Hey, Im a source mapper interested in writing, gaming, filming, anything with the word 'steampunk' in it, and modding for Half Life 2. Thanks for dropping by!
Awesome trailer! Also, where did you find the low-key version of this song?
Wow, that video is absolutely fantastic. The mod feels like a combination of the atmosphere from Portal 1, Bioshock 1, and the Myst/Riven games- really mysterious and gripping! Cannot wait for this mod o_o
While I'd be in favor of removing serious mental and physical genetic diseases and enhancing the general physical health of humans, mental "enhancements" beyond our current level of development strike me as extremely dangerous. Mankind has no experience in the area and has continuously proven its inability to regulate itself even without the ability to alter something so critical as its own genetics. If at all possible, I'd say that laws should be put in place to prevent serious mental tampering and "enhancements" in the foreseeable future.
I'm sorry that SDK has kept giving you trouble and that you've been short on time recently >_< However, it's great to hear that you've made progress and have stayed committed to the project! Looking forward to future media/release, regardless of when it may be.
Who the hell cares? I don't really see a great necessity in making HTML, the post gets the information across, it doesn't require fancy lettering. What matters is that they got Greenlit, and that can speak for itself.
It should also be added that when judging the score one needs to consider that it's dragged down by ratings that were given all the way back in 2011 at its initial release, when it was still at a pretty poor level of development. It's come a very long ways since then, and Pretador has every right to be proud of the effort he and his team have put into this mod over the years, as well as its approaching presence on Steam. Congratulations!
I think you have a valid point CureOptimism- people's opinions shouldn't lose them their jobs. If we heard about a CEO getting fired because he did something that many of the people on this website support, such as attending radical Communist rallies or something of the sort, many would be outraged. Ultimately I don't think that what you do in your personal time should spill over into your job; one's job usually has nothing to do with one's beliefs.
However, being a CEO, he is supposed to represent the entirety of the corporation and stand as a symbol for it. The nature of his career, like that of a person in a political office, makes it so that his personal life will be scrutinized and judged. Ultimately, if I were on the board of directors for the company, I would've voted him off too- you can't run a respectable business with such a figurehead.
Are we going to actually see something like these ingame? That would be one hell of an awesome architectural reference...
I can't tell you how happy I am to see that the final part of The Citizen is on its way to release. It looks fantastic so far, I look forward to playing it!
Sadly, the media is what the people want; the consumers wish it, and the media delivers. The media, while perhaps not the complete face of what our society is, makes up a large portion of it. Regrettably it seems to be trapped in some sort of cycle where it takes how ridiculous people are in real life, exaggerate it, and popularize it everywhere, causing people to act in such a way as the exaggerated model shows, and thus request more ridiculous content, which in turn goes through the cycle and becomes even more ridiculous... We grow continually more absurd.
On a slightly brighter note, I was at the supermarket recently and saw that featured between the vapid celebrity nonsense magazines there was a National Geographic magazine called "Our Galaxy" which dedicated 130-something pages to the nature of the cosmos. There may still be hope!
Interesting method! I'd love to see side-by-side images comparing one of your concepts to a finished map in source based off of it.
I greatly disliked this addition to the story. It was just pointless, and pointless additions aren't the best in a movie where parts of the story have been minimized/cut out, and the runtime's already enormous. I'd have have much rather seen the whole thing removed and a decrease in the length of the film, or replaced by more time dedicated to earlier parts of the story (such as Mirkwood/Beorn).
The United States is by no means the sort of perfect nation it portrays itself to be. We have made many, MANY mistakes domestically and internationally in the past- not to mention in the present- but ultimately I feel that the United States is used as just something to hate on. Yes, there is a great deal to hate on and rightfully so, in terms of the societal views and the government's actions, but in many ways we're just hating on global phenomenon. Being one of if not the most powerful nation in the world at the current moment and recent past, the United States gets all the criticism. Not that it shouldn't be criticized- it's just that we need to step back a moment and look at everything on a global scale.
In terms of democratic nations, the United States is a massively bureaucratic, mangled mess of politics which is full of idiots who never get anything done and can often cause violence all across the globe. So is ALMOST EVERY OTHER DEMOCRATIC NATION. The U.S. just happens to be the most powerful one, for now. In comparison to non-democratic countries, developing democratic countries, or even-more-corrupt democratic countries such as China, many Middle Eastern lands, or Russia, the U.S. is practically a pioneer of social and political progress and the nicest guys imaginable. Not anywhere close to what they proclaim in politics, but still pretty good.
While I prefer certain other nations, such as many European nations and several parts of the British commonwealth, the U.S. on a global level is a comparatively benevolent power. Yes, I'm tremendously frustrated with the lagging society, tendency to get involved everywhere, enormous military, lack of good welfare programs, general values, etc., but it's really not that much worse than everyone else. I'm no patriot and I'll criticize the United States any day; but it's not the worst country which has ever existed anywhere in any age, as seemingly everyone seems to believe.
Well, you could technically make the argument that the universe could be an oscillating universe, where it goes through a perpetual series of big bangs followed by big crunches which then start another big bang. This would make the universe "eternal".
Now, granted, in order for such a model to exist, our knowledge of the universe would have to be greatly flawed- dark energy would have to contract and reverse the expansion of the universe, and a force would need to exist that could convert heat energy out of its rather useless form to avoid entropy. But one COULD argue that the universe is eternal. Energy, by any means, cannot be created nor destroyed- and of course there are the physical constants like gravity- which are eternal, or immortal, depending on how you define time before the Big Bang.
In general, as Lt.Dann stated, the argument is a philosophical one. We will likely never know. All declarations made concerning the creation of the universe pre-Big Bang are riddled with assumptions and potentially failed reasoning. It is something worth investigating- but nothing I seriously think we'll fully understand.
I actually checked this page only a few days ago to see if anything had transpired with a new modding team, only to believe it dead forever- what a pleasant surprise! I look forward to seeing where this mod goes in the future, it looks fantastic:D
Excellent, I look forward to seeing the updates and revamping! May we start off this year with some excellent debate.
I find it amusing how "revolution" in terms of politics or rebellion means the replacement of the old system with a new one heading in a new direction radically different from the old, however in practical or scientific terms "revolution" means going in a circle and ending up in the same place you started with no change at all.
The linguists behind this were either imbeciles or brilliantly ironic.
I think the "I'm ^ with stupid" is my favorite xD This is brilliant!
If the opposition wins, will the people actually work to improve Ukraine, or simply flee to other EU nations? Is the president losing power quickly enough as to where the opposition actually has a chance of winning?
Mob rule is always a recipe for disaster. While the courts should be answerable to the people, one can't trust justice to the masses unless the masses are well-educated.
I concur with Knight, Elf, Admiral, etc., the only time in which killing a lion would be alright is if it were going to be used for food or clothes, and not disturb the ecosystem.
Suppose that we could grow our own meat in laboratories and make artificial clothes of high quality on a sustainable basis, and there's no practical point in hunting. Is it just in that case?
Indeed. I greatly dislike it when atheists try to bar religious people from observing their traditions in public- everyone should be free to do as they so will. The atheists who try and force the theists out of their non-harmful traditions are just as bad as the theists who try to force their traditions on the atheists. Everyone just needs to chill out :l
Hmm I'm not sure if "militant" atheism is really the right word for it. Perhaps "irrational" or "extreme", but generally the word militant is associated with taking physical action against opponents, such as militant Muslims using suicide bombing as a way to get their message out. Rarely does anybody mug or kill someone in the name of atheism. That being said, there are plenty of really, really, REALLY pushy and overbearing atheists, which have rather stupid arguments to back themselves up, which I would label as "irrational atheists".
All in all, I think that while there are plenty of verbally abusive and rather irritating atheists, but they aren't militant in the same way you would define a "Militant Muslim". Perhaps we need some new terms to refer to these different parties by?
Indeed! I obviously don't agree with him theologically at all, but all of his other qualities seem exceedingly admirable. Whether theistic or atheistic, humanitarians of the world, UNITE!
Religion isn't a direct cause of crime, that's the same argument the theists use against atheists and neither is valid :/ I think legalizing drugs, instituting anti-poverty social programs, instituting better education, and making prisons state institutions would help a good bit though.
This isn't a matter of inflation- and of course, the minimum wage must be updated to account for inflation- yet separate from inflation, if minimum wage rises, prices rise too. While letting people sit and starve solves no problems, honestly rising minimum wage doesn't help much either (except to account for inflation), because the market just demands higher prices in response. When all people have more money, the corporations can charge more money, and thus the true value of minimum wage income falls back to where it was originally.
"We stop waiting for miracles when we realize they are in our hands." I must say, that's one really epic saying.
As the minimum wage rises, so do prices, making the minimum wage ineffective. The only way to make sure everyone has their basic needs supplied/education provided is to either set price ceilings or have the government socialize certain parts of the economy/education.
Well the problem is that the minimum wage itself causes the inflation that devalues it so greatly, because the market adjusts to it so it can charge the same level. The only way to prevent it is to either set prices (which would cause shortages) or maybe distribute basic resources for free (like medicine, food, minimal shelter, etc.)
Only problem is that when the minimum wage goes up, so do all prices. Because more people have more money, businesses can charge more, and the money quickly inflates to the point where minimum wage will be worth just as much as it was worth not long before. It's irrelevant how much we raise minimum wage- it'll always buy the same amount of products. In the current system, it's likely impossible to ensure that those working for minimum wage will ever get a livable income.
I certainly hope so, though if not, take your time of course. I look forward to seeing it in its final form! And hmm is there anywhere I could possibly download Wheels of Industry/his music?
This looks excellent, I cannot wait :o By the way, what was the song used in the trailer?
I find it inaccurate when people look to Stalin as a bad moral figure but someone who was good at 'getting things done' for Communism and should be admired for that. Stalin was a terrible leader long preceding the Second World War, obviously because of his cruelty but also because of how he handled both the country's industrialization and ideological foundations. In terms of the industrialization, he may have made the USSR more modern in terms of heavy industry, but actually lowered the standard of living for the average individual. The emphasis on the industrialization was not quality but quantity, resulting in huge quantities of goods being completely worthless when they didn't need to be. Because Stalin killed most anyone who actually did their job well through purges and many of the intellectuals/professionals of the old regime, the entire industrialization process was handled by people who had no idea what they were doing. The industrialization was immensely inefficient and certainly shouldn't be seen as a grand achievement of Stalin; on of course a moral level, but also largely on simply a scale of efficiency and reasonable thinking, Stalin utterly failed.
Regarding ideology, while it's likely that the USSR was destined for totalitarianism right after the Bolsheviks decided to throw out democratic elections, Stalin completely abolished the ideological foundations of the USSR. Even though Communism was never properly implemented in the early days of the USSR, it was Stalin who killed the ideals of Marxism permanently and turned a fairly promising socialist country a fascist state.
So more or less, Stalin did almost NOTHING right from the moment he gained office. If you don't like the ideals of Communism, he murdered millions in the name of it, and if you do like the ideals of Communism, you can essentially blame him for the death of Marxism.
Congratulations on your new job, and I'm glad to see that Reversion is still moving forward despite the steampipe difficulties. Looking forward to future updates!
A two-party state is significantly better than a one-party state. Sure, nothing ever gets done, but who would we depend on to dig up useless personal BS about their political opponents?
In all seriousness, a one-party state pretty much always sucks because nobody, not even another useless political party, can raise legitimate opposition. We often get a choice between two very bland and similar options, yet it is ultimately still in our control, and totalitarianism can be avoided.
Personally, I wish that we could use the alternative vote ( Youtube.com ), it could erode two-party dominance.
