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Unforeseen Circumstances: Episode 1

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two


published: 2018

“You play as a anonymous, lone rebel, woken up by the combine’s threatening movement through the forest, with no memory whatsoever of how you got there.

You’ll go through the forest and find your way to City 17, and drive through to the other side of the City to find a way to get to The White Forest base, with or without help.

In this mod you will explore and traverse many environments and locations, including (and still might change in development) : White Forest, City 17, and possibly The Coast.

This mod takes place not too long after Freeman has just been taken out of stasis.”

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Total Downloads: 61216th July 2018
23 Comments and 12 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

The Duct Map

for Half-Life


published: 2015

Starting in a nondescript room, you, Bailey, need to get into some ducts and clear them out.

Of course, there will be problems.

You will have the crowbar and the shotgun.

Good Luck.

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Total Downloads: 73516th July 2015
15 Comments and 10 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

MapTap 2.5 Beta RC1 is Now Available
published: 2014

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

This beta version has a few new features.

First and foremost you can use it to install AND run mods. The ability to install mods has been available since 2.3 bt you had to open Steam to run them – not any more.

Secondly, but actually just as importantly, MapTap now automatically updates older mods to run in Steampipe! Yes, that’s right. Take an older mod from PP that doesn’t have the correct gameinfo.txt format and MapTap should do it for you. No messing about with text editors and copying and pasting etc.

Of course, it might not work every time, but it’s a darn sight better than having to do it manually.


16th July 2014 9 Comments

BetaTestersCollective Leaves PP
published: 2013

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

I am very pleased to announce that the BetaTestersCollective is now a fully independent website and project.

I had been looking for a project leader for a while and after a few failed attempts finally found Ade, one of the testers who has worked very hard over the last few months to make it happen.

Ade is now the sole leader of the project and is in complete control. I will of course, offer any guidance or help requested.


16th July 2013 10 Comments

Fake Half-Life 3 Websites – BEWARE!
published: 2013

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

I’m sure we all agree that regular PP readers are smarter than most Half-Life players 😉 but I wanted to warn everybody about a slightly disturbing piece of news I read on the Half-Life subReddit, which linked to a Softpedia article.

Put simply; scammers are creating websites purporting to give users early access to alphas and betas of the game.

The actual URLs are listed in the Softpedia article and I won’t repeat them here, visit them at your own risk.


16th July 2013 8 Comments

Music Comp?
published: 2012

Would anybody be interested in entering a TREE music competition?

I would choose a section of Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift and ask entrants to create a new piece of music for it.

Thoughts?


16th July 2012 7 Comments

TREE: Short Story Event No.1
published: 2012

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

I received 5 entries and have collected them into one PDF file.

I have chosen a winner, but given you the chance to vote too.

Will you agree with me? Who knows until you read them all.

I have announced the winner a little lower in the post, but you can download it without knowing. Then come back here and vote and comment.


16th July 2012 16 Comments

Todesangst 1

for Half-Life


published: 2011

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

Todesangst introduces the new sinister character Dr. Jack Newell, expert chaos theory mathematician and Director of Black Mesa R&D. Gordon Freeman and Dr. Newell have always had an adversarial relationship at best, and Gordon’s hero status following the containment of Xen only served to inflame Dr. Newell’s hatred and jealousy of him.

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Total Downloads: 2,67416th July 2011
25 Comments and 18 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Poll Question 181 – Should mod makers be expected to support and update their mods over a number of years and engines updates?
published: 2010

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

You probably are aware that a recent engine update by Valve caused a lot of mods to stop working. At the time of writing and to my knowledge Valve had neither acknowledged the issue nor apologized. Fine, that’s how they treat the people who put bread on their table, that’s their choice. I don’t like it but there’s nothing I can do about it.

However, the community, lead by gorpie, a PP and Steam Forum regular, have worked very hard to find fixes, patches, solutions and hacks to get the mods working again.


16th July 2010 35 Comments