By Onemanshow. For those tired of having to install fixes on-top of SMOD. This is a full install of SMOD 40a with all the needed fixes already included and installed to make it work after the changes Valve made to Half-Life 2 after the May 26th update in 2010 (its larger because it has the pre-updated maps, feel free to use them with other broken mods but you will need to fix gameinfo.txt of every mod yourself using the guide on steam forums).
UPDATED 07.25.2013 - This download link now includes the SteamPipe fix by Pepsifan04
NOTE: This will conflict with the stock install of SMOD 40a. So move or delete the "smod" folder in your STEAMmods folder if you have it. And make SURE you close and restart STEAM before playing as critical fixes will not apply until STEAM is restarted.
For those tired of having to install fixes on-top of SMOD. This is a full install of SMOD 40a with all the needed fixes already included and installed to make it work after the changes Valve made to Half-Life 2 after the May 26th update in 2010.
This installs just like normal SMOD. But do not extract this over your prior SMOD install. Heed the note above. This also requires you to have the Source SDK Base (2006) installed to play.
The only changes done with this version are:
-Made SMOD load AppID 215 (Source SDK Base 2006) so it loads SMOD's code.
-Made SMOD load Half-Life 2's Base GCF's through the addcontents feature.
-Made SMOD load .vpk files if available through gameinfo.txt (Pepsifan04)
-Put in train fixes from latest Outbreak release (Better than earlier fixes as it fixes them without removing the trains).
-Added pre-update version of maps that were updated with the May 26th update:
-Added rebuilt node graphs.
-Add pre-update scene files (may not actually be needed, but included anyway).
There are no unneeded changes, I.E expanded keybinds, fixed models, etc. Only what was strictly needed to make SMOD work as it did before the update broke it. Although thanks to the engine change, a few things may act slightly different.
You might notice this version is several times larger than the "Official" SMOD 40a. This is because all of the needed pre-update maps included in this. I tried methods where the maps would not be included to cut down the size, but i was not satisfied with them.
All the items currently in the archive should work with this. And future releases here will be built with this version.