Classic of the Month Stream – Half-Life: The Infected – November 2022

As usual, time flies by. It seems like I was just streaming Cry of Fear a week ago! But here we are in late November, time for a different Classic of the Month!

I’ll be playing Half-Life: The Infected from a couple years back by Neclipse.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday November 26th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.



23rd November 2022 No Comments

Companion Piece 3: To the Grave – Map Labs Presents

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Forgoing their usual Halloween Horror challenge this year, the Map Labs folks put a new twist on their Companion Piece theme for this October. In this challenge, mappers were required to use an NPC companion that actually helps you rather than hinders you, for a hopefully fun escort mission instead of the usual frustration. Horror themes were encouraged to make this a true crossover.

Here are the 4 maps entered in Companion Piece 3: To the Grave!

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 19712th November 2022
6 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

The Hammer Cup 2022 Wrap-up

The Hammer Cup 2022 Overview

This year, the Map Labs folks had a great idea – bring back the Hammer Cup, but in mini format! So this Cup was another great partnership with Map Labs that consisted of three mapping challenges, each with a different theme.

Entrants received points for each challenge they entered. At the end of the event, the best 2 points totals from the challenges they entered were added together for each entrant. These totals decided who won the Grand Prizes.

This means that entrants did not have to enter every challenge to win the grand prize but they needed to have entered at least 2 to have a chance of winning the prizes.


29th October 2022 1 Comment

The Wraith 2: Conjuring

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A ghost hunting horror map, the third place winner of the Hazardous Mapping Competition #4.

You play as a rookie ghost hunter, and you have got your first mission to clean a haunted house from a wraith.
There is a manual describing the conjuring process, which was left by an investigator, who has been to the house previously. Read it carefully and do exactly what it says, or there will be horrible consequences.


Total Downloads: 22520th October 2022
10 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Cry of Fear – October 2022

The time has come at last. I didn’t ever expect to play this mod game. But you have spoken.

Cry of Fear is the October Classic of the Month. Watch me run. Watch me squeal. Watch me die.

The stream will start this weekend on Saturday October 15th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe). I expect to continue it the following Saturday, same time. I’ll need the week in between to recover.


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


12th October 2022 No Comments

Vote for the October 2022 Classic of the Month!

Update: there was a dead tie! Vote now in the run-off between Cry of Fear and Hazardous Course 2!

Poll only runs for 24 hours!


So it’s October already! This month I decided to put the next Classic of the Month to a vote. This time, you get to pick from a big list of mods that are all on the list for future streams, including a spooky choice!

Poll closes in just a few days on October 5th, so hurry up and get your vote in!


6th October 2022 1 Comment

Hypnagogia

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Please give way to oncoming traffic. Hypnagogia is an abstract map heavily inspired by shadgrimgrvy’s works. Continue your journey through Somnolence City. Fight, explore and puzzle your way through ever changing locales and try to make sense of things as you travel towards a looming, but unknown threat.

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Total Downloads: 2792nd October 2022
5 Comments and 4 recommendations, 2 say "Play It Now!"

Classic of the Month Stream – Mission of Mercy – September 2022

Ack! It’s the last weekend in September already! I need to sneak in a quick Classic of the Month!

This time I’m going back a whopping 22 years with Mission of Mercy by Dave Waters.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday September 24th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


22nd September 2022 No Comments

EscapeVille – Map Labs Test Tube #18

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Another never-used Ville theme from the old Hammer Cup days! Here is EscapeVille, where the mappers were asked to create a map about escaping – which is pretty open to interpretation if you think about it.

I’m happy to present the final release in the Hammer Cup – scores and prizes coming soon! Here are 12 entries including 4 bonus maps – enjoy the escape!

This is the third and final challenge in the Hammer Cup 2022.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 1,1093rd September 2022
12 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Classic of the Month Stream – Uplinked – August 2022

Classic of the Month? Don’t mind if I do! I had fun streaming some HLDM last weekend, so I feel like streaming again this weekend.

I’ll play Uplinked by Ub-Oh, a solid map pack from about a year ago.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday August 20th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


17th August 2022 2 Comments