Adam

for Half-Life

30th June 2006

Story

You are Adam from the planet Esidarap. This planet is pristine with no violence, weapons or pollution of any kind. The members of this society have never been exposed to the evil ways of other primitive planets and Esidarap’s world council want to keep it that way.

The people of Esidarap are born with genetics that are pre-programmed toward the pursuit of peace, love, liberty and freedom.

There is plenty more story and background in the read me file.

Basic Details
  • Title: Adam
  • File Name: hl1-sp-adam.7z
  • Original File Name: adam.zip
  • Size : 4.62Mb
  • Author: Grey Dog
  • Date Released: 20 April 2000
  • Note: This mod contains adult content.
  • Resource: Half-Life Library Entry
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Reader Recommendations
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Think Twice
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Play It Later
Play It Now!

9 recommendations, average score: 2.78 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.28 (what's that?)
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Time Taken:
Average: 1 Hours, 22 Mins
Shortest: 1 Hours by 4erep
Longest: 1 Hours, 45 Mins by Mic Row Ave
Total Time Played: 4 Hours, 5 Mins
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43 Comments

  1. Darth Marsden

    ADAM is a very bizarre add-on. You are an alien of some sort, whose DNA has been altered to resemble Gordon Freeman. You’ve been sent back in time to save your race from something or other by killing someone called Einstein. It’s not really clear unless you read the Readme, which is never a good way to introduce a mod.

    There’s no new graphics, and the only new models are a new Rocket Launcher and a… well, naked lady. This is, to the best of my knowledge, only one of two R rated Half-Life mods (The other being by the same author, Hourglass). But the levels… well, they’re very VERY evil. Several times you can be killed without warning – one which springs to mind is an elevator which gets blown up half-way down and results in a very long fall to your death – and when I say without warning, I mean it. There’s no way to tell. Quick Save before using an elevator, jumping down a hole into water or using a teleporter.

    Other level pitfalls include confusing design, instant-kill moments, having to fight your way through several guards before getting your hands on a hazard suit (it’s in one of the boxes before the first elevator) and many, many irritating concepts.

    Grey Dog is obviously a talented fellow (his follow-up Hour Glass proves this) but this mod fails to show it. If anything, it often resembles Half-Quake in places – it seems determined to kill you. Only play if you’re feeling sadistic.

  2. Jazz

    Phillip, Please post this mod with a [+18] Age warning. it’s really needed for those under age peeps don’t go pissing off there parents..

  3. JC

    That’s right, this mod was rated “M.A.” when it came out. (seems like some people find a low polygon model offensive just because it’s naked… LoL).

    Anyways, this mod is weird but somehow fun to play, give it a try (but only if you’re above 18. You don’t wanna piss off your mom and dad, do you?) LoL

  4. el_espaniol

    I remember that I’ve played the mod with my young child…little embarrassed with the thing…but funny…

  5. heyzors

    Is game suppossed to have no health bar, suit energy bar, or ammo bar? This seemes like the game that might have that kind of thing, but I want to know before I get into the game so it doesnt get even more difficult. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. heyzors

    I just realized that my flashlight wont work either. And I cant switch weapons. This is starting to reall piss me off!

  7. Can somebody supply some screenshots for this mod?

  8. CorvetteAddict

    Hey,

    You can use some pics from my review of Adam on HLSpain.com if you want.

    When I did the review, I had a very old computer so that’s the reason why the pics have a lot of bright. Sorry :-/

  9. Jazz man

    Phil. It’s Advisable to place an 18+ warning for this mod. As it dose contain nude gina , some scripted sex scenes , XXX images in some places..

  10. CorvetteAddict: Thank you for allowing me to use the screenshots.

    Jazzman: I already have thge nore about the mod containing adult content.

  11. Zockopa

    I like Grey Dogs “Hour-Glass” way more than this one released one year earlier. Sadly Grey Dog disappeares from the scene after 2001. Another highly talented and skilled mapper lost to Real-Life I guess.

  12. Scientists Killer

    wow! this mod has plenty of pictures of naked chicks. I love it!

  13. Esidarap=Paradise
    The game reminded me of a tradiga-comedy in opera. That guy really gets torqued around.
    I didnt know that was Gina.

  14. tommy

    can somebody supply a walkthrough? I cant find my HEV Suit

  15. druidhealer

    Again, does this mod have the health and suit meter and can one change weapons-or is this a glitch and I will have to reload the mod again??????

  16. I don’t know. But somebody out there must do! COme readers let’s help druidhealer (Shame you’re not a halflifehealer!).

    This is a call to my knowledgable readers. WHo can help?

  17. Mek

    yes, it DOES have a HEV suit, along with flashlight etc.
    but you have to find it, it is hidden in one of the boxes. break them using the pistol (the nmachine gun never works and you do not have the crowbar).
    this mod is funny, but I got somehow stuck at level 10 – this seems to have no ending, but there IS level 11 and 12 etc. (tried the map level11 console command). Any help?

