What is No Escape?
No Escape is Half-Life 2 Single player modification that uses the Orange Box engine including Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2 Episode Two.
What is No Escape about?
After many wars between the humans and the combine most of the technology is destroyed so people and combine join forces against the only unaffected enemy - the undead.
Of course not everyone is so happy about having the combine as a friends and you are one of those people.Your goal is to escape the prison you are thrown in and make your way to the freedom.

What features does it have?
-New locations - each level is designed different - you will never get -bored by repetitive levels
-Special Effects - hdr lighting, color correction and new particle effects
-Custom textures - high-res 1024x1024 textures with normal maps including new hdr skyboxes
-Custom sound/music - new ambient sounds and soundtrack music
-Custom props/skins - many new static props and weapon skins

Keep in mind that the mod is going to be pretty short in terms of gameplay time - no more than one hour or so. Our team is very limited so we focused on making quality gameplay and new content rather than just long, boring and repetitive mod.We used many pre-made materials such as the weapon skins, where the license allows us.Check out our website for more details.

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Six months ago we promised you a finished mod. There were some complications along the way but we managed to achieve many of the set goals:

New locations - each level is designed different - you will never get bored by repetitive levels
Special Effects - hdr lighting, color correction and new particle effects
Custom textures - high-res 1024x1024 textures with normal maps including new hdr skyboxes
Custom sound/music - new ambient sounds and soundtrack music
Custom props/skins - many new static props and weapon skins

Small example:
Prison Chaos 02Hide And Seek 06

Gear Up 15Shadow Of The Storm 17

We tried to make the most of the Source engine so the mod is split into 4 parts, each with a different gameplay, environment and effects. Depending on your skills the game time can range from an hour to an hour and a half. Most mods spend a lot of time on creating media but we wanted a mod that would be playable after a short period of production and we believe we made it. Hope you like it!

A bit of No Escape history:
After many battles between the humans and the combine most of the technology is destroyed so people and combine join forces against the only unaffected enemy - the undead.
Of course not everyone is so happy about having the combine as a friends and you are one of those people. Your goal is to escape the prison you are thrown in and make your way to freedom.


No Escape media update

No Escape media update

News 2 comments

As promised, our media section got updated, just few days before the release. Keep in mind that those images are pre-final.

RSS Files
No Escape Patch - Source SDK 2013

No Escape Patch - Source SDK 2013

Patch 6 comments

This patch fixes most issues related to engine branch incompatibility and is designed to run using the latest "Beta" of Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer...

No Escape 1.0 Full Release

No Escape 1.0 Full Release

Full Version 16 comments

This is the archive with the full version of No Escape. For mirrors, check the mod description

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tjclifford
tjclifford - - 186 comments

I'm trying to play No Escape again after a couple of years, and
never got the 2013 Fix installed. I installed it, and again, the
switch that should open the Emergency Bunker door does not move all
the way down when I 'use' it.
The walkthrough I looked at indicates the switch should come all
the way down, but it only comes down part of the way.
Should I do something prior to throwing the switch.
One thing I've thought of before, is: if I use sv_cheats 1 and use
god mode and impulse 101, does that interfere with the operations of
things in a level ?

Thanks, and good mod.

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tjclifford
tjclifford - - 186 comments

Ok, after applying the fix and then starting the mod over,
the switch still will not come down all the way.
I have to use sv_cheats 1 and noclip to get through the
door.

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tjclifford
tjclifford - - 186 comments

Hold on...I tried the switch again, and it took several
tries, but but activating the switch several times causes
it to come lower and lower each time, so after about
8 or 9 tries, the switch comes all the way down, and the
light changes to red, and the bunker door opens.
Sheesh.

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sawo Creator
sawo - - 41 comments

If you hold "E" it should come all the way down, I've tested it on the latest source SDK, seems to be working as expected. It's a bit fiddly, though, but should work.

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

It is rare for me to uncover something on the web thats as entertaining and intriguing as what you have got here. Your page is sweet, your graphics are great, and whats much more, you use source that are relevant to what youre saying. That you are undoubtedly one in a million, well done! bdacffeacbdgacad

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Jhoshua_Wolfox
Jhoshua_Wolfox - - 3 comments

Review:
Now, i don't know if this was a serious project or just a hobby, so i don't want you to take this too much seriously, i don't want to offend you guys because you did an excellent job! And i wish this will help you for your next project, because id really like to see more! Nice job, really.

***Warning: this review contains spoilers***

.Pros;
- Everything is visual porn: I found myself enjoying every minute of the game, because everything looked really good! Nice choice of location, colors and light effects, id lie if id say i didn't have a major boner playing this. Nice level designs too!

Unfortunately that's everything;

.Cons;
- Lost: i found myself lost many, many times.. and this was because you didn't give me, the player, much information about what to do and my next objective.

- Fights: you didn't bring nothing new to the game, fights were a little boring.. even if i enjoyed the plot twist of civilians shooting at me, that really got me, nice job.

- No bosses: i was expecting a hard battle when i first saw the russian elicopter, but i was disappointed when nothing happened.

- Story: not really much lore there, i didn't get who i was, where i was, why i ended up in prision, why the enemies were shooting and me and more important why i launched a nuclear bomb over a city.

That's the flaws i found, and it's really a shame because this mod looked awesome while playing it!!

.Bugs: I didn't find many bugs, just on the second map the lever wouldn't go down and the door wouldn't open up, and a big pipe on the ceiling had invisible textures.

Thank you if you read this, i really hope this will help into your next project, because as i said, i really want to se more from you guys!

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sawo Creator
sawo - - 41 comments

Thanks for the review, Jhoshua!

The mod was a personal project of mine and I wanted to create something with good visuals. It was rather good at the time I believe, but as you've noticed story-wise it could have been much better.
To be honest I expected to be able to make much more levels so the story could develop as well, but time really got in the way.
It took about 8 months and that was with several hours of development pretty much every day.
One man show is no easy job, had friends help here and there, but you really need a good team to pull off something like this. Back in the day we were mostly just kids, it wasn't easy to get people to dedicate a lot of time, especially not for months/years.
I was committed to get this released at any cost, was sick and tired of so many good mods never see the light of day because people wanted to make them a bit better, get more levels, etc. So I had a hard deadline (still missed it by 3 weeks but oh well), then I released as much as I can, needed to get a job back then and start on with my life as well.
Glad there weren't many bugs, it took quite some time to test properly everything, this is probably where I had the most help from friends, they found so many bugs I would have never seen myself :)

Maybe one day NE2 will see the light of day, who knows? :)

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

mine wont launch it says {failed to load DLL: }
{ }
{the specified module could not be found}
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Northern_Circuit
Northern_Circuit - - 28 comments

"Can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf" This annoying thing keeps popping up whenever I start the game. How do I fix this stupid thing.

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