Well i managed to do just that! and not only did i do it, i wrote a batch file that completely automates the task for you! (damn thing took me over 8 hours to write and debug).
To use the fix, you need the following installed:
- Team Fortress 2 (the batch file uses a tool in TF2)
- Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
- Half-Life 2: Episode 2
These 3 are required for the game to work flawlessly. If you don't own Half-Life 2: Episode 2 then a couple of enemies will show up as huge red error models. If you plan on playing the upcoming Half-Life 3, i suggest you get Half-Life 2: Episode 2 because Half-Life 3 apparently will continue the storyline. Episode 2 costs $8 on Steam and you can get it here.
If you dont have Team Fortress 2 (it's free and won't cost you a penny) or don't want to install Team Fortress 2 then you'll have to do the manual fix. I haven't started on the video tutorial for the manual fix yet but once its ready, it can be found here. I also have to rewrite the server tutorial, so i'll do that tomorrow too.
To run the fix do the following:
- Download the zip on the downloads page.
- Extract the contents of the zip someplace on your hard drive.
- Double click "Fix Modular Combat.bat".
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Wait. The whole process will take several minutes to complete and if you close the window, you'll have to start it all over again.
In addition, to give everyone a chance to play i put up 6 5 servers. I don't know if my server box can handle this many and if i can even host more than this, but we'll see how it handles it.
Each server is different:
Vanilla Maps Only: These are maps included with HL2DM and ModCom so you dont have to download anything. Gamemode change by vote is enabled.
Custom Maps Only: These are maps i converted to work with Modular Combat but you will have to download them but through FastDL. Gamemode change by vote is enabled.
Mixed Maps: A mix of all Vanilla and Custom maps so sometimes you'll have to download through FastDL. Gamemode change via vote is enabled.
Coop PvM Only: A mix of all Vanilla and Custom maps so sometimes you'll have to download through FastDL. Gamemode change via vote is disabled.
PvPvM Only: A mix of all Vanilla and Custom maps so sometimes you'll have to download through FastDL. Gamemode change via vote is disabled.