Operation Nova

for Half-Life

15th September 2008

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

Author’s Notes:
A single-player episode for Half-Life 1. The episode takes place during the events featured in the original Half-Life; specifically, the episode entitled On a Rail. The player plays John Skinner, a cleaner who wears a similar HEV suit to Freeman, and is hence mistaken for him by the military. Skinner’s objective is to destroy a surface-to-air missile launcher, which the military have brought in to take out the satellite delivery rocket being launched by Freeman. The episode features voice acting performed by experienced voice actors (including some with professional voice acting experience).”

Basic Details
  • Title: Operation Nova
  • File Name: hl1-sp-operation-nova.7z
  • Original File Name: nova2008.zip
  • Size : 5.06Mb
  • Author: Ben Greenwood
  • Date Released: 14 September 2008
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Installation Instructions
  • Copy the nova folder into your Half-Life folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Operation: Nova should now be listed in your Library tab.


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WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

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
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
Play It Later
Play It Now!

20 recommendations, average score: 4.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.65 (what's that?)
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  1. Phillip says Play It!

    I haven’t played any Half-Life 1 mods for quite a long time, so this was part new mod and part reacquainting myself with the HL1 mechanics.

    There’s no doubt that this is a very good release but I had a bit of trouble with the levels transitions and even the odd HOM.

    The voice acting isn’t as good as I was hoping but it’s better than most. I enjoyed what I played and got stuck in the last screenshot. The large gun didn’t work for me (Not sure if it was supposed to – If it wasn’t then that was really a tease!)

    I don’t have the patience to just keep killing the soldiers and I culdn’t fgiure out what else I was supposed to do.

    It’s hard to get too enthusiastic over such a release becasue the game is ten years old and we get to point where everything merges into one mod. I think I’m too tired of HL1 to give it a Play It Now! recommendation.

    That said it’s very good and definitely worth your time.

  2. Marc Wirachowsky

    I just found a major bug in this mod. I sorta figured I had to get this scientist to press a button to enable a lift I just found to to go down but he refuses to go into the building even with prodding to get him to go in. I had to prod hgim into going down the stairs.

  3. Ben Greenwood

    Which part are you referring to? As far as I’m aware there isn’t a part where you need to get a scientist to go down some stairs, and then get a lift to go down. Can you post a screenshot of the part you mean?

  4. Marc Wirachowsky

    I just realized I wasn’t SUPPOSED to get over there because I CHEATED, but now I’m going the RIGHT way. Now I’m stuck again I got the scientist to open up the elevator gets electricuted and got 30 secs and I had to use the barnacles in the elevator shaft for something.

  5. Andrew

    I’m stuck at the same place. Up the barnacle, no leverage to swing into the high window/doorway. Go thud on distant floor below. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Oops. hints.txt is your friend. All I need to do is figure out exactly what to shoot…

  6. Marc Wirachowsky


    After a couple of hours I just realized the solution Andrew. You let one of the barnacles get you and when when you get to the opening you shoot the button behind the glass and this activates the lift then shoot the barnacle that has you and when you fall the lift will be at the opening to cushion your tiny fall.

    And thanks for telling me that Andrew. I’m now going to read it.

  7. Andrew
    Play It Now!

    Yup Yup Yup. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be … or something like that. I’d even forgotten what an HL1 headcrab looked like. Not to mention how to fool the HL1 vorts. But it all comes back and it’s a deal of fun. The backtracking is controversial for some no doubt. On the other hand, the lightning fast map loads are something I wish HL2 had going for it.

    Nice blast from the past!!

  8. Ben Greenwood

    Thanks for playing guys. And thanks for the rating, Andrew. Sorry it took so long to work out that puzzle, Marc. I hope it was satisfying when you did. The thing is, I really wanted to do something different with this mod, with regards the gameplay. FPS gameplay is always the same, shoot, get someone to open a door, press a button, etc., so I wanted to add in some variety with the puzzles.

  9. AI
    Play It Now!

    Ben, a question, when you are in the arena area, with the chopper overhead, the inactive big gun and the big door with no switch, How do you get Barney to open the door?? I had to “clip” thru it to continue, and that’s what I don’t like to do!! Other than that it was an enjoyable romp, Thanks! 🙂 I also enjoy the oldies feel and am currently playing all my DukeNukem games!!

