PARANOIA - single player total conversion mod based on Half-Life

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1. INTRODUCTION
2.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
3.
INSTALLING PARANOIA
4.
LAUNCHING PARANOIA
5.
TROUBLESHOOTING and TECHNICAL QUESTIONS


1. INTRODUCTION

Paranoia - a free to play total conversion singleplayer modification for Half-Life (GoldSrc engine).

You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...

Features

- The unique game universe with the interesting characters and own story line.
- Levels based on the references taken from the real russian architecture and enviroment.
- New visual effects (bump mapping, gloss, detail textures etc).
- Improved AI of the enemy and friendly NPC.
- Improved aiming system (Iron Sight)
- Music from the famous Russian rock band named "
SLOT" and our own tracks in "dark ambient" style.
- Subtitles system in russian and english languages.


2. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimal configuration:

Processor with 1 GHz
64 Mb Ram
3D accelerator video card (32 Mb) with OpenGL mode support
Soundcard, Mouse, Keyboard
Half-Life v 1.1.1.0 or higer

Recommended configuration:

Processor with 2 GHz
512 Mb Ram
3D accelerator video card (128 Mb) with OpenGL mode support
Soundcard, Mouse, Keyboard
Half-Life STEAM v 1.1.2.0


3. INSTALLING PARANOIA

Launch the installer and choose you Half-Life folder.

If you use Half-Life WON, choose the folder:

C:\SIERRA\Half-Life

If you use Half-Life with STEAM, choose the folder:

C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steamapps\<your_account_name>\Half-life .


4. LAUNCHING PARANOIA

There are several ways to launch PARANOIA:
1) Use the "PARANOIA" shortcut on your desktop.
2) Run the !Launch_game.bat file located in the mod's folder.
3) Create a shortcut for the hl.exe file with the following parameters: -game paranoia -32bpp -gl
4) Run Half-Life. Choose "Change game" in the main menu. Choose "PARANOIA", and then click "Change game".
5) Run the mod from STEAM's My Games list.


5. TROUBLESHOOTING and TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

5.1 Missing graphic effects
5.2
Error message: "The specified video mode is not supported!"
5.3
Error message: "This OpenGL mode is not supported!"
5.4
Music volume too loud
5.5
Low framerate (FPS)
5.6
Anti-cheat services prevent me from playing online
5.7
Console commands and parameters
5.8
Dynamic shadows
5.9
Modding the mod
5.10
Compatibility with Half-Life: Source
5.11
Error message: "windows cannot find 'hl.exe'..."
5.12
Error message:
"TextMassegeParsemassegeCount>=MAXMASSAGES"
5.13
HUD and crosshairs are gone
5.14
No transparency at the models

5.1 Missing graphic effects

Issue: The new graphic effects (bump maps, gloss effects, etc.) are missing! What should I do?

Solution: Check that the opengl32.dll file is present in your half-life folder. The mod needs this file to display the new graphic effects. If the file is missing, copy it from the paranoia\sdk folder to your half-life folder. Without opengl32.dll in the Half-Life folder, the new graphic effects will not be available.

5.2 Error message: "The specified video mode is not supported!"

Issue: After launching the mod, I receive the following message: "The specified video mode is not supported!"

Solution: D3D and Software video modes are NOT SUPPORTED in PARANOIA. The mod works only in OpenGL mode with 32-bit colors. Start the mod by running !Launch_game.bat file located in the mod's folder.

5.3 Error message: "This OpenGL mode is not supported!"

Issue: After launching the mod, I receive the following message: "This OpenGL mode is not supported!"

Solution: The mod works only in OpenGL mode with 32-bit colors. Start the mod by running !Launch_game.bat file located in the mod's folder.

5.4 Music volume too loud

Issue: The volume is too loud, but I can't change it in the Audio tab.

Solution: Launch the mod and go to Options > Multiplayer > Advanced > MP3 Volume. Change the values from 1.0 to 0.1 and click OK to apply.

5.5 Low framerate (FPS)

Issue: I have a high-end system, but my framerate is too low (10-14 FPS)! How can I improve my framerate?

Solution: Update your video drivers and adjust the graphical settings in your video card control panel to improve the display of applications running in OpenGL video mode.

5.6 Anti-cheat services prevent me from playing online

Issue: After installing PARANOIA, I am not allowed to play online with my multiplayer HL mods. The anti-cheat services call me a cheater! What is going on?

Solution: The anti-cheat services react to the presence of the opengl32.dll file in the half-life folder. Remove the file to solve the issue, but don't forget to put it back when you want to play PARANOIA.

5.7 Console commands and parameters

Question: I want to tweak the new graphic effects. Which console commands and parameters should I use to control the new graphic effects?

Answer:
- gl_renderer PARANOIA renderer for all the new OpenGL effects
- gl_detailtex detailed textures
- gl_bump bump mapping
- gl_specular gloss mapping
- gl_grayscale gray scale
- gl_blurtest motion blur (parameters from 1 to 20)
- gl_dynlight dynamic lighting
- subtitles subtitles

5.8 Dynamic shadows

Question: Where are the dynamic shadows in PARANOIA?

Answer: Unfortunately dynamic shadows are not supported by our mod's renderer.

5.9 Modding the mod

Question: I want to make an additional level for your mod. How can I do it?

Answer: MOD's toolkit (which includes documentation, FGDs, level examples, code sources and new compilers) can be found right at download page.

5.10 Compatibility with Half-Life: Source

Question: Does the mod work with Half-Life: Source?

Answer: No, it's dont work with HL: Source. The PARANOIA is working with Half-Life (GoldScr engine) only. You need Half-Life v.1.1.1.1 (or higher) to play PARANOIA without issues.

5.11 Error message: "windows cannot find 'hl.exe"

Issue: After launching the mod with sortcut or !launch.bat, I receive the following message: "windows cannot find 'hl.exe' make sure you typed the name in correctly, and the please try again."

Solution: The game can't find the hl.exe because you install it into the wrong folder! When you run the installer and change the directory to point to your Half-Life folder the installer creates another Half-Life folder in your Half-Life folder. To solve the problem uninstall PARANOIA, then reinstall it and only point the directory to \Steam\steamapps\<your_account_name>. Then the installer will say "Do you want to use the existing Half-life folder?". Say yes and all will install fine in the right folder. Also you always can edit the install path manually without "Browse" function.

5.12 Error message: "TextMassegeParsemassegeCount..."

Issue: When I click on the new game it begins to load the game and then write this: "tmessage:TextMassegeParsemassegeCount>=MAXMASSAGES"

Solution: Your version of Half-Life is outdated. You need version 1.1.1.0 or higher to play Paranoia without issues. Try to update your Half-Life.

5.13 HUD and crosshairs are gone

Issue: When I went to play the game, the HUD and crosshair are gone. How to get it back?

Solution: Try to use console command "hud_draw 1" in the console window. If it will not help you should reinstall the PARANOIA. Do not forget to make a backup copy of your game save files!

5.14 No transparency at the models

Issue: There is no transparency at the models in the game. The trees is black and the ballistic face shield is non transparent too. How to fix it?

Solution: Download THIS FIX and unzip files to your Half-Life folder. It will help to add transparency to the models.











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