SMOD is a single player mod of Valve's first-person shooter Half-Life 2. The new content consists of many new NPCs and weapons, new gamemodes, comprehensive customization and tweaking options, new abilities for the player, and new features to the gameplay, such as level randomization and simple branching in the otherwise linear flow of the main episodes.

New weapons

SMOD adds over 20 weapons to the single player game, as well as custom weapon scripts that can import weapons from other Source engine games such as Counter-Strike, or create new ones from scratch. Most weapons now allow you to look down the sights when a key is pressed while holding them. This can affect other aspects of the game, such as movement speed and accuracy.

Bullet time

Bullet time slows the game environment and makes physics, enemy reactions, and even bullets move at an extremely slow pace. It also produces visual effects that are similar to the ones in F.E.A.R. As with the flashlight and sprinting, the player's auxiliary battery is drained by bullet time, but at a much faster rate.

Gordon's kick

A melee attack possibly inspired by a similar move in the game Duke Nukem 3D. The move is fully integrated into the physics engine so if you kick an object, it can be sent flying. The strength of the kick varies depending on the inertia of the player and the kick_powerscale setting. A quirk of the attack is the ability to create a dark energy orb (like those fired from the AR2) after approximately 10 rapid kicks, after which the orb can be kicked toward hostiles.

New NPCs

These includes the attack drone, rebel Combine troops, houndeyes, fully working stalkers, optically camouflaged troops, and 'super soldiers' with antlion-like jumping capabilities. Combine soldiers can be set to use energy-based riot shields which block bullets and add to game difficulty. They may also randomly appear with specially colored uniforms that allow them to take a huge amount of damage. Human NPCs can use most of the new weapons the mod adds to the game.

Enhanced visual effects

SMOD adds many new tweaks and improvements to the graphics of the Source engine. A few examples of the new effects that can be seen are: motion blur, dynamic muzzle fire lighting, depth of field effects for weapons, and greatly improved particle effects.

New functionality

Many weapons and objects can be used in new ways with SMOD. For example, the crowbar can be thrown at enemies with secondary fire, and similar to Garry's Mod, props in a level can be replicated and manipulated, then used for various purposes.

New events and plot content

Examples include the skippable episode "Where's my Boat?", and the infamous "Pick up the can" officer burning to death because the can has been replaced with a gas tank.

Gore

The mod adds several visceral features, such as new blood decals, twitching bodies, spurting blood from fatal wounds that splashes onto nearby objects, and gibbing (with edible gibs that increase health). These options can be switched off to reduce the gore level for a more sensitive audience.

Customization

Every aspect of the mod is easy to modify with console commands and CFG files. This makes it simple for modders to use SMOD as a base for their own mods. The SMOD40 readme file includes the following text, so you can freely develop and publish a new SMOD based mod:

"To other MOD authors.

I permit to making your MOD with the SMOD (binary) files.

You don't need to write "Author" or "ìŽÒ" in your MOD credits. You don't need to include "SMOD" in your MOD name.

I don't have obligation(duty?) to maintain your MOD. Therefore I don't maintain SMOD for your MOD. But it is done sometimes at my whim.

Because I want to do it."

Addon files

These allow almost any Source map to be made into a single player level by placing NPCs, items and props at predetermined or random places throughout the map, setting conditions for victory, and so on.
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SMOD 3.2 - SOURCE SDK 2013 - HALF-LIFE: SOURCE

How To Install.

1.)Download and install Steam. Here is the link of Steam:

Store.steampowered.com

2.)Launch Steam.

3.)Buy( if you haven't purchase it ) and install Half-Life 2 in your Steam Games Library.

4.)Then install Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer from your Steam Tools Library.

5.)Once it finished installing, right click on this tool, select "Properties".

6.)You will see the field, called "BETAS".

7.)In "Select the beta you would like to opt into" select to "upcoming".

8.)It will update the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer.

9.)Quit Steam.

10.)Download "smod_2013.rar" in provided above link.

11.)Once it finished downloading, open this "smod_2013.rar" with WinRAR program.

12.)You will see the "smod_2013" folder in this "smod_2013.rar".

13.)Extract the "smod_2013" folder to your "sourcemods" directory, for example:

D:\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods

14.)Once it finished extracting, launch Steam.

