New Maps in the Hall of Fame

I’ve been playing and streaming the Classic of the Month maps for over a year and a half already, hard to believe.

I’ve definitely played some that are probably stretching the “classic” designation. But I’ve played a few others that are definitely worthy of the “Classic” name – so much so that I’ve decided to add them to the Hall of Fame.

21st September 2016 9 Comments

Week 37

This weekend, I’m continuing my Classic of the Month event, where I play a classic GoldSource release. I try to pick some from the Hall of Fame and some that aren’t on the HoF list. This month it’s Smart Decoy. It’s one of my all-time favorite Half-Life map packs, and one I’ve always considered a hidden gem because not many people seem to know about it.

The stream will be on Saturday at 10am Eastern time / 3pm UK / 4pm Central European time.

15th September 2016 17 Comments


Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Gordon is forced to venture through a dilapidated, hostile environment in order to clear the tram line of an alien infestation.

Offering approximately 15-30 minutes of gameplay, Scylla takes the player through a winding environment full of deadly hazards and enemies. Your performance may alter parts of the level as you progress. Be sure to watch out for special NPCs; not all are obvious.


Total Downloads: 21212th September 2016
16 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Week 36

Darren has also decided to take a sabbatical. So I will be picking up the The Ville Retrospective event, at least for the time being. I haven’t played this week’s Ville so I figured I’d give it a shot, but don’t expect commentary as insightful as Custom Gamer!

This week it’s the overdue AmbushVille starting at 10am EDT on Saturday, which is 3pm UK time and 4pm CET time.

I will also have a game or two to give away on the stream.

8th September 2016 1 Comment

Hunt Down The Freeman Demo

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two


“Mitchell was a marine tasked on a mission in Black Mesa. During the mission, his squad was wiped out by Gordon Freeman.

Mitchell, being the only survivor, later wakes up in a military hospital during the Seven Hour War.

He thought it was the end of it all, but it was only the beginning”


Total Downloads: 3077th September 2016
15 Comments and 7 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it


for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

“The end of the war for City 24 is drawing near. Most of the streets are taken over by the Resistance but the heart of the city is impenetrable for the rebels, a massive Combine stronghold surrounded by tall steel walls.

If the siege isn’t quick enough, a large reinforcement will arrive to aid the besieged and can possibly even take back the city. Fortunately, a hidden Combine depot was found deep underground near the waterworks facility that is directly connected to the stronghold.

You are a part of the strike team tasked with capturing the vital depot. You were ambushed by the Combine forces, leaving you the sole survivor. Now it’s up to you, and only you, to finish the mission or perish in the uneven struggle.”


Total Downloads: 2704th September 2016
3 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

September 2016 General Chat

OK, first things first: this is Don posting now. I’m not taking over the RTSL site, but I offered to be an interim admin to keep things going while Phillip is on sabbatical.

I’m going to simply be keeping an eye on the site. The regular weekend streams of The Ville Retrospective, Classic of the Month, and Source of Fame will resume shortly and we’ll keep those going. New maps and mods will still be posted in this interim time.

In case you don’t know me, I am Don AKA Unq (short for Unquenque) – Half-Life fan and mapper since the early days. I’ve been a part of the PlanetPhillip/RTSL community for over 5 years, and I currently run the Classic of the Month streaming event where I pick a new Half-Life or Op4 mod to play.

3rd September 2016 16 Comments