Retribution

for Half-Life

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

As with Chernobyl this was originally an illegal stand alone version but it has now been packaged as a mod.

Basic Details
  • Title: Retribution
  • File Name: hl1-sp-retribution.7z
  • Original File Name: rt_setup.exe
  • Size : 52.2Mb
  • Author: Chain Studios
  • Date Released: 18 August 2008
Steam Installation Instructions
  • Copy retro3 into your Half-Life folder.
  • Start or restart Steam.
  • Retribution should now be listed in your Library tab.
Non-Steam Installation Instructions
  • Copy retro3 into your Half-Life folder.
  • Launch Half-Life
  • Select Custom Game
Conversion Notes

This mod was converted from a standalone game into a mod by andyb.
The English titles were supplied by Gilfrarry.

Language Notes

To use the English titles, simply rename the original “titles.txt” to something else and then rename “titles_eng.txt” to “titles.txt”.

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Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
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44 Comments

  1. el_espaniol

    I’m gladly pay for It too…:-D….!!!!….!!!.
    http://www.planetphillip.com and HL1 forever…!!!
    I’ll stay tunned for more HL1 news…:-)))

  2. fred132

    If I could buy it right now I would. Too bad they don’t make a website where it is available to non-Russian visitors, they would make a lot of money.

    (PlanetPhillip Note: I created the above sentences based on the original comment below. If I have made a mistake I apologise!)

    Original Comment:
    if y cloud buy it right now y woudl to bad they thont make a usa website for ther mod they cloud make a lot of money

  3. I agree but there may be a license problem with Valve Software. I considered contacting them and getting more information and maybe even buying 100 boxes and trying to sell them but I don’t have the time.

  4. el_espaniol

    To planetphillip & fred132 :
    —————————–

    I’need that MOD…!!!!…^__^…

  5. amckern

    HL Retribution was a muilty pack of valves games, like the GOTY Box set (TFC, CS, HL, OP4).

    The mod in qustion sadly uses the same name as this set, and as such finding the mod, over the boxed set will be hard on a search engien, how ever, some person might have it on the hard drive, or old cover mount.

  6. -= R.$cum =-

    Hi, I’m from Belorus. I’m a great fun of HL/HL2 and everything that has relation to these games. Two years ago I bought the HL: Retribution and I still have this disc. The mod has mix of monsters and weapons from other mods. According to the story you play as Gman. You real name is John Baley. I played the mod, but I havent finished it (had no time). To say more, I personally know the man who made this mod. His nickname is XaeroX. I can ask him everything you want.

    And now I would like to tell some words about HL: Chernobyl. It’s a very crappy mod, that was madden by (dont know exactly) Ucrainian mapper(s). Theres no need to have attention to it.

    Btw, I’m dreaming about playing Point of Origin…

  7. bumtown

    how do I dl?

  8. You don’t. It’s a retail only product and you have to find somewhere to buy it. When you do please let us know because there are quite a few PP regulars who also want it!

  9. heyzors

    ill be searching as well.

  10. Very hard.But that maybe because I dont speak Russian.Didnt work in steam for me either.Had to use the original.

  11. Ricki

    Where is download? There isn’t on the homepage.

  12. The mod was only officially released via Russian retail.

  13. That’s not it. That’s a half life 2 map (which I couldn’t get to work properly).

  14. iTK
    Play It Now!

    Philip, We Could make a deal, I’ll give you Half Life Retribution, you give me something else in return.

    (Email removed for security reasons)

  15. HL Masta
    Avoid It!

    And I really wish this mod was free
    Make me pay in Russia my bottom!

  16. Retribution has a new homepage. Its address is on the main or “index” page of the original homepage, which is linked above.

  17. ditpet

    HOW can I download it? I downloaded it from the Filecloud, and copied the files into the half-life directory, but there are no retro3 or install.exe, what can I do?
    when I started the Game, and a new game, it was exited from itself

  18. HOW can I download it? I downloaded it from the Filecloud, and copied the files into the half-life directory, but there are no retro3 or install.exe, what can I do?
    when I started the Game, and a new game, it was exited from itself

    ditpet, this was my fault, sorry. Create a folder within your Half-Life folder and call it retro and copy ALL the files that are included in the compressed file you downloaded.

    Then launch Half-Life and open custom game.

  19. Clunkfish

    Is anyone else struggling with this mod? I get the HEV suit, then it seems there’s only one path you can take that doesn’t lead to an “inability to handle a gun in a laboratory” game-over message. If you take that path, you end up on a floating Xen rock facing two conveyor belts and a big, presumably breakable, purple wall with a portal behind it. You have no weapons at all but are told to shoot by an on-screen message. I have tried to get going 4 times and still end up stuck at this point. Am I being dumb?

