*crunch crunch*

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
New project Still Only in Saigon (really old and crappy stuff) Still Only in Saigon (really old and crappy stuff)
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest Blog: My History of Source Engine Modification

0 comments by CommanderCrunchy on Jun 27th, 2014

As some of you might know, I've done quite a bit of work with the Source engine over the years before eventually just dropping off the radar for a couple of years. Looking back on some of my work, I decided to document my work and give a general opinion from an older self.

Project 1:
Still Only in Saigon

This mod was intended to be a proper remake of the Half-Life 1 mod Heart of Evil. There was a Source port of the mod, but I wanted to take that one step further. I wanted to remake it much in the same way as Black Mesa was a remake of Half-Life. Looking back, I laugh at how bad this was. I never had a team ready. Hell, I tried to get permission to use the code from the Source port to compensate. As for the mapping? It was bad. REAL bad. Just look.

Still Only in Saigon (really old and crappy stuff)
Still Only in Saigon (really old and crappy stuff)
Still Only in Saigon (really old and crappy stuff)
Looking at this stuff, I honestly think it looks worse than the original GoldSrc version. Needless to say, this got canned pretty quickly. Perhaps for the better.

Project 2:
Half-Life 2: Dark Legacy (originally The Bunker)

After that was done, I decided to take on a modification set in the Half-Life universe. Why not? There's a massive amount of lore that can be explored in the universe. The premise was set about one year before Gordon Freeman came to City 17, where a group of Resistance members have been looking for a lost weapon in a bunker built from the seven hour war. Looking at it now, Dark Legacy was an below-amateur attempt at a fan fiction. Seriously, the main character's name was Darren Vanguard.

Who the hell was I trying to convince with a name like that?

The mapping... well, it was okay, according to some people. I disagree.

Chapter 1: Discovery
CafeteriaThe Search
PROPER Brand New Media
Yuck. Where do I begin? Repeated textures, terrain spikes, blocky mapping... I could be here all day trashing this stuff. Dark Legacy eventually just lost steam, and I decided to put it down.

Project 3:

Now, this mod I never put a ModDB page for because... well, I just started it honestly. A few inspirations come in the form of Dead Space and Amnesia in terms of gameplay. You play as a worker onboard a derelict spaceship and you have to find out what happened to the crew.

New project
Obviously, this stuff is early work-in-progress. This time, I'm going to this stuff right. Whenever I set up the mod page, I'll be looking for team members who are willing to help. This mod will not be cancelled... hopefully.

So, that's it. I managed to look upon my work and become my own biggest hater in a way. To who ever reads this, thank you and hope to see you in the future

- CommanderCrunchy.

Start a group Groups
Airsoft Fans!

Airsoft Fans!

Fans & Clans group with 222 members, open to all members


Battlefield Fans

Battlefield Fans

Fans & Clans group with 992 members, open to all members

Join this group if you are a big fan of the Battlefield series by EA/Dice!



Geographic group with 107 members, open to all members

Group for Canadian members of Mod db // Groupe pour les membres canadiens du Mod db

Cat lovers

Cat lovers

Fans & Clans group with 588 members, open to all members

This is a group for everyone who likes cats, and wanna have a look at some cute/funny cats.

Cookie lovers

Cookie lovers

Other group with 144 members, open to all members

You like cookies... I like cookies... addicted or simply just love them... join if you wish... because you just might get some cookies of your own...

Deus Ex Fan Group

Deus Ex Fan Group

Fans & Clans group with 558 members, open to all members

Love Deus Ex? Of course you do! Delve deeper into the world of conspiracies and revel the glorious Deus Ex series. So, join us!

Horror-Mod Fans!

Horror-Mod Fans!

Other group with 301 members, open to all members

seriously, theres barely any good Horror-Mods, and there should be. this, in short, is a group for all the gamers who feel left out of the mod-playing...

Medal of Honor Fans

Medal of Honor Fans

Fans & Clans group with 72 members, open to all members

This group is for anyone, NO EVERYONE who likes MOH!!!

Post comment Comments
FoxyThePirateFox™ Dec 28 2014 says:

Whoa! I love your avatar bro!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Héllalujah! Oct 17 2012 says:

Hello there =D =P XD

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Offline Since
Aug 29, 2015
Canada Canada
Member Watch
Track this member
Activity Points
287 of 523,525
11 members
Time Online
8 hours
Site Visits
Profile Visitors
40,694 (1 today)
Private Message
Send Now
Members Only
Gunship_Mark_II friends since Jan 26, 2011
Velancious friends since Aug 31, 2011
freredarme friends since Jul 5, 2012
iQew friends since Mar 27, 2011
DrHammer friends since May 1, 2011
INtense! friends since Dec 22, 2011
Cybertrance friends since May 1, 2012
nijbu friends since Jul 22, 2011
Sn1pe friends since Apr 12, 2011
Phenixtri friends since Apr 22, 2011