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

SMOD Standalone is a "updated" version of SMOD client that takes advantages of some Orangebox engine features like LAA flag; it also fixes LUA and introduces a new file structure allowing for smaller 3-rd party SMOD mods.

If you're into SMOD we recommend you to try it out, because this "update" is not made mainly for SMOD devs, but also users that love SMOD but are unable to play it due to Steam and Half-Life 2 updates.

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Comming soon!

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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 Redux Version 8 - FIXED!

SMOD Redux Version 8 - FIXED!

Full Version 37 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 42 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 11 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...

Smod Redux 10(v2) Steam-Fix

Smod Redux 10(v2) Steam-Fix

Full Version 103 comments

Fixed Smod for original steam. Size: 179 Mb in 7z archive. Really worked in my pc.

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Promethus_0314
Promethus_0314

There are additional maps in the chapter selection, but I can't seem to play them. Console shows something along the lines of "Invalid.mapnotfound". I'm using smod redux version 10.
do i need to manually download these extra maps? I looked in the addons files on the modDB page but saw nothing regarding maps

EDIT: was scrolling through comments and saw some of the maps require hl2dm. I installed hl2dm, restarted steam. maps still dont work, console still says map is missing even though i had played it moments ago in hl2dm just to check, not sure what is causing this

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jindrziszek
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*** 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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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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