  10. Okay, I’m surprised other readers haven’t commented on this mod yet. Anyway, thanks to Ben for helping me with the machine gun I have now finished the mod.

    I enjoyed it and commend the author for making a tight, well balanced mod.

    I do however have a couple of gripes.

    The first is the elevator and barnacles. I feel that is was a design flaw to only give the player 20 seconds to figure out what to do but also only give them one chance. At no point have I, as a player, been promed by this mod to use the barnacles as ways of getting up. Yes, perhaps in other mods but my first assumption was that I could get “Picked up” by the barnacle and then kill it just before I reached the top and then swing across.

    It took a few tries to workout that was not what I should have been doing. I feel that any event where the player is killed and simply has to start again is a design flaw. I’m not talking about points where the player knows what they have to do but finds it difficult, that’s completely different. The player should have been given clues just before this puzzle. The scientist should have stayed alive longer and said something like “Shit, the elevator is broken! There’s a switch at the next floor that would raise it automatcially. mmm I wonder how we could get up there?”

    The next gripe is with the jump from the broken ladder to the detonator. I found it really difficult and simply died a number of time. Again, killing the player because of a simply error like this I believe is counter productive. I have often stopped playing mods for exactly the same reason. Why not put some water at the bottom of the shaft that drops the health points by 10 but still allows me to try again. By killing the player I have nothing to lose if I miss because I can simply do it again. IF on the other hand I lose helath points each time I miss then I may feel a little apprehensive.

    You coulkd counter by saying that a player could quick save just before jumping and quick loading if they miss. This is true but you can’t control those types of players anyway.

    I found shooting the troop drop and little boring and felt that even though the door was destroyed it somehow became fixed again later in the levels.

    One of the assassins took about 10 point blank shotgun shots to die, but I presume that was a bug.

    Even though I gave it a Play It LAter recommendation, that’s more becasue of feeling jaded with HL1 itself than the mod.

    Anybody reading this who still loves HL1, should play it.

  11. Maybe?

    Half-Life was released in November 19th, 1998. In two months from now, Half-Life will be celebrating it’s tenth anniversary as a released video game. So, I think I’m justified when my first words regarding Operation Nova is “Christ, people still make these?”.

    Operation Nova is in a long line of modifications that take place in Black Mesa, presumably in order to avoid making their own textures, specifically operating as a side story to Gordon Freeman’s satellite-launching endeavor during the “On A Rail” chapter. You play John Skinner, the one of many HEV-suited inexplicitly-skilled-in-firearms janitors that frequent Black Mesa, and you start the game off on a toilet.

    Before I dive into my usual hatred and negativity, lets express whats good about this modification. The level design, though bland and seen before so many times, ranges from functional to comfortable with the offices getting a particular mention as being the highlight of this mod’s level design. The puzzles are creative and quite fun to solve. The difficulty is nicely leveled though it may prove too easy for the more insane veterans of Half-Life and placement of weapons and enemies leaves little to be upset about.

    A particular note should be said for the modification’s touted “experianced voice acting’. Indeed, play the modification and you’ll hear voice acting that outshines a good deal of modifications. However, the voice acting is constrained by a bad dialogue writer and an unnecessary adoption of the stereotypical posh-voiced British scientist and the angry American security guard which will leave a bad taste for most people. The dialogue of the scientists specifically left me questioning whether these British scientists were developed as a way of poking fun at the stereotype in general like Mike & Pete’s Half-Life Sound Pack. As badly written as it is, the dialogue is more then functional for providing movement to the plot and steering our John Skinner here into effective locations of which he can stretch his murderous impulses.

    Also, this mod is short. Real short. I completed it in about twenty minutes.

    In summary, it’s okay. It does nothing out of the ordinary besides it’s voice acting, of which I really can’t recommend the modification for that. Play it if you have an obsessive need to play every Half-Life modification in existance or if you have a liking for voice acting in modifications. Otherwise, you really should be playing Heart Of Evil.

