Der Schwarze Nebel is a mod for Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode Two, that presents a mix of Cinematic Mod and beta related content of Half-Life 2.

DISCLAIMER: This mod isn't focused on recreating an entire "Half-Life 2 Beta" in all its glory in HD.

Instead of recreating "that" Half-Life 2 Beta in HD, we focused on anthology-type compilation of levels from WC Mappack with visually updated surroundings utilizing FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod 2013 as an experiment. In other words, Der Schwarze Nebel is a mix of "Cinematic Mod" and "Half-Life 2 Beta", hopefully in the all the right ways (you won't see FakeFactory characters here, at least in the future releases for the most part).

Information regarding the builds:

Der Schwarze Nebel v1.82 (1.83a) / v1.7 (released in 2016-2017): These versions are the old demos with several unfinished, but somehow playable chapters (if you can call shooting braindead enemies playable). Most of the levels are full of placeholders as you can see. There is a major lack of scripted sequences on many maps, unoptimized AI navigation which resulted in dull and boring combat, placeholders everywhere, low framerate on some of the maps, major level design issues (wrong order of the chapters/maps, weird and nonsense details), annoying teleport-transitions which are placeholders until the gameplay zones will get properly revamped and merged together in one piece.

Der Schwarze Nebel v1.9 (TBD): This is going to be a small content update that is based on 1.83a build, but with some improvements that go over it (updated models, HUD, new sounds etc).

Der Schwarze Nebel v2.0 (TBD): This version will be focused on fixing and updating most of the maps and assets presented in the test builds released a few years ago (v1.0, v1.7 and v1.83a). The goal of 2.0 update is to solve most of the fundomental design flaws within the mod.

Credits:

Cinematic Mod 2013 Base:
FakeFactory

Mapping:
demon667_schwarz (NervenHölle-Team)
Diet-Coke (NervenHölle-Team)

Various textures, models, prefabs and sounds:
demon667_schwarz (NervenHölle-Team)
Diet-Coke (NervenHölle-Team)
FakeFactory
Z-O-M-B-I-E
TheCounter-Life
A-06
teh strelok
Maldo
themanclaw
J.Barnes
Romka64
ShoTGuNGuY49
Lexxor
Noodum
DeepSix
ellie
MotoR HeaD
Asisay
MrCrash407

Credits for weapon models (CM Base):
TheLama
!NC!Furious
-WildBill-
BadPrankster
Vunsunta
Kaskad
flamshmizer
Twinke Masta
WangChung
Dr. Zoidburg
Firegold
geno
Hellspike
klla_syc3
Lonewolf
Lordn00b
modderfreak
Schmung
Thanez


Credits for the weapon models and textures (HL2 Beta/Leak Base):
HGrunt
Romka64

Credits for the weapon models and textures (CM Base):
FakeFactory

HD combine models partially made of the models and
textures by the following authors (CM Base):
Jason278
J.Barnes
Romka
StealthSilver
Predaaator
Insurgency Team

Parcticles code and Particle Effects created by GuNsHiP_MK_II

DirectX 10.0 support code this mod uses created by
Shito Warkami (NervenHölle-Team)

Sources for Cinematic Mod models:
contentparadise.com
efrontier.com
daz3d.com
Anton Kisiels Apollo Max

Sources for Cinematic Mod textures:
Majang.com
3d.sk
Dosch
environmenttextures.com
FakeFactory's own photos


Published under WTFPL license.

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It was quite some time since I posted something here. If there is still someone left who's watching this mod, here is the situation update.

No wonder, but the things have gone even worse since the last update. Yep, 2.0 is delayed again. The reason is.. outsourcing never gives a good result in the end as far as I can tell. And the result is one person left responsible for DSN on the team with barely any spare time for it, because he's helping me by polishing some stuff for CM:A at the moment, while the rest of the mappers is gone. The other mappers were slacking and barely did anything, so it's not a big loss.

As you may have noticed I reuploaded the old demo version of the mod for those who was asking to re-upload a copy.

So, here you go:

Download part 1/4

Download part 2/4

Download part 3/4

Download part 4/4


I hope the downloads are working correctly. Honestly, I can't get used to Moddb file manager and the layout in general. If there is anything wrong with the files, let me know in the comments. I'll try to fix them.

That's all for now.

DSN v1.7 [Archived Media] [Feb 1st, 2016]

DSN v1.7 [Archived Media] [Feb 1st, 2016]

News 4 comments

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.7 (HD): System requirements (minimum, medium, high), credits, trailer and release date.

Mod Installation Guide [2016]

Mod Installation Guide [2016]

Other Tutorial 1 comment

Installation guide showing how to extract files from highly compressed archive split in tomes usinf 7-Zip archiver. Originally posted on May 1st, 2016.

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Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 1/4)

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 1/4)

Demo 10 comments

A slightly updated old 1.82 build. Some levels were deleted from this build in order to reduce the file size for Moddb download section.

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 2/4)

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 2/4)

Demo 1 comment

A slightly updated old 1.82 build. Some levels were deleted from this build in order to reduce the file size for Moddb download section.

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 3/4)

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 3/4)

Demo

A slightly updated old 1.82 build. Some levels were deleted from this build in order to reduce the file size for Moddb download section.

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 4/4)

Der Schwarze Nebel 1.83 (Part 4/4)

Demo 4 comments

A slightly updated old 1.82 build. Some levels were deleted from this build in order to reduce the file size for Moddb download section.

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Gamerjunk
Gamerjunk

whats the properway to install this using winrar

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bnabradi
bnabradi

hi,what happened to cinematic mod:awakening? i really liked it :(

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JustBarney
JustBarney

It's back

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Guest
Guest

Why is of2 lost deleted ?

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VanderCold
VanderCold

I myself do not know why

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Gizerbeme
Gizerbeme

Do any sourcemods require the HL2 Episodes?

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Exe_Red
Exe_Red

It require only Hl2 EP2 and Source SDK 2013

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G.P.A
G.P.A

lookin good!

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Joshuaortiz698
Joshuaortiz698

In the streetwars chapters in 1.82,which wc maps did you use?

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Guest
Guest

How do I install this? I'm not sure what to do with the .003 file

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