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The RTSL Discord Server
published: 2016

This post will explain what a Discord server is, how to use it and why I have created one.

I first heard about discord during a What The Headcrab! episode. A mod announced that they were going to be using one to publish minor updates and connect with their fans. I suggested it was a strange move considering ModDB provides the perfect place for players to keep up to date with their favourite in-development mods.

That was until I actually used one and now I can see how useful it can be.

So, what is it? Well, Discord is the name of the development group that created it. Just like Twitter, Skype etc, it’s a brand name. Now, the word server is a little misleading, because it is not like a server in the typical sense. In this case, a server is more a reserved space. Think of it like a shopping mall/centre. That shopping mall is just for whoever creates it and whoever they invite.


23rd July 2016 7 Comments

CombinationVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two


published: 2014

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

Two weapons and two types of enemies. That’s it!

What interesting combinations could be created?

By limiting those two aspects of a map, it was hoped that mappers would look for unusual combinations of weapons and enemies and also force the player to think creatively.

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Total Downloads: 2,48023rd July 2014
94 Comments and 21 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life 2: Episode Two: To the White Forest
published: 2013

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

The opening chapter picks up where Episode One left off. The Citadel Core gave out as Alyx and Gordon were leaving City 17, and the resulting shock wave has derailed the train in which they were traveling.

Gordon and Alyx survive the crash, and Alyx retrieves the Gravity Gun in order to free Gordon from the wreck.


23rd July 2013 6 Comments

Technical Problems

for Half-Life


published: 2013

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

You arrive at one of the Black Mesa sectors by aircraft and due to technical problems you need to descend to the lower levels via ladders and elevators.

Part way down, the base is attacked and your only way out is back the way you came.

Can you reach the aircraft again and thence to freedom?

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Total Downloads: 2,21823rd July 2013
18 Comments and 7 recommendations, 3 say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life: Gonarch’s Lair
published: 2012

The Replay Experience Experiment: Half-Life: Lambda Core

Freeman is made to face one of the Nihilanth’s most powerful minions: the Gonarch in her lair.

You’ll have to fight her in 3 different stages, but there is health available if you look carefully.


23rd July 2012 19 Comments

Brave Brain

for Half-Life


published: 2011

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

You play as Thomas Redgrave, a friend of Gordon Freeman, who works in different laboratories of Black Mesa on the same day of the accident.

You are taking a refresher training course when things go wrong. Do your best to survive until you meet some other scientists, who tell you exactly what you need to do.

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Total Downloads: 5,05223rd July 2011
62 Comments and 23 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Poll Question 182 – Has Steam changed your purchasing habits?
published: 2010

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

This week’s question is another that started as a forum thread called: The Power of Steam. MikeS noticed he had 94 games on his Steam account but thought of himself as a casual gamer.

I only have 30 games but I doubt I have even finished half of those. That’s not as bad as it sounds because a lot of those games came free when I bought something else; games like TF2, DOD: Source etc.


23rd July 2010 24 Comments