Forget About Freeman!


{{Chapter Infobox
|image=FileC3a1 entrance.jpg|250px
|designer=Dario Casalihttp// Casali brothers article on Wikipedia (edited by Dario Casali on December 8, 2006)
|previous=''Surface Tension''
|next=''Lambda Core

'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is the twelfth chapter of ''Half-Life''.

{{See2|story information|the Half-Life storyline article}}

The chapter begins in Bay 3 of the undeground Lambda Bunker. With airstrikes taking place on the surface, Gordon Freeman|Gordon hears a radio communication that tells him Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|the military is beginning a full retreat from Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa. Making his way through last section of the facility on his way to the Lambda Complex, Gordon finds this area infested with alien creatures and covered with Snark Eggs and web-like alien materials. To reach the elevator that descends to the complex, the player has to navigate through the canals and a large vehicle repair bay where Marines are battling with alien forces.

===Half-Life Alpha|Alpha===
{{Main|Communications Center}}
''Communications Center'' is the predecessor of ''"Forget About Freeman!"'', and is the fifth chapter in the Half-Life Alpha|Alpha version of the game. Originally beginning in the loading bay, the player was to enter the Communications Center to unlock the door to the Reactor Labs at the beginning of the chapter. The loading bay survived into the final game while its general premise, including unused dialogue clips, were recycled for ''Half-Life Uplink|Uplink.

===Other versions===
The Energy Cannon is not present in the console ports of the game. The level code for the chapter is "Soldiers Eat Tacos" in the Half-Life (Dreamcast port)|Dreamcast version. The Half-Life Source|Source version contains a couple of test maps that include portions of the chapter.''Half-Life Source'' (hl1devteste.bsp)

==Behind the scenes==
The original chapter title was ''"You're On Your Own"''.''Half-Life Day One'' (titles.txt) The title ''"On Your Own"'' can be also found in the maps. The multiplayer map, ''Lambda Bunker'', is based on the first two maps of the chapter. Unused Black Mesa Announcement System Black Mesa Announcement System/Quotes|lines for the chapter can be found in the sentences file used for the speech system. The area is referred to as "Central Command and Communications" in the text strings.

The FileC3a1 hall.jpg|inaccessible Lambda Complex door before the canals is named "c3a2_ncrdoor1", a leftover from the Communications Center era of the chapter. The FileGeneric 111d old.png|early texture for the door had "WikipediaNuclear Regulatory Commission|USNRC" written on it. In addition to this, the brush work matches the room with the large lift from the beginning of the chapter ''Lambda Core''. It is possible that the player was to unlock the door and enter the complex from here.

The FileC3a1a tank01.jpg|desert area with the tank is named "comm start" in the source file of "c3a1a".hl1-wc-maps (c3a1a.vmf) This means this area was used as an entrance to the Communications Center at some point. The source file also includes a tank that faces the other way, an unused tank design, and a truck. It should be noted the FileC3a1a gate.jpg|wall in the same area is a mirrored brush work from the dam in the chapter ''Surface Tension''. It is possible that the developers intended this to be the area behind the inaccessible door on the dam. In ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'', the area behind the door is a large storage facility.

The FileC3a1 elev.jpg|inaccessible elevator at the beginning of the chapter was to be used as a shortcut for returning back to the loading bay after configuring the satellite dish of the Communications Center.Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha (version .61) Notes (Half Life Main v6.doc) (August 26, 1998)

There was to be a second tank in the place of the Energy Cannon in the tunnel that leads to the Lambda Complex.hl1-wc-maps (c3a1b.vmf)

The freight elevator that the player rides down at the end of the chapter is based on the design of the freight elevator seen in the manga ''WikipediaAkira (manga)|Akira''. This elevator is also reused in ''Opposing Force'' and ''Half-Life Blue Shift|Blue Shift'', while a previous different elevator in the chapter ''Unforeseen Consequences'' referenced ''Akira'' as well.


FileC3a1 booth.jpg|The booth.
FileC3a1 bay.jpg|The loading bay.
FileC3a1 elev.jpg|The inaccessible elevator.
FileC3a1 snark.jpg|A Snark Egg.
FileC3a1 base.jpg|The basement.
FileC3a1 hall.jpg
FileC3a1a canal01.jpg|The canals.
FileC3a1a canal02.jpg|Ditto.

FileC3a1a tank01.jpg|A tank.
FileC3a1b leak.jpg|The radioactive leak.
FileC3a1b bay.jpg|The repair bay.
FileC3a1b debris.jpg|The debris.
FileC3a1b cannon.jpg|The Energy Cannon.
FileC3a1b gate.jpg|The gate.


FileHldc c3a1b leak.jpg|The radioactive leak.
FileHldc c3a1b bay.jpg|The repair bay.
FileHldc c3a1b debris.jpg|The debris.
FileHldc c3a1b cannon.jpg|The Energy Cannon area.


FileGeneric 111d final.png|Lambda Complex door.
FileGeneric 111d old.png|Early version.

==Associated media==
*{{ImagecatInline|"Forget About Freeman!" images}}

*''Half-Life'' soundtrack, ''Half-Life soundtrack|Apprehensive Short''
*''Half-Life'' soundtrack, ''Half-Life soundtrack|Hard Technology Rock''


CategoryHalf-Life chapters