Riot in Progress – Half-Life

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After the Assault on Roswell you destroyed the Alien Virus. at least you think you did !, it seems you yourself were infected and have become a carrier of this mind altering disease and are the unwilling host bringing the virus to your place of birth Portown. (a medium sized town on the coast.)

With increasing intensity the pains in your head and the epileptic seizures you endure along with the alarming waking nightmares of unknown evil beings bring you to the conclusion you must find a cure or die trying, with most of Portown losing control with the disease, you have become the Avatar and the last hope of civilization, but at the same time you are the Reaper of all despair and destruction. The future is in your hands ultimate evil or ultimate salvation. The choice is yours are you up to it?

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After going to see your Scientist friends at the Black Mess-up Facility they confirmed you were indeed infected with an Alien Virus and that they had no cure as yet but said that the head of Black Mess-up wanted someone to return to Portown to contain the Virus and as you spread it in the first place you seemed like the most obvious choice.

He also said that if no cure was found then elimination of all suspected contaminants must be completed and you must take the Red Pill (not the white one) when you have completed this mission!


The download file includes version 1.2, the 1.3 patch and also the optional 1.4 patch, which is for those who feel the mod is too hard, and lowers the damage from 20 to 10 when saving without a Save-Gem.

Basic Details
  • Title: Riot in Progress
  • File Name: hl1-sp-riot-in-progress.7z
  • Original File Names: Riot in Progress.exe, Riot in Progress patch 1.3.exe, Riot in Progress patch 1.4.exe
  • File Size: 68.0Mb
  • Author: Riot in Progress Team
  • Date Released: 29 December 2003
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4 recommendations, average score: 2.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 2.75 (what's that?)
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  1. Mel

    I have attempted to play through this mod 3 or 4 times without ever getting near the end, I just give up in frustration every time. It seems such a waste of some very good work and top class mapping that we finish up with a game almost unplayable. The level of hardness and complexity set by the authors results in a game without fun, no flow and poor balance of all the gameplay elements. I am aways worried about posting a negative view relative to a game which has so much petention, new ldeas and top class design from a very talented team of mappers, but at the end of the day if you produce a game without fun and near impossible to play, then whats the point.

  2. Kyle Johnston

    Rating: 4/5
    Good: All new textures, people, etc; unique saving system; first/third person views available.
    Bad: The colors burn my eyes!; third person is somewhat hard to play in.

    Riot in Progress is a sequel to the mod Assault on Roswell. In AoR, you were destined to destroy a virus, and in the end, you do, or did you? RiP picks up where it left off, and it seems you yourself were infected and have become a carrier of this mind altering disease, and you are the unknown host bringing the virus to your home of Portown. Good story, and as such, you go around killing everything that moves. Zombies, soldiers, etc. The only bad things I can say about this are minor. First, there are a lot of colors, like neon colors.

    Second, it might be too hard for some folks, but fortunately, there is a patch to make it easier. And lastly, I got stuck in third person view once, and had to resort to uninstalling, then reinstalling the mod. After that, it worked fine. The third person is definitely unique, and there are some places in which it is indispensable. It reminds me of Splinter Cell and Hitman, though certainly not as polished. Overall, this mod is cool, so you should probably go get it.

  3. Ade

    really nice job with this site (but I miss the scrolling icon in the address bar:P) and sry for the offtopic 😀

  4. but I miss the scrolling icon in the address bar:P

    I really surprised anybody even noticed that. let alone remembers it! That took ages and ages to make! What a PITA that was!

  5. Ade

    PITA lol
    well, it was ‘something else” (original), that’s why I remember it :) i’m sure i’m not the only one, maybe they were too afraid of offtopics, which reminds me.. I will shut up now

  6. Ade

    thx, dl-ed it, started to play.. but my video card is driving me nuts.. so sry I can’t play it, cus is sounds pretty cool..