  12. Ben Greenwood

    AI, the machine gun isn’t inactive. It’s just a little temperamental, unfortunately. Basically, you have to step back a couple of paces before you can use it. It was the same with some of the machine guns in Half-Life. I’m certain some of them didn’t work every time you pressed use right behind them. Not that I’m trying to make excuses or anything. Actually I’ve been re-doing the map today a little, and have figured out a way to make it operate easier. I think I’m going to release a “minor update” version in a week with improvements based on what people have said.

    Philip, you give a good suggestion about the barnacles. With the minor update I’m planning, I might see if I can get a voice actor to say that “”****, the elevator is broken! There’s a switch at the next floor that would raise it automatcially. mmm I wonder how we could get up there?””, and then add it in. That’d only take a couple of minutes to add. And quite a few people have commented on it. I mean, not that people are really negative because I think people do like the puzzles, but you’re right, it would be better if there were better hints.

    With the jump from the ladder to the detonator, that’s fair enough. I thought it might be annoying, but none of the playtesters mentioned it so I left it. That said I’ll look into making it easier. Should be pretty easy to fix. BTW also I don’t believe quick-saving makes for good gameplay myself, when I played HL1 I tried to do it only using the autosaves so I want people to be able to do my episode the same way and not be frustrated.

    Finally, the door after the Osprey doesn’t get destroyed, Barney opens it after seeing the Osprey come down, and then it closes automatically after you go through.

    Anyway thanks for the feedback. I think I’ll just keep checking people’s comments for the next week and then release a final mini-update sunday or so.

  13. Finally, the door after the Osprey doesn’t get destroyed, Barney opens it after seeing the Osprey come down, and then it closes automatically after you go through.

    My apologies, I just assumed that. When the Osprey crashed the door was gone. Sorry.

  14. but none of the playtesters mentioned it so I left it

    Maybe they were hardcore players and not noobs like me! 🙂

  15. I’ve added some more images, that takes the player to the end of the mod.

    Ben, sorry to be always complaining but….

    Image 16 show what happens if the player moves back just as the bullsquid falls through the ceiling. It’s possible to let him land on you and kill him without him inflicting any damage. I thought you’d like to know.

  16. AI

    Thanks for the reply, I’ll give it another try, you helped out an old man(hehe) 😉

  17. Ben Greenwood

    Fluffy, thanks for your comments. The only thing I disagree with is about the script being badly written- I mean, you don’t like it, and that’s fair enough, but that doesn’t mean you can objectively say it’s bad. About the mod being for an old game, yeah that’s a fair point. I only really finished the mod off because I started it ages ago, took and a break from it and just thought iit seemed silly not to finish it off and release it. As for the voices, they’re just supposed to be like the original ones. I thought that would make it seem more authentic to the original game. Personally I think the Barney voice in particular is unbelievably good (I didn’t do it myself so that’s not me showing off), but that’s just me. Anyway dude, I appreciate your comments because you backed everything up with arguments, and gave the episode a fair crack. BTW I’m glad you enjoyed the puzzles, and thanks for calling them creative. They’re what I’m most proud of in the mod. I really wanted to avoid the usual grunt-fest style thing we often see with HL1 mods.

    Philip, thanks for the info about the screw-ups, I appreciate it. I’ll easily fix that Bullsquid problem.

  18. Good to have ya here Ben.Thanks for the updates

  19. I disliked the script because, as I said, it conforms to odd stereotyping. Lines like “Let us leave Officer * to his beverages, shall we?” and “The concurred-apon plan…” made me burst out laughing in sheer disbelief. Don’t get me wrong, the voices themselves are very well-done, it’s just the dialogue they had to say that I disliked.

    The beginning segment was a joke, I have no problem with playing new Half-Life 1 modifications. I rather prefer them since they’re quicker to download and often quicker to play, thus allowing me more time of the day to spend on multiple hour S.T.A.L.K.E.R binges.

  20. Ben Greenwood

    No problem, andyb.

    And well, Fluffy, I think that’s harsh criticism to say you burst out laughing in disbelief, or to describe something as “a joke” but thanks for the feedback all the same.

  21. Ben,if you had seen any of his “reviews” you would know to pay no attention to him in public.He is very critical of almost EVERY SINGLE MOD.I actually cant remember one he had anything good to say about to be honest.

    c’est la vie

    Edit:Just reread his post and that actually is one of his better posts.I think that may actually be a compliment lol.

  22. Gypsy Jim
    Play It Now!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this nostalgic romp in HL1 territory, though would have struggled without having found the hints file after repeated deaths in the lift that everyone else seems to have had problems with….I never figured the machine gun out but managed to down the Osprey with the weapons I had, admittedly not on my first attempt, more like 6th….

  23. Play It Now!

    I really liked it.Nice to play something different for a change.

  24. Ade

    Hi, Ben. I’ll be playing your mod tonight, hopefully.
    When Fluffy said “The beginning segment was a joke” he referred to his own comment (and not your mod) about how new HL1 mods still appear these days and if you would check the archive you would see that several mods were released this year and not just lost & found & added here..
    I, for one, am not tired yet and even if I will get tired someday, another release will still make me happy, because it keeps the HL spirit alive as it should. And will gladly give it a play, for old time’s sake.

  25. Ben Greenwood

    Ah ok thanks, Ad3. Sorry about misinterpreting that, Fluffy.

    I’m surprised you can’t just play old HL1 mods with the Source engine. It’d be cool if someone made something that would let you do that.

  26. Stef
    Play It Later

    Ben I had really a good time playing you episode and even if there was some little flaws you should be really proud to build this! I have add a little review to my blog (just click on my name in this post 😉 and think it’s really the less I could to retribute you effort…Thanks man

  27. Ade

    I solved the trip mine puzzle and it felt good to do it on my own. But the next one was more than a pickle.
    To think that my first attempts with the barnacle were to push that button up there! And one time I actually did it.. and nothing happened. Then I asked myself, what am I doing wrong. The second attempt was to swing over, but that didn’t work.. I even cheated to get on that floor (which I rarely, close to never! do) and I still received that hintless message.. Finally, I used the hints.txt.. Now that’s a way too difficult puzzle 😐

  28. Ben Greenwood

    Fair enough, ad3, I think maybe there should have been more priming about shooting the glass, as Philip suggested. Glad you enjoyed the tripmine one though.

    And thanks for the detailed review Stef, lots of useful feedback there.

  29. Ade

    Another thing, even though I’ve seen only 2 of the puzzles (I started playing it late), I must say this: they’re well thought, the ideas are great and original, BUT they’re implemented a bit wrong.
    1. the trip mines: First, you put 2 horizontal trip mines in front that can hint the player he could go through them, so I tried that for about 6 times (the gap between them could’ve been smaller, or maybe have 3 trip mines?). Second, you put them behind the door, if I remember, so that the player might think he could try and blow them up without much damage, instead, they blow up the ones behind the player, too. I, for one, still don’t know the radius of a trip mine explosion, so I kept trying this solution, too 😐
    2. the barnacleS: First, why use two barnacles? It makes the player try both, the nearest one being the first. Second, you have only 2 seconds to see that fire glass, because the barnacle’s tongue or whatever is taking up half a screen as you go up 😐
    3. I usually don’t give up that easy on puzzles, but I was tired and have already read some of the comments and made an opinion about the puzzles and I apologize for that.
    Will continue this mod more open-minded, I promise.

    A hint for PP: have a note in the beginning of the post that could mention if the mod has a readme.txt or hints.txt or whatever. Please 😛

  30. KingDaniel
    Play It Now!

    I’d just like to make a comment about the barnacle puzzle. It took me ages to figure it out, but that was the point — it was a *puzzle*. If Ben takes Phillip’s suggestion and signposts it any more it stops being a puzzle and becomes a task, with no thinking involved. The point of the puzzles was that they’re not the normal FPS ones.

    I don’t think the mod should be diluted to appeal more to the brain-dead ” You Have to Burn the Rope” crowd (it’s a flash game – Google it). That’s the difference between mods and games — mods shouldn’t have to sink to the lowest common denominator.

    I thought Nova was a great little episode — polished, well made and great fun. It sometimes did things a little differently to HL — but that was the point. That’s what made it unique and stand out from the crowd.

    I did have some trouble with the jump off the broken ladder (I think I died twice) — but while all of you have yelled “that’s difficult — change it!” I said “That’s part of the game — another challenge to overcome”. Anyone who played HL1 to the end will know it was full of difficult jumps.

