Road of Destiny

for Half-Life

You are a scientist called Gordon Freeman, following a convey with some high-tech weapons to a secret base called “Black Mesa Research Facility”.

The convey got ambushed by a group of revolutionaries.

The way back is blocked.

Forward is the only possibility, as is fighting for your survival.

Basic Details
  • Title: Road of Destiny
  • Filename: hl1-sp-road-of-destiny.7z
  • Original Filename: rod.zip
  • Size : 1.65Mb
  • Author: Tanis Lee
  • Date Released: 23 March 1999
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Manual Installation Instructions
  • Copy the maps and gfx folders into your …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\valve\ folder.
  • Launch Half-Life
  • Open the console and type map rod01 and press ENTER.

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7 recommendations, average score: 3.43 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.24 (what's that?)
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9 Comments

  1. Mel
    Maybe?

    Played ok being a bit creepy in parts with too many dark sequence for my liking, Gameplay lacked variety.

  2. Maybe?

    This one is actually very nice in design it also comes with a custom sky. But unfortunately it is much much to short. But it’s still great fun for like 3 or 4 minutes.

  3. Maybe?

    An old being-yet-again-Gordon Freeman mod, meaning typical story, but different gameplay.
    You start desoriented at some place of chaos, destruction and cluelessness.
    So grab your HEV suit, search for a weapon and get rid of the incoming soldiers!
    I played it twice to see if something changes at the end, or I forgot something but there wasn’t any.

    P.S. It’s more than 3-4 minutes of gameplay, about 5-20 depending on your skills

    Pro’s:
    -Quite good design with a new sky (Quake II) but some minor flaws
    -Plenty of action, weapons (such as Gauss, Magnum, Rocket Launcher, Hivehand) and ammo
    -A few puzzles
    -A few scripts
    -Good balancing
    -Good atmospher(ic sound)
    -Secret area (Magnum)

    Con’s:
    -Sometimes just poor, basic design, not very detailed
    -Bugs (doors sometimes doesn’t open –> getting stuck, sometimes no mapchange)
    -Unfortunately short playtime
    -Taking damage at grabbing HEV suit, also one time non-avoidable falling damage
    -Usual story

  4. Ten Four Reviews

    Tanis is, almost inevitably, another new author and with his first release he brings us 4 maps [and a brief end one] to play with. After spending quite a while actually getting the hold of the thing and downloading it, I was unpleasantly surprised by the beginning which certainly didn’t warm me to the prospect of four whole levels like this. The problem? R_speeds, the bane of every mapper’s life.

    To give Tanis his dues, he does acknowledge this problem in the accompanying text file. However, I’m not sure whether this is really better than simply being ignorant of the flaw; if he realised they were so bad, perhaps he should have tried a little harder to do something about it. R_speeds rocket to well over a thousand for a large portion of the first level which is totally unacceptable. Now bear in mind that id, Valve and anyone else using a Quake engine derivative advise mappers to keep r_speeds down somewhere around 400 in areas that will experience some combat – even lower if it’s heavy. Now imagine those figures being up around 1200 in a section where there are plenty of grunts running around. Those of you with older or less powerful hardware will probably want to start this unit on the second map, put it that way.

    Once past this first hurdle and on to the second maps, the frame rate improves a lot and you can actually enjoy the hard work Tanis has put in.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Sunday, 14th March, 1999 by Morgan.

  5. Phillip says Maybe

    I’m pretty sure you are going to have trouble with this because some of the level changes didn’t work for me and I had to try a few times. I couldn’t get the last level to load properly and loaded it manually, although that’s not too much of an issue as it’s just a scene.

    The first fight and one other in the middle a quite nice but the rest lacks planning. Some sections are visually quite nice and others just bland.

    All in all, no more than a MAYBE from me.

  6. Play It Later

    For 1999, this must have been pretty nice.

    This mappack doesn’t really deserve a Maybe?, but more of a PIL for me. Sure, the architecture was out of place sometimes, there was no crowbar until the 4th map I think and the combat is a bit stupid. Well, I will agree that those are issues, but overall, I enjoyed playing it, and that’s what matters. Also, if you have trouble with the maps not loading properly, just save and reload or go in another map and it will work.

    Overall, not bad but not the best either.

  7. Play It Later

    Well, it’s … very short. And pretty brutal. It’s definitely an interesting spin on things from one angle, but there’s no evidence of the ‘story’ within the actual mod – unless of course, there was any dialog found from the Barney or the Scientists. Who of course died long before I could do anything to save them. I have no idea how any of the screenshots above could have them safe :)

    The fights were difficult at the start but then kind of impossible by the end, since health was nonexistent until you get past a certain point. By that time I’d god-moded because I had 6 hp left. I usually determine myself to switch off god-mode when I’ve found health and HEV power – which didn’t happen, again, until *after* the drop that killed me because apparently vents can’t be shimmied down.

    Close quarters fighting in basically all cases, still kind of fun. Though I don’t think I’d have been able to get through the whole thing without having turned off damage. I didn’t really even know you could open the cargo crates until I backtracked looking for the crowbar (which.. again, only appears much too late to be of any use). I felt it a bit odd to use that ‘special weapon’ on the vent grills, because nothing else worked.

  8. Now this is a hell of a blast from the past. I’m pretty positive that this is the first custom map I ever played for HL1. I believe it came on a PCGamer UK CD-Rom back when such a thing existed. 😛

    Might have to fire this up tonight and see how it holds up.

  9. Play It Later

    I have a certain degree of respect for this little map pack as it was released so soon after Half-Life came out. Mainly because the only option for mapping back then was WorldCraft 2.1 which left much to be desired in terms of functionality. It is one of, if not THE first custom map series I ever played.

    That said, it has not aged well and the environments definitely look and feel dated. The majority of the props on show are prefabs that came with Worldcraft, but some are custom made and the scaling is off most of the time.

    That said, the gameplay is pretty fun, even today. The combat is intensely challenging in places and the player is certainly rewarded for exploration as well. Some of the level translations are a little off in some places, the new maps popping in more details which make the process anything but seamless.

    A classic in a way, I recommend that you play it at some point.

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