  18. john

    just got done, was a good funny mod. them grunts shure know how to live, but not share.
    is their going to be a sequal EVE? hehe

  19. Can anyone tell me why this mod doesn’t show in the My Games List on Steam and why it crashes to desktop when trying to load. I’ve even used the Server Config. file from another mod and it still crashes to desktop. Please help. Everyone seems to enjoy playing. I’d enjoy the same opportunity.

  20. Never mind the last post. I figuredit out. Deleted Adam and reinstalled for the 4th time, this time it worked. Thanks anyway.

  21. shawn

    Wow–another designer’s effort wasted due to a few bugs. Weapons don’t work, or you can’t access a weapon after picking up another weapon.

  22. Shawn, please read comments 16-18 to find your solution and no, it’s not another designer’s effort wasted due to a few bugs.

  23. Sally
    Maybe?

    There seems to be a bug at the start of the “Leap Of Faith” section. After dropping down the ventilation shaft the loading text appears, then you find yourself glued to the spot – game over.

    I’d say…

    …if you don’t mind having to give up because you become superglued to the floor half way through.

  24. Sally

    Actually, I’ve just found a way around the ‘superglue”. Throw a grendade down the hatch and jump after it straight away. The loading screen appears, the grendade dissapears, and you land on the platform without being “glued”.

  25. I didn’t have any proplem on that map except for pickin the wrong jump spot lol.

  26. poisonheadcrab
    Maybe?

    This mod was fun but the author a little strange.

  27. poisonheadcrab

    why did you edit my comment I blocked out the F word.

  28. why did you edit my comment I blocked out the F word.

    Because I found it offensive.

  29. Play It Later

    Strange design choices in the beginning (“where the hell is the HEV suit”) lead to fun-filled maps with intense shootouts and the occasional entertaining room (one of them has naked girls, which is where the “R” rating stems from). Story is alright, with a plot twist or two nearing the end. However, pay specific attention to the readme. One of the puzzles at the end (involving a portal) requires you to shoot/activate a specific target.

    All-in-all, a fun set of maps with an awkward start. Play Hour-Glass (also by Grey Dog) for a more refined experience.

  30. Robspace1
    Think Twice

    Nope.Didn’t do it for me. I quit somewhere near the end down in another dark tunnel. The darkness in this is way too much. My flashlight would run out in just a few seconds and I just don’t like dark games. It also was a little sadistic with the women. The “chicks” in this are not even close to looking real and when I take careful aim to not shoot the women who is with the soldier, she somehow gets killed as well, which I thought was not fair. Here the girls tryin to make a living and she gets killed for no reason? The fighting in this is non stop but it is heavily tilted toward the enemy. I was constantly being overwhelmed. If it had more light, and I had it turned all the way up, I may have finished it but to play this long in near total darkness was no fun for me.

  31. tim
    Maybe?

    I have just found “ADAM”. Good game until (map LM9to9a) could not be found. I saved my progress so far, then reloaded the zip, but that didnt work, such a shame, I was enjoying that.
    Any thoughts on how to fix this?

  32. To tim:

    That’s strange, it could be anything; maybe try downloading it again?
    I remember getting this off of Filecloud and it worked fine for me.

  33. Gilfrarry

    Three months after Adam was released the adam.zip file was updated. The answer to your question, Tim, is in the updated file adam.txt. There’s also a walkthrough of sorts.

  34. TuRkEy
    Play It Now!

    Played this tonight and it was fairly enjoyable. The whole HEV / weapon switching thing really irked me, or rather confused me to no end, but I finally figured everything out via the supplied hints.txt. Otherwise was a good dose of nostalgia for me.

  35. Anon_223650

    for WHO DONT KNOW HOW TO BEAT THIS GAME

    LEAFTMACHINE EPISODE 2 . U HAVE TO GO TO THE CANNALS THERE IS A SECRET PASSAGE WHO LEFT U BEHIND THE BLOCK DOOR , DONT BE FOOL BY LOCK DOORS THEY ARE REALY LOCK

    EPISODE 3 THERE AN ELEVATOR IF YOU TAKE IT YOU DIE, GO TO YOUR RIGTH THERE IS A SMALL BUNKER THAT ENABLE A SMALL DOOR NEAR THE ELEVATOR TAKE IT

    EPISODE 4 THERE IS A LOT OF LIFTER WITH MANY GUARD TRY TO TAKE THEM OUT , ALSO THERE IS A TELEPORT DEVICE IT WILL TAKE YOU TO SCIENTES ROOM , THEY ALL CRAZY BUT SOME OF THEM CAN HEAL YA WHEN COME BACK TRY TO GET THE TALLEST LIFTER IT WILL LEAD YA TO A DOOR

