Archive for 2011

7 Questions I would ask Gabe – The 7 Series

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

Okay, so here I am, sitting in an airport lounge, waiting for my flight and Gabe sits down next to me.

Me: “Hey, how you doing?”

Gabe “Good thanks, you?”

Me: “Yeah, not bad. Don’t you just hate it when one minute you are delayed and the next cancelled?”

Gabe: “Don’t get me started!”

Now, as you should have guessed, this didn’t actually happen, but I prefer to imagine it like rather than some formal situation. Who wants to chat to people behind desks and in offices?

So, if I ever do meet Gabe in an airport lounge and it seems suitable, here are the questions I would ask him.

Below each main question are some follow up ones and maybe some explanation.

Now, I know that not that long ago podcast17 interviewed him, and some or all of these questions might have been asked already. If so, oh well.

And before you ask, no I wouldn’t ask when Episode Three is coming. It’s clear that they don’t want to talk about it, and I am cool with that. When they are ready, they will tell us


18th December 2011 13 Comments

Audio Interview with Jim Partridge

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

Just a few hours after the release of Daylight I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Jim Partridge – its author.

We chat about his modding history, his blogs and of course the mod.

In fact, we go into quite a lot of detail about each main section.

I hope you enjoy the interview.


17th December 2011 7 Comments

Poll Question 254 – A mod becomes truly great when…

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

Stole this idea from ModDB (Thanks guys!). Of course, I adapted it slightly for you, but it’s the theme that’s the same.

There’s no doubt that defining a great mod is harder than just picking a few answers in my poll (BTW, you get to choose 3) and it can be hard to even recognize what it was exactly that made you think it was great in the first place. But that doesn’t mean we should think about it!

Personally, I am more interested in how something plays than it looks and new stuff is only good if it helps the gameplay. Same for doing something new.

However, when a mod makes you think about life, than that’s gotta be a great thing. Don’t you think?


16th December 2011 16 Comments

Text Interview with Muddasheep

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

As part of the Hazardous Half-Quake Quatridual, event, I was due to have an audio interview with Muddasheep.

Unfortunately, due to our schedules, this is currently not possible.

Instead, I sent him some questions, which he kindly answered. Even if I say so myself, it’s an interesting read.

If you have any questions for him, please add them in the comments and he may, and I stress MAY, pop by and answer them.


16th December 2011 13 Comments

Hazardous Materials: Episode 1

for Half-Life

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

Gordon returns to Black Mesa and, just as you expected, something goes wrong.

All hell breaks lose and it’s up to you to fix it.

Fortunately, fellow scientists manage to find a way to send instruction text to your HEV faceplate.

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Total Downloads: 2,59012th December 2011
23 Comments and 14 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

7 Console Commands for Players – The 7 Series

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

Think using the Console is only for developers? Think again. I contacted a few developers I know and asked for some suggestions that may be fun for players to try out.

I used A Walk in the Park for testing, which is where the screenshots come from. Of course, you can use any Source game or mod you want.


11th December 2011 11 Comments

Half-Quake Sunrise – Half-Life

for Half-Life

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

Oh Shit! You find yourself back in the, well…, shit again, I suppose.

Don’t expect ANY mercy, as you try to reach your final death. You didn’t think you could actually escape this time did you? FOOL!

Do your best to survive for as long as possible. That’s all you can really do under the circumstances.

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Total Downloads: 1,63411th December 2011
28 Comments and 7 recommendations, 3 say "Maybe?"

Audio Interview with Ed Vincent

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

Got a chance to sit down and have a short chat with the author of Random 17, which was his first mod!

We chat about the mod’s production and a few other things.

Ed sad he would monitor the comments and answer any questions you have.


10th December 2011 2 Comments