GoldenEye: Source

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GoldenEye: Source
Developer(s) Team Goldeneye: Source
Engine Source
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Linux OS (server only)
Release date(s) December 11, 2010
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer

GoldenEye: Source (abbreviated GE:S or GES) is a total conversion mod developed using Valve's Source engine. GoldenEye: Source is a multiplayer remake of the 1997 Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye 007, itself based on the James Bond film, GoldenEye.[1][2][3]


Development for the game began in 2005, led by founder Nicholas "Nickster" Bishop until his suicide by charcoal inhalation on May 24, 2006 at the age of 27. Bishop left a suicide note stating his interest in discovering the afterlife.[4]

Version history[edit]

Alpha 1[edit]

GoldenEye: Source "Alpha 1" is the first release of GoldenEye: Source, and was released on December 26, 2005. This release received more than 65,000 downloads in the first 2 weeks. This release had limited content. Included in the installer were four maps, Facility, Facility Backzone, Caves, and Egyptian, but several unofficial maps were created by the community. Seven Weapons were included, the Silenced PP7, ZMG, Hunting Knife, Throwing Knife, KF7 Soviet, Auto Shotgun, and Golden Gun. The only characters included were James Bond, with several suit color skins, Oddjob, and General Ourumov.[5]

Alpha 1.1[edit]

Alpha 1.1 was a patch to the original GoldenEye: Source release and was released on January 12, 2006. It fixed several bugs that were present in Alpha 1.0, as well as added several new models and textures, such as actual ammo crate models modeled after their GoldenEye 007 counterparts to replace the Half-Life 2 ammocrate models.[5]

Beta 1[edit]

The first Beta release of GoldenEye: Source was released on December 27, 2006, with an unofficial patch created by a developer released a year later. The patch fixed some of the bugs present in the first beta version, but was not officially supported by the development team with support only available from a topic in the GoldenEye: Source forum.[6]

System Requirements[7]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system Vista/XP/2000 Windows 7
CPU 1.7 GHz Processor Intel Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
Memory 512MB 1GB
Hard drive 1 GB of free space 2 GB of free space
Graphics hardware DirectX® 8 level Graphics Card DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
Network Internet connection required

Beta 2[edit]

GoldenEye: Source Beta 2 (released February 7, 2009) was the culmination of over 2 years of work to completely overhaul the GoldenEye: Source mod for the Orange Box version of the Source Engine. This overhaul constitutes new and greatly improved work from any of the other builds.[8]

Beta 4[edit]

GoldenEye: Source Beta 4 (released February 19, 2010) brings developers many steps closer to a final version of the mod and introduces a tremendous amount of polish in both gameplay, coding, and presentation. Some of the major changes include Rolling Explosions, Bullet Penetration, and Living Daylights, Capture the Key, and Live and Let Die gameplay scenarios.[9]

Version 4.1[edit]

Version 4.1 was released on December 11, 2010. This was the first non-beta release.[10]

Version 4.2.4[edit]

The current version, Version 4.2,[11] was released on August 3, 2012, after a year and a half of development.


The mod received two awards in the 2006 Moddb awards, a win in Editor's Choice[12] for the Reinvention category, and was player-voted 3rd place in the overall category Mod of the year, rising from their fourth placed finish in the unreleased category of the 2005 awards.


  1. ^ Senior, Tom (2010-12-13). "GoldenEye: Source released". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 
  2. ^ Plunkett, Luke (2010-12-14). "There's A PC Remake Of GoldenEye Out Too, You Know". Kotaku. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 
  3. ^ dudesterravensfan (2012-08-29). "Should You Play It? Goldeneye Source (Half-Life 2 Mod)". ScrewAttack. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 
  4. ^ Miller, Ross (2006-05-24). "R.I.P. Nickster, gone but not forgotten [update 2]". Engadget. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Alpha 1 - GoldenEye: Source Wiki". Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ Beta 1.1h support topic
  7. ^ "V4.2 Release Documentation - GoldenEye: Source Wiki". 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Beta 3 Release Documentation - GoldenEye: Source Wiki". 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Beta 4 Release Documentation - GoldenEye: Source Wiki". 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  10. ^ GoldenEye: SourceAboutTimelineAbout. "GoldenEye: Source - Résumé". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  11. ^ "V4.2 Release Documentation - GoldenEye: Source Wiki". 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  12. ^ Editor's Choice - Mod of the year

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