(similar readme file as the one in the installation package)


Azure Sheep official site
About Azure Sheep
Story
Installation
New Weapons
New Allies
New Enemies
Tips
Bugs
General Information
Half-Life High Definition Pack
Thanks to
Prefabs Used Or Work Based On
Webmasters
Review Sites

Team
Beta Testers
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©Y2k/2001 Azure Sheep Team
Images by DeMoN! WebDesign


About Azure Sheep


Azure Sheep is a single player mod for Half-Life.
It requires Half-Life version 1.1.0.0 or up.

The player is one of the Barney guards that is on post in one of the entrances of the BlackMesa facility.
When the chaos starts you realize that Kate, your college, code name 'Azure Sheep' is in the complex and in great danger.
You decide to rescue her...


Story


Barney is a security guard, well Barney at the moment is just Barney, or, well, “Just Barney”, because with all the recent mess at Black Mesa he can't remember his whole name ;)

Just Barney didn't want to be a security guard but, you know life, he was lead to be one; he had a secret dream, he was writing a novel and...but well this is another story.

Barney has another dream: to become a hero and rescue a princess, nothing more.

Now, when the big mess occurred, he was in the first security post of Black Mesa and a colleague of him, Kate, (codename “Azure Sheep”) seems to be trapped in. Barney will go and try to rescue her, what an occasion...


Installation


Create a directory in your Half-Life game directory (ex: Half-Life\asheep).
Extract the Zip to that directory, keeping is storaged structure.
After extractiong the files you must have a directory structure like this:

Run Half-Life and choose the 'custom game' option in the main menu and choose 'Azure Sheep'. Click activate and it's ready to play!


New Weapons


Beretta 92FS

Special Forces weapon. Modified model of the original pistol, similar to the Glock 9mm Pistol, carries the same ammo but causes more damage.

Primary attack

Fires one bullet.

Alternative attack

Rapid succession of rounds with the cost of accuracy.


M41A

Special Forces weapon. Prototype model of a automatic machine gun. Similar to the MP-5, carries the same 9mm ammo but causes more damage.

Primary attack

Fires weapon.

Alternative attack

Grenade Launcher.


Iron Bar

Acts like the crowbar. Very useful to brake crates in one hit.


Kate Medical Kit

Used to heal Kate and to know her health. Use with caution since you will not find many.
It only works on Kate and you must be close to her to work.
Alternative attack can be used without ammo. 

NOTE: when selected Kate will not move out of the way to let you pass, you will have to select another weapon if you want for her to move out of the way.

Primary attack

Restores some health to Kate.

Alternative attack

EnvSuit says Kate's health.


Poolstick

Acts like the crowbar. Very useful to brake crates in one hit.


Toad

Xen Life Form. Similar to the Snark but causes more damage.
Be careful not all Toads will go with you and some may defend themselves.

Primary attack

Releases one toad.


New Allies


Kate

Friendly female Security Guard.
She will help you in what she can but it's your mission to keep her alive and escape the BlackMesa complex with her.
Can be healed using the Kate Medic Kit.
Kate will not attack water based monster.

NOTE: when selected the Kate Medic Kit is selected she will not move out of the way to let you pass, you will have to select another weapon if you want for her to move out of the way.

You can't allow her to get killed!


Adrian

Friendly Grunt.
He will help you in what he can and will prevent other Grunts to attack you but be careful, if you attack him or a Grunt he, and the Grunts, will turn against you.

You can't allow him to get killed!


Barniel

Friendly female Security Guard. She will help you in what she can.


Gordon Freeman

Friendly scientist worker. You will have to help him during the MOD.

You can't allow him to get killed!


Gus

Friendly construction worker responsible for maintaining BlackMesa.

Gus is a bit coward, but he can be helpful.


HEV Barney

The old friendly Security Guard but now with a HEVSuit. He will help you in what he can.


New Enemies


Archer

Xen water monster. Will attack you as soon he sees you or move around you waiting for a change to attack.


Rat

Common rat. Will jump to your face as soon as he sees you trying to pull out your eyeballs!


Panther

Xen big monster. Only vulnerable in one spot, fires beams that can easily kill you in one single shot.
Not very intelligent and may stop to think what to do next instead of attacking you.


Special Forces

GMan army special forces.
Intelligent fast enemies that will use the terrain to attack you.
May carry a M41A, Beretta 92FS or Hand Grenades.


Magenta Alien Slave

Xen monster(?). Part of the mystery around BlackMesa.
Can fire beams.


Xen Terrorist

Terrorist group that heard rumors about Xen and want to provoke problems in BlackMesa.
Group leader may be a Xen. Used on training maps only.

 


Toad

Xen monster. Some can be used as a weapon. Will attack you as soon he sees you and will explode some time later.


Zombie Barney

Xen/Human monster. Slow ex-Barney, their long, sharp, claws are deadly.


Tips


- Azure Sheep is prepared to play Half-Life's soundtrack, so don't forget to insert the CD.
- Remember that in the first part of Azure Sheep you are a normal Barney with very little armor and without a HEV Suit . You will have to carefully plan your steps if you want to live.
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Kate doesn't attack water based monster.

