Archive for 2010


Poll Question 197 – Would you like a mod that offered you more control over what weapons you had?

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

I’m not sure what got me thinking about this but I know that a lot of players are really interested in different types of weapons. I’m not. I’ll take whatever the mapper gives me and use that.

I wonder if players would like more “load-out” style rooms before certain sections of mods. I understand that it gives mods some replay value by adding more variables but just feels too artificial for me.


7th November 2010 15 Comments

The Sprucecape Mappack

for Half-Life 2: Episode One

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

You play the role of John Sprucecape. Apparently, a “once a successful professor of philosophy, but now a violent unemployed middle-aged man with an alcohol addiction”.

You wake up to find yourself locked in the house and your family gone. Go look for them! Of course Life has a way of throwing stuff in your way, as I am sure you expected.

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Total Downloads: 4,0481st November 2010
64 Comments and 27 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Kallaim – Half-Life 2: Ep2

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

You find yourself in what looks like a prison but it’s much more industrial than most. Clearly you need to escape and that is easier said than done.

You get to leave the prison and feel the fresh air on your face but not for too long. Keep the faith as you will eventually see the light of day again, but you might wish you hadn’t.

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Total Downloads: 3,25930th October 2010
44 Comments and 31 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Antracide – Half-Life 2

for Half-Life 2

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

The Evil normally maps for CS:S but decided to try his hand at some HL2. Th action takes place in a large Combine facility with plenty of walkways and huge drops.

There are possibly more Combine Elite Guards in these two shortish maps than in the whole of the Half-Life series. No, really, I’m serious.

Not for the faint hearted

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Total Downloads: 83529th October 2010
10 Comments and 7 recommendations, 3 say "Play It Later"

How to make a boring single player mod

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

It’s become clear that modders are getting very good and are becoming too ambitious. It’s time for me to remind them of the basics.

In this article I am going to cover the essentials of making a boring mod. Hopefully, it will be read by thousands of modders and in just a few short months we will all reap the benefits!


24th October 2010 35 Comments

The Village – Half-Life 2

for Half-Life 2

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

A small area with four main rooms.
Each room has a few rebels and PLENTY of health and ammo. Apparently there are 700 enemies to kill before you win. Pick up the health dropped by the dead soldiers and watch out for those damn manhacks

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Total Downloads: 77516th October 2010
5 Comments and 4 recommendations, 2 say "Maybe?"