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A Very Purple Ostrich - Half-Life: Echoes - 24 hours ago
Echoes, the long-awaited solo project by MrGnang, is regarded as one of the best Half-Life mods, both inside and outside of the community, and for a good reason. First off, Echoes obviously looks amazing, with finely crafted environments and imaginative visuals. It's probably the best-looking GoldSrc mod I've ever seen. Models are also upgraded, with some models even being imported from Source (I think). Everything looks amazing, especially for GoldSrc. Echoes is also very strong on the ga...
A Very Purple Ostrich - Radix - 2 days ago
I didn't expect to find another personal favorite so soon!...
A Very Purple Ostrich - Radix - 2 days ago
RADIX is an amazing map. There's fun combat, good comedy (I actually laughed out loud a couple times), and the most menacing villain in the Half-Life universe yet. I really liked all the small details, along with the new textures, and the layout actually made sense for a spaceship! (looking at you, Darkstar). I wish the mod was a bit longer, but at the same time, I feel like the short length allows it to really excel. Also, the added map, RUMBLE, is a nice bonus, with some very nice script...
zanussi - 2020 General Chat - 2 days ago
Tricks? As a mapper I usually play with developer mode set to verbose....
A Very Purple Ostrich - Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D. - 3 days ago
C.A.G.E.D. doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, but is just great in every aspect. Good music, challenging combat, interesting setting/visuals. There's even a few achievements, adding a bit of replayability. C.A.G.E.D. might be a little short, but that's both a blessing and a curse. With its short length, C.A.G.E.D. manages to accomplish everything it sets out to do with amazing quality....
A Very Purple Ostrich - Leon’s Coastline to Atmosphere - 4 days ago
Coastline to Atmosphere is ambitious to a fault. While the first half presents a strong experience, the second half devolves into a half-baked mess of ideas. This is my second playthrough of the mod. My first (unfinished) playthrough was done in the space of 2 days, and I experienced frustration, possibly due to fatigue. This second playthrough was done over the course of about a week in multiple small sessions (about 40 minutes each on average). I can definitely say this mod is better experi...
DannyBelgium - 2020 General Chat - 4 days ago
If you want to exchange good mods or tricks about BM or HL2, I would love it...
DannyBelgium - 2020 General Chat - 4 days ago
It seems it is this one...
DannyBelgium - 2020 General Chat - 4 days ago
Have you tryied this one ? A very good mod I found : https://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa-military or this one : https://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa-azure-sheep...
Unq - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 5 days ago
Timeline 2 & 3 are already on RTSL: Timeline 2: Iced Earth and Timeline 3: Heart Of Darkness I don't know if they'll be future Classics of the Month or not....
A Very Purple Ostrich - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 5 days ago
Will the other Timeline parts be coming to RTSL?...
Headcrab 228 - Half-Life: Abridged – Map Labs #5 - 5 days ago
[recimage id=4] Very fun and good ok...
Unq - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 6 days ago
All the mod files are packed into pak0.pak, the old way of doing things. But running it via Steam still works, just pick New Game from the main menu....
A Very Purple Ostrich - 2020 General Chat - 6 days ago
Is there a separate general chat for 2021 or are we still using this one?...
David Thomas - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 1 week ago
Tried to download this April Classic of the Month (twice). There are 0 maps in the timeline folder. There is a large WAD file in the folder, but steam won't start that. Whats up here?...
Unq - 2020 General Chat - 1 week ago
Is this perhaps XBLAH's Die Another Day from ReplayVille?...
John190 - 2020 General Chat - 1 week ago
Hello there. I am looking for this one map/mod for HL2EP2. The map/mod in question is the one where you play as 4 rebels and you play as them in their own seperate playthroughs. Can someone here help me find this map please? Thank you....
Hec - Seek and Destroy Mod - 1 week ago
I enjoyed this mod. Offered quite a nice action, though the overall mapping layout was very boxy. I think I like the fact was a simple mission to complete with some nice elements, the storyline was neat and straight to the point, to find that UFO and just destroy it. I also liked how the end left that possibility of continuing with Gordon's story after being shoot down by those grunts. So yeah this is a Play it Now especially if you want to have some quick entertainment....
