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« on: May 08, 2010, 07:47:50 PM »

Not counting the official ones of course (ie CS etc).

It was awhile since I played HL2 and I am currently finishing the main campaign that I never managed to finish earlier.
I am also curious about what mods(free) that are good you guys recommend. Preferably something Sci FI or something more unusual.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 08:01:39 PM »

research and development
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 08:09:16 PM »

Research and Development is pretty damn good, probably because it was done by an actual professional developer.

MINERVA: Metastasis is also pretty fun and the guy who did that got a job at Valve.

Coastline to Atmosphere is pretty popular but I've never completed it.

Dear Esther is pretty trippy but isn't a traditional mod as there is no combat.  It really hit me emotionally, though, and isn't very long at all.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 11:10:23 PM »

I'm assuming you are writing about single player mods.

Quote from: jersoc on May 08, 2010, 08:01:39 PM

research and development

Quote from: Sarkus on May 08, 2010, 08:09:16 PM

Research and Development is pretty damn good, probably because it was done by an actual professional developer.

MINERVA: Metastasis is also pretty fun and the guy who did that got a job at Valve.

Coastline to Atmosphere is pretty popular but I've never completed it.

Dear Esther is pretty trippy but isn't a traditional mod as there is no combat.  It really hit me emotionally, though, and isn't very long at all.

I agree with all of the above but I can't say anything about Dear Esther because I haven't played it.

I'd like to add recommendations for Offshore, Mission Improbable, The Citizen, and Strider Mountain.

Here's a page you might want to look at.

http://www.planetphillip.com/browse/complete-modwall/

There are also lots of mods on that page that are just maps that can be played in a short time.  I would recommend Powerstation 17 and Redox.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 07:04:46 AM »

FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod

If you have a x64 bit OS and the other stuff then get version 10. I'm running it now. Awesome graphics. I'm replaying HL2 because of it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 07:05:49 AM »

Quote from: jersoc on May 08, 2010, 08:01:39 PM

research and development

this was pretty fun back in the HL1 days.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 06:26:10 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on May 10, 2010, 07:04:46 AM

FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod

If you have a x64 bit OS and the other stuff then get version 10. I'm running it now. Awesome graphics. I'm replaying HL2 because of it.

Is this more of a tech demo then? I can't imagine what benefits 64 would bring but yes I do run one. Having trouble right now in fact with SQL Server Express 64 if someone here is an expert slywink.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 08:56:20 PM »

No it is a full graphics overhaul. You can also replace all NPCs with new graphics. And there are about 7 different Alyx's to choose from..even normal ones that are just updated.

It requires 64 bit for memory usage. takes a lot to run the high graphics. If you just have 32 bit you can run version 8 or so I think.

Heres a good site for mods....
http://halflife2.filefront.com/#Top-10-Downloads

I used to play The Hidden mod in HL1. Not tried this one but the old one was fun. Its a MP mod.

This one here looks funny. A guy replaced ALL sounds in HL2 with his voice. Ahaha the video is funny.

THIS Wiki list a lot of the mods. Single player and MP.

I would look into these as they are some of the better ones........

Eclipse
Minerva ...which i played and loved.
Dystopia

And finally 2 zombie themed ones. I played both last year and loved them both. smile

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 11:24:57 PM »

Quote from: marcusjm on May 10, 2010, 06:26:10 PM

Is this more of a tech demo then? I can't imagine what benefits 64 would bring but yes I do run one. Having trouble right now in fact with SQL Server Express 64 if someone here is an expert slywink.



it's a full mod, and it also requires a beefy system to run at full settings.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 11:50:27 PM »

Here's some pics I just took from it. Mostly Alyx. Um..there are like 7 models for her. I replaced a different model for each episode she shows up in. It just happens that in this area she is wearing a sheer top smile So I'll spoiler it since it is NSFW. And the pic of Dog holding up the door would make a great wallpaper in the big 1920 x 1200 version I have. And there's one pic of Ravenholm in there.

Spoiler for Hiden:








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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 11:53:18 PM »

I'd suggest Natural Selection but they've gone retail standalone away from the Source engine.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 05:25:09 AM »

Just my opinion, but I hate it when 14 year olds start modding NPC's in games.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 02:06:47 PM »

The changes to Alyx are the main reason I never tried the FakeFactory mods.  Valve went to great lengths to make her realistically attractive (and succeeded), while the FakeFactory guys just made her look like a half-naked slut.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 09:50:11 PM »

She comes in 2 normal old Alyx models too. One is normal just better graphics and the other is normal with new clothes..not slutty ones.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 11:58:00 PM »

Quote from: Sarkus on May 11, 2010, 05:25:09 AM

Just my opinion, but I hate it when 14 year olds start modding NPC's in games.  Roll Eyes

they're good for a laugh at least.
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