Half-Life: Escape

for Half-Life

1st January 1998

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  1. Bruno


  2. Ummm here I need you help Phillip the file and size are not correct and looking for other HL mod calling escape you find at escape a file that doesn’t have the same exe but give as download link the one mentioned here above :http://www.filecloud.com/files/file.php?user_file_id=146086

    for more info about this one :


    If this is the right one!

  3. phillip look for this one please

  4. Mel
    Avoid It!

    Just too bugger/needed god mode/problems with crashing/config/levels change/load-save game

  5. Sengoku

    Is the same than /posts/escape-by-dmc-interactive-half-life/


  6. Is the same than /posts/escape-by-dmc-interactive-half-life/

    No, that’s why it has a different post title. Sometimes authors release mods of the same name and this is how I make a difference; by adding the author in one of the titles.

  7. I think the link is out of date. It leads me to an overtake.zip file for a Star Wars game…

  8. Gilfrarry

    I have a 15.47Mb file called escape_dt_.exe that refers to DMC, but it isn’t the most recent release.

    There have been discussions on this post and, especially, the escape-by-dmc post about the confusion over this mod. Both posts contain broken file links and outdated information about the same mod, “Half-Life: Escape.”

    Here is the author’s site: http://www.dmcia.de/escape/

  9. Gilfrarry

    You’re right, Phillip. There ARE two escape mods. I stand corrected.
    Thank you, Olrick, for pointing me to the right file. My last comment was made in ignorance of your link, which was probably in the moderation queue at the time.

    Here are the basic details from Fileplanet:
    * Title: Escape (according to the liblist.gam)
    * File Name: escape.zip
    * Size: 5.80 MB
    * Author: Mark Whitling
    * Date Released: 12/13/2001
    * Download: http://www.fileplanet.com/82720/80000/fileinfo/Escape

  10. Avoid It!

    This is terrible! I don’t know what more annoying, the odd gameplay itself or the many bugs.
    At first there is much hope as a cute lil cutscene appears. But then it gets frustrating quick.
    What it’s all about? Escaping..okay, but that’s easier said than done here.
    First of all find a HEV suit and some weapons. Then make your way through the odd areas which mostly are badly designed. The lighting is okay though.
    Whatever, I’m not sure what the author was thinking how this mod is supposed to be played.
    It’s barely playable at all due to the many bugs and also other essential things.
    These things are: terrible balancing, a missing story and no atmosphere to only name a few!
    There’s much more..
    For example, the flashlight didn’t work for me, I even could fix it in the config file.
    That’s a problem because you have to crawl through vents which are jus dark.
    Another thing is the quickload, it doesn’t work too. Maybe in earlier maps of this mod it did.
    But as I tried to finally finish the mod, in map skill5, it just didn’t work! It kept loading the autosave, where the map starts! Not to forget many game crashs…

    All in all, it’s absolutely a joke! I guess there was no testing, and yes I had to noclip often…

    ***AVOID IT!***

    -A few nice looking areas, outdoor
    -Some tough combat
    -A few puzzles

    -Bugs! The mod should be called “Starship Troopers 4”; Okay, to name so bugs: game crashs, mapchange, flashlight and quickload doesn’t work,
    -Balancing, there’s almost no health and you always play on “hard” if I’m right
    -Boring mapping, design oddities and no atmosphere
    -No story – escaping okay, but c’mon..
    -Almost no puzzles
    -No fun at all, rather frustrating

  11. Ten Four Reviews

    It’s not too often an SP unit for any game falls squarely into mediocrity, so it’s surprising to see an HLSP unit that actually does, Half-Life: Escape.

    Level design is actually good considering that this is a first-time release. It starts out somewhat basic but improves as you play. Standard fare of Marines and aliens, and even a couple puzzles, so gameplay is pretty much the norm we’ve all come to expect from HLSP maps. Nothing you haven’t seen before.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Thursday, 24th January, 2002 by Calyst.

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