KilledWithStyle's HL2 mod bash

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Ok this is a thread where I plan to "Mod bash" or critique every HL2 mod that has a plubic beta/alpha release or is completely released.
It seems that HL2 mods are coming out like flies and either I have to swat them down or build them up.
This is diffrent forom the minimods page because I plan to use all conversions of HL2 on this. And, I am also critiquing the diffrent mods based on what I have seen.

I will go in order of most reciently updated as of March 14, 2005. As mods are released, I will bash them. If they are updated I will edit the post with the mod in it and post a post saing that mod whatever was updated (and tell you which post it was). At the end of every bash I will give you links to thier website and the MODdb page.

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Mod: Half-Life2 Multiplayer
Version: Unknown (probally first)
Bash
I will not give much information on this mod due to the fact that thier website is down, but this is the first mod released for HL2.
I think this mod is usless because I don't believe that many of those developers have put much time into it unlike Sven Co-op will.
Mod Grade: Unknown (0/10)
File Size: Unknown
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4229/ -- MODdb
Hl2mp-mod.de.vu -- "homepage"
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Mod: ARGG - Adnans Rotational Gravity Gun
Version: v1.0
Bash
Usless. All you do is rotate the object you are holding in single player.
The only thing that is good is the fact that Garry's mod incorporates this.
Mod Grade: Usless (0/10)
File Size: 3.66 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4405/ -- MODdb
http://skew.telefragged.com/mods/hl2/ARGG/ -- Homepage
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Mod: CMod
Version: 1.01
Bash
I found the idea the most sub-par thing I have seen in modding.
All it does is if you have like 1 bullet missing in your ammo, you only pick up one bullet. Or if your missing 2 health you wont pick up a 25 healt kit to heal you.
Mod Grade: Usless (0/10)
File Size: 3.86 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4586/ -- MODdb
http://moddb.com/scripts/out.php?url=4586&row_up=mod_outgoing&row_go=mod_web -- Homepage
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Mod: JBMod
Version: v.05
Bash
This is the first mod to wield the stikie gun and the weld gun, but I still found this usless due to the fact that Garry's mod has the weld gun. And the stikie gun is found in the All weapons mod.
Mod Grade: Usless (0/10)
File Size: 5.29 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4526/ -- MODdb
Jbmod.hl2world.com -- Homepage
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Mod: Half-Life 2 Capture The Flag
Version: v1.2
Bash
This was the second mod that I found that was good. This mod starts you out on a battle field where you attack the enemies flag and grab it to return it to your flag. Standard CTF mode stuff. I find that the servers, however, are often laged (As is in most new mods). However I believe that the mappers should get more creative with the maps and the mod maker should start tring to add his own weapons to make it really fun.
Mod Grade: Fun (4/10)
File Size: 47 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4740/ -- MODdb
Hl2ctf.com -- Homepage
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Mod: Nine Tenths
Version: Beta 1.2
Bash
This mod is a verry good mod of the standard CTF flag feel.
You start out with tons of physics models on the map and you try to throw them in your base as fast as you can, but watch out. There will be people coming into your base to try to steal your objects. Hit them with an object or a crowbar and get your items back into your base before the time limit is up.
Or you could start out with tons of "smashable" items in your base and defend from people smashing those items. At the same time try to invade and smash thiers. I bet you will find it hard.
Mod Grade: Interesting (3/10)
File Size: 8.5 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4707/ -- MODdb
http://www.garry.tv/910/ -- Homepage
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Mod: MechMod
Version: Alpha 1.0
Bash
Dont worry about what you see. THIS MOD IS FOR HL2. Its just the beta is for Half-Life.
You start out with your favorate Mech characters from several diffrent mech series, and you battle it out either in a FFA or Team Battle. The weapons system is verry origional and complete. The only thing I have to bash about it is the fact that the melee lands blows half of the time.
The HL2 version will be quite diffrent, however. You start out in a hanger, choose your mech and attack. But that isn't it. You could invade as a human and get some unknown bonuses for "hacking" the base. You could also choose the path of a builder and help defend the base and many other things. As far as I can tell there is not that much advantage in choosing one of the 2 teams, but there are diffrences. As for what the whole mod will be, we will just have to wait and see.
Mod Grade: Has possibilities (6/10)
File Size: 64.26 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/2104/ -- MODdb
http://www.mechmod.com/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Garry's Mod/Garry's Mod CS/Garry's Mod HL: Source
Version: v7a
Bash
This was my first HL2 mod and quite frankly my favorite.
You start out by spawning ANYTHING you want. You could spawn rag dolls or even live people. Make funny scenes. Build ramps. Have jet packs. Make swings. place balones. Have physics go whild. You can do pretty much ANYTHIING on this mod and poke fun at the HL2 physics and ragdoll system.
The only thing you can't do is beat up other people. Mainly because this mod is meant only for fun.
Mod Grade: Hilarious/fun/fun (8/10)
File Size: 3.4 Mb/3.5 Mb/3.5 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4408/ -- MODdb
http://www.garry.tv/garrysmod/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Crazy Ball
Version: v0.46
Bash
This is kinda like a soccer with the gravity gun. A ball spawns inthe middle of the map and you throw your ball into the enemie's goal. Watch out though because the ball can hurt while bieng hurled at you
Update
Added a couple of maps. The ball changes color depending on who was the last one to hold it. More maps. Verry minute and I could care less changes.
Update
Bugs fixed 0.o
Mod Grade: Meh (2/10)
File Size: 3.49 MB
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4820/ -- MODdb
http://crazyball.hlgaming.com/ -- Homepage
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Mod: SourceForts
Version: v1.4.2
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I have been waiting to tell people about this one for a long time. This mod is my second favorite. You start out at your spawn. You get your building materials which consist of any physics object around.
Things like blocks, panels, and even milk bottles are used in the construction of your base. You grab them and set them up to defend your flag. (personally I am a master of death traps, which means they can grab the flag, but will find it hard pressed to get out of the onslaught of allies grenading them or shooting them). You can build bunkers, death traps, and many more ingenious ways of defending your base.
After you build, you start your attack. You rush thier base and try not to get shot. Once your in thier base you duck and evade thier attacks to find thier flag and bring it to you.
If you gain enough points (kills) you can buy better weapons only for that round. Afterwards you will have to rebuy them.
Also, if you get this mod, be shure to get the map pack on the webstie. It contains maps that are verry good for this version of CTF.

