You wake up in a dark alley, not knowing anything. What has happened anyway? You struggle after the truth and answers. Answers you want to know in the darkness and fear, which makes your heartbeat race like violent blows against your head. Where do "they" come from? What has happened? Are you just turning insane? The time is up; you can't stay there reading your smses forever. It's time to head out and find the answers. Cry of Fear is a singleplayer modification of Half-Life 1 which brings you the horror you've always been afraid of. It's a total conversion of Half-Life 1, which means it uses NO Half-Life 1 content or other peoples' files. It's all made exclusively by the developers. It also uses new gaming styles that you will rarely find in Half-Life mods, such as advanced cutscenes and other stuff that will be revealed at a later date.

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Welcome to another thrilling Cry of Fear update. Not much on the table this week, although we do welcome 2 new members, as well as go over a few things and general progress.

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Welcome to another thrilling Cry of Fear update. Not much on the table this week, although we do welcome 2 new members, as well as go over a few things and general progress.

First off, we'd like to welcome the latest addition to our team: Tim "Milo" (AKA Oh No Melon) Curry. Tim is handling the weapons side of 3D modelling and texturing, giving assistance to long-time member Spork. He's already well underway with a certain task, which is looking greater by the minute. Welcome aboard, Milo!


As I mentioned before in the previous news post, my PC was, and still is, completely out of action. It will randomly switch itself off with no prior warning, and booting from my primary HDD causes it to be slower than any PC I've ever had before, in my entire life. This means that my mod work has to be done via my ancient, ancient laptop, which can only run Cry of Fear at about 2 fps. The laptop really is that slow. So that means that while I can continue programming, I can't really test what I make. Someone else has to do it for me. I'm sure you can imagine how annoying that can be.


This, however, does obviously not affect other progress. Mapping is going ahead at fantastic speed, as recently showcased by this picture. I can't stress enough how much this does not detriment any other areas of the mod, so stop panicking.


A phrase you may have seen bandied-about recently is "donator-specific features". What is this, you may ask? Simply put, those who have donated to the mod 10 dollars or more will be rewarded with an extended version of the mod upon release. Those who don't donate, still obviously get the full mod with no reduction in anything except EXTENDED features. Features such as one of the SMG weapons, shown here (work in progress)


The Steyr TMP (lol) is a low-power SMG with a high rate of fire, it can quickly turn the tables in your favour in a tight situation. Ammo is extremely rare, so use it wisely.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for future updates, as the TMP is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to donator rewards. Oh, and we should say, only donations equal to or over $10 will grant you the special bonuses. Some people were intending to donate 1 penny to the mod just so they can get these features. Not only is this a waste of their time and money, it's a waste of ours too.

Until next time,
Minuit

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skrongstyle
skrongstyle

Minuit buying more nerd chocolate with that money the people donated :V

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mjnowak
mjnowak

Is that legal? just wondering lol

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staberas
staberas

donations? yes it is legal ..

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Apples_of_Doom
Apples_of_Doom

I like the way this is turning out. ;) but
broken PC?
donations?
didnt Dead Before Dawn do something like this hmm.

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EricFong
EricFong

but cry of fear is way too better than dead before dawn.

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Minuit Author
Minuit

That's a pretty good conspiracy theory you've got going there. Unlike Darth Brush, I don't need a new PC. I've recently upgraded it myself (you know, from having a job) in the past few months, so to buy a new one using donated funds would be ridiculous. I will fix my PC myself, in my own time, and if it needs it, with my own money.

Stop being paranoid. Thanks.

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skrongstyle
skrongstyle

Chill homie. We ain't accusin'

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Vosla
Vosla

Minuit, did you tried to exchange the power supply? Last machine I got a hold on with your mentioned symptoms had a damaged power supply that randomly switched the PC off or stopped it right in the middle of POST. The mainboard didn't get enough power.

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Minuit Author
Minuit

That's one of the things I must try. I've already tested the RAM, the HDD, the grounding, making sure any loose cables are plugged in properly etc, so the power supply is the next step. Thanks for the info mate.

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zombieOnion
zombieOnion

Is the mod set in Sweden?

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Have you ever watched one of the CoF videos? They are all in English.
BTW, this some very nice news.

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Danboe
Danboe

Probably hard for you to spot, but there's some Swedish things here and there in the media.

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Ashkandi
Ashkandi

" Well it's not set in Stockholm, it's more like in GTA, where Liberty City is meant to be New York. :) "

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spaqin
spaqin

Uhm... Can I donate after relasing the mod and still get donators' features?

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Minuit Author
Minuit

Possibly we could release periodic donator patches to include the new donators who have donated after release, but I dunno.

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Mr.John
Mr.John

Maybe Ill donate my USP :o

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

"After donating, please PM James (Minuit) through the forum details of your donation AND the path to your hl.exe file (Usually C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\half-life\hl.exe, replace username with your steam account name) to gain the special priveledges."

I wonder why the path of HL1 if affected when you are donating o_O...? I mean why you just don't do by SteamID authorizations? I don't really know how it works but it's what Synergy does if I remember correctly. Same for a few other mods (like Modular Combat with SteamID bans which doesn't allow you launch the mod)
EDIT: the mod is really great, and I'll consider donating when a few other exclusive features will appear

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Minuit Author
Minuit

Because Steam IDs can't be accessed in single player mode in the HL1 engine as far as I'm aware. I did some extensive testing, and even emailed Valve about it (with no response, I might add) and even if you're online on Steam, it simply returns the Steam ID as STEAM_ID_LAN. Every time.

It works on Synergy, Modular Combat, Sven-Coop etc because they're MP mods.

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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot

Looks really awesome. HL1 is still a lot easier to mod then HL2.

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

Pretty awesome! I love terror/scary games... and this is just epic... More epic this is just an half life mod. But if this were original it would sell like bread...

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

Wait, two new team members? I know Milo is the new one but who is the other new member?

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Minuit Author
Minuit

Lol. Nah.

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HounderKnight
HounderKnight

What does the extended version include? Not asking for anything super specific, obviously. Weapons would be one thing, but what else?

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Seaal
Seaal

THAT SUCKS! I WANTED that very cool smg! (TMP) IT LOOK AWESOME AS HECK!

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ZOMG:3
ZOMG:3

thats a sweet smg :D

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Seaal
Seaal

Someone who donated could do this: Get the TMP and UpLoAd it! (I'm not saying I want them to do it. If I really wanted that tmp, I could just donate.) Just Be careful whoever donates.

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