Solitude (Working Title) is a PSP and PC game using a heavily modified Quake engine, expanding upon the story of Halo: Combat Evolved. Expect a great, brand new single player story and all of the most popular multiplayer modes from Halo: CE! Our team is working hard to bring the game to you as fast as possible so be sure to stay tuned for any new updates. More information can be found on our site at Note: We are NOT ripping anything from any of Halos! All our models and textures are our own, made by using the original Halo art only as reference.

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Explaining the current situation with the team and showing some new eye candy.

Posted by Ark_ on Oct 23rd, 2010

Solitude Update: 42

Oh hai, I’m not late am I, what two months, oh ...
Any way Ill be your navigator for this update, oh goodie I can hear you say.

So yea its been a while quite a long while, first off I’ll start with the bad news.
I’m not Sam(wait in my case that's good).
Unfortunately it seems that the ram in Sams PC has fried and hes has barley been able to make contact with us. This leaves us in a some what odd position with out Sam we don't have access to the Solitude page on ModDB (hence why this update is being posted on the fourms) (good news Sam has gotten his pc back in action so things should get back to full speed soon) so we can’t post updates there. And with the scheduled release date around the corner I'm not sure whats gonna happen unfortunately.
All we can do is hope that Sam can get his PC back in action in time, but even if he does this still leaves us in a tight spot as much of the work we had planed to get done, sadly has not.
I know this is the last thing that you want to hear and I apologize but unfortunately the shit has hit the fan.

While we are on this low I my as well address the site issues that we have been having before I move on to the high (yup that's right, some good news lies below Smiley ).
Our former host (byethost) had suspended our account because we had seeming over used our mysql resources (seems fishy). So I moved a recent backup(the night before) over to this new host (xtreemhost).
So far all seems well and I have fixed the issue of this host having brief down times too so hopefully now the fourms are back to full speed.

The shiny stuff

Now for the high, I have some new media for you, so lets dive in!

First off the bat is this nice piece of concept art that xalener drew.

Quite a lot going on in that picture, for one you can my awesome image editing Tongue , then you may notice the nice blue plasma grenade spider and there is also the shiny new hud gfx.

First off Darkplaces is capable of some really nice particle effects that can be controlled through it’s effectinfo.txt file, so Xalener and I decided to take advantage of this and to start working on some nice eye candy. Unfortunately the psp build does not support this type of particles yet so for the time being only the pc version will have them.
But particles really do bring the world to life Smiley .

While on a similar note Darkplaces also supports glow textures so I took a few minutes to create some for the majority of the weapons.
Now they look something like this:

Pretty nice huh?

In case your worrying if you PC can handle these effects, they can be turned off if you need to.

Next up we have the shiny new HUD gfx that Xalener has made, screeenie below:

Oh, I nearly forgot the hud has received some love on the technical side too, on the bottom right hand corner you may notice the score notifier that will display your score and the highest score.
Then on the left had side we have the new chat, and just below that we have the kill medals oh and below that again we have the player deaths(not in pic).

The offer

Now as an offering to make up for the lack of updates and the uncertainty that has recently arisen regarding the release date, I offer you our wad files.
All you have to do is download the file below and our wads shall be yours to use on your Solitude maps. So get working on those map for the release and show us your progress in the fourms.
Grab them while they are hot!! that means click here Wink


Now finally I’ll leave you with some random Images in a blame Stosh manner.

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Verendus Oct 24 2010 says:

Lovin' the hud!
Lmao, I may have been playing too much starcraft but that looks like a zealot minus the psi blades xD

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GangAngel13 Oct 25 2010 replied:


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VitorHunter Oct 24 2010 says:

cool ;D

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Jukki Oct 24 2010 says:

cool. I love howe the spartans fly XD

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tobbe255 Oct 24 2010 says:

waiting for this game and on nazi zombies portable!

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timstro59 Oct 24 2010 replied:

nazi zombies?

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DarkSlayer_ Oct 24 2010 replied:

Search for it...
Its a quake mod (just like solitude).
They are trying to create Call Of Duty World At War: Zombies, for psp using Quake engine...
Its very good by now...

