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GoldenEye: Source HL2 Mod Finally Out of Beta

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The GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 modification for Half-Life 2 has finally come out of beta.

The team behind the Half-Life 2 total conversion modification GoldenEye: Source has finally dropped the "beta" tag after three years of "code-based optimization." Version 4.1 actually went live on Saturday, December 11 and can be downloaded here for free-- just don't expect it to be an exact replica of Rareware's classic Bond-themed FPS launched on the Nintendo 64 console back in 1997.

"We want you to look at this mod and remember the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made," the team states. "We are doing our best to bring in the opinions of the community to create a game that everyone is going to enjoy. But, we are not here to recreate the game exactly how it was in GE64, a lot of things have changed since they first designed that game, mainly in technology and gamers experiences. We are here to take the game even further but at the same time provide a lot of those fun elements that hardcore GE64 fans will enjoy."

Weighing in at 1.19 GB, the mod includes 22 maps, some of which have been redesigned, some that remain intact, and several that were created just for the mod. The download also contains 11 characters, 8 game modes, 80 Achievements, over 50 music tracks, Python for custom scripting, help displays and fully customizable servers.

The team states that over 20 dedicated GoldenEye: Source servers are now up and running. The first version of the mod was actually released back in February 2009, however this is the first full, official release. That said, the new install will remove any prior betas and back up all Achievements, however it's suggested that users manually back up their Achievements anyway prior to installing v4.1.

Naturally gamers will need Steam and a purchased Source-based game to play the mod-- Valve's $4 standalone Half-Life 2 Deathmatch even qualifies.

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    godnodog , December 15, 2010 10:21 PM
    "remember the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made"

    What???? Maybe on GE64...
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    Czar ZAch , December 16, 2010 12:46 AM
    @micr0be

    ...are you stupid? That has nothing to do with the topic.
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    cappster , December 16, 2010 12:51 AM
    Well, I am downloading the mod and checking it out. My interest has been stimulated.
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    braneman , December 16, 2010 12:57 AM
    they are doing better than black mesa, lets make that our new duke nukem forever since it looks like the real one is going to be released.
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    eklipz330 , December 16, 2010 1:04 AM
    WHERE IS MY BLACK MESA
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    cashews , December 16, 2010 1:20 AM
    Goldeneye was an awesome multiplayer game in its time, and every now and then I dust of the 64 to have a game of it. So many fun hours spent in that game.

    A bit off topic, but 1 game I am really looking forward to is Battlefield 3.
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    Trialsking , December 16, 2010 1:42 AM
    BLACK MESA MOD PLEEZ
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    reprotected , December 16, 2010 2:00 AM
    You can't use HL2 Deathmatch for Source mods. And oh yeah... BLACK MESA SOURCE. OPERATION BLACK MESA. PLEASE.
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    eddieroolz , December 16, 2010 2:58 AM
    Good job to the programmers.
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    micr0be , December 16, 2010 4:41 AM
    Czar Zach@micr0be...are you stupid? That has nothing to do with the topic.


    lol didnt mean to hurt ur feelings there kid.
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    Ramar , December 16, 2010 6:57 AM
    Czar Zach@micr0be...are you stupid? That has nothing to do with the topic.


    Don't feed obvious troll.

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    theshonen8899 , December 16, 2010 10:52 AM
    I've played the mod and it's quite impressive. It's graphics are definitely better than the Wii GoldenEye that's for sure. I would much rather see a single player campaign for this game instead though.
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    tommysch , December 16, 2010 11:26 AM
    RamarDon't feed obvious troll.


    Well, he was right...
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    mchuf , December 16, 2010 11:51 AM
    branemanthey are doing better than black mesa, lets make that our new duke nukem forever since it looks like the real one is going to be released.


    Yah, but don't go to the Steam forums making that statement. The fanboys for this mod are unbearable.

    But here's a question. Which will be released first, Black Mesa or HL: EP3?
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    feeddagoat , December 16, 2010 11:57 AM
    I love source developers. great work guys downloading now. Gave me the idea to remake Doom or Quake or Wolf 3D using a newer engine. Bring a few classic games back to the masses. Prob suck by todays standards but I loved those games. TBH I think Deus Ex running on a newer engine (possibly the one used for the latest game) would still make GOTY. Now how many people will reinstall Deus Ex since its been mentioned? It's just one of those games!
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    thearm , December 16, 2010 12:00 PM
    cashewsA bit off topic, but 1 game I am really looking forward to is Battlefield 3.


    Off topic again... I agree. Can't wait! I just hope it will be more like BF 1942 where you can get into ships and subs... ect...
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    bill gates is your daddy , December 16, 2010 12:54 PM
    I like pie
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    zak_mckraken , December 16, 2010 1:17 PM
    Sweet. I know what I'm doing tonight!
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    Anonymous , December 16, 2010 1:32 PM
    GE64, the "first" and "greatest" FPS ever made? Ummmmm, no. It was a great game no doubt, and it introduced a lot of console kids to the concept of a FPS, but it is hardly the greatest FPS, and definitely not the first. Doom/Quake still own that crown guys.
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