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About Half Life - Deflections with 11 comments by Thanoshld on Feb 22nd, 2015

Hello Moddb!

After a long, long silence, I present you the first update for 2015 (and the first in years!) of Deflections. Yay! So, what's been up with me and my mod? Well, for starters, and as I mentioned many times before, this mod is not and never will be, dead. The past couple of years I had absolutely no free time to continue it. But, after I took my degree in the University (finally!) and after I finished, last year, with my service in the army, I am finally back in modding.

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What are the plans for Deflections? Well, for the time being, I am making new maps and not remaking old ones. Though it has been very little work left to do on some of the old ones, I will do it at a later time. For now, I work a chapter that takes place in the cold and remote Sector G Black Mesa Water Control Station which, along with the Hydroelectric Dam, provide clean water throughout the facility. Well, at least it provided before the events unfolded after the Resonance Cascade :) . You are there just after Gordon Freeman has opened the dam's hatches.

Also, after the completion of this Chapter, I'll finally start to do the outdoor maps. As you may remember, Deflections takes part both in Black Mesa and in a city during the Portal Storms. I said many times that I'll start working on the second part of the mod but... I do love the indoor areas of Black Mesa much better :) But, after I wrap the indoor maps up, it's time to get a hand on the outdoor ones!

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In addition, I plan to make a new trailer or teaser, to show some of the action and areas of the mod. Again, I planned many times to make one, but I did not had the rig to do it. I was working (for many years) on a laptop that had a graphics card that did not support OpenGL, so no FRAPS and no VHE for me back then. How I made my mod till recently? On the very first version of WorldCraft! Many of you may not even know the editor, but, let's just say it was ancient stuff :) Since I have a new PC now, I work exclusively (and finally) on VHE. And I can at last record stuff on FRAPS. As for the old maps made in WorldCraft, they all have been reworked through VHE and are ready to go. Expect, as I said, of a small number of them (around 6 in a mappack of 80+ maps).

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So, when to expect a new update? Hopefully, you will not wait so long this time. In the next couple of months I plan to have both some new pics and a new video on Deflections page! Cross your fingers!

As for InDeFi, the group which I was part and was working on two other mods, The Infected (HL) and Firestorm (OF), has gone silent. Both my teammates, 23-down and Neclipse, have so many stuff to do, that they just don't have time right now to continue their mods. And I can't help either, since I have my hands full with Deflections. But, they do not consider their projects dead, but simply "on ice". Just as how Deflections was till today. Be kind and pay a visit on their mods' pages too. Maybe this whole thing will start a modding fever among us once again :) :

Thanks once again for being around and for all your support on Deflections. I deeply appreciate it and I hope that one day, Deflections will see the light of day as a full, long and fun mod. Enjoy the current update and stay tuned for more!

Greetings,Thanoshld aka Thanoshltbeginning

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Karre Feb 19 2006, 4:22pm says:

Plz Someone help me...i dont know how to play NS....i have just bought " Half Life 1 Anthology "....and i have downloaded NS....but i dont know how to do do i get ns logo to be shown in Steam " My games list "...PLZZ help me....getting angry every second !!!!! ( My MSN ) *add me*

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Aquashark Jul 24 2005, 2:59pm says:

my god what stoopid comments. stop spamming!
(for everyone except Cheapalert and a few others)

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leilei Jul 18 2005, 12:09am says:

erm actually half-life is based off Quake1 and plus valve confirmed it themselves

Also if you look deep in the code, you'll see TE_EXPLOSION, TE_TAREXPLOSION, TE_LAVASPLASH still in there. Quake2 didn't have any of these, so it's clear that it's Q1 based.

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Liothen Jul 16 2005, 7:54am says:

actually halflife is based off a heavily modified quake2 engine not quake1

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xkoba Jul 14 2005, 3:34pm says:

they used the quake 1 engine, if you look at old pre release HL1 screenshots u see the similarity

they changed alot,

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DarkSoul520 Jul 1 2005, 6:44pm says:

Your wrong. If anyone has everyread the history of HL 1, you would know that it used the quake 1 engine.

Anyways, this game is the best and will always be my favorite game(other than HL2).

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mickeypnts Jun 22 2005, 9:30am says:

Look i know what people say they say it's the quake engnine but it's really not it's the quake 2 engine the graphics look like they were taken from quake 2 anyway same with the engine if you guys think this uses the quake engine than your wrong it's the quake 2.

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zephranthes May 31 2005, 1:42pm says:

a true classic

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ZuljinRaynor May 29 2005, 6:34pm says:

Without Quake 1 (yes it does suck, but Quake 2 pwnz HL and Quake 1) there would be no HL.

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Dr._Waldo_Fehr May 25 2005, 9:54pm says:

when i play half-life the AI doesnt work, for example when you get off the tram in the begining the security gaurd is animated but just stands there. i tried to fix it with the console and and notarget is off but that dont work. somebody give me an answer, I LOVE THIS GAME!:cry:

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