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This is the most complete (because maps are still being produced) selection of Half-Life multiplayer maps of good quality every server must have.
Not only these maps were selected and tested, but also missing or damaged resources were recovered, mistakes and bad resources were fixed.
- 805 maps for multiplayer game.
- all required resources (textures, models, sounds, skyboxes, details, etc.).
- documentation, whenever available.
- original fixes that you won't find anywhere else.
- 7 playlists, sorted by genres.
- First of all - for players: no more need to spend hours digging a couple of nice maps out of mountains of garbage.
- For HLDM server owners: pack does not contain any trash like temporary files and you will find maps for every taste there.
- For collectors: this is history!
- For admirers of beauty: this is art!
- Original documentation was preserved and recovered (all text saved to mapname.txt).
- Recovered lost resources for many maps.
- Many maps were fixed (e.g. wrong transparency modes for ladders, fences, etc.).
- Maps were tested for playability.
- Fixed sounds: markers, frequencies, some loops were purposefully cut to avoid crashes on some HL versions and for smooth looping.
- In some rare cases "music" was cut off - huge WAV-files with horrible quality that were playing on the map (like the train announcer voice at the beginning of HL).
- Unpack the entire archive into Half-Life directory, when asked to "overwrite folder valve?" choose "yes".
- Note: all files are new (no standard HL files will be overwritten), they can be safely deleted to restore HL to its original state.
- Nothing else
- mapcycle.txt cannot be larger than 8KB (8192 bytes)! Because of this it is better to keep it in unix format (LF) - Half-Life does recognize it and more maps can fit inside.
- Some maps contain animated lights (flickering lamps, fire, etc.), that on some video cards may drop FPS from 60 down to 10! That's how the game is made.
- Old Half-Life versions (WON) have tighter limits on models, sprites and sounds - some maps may fail to run there.
- Also, some Half-Life versions are likely to crash because of unsupported sound file format (> 22050HZ, > 8bit, > 1ch) or those containing bad markers/regions/etc.
- Pack author: ~X~
- My respect goes to map authors - without them we wouldn't have anything to play!