GameBanana shows no ads to members. Sign up now!
Ads keep us online. Without them, we wouldn't exist. We don't have paywalls or sell mods - we never will. But every month we have large bills and running ads is our only way to cover them. Please consider unblocking us. Thank you from GameBanana <3

Beta Aesthetics

A Mod for Half-Life 2

Updates

HL2 Update Patch and sound improvement 12d
  • Improvement Small sound improvement Pack
  • BugFix HL2 Update skybox FIX

Half Life 2 in Beta Style

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)

Files

  • beta_aesthetics.rar 13d insert_drive_file Addon
  • beta_aesthetics_path_for_hl2_update.rar 12d insert_drive_file Patch for HL2 Update
  • small_sound_improvement_pack_for_ba.rar 12d insert_drive_file + new Beta sounds

Alternate File Sources

Sign up to access this!
1-10 of 36
1
Pages
Go to page:
  • Branaghja avatar
    Branaghja Joined 27d ago
    Offline
    1d
    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.

    Regardless, congratulations and well done. 
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • RizGBlue avatar
    RizGBlue Joined 2y ago
    Offline
    4,413 points Ranked 1,643rd
    15 medals 1 rare
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • 1 year a member Medal icon
    • Returned 100 times Medal icon
    • Received thanks 5 times Medal icon
    3d
    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.
    Irizu G Blue, God-Knows-Where
    URL to post:
  • Warlock Hatman avatar
    Warlock Hatman Joined 2y ago
    Offline
    830 points Ranked 42,715th
    6 medals 1 rare
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • Returned 100 times Medal icon
    • 1 year a member Medal icon
    • 2 years a member Medal icon
    5d
    For full collection, we need HL: Alyx aesthetics
    • Agree x 1
    • Win x 1
    • Interesting x 1
    Have you seen my coffee BOMB?
    URL to post:
  • Why don't the unmasked citizen characters not have their beta facemaps?
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • maradonna122 avatar
    maradonna122 Joined 10mo ago
    Offline
    1,110 points Ranked 24,261st
    6 medals 1 rare
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • Returned 100 times Medal icon
    • Submission featured Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    10d
    Any possibility to rotate the skyboxes texture to match the actual sun position?
    https://imgur.com/LffkcYH
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • Vergames avatar
    Vergames Joined 2y ago
    Offline
    370 points Ranked 50,048th
    11d
    This mod is great, though i noticed this happened during a scripted sequence after Ravenholm. the Refugee's MP5k seems to have started floating out of his hands and pointing towards him
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • https://hl2-beta.ru/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=220;language=english trenchcoat metrocop and https://gamebanana.com/sounds/38125 beta metrocop and combine sounds you should add to the mod
    etinananaB
    URL to post:
  • also you know how the sniper rifle has the beta icon? can you replace all of the weapon icons with the beta ones like the sniper rifle
    etinananaB
    URL to post:
  • can you make the trees a little smaller and less weird looking lol
    etinananaB
    URL to post:
  • Stabscaliber avatar
    Stabscaliber Joined 3mo ago
    Offline
    257 points Ranked 54,481st
    11d
    This is a great mod but the fast headcrabs have no textures and the classic headcrab phases through the zombie but this is a amazing mod and I hope these get fixed
    Bananite
    URL to post:

Embed

Share banner
Image URL
HTML embed code
BB embed code
Markdown embed code

Credits

Authors of the used content (co-authors)
RizGBlue
Combine Beta-like stuff,Sounds
kubiiik_svK
Synth models
Red Katana
Eli model
Herple Nerp
Zombie model
PlayMann
Gman,Mossman,Consul and another models
Kralich
Manhack and Wasteland scanner
Wolfcl0ck
Gasmask citizen
Mr_K
Gasmask facemap (i edited it a little)
Flatoutfreak
Beta models for Retail
tw1zz
Combine soldier texture
AlphaBine
AlphaBine Joined 3y ago
Offline
Some props retextures
Dr.Towers
Combine Worker models
DikoyChelovek
DikoyChelovek Joined 3y ago
Offline
2,782 points Ranked 20,080th
8 medals 1 rare
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • Returned 100 times Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon
  • 6 months a member Medal icon
  • 1 year a member Medal icon
  • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
HL1-ish revolver
KoukoCocoa
Hl1-ish revolver retexture
QuakerCraft
QuakerCraft Joined 6y ago
Offline
1,590 points Ranked 22,054th
13 medals 2 rare
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • 6 years a member Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon
  • 6 months a member Medal icon
  • 1 year a member Medal icon
  • 2 years a member Medal icon
2002 shotgun recreation
MonkeysInRavenholm
Conscript models
LambdaFox 105th Inc. Flag
Affiliation
105th Inc.
LambdaFox Joined 4y ago
Offline
105th Inc. Flag Affiliation: 105th Inc.
13,137 points Ranked 482nd
23 medals 4 legendary 4 rare
  • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
  • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
  • 30 submissions featured Medal icon
  • 2019 Top Contributor Medal icon
  • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
Buggy model
CW3D
CW3D Joined 4y ago
In Stasis
7,167 points Ranked 943rd
13 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
  • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon
  • Returned 100 times Medal icon
  • Submission featured Medal icon
  • 6 months a member Medal icon
Turret texture
Original Authors
Valve
For the original models and materials
Chris Jensen
Soundtrack
Wood_y
Wood_y Joined 8y ago
Offline
10,826 points Ranked 587th
17 medals 3 rare
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • 6 years a member Medal icon
  • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon
  • 6 months a member Medal icon
  • 1 year a member Medal icon
Wall chargers
Special Thanks
Half Life Project Beta team
for inspiration

Submitter

BenedictKapustin42 avatar
BenedictKapustin42 Joined 11mo ago
Offline
4,252 points Ranked 1,713rd
8 medals 1 rare
  • Received thanks 50 times Medal icon
  • One month a member Medal icon
  • 6 months a member Medal icon
  • Submission featured Medal icon
  • Received thanks 5 times Medal icon
  • Returned 100 times Medal icon
BenedictKapustin42
Creator
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Game

Sign up to access this!

Category

License

Share

  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Best of the Banana
    Featured on Sep 13 2020
  • Best of Yesterday
    Featured on Sep 12 2020
  • Today's Pick
    Featured on Sep 11 2020
  • 27
  • 535
  • 6.3k
  • 45
  • 13d
  • 11d
  • 12d

WiPs by Submitter

More Mods Game files