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...
- The unique game universe with the
interesting characters and own story line.
Processor with 1 GHz
Processor with 2 GHz
Launch the installer and choose you Half-Life folder.
If you use Half-Life WON, choose the folder:
If you use Half-Life with STEAM, choose the folder:
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steamapps\<your_account_name>\Half-life .
There are several ways to launch PARANOIA:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Question: I want to tweak the new graphic effects. Which console commands and parameters should I use to control the new graphic effects?
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.
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.22.214.171.124 (or higher) to play PARANOIA without issues.
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.
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 126.96.36.199 or higher to play Paranoia without issues. Try to update your Half-Life.
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!
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.