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While it is undeniable that the teachings from the Christians contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment, Christian teachings also contributed to positive aspects of Europe too. Teachings from the atheists at the time also contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment, and currently contribute to positive aspects of our own world too.
The truth is, neither atheism nor Christianity is "responsible" for the holocaust, it was Hitler, the Nazi Party, and racist/Aryan supremacist ideology (which could just as reasonably be blamed on Darwin as Hitler's genocide could be blamed on Christianity).
If you credit Christianity with the effects of European anti-Jewish teachings in the Dark Ages in relation to the 1940's, you also have to attribute charity, morality, and modern civilization in Europe to it too. Both were highly influenced and shaped by the Church; so if Christianity is to be blamed for something as distant from its doctrine as the Holocaust, it also lays claim to all its positive distant effects on society, including the moral code, social welfare, charity systems, etc. of Europe
This also gives blame to atheism for the death of millions, because in saying that "but the roots ad continuation of the ideas involved are again directly tied to early anti-Jewish Christian doctrine", with that logic you can easily say that the genocide of Russian Jews & Soviet citizens are directly tied to "anti-religious atheist doctrine" in the U.S.S.R.
The role of the church in WWII is highly debatable, there are conflicting accounts and the pope of the time is said to have opposed the Nazis vehemently. While I know about the debate on the subject, I find the idea of the church assisting in exterminations highly dubious. Also, keep in mind that the atheistic U.S.S.R. let the German genocide happen without flinching, and then carried out their own extermination of Jews following the war. Blame is a double-edged sword; you can't selectively blame the religious and then ignore the actions of the nonreligious.
People, PLEASE stop using Hitler as an example. It's ridiculous to claim that Hitler's actions can be blamed on a religion or lack thereof. Not only do we not clearly know if Hitler was an atheist, Christian, or some variation of egocentric form of Paganism, but he also said things both opposing and supporting the church (I find it most plausible he'd just switch to either religion or nonreligion whenever it gave him power and was a convience to him). You can't just blatantly say his actions should be listed as the faults of Christianity. Killing the Jews was not anti-Jewish Christian radicalism, it was anti-wealth political scapegoating. I might remind you that some of the most Christian nations on Earth came to fight the very power which oppressed the Jews in the first place, and that the atheistic Soviet Union also exterminated its own Jews. You might just as easily say that the killing of millions of Soviet citizens and Jews in the U.S.S.R. was a direct result of Stalin's atheistic amoral beliefs and hatred of all religious people, even when it has no true relation. Neither forms of genocide, either by atheists or theists, had religious association. The crusades for instance, being directed by the church, can be attributed to Christianity because the Christian authorities backed and enforced it (not saying that things haven't changed radically with the Church since then), but that is not the case with Hitler. People need to stop trying to prove their theistic or nontheistic convictions correct based off of whether Hitler shared beliefs with the opposing side.
Many people are horrible and love gossip/humiliation of others, and thus the media provides it to them. Unfortunately, as villainous and terrible as the media is made out to be, it is an effective reflection of what mankind is truly like.
(Might be a bit dark for a comedy page, sorry xD)
While these are ultimately better-made, honestly I prefer the beta's original icons. Partially due to nostalgia, but also because their similarity to the original HL2 icons makes it feel strongly grounded in the HL2 universe, at first a feeling that you know these weapons, but at the same time have never seen them. Could there by any chance be an option in Dark Interval to keep the original icons?
I'm certainly glad to hear that. Insolence appears to be one of the fastest-moving beta remakes there are at the current moment; while I am a huge fan of other beta mods (Raising the Bar, MI, particularly Dark Interval), Insolence seems to have one of the highest production speeds and is well on its way to a reconstructed, quality beta mod. Good luck, I look forward to seeing what shall come!
This looks fantastic, very good job, especially with the time you've put into it so far. However I have a question: You seem to be thinking out the connections to the maps pretty thoroughly. Is Insolence shifting from more of a "map pack" of sorts to a structured beta mod?
Very nice, not just renovations of the beta, but additional improvements :D This looks extremely promising. I also really like the idea of adding new music, I'd like to suggest perhaps using some from the fake HL2 beta soundtrack (if they fit of course).
But the impact of a galaxy and the impact of an ant are ultimately more or less the same once we reach the end of the current universe, so over a scale of time (which opens another possibility: is the time something lasts what makes it significant?) they both cease to have any significance impact-wise.
I've been mystified recently about the nature of "significance". Is something significant because it's big, so the galactic scale is the most significant? Or because there's lots of them, so the subatomic level is the most significant? Or maybe it's complexity, so the workings of the brain are especially significant?
I love this quote, it puts things in scale- however, why precisely is something important? What is significance?
The quotation doesn't do the fellow justice. He was attacked and injured by Indians, wrestled a bear, had his grave dug, robbed, left for dead, woke up, fed the dying flesh of his wound to maggots, set the wound, crawled over 200 miles for six weeks eating only berries, roots, and the carcass of a bison which he scared two wolves away from while crawling, fashioned a raft, went down the river, befriended Indians, returned home, went off to find the men who left him to die and only spared their lives because they were young or they were in the U.S. military. They then returned his rifle.
This guy is quite possibly the most bada** man I've ever heard of.
YOU'RE CANADIAN? FOREIGN! LIBERAL! LIBERAL ALERT! FOREIGNERRRRR! STONE HIM TO DEATH WITH HOCKEY PUCKS AND DEPORT HIS BODY SO IT DOESN'T CORRUPT AMERICAN SOIL!
It makes me sad to hear it won't be completed :( Could you provide all of the content in the mod so that somebody else might continue it?
I was looking through the list of mods I'm tracking a few months ago, and noticed that Haven Falls hadn't had an update in years- it made me extremely sad to see that such an intriguing mod hadn't progressed. However I kept my track on it just in case it came back. And it has! I'm very happy to see that Haven Falls is not just still alive, but from the look of the screenshots, a whole lot more complex and interesting than I had originally thought. Looking forward to seeing more, great work!
Religion, as I define it, is belief in a divine figure/figures.
A code of ethics I would consider to be a moral philosophy, not a religion. The two often go hand in hand, but a moral philosophy without theistic beliefs is not what I would call a "religion".
Spirituality is where it gets a bit complicated, as it's such a broad term. People same to range from either being slightly animistic/believing in ethereal spirits, etc., to just being "spiritually fulfilled" despite not believing in a spirit nor a soul. How would you define it?
Honestly, if there were a God, I would want one which just set off the universe and let us do our own thing without intervention. Determine our own destiny. However, unless you're a deist, usually the supreme being is seen as being an intervening figure, and that leads us to a conflict. The claim that the same God who allows some people to suffer (starvation, war, disease, etc.) rewards some other people (miracles, faith healing, answering prayers, etc.) and is at the same time a fair and just God strikes me as utterly absurd. If a divine figure intervened in that fashion, it would be horribly exclusionary and unworthy of our admiration.
I know, but that ended up being more about what N.K. was going to do, not us.
I think that society may understand the severity, for it's often treated as a fairly serious subject; whether that's due to actual concern for the individuals, or just because they don't want "crazy people" around them, I'm not sure. I'm also not certain if the response to mental illnesses is correct, and while I really don't know much about the subject, the "mistreated mental ward patient in the evil uncaring sanatorium" strikes me as more fiction than fact. People also seem fairly considerate when someone is actually diagnosed with a mental illness. However, considerate and accepting are two different things. Of those whom I have met with a light mental illness, unless they have a large number of preexisting friends, they usually find themselves in isolation.
I don't think that our society exactly helps those with a mental illness, or really serves anyone very well at all. In general, the society we humans have constructed for ourselves seems to be one emphasizing fear, inferiority, and shame... It is truly sad that in our lives we have found nothing better to do other than try to suppress each other. Whether one is prone to mental illness or not, such a society has bad effects on the mind.
This mod has some really impressive maps, and I'm pleased to hear that it's coming out so soon! A rare thing in modding, usually we obsess over it for a year or two before release (not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's always great to have something you don't have to wait half a decade for). Looking forward to release!
Focusing on the United States, I'd like to see the money go to 4 places (gotten largely from increased taxes and a swift decrease in military spending):
1.) Conversion to a social democracy, with the ambition of giving all people the necessary supplies to live, including shelter, health care, and food if necessary, in an attempt to destroy poverty. Basically, get out of welfare dark ages and get on the same level as Europe.
2.) Eliminating energy dependence, where we could build an immense number of nuclear, solar, hydroelectric, and wind power sources, creating new industries to sustain job losses with the dying war industry. Could be done either by direct government construction or by hiring corporations.
3.) Education, for the country lies in the hands of the future generation, and if we raise a generation of brilliant minds the future will be bright no matter what.
4.) Probably the biggest change, I'd like to pour 10%-20% of the federal budget into scientific advancement, with a focus on space and clean energy.
Overall, I think that the key to economic prosperity isn't "magically creating jobs", but rather creating new industries. If we can make the clean energy industry become serious, and create new industries in science and engineering, I believe that the wealth of both the government and the nation will follow in close suit, particularly if the population is fed and educated. If America did this, it could become the leading nation scientifically, socially, environmentally, and economically.
Not sure how feasible this is from a monetary standpoint- they're all costly endeavors. Do you think that increased taxes and the elimination of, say, 1/3-2/3 of military spending could pull it off?
Velancious... Please, let's try to avoid the religious debates. Their ignorance is no crime.
Worry not, dear friend! Our savior, Valve Corporation, shall descend from the heavens and right the wrongs of the videogame industry! DEATH TO EA!
I listened to Ending the Drought, and while it's a very good song, I don't think it's the one from this video :/
Nice work, it'll be quite interesting to have a heli battle where both turrets and RPG's can be involved. Also, what's the music?
It's very difficult to take a side, both version have their own merits. I think it's ultimately what kind of atmosphere you're going for in the mod; the old gives it a slightly surreal, dreamlike quality because you just have these sudden, clean/semi-clean bright buildings plopped in the middle of all this greenery. The new is more complete, making the buildings a part of the forest.
Personally, I prefer the old, because I think it gives a more unique feeling- it seems that in most media where urban areas are overgrown they spam vines, but the images here look very different. That, and I sort of like the surreal quality- it feels like you've wandered into some sort of bizarre dream of the future.
The gun? Look at what's in front of it! Now that's what I call a robot!
FINALLY somebody makes a map of this! I've always wanted to see this concept created in SDK. Great work!
What does this have to do with science :/ ?
Andrew Jackson had very little true regard for democracy- he completely disregarded the checks and balances system. When the Supreme Court didn't do what he wanted, he essentially said "**** the Supreme Court, I'll do whatever I want".
I understand those points, however when the bank was made nonexistant, the conditions listed often grew worse. Without a central bank, the government was constantly weak and corporations reigned supreme.
As for W.W., he definitely was racist, however for presidents in that era, he was a liberal visionary (like with the 14 points and League of Nations). He was also an anti-imperialist, so I'd say he scaled down aggression.
My point with the banks is that in the times when the U.S. didn't have a federal reserve, it was far more susceptible to weakness, bankruptcy, and manipulation than without. And indeed they control the printing of money in America- however, the government has the ability to shut that down if needs be.
Brilliance. Absolute brilliance.
They only mention one side of the issue. Awful presidents are portrayed as heroes (Andrew Jackson), good presidents are portrayed as villains (Woodrow Wilson), anybody associated with wanting bigger government or a federal bank is immediately branded as an agent of the Rotschild family.