Update:
Personally I like the new 1.4 building system. Cause now you can auctally destroy thier bunkers therefor making not all bunkers indestructable. And all bunkers will be penetrable.

Update:
As for the most recient update, it doesnt have much, except: THE CRASH BUGS ARE FIXED. And I also read that version 2.0 will have better less laggy game play. w00t.
Mod Grade: Origional Fun Entertainment (9/10) (updated score)
File Size: 13.2 Mb Map Fixes: 2.5 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4747/ -- MODdb
http://www.sourcefortsmod.com -- Homepage
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Mod: All Weapons Mod
Version: Open Beta 3
Bash
All this does is remake the weapons that never made it into HL2 story. Things like the Tau Cannon, flare gun, and stikie gun. Besides that there is nothing new. When I played this mod, I kept finding a wierd bug where it would delete the weapons that the solders droped with a crowbar. So I had to cheat in order to get the weapons. Afterwards I just didnt find having a tau cannon fun.
Update
It seems that I have forgotten several things you could have done with this that I wish I origonally found. You can pioliot striders, manhacks, several diffrent vhiecles. You can do some other things that I haven't found yet. Stay tuned.
Mod Grade: umm.... yeah.... (3/10)
File Size: Unknown Mb (the website is down at the time of doing this)
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4834/ -- MODdb
http://hl2.siosphere.com/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Project 22
Version: v1? (doesn't say)
Bash
Well this mod is supposed to be a mod where you get points for skill. You have weapons from a tooth pick and katana, to a rail gun and a phase cannon.
The idea is you get more skill for the weaker the weapon. If you kill with a toothpick, you get 100 kills where as a rail gun would probally only get you 1 or 2. The kills are used with your call for ammo gun where you get ammo at the cost of a kill. Also if you die, you loose a kill.
The mod maker should have spent more time getting new weapon models and new vgui weapons.
Mod Grade: New Ideas (5/10)
File Size: 7.83 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4832/ -- MODdb
http://www.kaosnyrb.co.uk/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Half - Life ² : Substance
Version: v1.0X
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OMG. Talk about a must needed thing for half-life2. The mod needs work because It doesnt save your ammo and stuff, but frankly from what I have seen I dont care.
This is a mod for the origional HL2 story line. You start out on the train and immediately you notice that everything is diffrent. You see the city guards beating up excaped alien slaves. After the comotion is over you see that gate that you USED to walk through all the time on this story line. Well it was blocked by a city guard. I had to grab the suitcases and build a way for me to climb over the fence.
Later on when you reach open spaces you notice a war going on between head crabs and combine. This is your distraction befor you meet alyx when you are beat up.
There is new model skins and everything. Example:Gman has a beard (must see), and the scanners have new skins.
Anyhoo when you are auctally battleing, you have to aim. You cant simply "generally aim" at the people and have them dead. Aim for the head or you are dead in this mod.
There are TONS of more enemies spawned across thiese maps. And if you cant find cover they will kill you.

Also this mod has successfully put the scare that I think the HL2 developers were trying to incorporate. The city feels like its under attack, and everything is out to get you. Even the weapons are upgraded. And the mod maker added a "bullet time mode" where it takes away from your power just like sprinting would.

