Archive for July 2014


The Fun Box

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

Author’s Note:
The level takes place at the Aperture Science laboratories in a large room that rotates around a central access.

The gameplay focuses on puzzle solving that requires players to think about the rotating 3D maze and how they can use it to reach and activate four switches in the environment.

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Total Downloads: 1,35029th July 2014
5 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Poll Question 297 – Would you replay the games to find clues about HL3?

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

Imagine this for a moment.

Valve release a press release saying something like the following.

A randomly selected 10% of Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode TWo have been updated with minor clues related to a forthcoming game announcment.

All the above games get updated but only 10% from each game will contain the clues.

A website has been created to track clues that have been found.

Now, the question is, would you replay the games to find the clues or would you just wait until somebody posted them on the Net?

HL3 is not mentioned but assumed for the sake of this post and poll.


29th July 2014 22 Comments

Sewer Sickness

for Half-Life 2

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

The Combine have some new secret and powerful weapon.

It’s being stored and tested in the sewers under City 17.

You’ve been sent down to destroy it.

There’s an escape portal if you manage to do it.

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Total Downloads: 94828th July 2014
14 Comments and 9 recommendations, 4 say "Play It Later"

The Gloom

for Half-Life

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

This is a single Player remake of de_storm.

There are two keys needed; a silver and a gold key.

Can you find them and progress?

Will you find all the weapon and ammo caches?

Only one way to find out…

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Total Downloads: 1,25525th July 2014
8 Comments and 8 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Save the Colonel

for Half-Life 2

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

The Colonel has been captured.

It’s your job to rescue him.

You know very little about where he is being held, except that it is heavily guarded.

Good Luck Freeman!

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Total Downloads: 64624th July 2014
9 Comments and 8 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

CombinationVille

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

Two weapons and two types of enemies. That’s it!

What interesting combinations could be created?

By limiting those two aspects of a map, it was hoped that mappers would look for unusual combinations of weapons and enemies and also force the player to think creatively.

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Total Downloads: 2,30123rd July 2014
92 Comments and 20 recommendations with no significant bias

Audio Interview with Charles Zhang

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

In this audio interview podcast, Charles and I discuss his mods Intrusion and Courage.

We chat about the mods, their creation and the deeper meaning.

Feel free to ask Charles your questions, as he has agreed to stop by and answer any you have.


19th July 2014 4 Comments

MapTap 2.5 Beta RC1 is Now Available

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

This beta version has a few new features.

First and foremost you can use it to install AND run mods. The ability to install mods has been available since 2.3 bt you had to open Steam to run them – not any more.

Secondly, but actually just as importantly, MapTap now automatically updates older mods to run in Steampipe! Yes, that’s right. Take an older mod from PP that doesn’t have the correct gameinfo.txt format and MapTap should do it for you. No messing about with text editors and copying and pasting etc.

Of course, it might not work every time, but it’s a darn sight better than having to do it manually.


16th July 2014 9 Comments