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HL2 Shotgunners w/ Classic Soldier Style - A Mod for Half-Life 2

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G'day all, I present to you my (sort-of) passion project.

This was made after I did my 7th(?) playthrough of hl2, and I had a realization, I cannot stand the texture for shotgunners in hl2, it's red coloring doesn't fit at all when put in a squad with normal urban blue soldiers. 

the only alterative to my problem was using a mod which edits the VMT file to make the shotgunners use the normal combine soldier texture, which since it makes them all look the same creates a visual clarity issue when dealing with shotgunners (most likely the reason valve even bothered with making a new texture)

this lead me to having the idea of solving the problem myself by editing the texture to make it more akin to the normal soldier style, and that leads us to here.

so what's included?

2 (really 4) skins are included, the first 1(or 2) skin(s) are the hl2 urban soldier with the red goggles of the shotgunner and the red 'skull-breaker' logo from shotgunners, I also included a dirty episode 2 (also works with 1) variant.

the other 1(or 2) skin(s) are the hl2 normal urban soldiers with the red goggles of the shotgunner, but this time it uses the combine elites white 'skull-breaker' logo, again, I also included a ep2 variant that again, also works with ep1.

hopefully it will have been worth the effort, have fun.