The Security Complex

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|prefix= |designer= |previous=''Office Complex (chapter)|The Office Warrens'' |next=''Alien Research Lab'' }} '''''The Security Complex'''''Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha Walkthrough (WalkThru.doc) (September 4, 1997) is a location and chapter cut from ''Half-Life''. It was meant to be the third chapter in the game. A playable version can be found in the Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha. ==Overview== This chapter is set in a large warehouse setting. The level begins in a corridor built around a silo. The door to the silo is locked, so the player must navigate into the storage areas, avoiding an active Automatic Turret and solving a puzzle to safely get through the air ducts, to reach a control room on the surface. A large battle was to take place between human and alien forces on the visible landing field outside. From here, the controls can be used to shut down the Automatic Turret and unlock the silo door at the beginning of the chapter, allowing the player to return to that point and continue into the silo. ==Fate== The chapter was cut following ''Half-Life''{{'}}s significant reworking in late 1997. While the chapter's general premise eventually evolved into ''"We've Got Hostiles"'', none of the levels would later be reused in any ''Half-Life'' game. ==Behind the scenes== The player can interact with many props such as crates and drawers in the levels. In the map c1a3b, there is a desk drawer with a developer note only visible in a level editor that states "flash grenade in here". The flash grenade is not present in any build of ''Half-Life''. ==Gallery== ====Alpha==== FileAlpha c1a3 01.jpg|The entrance on the west. FileAlpha c1a3 02.jpg|The entrance to Silo D-002. FileAlpha c1a3 03.jpg|Behind the door. FileAlpha c1a3 04.jpg|Catwalk to the second floor. FileAlpha c1a3 05.jpg|The unused elevator on the east. FileAlpha c1a3 06.jpg|Marine patrolling the area. FileAlpha c1a3 07.jpg|The security checkpoint. FileAlpha c1a3 08.jpg|The airlock. FileAlpha c1a3a 01.jpg|The security room. FileAlpha c1a3a 02.jpg|The vending machines. FileAlpha c1a3a 03.jpg|The vent puzzle. FileAlpha c1a3a 04.jpg FileAlpha c1a3a 05.jpg FileAlpha c1a3a 06.jpg|Automatic Turret protecting the elevator to the surface. FileAlpha c1a3a 07.jpg FileAlpha c1a3a 08.jpg|The ventilation system. FileAlpha c1a3a 09.jpg FileAlpha c1a3a 10.jpg FileAlpha c1a3b 01.jpg|The flooded storage room. FileAlpha c1a3b 02.jpg|From another angle. FileAlpha c1a3b 03.jpg|The computer center. FileAlpha c1a3c 01.jpg|The control room. FileAlpha c1a3c 02.jpg|The landing field. ====Pre-release==== FileHLPF 11.png FileHoundeye pack small.jpg|The entrance to the silo. FileHalf7.jpg FileHECU early smg aimed.jpg FileHECU early sc2.jpg FileHECU early sc1.jpg FileHLPF 21.png FileHLPF 12.png|Inside the airlock. FileHl10093.jpg FileHl10094.jpg FileHLPF 14.png|The flooded storage room. FileHLPF 06.png|Ditto. FileBullsquid half submerged.jpg|Ditto. FileHLPF 13.png|The computer center. FileHECU early landing.jpg|The control room. FileM35 on helipad 1.jpg|The landing field. FileM35 on helipad 2.jpg|Ditto. FileEarly landing field 02.jpg|Ditto. FileEarly landing field 03.jpg|Ditto. FileEarly landing field 01.jpg|Ditto. File0089-stealing food.jpg FileSoda run.png ==References== {{reflist}} ==External links== *{{YouTube|PU5mSUN8HF4|''Half-Life'' trailer from 1997}} - Features footage at 0018, 0026, 0038, 0117 *{{YouTube|rmWce02xLbs|''Half-Life Preliminary Findings'' - Introduction}} - Features footage at 0019, 0023 *{{YouTube|FerAlK9GRSY|''Half-Life Preliminary Findings'' - Ken Birdwell interview}} - Features footage at 0024 *{{YouTube|liaoOIVPSxE|OGR - Monster of the Week preview from 1997}} *{{YouTube|FE3hwTGO698|''Half-Life'' trailer from GameStar magazine}} - Features footage at 0105 *{{YouTube|phTjVY04_k0&t{{=}}12m26s|''Half-Life'' Alpha developer playthrough}} - Recorded from the included demo files. {{Chapters}} {{Locations}} {{Black Mesa}} CategoryBlack Mesa Research Facility locations CategoryCut locations CategoryHalf-Life Alpha chapters