Simple Etape

for Half-Life 2

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

You start in a small storage room and have to work you way out. There is a large area where you battle Combine soliders and a hunter-chopper, that takes a lot of hits to bring it down. After that you are off for a jump puzzle.

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Basic Details
  • Title: Simple Etape
  • File Name: hl2-sp-simple-etape.rar
  • Size : 7.75Mb
  • Author: bendix8
  • Date Released: 23 September 2007
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Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

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Click on the thumbnails below to open a medium size image. WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers. The last 3 screenshots are taken whilst “noclipping” around after I had finsihed the map.

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

  1. Phillip says Maybe

    SPOLIER ALERT

    THIS MOD IS HARD! WOW, the hunter-chopper took around 12 hits before it came down. I had trouble with the ladders and had to cheat to make the last jump.All-in-all, not a bad little map but not as satisfying as it could have been.

    The battle in the middle was good but that perhaps should have been at the end, becasue the end was an anti-climax.

    My Recommendation

  2. Maybe?

    Aside from the chopper bit I found this map easy.Even the jumping wasn’t hard and I suck at it.Ladders were buggy for me as well and had to resort to crouching and jumping when reaching the top.All in all not bad but needs work and more play time.

  3. Wesp5
    Avoid It!

    The chopper was a much too hard and something like that is not fun and should be avoided. Especially combined with the buggy ladders in the same arena.

  4. TheRipper

    Can anybody tell me how to get out of the first two rooms. I can’t find a crowbar, and there’s not enough bullets.

  5. Can anybody tell me how to get out of the first two rooms. I can’t find a crowbar, and there’s not enough bullets.

    See image 4. Basically you throw the crate at the door and it will break the wood. I used the corner of the create but I don’t know if that makes a difference.

    BTW, I removed your recommendation image becasue they are for when you have finsihed (Or completely given up) a mod.

    Can sombody tell me if there is a crowbar somewhere?

    Also I couldn’t get the suit helath powerup on the top shelf. I tried throwing stuff but couldn’t do it. I suppose I should have tried breaking the shelf with the cretae, DOH!

  6. TheRipper

    Thanks PP, I’ll give it a try.

    BTW: I got the powerup by simply shooting at the crate on the shelf.

  7. TheRipper
    Avoid It!

    I think I have to agree with wesp5 here.Once in the open area the fight is ridicoulessly hard, even without the chopper. The buggy ladders don’t help either.I give up.
    So if I may now….

  8. Once in the open area the fight is ridicoulessly hard, even without the chopper. The buggy ladders don’t help either.I give up.

    I agree with you. I normally just stop playing when things are this tough but for some reason I carried on.

    I played on “easy”, I’d hate to think how hard it would be on “hard”!

  9. Mel

    There is a crowbar but how you get it without a cheat I am not sure. There now follows a spoiler.

    Spoiler Alert:
    The opening scene in the first room before you jump down to the floor. Look to the opposite wall you will see two high mounted shelves, the left hand one has the crowbar.
    How you get up there without noclip I dont know, was the ladder on the floor meant to work?

  10. andyb

    3? shots to one of the shelf supports is all I did to get the crowbar.

  11. bkadar

    hated this one, got to the gun ship and !@#$@ this, but after reading the comments ill give it another try, maybe all this is good, puzzle and fights that are more than run n gun. but its early and it could just be !@#$ this and of to minerva

  12. bkadar

    well after playing it agian it seems to make more sense, only got to the gunship though and put more than a dozen rockets in it and called it a night,i’m gonna finish this!!!!!

  13. bkadar

    o k i’m starting to like this one but,what to do after I enter the hall with the white light went back to the yard back to the hall this the end?

  14. Mel
    Play It Now!

    I small but very intense map with lots of action and a few puzzles to sort out. it’s takes a bit of endeavor to get through but it’s well worth the effort and whilst it hard at time it’s doable without cheats.

    From the way that the end is structured I assume this is only part 1.

  15. for the crowbar…it’s just ned a little sense about the chooper it makes always a special sound before shooting but to get pass on medium it took me 30 min now i’m with the ladder in the corner and I suppose I need to run and jump in the way back of screen 13… I have try it 20X without success I will try another time tomorrow

  16. Play It Now!

    I started enjoying Simple Etape from the beginning because there are puzzles in the first room and it’s not as simple as picking up the weapons right in front of you. There isn’t much of a story and you will begin in a small dark room where apparently you climbed through a window to get there. There is some resistance in the sewers, a stubborn helicopter, some clever jumping puzzles and it abruptly ends at the white light. That’s it. I felt it was rather short but maybe there will be a continuation.

    All the content in Simple Etape is re-used from the original Half-Life 2 game. The mapping really resembles the sewer levels in Half-Life 2 so well that it seems like a hidden or lost level that should have been in the game. Also the mapping is very clever in allowing Combine to appear in unexpected areas and the object placement is done in realistic fashion allowing the player to use them offensively or defensively. Everything is created in a logical way like debris and wrecked cars left in the sewage areas. The mapper really took time to place everything in a fashion to immerse the player.

    The game-play is very intense ranging from intimate struggles with a zombie using only a crowbar, or trying to take down a group of Combine one by one with a pistol. Taking cover is the best strategy because there are unexpected enemies scattered about in all directions. The creator also took into account just enough ammo and health to keep the game moving without the player having to backtrack or reload every 5 seconds with the exception of the helicopter boss. I had to reload at least 20 times to finally take him out.

    Negatives:
    – Difficult mini-boss
    – Very short
    – Trick jumping

    Positives:
    – Intense action
    – Decent mapping
    – Clever puzzles

    Conclusion:
    I’ll probably never replay Simple Etape unless there is a continuation due to the shortness of the mod. I enjoyed it but it really is a one time experience. Replaying will most likely result in a duplicate experience, but I’m going to give it a “play now” because it was designed really well and is still packed with action. If the creator asked me how he could improve it I would tell him to add at least two more levels with the same theme, save the mini-boss for the end, and maybe include some custom content. Otherwise, good job.

  17. Gypsy_Jim
    Play It Now!

    I quite enjoyed it, but to be honest didn’t finish the last room. I tried and tried to jump, and never got out of the corner (with the ladder) had to resort in frustration to noclipping and was disappointed to find that the end was only just around the corner.The map was really very promising and I for one look forward to seeing a more ambitious map/mod from this developer.

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