Archive for March 2012


Audio Interview with Miikka Erkkilä

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

I’ve probably posted more of Miigga’s maps on PP than anybody else.

Well, I finally managed to arrange an interview with him and here it is.

We chat about his mapping, his maps, his map names and even why there seem to be so many mappers from Finland!

Hope you enjoy it.

If you have any questions of your own, please post them as comments and hopefully he will be able to answer them for you.


27th March 2012 17 Comments

Is the mapper always at fault?

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

Late last year a pp reader posted a review about a map which went against the general consensus. Everybody has a right to their own opinion and if somebody doesn’t like a mod that most people do then that’s fine.

Well, most of the time it’s fine.


25th March 2012 18 Comments

Art Mods Discussion with Robert Yang

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

Art mods, Alt Mods, or whatever you call them are changing the way we think about modding. With me today is Robert Yang, one of the leaders in this revolution.

Robert Yang and I discuss them and their impact.

This recording was originally made for Podcast 17, but due to some scheduling issues we decided to post it here.


25th March 2012 10 Comments

City 21

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

Starting in an apartment building you need to make your way through City 21 until you reach the port.

Of course, along the way you are attacked by numerous Combine enemies.

Your only hope is a fishing boat.

Can you make it there alive?

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Total Downloads: 2,94725th March 2012
22 Comments and 15 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Breakout by Benny Blanco

for Half-Life

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

Starting in a small lab, you need to find your way out of a section of Black Mesa.

There are plenty of enemies and obstacles in your way.

Take a good look around, as you may find some hidden caches.

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Total Downloads: 3,14918th March 2012
15 Comments and 10 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Cry of Fear

for Half-Life

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

You wake up in a dark alley, not knowing anything. What has happened anyway? You struggle after the truth and answers.

Answers you want to know in the darkness and fear, which makes your heartbeat race like violent blows against your head.

Where do “they” come from? What has happened? Are you just turning insane?

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Total Downloads: 017th March 2012
51 Comments and 8 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Poll Question 266 – Would you not play a mod if you knew it had stolen content?

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

I found a mod on ModDB yesterday and a few reviewers were saying that it had stolen content. I am now in a quandary: I want PP to have everything single SP mod available but I don’t want to post something that steals content from other mod makers.

To be honest, if modders steal stuff from retail games, I don’t mind too much, but if it is from other modders, that seems a little unfair, although I accept there’s no real difference.


17th March 2012 15 Comments

Break at Work

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

Take a stroll through Black Mesa, do Dr. Arne Magnusson a favour and then take a ride on the transit system – that is if you can get it working!

But wait! There’s a little detour you have to make before you can continue.

Good Luck.

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Total Downloads: 1,32717th March 2012
6 Comments and 5 recommendations with no significant bias