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First of all, thanks to everyone who wrote suggestions, feature requests, bug reports and just showed interest in this project!

Next release, the X-Half-Life 3.0.3.8 will be a very significant one. There was an ocean of work done on code, mapping, modeling, texturing and other things. Let's shed some light onto upcoming key features.

Co-Operative

Arctic Incident CoOp Beta

After the previous release people complained a lot about absence of out-of-the-box co-operative missions. We fixed that. Last five months I've been busy (and when I say "busy" I MEAN it) working on my co-operation with XF-Alien on a co-op version of Arctic Incident.
This is a very neat single-player mod which I highly recommend to play. But making it really co-op'able turned out to be a really non-trivial task. It all seemed to work more or less, but actual gameplay suffered a lot without proper trigger_transitions, spawn spots, weapons and many other things you don't consider while making single-player maps. Arctic Incident was modified very heavily, it made use of the new scriptable Render System, weapon and monster customization, secrets and many other things. Map design changed, new locations added. It will be a different experience, believe me! The game does NOT require any special versions of Half-Life engine or anything else.

Render System

particle systems birth of the universe

The known among Half-Life modders RenderSystem overcame significant changes. A script-based implementation will be introduced. One script will include as many systems as the designer wants, all parameters can be tuned. Also it is not necessary to recompile and restart game every time. Almost no mapping is required (can be placed via online map patch scripts). Most systems were optimized further to make less use of the CPU cache, more compact instructions and unrolled expressions. As always, backward compatibility is kept to support older maps.

Maps

Arctic Incident CoOp Beta

After looking at lots and lots of maps made by various good designers I decided to update XHL maps to look more up to date too. I ended up remaking some, redesigning others. Improvements will be more than noticeable. I also started to make use of the new Jackhammer editor and it showed itself as a capable alternative to the original Hammer editor. No screenshots for now, don't want to spoil the surprise!

Weapons

Arctic Incident CoOp Beta

By many requests, new weapons have been implemented. These include: sniper rifle, razor disk launcher, black hole generator. Lots and lots of work was involved in making those. Especially modelling. But with new weapons the gameplay got more interesting and dynamic. Now it's a real pain to put them on on maps... (-_-)

Platform SDK release

Arctic Incident CoOp Beta

X-Half-Life is not just a mod, it's a modding platform that is becoming more and more known among HL modders. There are released and planned mods utilizing XHL as their platform. Unlike SoHL, XHL is more muliplayer-oriented and offers much more in terms of compatibility, gameplay, network utilization and is far more advanced in many technical aspects.
So, it was decided to release a separate platform SDK that will not only include the C++ code, but also mapping and modeling resources, sources, examples, templates, even music source files. This will allow modders to get a package stripped off all unneeded resources, allowing to focus on building a game by customizing every available file, while understanding the architecture and principles of how XHL works.

Among other things I'd like to mention the potential Linux support (with client and music libraries), secrets, unique score for killing monsters and slightly updated bot DLL.
That's all for now. Thank you and stay tuned!

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rmatt999
rmatt999

I find that everyone that plays this game LOVES it (including me!). Not just the gameplay but the mods that there is for it. I find that hl2 mods usually make me bored after a while and I usually play hl1 mods 999999 times after I already beat them. HL2 has better everything but it I find that it is tooo hard to model and map for hl2. You guys might love hl2 and say hl1 sux but if you think that hl1 sux UR GOIN TO HELL!!! (It's true!) I found hl2 was too short and valvE took too much out of it when they released it. (that's what everyone says!) If you watched the movies and trailers before they released hl2 you probably said WOW!!! But when they released iteveryone said hey! that sux man....
I just love hl1 and when it's forgotten, I will never forget it, EVER!! (If it's forgotten...)
You know, hl2: episode 2 looks too hard so I'm not gonna stay in touch into the hl2 episodes any more. People also say that it sucks and it's just a waste of money. If you like it, Like IT but I sure dont like it. Just HL1 is the only one that I like.

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Halflifesuccesser
Halflifesuccesser

I looovvee half-life. I agree with all the good comments and 100% too! I do like half-life 2 aswell but half-life 1 has more mods and therefore much more gameplay! I also like the set out of some places in Black Mesa. As it looks as though it could be a school in some cases!

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HLMODCHECKER
HLMODCHECKER

HL1 is just before its Source engine counterpart

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robotpolice
robotpolice

I still play this more than HL2 because of all the fantastic mods made for it.

HL2 simply doesn't have as much and most of HL2's are multiplayer only, HL1 has that and then a whole truck of single player ones too.

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Kekkon3n
Kekkon3n

HL1 still mesmerizes me after all of these years and playthroughts. So i can easily say that it's the best game there is. I think that its very rare for a game to feel so interactive even novadays, if you know what i mean. In the firstlevels you can "freely" tease professors and security personnel and theil say something funny to you, or over cook their meals in a micro. Somehow the athmosphere is great even in a game this old. Its legendary. I dont think this game will be forgotten. At least i wont forget it. And how great is the fact that this game has spawned the greatest online shooters too , u know the Counter-Strike.

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Xylemon
Xylemon

In my opinion half life will always be one of the best games ever made. I hope it's never for gotten.

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SmokeScreen
SmokeScreen

HL1 is exactly what Warren Spector once said about it: "The best game on rails ever made".
Still true today.

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soundman1
soundman1

Hi,

Interested in helping with your sound. I'm a student and we are currenntly focusing on sound for games. I would be happy to help. Please let me know what you need.

Thanks,
Craig

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clean_laundry
clean_laundry

saw this game at some place in the mall that was apparently selling used pc games, best 2 bucks i ever spent, hehe

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Panzerkampfwagen
Panzerkampfwagen

Half-Life is THE best game ever created, no doubt about that.

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