This mod will start were the original Half Life2 episode 2 ended, with the death of Alyx her father. She became sick by the loss and layes in bed. Magnusson needs Gordon to look for Kleiner, because he has disapeared. The last time he did see Kleiner was when he spoke about going to the Borealis to blow the ship and everything inside up. Gordon needs to travel by airplane to the North pole and find Kleiner, and save the ship. Will you be on time? And will you find out what the secret cargo is that is inside the ship?

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Finally Episode 3 released after 5+ years development.

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Half - Life 2 , Episode 3 " The Closure " released !!

torrent; torrent Episode 3: "The Closure"

(all screenshots taken with HUD disabled ! )

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Nearly 6 years ago after i finished my previous Hl2 Ep2 sp-mod Final Projecti stumbled on Roofville mappingcompetition of RTSL and i decided to joinwith 2 levels. The competition gave 1 month and i succeeded in completing them.But as soon as i did sent them in i knew i wanted to work some further with moremaps, and this mod was born. A lot of things have changed over the years, fromjust 2 linked together levels it all became a follow up on Episode 2. These 2 Rooftop Ville levels were after all taken out again of the mod, with the exception of a courdyard and a wooden building, which present about 20% or so of both levels.

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So many people, as i myself, were waiting for Valve to come up with a new ep or even better a new game. Valve has released the news of never to release a ep3, and when HL3 would see the day of light was and still is not clear. So why not fill this cap, and make my own Ep3. But, in a way as i think would be fun, and, would be possible. Ofcourse can i never come up with Valve quality of MOCAP, coding, etc. Probably more important, also not how they would tell and show there story. I can only develop such a large project when i have absolute development freedom.

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Only when it is fun for me, then i will be able to come up with a mod like this. That it isn't consistent with the HL universe and takes the liberty to change characters in any way i see fit, is not a big thing for me. As you maybe know is the mod now out there for a couple of days and quit a lot of hard core HL fans have a huge problem with how i presented this as a Episode 3. I understand there feelings and i have underestemated the amount of greef that they would have. I should have explained right from the start much better what this mod is all about.

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This is a fan made mod and is not meant to be taken as canon in any way, shape or form. And although it is loosely based off the Half-Life universe and going on were Episode 2 left off, it is not always consistent with the Half-Life lore.

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Maybe then the expectations wouldn't so high up front, my mistake for which i apologize.

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INSTALL OF THE MOD;There are severel people who have trouble with installing this mod. Some say it only needs Source SDK 2013 SP, which isn't true.For this mod you need to have installed;half life 2- episode 2source SDK 2013 sp ( in upcoming beta mode !!! )

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Its best to watch the install video that Malorite made and placed on RTSL, it showsexactly how to install and how to set the SDK to beta mode. It is very easy and onlytakes a second to do.

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Video can be seen here (scroll a littlebit down from top);Runthinkshootlive.com (It seems that when you use Gauge it crashes.)

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DOWNLOAD OF MOD:On RTSL.com is the only download link for now, but because of the size of the modfile (in .rar form 1.5 GB) it can take quit a while to download it. A fast speed wouldbe nice so it could be that downloading the mod through a torrent is much quicker.The link to the torrent i can give here, (courtesy of Henky); torrent HL2-Ep3; The Closure

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LINUX:On RTSL "Asterixer" said he did get the mod after some work to run under linux:-rename all files to lowercase– delete or disable this line in gameinfo.txt: ( with // ) gamebin episodic/bin– copy all bin files from singleplayer 2013 bin to bin in the mod– copy server.dlib and server.so, client.dlib and server.so from hl2 ep2 bin to the bin folder of the mod. ( I haven't tested this, nor am i familair with Linux. So i am not responsible for any problems that could cause this, sorry.)

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That leaves me for now with thanking you for reading and hope you decide to give this one a try. And when you decide to play it, then please play it as just a fan made Ep3 mod and not a Valve made Ep3, because it will only frustrate and or disapoint you.

As someone said;

"play it as for what it is, a mod, and not for what you would have liked it to be...a Valve Ep3. "

greetings,Leon

(am working on a release trailer)

The Closure


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JoshZemlinsky
JoshZemlinsky

Congratulations on the official release! :)

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Lateralus10k
Lateralus10k

Congratulations Leon.

