Archive for April 2014


Animated Gif Competition

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

As a sort of gap-filler between RavenholmVille and the next mapping competition, I have decided to run a little Animated Gif competition.

There has been a resurgence in animated GIFs (the proper name is cinemagraphs) recently after some very artistic ones were created. Check out FastcoDesign and Hongkiat for more examples.

Viewers to my recent Twitch broadcast may have seen the one I created as the pre-stream image and I also created this one from an Episode Two background map.

Entrants must create an imaginative and subtle image that I will try and use in various places around the site, although I make no guarantee of that. I will try and create a page with all the entries, but again, I don’t guarantee it.

Please make your images as big as possible in terms of dimensions, as that gives me more possibilities for using them on the site.

They must be from any Half-Life game, i.e. Half-Life, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Lost Coast, HL2: Episode One and HL2: Episode Two. No entries for other games, including Portal and Portal 2 will be considered.

Closing date for entries is 10:00 AM GMT Monday 19th May 2014 -that’s about 3 weeks.

Send you entries to me directly, [email protected] or host them somewhere and send me the link or post the link as a comment (remember, all comments with links are held in a queue – please do not try to subvert that process).

Winner will receive a $5 Steam game or something else if anybody wants to donate a prize.

As always, if you have any questions, just ask. Oh, and please tell as many people as possible, including tweeting, FB updates, Messages in bottles, carrier pigeons, smoke signals and graffiti.


28th April 2014 10 Comments

Xen again – Half-Life

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 storage area, you enter the main part of the building via a lift.

After getting your suit, you travel to Xen and must reach the top.

Beware headcrabs, vortigaunts andn Alien grunts will try to stop you.

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Total Downloads: 78826th April 2014
13 Comments and 7 recommendations, most say "Think Twice"

Bad Day / Blbej Den

for Half-Life

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

You play as “Franta Novák” and you work at nuclear waste storage facility.

They decided to illegally move the site into a forest and not long after strange things start to happen.

This is the day you get to work and the shit REALLY hits the fan!

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Total Downloads: 89126th April 2014
7 Comments and 4 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

Hopelessness

for Half-Life

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

A classic “escape from Black Mesa” mod.

Taking you through a variety of different areas, you encounter stiff opposition to your progress.

Freedom awaits for those smart and brave enough to continue forward.

Good Luck – You’ll need it.

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Total Downloads: 2,10821st April 2014
13 Comments and 10 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

RavenholmVille

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

Eight maps, all set in Raveholm, with one simple objective: Escape.

Look out for traps, hiding places, and anything else that can save your neck.

Each map offers something different and fresh, so make sure you take your time and enjoy the screams!

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Total Downloads: 4,43619th April 2014
32 Comments and 13 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

April 2014 – General Chat.

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

Well Here is April, let’s hope that we don’t have too many showers!

Please use this post to talk about about anything you want to – except maps and mods, which should be done of the specific post, assuming there is one.


1st April 2014 10 Comments