Combine Interface

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| name=Combine Interface
| affiliation=Combine
| type=Computer/interface system
| usedby=*Judith Mossman
*Barney Calhoun
*Wallace Breen
*Alyx Vance
*Overwatch Soldier
*Civil Protection
| entity=N/A
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'''Combine Interfaces''' are found wherever the Combine reside. Notably, they are featured throughout City 17, Nova Prospekt and the Citadel. They are used to control nearly all aspects of Combine technology.


FileD1 trainstation 010004.jpg|thumb|left|Barney covertly using the interface to inform Kleiner of Gordon's arrival

The command panels found in City 17 are generally used to open and close gates, and they may also be used for communication, as seen when Barney Calhoun communicated with Isaac Kleiner in the opening levels of ''Half-Life 2''. The majority of command panels found in Nova Prospekt are used to work the systems around the facility – such as gaining access to surveillance cameras or transporting prisoner pods. They are also used to work the teleporter that Doctor Judith Mossman helped build for the Combine. The command panels in the Citadel are only seen conveying Breencasts, while they probably possess other functions also. When looking closely at some of the modules, the words "Combine Mainframe Access Command Module" written in English can be seen.

Ordinarily, command panels can only be operated by Combine personnel. However, Alyx is seen using an EMP Tool to assume control of the panels. Barney has a limited Civil Protection clearance, which allows him to operate some, but not all of the panels.

==Behind the scenes==
*While the combine keyboards have three models (001,002 and 003), the screen names have only two (001 and 003), suggesting there were three screen models originally in the game.


FileCombine interface panels.png|A Combine command center made up of multiple panels and monitors.
FileEp1 citadel 000000.jpg|Breen's face on an Interface during the Episode One introduction.
FileEp1 citadel 010001.jpg|An Interface in the Citadel.
FileEp1 citadel 010003.jpg|An Interface being operated by a Stalker.
FileEp1 citadel 010004.jpg|A monitor-less variant.
FileEp1 citadel 010007.jpg|Breen's recording appearing when Alyx tries to operate the interface.
FileCombine interface logo.svg|Combine logo found on the keyboards.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''

CategoryCombine technology