Fake Factory's Cinematic Mod for Half-Life 2

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  1. Drac

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    Their pitch is - See Half-Life 2 like you've never seen it before.


    Purpose of the mod:
    • Unified Engine; play the game (HL2 / EP1 / EP2) with the latest Orangebox engine / Advanced HDR / Dynamic Shadows
    • Enhance the old HL2 maps with HDR, blooming, color-correction, new props
    • Eliminate all blurry / Lowres textures with new Highres textures and/or Hires-Detail-Overlays
    • Give the HL2 trilogy a more stressed, darker and uncomfortable look
    • Enhance the soundtrack with a semi-dynamic new hollywood-style music
    • Add optional HD characters
    • Add more replay-value

    Requirements
    • Requires 64 bit version of Windows
    • 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
    • DX9 capable graphics hardware with minimum 512 MB VRAM (1024 MB recommended)
    • Fully installed STEAM Client; You can't start the mod without STEAM running.
    • Fully installed and unlocked HL2 / EP1 / EP2; Make shure, you have started those games in the past.

    This mod pushes HL2 to use more than 2GB of RAM which is more than the 32 bit Windows can address for a single application so it won't currently work on 32 bit operating systems. Sorry XP/Vista 32 users (psst, get windows 7 already!)...


    Before & After Screenshots...

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    They made a nice video for it too showing some of the alternate actors/character models...



    Now for the bad part, the full download size is around... 9.6GB!

    Good news for Internode users, they're mirroring it so you get it unmetered:
    Games On Net File Library :: Half Life 2 - FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 10 Final (stand-alone, full)

    This is Version 10 "final" of the mod, but it's not actually the big F "Final" final version of the mod, just a milestone in the project. There will most likely be later versions 11, 12, etc...

    There might be other mirrors, you'll have to search for them yourselves but for Aussies that'll most likely be the fastest one. More in-depth info about the mod can be found on the official site (they don't list download mirrors though, just Rapid share links.. bleh) Home of FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod
     
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  2. Thermal Ions

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    Wow - especially those system requirements.
     
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    [strike]Standalone?[/strike]

    Nevermind, I see you need HL2, Ep1 and Ep2 to play those episodes and Ep2 to play it at all ...
     
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  4. Dalienx

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    maybe the effects just dont show up in the screenshots, but it looks pretty much the same to me :s

    Edit: Ok the video looks nice, might give this a shot..
     
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    Looks pretty impressive, going to check it out i thinks :)
     
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    ugh, got about halfway through the download last night when it failed, the error claimed i had run out of harddrive space. (ive got about 700gb free on that drive lol)
     
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    doh, should have thought of that. thanks drac.
     
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    Dx - you have a drive with a capacity of over 700GB and it's formatted as FAT32?!?! :eek:

    :bigstupid:
     
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    My external 500GB is Fat32 (which can support up to 2TB) because I use it on both a Mac and a PC.
     
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    Mac OS X still doesn't have NTFS read/write support? Bummer...
     
  12. MrWizard

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    Well i have installed it, very impressed with the change for sure.

    Posted a few screenshots: Ill post more when i get further into the game.

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    LOL ... my thoughts exactly
     
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    lol. yeah its a western digital 1tb external usb drive.
     

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