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Sven Co-op

10 months ago

Feature: Is there such a thing as too much Freeman?

Modder Superior: Sven Co-op

We've seen how much damage one theoretical physicist can do. Sven Co-op lets you unleash the vortex of chaos of a dozen Free Men (and women) upon Half-Life. Once just a mod enabling you to play the classic FPS with pals, it received Valve's blessings to go free and standalone on Steam in 2016, bundled with a free copy of the original Half-Life re-tooled for multiplayer.…

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2 years ago

The cruel and unusual Halfquake mod trilogy returns on Steam

The latest Half-Life mod to resurface, repacked and polished on Steam is Halfquake Trilogy - defining 'masocore' well before I Wanna Be The Guy made it a genre. Halfquake is a trilogy of surreal and cruel puzzle-centric mods by Philipp "Muddasheep" Lehner and they're some of the most interesting maps produced for the original Half-Life. Featuring  striking, abstract environments, genuinely clever puzzles, some very stupid ones…

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4 years ago

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Have you played… Sven Co-op?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.Even today, even as mod-culture has shifted into the mainstream (at least as far as Steam concerned – I mean yer DayZs and Rusts), Sven Co-Op feels like a visitor from an alternate reality. The most mod-like mod ever, and I mean that entirely…

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Sven Co-Op Now Free Standalone, Including Half-Life

Here's a bit of nostalgia for you: Sven Co-op [official site] is now on Steam. The seventeen-year-old Half-Life mod is available as a free standalone game, and—thanks to a fair bit of generosity on Valve's part—includes all of the Half-Life campaign maps. For free.That means you can head to Steam, download the game, and start playing co-op Half-Life right now. Again, for free. No need…

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6 years ago

Feature: In Defense Of Being Shit

Total Converts: Unpotting The History Of Half-Life Modding

Total Converts is a new weekly column about mods, maps, models, and anything player-created which you can use to amend or append your games.Modding used to suck.Back in 1999, I became hooked on Half-Life. Hooked in the way only 14-year-olds can, with a pure, uncritical love. The problem I had - familiar to many today - was that Half-Life was finite and I had no…

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7 years ago