• Valve Cut Content V2+1.1
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  • VALVE CUT CONTENT V2+1.1: Digging through Valve's trash since 2003... and then some... This is the place to discuss cut content from any of Valve's games. This is also the first Valve Cut Content thread on the new Facepunch. Treat 'er gently. The interest in Valve cut content specifically emanates from the original 2003 Half-Life 2 leak. In 2003, a German hacker gained access to Valve's files, and grabbed several of them for his own use.  Some other hacker took the files from the first guy, and then leaked them to the internet. This is an overly simplified version of the story, but it's how the 2003 version of HL2 made it onto the open web. The theft/leak/whatever included tons of cut content, ranging from slightly-different textures, to entire enemies, story sections, maps, sounds, and much more. Additionally in 2003, Valve released a book titled "Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar", which explained several elements of the development of several games, including concept art, unused story elements, and renders of old content. Because of this being the foundation of the community more or less, Half-Life 2 cut content is still sought after to this day.  There are many assets that still remain lost or broken beyond repair. Another possible reason people care so much about HL2 content is that the series has had a 9+ year drought since the last game, and many have resorted to trying to find some fun in the old files. The cut content has been an inspiration to many source mods and other projects over the past decade. Some examples of completed (or at least, released) HL2 leak-related mods include, but are not limited to: http://www.moddb.com/mods/depot http://www.moddb.com/mods/insolence http://www.moddb.com/mods/dark-interval http://www.moddb.com/mods/missing-information http://www.moddb.com/mods/cremation Here's some HL1 alpha based mods: http://www.moddb.com/mods/shft-no-mercy http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-in-deep http://www.moddb.com/mods/rainfall http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-absolute-zero Here's some neat Left 4 Dead cut content mods: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Left4DeadZero And some of the honorable mentions, some ambitious or interesting mods that may or may not still be alive: http://www.moddb.com/games/conscript Additionally, many of the leak assets have been ported to the modern source engine formats, and can be found in several places.  One example would be the Garry's Mod Workshop on Steam. For information on leak content, potential story points, and other information, look to the two big Half-Life 2 related wikis. Combine OverWiki Half-Life Wikia Just remember that wikis can be edited by anyone, and the content that is written is NEVER set in stone. If you'd like to join the official Valve Cut Content discord, you can join here. Some additional resources may be added below, such as noteworthy content fixes, newer content leaks (in the off-chance Valve still has this stuff lying around), or whatever seems to contribute to the community as a whole. Official Valve Cut Content Discord Valve Cut Content / Promotional Material Archive Half-Life Project Beta website (Russian) Some sources of news for valve-related things, including cut content, announcements, etc: Valve News Network ValveTime And to give back to the community, here's a bunch of stuff I've worked on. Half-Life 2 Leak Props Complete(mediafire mirror) - Every (at least ~98%) world prop present in the leak that either doesn't exist in retail, or has been changed in some way.  All converted to work in the modern Source engine.  Does not include weapons, npc's, etc. Half-Life 2 Leak Props SOURCE (gmod) Half-Life 2 Beta Weapons Pack V2 Collaborating with BattlePope, we managed to kinda-sorta make a decent pack including many of the cut weapons from HL2 for Garry's Mod. If you would like your mod/content added to the OP, shoot me a PM or contact me on Steam. V1: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1253345 V2: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1521400 V2+1: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1544804
  • Should've been called "Stop eating dicks and use the old Facepunch thread until it's not full"
  • I honestly love these posts im so glad there is a community around this, keep up the good work.
  • Bitchin!!! i've always wanted to play this content, just never knew where to get it!