Way Too High

for Half-Life 2

The tower has been built to test you.

Your ability to think AND jump.

Only the best will reach the top.

Author’s Comments

This is an obstacle course type map. You start out on the bottom floor trying to get to the top. There are different puzzles you will need to get through, such as finding a switch or something. I stopped working on this map and decided to release it due to lack of interest. I will probably make another one depending if people like it or not. Remember this is unfinished. Here are some things that I did not fix or add:

  • Some areas may look blocky (There is a teleporter outside of the building that is majorly blocky BUT you can see a secondary teleporter that I was working on that never got finished).
  • I could never get soldiers to spawn and assault so that idea got scrapped and I changed it into a maze like room. There is also a secondary path that you would have been able to take until I couldn’t get it working so therefore that is also unfinished.

Here are some features that the map has:

  • I had originally textured it all one texture until I realized how ugly it was so I changed it.
  • It has a total number of 4 secrets that you can find. It will come up on the screen saying you found a secret.

Basic Details
  • Title: Way Too High
  • File Name: hl2-sp-way-too-high.7z
  • Size : 448.92KB
  • Author: NotoriousSpy
  • Date Released: 30 September 2006
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6 recommendations, average score: 2.33 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.22 (what's that?)
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Longest: 0 Hours, 27 Mins by Micila Micillotto
Total Time Played: 1 Hours, 23 Mins
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25 Comments

  1. Well, to be honest I gave up after about ten minutes. Whilst I like the idea of puzzle maps I find the repetitiveness too much. Moving crates etc. I also need to confess I couldn’t workout how to progress and had to use noclip mode for the screenshots.

  2. Cubedude89

    MR PHILLIP. You just keep em” commin’

    I LOVE IT.

    I dont know how you find all these maps/mods
    But you sure save me a LOT of time from looking myself.

    addon database will never catch up to you.

    Good work,

  3. Thank you for your kind words. I have a variety of sources but mostly from the 10/4 forums!

    I’m not so sure about the addondb, I think it could become really popular, really quickly. There’s no way one person can beat the community!

  4. Cubedude89

    nawww, this site kicks ass.

    Plus I found a way to get past “WAITING” on the filecloud servers. 😀

  5. Talking about this map for a moment! HAve you layed it yet? IF yes, how far did you get without cheating?

  6. Cubedude89

    (ONTOPIC)
    Well I havnt tried it yet. lol. but I will
    ASAP. Then ill come back and give a report.
    cya then

  7. Cubedude89

    Sorry for taking so long.

    Well, I played it. And it was a cool idea. But I had to give myself the grav gun just to make it possible (well a LOT easier).

    I got to the part where the fence was blocked by unbreakable wooden boards. And I didnt want to go back down and get some boxes. So I just noclipped around. 😀

  8. When to the top of what you see when you start…you need to collect the pistol in the central tower to break those wood plate at the top but after there is a room with barrel where I can’t go…it took me 20 minutres to reach there

  9. EuroRat

    Has anyone completed this. I am stuck at the top. My pistol dissappears.

    Help!

  10. To be honest I was stop at the same place but when you look to the sceens it seems that you should go to outside the building.

  11. NotoriousSpy

    Anyone finish it?

  12. Anyone finish it?

    Good question!

  13. Avoid It!

    There I was thinking a puzzle map would make a nice change from killing combine and zombies.

    This map is one of the most annoying things I’ve ever had the misfortune to encounter. I tried playing it without cheating but that didn’t work so I tried playing it in SMOD so I could kick my way through a wall to get to the next part. The next part involves making your way through an invisible killing maze (save your game every move you make!!!) and then the next bit is more of the same! Should you get passed this bit before you’ve thrown your computer out the window then there’s nowhere to go. Noclip to the next bit and you’re left with a text message on the screen. How about some payoff after all that effort???

    I hate this map. I hate this map with a passion!

  14. I hate this map! I played it, hated it, commented on it, deleted it, restored it, played it all day…

    I used 31 crates in the end!

