Half-Life – Arrangement Mod Update

Hi guys, this is a quick summary of the most recent update for the Highly Impressive Half-Life mod Arrangement. In the article they mention the implementation of a new launcher which includes auto updates – This will be nice after release. Mod leader, SysOp goes on to talk bout cleaning up the code by removing a-lot of the unnecessary bits to improve...

Coven is back from the Dead, Making Progress!

In it’s hay-day, Coven was known as a popular multiplayer mod. While at it’s crescendo it was gaining traction on the multiplayer scene, a source update back in 2011 halted the development of the mod. Since then, they’ve been dead.. but vampires don’t die… On Dec 4, 2014 the founder and leader of the 2211 Development Team,...

Triage for Half Life 2 – Some Thoughts

In Triage you play as Matthew, caught up in the combine invasion you have banded with the resistance against the Combine.  Part 1  was officially recently released a few days ago and I recently got a chance to play it. First impressions aren’t very well… impressive. Its a typical Half Life 2 world mod, your just an average guy in the middle of it...

Avenues of Exploration P3 – On the Stanley parable + And ode to Modding

The first time I heard Dan Deacon’s “Pink Batman” was watching an incredible little animated video on YouTube called “Crater Face” *(link at the bottom, that is definitely not why you’re here). The second time I heard it was during one of the many available credit sequences for “the Stanley Parable”. Now,...

Avenues of Exploration P2 – Dear Esther

Hi guys! Welcome back to ModInformer’s “Avenues of Exploration”, A series of articles where we explore the rather recent beginnings of a new “Exploration” genre in gaming, or to be more precise: it’s early emergence in the modding scene. You don’t really have to, but for a better perspective, try starting out by...

Avenues of Exploration P1 – THAT

More than just being awesome Robert Yang‘s radiator series of mods is possibly the best example of a certain subset of modding (particularly defined among HL2 modders) called “alt mods”. These “experimental” titles often explore different uses of common (and somewhat less common) tropes of gaming in different contexts and...

Black Mesa Source

Black Mesa Source is a highly ambitious project that has been in development for eight years, and finally released on September 14th, 2012. The first 14 chapters are available immediately, with the final five including the ending to be released alongside Black Mesa: Deathmatch once it is ready. The mod began when two separate teams discovered they were...

Lost Under The Snow

Puzzle games are tricky things. The creators have to get inside the mind of their audiences more than perhaps any other genre, to predict what their behavior is going to be when faced with a certain set of circumstances. Valve is a legendary dabbler in this field. If you have ever listened to the developer commentary mode on Half-Life 2 and even Left 4 Dead,...

How I Drag Half Life 1 and 2 into 2012

For a little while the Half Life 2 Update has been taking up space on my desktop, but little did I know this would spur my lust for a graphical overhaul mod that does a little bit more than a couple cool visual tweaks with HDR and some bug fixes which have been pointed out by the steam forums. In a nutshell, I’m looking for anything that updates graphics...

MapTap Interview with PlanetPhillip.Com

In this Video Interview we talk with Phillip and Alex from PlanetPhillip.Com on their Map Distribution software - MapTap!