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README
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HL2 - RELOADED (FAKEFACTORY CINEMATIC MOD V6 FULL Build 1.0)
for Half-Life 2 / Half-Life 2: Episode One / Half-Life 2: Episode Two
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TO PLAY THIS MOD, YOU MUST OWN HALF-LIFE 2 / EPISODE ONE / EPISODE TWO
FULLY INSTALLED AND UNLOCKED!

MY RETIREMENT FROM MY RETIREMENT

During developing of the previous version, i stated my intention of withdrawing from the modding business. I did that. One month. I love the modding to much to give up, but i want to hold my word: CM5 is dead. But now CM6 is here.

I've learned my lession and so let me say these very clear words: This mod is the result of my own very personal taste. If you don't like the mod, delete it. But please ... STFU ... and let other people decide for themself.

PURPOSE OF THIS MOD:
- Raise the quite outdated graphical appearance to a state-of-the-art level
- Give the HL2 trilogy a more stressed, darker and minatory look
- Complement the atmosphere with a emotional cinematic music soundtrack, that fits the action on the screen
- Replace the low-resolution textures with high resolution counterparts and more detailed environments (hires melones!)
- Complement the storyline with the unused content from the original games
- Refresh the look and feel with optional new HD models
- Add more replay-value

CHANGES SINCE CM 4/5:
- More Alyx variations
- Reworked sounds and music
- Almost all textures reworked or updated
- Added Hires-Detail-Overlays
- Fixed two potential crash-bugs
- One pack for all episodes

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Remember to activate "High Quality" graphic settings in the options dialog.
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32 BIT WARNING:
This mod was developed and tested on 64 Bit Windows. It is NOT supported on 32 Bit Windows, because of the limited Userspace with 32 Bit systems. You can try it on 32 Bit, but prepare for crashes.

On some 32 Bit systems it is possible to overcome this limitation with some boot.ini switches for raising the userspace limit. I'm not going into detail here, because those tweaks are dangerous and should only be done by people, who are knowing exactly, what they do.

TECHNICAL INFO:
This mod's binaries are modified for memory allocation beyond 2GB. To prevent STEAM from overwriting this binaries with its own copies on each start, the mod ist using a little launcher, that reroutes STEAM's original binaries to >NIL.

Start this mod only with the shortcuts in your start menu (that were created during installation)!


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:
- DX9 capable graphics hardware with minimum 256 MB VRAM. (512 MB recommended)
- 2.5 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

- Fully installed STEAM Client; You can't start the mod without STEAM running.
- Fully installed and unlocked HL2 / EP1 / EP2; Make sure, you have started those games in the past.

HD MODELS AND THE CHARACTER PIMPER:
By default most of the optional HD-models are disabled. You can use the "Character Pimper" to switch between HD models and original VALVE models.

The Alyx HD-model was built from scratch, all other models are based on massive modified POSER7 models and compiled with a rewritten studiocompiler, that is allowing a much higher polycount than VALVE's original
compiler. The facial animations were build with 3DS MAX and exported with Cannonfodders VTA -exporter.


USED SOFTWARE FOR THIS MOD:
Adobe Photoshop CS2
3DS MAX 8
E-Frontier Poser 7
Microsoft C++ Visual Studio 2005
Powerbasic 8
VALVE Source SDK
Sony Soundforge 7
Sony Vegas 7
Crazy Bump 5
Cannonfodders SDK tools
Autoplay Mediastudio Pro
Setup Factory

USED TEXTURE RESOURCES:
Majang.com
3d.sk
Dosch
Own photos

USED MODEL RESOURCES:
contentparadise.com
efrontier.com
daz3d.com

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