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I don't know what rock I've been living under, but I've just now got into half life 2 mods. I think before I was just entertained with other games too much to care. But now, I'm liking the half life 2 mods for some reason. So I thought I'd stop by and ask you what your favorite non multiplayer mods are, for half life 2.

I say non-multiplayer for two reasons. 1, every one that I've tried says something like "Your map differs from the server. So piss off" and 2. I'm just not into all those Counter strike, Call of duty, mindless endless kill each other games. So I'm not loving the multiplayer mods so much. So I'm only looking for the good single player mods.
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Well if you want the best graphics in HL2 you should try the Cinematic mod but it requires you to have HL2EP2 too... Be warned that this mod is huge (10.6 GB biggrin.gif)
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Originally Posted by Bennylava;12618588 
I don't know what rock I've been living under, but I've just now got into half life 2 mods. I think before I was just entertained with other games too much to care. But now, I'm liking the half life 2 mods for some reason. So I thought I'd stop by and ask you what your favorite non multiplayer mods are, for half life 2.

I say non-multiplayer for two reasons. 1, every one that I've tried says something like "Your map differs from the server. So piss off" and 2. I'm just not into all those Counter strike, Call of duty, mindless endless kill each other games. So I'm not loving the multiplayer mods so much. So I'm only looking for the good single player mods.

1. Cinematic Mod 10.. hate the slutty alex model and the creepy eli model though. It just adds viduals but it's really sweet.
2. Minerva, amazing (the guy now works for valve because he did such a good job)
3. Research and Development, short but very very sweet, many lulz.. especially the end

These are not in order btw.
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I know you said:
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Originally Posted by Bennylava;12618588 
favorite non multiplayer
But I'm going to pretend you said:
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Originally Posted by Bennylava;12618588 
favorite singleplayer/non-awful-multiplayer
Obsidian Conflict. It is anything you want it to be. All co-op, from puzzles to betting arenas to objective-based NPC combat maps. It. Has. Everything. I've spent more time playing OC than any other HL2 mod, simply because it has great maps and great fun.
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Agreed on CM10. Having Alyx look like Adriana Lima is just... awesome. And the whole game feels much richer. Granted, I've never replayed HL2, but I've gotten back into some of the levels and enjoyed them. Especially enjoyed Alyx :>.
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garry's mod is awesome but it's sorta taken on a life of its own now. i'd say it's more than a mod, though it still requires that you own another source game. i haven't touched garry's mod in a long time but i've previously spent over 300 hours just creating stuff.
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All the suggestions so far are very good. If you're looking for more, my sig has tons and tons, with download links and such.

And as for multiplayer mods, just make sure you use the latest version. The issue with them though, is it seems that there can only be around 10 or so active mods at any given time, people jump mods and it becomes a flavor of the week thing. If a multiplayer mod hasn't had an update in the last 6 months, there's a very good chance that you won't be able to find anybody to play with, unless it's a very well-loved mod.
    
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Originally Posted by ChicknWafflZ;12618869 
garry's mod is awesome but it's sorta taken on a life of its own now. i'd say it's more than a mod, though it still requires that you own another source game. i haven't touched garry's mod in a long time but i've previously spent over 300 hours just creating stuff.

So is this a mod that you play through, or something that lets you just make stuff?
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Obsidian Conflict. It is anything you want it to be. All co-op, from puzzles to betting arenas to objective-based NPC combat maps. It. Has. Everything. I've spent more time playing OC than any other HL2 mod, simply because it has great maps and great fun.

Ok I'll give it a try. But do you have to play co-op?
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Well if you want the best graphics in HL2 you should try the Cinematic mod but it requires you to have HL2EP2 too... Be warned that this mod is huge (10.6 GB biggrin.gif)

Will this work with other mods too? Would it make "Minerva" or "The Citizen" look better too? Or will it only affect the original Half life 2 game and expansions?

And if you take a look at their official page, its a little confusing. Why do they still have all the older versions of the mod available? Looks like they're all the way up to version 10. Why would you need all the other versions for something like this? Seems like all you would be interested in would be the latest and greatest.
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Will this work with other mods too? Would it make "Minerva" or "The Citizen" look better too? Or will it only affect the original Half life 2 game and expansions?

And if you take a look at their official page, its a little confusing. Why do they still have all the older versions of the mod available? Looks like they're all the way up to version 10. Why would you need all the other versions for something like this? Seems like all you would be interested in would be the latest and greatest.

Well, the mod has gotten more resource consuming with every version. And no, CM10 will only change HL2, HL2 E1, and HL2 E2. It's a completely standalone mod, not like some filter or skin. The whole thing is somewhere around the avenue of 15GB, and it changes everything about the game, essentially updating it to 2010 standards. I think it has a large effect on the engine of the game; it looks like DX10.
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Ok thanks for the info. But it seems that my download of version 10 was only 10.09Gb.
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