Half-Life 2 Beta: Mega Build
is a special build of the so called "beta" version of Half-Life 2. A compilation of all fixes, patches and mods made for it since 2003.
No more searching, no more conflicting content, and no longer will you have to have several installations of the beta with different patches.
This build was made as an ISO image
If you have Windows 8 or later you can just right click the .iso file and press "Mount":
If you have Windows 7 or earlier - download WinCDEmu
, Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel
or DAEMON Tools Lite (preferably v.4.49.1) to mount it.
Once mounted run autorun.exe and this window will appear:
Press "Install HL2 Beta: Mega Build", select setup language and finally an installer will open.
After you choose the path where to install Mega Build, you will see this:
In here you can select whatever models and mods you wish to install. Let's have a look what's what:
Main content of the Mega Build (the "Beta" itself)
Materials from the retail version of Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Beta September 2003 original maps
Gasmask Citizen model remakes
Now that you know what's what, select whatever you wish to install and press next. The installation might take a while (the full installation takes up to 14 gigabytes of disc space).
After the installation is done, go to the folder you installed Mega Build into, find ModLauncher.exe
Launch it and choose a mod or a mappack to play
Press start and the game will launch. In the game use console and 'map' command to launch different maps. Some mods and mappacks have "New Game" button working. And that's all, enjoy the gameplay of the True Beta (c).
Don't forget to check the LeakNet download page
from time to time for newest builds of the patch that comes out pretty frequently. Also you can check Downloads section
on our site as we constantly uploading new fixes, mods and other stuff in there.
In this thread you can discuss this build as well as post your ideas what should be added in it and reports of bugs and what's not working well.