E-Lab-orate

for Half-Life

18th March 2019

This old lab complex was already tricky to navigate. Now, with the facility on lock down and rapidly descending into chaos, the most direct routes are blocked and you will have to find alternate ways to reach the surface.

Basic Details
  • Title: E-Lab-orate
  • File Name: hl1-sp-e-lab-orate.7z
  • Size : 2.5 MB
  • Author: Andy Morris AKA Urby
  • Date Released: 01 March 2019

Author’s Notes

This is just my competition entry for [TWHL’s] 20th anniversary competition. I figured I might spend some extra time and give this a proper ending but it’s just not going to happen… 🙁

Special thanks to Jessie for the last minute playtest and feedback. <3

Download Options

Download to your HD [2.5 MB]

Installation Instructions
  • Copy comp35_urbanebula.bsp and the graphs folder into your Half-Life\valve\maps or Half-Life\valve_addon\maps folder.
  • Start Half-Life
  • In the console, type map comp35_urbanebula

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

Screenshots

WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.

1600 x 900

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

6 recommendations, average score: 3.83 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.14 (what's that?)
Total Downloads
  • 696
    Overall
  • 2
    Today
  • 13
    Last 7 days
  • 40
    Last 30 days
  • 696
    365 days
Meta Review Data
Statistics based on 5 comment(s) with meta review data.

Installed:
Using Gauge: Users
Manually: 5 Users

Time Taken:
Average: 0 Hours, 16 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 10 Mins by vancanucksfan
Longest: 0 Hours, 30 Mins by Jass
Total Time Played: 1 Hours, 20 Mins
If you believe this release is missing important tags, please suggest them in a comment?
Jump to a review
Play It LaterPlay It LaterPlay It LaterPlay It LaterMaybe?Play It Later

9 Comments

  1. mouldy

    A short but sweet map. Liked the light mix of puzzle, gunplay and small rewards if the player decided backtracking was a thing they wanted to explore.
    Got hung up for a moment when it came to the return trip to the crystal laser. I don’t know if anyone else would get stuck longer than I did. It took me a bit to realize what needed to be done, because the crystal was seemingly given greater visual importance over the actual object toward the solution.

  2. In my opinion, this is a very good map. Nice lighting, good sounds, great atmosphere. The battle is balanced, the rooms are rich in detail. I don’t know how many maps the author has made, but this map is a good job!

  3. Play It Later

    This was a really good map and was very fun to play through. It’s one of those maps that is a win for me because of its simplicity; the plot is simple, the mapping, albeit really well done and a bit more modern, has a typical Black Mesa setting and the combat is just Xen creatures. There are also some puzzles here and there for variety, and they definitely make the player’s experience better. Its length (5-10 minutes) is identical for a map. The only real “complain” I have is the map’s abrupt ending.

    Overall, if you’re looking for a great map to play and have some minutes to spare, then this is it.

    1. In “Identical” I actually wanted to write “just perfect”. I was looking for the right word but I didn’t find it. Oh well….

  4. Play It Later

    It’s a decent but unspectacular little map. You are always short on ammo and health kits are hard to come by, so you need to be careful. It’s still kind of funny after all these years to see an office belonging to “G. Newell”

  5. Play It Later

    A small but enjoyable little map. It looks pretty decent and has good gameplay.
    There isn’t a lot to say about this map. It feels like it’s a part of a bigger map, with it’s abrupt ending. It’s very simple and will give you about 10 minutes of gameplay to pass the time with.
    So yes, it’s worth a play, but don’t expect much.

  6. Play It Later

    its a good mod is stil better than HDTF and again a good,well elaborate mod that kills the time if you have another more shorts mod to play.
    if you asked me i will keep this for play later maybe when you are bored
    soo yeah i’m bad at reviews and bad at english writting (probally)

  7. Maybe?

    A very, very short level that literally takes 15 or less minutes to complete and only has a handful of enemies.

    Not a bad map, not alot going on, but not alot to complain about either. Some vent crawling, lock smashing, button pressing and traversing to be had. I’d like to see more from this map maker as they show good potential for even bigger projects!

  8. Hec
    Play It Later

    Nice little map with a coherent layout.

    That’s it.

    Perfect for Play it Latter.

Reply without including a Recommendation and MetaReview Data

Recommendation System

You must be registered and logged in to use the Recommendation System.
Why not register now? It's free and easy. If you are already registered then please login.


Comment Formatting Guide

Well formatted comments are much easier to read. Please copy and paste the HTML Tags to use in your comment

  • HEADER: <div class="fix"></div><div class="sbe3">TEXT HERE</div>
  • BOLD: <strong>TEXT HERE</strong>
  • ITALIC: <em>TEXT HERE</em>
  • SPOILER: <span class="spoiler">TEXT HERE</span>