Hec - Logistique Demo - 1 week ago
Ok, so why do I take my time to review a very old demo from 12 YO now? Well simply because, believe it or not, Logistique Mod has been released in 2021! So we have a perfect way t contrast the now original game with the purpose that originated the demo. I can say, amazingly it is not bad at all. Indeed here the combat is hectic but much more dynamic than it is in the now original game. Also, the hands model of the main character is so much better in this demo than in the actually finished mo...
vancanucksfan - 2020 General Chat - 1 week ago
I recently finished getting the achievements on BM which was actually pretty fun. Now there isn't much to play except for the odd item popping up on the BM Workshop. There is a great looking Blue Shift mod demo there but so far it is just a train ride and no actual game play. I'm hoping something good to play comes along one of these days!...
zanussi - Introduce Yourself - 1 week ago
Hello all. When Half-Life was released a long time ago it did not take long for me to start using Hammer to make my own maps. The way Valve made and still makes the Half-Life and Half-Life 2 series of games accessible to the user`s creativity is almost unprecedented and much appreciated. In the past I was into Counter-Strike, when I helped on a forum, made a map for a local community, and CS:S, when I released a desert map into the wild of which I forget the name, and there was a period of play...
Hec - Enslavement of Vortigaunts Demo - 2 weeks ago
Ok, so I finally tested this one, and overall is a big maybe. I see most people avoided give a recommendation on this one and frankly I don't know which is the state of development of this project as this demo is from 2017 and now we are in 2021... I think is a very promising project and hope is done or close to be done. Always is nice to see brand new works get done in the HL2 modding universe. Finally, I gave thanks to Robolovsky because of his guidelines on how to get a good ending....
Unq - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 2 weeks ago
Not the right place to ask, but here you go: https://www.moddb.com/mods/map-labs/downloads/atom-week...
Unq - ElevatorVille 2 – 48-Hour Map Labs Atom #9 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 2 weeks ago
Not nothing, here you go: https://www.moddb.com/mods/map-labs/downloads/atom-week...
congoclash - ElevatorVille 2 – 48-Hour Map Labs Atom #9 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 2 weeks ago
It's May 6 and still nothing. Seems the elevator is stuck. Call a technician....
DannyBelgium - 2020 General Chat - 2 weeks ago
I look on the page that displays the full list of Black Mesa maps and mods, but it seems not kept up to date for years :-(...
DannyBelgium - 2020 General Chat - 2 weeks ago
Hi, I would like to discuss about good mods and maps for Black Mesa. Is it the good place ? I would like to exchange info about : What are the BM mods I should absolutely try; What are the most gainful graphical options to swich on in BM : I have a graphic card GTX 750 TI (2Go GDDR5) and I would like to have the best possible graphics. THX PS : I played almost all mods for HL2 ( and EP1, EP2) :-)...
DannyBelgium - Deeper Down - 2 weeks ago
A very good mod. Some bugs like alredy explained above, but should be a "play it now" rated :-)...
Hec - Halloween Horror – Map Labs #1 - 2 weeks ago
Well, so I'm quite impressed this nice competition has so few reviews so here are some thoughts about it. BOLD: The Sun Has Vanished [recimage id=4] I truly like how the gameplay of this now-classic creepypasta was implemented, the whole environment was creepy and dark and also You can feel that horrid feeling of trying to escape from that unknown orb that haunts you. Also, the final escape is very satisfying when you reach it. BOLD: Unanswered Questions...
AnRet - Database - 2 weeks ago
Well, pretty not so bad map. As I understand it a very first map of a popular mapmaker. You can play for knowing custom maps history of Half-Life...
Combine0007 - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 3 weeks ago
Does anyone know where I can download recent ascent and elevator viles?...
