Source is a very powerful engine and from the very beginning was meant to run on anything, from low-end to high end. It will run on your laptop, should do quite nicely. With garry's mod, given it's sandbox nature can slow down any machine if you put too much shit in it. Say, a thousand cardboard boxes and a rocket....
It's here. As Fritz wisely points out. Of course it is, It's the original classic on a modern engine... however, if you read some Hl2 mapping forums, it does suffer alot from "hype backlash" for many a reason. Key reason is impatience, ie; "It's not out, it's DEAD" and another reason lies in the fact that many of the guys in the team are somewhat out-spoken.
Granted, they all have MASSIVE amounts of talent and from what little media they do release, it's always professional quality. Especially their trailers. Holy fuck they were good.
Another good mod is for Battlefield 2142. It is a total conversion and turns the game into Star Wars. It is called First Strike. At least 2 servers run the mod and on Saturdays, they have community games where the devs and a ton of other people play. www.fsmod.com
What about rugby 08 Mods? you know that these game is from 3 years ago,but fortunatly is a forum call The Rugby Forum(TRF) there are millions of mods...google it,and you'll find me,with the same profile...
Nightmare House 2 is just... amazingly fun. It's got some great scares, and plays really well. It's horribly named, and the first entry was terrible, but these guys randomly pulled out the best Half-Life 2 mod I've played yet. Don't bother playing Nightmare House #1, as they re-did it and put it in the second game as the prologue.
Some of its finer points: -Great voice acting (especially as far as mods go) -Genuinely interesting story and location. -The fucking creepiest gameplay events I've seen, from a retail game or mod.
Question: Has anyone ever thought of doing a "redvsblue" Halo mod? One that follows the events of the "redvsblue" story? I was thinking you could have it where you play as one of the red or blue characters, and it would start off with you playing them before they came to blood gulch at first. One could even make this a series of mods... since the rvb series spans all halo games. The idea of playing out the rvb story would be really cool to me. Maybe that makes me weird, but it's a thought.
I'm a Fallout 3 Modder. The current projects I'm working are D-Day, L455HF Prototype flight armor, and I'm working with some friends on a Starfox Mod. More information can be found at sammmersmod.webs.com (cause I'm too lazy to post all the information about the mods) =P
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dToRs1Jmg08 The final release for the conversion mod of Star Wars to Call of Duty 4 was released earlier this week. Looks pretty sweet. Anybody with Cod4 should try it out and see how it is... for me D: