Alternate Path

for Half-Life

14th August 2000

Basic Details
  • Title: Alternate Path
  • File Name: hl1-sp-alternate-path.7z
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  • Size : 1.62Mb
  • Author: Subace AKA Matthew Ryder
  • Date Released: 13 August 2000
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  1. Ezequielhl

    This is not a “little map pack”. It’s an alternative way where Freeman was captured and a couple of Alien Slaves attacked the soldiers who retain him.

    And it’s very, very good. The locations are very nice amd the mapping is very good. A must play “map pack” for me.

  2. Zockopa
    Play It Now!

    Ezequielhl@: 100% ACK. Small but not short in
    playtime this gem is clearly a must play

  3. piledriver

    Starts well. Quite tough battles. Then winds down into a trip along a train track. Average.
    Short. 6 maps. No definite ending, nothing more to do.

  4. IDM

    Having trouble loading this in steem, can this be loaded in presteem?
    Any help would be great.
    Thanks IDM

  5. Presteem, put all the bsb (map) files in the Half-Life/valve/maps folder. Run from console with the command
    map outside.
    Or from the HL shortcut with
    +map outside

  6. poisonheadcrab
    Play It Now!

    This is one of my favorite map packs although the loading piont that goes back to the original game is messed up. The game crashes every time I go throu it.

  7. Play It Now!

    lol sorry, can’t remember much about it altho just played it yesterday, but it was one of many mods I played O:)

    The only thing I remember in conclusion is that it was very good, lot of fun.. so go play it!

  8. Ten Four Reviews

    Alternate Path, by mapper Matthew Ryder (SubAce), is a short episode in the “what if” vein of Half-Life levels, which are becoming more common. Note that isn’t a complaint; on the contrary, it provides a simple and sometimes clever explanation for the episode, instead of having no story whatsoever. Of course, it also saves mappers from coming up with a convincing background from scratch as well. In this case, the author wondered what if, when you were captured by the military in Half-Life, they brought you topside for questioning instead of tossing you in that damned trash compactor.

    Because it takes place in Black Mesa, this episode features architecture that is typical of single player Half-Life. Though fairly well-done, the areas you visit are not overly impressive either, but the r_speeds are certainly kept low. The locales in Alternate Path do indeed fit in well with the Black Mesa theme, and in fact at the end of this pack you rejoin the regularly scheduled program right at the beginning of the “Questionable Ethics” episode, so you can just continue playing through Half-Life if you like.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Saturday, 6th January, 2001 by Unquenque.

  9. Quite agreed with piledriver‘s review. Not too much interesting.

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