Chinatown Preview

for Half-Life

2nd April 2006

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

Chinatown is a new Single-player MOD for Half-Life. Since Half-Life originally came out, the graphics performance of PCs has vastly increased. To create a more realistic atmosphere, Chinatown features a higher poly count that most other MODs.

PlanetPhillip Note

This mod was never released and to my knowledge is the only file ever made available. It’s actually a 0.01 Alpha, so don’t expect too much.

Basic Details
  • Title: Chinatown Preview
  • File Name: hl1-sp-chinatown-preview
  • Size: 4.3 Mb
  • Author: Steve Cook
  • Date Released: 13 August 2000

Download Options

Download to your HD [4.3 MB]

Manual Installation Instructions
  • Copy the CHINATOWN_preview folder into your SteamApps\common\Half-Life folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Chinatown Preview should now be listed in your Library.

If you require more help, please visit the Technical Help page.

Reader Recommendations
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Think Twice
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Play It Now!

1 recommendation, average score: 2 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0 (what's that?)
Total Downloads

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  1. Mystery8

    Extremely short, but nice. Shame nothing more was released 🙂

  2. Yup. Just a demo. 3 maps that look good. New voices and interactive ‘multiple choice” conversations. No action triggers yet. Let’s hope there’s more sometime.

  3. Mel

    Guess this one is going nowhere now after 7 years, it’s not worth the download no gameplay here. Avoid it.

  4. 2muchvideogames

    There’s no way not to avoid this; there are no links left.

  5. Think Twice

    Just few maps and even crashes back to menu when i try to talk to cashier at 7Eleven.

    That dialogue system was really interesting. Can’t remember seeing anything like that in any other HL1 mod. And not just text, custom voice acting too.

    Wonder what happened to this mod, they had rather big team working on this.

    I dont wanna say “avoid it”, because more players (and mod makers) should see (and copy) that conversation system!

  6. Very little to be a demo. Very simple atmosphere! Besides it’s impossible to get to “rest1” area through the game. It requires to use the map. Still this area has no connection to anything, just a restaurant area with a guy eating with the rat as a partner in the table.

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