  20. Clunkfish

    OK I was being dumb! If you wait after the first map load after the start a Barney will open a door for you and there are weapons through there. I was just in too much of a rush….

  21. Stubby

    Okay, I went to the Russian site and am downloading a file called “rt_setup.exe” that weighs in at 204 megs. Could this be the original game? I haven’t opened it yet only because I haven’t finished downloading it! Good reason, huh? Wait a minute, I just finished downloading it…..I’ll be right back!! Okay, obviously it is a stand alone game, because I installed it and I don’t have Half-Life installed and It takes up 486 megs of space. I started the game with no problem, well actually, one small problem…I can’t understand Russian!! So, if this is the full game, what is the other 66 meg file?

  22. Stubby

    Well, that explains WHY it’s a stand alone game. I did some checking and not only did I download ‘retribution,” but with it came Half-Life!! This is the first time I ever downloaded a mod and it came with the original game installed. Weird, and something tells me that it’s not too legal either!! At least I answered my own question as to why one download was 66 megs and this one was 204!!!

  23. It does not work for me. I am using steam. Whenever I start the mod up, I go to new game and I start but it crashes without an error message.

  24. Nevermind, I got it working. Is there any way to make everyone talk english? Thanks.

  25. Darth Marsden
    Think Twice

    Anyone else have a problem with the guys in HEV suits? The suited Barney you encounter didn’t seem to be “usable” and Gordon has a nasty habit of dying on me – whenever I walk up to him by the HEV suits the first time and when he activates the switch to the office much later in the game.

    I’ve had other problems as well, but I’ve managed to get round most of them. I kept being told I’d mishandled my firearm on the first map after a few minutes (solution – run like mad to the HEV vest, then run back to the Barney and change map ASAP), returning back from Xen the first time I was stuck in the wall (noclip), etc. It’s not bad for a Russian mod, but I can’t help feeling with a bit more polish (and a decent translation) it could have been better.

    Also, m82sniper – you can’t make them speak English – the new voices were recorded in Russian. πŸ™

  26. Ok, well I copied the english sound files into the sound directory, so now there speaking English for the most part. Another thing, im stuck at the part where you are at the beginning of Black Mesa with Gordon.. He keeps dying, and I have nowhere to go. Help anyone?

  27. Clunkfish

    I couldn’t get past there either. There is another map in the mod (c3a1) which involves a fight against a golden Gonarch and then takes you to the end, but I could find no way to link from meeting Gordon at the tram stop to that map. I found numerous other glitches in this mod too.

  28. ~Jazz~
    Think Twice

    Phillip, While I do approve the time your so called “crew” to get us this mod, then writing it in English, it’s still pretty useless because they use RUSSIAN VOICE ACTORS.. *Sigh* With that Said, lets get this train wreck a burning!First off, there’s a lot of stolen content from big name mods, such as They Hunger, and Todesangst. I’m sure they didn’t make those weapons eather.. I know I’ve seen that Tec-9 somewhere before.. The levels sometimes seem way too big and empty, Monster placement is very predictable and meah (Including the Obvious HEADCRABS IN THE VENT.. Wow, So freaking obvious that the map creator isn’t clever!) I never finished the mod because every time I meet Gordon Freeman he has an instant heart attack (Fox Die? *Gasp* METAL GEAR!!) If you want to waste your time and hard drive space.. you can put this on your computer and wish you had your time back for wasting it.. Ugh.

  29. Zockopa
    Think Twice

    [email protected]: Agree. This one is not a good one.

  30. Darth Marsden

    To clarify, in the opening level, it is possible to make it through. You just need to get to the next map ASAP. Run to grab the HEV armour, then run back to the Barney outside your office. He’ll open the door – run through it to the next map. If you take too long, you’ll get one of those ‘mission Failed because you shot a scientist” messages, so chop chop!

    The stuff taken from other mods is as follows:

    Wrench – They Hunger
    Knife (complete with glove) – Opposing Force
    Magnum – Old .357 replacement model
    TEC-9 – They Hunger
    Laser Thingamy – Gunman Chronicles
    Green Barney (AKA Joe) – Todesangst

    There’s also sounds taken from Quake II, most notably with the shotgun, and maps adapted from ETC. Also, note that the Magnum/.357 is now useless. Thanks.

    Finally, the only real show-stopping glitch appears to be Gordon “Heart Attack” Freeman. You can no-clip past him the first time, but later in the game, you actively need him to do something, and he can’t do it without an aneurysm. Which is annoying. Does anyone know if he did that in the original stand-alone version of this, or if there’s any way around this glitch?

  31. andyb
    Play It Later

    After dieing a few times at gordon I went back the other way where the offices are.Once at the glass door thats locked look up and you will see a grate.Look around for something to stand on and go up the crates,break the grate and go through.This is a very long mod.There is a spot in one area that when it loads everything is invisible.Dunno why it does that but it auto saves there so I just reloaded and it was ok.Now I’m stuck talking to a barney but dunno where to go.I can hear an elevator but see none and there is no where to go lol.

