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15th August 2008

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

Thanks to a few dedicated PP readers I can finally release this mod. Originally it was an illegal stand alone version but it has now been packaged as a mod.

About (Web translation)

From the secret sources the committee of nuclear safety OF NATO became known, that on the Chernobyl’ atomic power plant as a result of breaking the sarcophagus occurred the local ejection of radiation. The victims of irradiation are subjected to anomalous intensive mutations. To you, as to the secret agent of North Atlantic alliance, one must on the spot verify information, and if necessary to destroy all evidences, and at the same time – and witnesses. Captivating topical action on the most known nuclear object of peace. Real topographical arrangement CHAES, the copy of accommodations, the central room of control, the blocks of the reactor and other units. What does conceal the station – seed plot of the commonplace carelessness of personnel or nuclear apocalypse for the entire planet?

Basic Details
  • Title: Chernobyl
  • File Name: hl1-sp-chernobyl.7z
  • Size : 12.2Mb
  • Author: Unknown
  • Date Released: 15 August 2008
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PlanetPhillip Note

Thanks go to Gilfrarry, andyb and LaughingMan for making sure this was released.

Steam Installation Instructions
  • Copy the Chernobyl Mod folder into your Half-Life folder. (It should have a Valve folder in there).
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Chernobyl should now be listed in your Library tab.
Steam Notes

This mod was made for an old version of Half-Life. As such, the game is buggy at the very start (you are stuck on a bus and can’t move). To get around this cheats are already enabled( I hope), so type noclip in the console. I’m trying to fix it but without the original files I’m not sure I can. Andyb

PlanetPhillip Note:
To get this working on my system I had to create a save point, enable cheats and then enter Noclip. I have included two save points in the hope they will help some users. You don’t miss any of the action.

Non-Steam Installation Instructions
  • Copy the Chernobyl Mod folder into your Half-Life folder. (It should have a Valve folder in there).
  • Run as you would do any mod.


The screenshots below do not enlarge, I therefore require a complete collection of screenshots for this mod.
WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Reader Recommendations
Avoid It!
Think Twice
Play It Later
Play It Now!

12 recommendations, average score: 1.67 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.56 (what's that?)
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  1. Anonymous

    This site is truly a great resource thanks for all your hard work

  2. AcID

    well, I got that one from Russia (i live in Israel, but I speak Russian) and it’s really not something. The labyrinth is a pain in the ass when you can’t find some sort of stupid vent the idea is great but needs A LOT of work.

  3. What do I have to do to get a copy from you? Can you contact me directly via email (top right of page)

  4. Liquidator

    It’s Ukrainian mod, not Russian… It’s TOO stupid to play… If you want to play a real good russian mod you can wait our mod (Cleaner’s Adventures). Our team’s home:

  5. Flasher

    Yes, it`s a realy poor mod, I played at it and I wouldn`t recommend to buy it.
    But, if you are interested, you can see some others russian mods on
    (by the way – among these mod Chernobyl aren`t reckoned – it`s indeed stupid Ukrainian mod=))
    P.S. Oh, and sorry for my awful English.

  6. Flasher

    I`m a fool! Didn`t noticed that recommended by me is already known (see Must Visit Websites) Sorry!

  7. No need to apologise, better to have mentioned the link twice than not at all!

  8. Max

    As far as I know, you will scarcely find any link with downloading this mod. You may try, but.. I personally attempt to find it in internet..
    If you realy need desperately – please, let me know, I have it in my collection.

  9. Yes MAx, I desperately need it!! Are you willing to sell it to me? I will pay either cash or paypal and you can send it after you recieve the money. However I really want the box etc. How did you buy it?

    Can you email me so we can continue discussing this privately?

  10. Nam3L3z

    1. You are play for another phisic from Ukrain. Whan you doing some expirement, terrorist tries to assault complex…
    2. As for me, I think its FULL SHIT!!!And I am sorry my moneyzzzzzz for CD with this game 🙁
    3. r_speeds very high, low detailed and very dark mapz etc.
    5. Sorry for my bad english
    3.r_speeds ????? ???????, ?????? ? ?????? ?????. ??????, ??????, ?0???0?.
    4.??? ?????, ???????? ???! ??? ??????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ??????

