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USS Darkstar follows a scientist on a deepspace scientific mission aboard an interstellar spacecraft. When an experiment goes awry, the player has to defend against aliens. This mod was featured by the PC Gamer magazine on its demo CD in 2001.
  
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
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'''USS Darkstar''' is a [[Half-Life]] [[mod]] created by Neil Manke and his team, largely based in Canada. The mod follows Gordon Freeman and several other scientists on board '''USS Darkstar''' a large exploratory starship that resembles the Nostromo from the movie Alien. Very early in the game, a security guard is injured on an Away Mission to a nearby planet and is taken into the sickbay.
sets it apart from other mods in its genre. This is broad information and can include what the mod
 
is now as well as what is intended for the future.
 
  
== Features ==
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When the scientists are operating on the guard, a headcrab bursts from his chest cavity (coupled with the Nostromo look of the Darkstar, this was most likely also inspired by Alien) forcing the scientists to activate the incinerator. The flame jet kills the headcrab but also detonates a fuel canister, which creates a chain reaction.
  
* a quick list of features
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This causes a surge which badly damages the Darkstar's main computer, deactivating all the forcefields and letting loose the aliens. The aliens kill most of the crew, but Freeman manages to reach an escape pod and escape the ship, shortly before it explodes. The game ends with Freeman's pod heading towards the nearby planet, pursued by a large alien vessel.
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* they give the viewer a quick overview of what is in the mod
 
* you don't need to list every minute feature here
 
  
== Media ==
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At least one other scientist also survived the destruction of the Darkstar. During Freeman's entering of the labs, the escape pod elevator can be seen through the window, down which the scientist is heading. When reaching the escape pod launch room, one escape pod has already been launched.
  
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USS Darkstar was "selected by Valve Software for presentation at the first Half-Life ModExpo at San Francisco in 1999." -- John "Chief" Phillips, 01/02/06, [http://planethalflife.gamespy.com/View.php?view=Previews.Detail&id=1 Black Widow Games: Five Days of Fear (Day 1)]
steadfast rule, but it's a good idea of when to decide to make your mod's page.
 
 
 
== History ==
 
 
 
A brief history of the mod.  How long has it been around, what kind of changes has it gone through,
 
what problems had to be overcome.  You know. Whatever. If you want it.
 
 
 
== Team ==
 
 
 
Some information about the mod team.
 
 
 
== Localized versions ==
 
 
 
Information about the localized versions of the mod.
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
* Links to other related articles within the wiki (optional).
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* [[They Hunger]]
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* [[They Hunger: Lost Souls]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
  
 
* [http://manke.planethalflife.gamespy.com/darkstar.htm Official website]
 
* [http://manke.planethalflife.gamespy.com/darkstar.htm Official website]
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* [http://www.fileplanet.com/50828/download/USS-Darkstar Download]
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===Reviews===
  
'''Reviews'''
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* [http://tenfourmaps.telefragged.com/php/review.php?gameid=hl&levid=ds Ten Four Maps review]
* [http://tenfourmaps.telefragged.com/php/review.php?gameid=hl&levid=ds Ten Four Maps]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20051119083759/http://www.hangar16.com/Features/Reviews/darkstar_revu.htm Hangar 16 review]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20051119083759/http://www.hangar16.com/Features/Reviews/darkstar_revu.htm Hangar 16]
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* [http://vhoh.tripod.com/darkstar.htm VeNgEaNcE's House Of Horrors]
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* [http://underworld.fortunecity.com/doom/281/mods/ussdarkstar.htm --The Maniacal Realm-- USS Darkstar Review]
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* [http://hornetking.planethalflife.gamespy.com/hkukussdstar.html Hornetking UK Half-Life]
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* [http://pages.eidosnet.co.uk/~sironfoot/halflife/darkStar/halflife4.htm IRONPLANET]
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* [http://hotel.planetquake.gamespy.com/mank.htm Quake Map Hotel]
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* [http://planethalflife.gamespy.com/View.php?view=LOTW.Detail&id=127 Level of The Week - USS Darkstar - Planet Half-Life]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:47, 4 June 2009

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USS Darkstar follows a scientist on a deepspace scientific mission aboard an interstellar spacecraft. When an experiment goes awry, the player has to defend against aliens. This mod was featured by the PC Gamer magazine on its demo CD in 2001.

Overview

USS Darkstar is a Half-Life mod created by Neil Manke and his team, largely based in Canada. The mod follows Gordon Freeman and several other scientists on board USS Darkstar a large exploratory starship that resembles the Nostromo from the movie Alien. Very early in the game, a security guard is injured on an Away Mission to a nearby planet and is taken into the sickbay.

When the scientists are operating on the guard, a headcrab bursts from his chest cavity (coupled with the Nostromo look of the Darkstar, this was most likely also inspired by Alien) forcing the scientists to activate the incinerator. The flame jet kills the headcrab but also detonates a fuel canister, which creates a chain reaction.

This causes a surge which badly damages the Darkstar's main computer, deactivating all the forcefields and letting loose the aliens. The aliens kill most of the crew, but Freeman manages to reach an escape pod and escape the ship, shortly before it explodes. The game ends with Freeman's pod heading towards the nearby planet, pursued by a large alien vessel.

At least one other scientist also survived the destruction of the Darkstar. During Freeman's entering of the labs, the escape pod elevator can be seen through the window, down which the scientist is heading. When reaching the escape pod launch room, one escape pod has already been launched.

USS Darkstar was "selected by Valve Software for presentation at the first Half-Life ModExpo at San Francisco in 1999." -- John "Chief" Phillips, 01/02/06, Black Widow Games: Five Days of Fear (Day 1)

See also

External links

Reviews