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

Blue Shift WON Menu Sounds Restored

A Sound Mod for Half-Life: Blue Shift

Restoring the WON version of Half-Life: Blue Shift... One step at a time.

When Half-Life was ported to Steam, the game lost some features and functions that could be considered a large part of its aesthetic. Half-Life: Blue Shift, essentially a mod of Half-Life, suffered as well. One of these features was the specialized main menu, which Half-Life and all Half-Life-based games benefited from.

With the Steam re-release, the menu design was changed support Steamworks, along with the menu's sounds. These sounds are gross, so I changed them back to the WON version's.

NOTE: the only sounds used by the menu is the "release-click" button sound. This means you won't hear that special "woop" effect when the text zoomed closer to the screen in the WON version. I cannot fix this, but the main button click sound along with the silent button rolling is there.

I didn't see anyone else upload a mod like this, restoring the proper sound. I've aimed for as high definition as I could, taking the sound from the Steam Client's sound files.

I wholeheartedly recommend using this mod with HowardHeyman's "Blue Shift WON Menu Re-Creation" mod! This mod compliments that one absolutely beautifully, and helps to fully re-create that CD version experience.




-- For HALF-LIFE, click here!

-- For OPPOSING FORCE, click here!




Alternate File Sources

Sign up to access this!

No comments yet


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


Key Authors
AlyMar1994 Joined 3y ago
542 points Ranked 45550th
Uploader, Sound Mixer, Mod Creator.
Special Thanks
Valve Software
Creators of HALF-LIFE (and the aforementioned sounds this mod is based on), the HALF-LIFE brand, Steam, and all related titles.
Gearbox Software
Creators of HALF-LIFE: BLUE SHIFT, and the "buttonrollover.wav" sound effect, taken from HALF-LIFE: OPPOSING FORCE's "null.wav" sound effect.
The Audacity Team
Creators of Audacity, an easy to use editor and mixer for sound and music.


AlyMar1994 avatar
AlyMar1994 Joined 3y ago
542 points Ranked 45550th
  • Paypal Donate
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!


Sign up to access this!




352 kbit/s


  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 0
  • 107
  • 2.7k
  • 2y
  • 3mo

More from Submitter

Half-Life PlayStation 2 Menu Music folder Music
Opposing Force WON Menu Sounds Restored folder Other/Misc
Half-Life WON Menu Sounds Restored folder Other/Misc
Soldier of Dance - Full Kazotsky Kick folder Kazotsky Kick