As Rick is very tied up at the moment, I thought I would let you know
about a little gnome I met.
I like playing Half-Life 2 so much, I usually play all episodes again
and again while I am waiting for hard drives to format, or operating
systems to install.
my third run through Episode 2, I noticed a small garden gnome lying
under a "benchtop"? in the first communications room.
I had no idea why someone would have put it in the game unless they had
wanted it to be taken out on an adventure (as one does with garden
I decided that he would go to as many places that I go and I would
capture interesting screen shots of his adventure, as best possible.
has probably been done before, but what did I care,, I was going
to have some fun.
I always run on the hardest modes and I did not use any cheats on his
adventure, though I did have to reload several times.
It was time consuming in some places to get him along roads and through
I have always thought the cars (or buggies) that are in these games
be given a storage space so you can carry a small load (like a gnome
I also tried to place him on a solid base for his photographs, though
this was not always possible as events around you would sometimes knock
him over or away from the action.
It was a priority to get him into every captured frame, but again, this
was not entirely successful.
It was almost impossible to get him into action shots, so,, I
would photgraph him just before or just after a major event had
I think he still appreciated it.
Needless to say ... Those who have not played the game yet will
most likely not appreciate these pictures.
"(25) How did I get here" should keep some of you guessing as to where it is and how to get
there without cheating.
love finding short cuts after the second run through any game, without
using map editors.
original Half-Life 2
game has many shortcuts.
picture "(54)Trapped in a warp" was interesting in that it was a
situation that would not progress.
I had accidently put the gnome down where Alyx's dad was just going to
He tripped over the gnome and died
. Very strange.
The game went into a funny mode and funny graphics, and would not go
Reloading fixed the situation of course.
hope others will continue with this gnome's adventures, and will keep
looking for those shortcuts..
Bye for now...
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