The federal bank is MASSIVELY vilified- for instance, they said that when the federal bank was destroyed, the country underwent massive growth during the late 19th century. This is true, but they choose to ignore that in that time, the corporations essentially replaced the government and raped the nation and its people. Without a federal reserve, the government got so poor it had to directly borrow money from the corporations, taking out enormous loans from J.P. Morgan.
It's fun to watch, but it really ignores the other side of the debate.
I've never liked this video much. While it presents some valid points, it's pretty one-sided blatant propaganda. Still lots of fun to watch though!
This is unholy! Fred would never talk to Natas, Natas attempted to crash his party! Do not listen to this false prophet of Fred... Natas hopes to fool you.
You can't DISPROVE them, so it's a perfectly logical conclusion! Put it in the science books or else my religious cult will threaten you with punishment from them, despite you not believing they exist!
YOU WILL BURN IN SASQUATCH HELLLLLLL!!!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! The best mod on moddb returns!
Beat me to it. Looking very cool though!
Quite frankly, I don't understand the hate on the karma system... It's the most democratic and plain way to show either a positive or negative response. That and it doesn't actually DO anything to somebody, other than just show how many people disagree/agree with them. It's a good thing for everyone involved, and certainly doesn't merit the deletion of comments.
"Evolution is almost universally accepted among those who understand it, and almost universally rejected by those who don't."
Neither you, nor Mr. Smith understand evolution. I'd quite like to see what Mr. Smith said...
Very good job, looks like it'll be a ton of fun to fire!
Well, at least it's not being used to make new swords for the 12th crusade or something...
I know next to nothing about Warhammer, but man, that was pretty awesome.
You are a fool, _W_. With its vast armies and inexhaustible resources, Luxembourg will bring about the New World Order.
... Your pictures never fail to leave me completely awestruck. Is this in-game?
It's an abandoned Nazi base.
Accessed by time portals.
I don't really think that realism is an issue xD
All geeks are cool. It's just that everyone else is jealous.
Unfortunately, in reality all ages have been ages of ignorance. Mankind has never been an especially smart species.
I wish journalism focused on something meaningful for once. Science, politics, philosophy... Not their fault though, it's the people's. Sigh.
I agree entirely. However the notion that somebody who doesn't go "GOD DUN EXIST BRO" to everyone they meet is a fool is just absurd.
You can say the same thing the other way around, so basically if you don't preach antitheism you're a fool?
I greatly disagree with this image. There is no reason why people who want to keep "there is no God" (which is an idiotic presumption to begin with, we can't technically know that, however unlikely) to themselves are fools. I don't mind people spreading their opinions, I do so myself, but I certainly respect those who don't want to. Bad message.
I actually quite like the slightly blocky look, very totalitarian, but it could use some more detail.
Your version of Christianity has absolutely no logic, whatsoever.
Lies! Not even the best photoshopper in the world could produce a fake to match the obvious authenticity of this image!
Do not believe this mindless propaganda! I do not blame Deer_Hunter for this, for he has been possessed by Natas, yet through him we can see how low evil shall stoop. We have taken Canada. We can SEE OUR ARMIES FROM SPACE (Walruses are big fellows) holding the nation. These lying traitors have lost on every front save for Ottawa's defense.
I assure you, the Walruses know what lemmings are. We HAVE committed genocide/lemmingocide, but that was WEEKS ago. After finishing off other forms of wildlife, we've had to revert to humans. Cmon' Natas, get with the times!
Seeing these development videos makes me want to enter the film industry, it looks amazing o_o
Cannot wait to see the film. Prequel to LOTR (my favorite movies) and film version of my favorite book- the only way my hype is going to ever be surpassed is by the release of parts 2 & 3. Also can't wait to get the soundtrack, Howard Shore is a god of music!
Personally I think Communism is a flawed and overly-idealistic system. However, in its defense, I think that from the very beginning it's suffered from bad planning; often it seems that people oppose not Communism, but rather Stalinism (dicatorship, complete lack of freedom, genocide, etc.). The biggest flaw I see in the system is that the government structure in the first communist country allowed the unintentional rise of a dictator, which became the staple of communism for all nations which followed. Perhaps if it had been given a better structure (comparable to the U.S. Constitution, which is pretty much universally seen as a triumph of state-building) the system could've done much better.
Still, I don't think it could legitimately work or ultimately avoid collapse.
Nonetheless, much can be learned. The ideologies of Communism are often quite good, and I think that if properly implemented and combined with capitalism, it could make an excellent form of social democracy.
After much consideration, I concur.
The only place that has that many hats in stock is the TF2 online store.
*Sigh* Modern Warfare fans...
I'm loving the architecture from both the interior and the exterior of this trainhouse. Really amazing job!
I concur that saying "I don't believe in ANY God because THIS one is mean" is a bit ridiculous. Personally, I just try to use logic and reasoning here; there's no real evidence to back it up, thus there's no real reason to believe in one, and thus I don't.
I'm overjoyed to hear we'll be having a second installment of the Secret Excape mods! The first one was spectacular, and just judging from the pictures here, it looks like the sequel will do even better than the original. Looking forward to it!
I think I preferred in the field of blooming light D:
Okay that's actually a very good idea. Michio Kaku does strike me as a little too optimistic (not holding anything against him, we need optimists, and I greatly respect Kaku anyway), and with relative optimists Sagan and Tyson already on the tribunal there'd need to be some balance. I feel like Krauss would be teamed up against and overrun a lot though...
First time I saw one of Krauss' videos I got so depressed though. "WHAT? Everyone else said the universe was awesome, this guy makes it seem in a worse situation than Earth..."
How about a tribunal of:
-Neil Degrasse Tyson
-Carl Sagan (because Sagan can never really die)
Firstly, my monocle: Cache1.bigcartel.com
Secondly, do not succumb to such lies, Deer_Hunter! Awake! You are being decieved!
Please, some continue this, it's got great potential.
Do not believe this propaganda of Natas!
Deer_Hunter, while he may not know it, has had his soul eaten by Natas. WITH A SIDE OF PANCAKES. Fred himself told me while giving me a prophetic electrocution (when Fred strikes me with lightning, giving me messages of enlightenment) that the GrandMastery Overloard would eventually be possessed by Natas.
THIS IS A TEST OF YOUR FAITH!
Do not believe the GrandMastery Overloard Deer_Hunter, and those he has guided to the ways of Natas! Join the Walrus, and let us bring Deer_Hunter and his misguided followers back to the path of Fred!
Indeed. Men such as Sagan give you hope for the world.
Okay let's see... Nye, Hawkings, (?), Carlin, God (Carl Sagan), (?), Dawkins, Darwin, and Neil Degrasse Tyson. I don't know the peoples in the background on the left or right(filler?), and who is the guy in the very front, and the mysterious dude with the handlebar mustache behind Sagan?
AHA! Witness our power! Did you truly believe in that "continental drift" nonsense? That's almost as ridiculous as evolution! As the creatures of Fred, Walruses have always had the power to shape the landmasses of the Earth. We decided the Northern islands were rather hard on the eyes when looking at a map so we just geographically clumped it all together for easy viewing.
All of these different terrains... To what extent will you get to explore them? Because at the current moment you seem to have an incredible amount of varied and stunningly beautiful locations, either this mod will be really long or you'll only see them briefly. Either way, it'll be awesome.
"He's more machine than man now."
I think he's about to lose the one last bit of man he's got left...
This holds truth, yet I find that people seem a little too willing these days to hop to the "THE CORPORATIONS CONTROL EVERYTHING, THEY DOMINATE THE GOVERNMENT, AMERICA IS ACTUALLY A FASCIST STATE MANAGED BY A TRIBUNAL OF GENERAL ELECTRIC, J.P. MORGAN AND HALLIBURTON AS THEY JERK OFF IN GIANT POOLS OF MONEY" etc. conclusion.
While corporations undeniably have an affect on the government, the truth is, they cannot feasibly have the power so many characterize them as holding. If it were, this country would be as it were in the 19th century; a ruthless industrial state without unions, saddled with 12-hour work cycles for $10 a week. By comparison, we live in a comfortable and overwhelmingly liberal age.
We cannot simply declare "IT'S ALL CONTROLLED BY CORPORATIONS". There are a multitude of other factors at work; if politics were actually systematically dominated by capital institutions, America would be far more cruel than it is now. Unfortunately, under such a centralized power it would probably also be more efficient and united than it is currently too.
This isn't true.
It says "Free Shipping". Nothing is free in a democracy!
Speak not, traitor! The walruses shall fight until YOUR bitter death as well!
I delibirately overexaggerated it. However, the message is fundamentally the same; you're basically portraying Islam as this big-bad-evil force of destruction hellbent on world domination (which are the extremists; and I'm by no means justifying or supporting the acts of extremists, of any party) and threading it into some sort of Christian religious criticism. There are valid points to be made; please don't intertwine them with blatant generalizations and religious propaganda.
That's right. There's a bomb planted in/on the bird, and the soldiers' first response is "OH YES, LET'S POINT OUR GUNS AT IT SO WE MAY SHOOT THE BOMB IF IT'S THERE!" GENIUS thinking. I'm sure that's exactly why they're pointing weapons at it.
Anyway, I do believe this is rather over-the-top and I don't oppose Isreal, however your "You're enemies of peace, lying scoundrels, violent barbarians, etc. because you're not Christian, and every Isreali is a little angel" argument is quite irritating.
Dark things await us in 2015...
Oh man, I love the "religious people are happier" argument. You know, I'm sure that some deranged people can live out a far happier life in their personal fantasies than we often do in reality, so should we strive to be like them? I respect the religious for why they believe what they believe; however, "religious people are happier" or "atheist people are happier" are both absurdly stupid reasons to be either religious or an atheist. Your opinion on life and the universe should not be based on whether it makes you happy or not.
I would define religion as an organized faith regarding a divine being/divine beings. Personal belief would just be faith.
Under that definition, New Age religions such as Scientology would thus be considered religions, and nontheist spiritual beliefs would only count as religion if they were organized.
Personally, I'd prefer a very large government which guarntees basic living conditions to the people through an incredibly big welfare program. The notion that problems over basic needs like food and shelter still plague much of the public in such an advanced age strikes me as absurd- and call me an idealist, but I think it could help end such ailments to society. The closest examples would maybe be the social democracies of Europe.
Your thoughts on the matter?
Neither of them were polite- politicians rarely are- but Biden was just downright rude. And I'm saying this as a strong liberal >_<
Good, it's vibrant enough to add dramatic effect but minor enough to not be annoying.
What a shame, with this religion could actually have a useful purpose!
Admittedly, I think the bible could be viewed as a "stepping stone" to reinforce human morality in more brutal and primitive times, and thus modern Christians could discard it and become "New Christians".
However, taking it literally and only picking what you like to hear is indeed absurd, Christians need to decide to believe all of it (and be insane) or none of it (and form a new, better Christianity. Or, best case scenario, become irreligious)
I'm not quite sure what exactly this is- but I do know that it's unbelievably awesome. Great work!
That's very shortsighted imo- there are so many different ways of looking at things, so many different religions, so many different forms of irreligion, the possibilities as to what the actual answer is incomprehensibly vast.
Your brother's done it again, this is one hell of a song. It would make a great theme for the mod!
Ten10dix summed it up pretty well. If something is illogical, that doesn't make it true. That's like saying "Hmm, because Harry Potter is illogical and defies physics constantly (like the bible), it's obviously true!" (though I'm sure that you don't like Harry Potter because it advocates witchcraft or something).
The Epic of Gilgamesh has been dated by scholars in accordance to other evidence found in Mesopotamian civilization at the time. Look, you really can't try and disprove the legitimacy of the Epic of Gilgamesh when you're trying to prove something as absurd as the bible.
