SMOD: Zenith is a mod built on the often-confusing SMOD. The intention is to release an extremely user-friendly, well organized and documented version of the mod for English-speaking players. Taking inspiration from other SMOD mods such as SMOD:Tactical and CSS SCI FI, this mod's initial release includes a considerable number of custom weapons, and will ultimately include a number of custom scenarios based on both existing and completely original maps.

Post news Report RSS SMOD: Zenith v1 Released

First version of the mod is ready for download - be sure to read the readme. Also note that if you find any bugs, crashes or problems, to leave a comment on this news page and I will compile a list of problems to fix.

Posted by on

IMPORTANT NOTE


Currently the single biggest and most obvious problem with the mod is that most of the game's world models are broken. If anyone is experienced with source engine compiling and decompiling, qc editing and all that, please send me a PM. I have need of your services, as you can see from the mod's little thumbnail image, lol.

Hey all,

V1 of SMOD: Zenith is available for download. Please be sure to read the following before downloading:
- You need to have HL2, HL2DM, and CS:S installed to run this mod. I know, pretty serious requirements. This is because SMOD allows me to plug content into the game from other mods. I've used CS:S and HL2DM models.
- This is not a complete or final version. In fact, it's likely that this mod will change drastically at a point in the future. For now, please take note of the known bugs section and be prepared for some wierd happenings.
- Read the readme! This one should be obvious. It explains installation and also details a large amount of features.

You will notice two new lines in the main menu, called "ENABLE MAPADD SYSTEM" and "DISABLE MAPADD SYSTEM". The mapadd system uses LUA scripting to add in enemies at random points. This means that for a considerable amount of the HL2 single-player, you'll be getting some unexpected enemy placement. This is very cool as it adds a new dimension to the normally fairly bland HL2 campaign. Please note that you may come across enemies armed with some of the standard SMOD weapons (stuff like the Grease Gun or Kar98), but you will not be able to pick them up because I have disabled their pickupableness (this is a real word, i swear). You can use weapon_limitcategory 0 to change this but it's not recommended - there are some bugs involved, and you will end up with like 50 guns in your inventory.

Known Bugs


- Most noticeable one: You will see enemies with guns sticking out of their guts. This is due to the world models I've used being built on CS:S bones instead of HL2 ones. This will be fixed in a future release. For now it's good for a chuckle and not really noticeable at range.
- FN F2000's grenades don't explode. This will be fixed in the next release, definitely.
- "Route Kanal" Chapter start actually starts in the "Red Letter day" chapter. Fixed in next release.
- Mapadded enemies are sometimes armed with Grease Gun, AK47, etc. These guns are not pickup-able. New override script will make enemies use proper weapons.
- Menu Backgrounds do not exist for widescreen resolutions, which can cause problems for the lucky sods with huge screens.

This list will be updated as I recieve user-reports on errors or bugs.

I hope you all enjoy the mod. Be sure to check out the credits.

Comments
FJS
FJS

Its MP?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Ferrety
Ferrety

Sorry but you had a silly question FJS... Look to your right.

SMOD: Zenith (Half-Life 2)
SMOD: Zenith Half-Life 2 - Single Player First Person Shooter

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
FJS
FJS

lol, sorry, u are right xDDDD

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
lazer849
lazer849

coolllllllllll

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
skyewing
skyewing

wishful thinking eh FJS

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
skyewing
skyewing

Cant figure out how to edit : P,
Great mod though keep up the work!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DucTTapE
DucTTapE

great work....keep it going

the weapons are the BEST ever for any smod or Gmod swep ....ever ever

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
gomgom50
gomgom50

cool game but i cant get the mappad to work with it the npc spawn but with out weapons!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Bubbinska Author
Bubbinska

gomgom50 - Sorry, I haven't tested the HL2 campaign with mapadd enabled. I just did a run-through of a few levels though, and all enemies appear to be armed to me. You may have just missed that the enemies hold their guns wrong at the moment - if you go in close you might see that many of them have guns sticking out of their stomachs!

If they're really unarmed, I guess there might be something wrong with your installation. Try get a combine guy alive, standing in front of you by himself. If he shoots at you, he must be armed, lol.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
sdsman
sdsman

I lost the ability to backup. I was able to get around it, but I'm at the part where I need to life my car up using the crane and I can't get it to retract. Everything worked until I got into the regular episode. The dev console shows me +backpedal -backpedal not valid, unable to load autocfg.cfg or something like that. I'm gonna uninstall the zenith. I love the punch, double pistols and the silenced pistol.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
psychoticmetalgaming
psychoticmetalgaming

The game crashes after the valve intro and said couldn't find widescreen.vtf anyway to fix this please.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Half-Life 2
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
New
Post news
Report
Report
Share
Related Mods
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Zombie Boss Interactive
Zombie Boss Interactive Developer & Publisher