    EPISODE 5 THERE IS A MEAT GRINDER , DONT JUMP ON IT JUMP DOWN 2 THE FLOR THERE IS 4 GUARD THERE TAKE CARE OF THEM AND THERE IS A SMALL HOLE BEHIND SOME CRATES . BREAK THE CREATES AND GET TROGTH THAT HOLE

    IM KEEP UPDATIN
    GEORGE TESLA TROOPER

  36. Anon_223652

    REMEMBER YOU HAVE NO SUIT SO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE WEAPONS WITH MOUSE SCROLL THEN PRESS LEFT CLICK IN ORDER TO CHANGE WEAPON

    ———————————————————————-

    EPISODE 6 THERE IS A BIG PIT JUMP DOWN AND TAKE THE ELEVATOR TO FINISH THIS EPISODE

    EPISODE 7 , YOU ARE ON A MILITARY BARRACKS there lots of enemys also the are female one get into the middle of the barrask there is a butom who open a small flor door get the stairwair down and go to the next levl

    EPISODE 8 AIR FRESH YOU ARE ON a mine field and you got 2 soldier with automatic machine guns one your left and the other 2 your rigth both of them will toss you explosives sheells so take them fast then shoot to the grund in order to make a way out of the mine field

    EPISODE 9 YOU ARE ON A DARK PLEACE U CANT SEE ANYTHING WELL WHAT ya have 2 do is move forward then u are goinh 2 be on a bucket , all dark there is a small passage hidden try jump crouch and move fordward untill u can get out , there will be a elicopter w8ting for you and some soldier take the chopter fast jumping tossing granades then save some life coz u need a little to perform the jump downs

    episode 10 LEAP OF FAITH you have 2 jump down taking the rigth choise
    .first there is whater in the bottom
    .second jump take the left way
    .third jump is the N3 DOOR the rigth door
    .four jump Is the N3 door again

  37. TESLA TROOPER

    EPISODE 11 WATER COOLING this is a figth episode , you have lot of cops but there are useless u should take shootguns and kill all guards at the end there is a big corredor with many soldier witch respawns from doors get to the bottom and ppress a keys on the desk then move to the center ther is a door if u press the key the door should open expect heavy resistance

    episode 12 , you have 2 make your way by killing copsthere will be 5 doors 2 of them locked you have to go to the second door press the red buttom and go to the 4 door that will enable the elevator go down get heal by doctor then pick the key
    go back to the pleace u started and open the door get weapon get heal then pick the second card key and go back to the doors of the stairway
    now u can open the door of the bottom of the stairway when u open there are 3 cases , look at the middcase and put all ON then look the left case it has 4 steell pipes , u have to shoot the correct one of you illbe blasted . what I do was toss some granades and run away before explosion. when u finish the third case will open and give ya the last card key , move to elevator and chapter finish

    CHAPTER 13 AND FINAL KILL EVERY GUARD AND MOVE TO THE CENTER OF THE HALL U WILL BE BACK TO YEAR 2100 AND BACK 2 UR PLANET
    u are an alien

    thanks all tesla trooper

    play HEROS OF NEWERTH AND W3

  38. Think Twice

    Can’t describe it, it’s just strange..

    Pro’s:
    -Decent mapping with some new stuff
    -Some neat design ideas
    -A few puzzles
    -Good playtime (~1 hour)

    Con’s:
    -Oddities everywhere
    -Confusing beginning
    -No atmosphere
    -Almost no puzzles
    -Weird story
    -No HEV at start

  39. Ten Four Reviews

    There’s been a bit of a SPHL drought lately. Grey Dog is evidently aiming to remedy that situation with the release of Adam, a huge eighteen map pack. But you should probably not get too excited just yet; this is his first release.

    Initial impressions seemed to be inconclusive. Though it looked tidy enough, it was a little strange and somewhat “bitty”, jumping from place to place with little apparent reason. It turned out that this was quite an accurate reading of Adam.

    The levels are well-made throughout. The architecture is not particularly inspired or impressive but it’s certainly tidy and I don’t remember finding any obvious mistakes. One positive element was the good use of the true-3D capabilities of the Half-Life engine. Many levels haven’t progressed far beyond the 2.5D of Doom and Duke Nukem 3D but Adam provides plenty of mileage in the y-axis for a change.

    The area that I really disliked was the gameplay. It embodied a vast number of my personal dislikes. There’s about a million different “random death” scenarios, for instance, and they annoy the hell out of me. It’s one thing including some kind of joke death situation – some kind of amusing trap – if there’s an autosave immediately before but I hate having to repeat the same section over and over until I find the right solution. It’s tedious and I think it’s an outdated gameplay element.

    The layout and flow of the levels left a lot to be desired as well.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Sunday, 30th April, 2000 by Morgan.

