to convert PC maps to PS2 (and vice versa)
  • PS2 HL Tools - tools to convert/modify many other resources from PC to PS2 format (and vice versa)
  • PVR2MDL - Dreamcast to PC Half-Life model converter
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The new 1.20 update is out, this update celebrates Half-Life PS2 port and Blue Shift 20-th anniversary. This update addresses some old problems and further refines the experience.

bshift 1v20


Some key improvements from this update

1) Alien mode is fully playable now (cheat code for it is the same as before and can also be obtained inside the game). It is highly recommended to play the normal mode first to be familiar with Blue Shift’s peculiar level design, given that all speech of human characters will be replaced with gibberish.

alien mode


2) All extra bones inside PS2 models were animated to fix messed up lab coats and fingers.

barney 1v0 barney 1v20 320 10fps


walter 1v0 walter 1v20


rose 1v0 rose 1v20 500 10fps


3) PS2 maps were edited to have model based chargers (PC and DC maps were left with classic chargers).

ps2 chargers


4) Just like in the original PS2 Half-Life, cheat codes can now be obtained inside the game: 2 of those codes are located in the familiar places, while other 4 are scattered across the Blue Shift main campaign. Can you find them all?

5) Hidden crossbow and hive gun are now obtainable inside the game (but be aware that crossbow ammo is scarce, use it thoughtfully).

6) I was always finding frustrating that there was no way to bind weapon hotswap (lastinv) to a gamepad button because of how clumsy the weapon selection is, so I added that feature into the “Controller Configuration” menu.

lastinv key binding


7) Framerate is capped at 30 FPS now by default to improve frame pacing. If you don't like this change, you can always uncap the framerate right from the pause menu.

FPS cap toggle


8) Minor HUD tweaks to further differentiate the PS2, DC and PC flavors.

9) Hidden Dreamcast Blue Shift intro can be watched from the “New Game” menu.

DC intro


10) PC models were optimized for performance (but some HD models were mixed in to prevent crashes) and skybox indexes were patched to prevent texture corruption when using these models.

11) I saw some YouTube videos where people were jumping around the intro tram and thus causing it to stuck, so I decided to solve it in Gearbox way and freeze player controls until the begin of “Insecurity” chapter.

12) New background image. Instead of trying to add PS2 elements into the original Blue Shift background, I decided to tweak PS2 Half-Life background image to make it look closer to the Blue Shift one, the end result turned out to be rather good IMO.

new menu background


13) Addressed some old problems:

  • weird windows behavior in "Insecurity" chapter;
  • scientists missing collision inside the “Insecurity” elevator;
  • broken Xen crystal tuning sequence;

14) PS2 flavor now shares maps with Dreamcast instead of PC to improve the performance in this mode.

One more thing

I might have an idea how to bring adventures of our favorite corporal to our favorite console, more info is available on my YouTube channel:


Known issues

  • Big framerate drops in some areas.
  • Elevator at the end of Insecurity chapter can still drain some HP and I found no ultimate way to fix it. Just jump a few times until it stops hurting you.

Installation notes and download link

  • PCSX2: select ISO file in PCSX2 CDVD disc plugin menu.
  • PS2: modded PS2 is required. Burn DVD disc or put ISO file in OPL's "DVD" folder. [WARNING] IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SOUND YOU MUST BE TRYING TO START OPL/ESR FROM FMCB'S MODDED "OSDSYS" MENU, THIS CAUSES SPU2 RESET AND BREAKS THE SOUND. WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS TO MAP OPL/ESR TO A BUTTON IN FMCB MENU AND START OPL/ESR BY HOLDING THAT BUTTON DURING PS2 BOOT. THIS APPLIES TO MANY OTHER PS2 GAMES, NOT JUST THIS ONE

PS2 Blue Shift - Anniversary Update (v1.20)


PS2 Blue Shift - 20-year anniversary update teaser

PS2 Blue Shift - 20-year anniversary update teaser

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This is a teaser for the new update that is scheduled to be released on November 14th.

PS2 Blue Shift - Final release

PS2 Blue Shift - Final release

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I can't believe that it is a final release and that this project came this far from ugly buggy proof of concept.

PS2 Blue Shift - Second beta release

PS2 Blue Shift - Second beta release

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Man, these civvies are getting heavy... polygon counts.

PS2 Blue Shift - Beta fix

PS2 Blue Shift - Beta fix

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PS2 Blue Shift beta fix, in this build I added new elevator bug fix.

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Chewbacca34
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awesome

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Dr.pper
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Any chance for a PS2 port of Opposing Force?

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TheClown-1990
TheClown-1990 - - 15 comments

Got a question, how exactly do you pack everything back into an ISO file?
im trying to do it with poweriso but it causes the screen to just be black at the beginning of the game, I know this because I extracted the iso (the working one) with it then repacked everything again and it was the same.

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TheClown-1990
TheClown-1990 - - 15 comments

nvm figured out I could replace files using apache but when I boot the game there is a black screen..any fix?

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TheClown-1990
TheClown-1990 - - 15 comments

figured it out, not supposed to modify the VALVE.pak file only the PAK0.pak file.

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TheClown-1990
TheClown-1990 - - 15 comments

nvm only works with blue shift, Im assuming you managed to fix it somehow when modding normal HL

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Do you plan on doing a opposing force port?

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