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Fidchell
Fidchell

You're the man, Leon. Can't wait to start playing when I have time. I'll be uploading videos as I progress!

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ethics
ethics

7 of 25000.
Congratz!

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

7 of 25000?
Not sure what it means, but sounds great.

Leon

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Blue199
Blue199

This looks really god, downloaded already, so gonna play it right now! :)

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abominable37
abominable37

I'm gonna be doing a live playthrough right now if anyone is interested! Twitch channel is same as my moddb name! Excited to see this!

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schmitzthx1138
schmitzthx1138

Game crashes when loading screen.
All Half-Life 2 games installed + SDK 2013 Single Player
Half-Life 2 Episode 3 copied folder in "sourcemods" folder.
Why ?
Half-Life 2 games work!

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sutra_668
sutra_668

need to set SDK 2013 Single Player to beta

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

You need to set the source SDK sp to "upcoming beta" mode.
Is really easy to do, look in properties.
In the install video on RTSL it is all very well explained in a short video. Check the site please and scroll a bit down till you see the install video:
Runthinkshootlive.com

have fun and sorry for the inconvisious,
Leon

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Guest
Guest

Could you have this up for download as something other than a torrent?
I don't really want to download another program just to play this awesome-looking mod.

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

on the RTSL.com site is also a normal download option, am working on the download here on Moddb, will be done in a few days at the most. But please go over to here and use download option, and please set source SDK 2013 SP to "uocoming beta" mode, check 'install video' on download site for explanation;
Runthinkshootlive.com

thanks and have fun,
Leon

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Guest
Guest

I have the same problem.. crashes right after start. HL2+EP1/2 + SDK13 installed on steam.

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

Please check my answer above, second from this reply comment of mine. Tou need to set your source SDK 2013 sp to upcoming beta mode. Very easy, please read above for better explanation.
have fun,

Leon

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Guest
Guest

How can i run it on mac?

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

Sorry, but i am not familiar with Mac, also not with Linux but on there seems to be a way to get the mod working on Linux, (read mods description).
As soon as i hear anything about getting the mod to run on Mac i will write about it here.

Leon

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schmitzthx1138
schmitzthx1138

Now it works !!!
@ Sutra_668 "You made my Day".
Thank you for your help and have a nice weekend.
For all which are not running, as you must to switch from beta SDK 2013 Single Player:

After the SDK base is downloaded, switch to the beta branch by right-clicking the SDK base under Steam-> Library-> Tools, select properties, goto betas and select upcoming (SP) or beta_test (MP) DEPENDING ON which one you downloaded.

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schmitzthx1138
schmitzthx1138

Thanks SPY Interactive
Great Job !

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pootispenserhere
pootispenserhere

idk how to install torrents...

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Cyber.Shadow
Cyber.Shadow

Dank je wel Leon.
Ik ga er meteen mee aan de slag!

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Duruk
Duruk

Oh wow you managed to finally pull it through. Hard work and determination. Great job Leon.

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LordFoobar
LordFoobar

I cannot get any mod working. And I've tried a few. I have all HL/HL2/Portal/Portal 2... freaking every thing. I download SDK 2013, checked the beta.. it does not launch. I have tried several other mods, nothing works. Selecting/deselecting betas for EP2, etc. it doesn't change a thing.

The only thing I can think of is that I run Linux, but I have read others on Linux reporting that it worked fine... I can't seem to find help anywhere and I have no clue why no mod work.

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SPY-maps Author
SPY-maps

On RTSL "Asterixer" said he did get the mod after some work to run under linux:

-rename all files to lowercase– delete or disable this line in gameinfo.txt: ( with // ) gamebin episodic/bin– copy all bin files from singleplayer 2013 bin to bin in the mod– copy server.dlib and server.so, client.dlib and server.so from hl2 ep2 bin to the bin folder of the mod.

(I haven't tested this, nor am i familair with Linux.)
So i am not responsible for any problems that could cause this, sorry.)

Leon

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Kalecordian
Kalecordian

Near (ish) the end I get to the bit where you jump on the bus have to deal with one of those nasty little tripod critturs then it skips like a cd and halts and goes back to my desktop, is this a bug or my inadequate graphics card (AMD sapphire radeon) My system - Processor - AMD FX 8350 8 core 4 ghz, 8gb ram win 7 pro 64 bit.

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