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Mod and Map Archetypes

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

Let me start by saying that this article will not list archetypes, but is a call to the PP community to help define them.

The reason I am asking is because I read this BBC article and it started me thinking about how we could apply that to Half-Life maps and mods.

Ideally, we would have no more than 7, as I could then write a 7 Series article, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves.

6th November 2011

15 Comments

Operation Gargantua – Half-Life

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

You have been given a mission of entering a military base and destroying a Gargantua.

The base is well protected and you will need to keep your wits about you.

Intelligence suggests there are plenty of weapons and ammo within the base.

Good Luck!

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Total Downloads: 7896th November 2011
13 Comments and 10 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

The MapTap Winner is

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

I officially launched MapTap on 1st October 2011. It is designed to make using SP maps a LOT easier.

I’s been fairly successful but I feel I should have done more work before the launch to ensure that enough tested files were available.

Herr_Alien and I have been working very hard behind the scenes and the next update will be a big step forward. We have about 5 new features planned for future updates too.

Anyway, back on the first of the month, I said there would be a game giveaway to one random Map Tap user.

Considering how unsuccessful the last two attempts at selecting a winner were, it is time to try a new way.

SEND ME YOUR ID AND KEY

To find your details, go to the About button. It will display your ID and Key.

6th November 2011

29 Comments

7 Reasons I hope Ep3 is the last Half-Life game – The 7 Series

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

The title of this post has got to have shocked you.

“Phillip must want the Half-Life games to keep coming.”

Yes, I do, but on a fixed schedule. Every 3 years is about right for me. Fixed engine too – no updates to break mods or any of those shenanigans.

But the world and Valve don’t revolve around what I want – quite right too!

So, here are 7 reasons I hope Ep3 is the last Half-Life game.

Don’t forget to add your own in the comments.

6th November 2011

24 Comments

You Die – Opposing Force

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

You and your squad have been pushed back into retreat by Xenian forces.

You wake up in a small base you have taken shelter in to find that something is off, the lights are dim, there’s blood everywhere, all your fellow soldiers are dead. What happened here, what happened to your squad.

You must escape before you end up the same way as your buddies.

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Total Downloads: 2685th November 2011
6 Comments and 5 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

Poll Question 248 – Do you take a break after playing long mods or games?

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

I’ve just finished a really long and great book. I feel a little relieved that I have finished it, but also sad because the story has finished, at least for the time being.

As much as I love reading I couldn’t start a new book for a few days, even a short one – I need time to “digest” what I have just experienced. I need time to look for the plot holes and consider the actions of the protagonists.

5th November 2011

8 Comments

7 Things we do in Half-Life we wouldn’t dream of doing in real life – The 7 Series

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

I like a certain level of realism in my gaming but more related to abstract things rather than weapon recoil or other details like that.

For me, it’s more about never having crates in room whose doors are obviously too small to allow a crate to fit through – stuff like that.

1st November 2011

22 Comments

Grass House – Half-Life 2

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

“Gordan Freeman is relaxing with his friends, when suddenly he hears the sounds of headcrab cannons.

One grazes his head, and he falls unconscious.

When he wakes up, all he hears is the sound of moaning.”

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Total Downloads: 2671st November 2011
6 Comments and 6 recommendations, most say "Avoid It!"

No Chance – Half-Life

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

Starting in a stairway and corridor, you just have to slowly work your way through the building.

Beware though, alien enemies are constantly appearing and making you life difficult and those army grunts aren’t too friendly either!

Can you reach the outside?

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Total Downloads: 56631st October 2011
11 Comments and 9 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

CloneVille Idea

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

SPOILER ALERT: As I was playing TWHL Mix yesterday, there’s a part at the end where one of the scientists seems to get cloned.

Being an idiot I jumped into the cloning machine in the hope of being cloned.

31st October 2011

3 Comments

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