Dalek: Unbidden

for Half-Life

9th September 2006

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

A single player mappack/mod featuring the Daleks from the cult TV show Doctor Who. You are assigned to investigate a situation taking place in a junk yard in Totters Lane, London. It is believed that a small group of militia are held up in this area, possibly protecting some form of transmat device which is to be used as a launch pad for a planned invasion. It is hoped that you can infiltrate the junk yard, use the transmat to board an orbiting battleship and finally destroy it.

Basic Details
  • Title: Dalek Unbidden
  • File Name: hl1-sp-dalek-unbidden.7z
  • Original File Name: unbidden.zip
  • Size : 11.0Mb
  • Author: Matt Parish
  • Date Released: 08 June 2003
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Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
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5 recommendations, average score: 4.2 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.96 (what's that?)
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  1. Zockopa

    Very well made small map-pack.

  2. Darth Marsden

    Agreed. A little bit buggy aboard the space station, but easily overlooked.

    One small comment – Doctor Who isn’t so much a cult anymore. It’s more a mainstream show thanks to the recent revival. 5 Radio Times covers in the last year alone and an average of over 7 million viewers… a show to finally be proud of!

  3. john

    wow what a great idea, too short. lets hope they develope it into a full fledge mod. maybe the darleks take over xen. hehe.

  4. Aaron

    How do you get this mod to work? I’ve tried all manner of fixes and all I ever seem to get is the initial intro screen with the spaceship. When it gets to the game the video is lop-side and just spins when you try to walk! I had to rename the folder directly to DALEK rather than DALEK Unbidden to get it to work; otherwise I get missing Intro errors, and “Can’t find totterslane.wad” in valve directly messages.

    I’m currently using HL V., I REALLY want to play this mod – can anybody assist?!


  5. john

    since you cant get it to work, you must be exterminated. hehe.
    i dont think the version. .08 will work. look for the .01 the final halflife update. also I do not play these mods in steam. I leave a copy of my sierra valve half life 1.
    let me know if this helps, I look forward to exterminateing. hehe

  6. AI

    I DL’d this mod and it works fine for me, I still use my Sierra version with upd, no problems! If your trying to run the Sierra version in WXP/sp2, use the compatibility setting, seams to make a difference!

  7. Aaron

    I’ll try the compatibility setting tonight – what do you have yours set to? Do you move or rename the PAK file? The version I have has PAK0.PAK rather than the PAK1.PAK mentioned on the author’s website.

  8. AI

    When I Installed HL1 it creats a launch icon on the desk top, I select it and right click once select properties then compatability mode tab, I usualy set it to W98\Me setting then apply and that’s it! Hope that helps ya!!

  9. Mini

    just to say planetphillip but I have none of the maps or is there not suposet to be eney maps

  10. Not sure what you mean but there are no maps.Its all run from the Valve folder using thier models etc.If you mean there is no enemies at all then I think maybe you have a bad install.

  11. Mini

    yea but I hav tryed to install this mod 3 times not and it does the same thing over and over but no luck.

  12. Did you follow the instructions provided and create a folder called Dalek Unbidden and unzip the contents of the zip into it?If you did where did you put it?If you didn’t where did you put the files?

  13. Dr. Feelgood
    Play It Now!

    A very enjoyable map. First let me say that if you like Dr. Who, you must download this. For everyone else I am sure you’ll find something to like. A short and sweet mod.

  14. Sally

    Rather short game and very easy. Good fun for a beginner player. The Doctor Who storyline made a nice change from the norm. The finale was a bit of a let down though!

  15. Maybe?

    Too short. The corridors on the Dalek ship are too narrow, especially for Daleks. Good to see Daleks though. Who fans desperate for a game with Daleks, PLAY IT NOW!
    For everybody else

  16. You must name the folder ‘dalek” without the Unbidden part. This d/l works ok in XP and HL v

    Good mod. A bit short but we can’t expect every modder to make epics, can we? Good textures and lighting. Great street scenes at the start. The imaginative use of colours gives a fairly believable alien vessel later on. I like the cramped spaces that add to the tense atmosphere and feeling of being on a small spaceship. Tricky time-limited escape at the end.
    No bugs. No problems. 3.5/5.
    4/5 if it was longer

  17. Play It Now!

    Awwwwwww! What a sweet lil mod, I liked it very mucho! 🙂
    If only it would have been longer boohooo!
    Starting in some sort of backyard and ending in outa space!

    -Funny story
    -Good level design
    -Funny scripts
    -Good atmosphere
    -HEV and Beretta (that’s the pistol) at start
    -Lot of ammo, but less weapons
    -Decent combat

    -Unfortunately very short
    -Some mean scripts
    -A bit too tight inside the spaceship
    -Less enemy -and weapontypes

  18. Ten Four Reviews

    No mapper would knowingly shoot himself in the foot, but unfortunately that’s kinda what this author has done with Unbidden version 1.0 at least. File downloaded, check. ZIP file unzipped, check. Hmmm, contents not packed inside a custom game folder. \Half-Life\unbidden folder made manually and contents copied over, check. Half-Life started and Unbidden activated, check. Time for a New Game!

    That is, if you can get past the three show-stopping “logic errors.” Half-Life will complain up to three times about three files not found (these of course required to load certain maps)—totters_lane.bsp, dalek_gunner.mdl, and dalek.mdl. The files are there, the problem is that they’re all misplaced. All it takes are the error messages to figure out where they should go.

    Once those files are in the correct locations (obviously a task that takes an educated computer user), no more show-stopping anomalies occur. However, there are plenty of other anomalies in this map pack. In one map there seem to be some blacked-out Marines. Huh? Shine the HEV flashlight on them and watch the colors on every polygon on the screen go absolutely crazy in either OpenGL or Direct3D (not in software though). And there are various construction errors scattered throughout the maps, like oversighted clipping, or HOMM polygons.

    Not that the maps are poorly made or anything (the screenshots can attest to that). In fact, they’re well-conceived and generally inspired, and there’s a definite attention to detail that doesn’t go unnoticed. Aside from the errors, nice mapping throughout.

    Gameplay is rather tough on Difficult so Medium is recommended, and it’s a pretty good challenge. For the most part it’s strictly a gruntfest, but there are some… “robotic” opponents to watch out for. Most of the playing is onboard a spaceship with tight hallways which kinda cramps the fighting and makes certain moments particularly nasty, but overall it’s really not that hard on Medium.

    Unbidden is rather short even though it has 8 maps because they fly by quickly. Without the technical errors this would be a nice small package (especially if a first release) with decent also-ran gameplay. Alas, the technicalities really get in the way (those unfamiliar with the Q1/Q2/HL scheme of files & folders need not bother).

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Wednesday, 30th July, 2003 by Calyst.

    This review was originally posted on the Ten Four Website, which is now offline.  Permission has been granted to republish the full review and more details can be found on the About page.

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