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Kate will stop following you when using some things (like a retina scanner). She has to be hired again after using it.

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Don't leave Kate to far behind because she may not be able to follow you and you never know when she may be usefull.

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Don't get in the way of Kate when she wants to use a retina scanner.

- When the Kate Medic Kit is selected Kate will not move out of the way to let you pass, you will have to select another weapon if you want for her to move out of the way.

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If you notice that the maps are too dark don't forget  to set the gamma correction.

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A 3D card is recommended but not needed.


Bugs


- When using lifts that have doors if a door is blocked the lift may not work properly. To fix that load a game that you saved before using the lift.

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Sometimes the doors don't open because of a dead monster near them. To fix it explode the monster.

- Sometimes Kate doesn't follow the player. This happens because Kate can't find a path to follow the player. To fix this try to rehire her again or to walk against her so she moves out of your way and by doing that going to a place where she can find the path to follow you.
- Sometimes Kate don't walk across an area because there is a dead monster in the way. To fix it explode the monster.
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In the second map of the 'LAST STEP' chapter, the Special Force that jumps the wall very rarelly may became imune to bullet fire. To kill him just blow him up.


General Information


Title - 

Azure Sheep

Number of maps - 

51

Single Player - 

Yes

Cooperative - 

No

Deathmatch - 

No

Multilplayer - 

No

Difficulty Settings - 

Yes

New Sounds - 

Yes
New Graphics - 

Yes

New Models - 

Yes

Contruction base - 

New maps, Half-Life based maps and Opposing Forces based maps.
New models, Half-Life based models and new models kindly given to AS (see Thanks to section)

Map Editor used - 

Worldcraft 2.1

Model Editors used - 

MilkShape 3D 1.4.1,  MilkShape3D 1.5.7 and Half-Life Model Viewer 1.24, all by Chumbalum-Soft


Half-Life High Definition Pack


Azure Sheep can be played with the Half-Life High Definition Pack installed but some models and sounds from the Half-Life High Definition Pack aren't used in Azure Sheep.


Thanks To


Maggie for her great help.

Sacrecrow for the M41A mdl (now re-textured by Sven) and the "Darth Maul dual-ended Lightsabre” (used as a starting for the “poolstick”).

Tim van Dijk, aka Triggahappy, for the Beretta 92FS mdl.

Brian "EvilBastard" Collins for his "Drake" mdl we modified into the "Xen-fan Terrorist".

Freon for his mdl of G.Freeman dressed as a scientist, used for “Freeman in a car”.

Ian Waugh and David Dallaston for allowing us to use, respectively, the mesh of the head of the “Urban Girl” and the texture of the head of the “Female Vip”. The head is used with some modifications as the head of Kate.

Warfox and Bejita for hosting our mod on HalfLifeItalia and for the precious help given.

Vigilanti for a big big hint.

Calvin from Botepidemic.

Thanatos for his ideas and his reminding us of the day/night zones of the original Half-Life maps and other tips.

3Dcafe.com

MICHAEL'S Home Turf

The Wav Place

Wav Central

Wav Place

And to all we may forgot to put here...

Toadman would like to dedicate this mod to his "Kate".


Prefabs used or work based on


Special Force Truck and Xen Terrorist Truck - 

Espi

Arcade - 

trickydick

PC prefab, Tables Office and Radiator - 

Revolver

Barrels Explosion and M2HB Heavy machinegun - 

Razor

ToolChest, Dumpsters and Road Textures - 

Yak_Fighter

Explorer Headlights - 

C|oud [Mark Potnick]

Handdrier, Shower, Sink, Stall, Toilet and Urinal - 

CommanderJones

Army Trucks and Bradleys - 

Barry A. Bollinger
F16 - 

ShadowByte

Wood Floor Train - 

Paveway

Ferrari F40 - 

Dead Man Walking

Portable Bathroom - 

Alan "Xaejiin" Purdy

Blazer Jeep - 

Barney99

Nympho model - 

Kris Hauser
Paintings texture -  Ellusion
(converted to Half-Life by Evile Dick)
Worldcraft 2.1 prefabs -  by Valve


Webmasters


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Review Sites


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Team


Don't forget to send us your comments about the MOD:

Andrea "Toadman" B.
"Founder", plot, modeler, animator
Visit his own website
From Italy, male, age: too old to play with videogames, definitely.


Davide “DAV” Cintrão
Level Designer, plot, coder, textures, sounds
Visit his own website
From Portugal, male, age: 27


Sven Patrick
2D artist, skinner
From Germany, male, age: 16


Marco "DIT.{Z}" Di Timoteo
2D artist, skinner
From Italy, male, age: 21


Simone "DeMoN!" Zecchi
Webmaster/Webdesigner
Visit his own website
From Italy, male, age: 16


Guzel Allaire
as the voice of Kate
Female


Bruno Tavares
as the voice of Gordon and Adrian

From Portugal, male


Jenn "JennWolf" Kapler
as the voice of Barniel
Female




[ Azure Sheep ]
©Y2k/2001 Azure Sheep Team
Images by DeMoN! WebDesign