"Why do we all wear clothing?"
... I give up.
That's not evolution, that social darwinism. Definitely NOT the same thing :/ While Hitler certainly wasn't consistent with Christian faith, how many powerful Christians really have been? I seem to recall a lot of them doing the exact opposite of what scripture teaches too...
Pope Innocent III: "Hey guys, know what'd be great?" *exhales smoke from hookah* "What if we went to the last remnant of civilization which hasn't plunged into the Dark Ages, Constantinople, and sacked it cus' they're Eastern Orthodox? Yeah, let's go do that, and do some raping and murdering on the way!"
"all those absolutely beyond our imagination stories which it would be highly unlikely for anyone to make up"
To start, I don't really find the Bible to have 'absolutely beyond our imagination stories', many science fiction and fantasy stories seem far more incredible to me. Secondly, some of those stories in the bible were blatantly stolen from elsewhere; the flood and Noah's Ark are practically an exact retelling of the Great Flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first story ever written. If only Mesopotamia had established copyright laws, maybe we could've avoided this whole "God flooded the world" nonsense in the first place!
"I mean the chain of events just woun't work as smoothly as it does if it was made up."
Things DON'T go smoothly when they aren't made up, the reason it all goes so smoothly is because it involves some real events at the time (Isrealites fleeing Egypt, etc.) and then combines them with enough fiction for it to flow and convey a message in the bible.
"If it was made up then wouldnt they have made sure that the descriptions were from the same point of view?"
No, numerous works of fiction have told stories from multiple points of view. More importantly, the writers of the bible seemed to be trying to convince people it was true even if it isn't, so wouldn't they write it in a fashion that would suggest that it's truth?
Ok that's going a bit far, it's perfectly plausible that A. Jesus actually believed what he was preaching to people, or B. is a fictional character used to rally the Christians. From what we know about this person/fictional character, he's a pretty cool guy, being all peaceful and loving and gay and stuff. Really, I don't think the Christians on this page nor Jesus really want/ed to dominate us either- that's for organized churches to do.
I just recommend that instead of either of those simply we teach kids "we don't know", because that's the truth.
Thank you! Please move your debates to PM's both here and on the atheists page.
Same. It's an amazing speech, I almost cried the first time I saw it o_O
That's true, not everything is, but a hell of a lot is. And I think that limits our subjects, we're not going to just ignore sections of legitimate science because religious people are unwilling to accept them. (Evolution IS actual science that can be proven)
I recommend we just have an entirely scientific debate on whether evolution is viable or not, just the facts. The bible is not considered a historical document, clearly Christian-biased OR atheist-biased websites cannot be used as sources, and God cannot get involved (and if a group can't pass these regulations, it ISN'T SCIENCE). Then we can actually have a discussion on science, which is what evolution (and this group) pretains to.
Same. I don't mind personal faith as long as it doesn't override common sense, but organized religions usually end up as evil organizations that cause far more harm than good.
The main difference here is that you consider the bible to be fact, while me and most everyone else on this page considers it to be a work of fiction. It's like saying that because the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe states that there's a magical land called Narnia, Narnia is proven to exist.
No offense intended, but you prove just how impossible it is to argue with a religious person >_< Christianity has done a very clever thing; through citing its own work, it can perpertually "prove" itself in an eternal cycle of BS. Even better when the people take loose and unlikely theories and consider them 'facts' because religion says so (Why, we found chariots at the bottom of the red sea! What ELSE could it be other than the result of the ocean being spread open by divine intervention, disregarding all laws of the universe?)
"So there is a fine line where using a scientific method is illogical, because it takes too much time, or/and too much resources, and/or the answer is right infront of you!" ? So you're supposed to just assume that something is true because you don't have the time or resources to actually find out the truth? That's ridiculous; I think I'll stick to using the scientific method rather than declaring theories to be facts because I'm too lazy to actually prove anything.
I'm starting to find it increasingly obvious you simply don't understand the scientific method. Saying that the "Red sea parting can be proven by finding the Egyptian Chariots at the bottom of the red sea. (how else do you think they got there?" is about as viable by the scientific method as me saying "Well, because I found a 17th-century galleon at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, it was OBVIOUSLY slammed by a thermonuclear missile fired by Russian aliens through a time portal from an alternate parallel oscillating multiverse. As nothing suggests otherwise, I declare this proven fact." There is literally no difference. As for Jesus having lived, the sources for that are sketchy at best; I've actually researched this quite a bit, it's pretty much impossible to prove or disprove Jesus' existance (personally I do think he existed, though I definitely don't claim this as fact). As for the flood sources, I'm not an atheist but an agnostic but I'll still debate you over it; I checked out those sites, they are essentially all biased, pseudoscience pro-Christian websites, which I find very hard to believe are reliable :/
Just for speculation, can you please tell us how exactly you proved the red sea parting, or Jesus being alive, or a global flood?
Oh god, the fundamentalists have arrived. Gentlemen, prepare for war...
I think this video has a good general point and good suggestions for the liberal agenda, but it's REALLY extreme. This plays a lot on the stereotypical crazed extremist republican, I mean I'm a pretty radical liberal but even I think this video is too extreme in its portrayal of the conservatives :/ I agree with all the points it suggests though.
Wow very nice work, I like it!
Ah I see. Well, while theories do require 'belief', they don't involve faith in the religious sense. Theories are based on facts, and scientists accept that they may be entirely wrong, altering them as new evidence emerges- which is the very point demonstrated in the image above.
The only belief I could see in science is that certain theories are correct. Evidence is invariably there, I don't think it's possible to disprove that. When I trip and fall flat on my face, there is evidence of gravity. That has absolutely nothing to do with faith :/
What do you mean? If, as you say, one has to "believe" that evidence exists, what exactly would someone think if they believed that evidence DIDN'T exist? By definition of the word, I don't think that's even possible :/
Me too, they're awesome!
And we still have glorious Valve! :D
When it's not for religious reasons, people usually oppose it because it's apparently a "bad environment to be raised in" for kids. Though if people actually cared about how kids were raised, then there are quite a few things that would have to be made illegal before having a good reason to make gay marriage illegal, such as alcohol, smoking, being poor, etc.
Very nice work, I like it! Just a suggestion is that you could possibly make the area outside the cave brighter, to where it looks almost like the light at the end of the tunnel in the Highway 17 maps. I think that'd make it seem more mysterious and epic :o
YOU CAPITALIZED 'G' IN 'GOD'?!?!! THE AUDACITY!!!
Good chart, promotes a very good point. I only wish more people would recognize it :/
Sweet, glad to see you're back :D !
I quite literally JUST finished the last release to come on moddb and find this. Well, time for play two!
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! Though I got around these issues with very simple gmod addons, the NPC controller addon gave me a wide selection of animations which let the NPC's move naturally. The camera panning was done with the catmull-rom addon, which is used by many machinima-makers. Both very useful!
I've always wanted to see the original trainstation concepts brought to life! Hopefully you can make the map just as good as the art :D
Wow this is excellent! Really great job, could we have a download for it please :o ?
Chris is my hero.
Wow, very atmospheric! Reminds me somewhat of Spirited Away, great work :D
:o sounds like an interesting concept, I'm looking forward to Trioxium! I'm assuming it combines gunplay with portals?
Glad to hear that you're coming along nicely, and 15% completion is no small number for a mod that's been on moddb for such a short time! The 210 page script and 7 hours of gameplay sound awesome, I'm definitely looking forward to this.
NU-UH I'M UNDER YOUR COMMENT SO I'M FIRST
Among the other images this one really stands out, nice work!
That trailer was absolutely incredible. I was super hyped for this mod to begin with; but after that it's hard to put into words how much I want to play this amazing alternate-history world you've created. Excellent work, I can't wait!
Aghh! *BILL* *BILL* *BILL* *BILL NYE THE SCI--*
So hard... To resist... *miniature spasm*... Alrighty, I've conquered the urge. Anyway, he makes an excellent point, if only more people realized it. I'm fine with religious people, but once they start trying to impose their ideas upon the young by not teaching science that conflicts with their belief, they're nothing short of evil.
Nic work! What I love about this game's guns is that you have a good idea of how they work; they arent just a fancy pile of gears, like so much steampunk is. One could actually point to different components on the weapons and get how they function.
I've already seen this TruthKing character, what an annoyance. Not only has he posted ridiculous crap on the Black Mesa page but he's also uploaded Whoopservatory, a mod NOT made by him and posted WITHOUT the creator's permission. Then, when people started to critisize him, he just deleted all their comments. What an ***.
Wow very nice! This is a pretty big improvement over the last version.
Wow very nice, one of the best remixes of Triage at Dawn/Path of the Borealis I've heard yet! Is there going to be an extended version, and could we by any chance download it?
You've got some of the best atmosphere I've seen in source games yet, all of the pictures really nail the "cold" feeling. Great work!
Very nice, the scenes fit a lot better for this intro in comparison to the last one, which was already good. Great work!
Wow great work, the contrast between the yellow screens and the dark surroundings makes a really nice atmosphere!
Gaming xenophobia, wtf...
... Lol wow. I think that's the worst attempt to prove atheists wrong I've ever heard of.
Really excellent song, I love it!
Very nice, though I think it could use a handle by the trigger :/
Well, to be fair religion can't be completely blamed for the lack of technological advancement in the Medieval times, it had more to do with how the system collapsed after the Roman Empire fell. Even the Byzantine Empire, which flourished with advanced technology during the Medieval times, was Eastern Orthodox Christian. That, and religion was needed in the earlier days of man to unite people under some organization or leader, so I think that religion has actually benefitted us so far.
These days though, we've got science and reason, and we don't need religion anymore to give us that form of organization. We're starting to notice it doesnt make sense, and imo it's bogging us down :l
It looks really, really plain, which is never good for an area regardless of what place it is :l
Man, I'm loving all these updates! You've earned every MOTY vote.
Not a bad engine switch, and I'm loving the concepts. 2 and 3 look especially badass, but all of them are excellent :D
Excellent job ManTuna, these are great! Can't wait to play with them in the mod :P
Really, really beautiful lighting and detail. Creates a great atmosphere, nice work!
Loving the look of this area, though it could use some detail here and there. Maybe some crates, barrels etc. beside the tracks?
This mod is destined to win MOTY. EVERYONE VOTE!
Is calling one of your own team members cranky a good idea xD ?
It's a bit of a standard for sci-fi corridors in general :/
Isnt a smuggler more of one who transports merchandise to get it to the illegal merchants, who sells it? I think they're both involved in the black market but arent the exact same job :/
And nice image btw, hope to see a comic :D
I think that it would look a lot better if you changed up the textures on that slanted wall, they look very repetative- maybe some ridges could be added to its side or going down its diagonal side?
This looks pretty badass, good work!
500 isnt a small number, congrats man!
Good work, should be interesting ingame! Though it doesnt look like it actually glows :l ...
Good, though it needs some more props beside the walls imo and the ceiling texture could maybe be centered a bit more so that the lights are between the two lines (I'm nitpicking but still) :D
Agreed, the concept and maps look excellent, though please drop the headbob xD
And this is why Stargate is awesome :D
That's an awesome idea, I want to see explosive barrels getting chucked out of the tube network randomly :D !
Those words mean a lot to all of us, thanks! Hope the mod fulfills your hopes :)
The evil radiating from this room is blinding me :l
Great introduction, can't wait to see how PlayView turns out!
These look fantastic, detailed but not to the point where they don't fit the enivronment surrounding them, as many HD skins seem to these days. The trench coat on the Shocktrooper still looks sort of weird, though it's a lot better than the last version and I guess it's probably rather difficult to texture that area.
