Custom Steam Gridview Icons

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Back in April of this year, I wrote an article called 7 Things I wish Steam would allow me to do. Well, number 7, or part of number 7 is now available and since I only recently found out about it, I thought you might have missed it too.

It’s a feature called Custom Steam Gridview Icons and it allows you to add or replace the images you see for ANY game or application you have added to your library.


14th August 2012 10 Comments

TREE: Half-Life Podcast

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

As part of the The Replay Experience Experiment, here is the first of a number of podcasts, discussing one of the game we have played.

In this case, it’s Half-life. Joining me for this one is Don and Emo. Don is a modder with tremendous experience and has released a number of mods/maps including, Radix. Emo is from Russia and has made Typical Disaster.

We discuss Half-Life from a number of different aspects. There are a couple of videos mentioned in the podcast and they can be found on the Resources & Curiosities.

Both Don and Emo have agreed to respond to any comments you may make, and of course I will too.


12th August 2012 9 Comments

Aurora Effect – Half-Life – In Development Mods

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Explore again the Black Mesa Research Facility from the point of view of Jorge Barrett, a maintenance employee of the facility. Today should be one day just like all the other, but what lies ahead?

There’s a new codebase which allows new graphical features. However the changes, fixes and additions are enormous, so you will discover them slowly as more updates are released.


6th August 2012 6 Comments

Half-Life: Nihilanth and Endgame

The Replay Experience Experiment: Half-Life: Nihilanth

In a vast cave, Gordon finally confronts the powerful and mysterious being that is holding the portal open. Gordon destroys the Nihilanth’s shield, allowing him to destroy its vulnerable brain. As the creature dies, it floats toward the ceiling, and explodes in a giant green blast that overpowers Gordon’s senses.

“It’s time to choose!”
– The G-Man


5th August 2012 20 Comments

Audio Interview with Magnar Jenssen (Number 2)

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

With the recent release of Mission Improbable and let’s not forget Whoopservatory, Magnar has cemented his position amongst the great SP Source modders.

In this second audio interview (the first is here), we mainly discuss the changes and new additions to Mission Improbable

Magnar has agreed to follow this post, so if you have questions that I didn’t ask, he may be able to answer them for you.

Rick Underhill’s site is called EditPoly.Net

This podcast was live-streamed to the Podcast17 YouTube channel and is available as a video on there.

Enjoy!


5th August 2012 16 Comments

ForestVille: The fourth 6×10 Mapping Competition

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Welcome to the fourth mapping competition in the 6×10 series.

For this competition I want you to create a forest environment.

One of the great things about Episode Two was the forest areas. They were fun to play and gorgeous to look at.

Now I recoginze that making beautiful forest scenes takes a long time, but I’m not expecting large areas. How you use the forest is up to you.


3rd August 2012 32 Comments

August 2012 – General Chat

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Haven’t gone on holiday?

Want to chat about general topics? This is the place to do that.

In the comments of this post, you can talk about anything you want, although I’d prefer if we avoided sex, politics, religion and spiders.


1st August 2012 57 Comments