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Half Life 1 mods?

RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
Alright, so, my buddy is having a lan party at his house on tuesday. While we all have at least a few games in common, mainly CS:S, I was looking to try some new stuff. So, I realized both me and him have HL1, and a few of our other friends do also. I remember some of the HL1 mods being really fun, though not having many players when I started playing them.

So basically, I'm looking to get some good HL1 mod action. We probably will have 4-6 people there, all with computers good enough to run HL1 and mods. So, any suggestions for mods? They hopefully shouldn't have a big learning curve(as we'll be learning together for the most part), nor be reliant on larger numbers(Natural selection, looking at you).

Games I already have in mind:

Firearms
Hostile Intent
Day of Defeat
The Ship
That DBZ mod
Team Fortress Classic

And while I realize there are some really good HL2 mods, most of our computers don't run, say, CS:S that well(like, lowest settings, between my laptop, my buddied desktop, etc).

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    natural selection hands down

  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Day of Defeat beta 1.3 ;)

    Natural Selection is great fun if you can get a good game going. The learning curve is a little bit steep but you should be able to figure out how to command well in a few games, and alien-wise it isn't as hard.

    Firearms is tons of fun if you want to play a more arcadey FPS.

    Check out Front Line Force and Global Warfare, also. They are so old but those were good days.

    Edit: I keep remembering mods!

    Science and Industry is INCREDIBLE. You gotta play that, it is a classic.
    Pirates, Vikings & Knights
    Sven Coop. There are TONS and TONS of map packs you can download for this so the playability is huge. It's all co-op, too.

    So many more, I can't remember all of them.

  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    NS wont really work for this

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    uberneko wrote: »
    Science and Industry is INCREDIBLE. You gotta play that, it is a classic.
    Sven Coop

    I came to this thread just to recommend it.

    Also, Sven Coop is good fun.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Natural Selection, The Specialists, Vampire Hunters, Half-Life Bumper Cars, and Pirates Viking Knights are all good choices.

    Edit: also S&I but if NS won't work then S&I won't work.

  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
  • Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User
    edited June 2008
    uberneko wrote: »
    Science and Industry is INCREDIBLE. You gotta play that, it is a classic.
    Sven Coop

    It's like a deeper Team Fortress.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Another vote for The Specialists, if NS is out.

    Deathmatch Classic is awesome in an old-school way.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Counterstrike?

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The Specialists and Vampire Slayer should keep a party going for awhile.

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  • 4U2NV4U2NV Registered User
    edited June 2008
    The Specialists again.....

  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »

    Yeah! Yeah!!

    S&I is probably one of if not the best hl1 mod.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh man Firearms. Man that was so good before they listened to the community and made it terrible. Man. I used to play FA all the time.

    I'll second S&I

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »

    Yeah! Yeah!!

    S&I is probably one of if not the best hl1 mod.

    Science & Industry: Source, please. It would be nice if Valve picked it up and released a Source version. I wish they did that with more classic, great mods.

    Edit: Looks like there's some mod team making SI2 for Half-Life 2, but their last update was in November of last year. :(

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Brainbread was pretty cool

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  • DartboyDartboy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah, for a LAN I'd also recommend Science and Industry and The Specialists.

    Speaking of Firearms though, what ever happened to that? I remember it being popular and still played up until around their big Beta->1.0 push that a lot of mods strive for, then it just sort of dropped off the face of the Earth. I seem to recall around then that something happened with their website, it was either hacked or the team broke up or something, and I just don't really remember the mod going anywhere after that.

  • wabbitehwabbiteh Registered User
    edited June 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    uberneko wrote: »
    Science and Industry is INCREDIBLE. You gotta play that, it is a classic.
    Sven Coop

    I came to this thread just to recommend it.

    Also, Sven Coop is good fun.


