Calamity – Half-Life 2

for Half-Life 2

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

A story based mod that leads you through a variety of interesting environments to your ultimate objective

Basic Details
  • Title: Calamity
  • File Name: hl2-sp-calamity.7z
  • Size : 78.63MB
  • Author: Bobby Cardona AKA Spas12
  • Date Released: 28 May 2009
Keybinding Issues

There are issues with keybinding in this mod.
Andyb recommends opening chapter1.cfg in the cfg folder with notepad. Delete everything in it and then add map sp_c14_1. I recommend keeping a copy of the original file, just in case something goes wrong.

Download Options

Download to your HDD [78.6MB]

Installation Instructions
  • Copy the Half-Life 2 Calamity folder into your SourceMods folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Half-Life 2 Calamity should now be listed in your Library tab.
Awards

Calamity is a HALL of FAME entry

Videos

The playthrough below is provided by Custom Gamer. See more of his playthroughs on this site: VP: Custom Gamer

Screenshots

Click on the thumbnails below to open a 1024 pixel wide image.
WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

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44 recommendations, average score: 4.75 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.32 (what's that?)
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Using MapTap: 0 Users
Manually: 1 Users

Time Taken:
Average: 1 Hours, 10 Mins
Shortest: 1 Hours, 10 Mins by JellyBeanDude27
Longest: 1 Hours, 10 Mins by JellyBeanDude27
Total Time Played: 1 Hours, 10 Mins
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66 Comments

  1. I joined planetphillip just to give this mod props. I’ve played the 6 or 7 top rated mods here and this is by far the best. It’s longer, it’s well done (found one spot where I could see through a wall) it’s got big maps and the action is great. There are a few spots where I die repeatedly but it’s somehow not nearly as frustrating as it is in Half-life. Here I just keep re-spawning, wanting to beat it and feeling like I can do it with a different weapon or from a different position. Definitely “run and gun”. I’m gonna check out the other mods by this author, I hope they are this good.

  2. Play It Now!

    For me, the best aspect of this mod was the combat. It was extremely well paced and staged. At times it was extremely intense, and most times it was pretty god damned exhilarating. The final battle was pretty massive, and my one piece of advise would be to keep moving; constantly run and circle strafe those Combine bastards.

    The settings, the mapping, are all very well done. At times very atmospheric, and others quite compelling or beautiful. It’s clear that the author has a good sense of space, and knows how to use it to construct engaging environments.

    I’m a big fan of story centered games, and I appreciate this mod’s attempts at constructing a decent narrative. There are some well done cinematics, and there are moments that open up some pretty interesting concepts, like some of the history behind the Half-Life universe. But unfortunately the story never really takes shape, and the ending seems more non sequitur than it does ambiguous. But I can see what the author was trying to do. And I will admit, there have only been a very small number of games that I think have successfully conveyed a meaningful and immersive story. And furthermore, I admit that for most people, the real attraction of a game is its gameplay. And this one succeeds very well at that.

  3. Play It Now!

    Great mod. The scenario with the three snipers was challenging. Excellent combat and very few zombies. I confess the final battle was too much for me; just too many of them.

  4. Personal Favourite

    i actually played this around two and a half years ago but never got round to reviewing it,however “HL2 calamity ” is a masterpeice in hl2 modding ..
    its unlike any other mod and shows the hammer editor at its best … and you can see how much work has gone into this … at a rough guess I reckon at least 12 months if not more
    the mod begins with the test chamber followed by some Vortigaunt doing their chants.. and thats were you wake up… and thats were the fun begins….. you have plenty of puzzles within the mod and plenty of action… theres a vast array of weapons and plenty of npc,s along the way
    I especially like the inclusion of radio,s throughout the game which give a sort of story about the game….
    allthough the mod seems massive each map is actually pretty small so bobby done well to get so much in such a small map area…. however you can see why he,s so talented
    every so often there are hl2 mods released that are simply amazing ( minerva,strider mountain,water ) and HL2 calamity is one of these mods…. if like me you have loads of mods in your steam libary then make sure calamity is one of them…. ive played this around 30 times since and it never gets boring… so thats why it deserves a personal favourite
    AMAZING PEICE OF WORK .. PERIOD !

  5. Personal Favourite

    WOW this mod is good. Definitely one of the best non-episode HL2 mods I’ve played. Almost everything about it is perfect.

    The environment is REALLY cool. It’s a perfect mix of open air and inside. The skyboxes are really cool, forgot if they’re from HL2 or are custom but they really fit. The level design is amazing as well. There are puzzles and combat both and they’re mixed flawlessly. The Combine enemies have pretty cool reskins. At times it can be pretty atmospheric too. There are zombies but not as many zombies as there are Combine. It’s also really good on supplies, only giving you stuff when you need it. I’ve played some mods that don’t give you enough stuff and some mods that give you too much stuff, but this one is balanced perfectly. The custom music by Paragon9X and Nub is awesome as well.

    The only problem I can find is the realism. It’s really not realistic, not because the detailing is bad, the detailing is fine. It’s just that every two steps I take I find another door I can’t open. There’s a minor complaint that the manhacks in one part come out of an airvent and I thought I could climb in since many secrets take place in airvents like it but I couldn’t but as I said it’s not a big deal.

    *Spoiler Warning*

    The transition from the regular environment to the Citadel environment is flawless. I almost didn’t notice it! It really does seem like two real places connecting. This is definitely the best Citadel level I’ve played in mods. It doesn’t beat the one from the original HL2 or Episode One but it’s certainly (CERTAINLY) better than the one from Penetration. There’s many cool puzzles in it like a tower of turning platforms you have to descend by falling through holes to the next one (kind of like those weird Pac-Man platforms from the final level of Jak and Daxter). The final battle ridiculously awesome. You have to fight a legion of Elites and manhacks while the Citadel is exploding. I criticized the final level of Penetration for having too many elites and way too little supplies. This has the same amount of Elites but you actually get the supplies deal with it. The fight starts off manageable but as time goes on it turns into absolute Calamity.

    *Spoiler end*

    If you haven’t played this mod you shouldn’t be reading this you should be playing it. NOW GO~!

  6. FirstSpear

    All fine until I reached a point a short way into the game where very loud music began pumping into my headphones uninvited, despite having turned the Music control right down to 0. I don’t like music when I’m playing, and I don’t like this loud fast stuff particularly. I’ve edited every item in the config file that might do something to kill this, but nothing works. Anyone know how to stop this row?
    I’ve had to stop playing the game, but it’s otherwise good, so I would like to continue. Thanks.

    1. JG

      This is just a guess.

      I would look at the /sound folder within the Calamity mod folder and remove or rename any .wav or .mp3 entries that are very large or have filenames that seem like music. I’d also delete the sound.cache file in there (HL2 will remake it the next time you relaunch the game).

      Technical:
      A lot of mods don’t implement music properly. Because the same entity that plays music is also responsible for playing sound effects, you have to specifically call out which sound files are “music” in a text file. A lot of mods don’t do this, so the game interprets the music as a sound effect, which is why adjusting the music volume is ineffective. Similarly, when mods use existing music, they often link directly to the .mp3/.wav file (wrong) instead of the text file (right).

      1. FirstSpear

        Cheers for that. I’ll examine the file again. Appreciated.

      2. FirstSpear

        Brilliant, you genius. Found it. Just a lone .mp3 file. Didn’t delete it in case that threw up an error, so deleted the wave content using Audacity, saved it and left it where it was. Music gone, no probs. Silent happiness.

        Thanks muchly.

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