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Modernized Default Skybox

A Texture Mod for Half-Life 2

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  • BugFix Fixed scaling issue in d1_trainstation_02 for HL2:U pack
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Updating Materials from 2001 to 2019

Modified & cleaned up the skybox .VMT materials for HL2 & HL2U.

Includes a legacy & VPK download. Use the legacy version if you'd like to modify your own.

Changes Include:

  • Moving from the deprecated unlitgeneric shader to the purpose-built sky shader
  • Cleaned up VMT files to avoid Valve's shitty quality control
  • Modified HDR support for some skyboxes that previously lacked an HDR equivalent (sky_wasteland02 comes to mind)

These are mostly meant as a base modders' resource for others to edit their own skybox materials. You likely won't see much of a difference in-game. It's a tool of convenience, not necessity.

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Cleanup & compile
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