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November 6, 2007 11:55 AM   Subscribe

City 7 is a Half-Life 2 mod of Toronto.

Be sure to check out their media page for some screen shots. My fiancee informs me that the North York City Centre is as dimly lit and post-apocalyptic as the screen shot suggests.
posted by chunking express (28 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
God, we don't talk too often, but I have a big important favor to ask of you. Please let Half-Life 2 posts be the next overwhelming trend on MeFi. Thank you.

Oh, wait, that's not god. It's a waffle stuck to the ceiling.
posted by Plutor at 11:59 AM on November 6, 2007 [5 favorites]


Cool! Total coversions and giant level designs always impress the hell out of me. This makes me want to dig up HL2 and start playing it again, all over from the beginning.
posted by jquinby at 12:00 PM on November 6, 2007


They are looking for more people to help them finish the project. They look to have done a whole lot. I haven't booted up into windows to try it out just yet. The screen shots look wicked.
posted by chunking express at 12:04 PM on November 6, 2007


LOLTTC
posted by Krrrlson at 12:05 PM on November 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is exactly what always appealed to me about 3D gaming. I wonder if they'd do Crewe rail yards and environs if I begged abjectly?
posted by Abiezer at 12:14 PM on November 6, 2007


Bah, Toronto this, Toronto that. Where're my Hamilton mods?
posted by the dief at 12:19 PM on November 6, 2007


It's like Jane and Finch, but all of Toronto!
posted by patr1ck at 12:31 PM on November 6, 2007 [4 favorites]


ha! instead of TOR being a standin for NYC, it's actually being used as itself. is this a first?
posted by mrballistic at 12:37 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Woah. Some things should never be reproduced. Dundas Station's tiles foremost among them.
posted by GuyZero at 12:42 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, "Vomit Yellow" isn't an easy shade to match.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:46 PM on November 6, 2007


Bah, Toronto this, Toronto that. Where're my Hamilton mods?

I have a feeling it wouldn't look that different from the actual Hamilton.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:59 PM on November 6, 2007


So, Toronto Mefites... How's that little head crab problem going?
posted by LordSludge at 1:03 PM on November 6, 2007


There's nothing more thrilling than seeing the most mundane things one encounters on a daily basis recreated with alarming accuracy. I hope they update the token machines to reflect the new price increase.
posted by SassHat at 1:23 PM on November 6, 2007


I wonder if they'd do Crewe rail yards and environs if I begged abjectly?

Your objective would be to wait for 43 minutes in the Lemon Tree cafe for the connecting train to Colwyn Bay.
posted by greycap at 1:41 PM on November 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


This is exactly what always appealed to me about 3D gaming.

Agreed, once upon a time I used to use BSP to build capture the flag levels for Quake based on Central Washington University. Of course they were nothing compared to projects like this. It's amazing what can be done with the current generation of games.
If only I had the time to play with this kind of stuff again.
posted by Tenuki at 2:07 PM on November 6, 2007


I used to use BSP to build capture the flag levels for Quake based on Central Washington University.

I once made a Doom II map based on the album cover for Dark Side of the Moon.

I, uh—that's it, really. Anecdote over.
posted by cortex at 2:47 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would like this even more if they'd set it up so that the subway station didn't say DUNDAS. It should be set up so that it very obviously used to say DUNDAS but our benefactors renamed it STREET 14.

And there should be a bunch of Civil Protection hanging out at a Timmy's. Sorry... Dr. Breen's House Of Coffee And Also Donuts.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:09 PM on November 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wow, I skipped this over earlier and ... wow.

This is so impressively awesome. Maybe I'll have to pick up HL2 after all.
posted by blacklite at 4:03 PM on November 6, 2007




I made one based on Homer Simpson's head! And... yeah.

posted by Neale at 5:04 PM on November 6, 2007


Wow. I fail at metafilter.
posted by Neale at 5:05 PM on November 6, 2007


Sweet. I'm all over this when I get home tonight!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:48 PM on November 6, 2007


Back in the old days, I once surreptitiously measured my friend's house and built a Doom II map of it and brought it to a LAN party (BNC cables!).

It was great when it took him a while to figure out just where he was -- I think the realization occurred when he was in his own kitchen and his mom was a Baron of Hell and there was an Arch Vile in the fridge.

Good times.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 9:12 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is exactly what always appealed to me about 3D gaming.

It can be weirdly disconcerting when done in reverse: I once lead my wife around Alcatraz and the warf in San Fransisco based solely on my time there in Tony Hawk 4. It took me like 5 minutes to be ok with the sensation.
posted by yerfatma at 6:14 AM on November 7, 2007


led, not lead. It was spatial, not time-displacement.
posted by yerfatma at 6:14 AM on November 7, 2007


My friend recreated are high school as a Marathon Infinity map for a grade 12 computer science class project. It was awesome.

I'm not sure how well a project like that would go over now.
posted by chunking express at 7:36 AM on November 7, 2007


Wow. I'm sure this is a natural instinct for any fps gamer. Half the time I ride the El in Chicago I just think how amazing of a BF2 level the loop would be. The Merchandise Mart would be a humongous fort, the bridges could all be raised and only fixable by engineers, snipers can take positions up at Marina City, etc.
posted by damn dirty ape at 8:01 AM on November 7, 2007


Laggy, buggy, and when a soldier drops a shotgun it disappears.

They got 2 out of 3 right.
posted by poweredbybeard at 7:03 AM on November 8, 2007


OK, I've finally tried this and it's really really not very good at all. Unless you know Toronto, I guess, and want to see what they've done (which is make the Source engine look like Quake 2 circa 10 years ago) with the city, I find it impossible to recommend.

If you're looking for some sweet single player mod action, get Riot Act (where the voice acting is bad not not as laughably inept as this) or Minerva (which is all-around excellent, despite some moments where it's hard to know where you're meant to go next).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:55 PM on November 26, 2007


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