Archive for June 2010


Thank You William McMahon

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

As I was walking along the beach the other day, my feet enjoying the cool, refreshing waves, I starting thinking about stuff. Not just regular stuff, like shopping lists and housework, but world-changing, cataclysmic stuff. Stuff like Podcast 17 and how it has nearly 90 episodes. That’s one a week for over 21 months. Do you know how much work is required to produce one podcast? I do and it’s a lot.


27th June 2010 10 Comments

Andrej Mernik’s HL1 Mod Page

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

Andrej contacted me a while ago and said he was going to make a lot of the Hl1 files that used to be available on my Filecloud server available from his site. He has been working very hard and I would like to thank him for all his hard work.

He has listed them in alphabetical order and each file has plenty of details. Many of the reviews are in Slovenian but he plans to translate them soon.


26th June 2010 2 Comments

Light Pollution

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

Author’s Notes: “In this custom single player level for Half-Life 2, Gordon Freeman has been sent to a city that has been taken over by Combine hostiles. He must eliminate all enemy threats and rescue the remaining civilians.

This map was produced for my Final Major Project at University. The look of the map was inspired by the modern architectural styles of the United Arab Emirates.”

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Total Downloads: 1,02626th June 2010
13 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Poll Question 178 – What is acceptable in a Half-Life game?

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

Last week I asked Would you play a mod that was purposefully trying to be offensive? and naturally the discussion touched on what is and isn’t offensive. So this week I have decided to allow that discussion more freedom.

Let me start by saying that personally none of the items in the poll are acceptable for me in a HALF-LIFE game. I am not saying that they shouldn’t appear in other games but that I don’t think it’s suitable/acceptable in a Half-Life game. Valve have worked hard to set a certain tone within the games and focus on other elements rather than simple shock value and for that I am glad.


26th June 2010 38 Comments

Wilson Chronicles

for Half-Life

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

This mod contains all the unfinished maps etc. It was kindly released by the team, instead of just letting it stay on a hard drive.

Don’t expect a smooth ride, you will need to load some maps manually and some maps contain little or no action.

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Total Downloads: 2,24220th June 2010
11 Comments and 2 recommendations, 1 say "Maybe?"

Poll Question 177 – Would you play a mod that was purposefully trying to be offensive?

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

This is a tough question to broach. In fact, I am not even sure that I should start this discussion. I’ve used the image but I am talking about all types of offensive content.

Personally, I dislike almost anything outside of the basic idea of killing to save my planet and I know that’s naive considering the game genre I play but I do feel that some things are off-limits.


18th June 2010 69 Comments

The Advisor

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

The Advisor is a singleplayer puzzle based level for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 where the player pilots a small combine robot in top down view from a security camera.


Total Downloads: 19718th June 2010
14 Comments