Audio Interview with Jim Partridge

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

Just a few hours after the release of Daylight I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Jim Partridge – its author.

We chat about his modding history, his blogs and of course the mod.

In fact, we go into quite a lot of detail about each main section.

I hope you enjoy the interview.


17th December 2011 7 Comments

Deeper Down

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

In 2013’s Half Life 2 mod Deep Down, Jim Partridge took several key aspects from Episode Two, Alyx and the car, and expanded on these in an attempt to re-create that amazing Half-Life 2 feeling that everyone is looking for. Now, with seven additional years worth of level and environment design experience, Jim has taken another swing at the concept. With thirteen almost entirely new maps, new environments, new gameplay concepts, new puzzles, custom models (care of Ed Vincent), and original music (from Anicator), Deeper Down asks you to hit the road one last time and take down the one enemy who’s always been watching.

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Total Downloads: 1,92714th September 2020
57 Comments and 14 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life 2: Aftermath

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Lever Software brings together leaked maps and specially created demo maps (by them) into one pack.

It’s not a story-driven experience, maps must be loaded manually via the menu (NOT console, don’t worry!), some maps do not even have combat or interaction, but others do.

All in all, it’s an interesting experience but do not expect a mod in the traditional sense.

Please note, this is NOT the same release as Jim Partridge’s Aftermath, it just happens to share the same name.

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Total Downloads: 1,3029th December 2017
22 Comments and 5 recommendations, 2 say "Play It Now!"

The Hammer Cup 2017 Overview

Hello and welcome to 2017!

I am very pleased to announce that RTSL will be running another Single Player Source Mapping Challenge Event and this post explains everything you need to know.

Instead of assuming everybody reading this knows all about The Hammer Cup, I will start by explaining it. And move onto the details.


4th January 2017 17 Comments

Week 07: Livestream Schedule and Giveaways

Firstly, Don AKA Unq will be continuing his event, Classic of the Month, where he replays GoldSource mods. This weekend it is Under the Black Moon. He will be streaming Sunday at 12pm EST, that’s 5pm GMT.

Next up, Jim Partridge and I MIGHT be continuing his event, Critical Jim, where he brutally analyses mods. This weekend it is the second part of Uncertainty Principle. The weekend before last, he and I talked about the first half. We will probably stream Saturday afternoon at 2pm GMT, but will confirm on Twitter and Facebook.

I will be streaming Prospekt at 10am GMT TOMORROW. I know that is a shitty time but it is the official release and that is the earliest I am allowed to do it. I will be streaming for exactly 1 hour and giving a copy of the game away during the stream.

During the weekend, one copy of Killing Floor 2 will be given away, both courtesy of SteamContests.com AKA Aaron’s Giveaways, so a HUGE thanks to Aaron. There might be some other games to giveaway too, I will see.

All streams will be on the RTSL Twitch Channel and announced on the RTSL Twitter Feed.

If you have any questions about the streams, just ask.


17th February 2016 9 Comments

Week 06: Livestream Schedule and Giveaways

Lots of IFs and MAYBEs for this weekend I am afraid.

Firstly, Jim Partridge and I MIGHT, let me stress MIGHT be continuing his event, Critical Jim, where he brutally analyses mods. This weekend it is the almost Source Mod of the Year Uncertainty Principle Part 2. Last weekend, he and I talked about the first half.

I am waiting to hear back from him, but once I do, I will update this post and tweet the day and time.

I will also be streaming quite a lot this weekend, including a new short mod called Local Motive, which may end up being an RTSL exclusive or at least a First Seen on RTSL, which is always cool.

I should also be continuing with Strider Mountain, which will fill most the remaining time.

During the weekend, one copy of Killing Floor 2 will be given away, both courtesy of SteamContests.com AKA Aaron’s Giveaways, so a HUGE thanks to Aaron. There might be some other games to giveaway too, I will see.

All streams will be on the RTSL Twitch Channel and announced on the RTSL Twitter Feed.

If you have any questions about the streams, just ask.


11th February 2016 3 Comments

Week 05: Livestream Schedule and Giveaways

Wow, what a weekend we have lined up for you this time! Please accept my apologies for the late notice.

First off, Darren AKA CustomGamer, continues The Ville Retrospective, where he plays the Ville mapping challenges. This weekend it is ForestVille on Saturday at 2pm GMT.

Then on Sunday, Jim Partridge continues his event, Critical Jim, where he brutally analyses mods. This weekend it is the alomost SOurce Mod of the Year Uncertainty Principle. Trying to keep him honest will be Phillip.

In addition, Phillip MAY be playing Strider Mountain and if Don is around perhaps even finish Decay!

During the weekend, two copies of Killing Floor 2 will be given away, both courtesy of SteamContests.com AKA Aaron’s Giveaways, so a HUGE thanks to Aaron. There might be some other games to giveaway too, I will see.

All streams will be on the RTSL Twitch Channel and announced on the RTSL Twitter Feed.

ChasmVille WILL be released this weekend, maybe even on Saturday but Phillip will not be streaming the final maps.

If you have any questions about the streams, just ask.


5th February 2016 5 Comments