A gameplay mod for Half-Life 1 that makes it play like a top-down shooter.

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Thank you for all the feedback on the original release! I've been working to get everyone's suggestions added, and have released a new version of the mod that hopefully makes it a lot easier to play.


Camera

There are a lot of general camera improvements, making it a lot smoother and more consistent. The default settings have also been adjusted to hopefully be much better.

There's also a new setting that you can change: "Look Ahead Amount." The higher this value is, the more the camera moves as you move the mouse towards the edges of the screen. This lets you see further out even when the camera is close in. The default is "2". which is higher than it was in the original release.


The void is also no longer red. I thought it would be impossible to fix this, but I ended up using a bit of a hacky workaround. I can't change the color directly since that's handled by the engine, but I can place a giant black model below the player.

Models

I'm by no means a talented modeller or animator, but I've tried my best to make the player model more fleshed out for a third person view.

First of all, I've rigged Gordon's model from Blue Shift to his normal skeleton, which means he'll only wear the hev suit when he actually has it.


I've also gone through and made reloading animations for every weapon that needs it. I've also fixed a bug that caused Gordon's animation to be set to idle after a load, even if he's holding a weapon.

Gameplay

The biggest change is that you can hit stuff below you! Lots of people were getting stuck in places where you had to hit a grate below you, so now if you crouch with the crowbar, you'll be able to hit things on the floor.

The second change is that autoaim has been added to all weapons, and is much more generous for the weapons that already had it.

That's about it for this update, apart from some minor cleaning up of the code. I'm not sure if I'll be working on this much more from now on, but continue to let me know if you get stuck and I'll try to find a fix. And as always, if you'd like to experiment with improving it yourself, this project is completely open source: Gitlab.com

Feel free to ask any questions and have fun!

Half-Life, but it's a top-down shooter

Half-Life, but it's a top-down shooter

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A lot of what made Half-Life great was it's first-person perspective. So obviously, I had to see what would happen if you completely changed that. 

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Half-Life: Top-Down Version 2

Half-Life: Top-Down Version 2

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The second version of Half-Life: Top-Down, with many improvements, fixes, and options to make the game much more playable in this form.

Half-Life: Top-Down (V1)

Half-Life: Top-Down (V1)

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The first version of Half-Life: Top-Down, a mod that aims to make Half-Life play like a top-down shooter.

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vodka_kmfdm
vodka_kmfdm

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Tbh I think this is a stupid idea

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Guest
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Half-Life 1 in 2D MODE

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male07mdl
male07mdl

will you make one for hl2?

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gareen
gareen

Hotlein maiami half life 2 mod

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Sockman111 Creator
Sockman111

Probably not, as much as I'd like to see that. I'm not as familiar with hl2's code, and the physics and general level design of hl2 would make it a lot harder to play than hl1. Not to mention that hl2 doesn't even have a working playermodel for gordon.

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gareen
gareen

Не рекомендую этот мод- он не рабочий.
При запуске игра сразу вылетает- питается загрузить ее в какую то библиотеку, удалил клиента а она тем более не работает

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Pentiuname
Pentiuname

"Мод" не стабильный, потому что он работает только на конфигах с командами, ну и чуть-чуть на коде, из-за этого могут быть проблемы между строками кода, одна будет мешать другой, и тому подобное, и да, не думаю что этот мод стоит того чтобы в него играть, Сокмен сказал что будет работать над модом с историей, этого и надо ждать. Это просто мое мнение, я не принуждаю кого-то.

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HeroHasCome
HeroHasCome

На стимовской версии всё прекрасно работает, не вводи людей в заблуждение.

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gareen
gareen

У меня Сиеровский халф лайф, лицензионный

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