  11. Kyle

    Yes, I do. XD
    Can you hook me up with a retail copy Mr Nam3L3z ?

  12. superkiller

    half life chornobyl is a wery bad game

  13. Flop

    I live in Minsk
    My friend buy this mod!
    It’s VERY BAD MOD!
    This game from Russia
    not from Ucrain

  14. name

    This stinks,i mean about 95% of really good mods are not available for downloading

  15. Ag3nt-X

    Why pay for a mod???

  16. This stinks,i mean about 95% of really good mods are not available for downloading

    I don’t understand this comment.

    Why pay for a mod???

    Agreed. To be honest, I’m more interested in the box and manual (If it comes with one).

  17. phcho8

    I liked the style of this mod. As I liked Heart of Evil. Both have huge exploration areas.

  18. Avoid It!

    Don’t waste money on this! This mod has poor mapping and bad gameplay, there’s free mods that’s a hundred times better then this one, so just avoid it!

  19. Trensfer
    Avoid It!

    Yes 🙂 I’m Russian -not Russian it’s Ukrainian mod.

  20. ukrainegermanycanadafreak
    Think Twice

    haha im the only one to comment in 2008…
    and this mod really sucks…but it’s a ukrainian mod.

  21. ukrainegermanycanadafreak

    damnit I just noticed that guy above me…2008!!!

  22. Qinetix
    Avoid It!

    damn that mod idk ucrainian no addons no replacement of models no nothing new only maps

  23. OKay, here’s an update. Originally the mod was released as a stand alone package, that means it doesn’t require HL installed because it already includes it. Clearly I don’t want to be seen to be distributing illegal copies of HL (Even though I doubt Valve have even heard of PP – If somebody from Valve is reading this: How about a little support!).

    One of my faithful and helpful readers has extracted the new content but I can’t seem to get it to run as a mod yet. I just sent an email and I’m sure he willl reply as soon as he can.

    In the meantime can somebody explain how I turn a map folder, a few .wad files and a Titles.txt into a working Steam mod?

  24. andyb

    Send them to me and I’ll see what I can do.I have done it for map packs so this shouldn’t be to difficult unless some things are hard coded into the map.I should have the mod on a disk here but cant find it lol.

  25. Clunkfish
    Think Twice

    It’s not very good. Boring environments, frustrating to-ing and fro-ing, and then eventually you press a button and die. If you godmode your way past that glitch, then you have to fight off an absolute swarm of grunts whilst going back the way you came. A lot of work has gone into this but the end product is not really worth struggling with I’m afraid.

  26. andyb

    Well the button thing where you died is why you need to remember the red numbers in the scientists office.Those are the ones you need to push.

  27. ~Jazz~

    I turned on the water intake pump, activated the rod control center, removed the damaged rods.. now what?

  28. andyb

    You thinking of the right game?I just played it again and there might be a “rod control center” if you thought abought it long enough but as for intake pump and changing rods I have no idea what you mean.

  29. Zockopa
    Think Twice

    Like Retribution or HL: Dark Territory this is a mod that shows simply one thing.
    That the makers had no clue how to make a game and their ambitions excelled
    by far their skills.

  30. Gilfrarry

    I had to delete or rename CL_DLLS/GameUI.dll to play it.

    Please note that Chernobyl, in 1.WAD/root1/x.bmp, contains the same pornographic poster that Dark Territory does in drkterritory.wad/root/poster_xxx.bmp. In the game it’s a poster in a restroom stall. A warning would be appropriate.

    This is one of the few mods for which I recommend binding “sv_maxspeed 600,” “noclip,” and “r_fullbright 0[1]” to handy keys in your config file, to improve your gaming experience.

