Half-Life Decay: Solo Mission (Demo 1)

for Half-Life

Decay: Solo Mission a ground-up port of Half-Life: Decay that allows for seamless single-player gameplay in place of the original co-op. But it’ll also have fixes, more detail, and polishing where warranted for an improved experience.

This is a demo featuring about 20-30 minutes worth of gameplay and is taken from the opening chapters Dual Access and Hazardous Course.

To see in-progress screenshots and learn more about the full version of Decay: Solo Mission, visit the ModDB page, follow the author on Twitter, and check out Mr. Floyd’s Patreon.


Total Downloads: 2268th February 2021
2 Comments

Beast

for Half-Life

Your problem: a gonarch. But direct confrontation is not an option. This interesting set of 7 maps lets you puzzle and fight through your mission to make it out alive with the trapped scientist.

The goal is to destroy a monster (Big Momma/Gonarch). Mission is complete if you escape on the train with the scientist alive.

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Total Downloads: 2966th February 2021
12 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Classic of the Month Stream – Instinct – January 2021

Long live 2021? It’s here in any case, so that means it’s time for another Classic of the Month. So on tap is a relatively hidden gem for Half-Life, Instinct by Richard Martin.

I’ll be streaming this Saturday January 30th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe). Hope you can join me!


Twitch is again the streaming platform! The stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel.


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


28th January 2021 7 Comments

Stalwart XT

for Black Mesa

In the depths of the Black Mesa Research Facility Gordon is beset by hungry aliens, failing infrastructure and government soldiers determined to silence everyone involved with the project. The situation’s grim and he’s not the only one in trouble…

This 2-map release is a revamped and extended version of JamaicanDave’s Stalwart, which was an unofficial entry for the Hard!Ville mapping challenge in 2016.

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Total Downloads: 26024th January 2021
8 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Classic of the Month Stream – Year Long Alarm – December 2020

The end of 2020, at last. We can only hope for a better 2021. But before the year goes, one more Classic of the Month. This time I picked one from the Half-Life 2 side of the tracks – Year Long Alarm by Chuck Wilson, which somewhat recently got a Steam release.

I’ll be streaming this Sunday December 27th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


Twitch is again the streaming platform! The stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel.


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


23rd December 2020 9 Comments

Half-Life: Crowbar-Deep in the Dead (Demo)

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Half-Life: Crowbar-Deep in the Dead is a complete re-imagining of the first episode of DOOM (1993), taking all of the original levels from Knee-Deep in the Dead and remaking them in the style of Half-Life and its many expansions.

Take control of Dr. Stan Blazkowicz, a Black Mesa engineer thrust into a fierce battle for survival as he fights off hordes of aliens and military troops, shooting and blasting his way through some of the most iconic levels in FPS history. Will you live through this alien hellscape long enough to see tomorrow, or will you be just another body strewn about in the ruins of Black Mesa?

Note: this release is a demo including 4 playable maps. Unfortunately the full version of Half-Life: Crowbar-Deep in the Dead is now on indefinite hiatus.

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Total Downloads: 56127th November 2020
25 Comments and 7 recommendations, 3 say "Play It Now!"

Classic of the Month Stream – Echoes – November 2020

November, already! Or, at last, if you’re in the U.S. Anyway, time for another Classic of the Month stream. This time it’s a relatively recent release from 2018: the superb Half-Life: Echoes by James ‘MrGnang’ Coburn. It’s one of the best-looking HL mods out there, thanks in no small part to the excellent Nightwatch textures. And it’s been a little while since I’ve picked a true classic Half-Life mod to play, but Echoes certainly qualifies.

I’ll be streaming this Saturday November 21st, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


Twitch is again the streaming platform! The stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel.


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


18th November 2020 1 Comment

TWHL Tower 2

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Five years ago, you fought and ascended the first tower alone. You thought it would be over, that that would be the end.

But you were sorely mistaken. You’ve received a new call to another tower’s roof and you meet an “old acquaintance” that kept insisting that a team should have been dispatched rather than a “lone wolf.”

You start to have a feeling of déjà vu – except this time, there’s a long descent ahead of you. And if you explore and observe well enough, the sub-basement bonus map will be unlocked!

Work your way through 25 floors from 18 mappers in this superb sequel to TWHL Tower!

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Total Downloads: 3,25111th November 2020
40 Comments and 13 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Halloween Horror 3: Bone Room – Map Labs Test Tube #11

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

We’ve all come to love the annual Halloween Map Labs challenge. This year the challenge was only a Test Tube, so mappers only had a week and a half to build their scary, creepy entry. The theme was (B)one Room – the ever popular Map Labs motif now applied to the Halloween challenge, so mappers had to make a single room spooky!

This challenge proved to be as popular as the best of the Map Labs contests – with a whopping 28 entries (including 5 bonus maps). Enjoy!

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.


Total Downloads: 1,74630th October 2020
19 Comments

Bridge the Gap 2.0

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Those pesky HECU boys are at it again. Just look at what they’ve gone and done this time. Lowering the bridge leading to the surface elevator and then sealing off the control room. Even worse than that, this part of the facilty is crawling with Xenians and their ongoing dispute with the Black Mesa Science Team over how dead they should be doesn’t appear to be easing off at all!

Author’s Note: This map has been designed and tested with the hardest difficulty in mind and as such, plays best on Skill 3. You can set this in the console before starting the map, by simply typing skill 3

This map is a 2020 remake of the author’s Bridge the Gap, made as an unofficial Goldsource map for the BridgeVille mapping challenge from 2017!

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Total Downloads: 52430th October 2020
9 Comments and 8 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!