Let me give you a hint. I beat HL2 storyline the second day it was out on hard mode and probally died 2 times. On this story, I found it EXTREMELY hard to get past the water area just past station 12 (where the barrels are set on fire and are dumped into the water). That was hard mode.
I cant wait until I get to try "Italian Extreme Mode" skill.

The mod maker even updated some of the sounds. I almost laughed at what the city guard said (the one that drops then can and asks you to put it away). Even the splash screen before starting hte game is fun. This mod maker captured the HL2 life the way it SHOULD be.

Update:
HOLY CRAP, This will take a while. New itialian extreme mode. Theres new Single Player campains. ETC. Man oh man I am jittering in my seat just thinking of it. Well, time to start.

Mod Grade: A MUST PLAY (9/10)
File Size: 87.21 Mb + 7 Mb (patch)
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4846/ -- MODdb
http://ludus1942.ngi.it/index.html -- Homepage
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Mod: Pilotable Strider Mod
Version: 0.3.1
Bash
I would like to nick name this mod a vhiecle mod. What you do is you are spawned in the map and then you move around trying to find a strider or helecopter or dunebuggy etc. Before you are blown to bits by any of them
Also when you are in one of these you can use thier weapons that came with them. You can use all the striders attacks and the helecopters attacks. etc.etc.etc. Fun mod if you would like to play as a giant strider stabing every person that you come into sight.
Mod Grade: Vhiecle mod #1 (5/10)
File Size: 14.3 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4746/ -- MODdb
http://strider.hl2spain.com/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Pong Source
Version: v0.5
Bash
Simple concept that could go further. You start out with A giant ball in the map. You use your grav gun, sub machine gun, pistols, and any other HL weapon to force the ball into the enemy goal. But watchout, you can be killed while doing it.
In the end, this mod only seems to be a deathmatch game with a rolling ball. The mod maker should make more of an incentive to hit the ball more than the players, but it is just the way the mod seems to be developing.
Mod Grade: Deathmatch with a rolling ball (5/10)
File Size: 4 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4895/ -- MODdb
http://www.clan-server.co.uk/pongsource/ -- Homepage (you may have to load this several times)
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Mod: No Blood
Version: Final?
Bash
Umm... uhh.. HL2 without blood? no fun.
Mod Grade: Useless (0/10)
File Size: Less than 1k (its a .cfg file)
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4994/ -- MODdb
http://hl2noblood.davidsmods.com/ -- Homepage
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Mod: VenShinra Co-Op
Version: 1.3.3
Bash
This is an other Co-Op that has came out while waiting for Sven Co-Op. There really isnt much to show, but it does have a nice mapper.
Mod Grade: Too New to truly grade (5/10)
File Size: 25.5 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/5304/ -- MODdb
http://www.dheat.co.uk/ -- Homepage
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Mod: Plan of Attack
Version: Beta 2
Bash
This mod focuses on teamwork to play the game. It starts out in a CS way where people would buy thier weapons, then it sets you free. However, this is diffrent. Most of the time people would just kill everything, but not for this game. In this one, the main ideas is to follow through on your objectives. If you don't, most likely you will cause the death of your team. Learn to balance attack and defence, and you will do well with this mod.
An other thing that I thought was intresting with this mod, was classes. Each class has its own pluses and minsues. So you have to know how your character works. Also there is levels. You gain experience for your character. I really cant tell much of a diffrence only cause I got to a level 4, but I did notice my aim getting beter with every level :)
Mod Grade: Rough Around the edges (7/10)
File Size: 116.40 Mb
URLs:
http://mods.moddb.com/4947/ -- MODdb
http://www.planofattackgame.com/ -- Homepage

Updates
3/23/2005 - Added "Pong Soucre"
3/27/2005 - Added File sizes
3/27/2005 - Added Todo list
5/23/2005 - Added "No Blood"
5/23/2005 - Updated "SourceForts"
5/23/2005 - Updated "Half-Life 2: Substance"
6/28/2005 - Added "VenShinra Co-Op"
6/29/2005 - Added "Plan of Attack"

To do list
-Add mods looking forward to list
-Get a small group of ppl toghter to help test this.
-HL2: Substance add on SP missions
-Add in mods form www.pcgamemods.com after I finish with ModDB
-My own website ......... maby 0.o

I need help/testers for...
1) Half-Life 2: Escort The VIP
2) All Weapons Mod Death Match version (no servers :/)
3) HL2RP (role play mod)
4) More to come (need to download and look at the server list first)

Currently working on:
God Damned Undead

Anyhoo I hope you enjoyed KWS's HL2 mod bash. More to come as they come out. Please place some of your opinions here and maby you could convince me to change some of the grades/reviews. I will post more mods as they come out and edit them if any major changes happen.
 
