What happens when you take all of the dialogue and text of Half-Life, run it through several different languages in Google Translate, then translate it back to English? The result is a wacky, distorted, hilarious version of the FPS we all love. Welcome to Half-Life: Google Translate Edition!
Finally, a full release of the high-effort low-effort mod has arrived. Voices, model textures, map textures, UI elements, in-game titles, and Black Mesa Announcer have been horribly mistranslated. Have fun. NOTE: Make sure HD Models are disabled, otherwise many textures will not appear.
The first full build of Half Life: Google Translate Edition is here. This mod translates:
-ALL voiced lines
-ALL in-game titles
-ALL Black Mesa Announcer sentences
-A vast majority of single-player UI elements
-All model textures with legible text
-Most map textures with legible text (I retextured all of them, but for some reason, not all of them appear.)
This mod does NOT translate:
-Most multiplayer text
-Most unused dialogue/text
-CD-exclusive UI text
-Any signs that were just random numbers and/or letters (Google Translate doesn't really retranslate these in amusing or even noticeable ways)
-Any text that I was unable to read
-Quieted some background audio so that some of the new lines are easier to hear.
-Some custom music, composed by myself
-Some random model/sound changes to keep things interesting in periods without much dialogue
-Edited "skills.cfg" to make difficulties more interesting. In "That's Right" (easy), both you and the enemies take longer to die, "Me" (medium) is pretty similar to the base game, while in "Difficult" (hard) everyone dies quicker.
Take all of the contents of "HL GTE" and put them into your "steam/steamapps/common/Half-Life/valve" folder.
Then, launch simply Half-Life. When you start the game, make sure that HD Models are disabled.
Drew Nyquist - Main translator, texture artist, sentence mixing. Voice of: Scientists, Security Guards, HEV Suit, G-Man, Nihilanth, HECU Marines (Story Lines)
Ashley Antisdel - Tram Announcer, Gina Cross
Nathan Abernathy - Human Grunts (Non-story lines)