    S&I + Sven Coop. Awesome. Of course, sven coop might have aged... I can imagine that gmod has probably filled the void that SC left, but I think it's still worth a go.
    As for sven-coop maps, you will want*:
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  • GunstarGunstar Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I came here to suggest Sven Co-op, love that mod. Get the custom maps available on the website. Me, Sanius, Darleysam, and some others had a lot of fun with that a few years ago, especially the Resident Evil maps

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The old S&I team had a April Fool's joke where they announced Science and Industry 2 for the Source engine. I think they're actually working on it now though, or at least thinking about working on it...

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Edit: also S&I but if NS won't work then S&I won't work.

    Why is that?

  • Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User
    edited June 2008
    uberneko wrote: »
    Edit: also S&I but if NS won't work then S&I won't work.

    Why is that?

    Yeah, S&I is team-based, but not so much so that it won't be as fun with so few people. 4-8 people can have fun with it, it's just going to be a bit more odd. It's like a constant game of CTF, only with assault and kidnapping.

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  • [Michael][Michael] Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My suggestions in order from best to last: Sven Coop, The Specialists, Pirates Vikings and Knights. There was a mod called Jailbreak that was really fun if you could find a game, but I dunno how much fun it'd be with just 4-6 people. You might try Rocket Crowbar, too...I vaguely remember it being entertaining, but I don't remember enough about it to say it's good.

  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sven Coop with the funpack maps added.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    thanks for all of the suggestions. Is sven co-op good for at least 4 people? When I hear co-op, I think 2 player usually.

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Yeah it works well with any amount of people. I use to play it all the time, so much fun. It can get a bit challenging.

    Some other old school mods are Action Half-Life and The Opera, which I believe Tycho or Gabe may have done some art for IIRC. I could be wrong though, so don't quote me on it. The Opera is really old and kind of buggy. Some people recommended The Specialists, it is a lot of fun.

    One of the funnest mods I have ever played is Half-Life 2: Jaykin' Bacon Source. Some of the most fun I have EVER had in a mod. It is an HL1 mod, just google it and check it out. May not be your cup of tea but I know I had tons of fun playing it.

    PS07 is a pretty insane mod, too.

  • SaniusSanius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Gunstar wrote: »
    I came here to suggest Sven Co-op, love that mod. Get the custom maps available on the website. Me, Sanius, Darleysam, and some others had a lot of fun with that a few years ago, especially the Resident Evil maps
    OH MY GOD! I was going to bring this up, and the RE map. We spent HOURS trying to beat that map. THE FUCKING SHARK!!:lol:

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Dartboy wrote: »
    Yeah, for a LAN I'd also recommend Science and Industry and The Specialists.

    Speaking of Firearms though, what ever happened to that? I remember it being popular and still played up until around their big Beta->1.0 push that a lot of mods strive for, then it just sort of dropped off the face of the Earth. I seem to recall around then that something happened with their website, it was either hacked or the team broke up or something, and I just don't really remember the mod going anywhere after that.

    Half the people involved went to making a new mod. The other half started FA:Source. FA:Source was bad. Ok, maybe not bad, but not anywhere near good enough. The other one just vanished. Alos yeah there ws some drama about leaked code, taking down of websites, backstabbing etc etc.

    Too bad really. At one point FA was a huge mod that was getting all kinds of mainstream attention.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Calm your fuck, bro. Melbourne, VicRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Anyone remember a mod that had you fighting Assassins in a Temple and the 2nd level was an interactive Carnival. God I just can't remember what it was called.

  • JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sven Co-op.

    Its been recommended ten times already but...

    Sven Co-op.

    And Science and Industry is also very good, It can be good fun even with so few people on each team.

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  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Dartboy wrote: »
    Yeah, for a LAN I'd also recommend Science and Industry and The Specialists.

    Speaking of Firearms though, what ever happened to that? I remember it being popular and still played up until around their big Beta->1.0 push that a lot of mods strive for, then it just sort of dropped off the face of the Earth. I seem to recall around then that something happened with their website, it was either hacked or the team broke up or something, and I just don't really remember the mod going anywhere after that.

