|name=''FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod''
|developer=http//cinematicmod.com/who_is_fakefactory.php Juergen Vierheilig (FakeFactory)http//cinematicmod.com/who_is_fakefactory.php Who is FakeFactory? on the official website
|genre=Add-on / patch
|platform=WikipediaMicrosoft Windows|Windows (64-bit for the HD versions of Version 9 and beyond)http//cinematicmod.com/cinematic_mod_9.php Cinematic Mod 9 on the official website
'''''FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod''''', also simply known as '''''Cinematic Mod''''', is a mod that aims to improve ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes, and push the Source engine capabilities as far as possible. It was created and is developed by a 45 year old (as of 2012) German IT-service-business employee, Juergen Vierheilig, aka FakeFactory.http//cinematicmod.com/who_is_fakefactory.php Who is FakeFactory? on the official website The current version is Version 13.http//cinematicmod.com/cinematic_mod_2013.php Cinematic Mod 13 on the official website
FileCinematic mod 10 superportal.jpg|Comparison of the original and the updated versions of the destroyed City 17 in Version 10.|thumb|right|200px
''Cinematic Mod'' adds cinematic effects, new music (mostly consisting of several tracks from the ''WikipediaBatman Begins|Batman Begins'' trailers), new sounds, new physics effects, HD textures, custom HD models, http//developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/$jigglebone jiggle bone effects to Alyx, modifies weapon strength, etc. to ''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes. The new Alyx model, introduced in Version 5, is based on Brazilian model WikipediaAdriana Lima|Adriana Lima. The more recent versions make the maps richer in terms of atmosphere, and features many new models (such as more vegetation, or many more shipwrecks along the Coast).
The new music and HD models are optional, allowing to play a simply "improved" game. The "Character Pimper" was introduced in Version 5 when players were complaining about not being able to play with the real look of the original characters.
Vierheilig states that his mod was never planned as a community project. He merely shares what he created as a practice exercise while he was learning modeling, texturing and coding.http//cinematicmod.com/who_is_fakefactory.php Who is FakeFactory? on the official website
''Cinematic Mod'' is not without criticism from the community. While some praise Vierheilig's work, many argue that his new HD character models are poorly made, lewd, unrealistic, and out of place in the ''Half-Life 2'' universe, that the new music is inappropriate for the ''Half-Life 2'' universe, or that some textures are inappropriate. When the patch to Version 5 was released, Vierheilig stated that it would be the last version, since he had grown extremely disappointed and tired by the criticism and bashing of his work. He argued that his mod was free and that he owed nothing to the community, and that he did not understand why gamers were complaining about features that were optional, i.e. the new music and models.http//halflife2.filefront.com/file/FakeFactory_CM5_v08_Patch_Final_Release;84277 FakeFactory CM5 v0.8 Patch Final Release on FileFront
FileFake factory logo.svg|Logo used in most official screenshots.
FileFakefactor Alyx V8.jpg|HD Alyx in Version 8, based on Brazilian model Adriana Lima.
FileCinematic mod 10 nexus.jpg|Near the Overwatch Nexus in Version 10.
*http//cinematicmod.com/index.php Official website
*FileYouTube favicon.png http//www.youtube.com/user/FAKEFACTORY YouTube channel