Hello, fellow modders! I am currently testing out a map for my mod, Five.
Five is a mod that takes place on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. The player, a rogue Combine soldier, has broken out of confinement and is now loose in an abandoned quarter of a massive Combine base. You begin the level by riding a pod out of the underground and into the level proper. What will you do? Where will you go? There is no story yet, but there are plenty of systems to mess about with, and plenty of Combine and Zombies to murder. Go nuts, record your attempts at clearing the map with demos, and send me the .dem files so I can adjust the map accordingly.
Please PM me if you would like to help playtest! I will send you a link to the Dropbox with the map files, readme, and changelog. If you agree to playtest, please record your playthroughs using the in-game record tool and send me every .dem file you generate. Seeing first reactions to the level is particularly valuable.
I will be pushing out iterations to adjust to player feedback, so expect new builds fairly frequently.
REQUIREMENTS TO RUN: Half-Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two all downloaded and installed. The maps will draw heavily on these assets.
TIPS ON PLAY:
The map is fairly open. There’s plenty of supplies if you scrounge thoroughly, so keep exploring and you’ll keep finding useful things.
The map is primarily balanced around the Hard difficulty. The reasons for this will become apparent quickly.
Combine soldiers DO NOT DROP WEAPONS ON DYING. They are vaporized instantly. Place your shots carefully and regularly look for supplies to keep you going. Pick your fights carefully.