  7. piledriver

    Looks good. Cant play very far, got stuck in 3rd person and I am in another room away from the camera. Seems to be no control over when 3rd person comes on. The bound keys don’t control it.
    Most frustrating. Big download, good setup installer. Unplayable. 1/5

  8. Anon-00709
    Avoid It!

    this mod is a waste of time for me. No cheats, no fun. *uninstalls after 2 minutes*

  9. migandi

    to bring up cheats type


    in the console!

    i dont think it allows god mode
    but u can get notarget and noclip up!

    if you get stuck in 3rd person just save and when u reload u should be in 1st person?

  10. Avoid It!

    Still stuck in 3rd person on reload, and after reinstall. Would like to play without having to use cheats. This one’s not getting another chance.

  11. Freedom
    Play It Now!

    Original, cool, some difficult and a lot of surprises: one of the best mods for HL. Very big job Migandi!

  12. Could somebody please help me in finishing this mod? I’ve reached ahsew1c, and can’t figure out how to open the gate directly after the exploding crate. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

  13. Anon_218847

    Figured out how to continue the map, nevermind.

  14. Maybe?

    This is a controversial mod with original storyline, but it requires a lot of patience in passing. If you still want to try it, I recommend you to avoid playing it on hard level. Anyway, there are a few moments in the game that are almost impossible to pass without cheating (not because of enemies, but because of the increased complexity of actions that must be done).

  15. 2muchvideogames

    I’ve gotten as far as the train hub, where theres a continually circling train here. I also cleared the area that was featured in the credits screen, but I’m stuck (for the 100th time)

  16. 2muchvideogames

    Well, I finally beat this game. Only took a year or so. What an expansive mod.

  17. Unknown

    Riot In Progress:



    2.Bonus Levels

    3.Secret Walls Open Up

    4.Interesting New Weapons

    5.Decent Music Mainly Techno/Club Music

    6.It Has A Decent Start-Up For It’s Introduction

    8.Almost Every Area Is Different Or Has A Different Atmosphere

    9..Many New Enemies To Fight, Different Enemies Through-Out The Modification


    1.Un-Even Surfaces Or Plat-forms

    2.Save Gems Take A Lot Of Health

    3.N.P.C.s Have Trouble Following You

    4.You Can Get Stuck In Third Person View

    5.It’s Very Easy To Die If Your Not Care-ful

    6.Their’s Little To No, Direction As To Where To Go

    7.N.P.C.s Do A Lot Of Damage, Some Even Kill In One Hit

    8.Accidentally Killing An Alley N.P.C. Could Hinder Or Stop Your Progress

    9.Story-Line/Plot Isn’t Explained As Much As It Could Be Through Out The Mod

    10. Certain N.P.C.’s Are Incredibly Hard To Kill And Spawn Frequently, Making Ammunition Very Limited

    11.If You Don’t Have Enough Health For Some Areas For Some Reason Going Through Different Spawning Areas Kills You

    This modification could definatley score an 8 or higher if a few things were fixed, such as, The Save Gems Doing No Damage, but you could only save if you have a Save Gem! A little more, Health/Ammunition to deal with The Spawning N.P.C.’s! And at least a little Direction as to where to go through-out the mod!

  18. I think that this one is what you can call “cult mod”. Yeah, its strange, very difficult, but there are lot’s of old school players loving it. It’s so easy to like and hate this mod at the same time.

    And it really is total conversion, theres not that much left from the original Half-Life. Full playthru i think.

  19. Wraith777

    Good news everyone!!!

    FROM NOW ON YOU’LL NEVER HAVE PENALTY FOR SAVING THE GAME IN R.I.P.!! (well, this is somewhat virtual, but read further)

    I’ve figured out how to deal with this miserable save-gem “feature”.

    All you have to do is:

    1) Activate cheats typing in console: forwhowantstobethebest (thanx to migandi for tip)
    2) Spawn as many save-gems as you want (within HL map entity limits, of cource:)) in your inventory with this command: give item_savegem

    So, now you can atleast play it as usual, maybe even enjoy it…

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