Black Mesa Mod Madness!GTB79 | Just Video Gamin - BlackMesaDoorVille - 3 weeks ago
[…] Uncharted Territory was an entry to the RTSL BlackMesaDoorVille mapping challenge. The goal of the challenge was to pick any locked door from the Black Mesa main campaign and build what was beyond it. Full details and all challenge entries can be found at http://www.runthinkshootlive.com/posts/blackmesadoorville/. […]...
tamale - Sweet Half-Life - 3 weeks ago
I have exactly the same issue. Did you solve it?...
LumiNicle - Local Motive: Definitive Edition - 3 weeks ago
It's just as great as the original! The animation quality is a lot better than before. It's a really good short mod and pretty fun. Also, are they teasing a sequel perhaps? Nice! Just being honest, because it was a while since I played the original, I didn't notice too many changes. I'll have to go back and play it again. Still a really good mod, the gameplay was fun, the level design was great, and the voice acting was also done pretty well, which isn't something I've seen often. Good work!...
MisterFreeman15 - Grunt Match - 3 weeks ago
Some rooms with grunts, that's about all I have to say about this....
geezer1857 - Local Motive: Definitive Edition - 3 weeks ago
A lot of good action with great graphics and story. Play it now, because it turned out great. Keep going with the development of new mods Northfell Studios. I am looking forward to finding others that you designed....
Petrick - Classic of the Month Stream – Timeline – April 2021 - 3 weeks ago
Aww darn, im gonna miss the live stream....
Unq - ElevatorVille 2 – 48-Hour Map Labs Atom #9 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 3 weeks ago
Likely early next week....
KillerMate - ElevatorVille 2 – 48-Hour Map Labs Atom #9 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 4 weeks ago
May I know when the results of the competition will be published?...
awzah - Residual Life - 4 weeks ago
I have mixed opinions about this one. I absolutely loved the beginning parts, liked the middle parts, and hated the ending parts. It has a really good level design and gameplay for 3/4th of the game but it falls apart at the last quarter. It starts with the typical Half-Life fashion, you arriving at the facility with a tram ride and some time to explore a bit before continuing the main story. The scenery is beautiful and the facility feels very alive. Then the incident happens and you have to...
awzah - The Challenger Deep 2 - 4 weeks ago
This is a great mod! It has a really unique idea, i never really thought about a Half-Life mod that takes place underwater, i'm surprised it works really well. It has great level design, gameplay, and it's not too difficult to the point that it becomes unfair. It isn't perfect, though. Some areas were hard to traverse and didn't have clear hints as to where to go. I had a weird bug where the airlock door in the room with the vertical moving platform didn't open at all, maybe i missed somethin...
geezer1857 - Siren - 4 weeks ago
I just played it again for the second time and would say that I enjoyed it more this time than last. Definitely play it if you haven't yet. There is lots of action and adventure....
KlassicKent - Year Long Alarm - 4 weeks ago
Great mod!...
KlassicKent - DownFall - 4 weeks ago
Fun mod!...
Crob4r - Introduce Yourself - 4 weeks ago
Hey, I've been playing Half-Life since first release when I was way too young to play it haha. I loved it ever since and used to make crappy maps and mods when I was like 12. Somehow only just found this community, really excited to carry on playing some sick map packs and mods!...
KlassicKent - Introduce Yourself - 1 month ago
Hey I'm currently learning hammer for the first time as well. Let me know if you want to chat on Discord or something and share some tips!...
crowbar66 - A2B Trajectory 3 - 1 month ago
Recently played this map and the previous two A2B maps as a trilogy. It was a fun afternoon. Puzzles and movement were a little challenging at times, but did not reduce what is a wonderful gift to the HL community. Well done. Thank you....
Hec - ReplayVille - 1 month ago
Well, I really don't know if being absent from playing any HL2 mod in almost a year or more bias this review... But I know that definitely enjoyed this whole Replay-Ville theme. I actually Found many entries actually worthy, or with a highly replay value, while others not so much. For me. I agree the absolute winner is Die Another Day, as it was a very cool entry, I also just loved the whole military realism on it, and how the player can have fun mixing different strate...