    I thought the acting was fine, and the characters and script fitted in with HL1 perfectly.

  31. Ade
    Play It Later

    Now that I’ve finished it, I can finally rate it. But first, my opinions about this controversial mod, in the order of appearance.
    Niiiice intro, very original!
    I had a bug about one scientist, too. He wouldn’t want to go further at first, but I finally managed to get him open a door for me.
    Some backtracking, which you don’t see every day.
    I liked the idea of getting hints of what to do next from the dialogues.
    The machine gun worked indeed if I took a step back.
    It’s hard to believe none of the testers complained about the broken ladder.. I saw no purpose in that, just a simple mistake of design.
    Blowing up such a big vehicle – surface-to-air missile launcher, I think – was never easier 😐
    Game crashed when I came back to the elevator, after the detonation.
    The end scene was original, also. Spoiler: I liked that feeling of sneaking in the back of a truck in a setting full of grunts. End spoiler.
    That’s it?.. And this can and does mean 2 things: 1. I liked it and wanted more. 2. I was expecting something.. better, from what I’ve read. More immersive, spectacular, puzzling, hard and what not.
    The feeling throughout this mod is different and new, but only from time to time. The mapping and the fights are average. No new models or weapons. Good voice acting, but why give British accent to a scientist which has American accent when you use him?
    In conclusion, this mod has some memorable moments: the intro, the outro, the puzzles (3 or so) and the story & instructions mix. I see great potential that hasn’t been exploited enough in this mod, so I’ll give it a “Play it when you have time”. Awaiting Op. Nova 2 😀

  32. nige
    Play It Now!

    Just finished this mod I thought it was good.Found the broke ladder not too hard to jump.Took me a while to
    find the broken pipe and maybe a cut scene at the end would have been nice.Thanks for the great mod.

  33. erc

    It has been nearly two years since I’ve played any HLSP. However, this one looks like those old-school, decent, one-man efforts from the first years of the game. Guess I’ll re-install Half-Life soon.

  34. Anonymous

    At the end, when you’re supposed to sneak into the military’s trucks to get away, if you’ve saved up all your ammo for the crossbow, you can snipe all of them from the manhole without getting their attention.

    Unfortunately, you don’t really find any Easter Eggs or anything, but it’s entertaining to note…
    ***End Spoiler***

  35. you can snipe all of them

    I don’t think that’s supposed to happen. I tried and when I killed the last one the game finished and said I had failed to utilize the…..(Something something).

    the point I got was that you were supposed to leave them alive so they could drive you out.

  36. bkadar
    Play It Now!

    good fun any more on the way?

  37. bkadar

    upon finishing , and messing about, I feel you did a hell of a job on this.well rounded,makes one think of the first time they played hl and how to solve or what to do.overall fun. this ones gonna stay on the games list.thanks for the time you put into this.gg

  38. clunkfish
    Play It Later

    I thought this one was OK. Short and mostly sweet – the only glitch being the Osprey. I could only get the gun to work by pressing my Use key when at the barrel end so could never aim it at the plane, and had to noclip through the big door. I agree that the negative comments about the dialogue are unwarranted: it’s fine both in writing and delivery.

  39. Mel
    Play It Later

    Having read all the above comments before finishing this mod I was not too sure what to expect, with lots of talk about puzzles and a few minor bugs I though; not another mod I won’t finish. I am pleased to say that I very much enjoyed this mod, in ways it was simplistic but all the better for being so. The story was well keep too with continuity via good voice acting, yes I know it was different and not what we have come to expect, but it was still good. I did not find the puzzles that difficult and would have thought all the gamers that recently slogged their way through ” The Trap” would have found them easy. OK I did need the hint sheet on the lift-shaft sequence but that was it, also I did not come across any bugs worth mentioning.

