Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

September 3, 2008 -

The real Berlin Wall came down in 1989, but Half-Life 2 owners can check out a virtual recreation thanks to an awesome-looking Berlin Wall map which has been posted on the Garry's Mod site.

An explanation accompanies the download:

The anticipated BerlinWall map has been released. The map offers singleplayer experience from the view of an East German citizen, dreaming of living in the West Germany. The gameplay in the map is non-linear, you can take many paths to west. Also, avoid making mistakes, they can be deadly, and remember to check everywhere for some sort of weapons.

The map works the best in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, but like common Source-based maps, it also works in Garry's Mod. Not offering the best gameplay experience in it, but works great for posing and comics.

GamePolitics reader Michael Jürges tipped us to the map. He writes in an e-mail to GP:

Although I haven't had the opportunity to play the map yet, the mapping seems, judging from the screenshots, pretty accurate (I'm German myself and I've been to this part of Berlin as well). Personally, I think this might be quite a good idea - reenacting historical settings and immerge oneself into this virtual environment can, perhaps, contribute to a better understanding about what the people who had to endure these challenges in order to escape from the East German regime felt like.

GP: This is something I'd love to check out, so I guess it's time to re-install HL2.


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Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

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Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

From playing this, I have learned that there was no excuse for an East Berliner to not simply run to freedom. I can make it safely to West Berlin with a solid 64 health.

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

Seriously Dennis, why would you uninstall Half Life 2? Anyway, glad to see there are G-Mod players here!!!

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

I've thought of trying to do a map of O'Connel (Sackville) St. during the Easter rising, but I'm only an amature with G-mod and I can never find the time.

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You mean hammer. ;)

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

Noob question. I downloaded the map and extracted it into the correct directory, but am unsure on how to start it. Someone mind helping me out?

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

In hl2, open your console and type "map mapname.bsp", should run it if i recall.

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

Woah, that's fantastic.  I was 5 when the wall came down, but I don't remember seeing it on TV or anything.  This should be a multiplayer co-op map so that gamers can get together and recreate the tearing-down -- and Valve provides the crowbars. ;D

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Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

I love real-world maps

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

 Wow.  I am offended.  GP, you've uninstalled Half Life 2?  With hard drive space so cheap these days there's no reason not to keep HL2 installed.

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

Spiff. I'll download it later.

Re: Berlin Wall Map Offered for Garry's Mod (Half-Life 2)

This is pretty incredible, I saw the actual wall come down in '89 and it was amazing. There are only markers left on the ground where the wall stood now, and they don't really convey what a landmark it used to be. In that regard a sim is an excellent tool for teaching and remembering the what a potent symbol the wall was of the East-West divide. (and oppression of course.)

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