FusionVille 1 Mod (Half Life 2): Widescreen Virtual Photography Screenshots – ROBERT WHAT - FusionVille - 1 month ago
[…] RND/ To consider widescreen virtual photography screenshots (noclip style) for FusionVille 1 mod (Half Life 2): […]...
Gabriel - Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1 - 1 month ago
"Can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf". How can i fix it?...
Petrick - Escape from the Egyptian Tomb - 1 month ago
Little puzzle map in old Egyptian tomb. And it really is just one real map, so you aint gonna get long run with this. At least this has some evil traps like it should have. I almost gave ***, but had to go up to **** rating, because itchy followed me from the water and was chasing me around the map, perfect. And whats even better, that scorpion ignored me and went to fight with itchy....
Petrick - Chinatown Preview - 1 month ago
Just few maps and even crashes back to menu when i try to talk to cashier at 7Eleven. That dialogue system was really interesting. Can't remember seeing anything like that in any other HL1 mod. And not just text, custom voice acting too. Wonder what happened to this mod, they had rather big team working on this. I dont wanna say "avoid it", because more players (and mod makers) should see (and copy) that conversation system!...
Petrick - Vilcabamba - 1 month ago
Old ruins, but no evil traps, aww. I was almost hoping to die more often. Short for sure, but was nice to try. During my second try, some script didnt work and i never saw garg. Or maybe garg just wanted to stay in that little room (with grenades). I would like to give more than **, but its just so short....
Petrick - Gamestar - 1 month ago
Old, very basic and simple little mappack, Bugged ai (thanks to some Hl1 patches?), theres few friendly Vorts that wont hurt you. Easy one too, usually you die because you fail with explosives. But then again, it was pure shooter, didnt include any useless puzzles that makes your hair go grey or anything. And none of those "take this NPC to place x stuff". It was just "Take all these weapons and ammo and go kill things"...
Petrick - Home Alone Not - 1 month ago
Wonder if this house was more or less 1:1 replica of authors house. Anyways, for some reason ive always liked these house maps. Especially if theres some hidden stuff or just things that you can interact with. This mod had some, but i was hoping for more. Biggest problem that i find is that this thing is unbalanced. You better not to miss too many shots in the beginning. Good amount of enemies and not too much ammo available (or maybe i missed some, i only did one proper playthru). But aft...
Avantgarde95 - One Room – Map Labs Test Tube #1 - 1 month ago
Breengrub The map feels like a boss fight in a game. Tight and fun map! Elevator Super creative! I like that I can visit many places such as outside, HL1-like place, even space. Room in my head I can't figure out what is happening after I grab the baby doll... It's cool that the player can kill an enemy by using just one bullet. ...
Cardinal - Peaces Like Us - 1 month ago
I love the story of friendship with our former enemies xen, working together against a common enemy. I have fond memories of this bizarre mod from my first playthrough, but coming back to it I found a few areas very frustrating. Nostalgia set aside, this gets 3 stars from me....
Avantgarde95 - ElevatorVille - 1 month ago
Am I Safe Now? At first, I didn't know that I have to press the red buttons precisely to move the elevators, so I wasted some minutes. Finding the paths and killing the enemies to escape is very fun. Ascenion I love this map! Solving the puzzles for making the elevators move is very fun. Crence I like the idea of hiding the weapons behind the...
Cardinal - Arctic Incident - 1 month ago
I have a thing for "partial-conversions" - this is an arctic incident, so it follows that the aliens are blueish and have a frozen aura, and that your melee weapon is an ice axe. Play this on a hot summer day!...
Cardinal - Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D. - 1 month ago
It's 2 weeks since I've played it through, and it has left me a lasting impression. This mod is brimful of STYLE and ATMOSPHERE! There were some areas that left me stuck longer than I'd like, but overall I appreciated the puzzles and difficulty. I always appreciate it when mods add some custom voice acting, it may seem like so little but for me it makes a big difference....
