Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's début title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

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I’m literally typing this while I’m at work there’s nothing to do, and I brought my laptop with me. Let’s do this!

Programming progress

This will pretty much be the only section for this update. I'll explain why after the video:

The plan for the next few updates will be videos showing the coding work being done for the mod. The reason for doing this is I started over with the programming for the mod (as seen in the last live stream). The previous builds of the mod used probably the most unstable bases of the Spirit of Half-Life code on the internet, and my contributions only made it worse. Not too long ago I got info on what version of SOHL I should be using, and now I have a much more stable build of the game. So, I can redo work I’ve previously done that now isn’t up to my current standards.

Another plan is to make tutorials for the features I program into Shaft, so people who want a new gun, enemy, or visual effect will be able to add it to their own mod. I also want to make tutorials for features that never had a proper tutorial for implementation done before. That or the tutorial is just terribly made, or the game was updated so the tutorial is no longer correct.

One last thing is asking if anyone wants to help me with programming for Shaft. While my skills have improved since I started working on this project. I'm still not perfect, and there are things I still can't do. For instance, I still can’t get the battery to draw properly. You would think it would be a simple fix, but I seem to be having a lot of trouble figuring it out. I could figure it out if I spent more time tinkering with it, but that will continue to slow everything else down. So, that's why I'm asking for a hand with some of the coding work. I can assure that you will be in the credits for your work, and I might even gift you a game on Steam for your hard work. If anyone is interested then drop me a PM either on Mod DB, or on Steam.

Everything else

Obviously more work has been done other than programming. The rest of the team has been working on models, and maps, and sounds that might not be that significant on their own, but as a whole make Shaft what it is. While I make 99% of the posts, this mod wouldn't be around if it wasn't for the rest of the Freeze Team and the excellent work they do!

Well, I ran out of things to say about this update article. Stay tuned for more videos, and other such media in the near future!

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SLeNd3rMaN23 Oct 12 2015 says: +1 vote     reply to comment
FanProgrammer Oct 7 2015 says:

GoldSrc not dead

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TheUnbeholden Sep 30 2015 says:

Great mod Half-Rats: its going to get a full release next month.

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Ayaz345 Sep 8 2015 says:

half life-its super shooter and many classic mods mostly Half Life is the most popular shooter

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snark567 Sep 13 2015 replied:

Most popular shooter is Pac-Man

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Silver-Bird Sep 28 2015 replied:

no half-life is better

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PMDLEADERSHINX Sep 2 2015 says:

Half-Life just might be the most mod-possible game ever

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snark567 Sep 5 2015 replied:

But not as fun as Superman 64

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You're joking right?

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Run. Think. Shoot. Live.In Half-Life, players assume the role of the protagonist, Dr. Gordon Freeman, a recent MIT graduate in theoretical physics, and also a recent employee at Black Mesa. After an experiment that goes horribly awry when an unexpected Resonance Cascade (an apparently completely fictitious occurrence) rips dimensional seams that devastate the facility, Gordon must fight to escape the now alien-infested facility as creatures from another world — known as Xen — subsequently enter…

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