Good Update Guys. Its October 24th, can you at least tell if you are gonna release or not? Dont say "We dont know..." Just make a decision guys =/

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UnknownToaster Oct 25 2010 replied:

Not solitude quality but not bad.

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Jukki Oct 27 2010 replied:

thank you XD i am the coder of that project

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Maury Oct 24 2010 says:


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~YouPhailToAmuse Oct 24 2010 says:

Is there going to be armour customization and ranks and shiz like that in this?

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xalener Oct 24 2010 replied:

Hopefully, but that means probably not.

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R3DR0CKET Oct 24 2010 says:

its great news to hear that sam's got his computer back

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tsfan Oct 24 2010 says:

no, it's like a blue pulsating thing...
what?! Like a blue spider!! Get it off?!

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iwantalife Oct 24 2010 says:

great update!

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watstha Oct 24 2010 says:

hey guys i see you are working more n the pc i just hope that the psp can run solitude fine

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Ark_ Author
Ark_ Oct 24 2010 replied:

Its not so much that we are working on the pc more, it just the engine we are using on the pc (LordHavocs Darkplaces) has lots of great feature that are already added so it doesn't take long to take advantage of them.
Hopefully we can get particles and other goodies working on the psp, but we do need an experienced coder.

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xFr0stx Oct 24 2010 says:

Game looks fantastic, can't wait to play it.

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TheOtherChris Oct 24 2010 says:

I actually really like how the spartans look like they're from the book covers, to me atleast.

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Mexicouger Oct 24 2010 says:

Release date today? *Crosses Fingers*
I thought you said you were just going to release it, no matter what stage it is in, and then release patches.

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iwantalife Oct 24 2010 replied:

As much as I hate to agree with Mexi, that is what they said...

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Ark_ Author
Ark_ Oct 24 2010 replied:

True, but I haven't heard from Sam since Friday :S . I could upload the files but Id prefer to leave it up to Sam as he is the leader. Its looking like I have been put in a tricky spot (that I don't want to be in).

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iwantalife Oct 24 2010 replied:

Yea, I understand. I just wish Sam would let you post it. I'd be pumped with a 11:59 release... I just want it to be today. I understand if you can't release. It's just hard when you want something, and you've waited patiently for it and you can't have it. However, know that if you don't release today, or tomorrow, or this year; I will still be here, waiting for a release.

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vinesh Oct 24 2010 says:

aw so the good stuff might not be on the psp oh well:(

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Colossal_Dragon Oct 24 2010 says:

this is awesome :D

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iwantalife Oct 24 2010 says:

I love how the guys name is "****"

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xalener Nov 1 2010 replied:

You noticed?

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Tone-Malone Oct 24 2010 says:


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heyitsme259 Oct 25 2010 says:

it will be great if you can get particles working on the psp good luck

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heyitsme259 Oct 25 2010 says:

if you got the particles and the other stuff working on the psp would it be able to handle it?

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UrbanKid Oct 25 2010 says:

Nice....i wish the psp has those effects...

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Creepo Oct 25 2010 says:

So is the main platform PC now?

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Ark_ Author
Ark_ Oct 25 2010 replied:

-_- No, as I said in the post Darkplaces already has these features so its quick to take advantage of them.

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Gearsguy Oct 25 2010 says:


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Billy_Mays Oct 25 2010 says:

****, these screenshots are getting me hard. The first solitude release is finally nearing completion.

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R3DR0CKET Oct 30 2010 says:

somethings up with the site again :(

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olvimasta Oct 31 2010 says:

awesome guys, I'd love to play this whenever its coming out!

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Demonicdan Nov 7 2010 says:

How did you get the alpha?

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iwantalife Nov 7 2010 replied:

go check out the forums

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busya Nov 22 2010 says:

the screens are pure sex! the hud? wow! and the glow is so pretty!

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watstha Nov 24 2010 says:

man cant wait for the psp beta or alpha.good work

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epavichthesavage Nov 24 2010 says:

you guys are geniuses. i can't wait to play this

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Sporkeh Dec 5 2010 says:

Will you guys release the engine at some time? Looks like it beats the original Quake engine up a bit.

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