And now for something completely different [1]

Posted by Pvt_John on Jul 19, 2004 - 08:25 PM

We have a new server running the Half-Life Rally mod. In case you have not heard of this mod, it is a rally racing game built on the Half-Life engine.

Don't laugh! It actually works and it's fun.

The way I understand it, they got around the problem of the limited size of the maps in HL by -- get this -- shrinking the cars. As far as the engine is concerned, all the cars are about the size of a squirrel. Now imagine a squirrel on some large map like dod_campagne (for you DoD players) or Eden (for you SM players). Suddenly, there's plenty of room to race around! Of course, all the textures and other elements have shrunk, too, so the car appears to be a normal size in the game, as does the landscape.

Here is the server info:
  • Server Name: SunLit Rally Racing
  • Server IP:
  • Mod: HL Rally [2]
HL Rally Art HL Rally Art HL Rally Art HL Rally Art
The mod is free. If you've got Steam, all you need to do is install the mod and a patch. Get the HL Rally 1.0 self-install [3] and the HL Rally 1.1 patch [4]. Install 1.0 first, then the patch. Both files are installed to your "C:>Program Files>Steam>SteamApps>{your e-mail}>half-life" folder.

Happy racing!
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