  15. Buckas

    I reached the top after about 15 minutes, without using cheats. Oly saveload.
    I found 2 secrets: the grenade and the wall, that should be broken by it.
    What I really hated – is the maze with invisible death walls. Ghrrrrrrr…
    There are no hints, to pass them, only luck. And quickload, of course.
    Anyway, the map is great! (but too short!) Thanks for it, author.

    Do anyone know any maze-based maps like that one?

  16. NotoriousSpy

    I’m glad you like the map. I may make another one, I have made a Portal map though, if you want to try it out. I have also made a second one but I may not be able to find the map.

    Oh, and sorry about the maze, I was running out of ideas.

  17. Buckac

    Honestly, I don’t like the Portal much but I’ll be glad to try another map for hl2. Hope it will be more difficult to pass through and much longer 🙂

    Most of the mappers don’t like to create puzzle map for brain, only shooters for spinal cord 🙂 It’s pity.

    Maze is not bad, but its too long for the quest without clues. Even in the film “Cube” was clues wich helps to find the right way for victims)
    Moreover, such triller films could be great source for the ideas: Traps with collapse walls, falling floors, poison gas cameras etc.
    Dreams, dreams…..

    Well, if you’ll find your second map – let me know)

  18. Phillip says Maybe

    I’m sorry to say I gave up again. I can’t actually remember playing this before, but my comment at the top means I must have.

    I know I love crate stacking, but only when I am not supposed to! The repetitiveness is what puts me off. The maze puzzle is perhaps the most annoying things I have EVERY played in a map.

    Once you get outside, you seem to have to do that jump where you move the play mid-air – and I just can’t do it.

    I’d love to see a video of a player beating this. Who will accept the challenge?

  19. So, has anybody managed to beat it without cheating?

    1. Yes, apparently somebody has. In fact, there’s a video in the main post from Elgu_.

  20. Avoid It!

    Yep, I noclipped through a lot of this… I got really tired of carrying boxes over and over and over through the same course. It’s boring and tedious. The puzzles are often frustrating, as are the jumps. This just isn’t fun in any way, which is a shame because I really like the environment. I like puzzle maps when they’re done well… this just isn’t one worth playing.

  21. Play It Later

    Another OK HL2 map.

    This map consists mostly of platforming and puzzles. However, this map differs from your average platforming map. The puzzles that are present in this map are a pain in the ass and most of them aren’t really puzzles. They’re more like guessing. Also, I didn’t like the concept of the box dispenser. Carrying around boxes isn’t really fun. However, this map still has a lot of great – but difficult – platforming and it was overall fun to play. It took around 20 minutes to beat it, which I thought was fine.

  22. FLYING

    I really loved this platformer . The map is minimalist , yet well lit . At first I didn’t realize that there’s a pistol on the map so I had to bring a crate all the way to the wooden boards . Also the invisible pussle war a bit frustrating because it was trial and error based . I would have liked it more if instead of the trigger_hurts , the glass was to break , and to test the glass you had to shoot it with your ~40 bullets .

    Overall I liked this map and I would rate it ‘play it later’ (but this f&king site wont let me log in) and I would like to say that everyone who rated it ‘avoid it’ are NOOBS that rated it this low because they’re unskilled ,not because this map is impossible , because in 20 minutes you can easily beat this map .

  23. Hec
    Think Twice

    This one reminded me a little to the classic “The Trap” mod.

    But in this map, jumps ar just way too crazy and unfair. That challenge is just too much, even for a skilled player.

    Besides is just one of those jump puzzle map. So if you don’t like that gameplay style don’t even try this one.

  24. Maybe?

    Wow, this map was absolutely pain. A lot of pain.
    The first part is about carrying crates up and down
    The second part is a master-parkour level by jumping from window to window
    The third and fourth part ARE THE PAIN. PURE PAIN.
    The fifth part is again master level parkour and then you win.
    6/10 would find a secret when I was searching for the right way again

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