I'm with Black Gargua, excellent work!
Not wittiness, I'm serious. This has got real proffessional gun shoot sound man.
Tabtoxin's greatest work!
OMGZROZZ 1TS HRE! Stunning mapping! Incredible gameplay! Source II graphics!
Indeed, and this is one of their best shorts :D though I still prefer The Fellowship of the Vuvuzelas lol.
This rivals the Inquietude theme, the piano and violin work gives a very brooding, eerie quality to it :D
A perfect combination of styles, with a mysterious ambient beginning and a dark orchestral section following behind. It fits perfectly, great work!
I disagree, I think that these would be a great new NPC to fight. The model could use some work, but the concept is great!
A Valve product? With a cover bearing an XBOX 360 SYMBOL?!! WHAT TREACHERY IS THIS?
:o Where's Desmond?
I can't wait to see this map, it sounds like a very interesting idea that could make for some excellent gameplay. What era will the architecture in the Tunnel reflect?
I like it, looks like a cross between a P99 and a C96 Mauser.
Oh my god that's scary.
Awesome, I've always wanted to see an STG 44 in source! But the metallic texture could use some work.
Haha I'm surprised that I can find another person who's played it! And I'm also surprised that Planetphillip members would be more negative about it, Planetphillip seems to be more positive than moddb most of the time. Anyway, enjoy replaying it! I might have to do it again sometime soon as well lol...
I like the second one as it's more unique, though I suppose the first is more fitting for the beta content.
Good review, I think that for 2008 the mod would've been pretty incredible but having it re-released in this state during 2011 isn't quite as stunning. A good idea but from the sound of it one that wasn't executed that well :(
Another great concept, this should take the puzzles to a new level :D
This is really cool, I hope you can make some unique puzzles with this!
Really good models, though I'm not sure they need three seperate screenshots to themselves. :l
:o very nice, do you get to climb up the scaffolding along the cliff? And heh I see those two explosives under the platform holding the logs, that should be fun >:D
A legitimate reason backs this...
Sorry, my plate is a bit full at the present moment to map for another mod, but good luck!
LOL awesome symbolism. xD
Thank you, and good luck with the power plant! Your mapping is superb, so I'm sure it'll be awesome.
The Other-Life page mentions a "Hatch 18" mod already far into development, will its page appear on moddb soon?
Yay! though if you want to keep the surprise for others you might want to delete these posts. D:
What if they had to open the hood to steal its engine or something for a puzzle? Even if it took some remodeling I think that it would be pretty cool, if the player had to take parts of the car off to solve something.
Sounds very interesting, I can't wait to see it mapped!
Man, despite being beaten up and rusted, that's one beautiful car. Nice work!
I've always imagined the Airex with a slightly toxic atmosphere, so my favorite would be bor_cc_2.
Love this one, sounds very mysterious and ominous.
Good work, the zombie reminds me of those seen in GoL :D
The only way I could imagine a completely bare series of hallways being fitting in such an environment is in a dream or something, I like the lighting and setup, but it just looks so empty...
Interesting concept, I like :D
Good work, I like it! Will the mountains have snow on their peaks though?
Sounds interesting, I just hope that it's well executed so that it can be at least relatively well understood. But looking at the quality of the two mods, I can't say I'm too concerned. ^^
Awesome work, very well designed! Btw, what's the music called?
Very interesting, can't wait to figure out what it means!
Good work, the lighting is very ominous. Though I would suggest adding some more clutter in the corners, maybe a stray crate or barrel along the way.
I'd vote for airex_04_cc_test3, it looks very dystopian and almost noir.
You've just learned about the ponies? They've taken over the web, you live under a bigger rock than I do.
Wow I shouldve known! This is more important than Ep3 imo.
My god, best model I've seen in Half Life 2 yet, you need to work for Valve man!
Looks like a scene from a noir film or something O_o, great job!
Im disappointed, this isnt up to your usual trolltastic standard :(
Looks kind of squat in comparison to the concepts imo, might just be the angle though :/
The Stenographer's Chasm in particular looks incredible, I look forward to playing this!
Loving the lighting, has a very dystopian feel to it.
One of the best beta mods I've seen so far, the mapping looks polished but appears to keep to the original theme of the HL2 beta. Tracking!
Excellent attention to detail, good job!
See, this mod is what happens when the U.S. gets control over MORE stuff.
Not bad, very ominous lighting and texturing!
Will do, glad to hear you enjoy them! :P
This is very similar to the original Portal theme with the artwork, and just as witty as it. Great work!
Good work, this comes across as very creepy.
Agreed, it appears very liquid-like and twisted.
Good work, I like :D. But does a stand like that exist O_o?
Wonderful atmosphere, this map is looking great.
What the hell is this...?
Good work, though it's very similar to the counter-terrorist models in CSS.
Good work, this looks very promising! I especially like the desert-like area shown near the end.
I'd love to traverse new sections of pre-rebellion C17 if you can pull it off, good luck!
The atmosphere is great, but I think it needs a some more texture variation.
Uhm... I think you mean "Alpha" test :l
What... I dont... WHAT IS THAT!?
Godlike, as usual.
Exactly. This is another one of those troll mod variants that nobody finds funny >_>
Which would make it only moderately spectacular?
What I thought too. Maybe there should be some more decay on the right side of the face too, like along the cheek or forehead?
Beautiful, this looks like it's gonna be a great area.
Nice area, this looks badass.
"You MUST follow Copyright Law of the United States of America."
We're MURICA'! AND CUS' A THAT WE OWN TH' INTERNETZ!
Which model D: ? I wantz a surprise! :(
Same, I think my only criticism lies with those icicles, though those are hopefully WIP lol.
I think it would look a lot better simply with a change of camera angle to make it more epic. Maybe by one of their heads or the shovel?
Not bad for an hour's work, but it definately will need some modification in the future.
If not, is that a bad thing xD ?
Looks pretty awesome already, I can't wait to see it in its final state :D
I think those displacements need a lot of work :l
Really well laid out, this looks like its going to be a hell of a lot of fun to play.
Sounds awesome! And thank god you didnt put a release date down, or else the curse of unproductivity wouldve fallen upon you.
Good, though I have to admit I liked the old one a lot too :(
It almost made it. I might've replaced like NMRiH with OBM, but Im personally looking forward more to OPFOR 2.
A glimmer of hope in the distance...
Nice work, very nice :D
Thanks, will do! :D
Looking good :) And btw, what's the song in the trailer?
I agree, do either that or add beams or something to change it up.
... What IS that?
An excellent concept, I really hope you can pull it off! :D
Not bad, I love the texture.
Join the club. :D
That's pretty incredible, excellent work!
Lol wow I dont even remember asking those. o_O Sorry for spamming your comments section guys.
Good attention to detail. :D
This looks very interesting, I'm excited for release! Though I really, really hope that the guy on the intercom doesnt betray you... That's done SO many times...
You know, you would probably recieve a lot more applications if you wrote it to where it didnt have a typo every other word :l
Not bad, it's very well detailed. Can't wait to see it textured!
Very nice. Btw, is Esther Technologies stationed in the arctic or something?
Very nice work :D
Despite the bright illumination, it looks very mysterious... Nice work :D
Very ominous and mysterious, I love it!
I would agree with you, if it werent for the fact that in 50% of the games and mods today you have no idea who the player's character actually is, not to mention that you're basically controlling a make-believe, digital individual at all times...
What? The physics won't have any effect on this sort of mod... Hell, they've already done something close to this in gmod.
Very fitting to the Portal atmosphere, nice work!
If I didnt know any better, I'd say this was made professionally by Valve. Incredible work!
That grass is so *Moves hands back and forth dramatically* THREE-DIMENSIONAL!
Good point, 1 vote for orange. :D
Depends on the type of character. If he's adventureous, orange, if he's not, white.
It's... So beautiful...
Excellent work! And btw, is the song part of the map? Because I think it would really fit when the player is running around the arcade.
Best sound effects Ive heard in years.
Once again, great lighting, very ominous.
The detail placed into the world and just the general vibe I get from this trailer has convinced me that this is going to be a truly incredible mod.
This looks both mysterious and amazing. Gorgeous skybox!
This sounds awesome. Can we have a download :D ?
Well, truth be told, I kind of like the bloom. Enhances the atmosphere of the map imo.
Not bad, it feels very balanced and the lighting is great. :P
This is, simply put, absolutely incredible.
We dont need a front and back shot of every single NPC model, especially when almost nothing has been changed...
Very nicely done, I especially like the variation in tile quality and the lighting. :D
I'm very sorry to hear that, it was an excellent modification. This Potteh sounds like a real *******. >_>
Nice work, though I think that it could use some more stuff covering the walls, such as posters, pictures, etc.
"Cool"? Are you kidding me? It looks freakin' awesome!
Not bad, but seems a little too clean. Maybe just some trash in the corners, torn posters on the wall, etc.?
Absolutely excellent work.
Very nice work! The lighting is brilliant.
Very nice, and of course, incredibly mysterious.
Btw, is the mod project itself still in production?
Ehh... If this is your new logo, I feel the name should be larger and maybe even in a different color, such as white. I had to block out the sunlight coming through my window to even spot the words. :/
Other than that, great job, I love it's general style.
Beautiful work, but that scope looks massive. Might just be the angle though...
Awesome, downloading now!
Well uhm... New sounds are all nice and good, but do you really need a 1:40 minute long video to demonstrate two new sound effects?
Thanks for uploading the song, it's great!
I like the idea, though I think that you need more than a single WIP house ready to be shown on moddb.
Very nice, I enjoyed watching it quite a bit. :D
Btw, what's the second song on the video? (Right after Requiem for a Dream)
It's decent, but needs a lot more detail.
Wow, these are excellent ideas! And I have just one question...
What happens when a pair of gemini cubes are going through a portal, and you move the portal to a different location while one portal was on one side of it and one on the other? Will the rope be molded into the wall :D?
All these pictures show some truly stupendous work, I can't wait to RP on it! :)
That's some really awesome work there, reminds me of the Combine structures featured in the HL2 beta.
Very fallout-like, I love it! The description of the characters also sounds like it will result in some interesting gameplay.
This is REALLY awesome. I'm loving the general shape of the machine and the electrical rods.
I like. :) What would really make it awesome are a few arched metal beams that are able to connect to the other side in various states of decay, so that it looks like the roof is better supported.
I love the banners, though what do they represent, exactly?
And btw, prime work on everything else. I'm digging the lighting. :D
Until he chops your legs to peices. l:D
Cool, will AV2 also come out on Desura, or will either on steam?
Very nicely done. The lighting looks great, and the detail is excellent as always. :P
Not bad! :D
... Is that a picture of Obama in the right hand corner?
Yeah... I can't make out what it is. Also, please add some detail, like pipes and grates and some more texture variation...
Not bad, but can you make the edges of the papers bent like in BSG :D ?
Nazis? In the HL universe? You gotta be kidding me. :l
There are quite a few distinct differenes from Portal...
It's hard to find these days, you know.
My favorite is the fish-shapaed Ethylbenzene.
The camera needs to zoom in on his face.
Uhh... Is that just a trigger that spawns a line of words when you walk into it lol? Or is it an automatic system?
Lol nice. xD Though why did you black out the names? Your friends list is still up and we can see people there, though the chatroom users are censored. Rather useless. :/
They shouldve put Louis there instead and have several dozen bottles of pills stacked next to him.