Avantgarde95 - Episode One – Map Labs #2 - 1 month ago
Direwolf The visual of the map, which is a mixture of various style places, is very nice. When I find the paths I sometimes got confused. I like the idea of returning to the starting point in the last part. Bootstrap Intervention Some textures are broken on my computer. (ex. Skybox in the starting point) The user experience is really nice! Using the super gravity gun we can get a feeling simila...
Phoenix Contact Map (Fusionville Mod): Widescreen Half Life 2 Virtual Photography Screenshots – Robert What - FusionVille 2 – Map Labs #10 - 1 month ago
[…] RND/ To consider widescreen noclip virtual photography screenshots of Phoenix Contact map by Ildarion. […]...
Breezy - TWHL Tower 2 - 1 month ago
One of my favorite mods I've played too date. Half-Pint seems to be the fan favorite for good reason, but I also really enjoyed The murder Mystery floor, and the Painting Heist floor....
Synthacrat - Introduce Yourself - 1 month ago
Hello, I first started playing Half Life games around 2011. I fell in love with Half Life 2 and it's story. I didn't realize that it had such a large mapping community. I also have started the learning curve for hammer and have been studying official valve maps to try and figure out how it is done properly. I have a lot of ideas but have the problem of figuring out how to start them. Would love to get together with you guys and learn a thing or two so I can start sharing my work with thi...
Breezy - Introduce Yourself - 2 months ago
I'm Breezy, a Fan of and amateur map-maker for Half-Life 1....
Robert What - FusionVille 2 – Map Labs #10 - 2 months ago
Can confirm asterixer's solution works: copy all the mod's folders into the (updated Beta) Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer folder....
Unq - AscentVille – 24-Hour Map Labs Atom #6 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 2 months ago
The Map Labs crew is hard at work on it, but it'll still be some time before it's all ready to release - their Atom Week is all packaged together into one mod....
Robolovsky - AscentVille – 24-Hour Map Labs Atom #6 Mapping Challenge Announcement - 2 months ago
Just wondering when this will be ready for downloading?...
Avantgarde95 - CromulentVille 2 – Map Labs Test Tube #7 - 2 months ago
Tip 3 to Fulfillment: You can use the antlion guard to break the woods blocking the door. Stand in front of the woods and let him run to you....
Avantgarde95 - CromulentVille 2 – Map Labs Test Tube #7 - 2 months ago
Bemusement Very creative map! I like that everything happens in an unexpected way. Tip. How to solve the 'fake door': Throw the grenade inside the window to blow up the fake door. Then the secret hole will open on the other wall. Courier I really love this map. The concept and visual of the map remind me of Mirror's Edge. Awesome work! ...
Unq - Infiltration - 2 months ago
Please don't leave a recommendation for a map you haven't played....
richmaloon - Beast - 2 months ago
Thanks...
Daken50 - Aether - 2 months ago
Now we are talking. Looks good. Plays good. Few puzzles dropped in, nice,...
bkadar - New Maps in the Hall of Fame – March 2021 - 2 months ago
very good !...
Daken50 - Danger 2 - 2 months ago
Again another page with a dead file link or no link at all. I'm just leaving a review so it no longer comes up in my search. It's not on Moddb either....
Daken50 - Kill to Kill 2 - 2 months ago
Again another page with a dead file link or no link at all. I'm just leaving a review so it no longer comes up in my search. It's not on Moddb either....
Daken50 - Xen Forces: Breath of Xen - 2 months ago
Again another page with a dead file link or no link at all. I'm just leaving a review so it no longer comes up in my search. It's not on Moddb either....
Daken50 - Be A Rebel: Level 1 - 2 months ago
Again another page with a dead file link or no link at all. I'm just leaving a review so it no longer comes up in my search. It's not on Moddb either....
Daken50 - Infiltration - 2 months ago
Link is dead. After reading Mel's long review (above) I was willing to give it a go. I have to laugh, the link is dead....