  31. I liked that pic in the stall lol :p

  32. Sengoku
    Avoid It!

    Bad, realy bad !

  33. Ade

    You;re not helping anyone with this comment. Care to expand it a bit? What was so bad about this mod?

  34. Mel

    I have not played this mod and reading all the above comments I’m not going too. I normally would agree that comments such as “Bad, realy bad” are not much help but in this case all the previous post have said much the same, just taken longer to say it.

  35. Read all the above and I want to see for myself. But it won’t run = It appears in “my games” but it gets as far as the Hallf Life intro screen and that’s it – no New game \ Load game \ Options etc menu.
    Windows task master reports it as “not responding” and I can only close it by the “end now” command.
    Have tried uninstall\reinstall – still the same-
    Ant suggestions?


  36. What version of HL are you using?It sounds like a hanging dll.Have you tried renaming the CL_DLLSGameUI.dll
    as Gilfrarry has done?

  37. My HL version is whatever Steam has uodated it to???
    I am not sure about the dll file – Delete and rename ??
    If I delete it, how can I rename it?
    Can’t find CL_DLLSGameUI.dll anyway!
    I have found …\myaccount\half-life\chernobyl-mod\d_ddls\GameUI.dll
    Is that it?
    If so, what do I do with it? Do I do this in the console?
    Sorry if I’m being a numpty-head, but I’m new to this.


  38. Ade

    Go to the Properties button for this game and type at the end “-dev -console” (without the quotes) and this way it will skip the intro and maybe you will see the main menu in the game.

  39. Gilfrarry

    It’s in the cl_dlls folder. Just rename it like any other file so the game can’t find it and use it. That worked for me.

  40. philbolton

    OK! So I’m guessing that if it can’t find it, then a new on is built – is that it?

    Anyway, I just tried renaming it “old” and it made not a ha’porth of difference.
    This is getting interesting – nearly as good as playing the games


  41. Just noticed that above I’m Anon. so I ‘m logged in now.

    Retried all this again – and it appears to have worked! so I must have done something wrong the first tme.
    In the folder cl_dlls was file GameUI.dll which I renamed .old – That’s correct – Yes?
    But what have I done?? I think further reading is required for me – Any suggestions?

    Many Thanks Gilfrarry, and Ade, although I didn’t try your advice.


  42. philbolton

    Well, just tried playing this and after getting stuck on the bus I used one of the included savepoints.
    Is one of the “bugs” with this mod that you can walk through walls and floors and fly through ceilings so that you have to guess where you are supposed to be????
    Or have I cocked up again?


  43. Check and see if noclip was left on.It may of been left on after using it to get unstuck from the bus.Type sv_cheats 1 in the console then reload a save then type noclip in console and see if it goes off or on.

    Fixed your anon posts.

  44. andyb — followed your instructions and you were correct – noclip turned off now and my ablility to pass through solids is no more. Smashing!

    I wish I knew more about all this stuff – sv_cheats & noclip etc. is all greek to me.
    Is there a tutorial, or some other reading, somewhere I can look at? There must be!! in this age of t’internet.


  45. sv_cheats 1 allowed developers to use built in codes to help during the building process.Everygame has them.
    here is a link to ‘some” of the codes as different versions of HL don’t all use the same codes.

  46. Think Twice

    I haven’t even started this mod. The reason I’m giving it such a low rating is because I can’t even move around anywhere. I’m in front of a yellow bus (I assume that is what it is) and I seem to be stuck there. Can’t do anything other than look around. Very buggy.


  47. FADI

    where is the hazaed suit

  48. This mod is fully sh**, big room, corridors. Don’t play it, it hazardounes.

  49. Avoid It!

    This mod does not turn on

  50. Dgemie

    Now this is underrated. I think so now even more than I did when I brought it up in the rant about Fast Detect. Really, I think that this mod can only be appreciated once you learn the progression by heart, but once you will do that, it will become a great experience and totally immersive. No surprise that in a community of Half-Life it got such negative reviews…

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