Sorry to hear that, I was looking forward to it. :(
If you are seeing the Phoenix Marines at a time that isnt their prime, I think that it would only make sense to at least show a little bit of wear and tear. Even if they have access to nuclear weapons, mortars, etc., their clothes would begin to reflect their situation after hiding in the enemy's territory for 20 years or so. Not nearly as ragtag as the rebels; but it would just be really strange to see soldiers that had armor that looked like it was literally made yesterday running up against the Combine after being oppressed for so long...
Much better than the last few character models, good work!
Well lit and excellently detailed. Nice work!
Though I don't remember the CIA having Combine scanners...
The lighting here needs to be modified, everything is cast in a really dark shadow...
Please, please don't post hammer screens. >_<
It's good, but I don't think it should be considered anywhere near final... It's extremely bare and feels very empty.
Dashing is right, this isnt laziness, it's the results of careful planning and hard work...
Reminds me of the training room in the matrix...
Well, if you read the description it's the "United Laiturrian Trading Company".
Though I must say that the relation to the East Indian Trading Company is pretty awesome, didnt expect that. xD
I don't think that you need to start telling them their mod fails, as possessing only 1 month to create a mod is next to impossible, 2D or 3D. Don't be hatin'.
Though I do admit that this could've had a much higher standard of quality... Once again, all they ever really needed was a reskin.
I love zeppelins, but I don't think this is very realistic... If I recall correctly, they didnt hang signs like that, and its rather doubtful they would've had U.S. flags on their tails unless they were actually produced by the American government. The only non-government zeppelin that ever seemed to bear a nation's symbol was the Hindenburg, and that was only because Hitler forced the company to.
Awesome! Purchasing now. :D
You just needed to reskin them...
Who made it :/ ?
Our current president isnt the radical socialist everyone makes him out to be... I understand that in the eyes of some, his decisions arent for the better, but do we seriously need to keep yelling "COMMUNIST!!!" whenever Obama is mentioned? Man I hate McCarthyism. >_<
This looks awesome. :D
Wow! This looks like a really awesome model.
Both the video and the document are as hilarious as always. xD
This sounds like a pretty epic idea. :P
The positioning of the lighting looks very well done, the entire hallway has a very distinct "end of the tunnel" feel to it.
Is he the one heard in the audio track? I imagined him fatter. ^^
Nice work! Though I think that the ground could use some displacements.
Lol nice one xD
But will there be an actual sequel?
No, he's right. This area is fairly blocky... Add metal or wooden beams along the walls, lots of pipes, mix up textures, add overlays, etc. Its not extremely blocky, but you shouldnt just disregard the comment as completely wrong...
Yelling stolen would still be justified...
I like this quite a bit, seems very desolate and mysterious.
I don't think its a very good idea that you aim for June... If you really want to create a mod, don't set a deadline or else you're guarnteed to go past it. And judging by the media you've got posted, so far you havent gotten very much ready. :/
Yup, theyre from Dan's NPC Pack.
And pump you full of lead while you're awake...
Ooh, snappy! Good work. ;P
Ehh... While I liked this one more, it used the same song as the last and had a really large amount of grammatical mistakes. You might want to get a British or American individual to review your wording before you post trailers.
Ooh, very nice!
He feels a tad bit simple for this type of mod. I think that a sci-fi based modification can do a lot better when creating enemies, no offense. D:
Yeah we get the message. You don't have to post it on every page...
Wow, this looks awesome!
Because he's an evil interdeimensional beurocrat who helps get rid of world-conquering intergalactic empires.
Thats true xD
I love this picture. xD
Grown up? I think its more around the lines of becoming a god.
Consider it a miracle, as you should be tracking it.
There's a chance that the mod, or even just the map, is HL2 RP and thus has a citadel. :/
Looks a bit bare, and the CASTE overlay is used twice, each in a close proximity to the other. (Nitpicky, but repeating the same decal/overaly over right next to each other doesnt always look the best :/)
Ehh... The generator looks quite out of place lol. I know its probably possible in real life, but the HL2 prop's look was intended to be stuck to the ground, and putting it on the ceiling just looks a bit weird. :/
I found this video highly informative and helpful.
Lol... I don't think that a sci-fi mod taking place in the distant future on a starship is going to have magic.
Jeez, thats a lot of snow. And every 3-5 days for the last 3 weeks? We got around 14 inches a few weeks ago in Iowa from that big storm that swept through the midwest, but that was apparently the worst storm in several decades and we havent gotten anything half that large again.
Anyway, I hope you've a snowblower lol! This has got to be a pain in the ***.
This looks awesome.
Thank you GuNsHiP_MK_II, you've helped the community quite a bit. This guy needed to be reported, judging by what he's posted here... I would'nt be suprised if iGOcrzy got banned for this image.
My favorite :) Good job!
Very well made, can't wait to see it with textures. :)
There's a difference between stealing content from people and using an image.
Had tons of fun playing it, thanks for making an excellent mod!
Very nice work, but I think that the change from the canyon-like areas to the ocean is very sudden. Perhaps if there were some more rock bodies nearby and in the distance?
Because the gnome is actually gman's employer and the supreme commander of the combine.
Why not just wait off until you have a model or a concept artist? I think we could wait.
Why are there cinderblocks on a ship?
Really nice job :) The butt of the weapon seems a bit large in proportion to the rest of it, but that may just be the angle.
I agree that it shouldnt be exactly the same, but keep in mind that the layout of the hud seen in most games is there because so far, it is the best. Don't change something just for the sake of changing it, if one design is better, even if more generic, I think thats the way you should go :/
I think all the bars should be lower and closer together, or spread out in the standard positions set up in the original hud. It just feels like its blocking all of the right screen and your weapon.
This appears very well done :)
Great work as always :)
While I absoloutely love cliffside maps, I think this one needs a bit more work, particularily in displacements...
Great work on all of these, I think this Lion is my favorite though :D
Nice :D Can you actually move around inside the airship?
Simply beautiful. Superb work!
Love the detail and style, and the sun looks very well made.
Heh, but in the time it would take to make a mod, especially one worthy of MOTD, you could probably gain several thousand dollars doing just about anything else :D
I like it a lot. Even though it sounds fairly futuristic, it doesnt strike you like a laser blaster or something of that sort.
I love this song :D
Love the lighting, has a very mysterious feeling to it :)
Uh... Im not quite sure I agree with you there, Dr.Horrible. This mod has no actual description and only 4 screenshots of unfinished buildings. I myself withold my judgment until they get some more pictures and a storyline...
Glad to hear you're still around!
Ooh, not bad :D
Awesome models, really fit with the surroundings.
The quality of all your content makes me enormously jealous once again. Great work!
Great work, I'm really loving the style of the buildings.
Lol thats awesome :D
Really nice explosion effects :)
Ehm... Its a few undetailed walls and some lights without props to accompany them :l
I believe you may simply be thinking that there is a general lack of detail. Dont worry though; all these pipes are actually temporary lol, the reason this isnt far more fleshed out is because a huge amount of this area will later be filled with custom models.
Yup, that was one of the big ideas :P
Nice work :P
The blocky style was somewhat intentional as it is a sewer and built of stone, so there arent many curved edges. As for the brightness, I agree.
It looks cool, but I think it might look better if the vortex had a tighter grip on the blue beam of light instead of hovering around a ways away.
Yes, but isnt putting up screenshots a more efficient way of showing the mod isnt going to die? I just dont think this is worth putting in a video, teaser or no.
... Its a screenshot of trees and an eye with some background rain. You call that a trailer :l ?
Ah, much for colorful now :) Good job!
Excellent, cant wait to play :)
Talented voice actor you got there! The screaming was pretty funny though, especially on the last one lmao.
OMGE UR POZINNG IZ SO GUDZ.
I'd have to say I prefer AtomiCola, but GalactiCola looks sweet too :D
OMMG 5 KNEW EXPEDENTIONS KUMING S0ON?! I KANNZ WATES 4 2MAoRO!
I'm loving the soundtrack; can you update the OST download here?
I don't like that look he's giving me.
Oh god this looks horrid for KF D:
Looks like a very unique twist on combine architecture. Nice work!
It sounds like a pistol with a silencer, but it has none :l
And I dont like that ceiling texture too much- wood doesnt quite fit with a room that has brick and plaster walls and a carpeted floor.
Do you mean *grenadebox*?
I suppose that the rod may be a little short, but it still looks like a scythe, not a sickle...
Jesus christ O_O How long did it take to build that!?
Really nice model, cant wait to see this gliding through the skies :)
Excellent work, I can see the steampunk element just all over this picture :)
I think Im going to start crying.
Well done, has a very definate feeling of being plundered or searched.
Not bad! Certainly fits the style :)
Seems more like a cloudy day than nighttime, its still fairly bright D:
Seems a bit cramped in my opinion D: Perhaps if you made the tasklist openable by the press of a key rather than always present?
Looks great, mustve been a pain in the *** to make though!
I can understand the message, but why the gun lol? Are they going to attack people just to load them with disease?
Beautiful work :)
Looking good, cant wait to see it mapped out :)
Beautiful work, the lighting and detail are excellent :)
First? Wow dude youre such a pro!
Not sure if I liked it quite as much as the first, but still a very good trailer :)
I laughed so hard while reading this... Slaughter of the english language like this really takes some talent (I'm not joking). I applaud you good sir!
U HEER DAT? Epidose 3 wll be lik this! Valv btttr wach it bak!
Its not like there are many good examples out there though :P
Yay, gibs :D But pls make it so that both legs can be blown off, not just the torso. ^^
Is that zombie hiding behind the metal plates? Poor chap... Been so embarassed after the whole "headcrab" thing popped in around puberty...
The progress made on the city is quite something, really nice job! Sorry to hear about your recent troubles, better luck in the future :)
Well said :) Im not quite sure I agree its a puzzle mod- but its still quite a bit of fun :P
Dont rage people because of critism. We all work hard on our maps, but tbh, I dont think that this is important enough to use as your single peice of media (except for that comic thing...). And if you feel that this should take up 8 slots, then maybe you should make sure that all your textures are in the right position, that the map actually has lighting, and that it isnt still a huge WIP.
Well, thanks for at least posting credits. Doesnt happen that often these days. >_<
It looks like his head is smoking.
Ehhh do we really need 8 pictures of the same structure :l ? I mean, it looks cool and all, but idk if we need a picture from every possible angle.
I'd say that the majority of the people that reviewed mods here went above and beyond my standard :P
Stunning! Excellent work, cant wait to see him in action :)
Intimidating and mysterious :) Gorgeous work.
Well of course it is. Its Dear Esther!
Burn him on the stake!
Yeah well thats historically accurate.
And that justifies that you took a model, gave no credits, and didnt ask the actual creators?
Beat me to it >_<
But The Mellon is no match for THE SNAILS!
Excellent work, cant wait to see it textured :) The trench coat looks a bit short though.
Love the lighting and the detail :). The one thing I can complain about is that the Big Ben texture in the backround has a rather 2D appearance.
Really beautiful. Can't wait to play above (and inside) the clouds :D
Btw, will we by any chance ever be able to battle inside a storm?
Look man, I like 3rd person just as much as the next guy, but do you really need this many pictures of it?
Lol, what happened to him? Blood, yellow stains, and a bit of mud on his pants. This guy has had a bad day :(
I dont think he was serious lol. Its pretty obvious that we dont even come close to comparing with mods like Dear Esther or Black Mesa.
Yeah, the water effect needs some work.
Excellent work :D And somebody tell me what those pipes are made of, I want one that resists lava!
Beautiful work :) My eyes are immediately drawn to the couch and window.
I dont even want to KNOW how you heal people with that!
