Have you ever wanted to see how Half-Life 2 levels combined look like a single continuous path? Noclip.website Creator Jasper has you covered, using the web-based map viewer to create a full City 17 image.
Not to be confused with the documentary series, Noclip is a smart place that allows you to upload levels of Dark Souls, GTA III, Psychonauts and more to explore how they combine. This library also includes all the Half-Life 2 maps, so last week Jasper decided to try loading the whole game at once.
I uploaded all 2 half life maps at once pic.twitter.com/d1dsaMIceWJuly 10, 2021
From aerial maps a combined 3D models, is not the first time someone has tried to unite Gordon Freeman's entire journey. But it is, as far as I know, the best interpretation of game environments divided into a continuous form.
It’s also shocking. The route through the streets, sewers, canals and rivers of City 17 never overlaps on its own and it is not until the coastal jeep section that serious intersection problems are seen (all this takes place a few dozen feet below of channels).
Of course, Half-Life 2 is a great game, and even Jasper’s trick fails to capture everything in one picture. However, they have given it a good chance with the isometric view of Noclip, which helps to place the districts and waterways of City 17 in a clearer context between them.
I have a spelling mode, so something like that? It can be a little hard to see because of all the overlays. pic.twitter.com/CpqMbw8YP3July 20, 2021
Unfortunately, the public version of Noclip will not allow you to pour dozens of levels into your browser at once. But it's a great tool if you want to learn how to combine your favorite game worlds, in the case of Half-Life 2, which allows you to look at invisible trigger blocks and small maps within a map that make up the sky box of each level.