There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!

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This week we’re joined by Phillip and briefly by Glenn from We discuss what makes HL more than just an FPS and we’re asked about how modding effects the gaming industry. Phillip announces dm2sp and Thomas announces HoE release date.

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Sorry the post is late, my internet died yesterday and then I went to sleep because I’d been awake for far too long. - Nic

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - William, Emanuel and Thomas are joined by Phillip and Glenn from Half-Life

Podcast17 News

  • 00:02:40 - Stratofarius’ June-July P17 Community Calendar.
  • 00:03:20 - Phillip from PlanetPhillip announces

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:16:10 - Steam Community Feature Additions
  • 00:16:40 - Steam client update released
  • 00:18:20 - Source SDK Update Released
  • 00:21:40 - Smashball now availiable on Steam.
  • 00:22:50 - Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools/SDK Update and Integration Details.


  • 00:24:10 - Wasteland w/Combat (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:27:10 - City 45 (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:30:20 - Ghost in the Machine (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:34:00 - Flash Flood (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:29:30 - Rat’s Nest (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:41:50 - Escape by =EX-Mo= (Half-Life 2)
  • 00:44:20 - Smashball on Steam (Half-Life 2)
  • 00:44:45 - ZombieMod: Source v1.40 (Half-Life 2)

Media Blitz

  • 00:46:10 - Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition - Release Date June 24th.
  • 00:51:10 - Neotokyo Noob Hints.
  • 00:51:10 - ModDB: NEOTOKYO° - Humble Beginnings.
  • 00:59:30 - JailBreak: Source Update.
  • 01:02:00 - No More Room in Hell is back in action on ModDB!
  • 01:05:00 - City 17: Episode 1 - 3 Day Update.
  • 01:06:00 - Age of Chivalry CR2 Update Due in June!
  • 01:07:35 - Black Mesa - ST Skybox Video.
    • There were a lot more videos by Black Mesa on the same day, some better than this one, but somehow we didn’t to notice them until after recording.

Listener Audio Question

  • 01:08:35 - Nighthawk from asks us about ways modding effects the gaming industry.

Question / Discussion

  • 01:19:00 - Is Half-Life 2 just a First Person Shooter?
    • Can Half-Life 2 be modded for gameplay styles other than FPS?
    • Why there are only a few HL2 mods using other gameplay styles?
    • Did Portal inspire people to make non-shooting mods?
  • 01:24:50 - Planet Phillip Poll “Why don’t modders use the Magnusson Device?”
  • 01:29:20 - Wrap-up.

Download Links

Podcast17 News

From the Mouth of Valve


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Wastelands will be on, it's nice. And concerning the rest of the mods... I share the opininon of Emanuel (the one who criticizes) in nearly every case. (yes --> "Anyone can render models")

Source Engine is missing at "Related Engines"

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don't worry fellows, ppl still listening to podcast, so post it on moddb. gj

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Humourous bickering.

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that was cool

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I, and HUNDREDS of other gamers have high hopes for this mod. Godspeed!

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