Ooh nice :D
Uhhh... Uhhhhhhhhh... Tad few proportion problems D:
Thanks for posting credits mate :P
Sounds like an awesome idea :P But next time, might I suggest you combine all 3 screenshots into 1, so that it doesnt take up a huge chunk of the media section D: ?
It fits beautifully in my opinion.
Am I high?
Thanks man! Looking forward to the full soundtrack :P
Looking forward to it :P And nice work here!
Wow. Feels very abandoned and desolate!
Looking very cool :P
Wow, very nice :D Impressive texturing and models.
Eh, well, I actually looked it up, and apparently there are still 3 WW1 veterans alive :l
Sorry if it hasnt been updated and Ive got the wrong information ^^ It is wikipedia, after all.
Awesome work Magnum :D
Nice work; though I feel that the area in the backround looks a little too clean in comparison to the weeds creeping up the road closer to you.
Good animating, cant wait to see it ingame :P
Not quite, but hes the most violent of them :D
Wow, this looks very nice, except for maybe those overhead pipes. Other than that, well done :D
Glad youre back :P
Still need some work though.
Love this music, reminds me a bit of the Minerva: Metastasis soundtrack. Can we please get an MP3 download?
Thats awesome :D What movies/images did he use?
Awesome, hope you get the rest of your positions filled soon :)
I prefer wepoon.
It certainly seems interesting, but just feels a bit too boxy :l
If youre not an artist and you think the drawing is bad, why have you posted it?
Awesome, looking forward to it :D
The elevator/rocket is actually pretty epic :D But I still think that the mapping really needs some work on detail.
Ah, well good job :D
500 watchers! Good job :D
Also, the pumpkins are ftw.
Very nice :D Where did you get it?
I hate to disappoint you, but the only things youll be killing here are either giant insects or sun striders...
Why didnt I think of that!?
Why yes I am.
Wait until next weekend, and itll be there :D
Well of course.
First of all, naming updates things like "We are not dead!" usually gives the impression you are XD Just a bit of a tip.
Second, as for the actual map, the area in the center looks kinda out of place.
These particles look great, cant wait to see them ingame. Btw, whats the name of the song used?
Much improved, very good job :D
Nice, love the lighting :D
The trailer was interesting, but I think it needed more maps to show. Also, what was that song?
Good job, looks great!
You forgot dinosaur moses.
I like the position of it, gives it weight. The model itself is excellent :P
Ah, hes right. It took me a moment to change the description.
Sorry! Correcting now.
Well, I hope that somebody comes to our rescue :( Whoever does I shall crown the jesus of the modding community.
Yeah, when you get closer we plan to make him wave the bottle around a bit :P
Glad to hear it!
Yeah, its ruined so many fantastic mods. I really hope valve gets off their ***** and fixes it... Though I doubt it.
Thanks :P Btw, everybody notice the drunk guy by the generator :D ?
An abandoned mine.
Agreed, I need to change that.
Yeah, its definately one of a kind. Shame the update screwed it up...
Waoh, looking great!
Love this song :D
Better watch your back!
I'm sorry, but do we REALLY need to see this? I mean, its an arcade machine with no textures. I WOULD say that you need to go find a free model up for download to replace this, but youve already made clear that whatever is given to the public for free is classified as "stolen" to you when its used. So instead, go to here: Turbosquid.com
Buy that model for one dollar and then show that instead of a nodraw-textured arcade machine made of brushes. Dont mean to be a ****, but this just isnt something that you show to people.
Needs a bit more detail, maybe some handrails or a grate in the floor you can look into?
Hmm, could we have a garden and a gnarled tree leaning precariously over the edge :D ?
It appears that Star Wars had to lower its budget on actors.
Just try it out, it may look good :P
Lol I didnt see that :D
Jesus, we all hate hammer pictures, but I dont think I can remeber the last time anybody went quite so crazy over it.
GOTTA GET MA LIGHTING FIX MAN, GOTTA GET MA FIX...
And I thought that Mirrors Edge was the king of rooftop combat XD
Well, while it definately looks very nice, it could be made slightly better :l Primarily the textures look off. The roof's red tones and the aperture science plating just feel too "clean" when placed next to the half destroyed cars and the debris from the roof. I think that darker colors and more dents/piles of debris would help, along with darker texturing.
Excellent! By the way, I would like to submit a few ideas. First of all, the steam has to be removed because the mines are completely shut down. Second of all, instead of making a light or lamp, could you make another hole for light to stream in from, like in the main room? If so, please put a nice pile of sand to show youre still in the desert.
Dude, its a ******* healtpack. Every game has one. Get over it lol. HL2 is almost more realistic than your GTA...
Still love this one.
Woah, I didnt see this. Excellent work.
Once smoothed, I say you use both. Variety is always good :P
Yup, Robert's secret twin twice removed.
Thanks for your positive comments on Iron Horizon, we appreciate the support :)
I think he means the latest one with George Downey Jr., its a semi-steampunk movie so that might be part of it.
5 seconds is still long enough. It takes maybe 5 minutes to add ridges and doors/decals, so I think its worth the time.
Cant wait for Friday, looking forward to the release :D
These really do look horrible. Im going to go play Seizure of Power and see if its really as bad as you say it is lol.
ODST Ive heard was worse than the others, Reach actually looks pretty cool. HL2: Ep1 is still pretty good in my opinion.
And so, Mario was fed to the vicious space stars, eating the poor italian plumber alive.
Has the feeling of a slum to it. Excellent work for a WIP!
EP1 not so much, L4D2 yes. But Bungie kinda did the L4D2 thing 4 times over, only adding flashy new models with each new game.
It doesnt matter if he has it under control. Hes not giving credit to the authors, and thats bad.
Its not like using guns isnt an art... Look at the American Civil War. The plans that went into the useage of guns was spectacular. Same with WW1. Present day warfare, not so much, but it still happens.
This doesnt quite strike me with the "TOP SECRETZ BASE" characteristic. The monorail from HL1 that you mentioned in the description is a good example of what to expect here; maybe missiles on the floor or robotics crawling around.
Wow, awesome work :D
Looking forward to fighting these guys >:D
Alright, the biggest problem I can see with all your work is that there arent enough details down by the bottom. And it may just be because Im seeing it from far away/bad angle, but it looks like it needs more ridges :l
In all though, its still very cool :P
LIKE ME!?! SKULHDASKDSDASDHRHGH
It made Halo 3. Nuff' said.
So this is what covers my walls in the basement...
Nice lighting :D
Very theatrical, excellent work. The fighting animations look absoloutely fantastic, as do the dinosaur models and surrounding enviornment.
Wow, excellent work. I cant wait to shoot up some dinos :P
Looks absoloutely amazing, very well detailed :D
Best ******* brushwork Ive ever seen.
Indeed. Im not quite sure which is more disturbing.
This is actually really epic now.
Good work! Needs some clutter and pipes though.
I am afraid to inform you that this troll mod has been out-trolled; you stand no chance of recognition when placed next to the mighty reign of negative attention thrown at Checkerboarded Studios. How DARE you challenge their trolling superiority?!
Not bad for one of your first models :P
Awesome work, the green eyeholes actually work on him.
Yeah, some companies prefer to be practical legends rather than become piles of crap. Yes Bungie and EA, Im looking at you.
(My stare already killed Raven Company)
Nice work, very dramatic :D
Yeah, it was.
Not bad! I'd say the sleeves and arms fit the original metrocop's suit very well.
Excellent as always! Has a really great mysterious feel to it.
No offense, but this room needs a good bit of work. While the displacements are alright, the lava textures are extremely out of place and not very good. It also needs a lot more detail; rocks, corpses, and debree. Lastly, I dont see how lava would even travel in a place this flat xD
Excellent work, this looks great!
Wow, very nice :D
Well, they can avoid that if they have the money to get bodyguards to choke the fans first.
ALSO: I have another shred of "proof" that Valve hasnt become a madhouse of greedy jerks. When hollywood came to make Valve sell their soul to the movie industry, they downright refused. +1 point for Valve Corporation!
What he said. Texturing is really nice, btw :D
Not bad :D
He's a nazi? :O
I think theyre supposed to be illuminated, so they work :l
Wow, amazing work.
Its a WIP, he's going to be adding a good bit more to it. Though on a certain level, its supposed to be bland lol.
This shows the average size of people in two nations. GUESS WHICH ONE AMERICA IS!
So basically the only way to get somebody to be a spartan is to stuff them full of multicolored sodas.
Nah, Obama is on our side LD
Vast improvments, excellent work :D
Haha, nice ;D
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Alright, awesome :D
Holy **** that looks awesome :D
Woah, looks awesome :D Your texturing is great.
Excellent detail! The only thing I can complain about is the ship.
"I dont know whats going on man youre looking at me"
Wow he was DRUNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK lol. Thats ******* hilarious xD
Nice, but you need credits to the author.
We'll see... About THAT!
Feels extremely solitary. Fits the mod perfectly :D
I really dont think its such a huge deal. Is playing as the taliban really much worse than stuffing enemies full of bullets? You could argue that in multiplayer you are "killing" people on the other line. We've been killing the Russians in games for decades; Hasnt that offended them? It really isnt that different here.
Basically, my stand is that its a game. Nobody is going to get violent ideas from this if they havent gotten them from other games already. If it offends some people, then they can suck it up and not buy it.
Nice! Love the texture :D
Not bad! Cant wait to see it textured.
Nice, but once again, it seems so plain lol.
It needs more clutter, and the snow seems a tad bit too flat :l
You people are just zombie racists >_>
Nice job, very creepy.
Awesome! Downloading now!
Jesus christ Im so damn excited!
Wow, these look great!
Woah, looks awesome!
Looks great :D
YEAH! But we need your vots on the poll :l
Wow, very well made.
Nice concept, I hope that it can be modeled to look as good.
Join the club :D I love this!
This movie was FAIL! Absoloutely horrible!
Agreed; that was a very big part of it for me too.
Excellent work. But what happened to Song #2 lol?
Looks excellent, but there are just a tad too many sparks in my opinion :l
Sounds interesting, looking forward to more media :P
Looking good :D
Dont forget that capitalism and communism helped it too...
Anyway, Im a huge democrat, though this seems just as outrageous as the anti-obama ads. Well... Maybe not quite :l
Not bad :P
He's so cool he takes up 3 pics.
Looking good, I love how the maze's walls slowly grow thinner as they move toward the center.
How many times did you watch this movie O_O.
They abused this form of cinema. It was really cheap when they just showed us sihlouttes...
What probably happened is that you visited a map of yours in fullbright and then went into the normal campaign.
And smart people.
That ground is elevated and I think its just a really bright skybox :l
Not bad but still a bit plain :l Just needs some streetlamps and clutter.
Just seems too plain. Needs some cars and clutter.
Please dont show us hammer screenies D:
Its certainly improved, but still needs a good bit more detail.
An excellent idea. I always found finding the survivors annoying as hell as the ZM... This will give them a great advantage and will make ZM a shitload more fun.
Josh is right. This looks excellent, and leak mods are supposed to use the leak. :l
You just figured that out :D ?
99% of all votes will most likely go to snails. :D
Well they dont really need them. They can just suck you to death.
Take notice that the snail has mysteriously avoided its fate...
Sounds like a good idea :D
Hopefully so :P
A nice vista :P Looks sort of like a quarry.
Orange is right. He may have done horrible things, but he was able to manipulate a crippled, broken country into the greatest military power in the world, which could've quite possibly conquered Earth.
Those that kill should be met with the same treatment.
What in gods name is THAT!?
Dude, you got on their team? Damn youre lucky.