    Half the people involved went to making a new mod. The other half started FA:Source. FA:Source was bad. Ok, maybe not bad, but not anywhere near good enough. The other one just vanished. Alos yeah there ws some drama about leaked code, taking down of websites, backstabbing etc etc.

    Too bad really. At one point FA was a huge mod that was getting all kinds of mainstream attention.


    how was FA:S bad? It hasn't come out yet. . .

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Dartboy wrote: »
    Yeah, for a LAN I'd also recommend Science and Industry and The Specialists.

    Speaking of Firearms though, what ever happened to that? I remember it being popular and still played up until around their big Beta->1.0 push that a lot of mods strive for, then it just sort of dropped off the face of the Earth. I seem to recall around then that something happened with their website, it was either hacked or the team broke up or something, and I just don't really remember the mod going anywhere after that.

    Half the people involved went to making a new mod. The other half started FA:Source. FA:Source was bad. Ok, maybe not bad, but not anywhere near good enough. The other one just vanished. Alos yeah there ws some drama about leaked code, taking down of websites, backstabbing etc etc.

    Too bad really. At one point FA was a huge mod that was getting all kinds of mainstream attention.

    There was huge drama that happened. You can read about it at firearmsmod.com if you wish. Some people went to start FA 2 against a lot of peoples' wishes (which is still being developed) and other people went to start Firearms: Source (with wishes!) and neither are released yet so I don't know what you are talking about FA:Source being bad :P Some other people went to make a mod called "World at War" (incidentally, CoD5 uses this name, and some other game before it used it) but it has died.

    FA never really got to a 1.0 like Day of Defeat and CS, it kept doing release candidates until 3.1 when it pretty much died after tons of drama and other stuff.

  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Sanius wrote: »
    Gunstar wrote: »
    I came here to suggest Sven Co-op, love that mod. Get the custom maps available on the website. Me, Sanius, Darleysam, and some others had a lot of fun with that a few years ago, especially the Resident Evil maps
    OH MY GOD! I was going to bring this up, and the RE map. We spent HOURS trying to beat that map. THE FUCKING SHARK!!:lol:

    Oh god I can't believe I still remember that. Immense, immense trauma. I must have died like a dozen times zerg rushing that thing.

    We REALLY need to get a new Sven game on going.

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I am so down to play Sven Co-Op, great mod, TONS of playability.

    Which RE map did you guys play? I think there are 2. There's one that has a little mini-game area where you can get the chaingun and unload on zombies.

    If you guys really want to play a fun mod I would seriously suggest Jaykin' Bacon. I suggested it above already but seriously, it is so much fun.

  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I just randomly remembered Wizard Wars today... Never got to play it long before the community died out but it was fucking sick.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ok sorry. The test builds I was given the opportunity to play were horrid in my opinion. The overall response from other testers however seemed to be "Great job" when clearly it wasn't. Perhaps it changed, it just didn't seem to be going in a very good direction.

    Sorry I was vague. Also I'm not trying to start some stupid argument about it, just tossing in my two cents. That's all it is.

    Oh and hi neko. I remember you from the OTF I believe.

    Also FA 2.5 was glorious, even if it did have a few problems.

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    How long ago did you play the test builds? From what I have heard recently they are doing really well.

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Several months. I forget the build number. If they're doing better than I'm happy. I loved FA and most of the people involved. I probably played more hours of 2.5 and 2.6 online than any other multiplayer game. Hell I was in the league and even ran a clan for awhile. :) I sincerely hope they're doing well and are successful. I apologize for my attitude about the game earlier. I was just a bit bitter about how they were handling the game.

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  • ubernekouberneko Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Nah it's cool. The CAL league or the FAL one? Funny that FA had CAL matches for a while.

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Hrrm I think it was FAL. Yeah FAL. Our crowning moment was somehow making it to the playoffs and being absoloutly decimated by S^D. No shock there. I have no idea how we had even gotten that far. The clan might've been in CAL before I happened along though. [RA] if that means anything to ya. We used to joke that at some point everyone in FA had been in RA at one point. Then I was in PoP for a bit before my pc died. Then FA went and died while I was gone.

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