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A new mappack was just released on our site. This time we present you fixes of 118 maps from late 2001 - early 2002, when Valve just moved City 17 from North America into Central Europe and took the city of Prague as inspiration.

We remind you that we had a stream on our YouTube channel last week, where we showed those maps with our commentaries. Now you can finally try them yourself. As always you can download this mappack from our site  in the Downloads section.


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In 2012, a Half-Life 2 Beta retail mod project was started. Dubbed "Raising the Bar" mod, the mod went through several iterations and attempted to produce a coherent storyline out of the cut storyline fragments from Half-Life 2's development cycle.

In August 2016, the developers of the mod discontinued the project, citing the mod team's lack of time to produce the mod. The developers decided to release a large amount of source files from the mod to the public to allow them to continue the mod.

Fast forward to February 2018, and the mod has been revived by an ambitious team of developers who aim to continue where the RTB team left off, and continue the project under a new name: Raising the Bar Redux.

The team, lead by Kralich, has released many developer updates and despite facing a leak of an unfinished build in September of 2018, the team has pressed on, and the progress they are making has been very impressive.

Take a look at the screenshots and decide for yourself!

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2 November 2018ВитойВитой
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Meanwhile, the 2001 Mappack was released few days ago. As always you can download it from our site. Don't forget to read the description, as it has some valuable information on how to install and launch it.
And also we recorded a video with full walkthrough of 2001 storyline, how it did look like back in that era. A gameplay of all storyline maps in order, how they would appear in game. We already covered those maps before, in one of older streams on our YouTube channel, but this time it is no commentary video.

2 October 2018ВитойВитой
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It appears yesterday we missed an important date.
Exactly 15 years ago, October 1st 2003, one of the members of myg0t released the source code of Source engine, that earlier appeared in Usenet, on torrents. The source code was the first archive that became available for everyone, not just few chosen people.
This was only a beginning of the famous Valve servers leak, thanks to which we have the so called "beta" version of Half-Life 2 and many other files.
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And yes, unlike what the majority of people think, Axel Gembe wasn't the one who released those files publicly. He only breached Valve's servers and gave the access to his friends, and one of them leaked the files into the Internet.

1 October 2018ВитойВитой
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Raising the Bar: Redux mod just got a new update on their ModDB page. In it they covered the updates on mod's maps, models, weapons, animations and the new music track. They showed their progress with d1_garage_01, c17_04 and d1_sewer levels remakes, as well as new weapon models and new model of Eli Maxwell.

You can find more information about those updates and see more screenshots related to them, as well as videos in this ModDB article about the update.

Now onto the backstory of the mod:

In 2012, a Half-Life 2 Beta retail mod project was started. Dubbed "Raising the Bar" mod, the mod went through several iterations and attempted to produce a coherent storyline out of the cut storyline fragments from Half-Life 2's development cycle.

In August 2016, the developers of the mod discontinued the project, citing the mod team's lack of time to produce the mod. The developers decided to release a large amount of source files from the mod to the public to allow them to continue the mod.

Fast forward to February 2018, and the mod has been revived by an ambitious team of developers who aim to continue where the RTB team left off, and continue the project under a new name: Raising the Bar Redux.

The team, lead by Kralich, has released many developer updates and despite facing a leak of an unfinished build in September of 2018, the team has pressed on, and the progress they are making has been very impressive.

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