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This is an initial release of my PS2 to PC Half-Life port. All resources were ported directly from PS2 Half-Life disc. This mod also features custom DLL that includes all crucial PS2HL entities.

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This is an initial release of my PS2 to PC Half-Life port.

All resources such as maps, models, sounds, music, sprites, decals, and skyboxes were ported directly from PS2 Half-Life.

This mod also features custom DLL that includes all crucial PS2HL entities:

  • "item_healthcharger"
  • "item_recharge"
  • "item_eyescanner"
  • "item_generic"
  • "env_warpball"
  • "trigger_playerfreeze"
  • "trigger_random"

DLL demonstration:


Comparison


If you are unaware of PS2 Half-Life, there are some of its main features in comparison to PC version:

  • Redesigned maps:

t0a0 c1a4k


c1a4k c2a2c


  • Redesigned NPC models:

models1 t0a0a0000


  • New appearance of chargers and scanners:

c1a3a 0000 scan


  • Modified HUD:

hud_mode cross_lock


Misc

A bunch of enhancements is included with mod in separate folder such as:

  1. Graphics enhancements (for GoldSource and Xash) - PS2 hires G-Man model - PC skyboxes, weapon models (from HDMP), and sprites
  2. Xash3D only enhancements - map textures in original PS2 size - original c2a2b1, c2a3c, c2a3e maps - PS2 Uplink

Download

You can download the mod here:

Yet another PS2 Half-Life port (v1.0)


As far as I tested, it works in GoldSource (WON and Steam) and Xash3D. Installation details are in the ReadMe.txt file.

Multiplayer (head-to-head) maps are included so it is possible to play them on LAN.

PS2 Uplink is also included as part of Xash3D enhancements.

Known flaws

General

  • Some stability issues: after a long one sitting playthroughs it can randomly cash
  • Cars crashed by gargantua are surrounded by debug "fireflies", can't figure out how to disable it

Engine specific

GoldSource

  • Gargantua car crash animations are glitchy
  • Music. WON: it refuses to play music from HDD at all. Steam: music playback stops after next map loading or when player is frozen
  • PS2 Uplink is bugged

Xash3D - General

  • It is important to use the latest version. Otherwise, you can experience some problems.

Xash3D v0.49/0.99 (build 4260)

  • Some sounds and dialogs are missing\broken (because at the moment Xash3D can't play sounds tied to model animations)
  • Player can stuck in moving platforms

Old Xash3D v0.48/0.98 (build 3598)

  • Crash on "c2a3e" map
  • Random looping train sounds
  • Some beams are missing
  • Broken model lighting
  • Player can stuck in moving platforms

Additional info


Changes made to the original PS2 resources:

  • Some leftover CR references were showing up in Xash3D so I nulled them out in "titles.txt"
  • Hazard Course was edited to fit more to PC version: long jump speech was replaced with PC one, "lock on" course was excluded
  • Some models were recompiled to exclude LOD submeshes
  • Some models were recompiled to have double-sided surfaces
  • Some water textures looked too bright so I replaced them with PC equivalents
  • There are 3 maps that caused problems in GoldSource and were replaced with PC ones: c2a2b1, c2a3c, c2a3e
  • PS2 Nihilanth model was buggy, so I replaced it with PC model
  • To ensure compatibility with GoldSoruce map textures were linearly rescaled to proper PC sizes (but if you play with Xash3D I recommend to use original textures coming with “Xash3D enhancements”)
Comments
LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 444 comments

Will this mod allow for Vortigaunt mode?

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supadupaplex Author
supadupaplex - - 59 comments

Alien mode is not present yet in this mod.

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 444 comments

Is it planned though?

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supadupaplex Author
supadupaplex - - 59 comments

Maybe in the future updates.

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SemVision
SemVision - - 508 comments

This is great, I hope the bugs can be ironed out.

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Derped_Crusader
Derped_Crusader - - 971 comments

amazing! ever since i used those updated health stations on PS2, i wanted to have that on PC

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OurBenefactors
OurBenefactors - - 81 comments

Do you think it'd be possible to set a custom scaling size for the hud so it isn't super tiny on 1080p resolutions?
Also do you plan to port the ps2 version's menu?

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supadupaplex Author
supadupaplex - - 59 comments

It would require a lot of work to upscale everything. It is easy to upscale only crosshairs, flashlight and HUD_mode icons.
I don't have plans on modding menus.

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Maxthedarkdude16534
Maxthedarkdude16534 - - 2 comments

Can I port it from pc on a disk then ps2 ? I got the ps2 from the early days and I want to try to play half life on it

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