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I couldn't agree more for Substance, that mod made HL2 so much better. I think you're crazy to play it on Hard. It took me a while on regular HL2 Hard, but substance is hard on normal, and now they're adding another difficulty level!? Crazy.

It certainly looks like you've been doing your homework, good job, i'm gonna check out some of these now.
 
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Thank you. I like to play through the mods before I post them. I made a large mistake though. HL2 MP is just a deathmatch for Half-life 2. But oh well, I wanted to mention Sven Co-Op anyways ;)
And, by looking at mod DB and the internal alpha's released pages, I can tell that I will have some fun critiquing/bashing these mods in the future.

If anyone has a mod that has been release but isn't on MOD DB, please post here and I will take a look at the mod and bash it.
 
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TBH, not one mod you mentioned is fun to play, except for Garry's mod.

Ill wait for the the true MODs/TCs.
 
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Devion said:
TBH, not one mod you mentioned is fun to play, except for Garry's mod.
Umm unless it sais released on mod db, I really have no clue it exists. So it would help if you would post a link instead of saing that I didn't mention it.
 
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Saiyan overlord, as usual i have no idea what the hell you're talking about. How would cheating during a single player game be bad? What does that even have to do with the topic?
 
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It's not like you need to cheat anyway, I haven't known anyone that's cheated.

I've finished it 3 times without cheating once.

But yeh try and STAY ON THE TOPIC.
 
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Umm I think he was talking about the all weapons mod. I only cheated on that in order to get the weapons. If you had read carefully, there is a bug that every time I kill an enemy, they wont drop the weapon and it will instead dissappear into nothingness.

But even then I am confused about what he said. He said good for me, that I didnt used cheats. Then he sais that I am as bad as the players that play CS. Which is the part that confuses me.


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I know there are some mods that ARENT releaed on MODdb, could you guys PLEASE post them with a link to them. It would be really helpfull to help keep this list complete.
*edit*
I will update crazy ball tomorrow. It seems they have come out with the next version. (a couple of extra maps and you seem to drop the ball if you take damage now)

Also, I plan to add a looking forward to list. For mods that I think will do well when completed.
 
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If you can, can you add mod filesizes to the list?
 
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Uuh shure, but tomorrow. If there is any more suggestions I would love them.

*edit*
Ok I added the file sizes and I added a todo list
 
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I would like to add one:

Mod: Half Life HDR MiniMod
Version: v1?
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There hasnt been changed anything in this mod, except it added HDR lightning, or something similair to it. what is hdr? it stands for High Dynamic Range lightning, this adds some kind of blur around the models and a bloom/high brightness, which really makes the game look alot more cooler
Mod Grade: not much changed except awesome graphicsl (7/10)
File Size: ?? Mb
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http://halflife2.filefront.com/file/HalfLife_2_R8_HDR_Bloom_MiniMod;38224 -- Download
http://forum.neotokyohq.com/viewtopic.php?p=6486#6486 -- Forum page
 
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Umm Leave the bashing to KWS, the one who can edit the main topic :p
Plus I considder it more of something that gets a 3/10 grade. All it does is update graphics. It adds nothing in terms of gameplay.

It isnt even real HDR. Its scaled down and when that happenes you get color distortion. The images it gives are are one tenth of what real HDR lighting is supposed to look like.
 
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KWS said:
Umm Leave the bashing to KWS, the one who can edit the main topic :p
So...are you actually going to do it then? There's been loads of new mods come out since you made this topic/sticky.
 
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I have been busy with school, as soon as I get a free weekend, I will do this.
 

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KilledWithStyle said:
I have been busy with school, as soon as I get a free weekend, I will do this.
You are still way behind, maybe letting other people help you would let the public know more about which mods are out and such.

Not to be a ****, but I'm sure anyone elses oppinion on some of these mods are just as good and just as credable as yours.

Don't listen to me if you don't want too, but you are backed up with mods by an ass load.
 
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Auctally I am done with high school. So, I am auctally updating this starting monday.
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*edit*
Well after tring to play "Escort the VIP", it hit me. I will come across mods just like this one that I cant test unless I auctally get a few friends to help me (cause theres no servers). So, if you feel like helping me try out thiese mods, I need 6 people to help me. Send me a PM if you feel like doing that. You might want to live in America unless you can auctally deal with pings > 200.
 
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update garrysmod (alot of new things were added) and add plan of attack ;)
 
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Well, I will do garrys mod last. I already know to expect greatness from it. I have some other mods that I have to take care of... and will take a while to download.

Listen guys. For each and every one of thiese mods, I have to have time to grade it completely. Sometimes I will download the mod and have to go get other things done before I come back to play games. Thats just the way life is. Other times, I will admit, I do forget about thiese things. Its because not all I do is HL2. I have run into too many mods that I can not grade by my own little lonesome. I really need help. Cause some of thiese mods dont have enough people playing them to really enjoy.
 

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