  40. Jorge

    Plese can you help me with that:
    I choose new game in Adam’s mod and suddenly the game close I just only can see the warning ….. =( please I want to try this mod

  41. This is normal mod, but why scientists are crazy?

  42. Think Twice

    This mod has a hard-to-follow story, that has to be read before playing in a .txt file and contradicts itself in-game. Some levels just feel like they were designed out of boredom, from the developer messing around instead of serving a purpose. The gameplay is good but basic, and crucial items like the HEV suit can be easily missed. Also, there’s like 10 minutes of fighting enemies before you get the HEV suit, and that’s just annoying, not seeing your health or ammo and such. And the infamous section with naked models and IRL porn textures is unnecessary and distracting. Again, this doesn’t feel like a real mod but a new goldsrcer’s first time trying things out. It’s important to remember while playing that this is from 2000, and the HL modding community’s standards were different then, but that doesn’t stop this mod from feeling half-baked.

  43. Avoid It!

    Oh dear this isn’t good at all, ADAM falls into just about every bad design choice I can think of for HL mapping and my experience with it can be summed up in a single word: frustration. I’m baffled at how positive the ratings for this are and the cynic in me wants to say it’s just for the porn and nude models; It’s possible I’m missing something here (I know I missed a rocket launcher, more on that later), but a lot of the things here are simply unforgivable.

    You’re greeted to this mod with a big red WARNING: there’s sex, nudity, violence and profanity in this mod, sounds great! Then you’re dropped into a pretty nice looking spaceship with only 10-15 seconds to get out, so you teleport out and land in a small corridor with no exit. So as it turns out there’s a crowbar, pistol and revolver in the earlier room that’s about to detonate and they’re in the corners of this room, this is horrendous design, I think the crowbar should always be in an idiotproof location and to pressure the player in missing out on these essential items (you’ll need one of the guns too) with a timer and combat makes no sense at all. So now we have a crowbar and can break the blockage, ignore those pits of instant death surrounding you, and now we can engage in actual combat this time WITHOUT A HEV SUIT. The HEV Suit admittedly isn’t much further than the first combat encounter but still there’s no defence for this you’re likely going to fight 3 hgrunts before you get the suit, not only that but it’s hidden in boxes in a corner of the room and it would be easy to go down the lift opposite the boxes and miss it entirely. Down in the next area you can find another crowbar, hurray, but you’d need at least one weapon to make it this far so it’s quite pointless. There are some boxes you can destroy in the electrical room, if you do, congrats, you just screwed yourself out of progressing and need to load a save. The next area has a rocket launcher inside a shipping container that I missed when I played it, I admit that this one is mostly my fault for being thorough enough with my exploration, but in my defence: 1) this rocket launcher is essential unless you want a torrid time later on, it shouldn’t be missable; 2) as you walk forward there are many grunts that appear your focus will probably be on them instead of the shipping container to your right.

    Now with the more egregious flaws out of the way and continuing on, we are instantly greeted with a room full of slowly moving platforms with hgrunts with assault rifles with grenades, these platforms take an excruciatingly long time to move and this highlights another problem with the mod, waiting for lifts, there is another earlier in the mod that takes 40 seconds to arrive to your level and then another 40 seconds to get to the destination. This room holds a second problem, abuse of grunts with AR grenades, this causes very frustrating combat as you have to dodge something that’s either going to instantly kill you or take off most of your health/hev, and on top of this after you amass enough grenades from the grunts this will result in a lot of the combat becoming trivial as you can spam them, not fun gameplay. There are a few segments in this where I could only progress by taking damage, some parts were minor such as the electrical room and the hot vent in the vent room, however there was some major fall damage after the apache fight, which particularly annoyed me because I had a lot of trouble with that fight and barely made it to the bottom alive. I didn’t like the minefield at all as it’s essentially guesswork, but at least there was a forewarning. The fight with the apache was without doubt the most frustrating part for me as I didn’t have the rocket launcher, took me a good 20-30 minutes to pick it off with the pistol, AR, and some well-placed grenades.

    The map design here is okay there’s some interesting things, such as the army base and the spaceship, but it’s nothing extraordinary. There’s a rather tedious maze halfway through the game, and I’m sure that it’s reused again in the final map as I recognise some brushes and areas as being identical to the earlier one. Lazy! Negatives out of the way, the elephant in the room with this mod is the base with porn and naked female models doing lewd stuff with the grunts. I don’t have an opinion on this, but I did find the sex act to be funny, I suppose I have a juvenile sense of humour.

    As for the good… there isn’t really any, as I said before some of the mapping is interesting but I’m struggling to think of anything I liked in this mod. I get that it’s an old mod, but you can do far better than this for similar mods around the same time. I can’t recommend this at all, it is frustrating and poorly designed.

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