    This is no classic, it does not have much in the way of new content, voice acting aside, and neither does the designs and textures within advance the realms of mapping, mostly we have typical HL1 settings seen in hundreds of previous custom mods. So what if any thing makes Operation Nova worth playing, for me it was a pleasure to play a mod with not just a story but a story line kept too by the author such that mod appears to be built about the story, has opposed to the common approach ” here is the story now forget about it”

    This must be the first mod/mappack I have finished in about the last 6 custom games hl2/hl1. I have got feed up lately with the number of mods that were too bugger, too puzzle orientated or just not interesting enough to bother finishing. This game for me was fun, complete, story driven with a fine balance between combat, puzzle solving and climbing about. I personally don’t think the author should spend any more time on this mod its ok has it stand, much sooner see you spend the time on giving us a new mod, I am sure it would be great.

  40. Gonome

    GOOD mode! I want continue!

  41. jonastro
    Play It Now!

    plz help me …!!!!

    how do I blow up the door .. I cant complete the mission ….. I read the hint. txt and went through the sewage tunnel …. but nothing happens except a soldier waiting there for me … I can see a missile truck … but I cant do anything with it … plz help ……

  42. jonastro

    lol …. I figured out the way …. enjoyed vry much …

    n1 MOD ….

  43. shawn
    Think Twice

    Too clever by half in that it’s often painfully difficult without being very interesting. Uses infinite marine spawning in one location as a substitute for creative mapping and gameplay. Several of the puzzles are so arcane a hint.txt was needed. I didn’t enjoy this mod.

  44. Carolyn
    Play It Now!

    Spoiler alert….I really enjoyed this mod up until the end and I hit a wall. In the room with the pipe, I pushed the detonator, and I can see the crack in the big pipe, but nothing, absolutely nothing will break open that pipe, not the crowbar, nor any amount of shooting in a hundred different patterns. So disappointing to not be able to finish it. Any advice?
    BTW, I had no trouble bringing the osprey down.
    Spoiler about the osprey…

    You have to time it right so you run out when the osprey disappears from sight to the upper left. Then grab the machine gun from about 2 steps behind. Shoot patiently as it circles at the rotors. There will be no spawning unless you shoot at or kill the soldiers on the ground before you bring the osprey down.

  45. kamal

    pleaze can you give me the soletion of maps

  46. Play It Now!

    I got two problems when playing – blowing up osprey and missle launcher. After all I solved both of these problems with my handgun 🙂 . And shotgun help me with that “elevator-and-barnacle” puzzle. Very good episode – fun, dynamic and original. Minor flaws do not spoil the overall good impression.

  47. Play It Later

    These military settings are exactly what I like most in HL and altho you can shoot down an Osprey and an Apache in here, it confused me somehow.
    Sometimes I didn’t knew what to do as I had sound a bit too quiet to listen what the scientists / Barneys say 😛
    Thanks that there’s a hints.txt added hehe
    Overall average mod, nothing special and too short for my taste

    -Military setting – soldiers, tanks, aircrafts
    -Solid level design, scripts & gameplay
    -Plenty of shotgun ammo – hooray! 🙂
    -Perfect dose of action

    -Elevator scenes, eeek! (Barnacle + 2000 feet ladders meh)
    -Long ventilation shafts 😛 or partly long walks
    -It’s very short
    -People can’t figure out what to do sometimes

    The last 10 soldiers are easy if you save all crossbow ammo 😉

  48. PROS

    -the voice acting its good
    -i like the how the objective of the mod is destroying a military veichle that may destroy the rocket from hl1
    -the level design was good it felt vavle-ish


    -the machine gun in the osprey part didnt worked (i have no idea why)
    – the elevator shaft-barnacle part was stupid


    It was a bit short but hey! quality over quantity

  49. Play It Now!

    It was nice good voice acting, and well made.

  50. Play It Now!

    Voice acting, story, level design, difficulty, it’s almost perfect. For the story, it’s amazing how they’re able to blend in the canon timeline without messing it. SAM rockets going to shoot down the satellite delivery rocket launched by Freeman and the player’s task is to destroy the SAM. Difficulty, it’s pretty balanced. Try playing on hard even there’s a bit of a gruntfest. They are really not that hard. The puzzles are quite absurd. There is one puzzle at the elevator with barnacles which is quite unique because you don’t find that in other mods. But at least provide a walkthrough or a hint on how to get past the elevator puzzle because I got stuck there for several minutes, failing every 20 seconds. Overall, this is an excellent mod.

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