15.)Go to Steam Games Library and you will see "HALF-LIFE 2 SMOD 2013".

16.)Double left-click on it.

17.)Play.

SMOD Standalone Goes Live!

SMOD Standalone Goes Live!

News 23 comments

We hereby present you the latest "unofficial" update to SMOD40aq that hopefully become the future of SMOD

Comming soon!

Comming soon!

News 4 comments

YUP!The new content of the mod IS ALMOST FINISHED.Most surely I will upload the mod in the next week, or 2.MAYBE...I will include also a new HUD.

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SMOD 3.2 - SOURCE SDK 2013 - HALF-LIFE: SOURCE

SMOD 3.2 - SOURCE SDK 2013 - HALF-LIFE: SOURCE

Full Version 3 comments

Hello, it is me, Nikolay Aulov. Today i would like present to you more extended version of my mod. In regular SMOD 3.2 you can play only Half-Life 2 campaign...

SMOD Redux Version 8 - FIXED!

SMOD Redux Version 8 - FIXED!

Full Version 33 comments

SMOD Redux Version 8 but pre-patched and fixed up.

Smod Redux Version 10 (v2) Auto-Extract file

Smod Redux Version 10 (v2) Auto-Extract file

Full Version 41 comments

This is SMOD Redux but if someone has just started and doesn't know where to put the mod... Then just get this.

SMOD - Redux 8 - Steampipe Patch

SMOD - Redux 8 - Steampipe Patch

Patch 10 comments

By Onemanshow. NOTE: Only use the patches with the mod it was made for (like installing the SMOD Redux patch into your SMOD: Tactical install). Otherwise...

SMOD 40a Piped!

SMOD 40a Piped!

Full Version 22 comments

By Onemanshow. For those tired of having to install fixes on-top of SMOD. This is a full install of SMOD 40a with all the needed fixes already included...

SMOD - 40a - Steampipe Patch

SMOD - 40a - Steampipe Patch

Patch 2 comments

By Onemanshow. NOTE: Only use the patches with the mod it was made for (like installing the SMOD Redux patch into your SMOD: Tactical install). Otherwise...

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jindrziszek
jindrziszek

*** kick feature is amazing!

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BloodyBody
BloodyBody

So, what the difference between versions 8, 10 and 40a? If I want to get all the content, what version should I download? Or maybe it's better to wait till some final version to come out?

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cucumber1996
cucumber1996

good job!

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arturpocapin
arturpocapin

it would be great if there was a setting for a gameplay-only version - one where the AI and combat changes are there, but all others are off. Because they're all ***. All animations, most sounds, and effects are ***, the default animations are changed to accommodate the ironsight feature, for example on the smg, and since the animators are ***, it's now worse. The great explosion sound is ruined, the new one loses volume over distance waay too fast, so an explosion 30 ft away sounds like its 200ft away, but without the echo. The wonderful sound of launching smg grenades is ruined, replaced by ***. Most of the new weapons are impossibly painful to use, due to being ***. The motion blur is absurd, and is ***; at least you can turn every feature on or off.

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Scorpionyx
Scorpionyx

There's your answer.

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BadDaytoWar
BadDaytoWar

Why does my menu in the game absolutely not work? Neither the SMOD settings, the cards do not start. What to do? Why did it work before, but not now?

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Ravensholm
Ravensholm

Sweet Jesus… I don't pretend to be an above average FPSer, but I can play HL2 on hard with barely any problems. But even on easy SMOD is giving me hell. I am not sure what each tweak does, but I know I have it on easy, as that is the last thing that pops up and goes away when clicked on the difficulty setting. I even have the HL2 option of it's difficulty settings on easy just to be safe.

But it seems even Route Kanal is giving me problems. Not so much that there are more enemies than usual, but that they are able to see and hit me from such great distances with a pistol. Like I have to keep looking all around to find them while still being shot at.

So I am stuck trying to fight against enemies I can not see and if I run to escape as you do in Vanilla HL2, there are enemies placed in such a way that you have to stand and fight regardless and then you are being hit from 360 degrees all around. I could understand if this was on hard or nightmare, but again I am on easy. What is up with the insane difficulty already?

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This is one of the best ways to replay Half-Life 2 if you get bored of the old weapons and game mechanics.

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