Daken50 - Garrison - 2 months ago
Dead file link....
Daken50 - Attempt To Survive - 2 months ago
Not my kind of mod so I'll just comment on the visual. It looks great....
Daken50 - Physics Drydock - 2 months ago
Some people will like it and some people won’t. I didn’t, but it looks good. This is my second time trying and I just can't get into it....
Daken50 - Secret Lab Assault - 2 months ago
Looks kinda bland. Plays ok. I can never really get into playing the "Bad guy"....
Daken50 - Sector 9 - 2 months ago
Looks ok. Once I was squashed by Mossman the AI_Disabled came up and would not go away. Maybe another map broken by that Steam thing....
Avantgarde95 - HunterVille - 2 months ago
Hunter1 I like the atmosphere of the map. Fighting two hunters and the soldiers were tough but fun. Lobster At first, I didn't figure out what I have to do. Soon I noticed that I have to turn on the switch in each building and turn on the switch around the fountain. The process of searching the buildings and getting the weapons is very fun. I like that the area around the fountain is large so I...
Brett - Tales from the Source - 2 months ago
Thank you for the review! The combine aren’t infinitely spawning. But, if you try to rush past them without engaging, it could easily feel that way!...
Daken50 - CoastVille - 2 months ago
Play it now for: Beacon Maritime Harassment Dead Zone Coastal Strife The others, not so much....
Daken50 - The Transformation - 2 months ago
Lot more fun than I thought it would be. Such a big area, figured it would bog down but it didn't. The clock was annoying with the ticking. lol. Got the key in but could not get through the door. I guess I'm the only one....
geezer1857 - Project 25 - 2 months ago
Just played it for the second time. Take 20 minutes and enjoy a good story....
Daken50 - Siren - 2 months ago
Looks great. Plays really good. Good mix of ammo and bad guys. Would have liked more of each. Ending was confusing. I could have just walked out. I hung out and fought....
Daken50 - Eye Candy – Map Labs Test Tube #8 - 2 months ago
For what they set out to do, these LOOK great. Just amazing looking ideas. Really stretching the engine. Stuff I've never seen. Needle Crash and Bonheur were my favorite....
HNZ - Military Duty - 2 months ago
BEST MOD i love this...
Daken50 - Whoopservatory - 2 months ago
I understand the mixed bag of reviews. Seems well... like it was all over the map. While some areas seems well thought out some left me scratching my head. Still worth a play through....
Daken50 - Tr1p - 2 months ago
Yeah it's good. Reminds me of that scene from "My cousin Vinny" Where he is talking about the playing cards. This mod has all the things you need for a good mod. Atmosphere, weapons, ammo and stuff to explore and do. It just seemed flat. It just didn't feel like I wanted to play it again....
Petrick - Xen Exploration Team - 2 months ago
I just finished this demo. Not much to say, it was short demo. Would not have taken so long to finish, but for some reason i had lots of problems in Xen. Failed oh so many jumps, i wasnt in my Super Mario mood for platforming. Btw, is there any way to kill Panther Eye or did i miss something?...
geezer1857 - DoomEd - 2 months ago
Good overall. I was having trouble getting through the final door to end the game. A suggestion might be to give us a flashlight or flares to see in the pitch black darkness....
Avantgarde95 - Then and Now, Now and Then - 2 months ago
Nice maps! I like the visual improvements after the first map....
Avantgarde95 - Supplier - 2 months ago
Very nice map! The visual of the map is very nice. I love the zombie surprises and the placements of the half-cut-zombies(?) in the vents. The helicopter combat was a little bit hard (since it is not easy to hit the moving helicopter by throwing the explosive ball) but not impossible....
Avantgarde95 - Northern Petrol Storage Area - 2 months ago
Short and fun map. Combats are fun but if there were some health kits it would be better. The visual of the map is very nice....
Daken50 - Mega City One - 2 months ago
Lots of different interesting areas. But I never felt like "Yeah, I'm playing this over as soon as it's done". Worth a play through....