  32. Darth Marsden

    Andy – where did you find something to stand on? I looked around and couldn’t find anything. I had to noclip up there. Also, I believe that spot where everything is invisible is the first of two maps taken from ETC – at least, it was for me. It’s right after all your weapons get taken from you, right? Finally, if you’re at a Barney in an HEV suit, then you’re gonna have to noclip past him. He wouldn’t talk to me either.

  33. KingDaniel
    Avoid It!

    Here’s what I think so far…
    I was hoping that, what with it being on sale once (illegally, mind you) that it might have some worth. Wrong!
    First: stealing. Lots of stealing. I noticed models from Todeangst, Azure Sheep, Gunman and They Hunger. Whole maps are ” borrowed” too β€” a green room that gets bombed is from an old HL example map. it’s been glued before one of the old HL1 maps. Later on, poor Dave Johnston’s old ETC mod is mercilessly stolen from (and filled with the Xen Terrorists of Azure’s Sheep’s training mission!).

    While I’ve got nothing against ” crossover” adventures (Azure Sheep, Point of View and Timeline 3 did it brilliantly) this one is done very poorly. The quality difference between the original maps and the stolen ones is huge. In one of the rooms is a scientist bashing his head against a table. That scene is from an HL1 mod called Adam (or maybe Hour Glass. I’m freaked out I can remember all these bits so well!).

    Second: Bugs! I’m playing on old pre-Steam HL1 (the last pre-steam version) so I don’t know if that’s anything to do with it but when I meet Gordon he drops dead for no reason and the game says “you failed to protect Gordon”. Great. So I noclipped up to the ledge (I assume) he was meant to grant me access. Also a few zombies gib or die on the first hit, as do the PantherEyes (from Azure Sheep again).

    You discover in a cut-scene later on that you are playing as the Gman. Gman who goes around with guns and shoots people and aliens? A proper Gman mod would be cool (Press 1 to act mysteriously. Press 2 to lisp your S’s. Press 3 to freeze time πŸ˜‰

    The game actually improved a bit later on β€” the bit where you are on a small yellow train is ok-ish, as is the Lamdba Core section (although they may not be original creations β€” I just don’t remember them).

    Weird as it sounds, now things have picked up I’m actually enjoying myself more, even though it’s probably just seeing if I can pick out what’s stolen from where!

    Theives = bad

  34. andyb

    Darth I did as you did.noclip.I believe the one crate in the room with the locked door is supposed to be unlocked(or the guard or freeman is supposed to do it but..) since there are no other crates anywhere.I tried using a chair but it wont go through the door.

    I did figure out why I was stuck at the guard thou.I must of closed the blast door on my way through and once done you cant go back and you need to lol.Now I’m stuck with freeman again and nowhere to go except to a terminal that I suspect only he is able to open but he dies as soon as he gets near the panel and I get the fail to protect thing and there is nothing to protect from since everything is dead and all doors locked.Maybe I need to reload the level and try again.Maybe a script got broken somewhere.(Same spot as you refered to I suppose)

  35. Darth Marsden

    Funny, I actually thought I’d posted again. Must have meant to and then not gotten round to it.

    Near as I can tell, the second time (or third, depending on which way you look at it – the second time you can actually approach him, anyway) Freeman appears is the penultimate map. What you’re supposed to do, from what I can piece together, is make your way through the heart-attack door, break a wall, pick up some C4 (another stolen model, this time from Counter Strike), place it on the R-Man’s chair and then run to a nearby teleporter.

    Unfortunately, you can’t get through the first door as Gordon has his stroke, the R-Man never appears, and the teleporter doesn’t actually activate. The next best thing you can do is load the next map, which is something like c4a1 or something. The end cutscene makes no sense either. It might if you were playing another scientist or something, but the cutscenes make it pretty clear you play the G-Man.

    I can’t tell you any more as I’ve given up on the mod and deleted it. I’ve better things to waste my time upon.

  36. Mel

    What do I need to do to get both voice acting and screen text in English?

  37. Ade

    Read the Language Notes and post #30, hope it helps.

  38. FADI

    hey this mod is nice but it’s in russion how can I make it english ???? ………….. or is there a way for me to get english subtitle on the game?

  39. hey this mod is nice but it’s in russion how can I make it english ???? ………….. or is there a way for me to get english subtitle on the game?

    No, sorry.

  40. Zach

    The files and the comments above say how to change the subtitles…

    m82sniper 23rd August 2008 at 22:29 30

    Ok, well I copied the english sound files into the sound directory, so now there speaking English for the most part.

    Where are these english sound files you speak of? please we all would like english sound files with our game

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