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Here you can take a look at my attempt to recreate a well-known Half Life 2 Beta style. I was inspired by maps from 2001-2002 beta and decided to make this addon. In addition to changing textures and models, sounds and music were changed too (I replaced the original soundtrack with unused music for one of the Half Life games (Album by Chris Jensen: "Mishaps in the Reactor Chamber"). It is possible that these tracks should have sounded in Half Life: Opposing Force or even in HL2 beta (one of them plays in the first trailer and is called "Docks"). It is worth saying that the addon does not change the maps themselves, as well as the plot. Same game, different atmosphere. During development, I tried to stick to the 2001 Beta style, but in some places I used content from the 2002 beta. This whole mod was a very laborious project for me. It took almost a year to create it, and now it's finally ready. I want to thank all those who supported my project and helped with its development. Special thanks to RizGBlue and Mr_K and everyone else whose content has been used in Beta Aesthetics. I show these users in the credits. If you saw your work in my addon, then write about it in the comments.
*You can play with it in Half Life 2 Update, but better use this addon in original Half Life 2 game*
Well, without further interruption let's celebrate and eat Viennese sausages! (without botulism, of course)
Just replayed HL2 with this mod installed, and wow man, I'm blown away.
What you've done, changing the entire feeling of this game, restoring that tone and aesthetic that so many of us have longed to see for so much time, is nothing short of amazing. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. This was more than worth the wait.
All I can say is that I want more of this. To have this made compatible with the episodes would be a dream come true.
Played through this again, this time with the sound improvement pack. Somehow you've managed to break the forcefield sound, as well as put an unnecessary loop point at one of the whirring sounds of Kleiner's teleporter. Hope you can fix that.