Archive for December 2011


When Will HL3 Be Released?

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

We are all curious about the release date. Don’t deny it.

So, let’s a little bit of fun with it.

Select a date and if the game gets released on that date, I’ll buy you the game.

Just email your Steam name and your chosen date to [email protected] and I will add it to the list.

The sooner you email me, the more choice you have.

One entry and date per person. Actual date of release is what counts.

See the project page: HL3: When?

Page design and layout liable to change.


31st December 2011 21 Comments

Poll Question 256 – Will you make any gaming New Year’s resolutions?

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

I’m terrible. I make more NYRs than you can imagine.

The inside of my wardrobe door is covered in photos and post it notes.

In fact, as I get older, I get worse or more ambitious, depending on which way you look at it.

And yes, I do achieve some of them!

So, this year, I plan to make some gaming resolutions, not related to the website.

At the risk of jinxing my chances of achieving these resolutions, here they are.


30th December 2011 8 Comments

Let the universe decide

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

I’m always looking for ways to improve the usability of the site and add new features. One I have been trying to add for a while is a random map or mod.

In the past I had a project site, which required the creation of three screenshots and a new row in a database. It looked pretty but was more work.

I changed the way I wanted this random post presented and finally got my hands dirty with copying and pasting some code. After that it was just a case of fiddling with it until I got what I wanted.


27th December 2011 12 Comments

G String Beta

for Half-Life 2

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

The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future.

Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl of Korean descent who has had enough. Oh and you can start fires- with your mind.

This makes your corporate owners very nervous…

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Total Downloads: 5,94423rd December 2011
114 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Poll Question 255 – How good has 2011 been for HL modding?

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

With only one week to go before the end of the year, I thought it might be nice to think back over the last year of HL modding.

Now, when I say “HL” I mean all maps and mods related to Half-Life. Hl2 EP2, Portal 2 etc.

This is not a proper retrospective of the year but just a general feel for it.


23rd December 2011 7 Comments

Resublimation

for Half-Life

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

In the frozen waste of Siberia, you have been tasked helping on nation regain its prominence.

Former Soviet states fight for resources and status.

You can make a difference, if you can reach the…

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Total Downloads: 1,88120th December 2011
22 Comments and 5 recommendations, 2 say "Maybe?"

Half-Life Collective Nouns

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

Collective nouns are words used to define a group of objects. Although primarily applied to animals, collective nouns can be used for people, inanimate objects, concepts or other things.

It doesn’t take long to find some really interesting ones. So as I sat in the airport lounge again, I started to wonder what the collective noun for zombies was and lo and behold I found this, which is a list of potential words. My favourite is rotting.


20th December 2011 14 Comments

USS Gaspra

for Half-Life

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

You find yourself alone on a drifting spaceship.

Explore as much of it as you can.

Think twice before pressing any buttons and don’t forget to look in the hold.

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Total Downloads: 1,60119th December 2011
15 Comments and 7 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

WTF

for Half-Life

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

Just a simple Black Mesa style map. Quite a few working portals and a mounted gun that you can have some fun with.

Don’t expect it to be more than 5 minutes worth of fun though.

Oh, and look out for the Gman.

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Total Downloads: 1,21418th December 2011
8 Comments and 6 recommendations, 3 say "Play It Later"