Half-Life 2: Episode Two
|Half-Life 2: Episode Two|
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If you could make it suck less, that would be awesome.
Specifically: JPEGs! Unfinished sections! Surely this game deserves better.
Like Half-Life 2, there are tons of unused models that were either unused or leftovers from the original game, including content from City 17.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the third part of the yet-unfinished adventure of Gordon Freeman where Eli Vance prepared for "Unforeseen Consequences".
- 1 Unused Textures
- 2 Unused Models
- 3 Source Particle Benchmark
- 4 Combine Advisor Unused Particle Shield
- 5 Unused Combine Advisor Battle AI
- 6 Unused Citadel Explosion Animations
- 7 Proto1 Weapon
Unused Chapter VGUI Icons
Chapter 8. This is early Photoshop work on an image of an early version of ep2_outland_12a as seen from the HUD on the bottom-left corner and an extra Alyx, hence why only concept exists here.
ep2_intro.bsp was supposed to be loaded into the game, but it never appeared for nine entire years, then later got leaked on the Facepunch forums and quickly taken down by mad retail fans.
Both of them can be seen if you create a chapter0.cfg and/or chapter8.cfg in the ep2/cfg folder.
An overview of a removed map called devtest can be found. This map and other devtest maps were found in the NVidia Shield versions of Half-Life 2 and it's episodes.
What appears to be an early rendition of Magnusson that can be found under "effects/magmonitor_idle" and "effects/magmonitor_talk".
A vehicle seen in the gameplay demos, but didn't make it to the retail and was replaced with the Muscle Car. The vehicle resembles the Scout Car from Half-Life 2. The texture and handling files for the Jalopy remain in the retail game files. There are modifications online to restore this car, but the majority of them involves it replacing the Muscle Car.
The Barn Advisor originally started life as a Juvenile Advisor. The model seen to the right has been leaked a few times, but it doesn't exist in Episode Two by default. The texture does, however.
Has a sequence named "explode" but it's 500 frames of nothing.
The texture for this model and the power box cover are both found in Half-Life 2: Episode One.
Half-Life 2 leftover.
Half-Life 2 leftover.
In props_dev, found in the models directory, there is one box which comes in two flavors, the regular cube grid one, and the other being White with a Taste of Testing.
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Two melons were originally planned for Episode 2 according to the leaked map sources but were cut very late into development
The texture is called metalfloor005a, none of which is located inside "materials/models/tanker"
Static copy of the Muscle Car.
Source Particle Benchmark
This is a demo of the new engine improvements, like shadows and particle showers. But people who have dissected the files have found some early content related to Episode Two within. The file level_voices_episode_02.txt shows there were some differences in speeches and that there were two cut rebel characters, Cyril and Fred, both named after science fiction writers Cyril M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl.
Combine Advisor Unused Particle Shield
Found as "advisor_psychic_shield", this unused shield uses the Particle system shown in the Benchmark, but the file is found in the retail version.
Unused Combine Advisor Battle AI
This video shows unused Combine Advisor Battle AI, hinting that Gordon was originally to fight one in Episode Two. However, recreating this behavior requires a rebuild of the game engine to get it to work.
Unused Citadel Explosion Animations
There are various unused explosion animations for the Citadel that are never used in-game. It can be heard at the end of Episode One, but it can't be seen due to the Citadel being a simple skybox card, without animations.
There exists a sample weapon never compiled in the Source Engine 2007 branch of Episode Two. The only remnants of the weapon are source code referring to it. The compiled version of the weapon itself looks like a 357. Magnum, but in reality is a laser bolt weapon. Changing this string of the weapon script below will look exactly like an AR2, the only difference being it acting like a laser bolt rifle.
|The Half-Life series|
|Windows||Half-Life (Prototypes) • Half-Life: Opposing Force • Half-Life: Blue Shift • Half-Life: Source|
Half-Life 2 (Prototype) (Lost Coast, Episode One, Episode Two)
|Arcade||Half-Life 2: Survivor|