I like how theyre using the cars as a barricade :P Perhaps you could even have a little team of rebels hiding behind the car.
Guess it wasnt a superplunger after all. Great work!
Has a very cold feeling to it. But I still think it needs some more detail lol.
Two trolls teaming up together for the greater trolldom. Ladies and gentlemen, we truly live in a great age. *tear*
Woah, thats looking great!
Lol thats awesome :P
Looks great :P But who is that on the left lol?
Im loving the front of that forklift-inspired machine. But the textures surrounding the whole place seem a bit repetative. Perhaps it could be mixed up with some more brushes or pipes?
Woah, looking great! Though it may look sort of out of place if theres no snow on the tires (or snow on top if its outside).
And Im going to take your whole family to the basement and grape you for DECADES AND DECADES AND DECADES!
Lol that was hilarious. They picked the perfect guy for the advertiser too!
Except that these are way better :P
So like... Whats this screenshot supposed to show again lol? A citizen standing on a bunch of multicolored brushes or props?
It looks like a great layout, but will require a pretty good skybox if you want it to match :/
A pretty cool idea :P I loved the video, they look awesome. My one complaint is that perhaps you could make it so that the clip doesnt totally restart when you drop it?
I think the one on the right looks great. But the one on the left just seems a bit plain :/
Woah, thats epic :P Really like this one.
Looking very good! But I feel that the inside needs a good bit more detail.
Why so serious?
A nice layout, but it needs more detail.
No, you should keep your mouth shut and recognize the awesomeness that shines from any steampunk game. Great looking concepts, but it would be nice to get a larger description.
The Cardinals are watching...
Anyway, great work! It fits out very well and will attract the eye of any player.
Looking a lot better :P
No, its the angle of the weapon. It feels like a HL1 weapon position, not a HL2 one.
But I like fighting!
The angle of the stump is a bit ridiculous. I think that maybe 1 or 2 of these should be lying around here and there, but it would look more realistic to have the top less tilted. Still, fantastic job, its very well done as far as textures go.
And maybe its just the angle, but that snow looks awfully flat :/
I swear Ive teleported into a FC2 map.
I'd say that more are in development and fewer are on hold (well not counting mods that claim to be on hold while really dead).
Its hard to describe with a whole lot of sentances :P
Lol all countries should, the superpowers certainly have enough!
Needs some more detail. Junk lying here and there, and maybe buildings in the skybox.
Looking good :) I cant see much from the lighting, but I think it needs a bit more clutter here and there.
Nice, but needs a few props and such here and there. Looks very clean :)
Seems rather bland in the hallway :/ Maybe some decals?
:/ Needs lights, a whole lot more clutter, and stains on the walls. Add some walls so that you cant just go shooting all across the room :D
Wow, Im just digging your huge skill in spawning props...
Its a fullbright box man. I cant really say much more... Here is what you need to change:
Remove the giant white walls
Remove that weird imitation of a skybox, I can see its edges
Add a roof
Change the textures.
If your defense is that its a WIP, then make it all dev textures.
Everything looks great except for those boots.
This looks like a great idea. Reminds me of the Intern's Story :) But isnt this going to make you just extremely busy with Crypt and all?
I agree, please just add a light_enviornment.
Maybe you should show us these screenshots when theyre in the game :/ And why is there a light on the floor of all places?
No offense but I think you need to spend a few more months improving your maps :/
I love the smell of stolen content in the morning :) Why cant people EVER post credits to the modeler...
They devour you whole.
Its a MAGICAL boat!
I agree, it needs to be more developed before you show it to us.
By the time you read this message, these snails will have eaten you alive.
Good, but those textures need a little bit of work on the arms. Still, its very nice!
Then remove it lol.
Lol hes right, this looks ridiculous lol. At least remove the dog under it...
Your eyes are just having problems contemplating the awesomeness.
Woah, epicly good job. Never seen a texture feel quite so 3 dimensional :D
This sounds very interesting, definately tracking.
I see the pipe closest to you is out of the map (the black thing). Might wanna correct that.
Not when the highly trained alien soldiers go "Hey this'll be fun guys!"
A Half Life 1 mod. Vid was nice, by the way, but needs a bit more detail.
Once again, its looking great :D
Lol nice idea :D
Lol youre evil xD
Thanks man :D
Nono we want it to be the alt. fire, like the grenade. These are too few bullets for the rifle.
Belive me man, I know. It has lighting coming in from the big roofless ceiling, from windows on the walls, AND from lights put all around... Its a pain in the *** lol. Yet I can guarntee it looks much better when played.
No, its the City of Overwatch. Cliffside comes later.
Were thinking about doing that!
Dude Im sorry but this is almost EXACTLY like BMS from what I see, except without the giant team and amazing mappers/modelers. Just come up with a new story...
Time trial looks amazing guys, looking forward to it!
Wow looking really good! Though those enemies sound a little goofy in terms of their voices.
It look interesting, but when playing, could we maybe not have the message pop up telling us if we killed someone? If youre still nervous about someone coming out to get you, then it'll add to the experience :D
Lol I have no idea what the title, the picture, or the description means. Continue reading these words and looking at this picture and you shall eventually go insane.
Um... What is this lol...? Its not posted by the mod-maker, so...?
Great song :) Fits the mod excellently!
A bit too clean. Or is it supposed to be that way? Other than that though it looks awesome :D
The story is interesting, but slightly implausible. Everyone can build stuff in Antarctica I believe; nobody owns it. Russia also probably wouldnt have sent a bomb in, for it most likely would cause a WW3. If you really want to get picky on it, maybe you should make it a chemical reaction caused by spies within the base, or something of that manner. Though finding the missile lodged into the base would be pretty damn epic :D
Quiet, Im trying to say a nice thing for once. Now... 3... 2... 1...
Niceness mode: deactivated.
HOW DARE YOU FOOL ME WITH THAT!?!
Well, at least it looks better than the one in HL1...
Erm... Whats with his chest lol?
Thanks for telling us who made them this time :D
Much better now!
LOL did you make that?
It was a cool video, but I just cant help feeling that the maps could look twice as good with just a tiny bit more detail, even if they are pretty good already. I also dont quite get why we need to know what the aliens are saying lol.
Wow, that looks awesome!
Make em' green and brown then :D
Well, sounds like some interesting ideas :) Maybe the radio in the car could sometimes play music, but would be often interrupted by emergency broadcasts telling the player about something irrelevant to the storyline, such as why you are heading to the city your friend called you from. Im not quite sure the cellphone is necessary, what do you do with it? And the "auto-changing" lighting may be uneeded if there are only 4 missions and will require a ton of work, for you would have to make two different lighting setups.
Is that a zeppelin... Because if it is the balloon should be a good bit larger :/
A wise saying :D
Not trying to sound mean, but those purple fast zombies look pretty ridiculous lol.
Looking very good :)
I cant believe how many people freaked out about 9/11. 3000 people died, and suddenly its like we just had war on the homefront or something. Yeah well you know what, while 3000 people died in the U.S., tons more are getting killed and raped over in the middle east at the same time. We need to stop whining about what happens in the U.S. and care about whats happening elsewhere, because often its quite a bit worse.
I'm going to kill you.
Nico Bellic is almost as bad as:
Master Chief. And you see, Nico Bellic is the type of person set in our world (except for incredibly implausible car chases). But you see... You see Gordon Freeman is beyond that. Gordon Freeman is beyond our laws, our dimension, our interpretation of reality. And that, my friend, is why the awesome-o-meter is about to explode.
Lol that is a whole lot of blood xD Can we have a video of it?
I'm not quite terrified yet.
Lol are you sure we need to see this in addition to the first photo?
Will the NPC's be stronger, like in Modular Combat?
Its the magical picture maker!
The media looks awesome, but perhaps we could maybe be told a little more about the story?
Very cool concept!
Great video as always, I love all the units :)
Rename this to "The Spirit of Freeman"
Ah, sorry :)
Perhaps you should try to make it sort of like Koroskovia, where the world starts slowly falling apart :D
Certainly looks intresting, but needs a bit more detail. It also doesnt strike me as an underground temple lol; what is this place?
Maybe they dont see it BECAUSE THEYRE LOOKING IN ANOTHER DIRECTION!
Combine may be pure evil... But at the hands of Gordon Freeman, THEY DONT STAND A CHANCE!
To be quite frank, this model needs a good amount of work. The legs look really strange, the body appears sort of disproportional (though is that intentional?) and the face... I think you already know what I was about to say.
It isnt bad, but I think it could be a whole lot better. While it might lose some of it's unique-ness, simply taking a standard model from HL2 and reskinning it might look somewhat better.
Wow, that looks really good!
Uhm... This isnt a game, its a mod.
Woah. Epic. Where did you get those cloud and sky textures?
Im afraid I have to agree with Korge :/
What are the names of those songs?
I did read it, and I still got the same reaction!
Amazing animations, you certainly did a lot to get them to be like this :)
First of all, its a strange song, and second of all, I don't think you should post it here dude- Why not PM the people making Airborn and send them a link instead of this?
No offense but...
Nice jon, but those horns look a bit out of place with that dark coloring.
It was a cool video, but why did Henley post this instead of joe_rojers?
Hallucigen? Isnt that a little bit cheesy?
Anyway, looking great :) But what I think would look really cool would be if they had a much larger room, with wrap-around windows as if intended for many scientists to watch into.
Dude... Just ignore *** comments. Youre losing your temper lol... Just work a little longer on your maps and they'll get far more positive results.
Very cool! Much improved :)
Jesus those cables are larger than the elevator.
LOL that was awesome! Never imagined Wheatly to be anything like that. The mapping was awesome and the characterization was awesome too. What really fascinated me was how well they made the robot move with the voice and emotions. My only complaint was that Wheatly sounded so human, he couldve seemed a little more like a robotic ball.
"I can't do it while you're watching!"
I think that maybe the holodgraphic projection should be a bit bigger. It would make sense lol.
Nice video, but the enemies seem to take quite a few bullets. Also, why use the pistol sound effects from HL2? They suck lol.
Wow, thats really cool! I'm guessing that the number of clips held goes down as you continue to use them lol?
Good work, but still needs a bit of clutter here and there even if it is just 5 seconds long as stated in the description.
Lol a landing pad in space, thats awesome. +1 for nostalgia!
Dude. Theres a picture on the side of SOVIET PROPOGANDA from 600 years ago, according to the description. Why use 600 year old propoganda, and why paste it on the side of a starfighter!?
This looks interesting, whats the story behind it?
Thats looking pretty cool!
Very nice :)
Well, thats not quite what I meant. It just seems like such an interesting idea, and that was what Radiator was. Few mods had ever gotten even close to the idea, and while this is slightly more common, it could be really good! But Im afraid that your mapping may need some extra work.
Good point, so perhaps some bloody splotches :D ?
Is that another plane, or is that a desperate bird feeling very confused right now?
Looking awesome. Our next radiator, people?
I love how none of the weapons have credits :D
Very intresting story change, I like it :) Yet I have a hard time believing that the survivors of the Third Reich wouldve been able to summon an army with the power to attack the whole world in such little time. Maybe you could describe a secret network across the world lying in wait, or something?
I think that it looks great, very believable.
Needs some detail, but still looking great! Maybe you could make a dead guy in a corner surrounded by food and such, as if he were trying to hold out there and ran out of supplies lol.
Very nice, I like it!
Lol this looks awesome ^^ What is it from?
Same here OH WAIT I DONT!
This is 2014? Wow.
Is this your own Remix, or...?
You have the Windows and Steam logos on here. Why the hell do people do stuff like this...
So, how are the kids?
JABBA... MY ICING!
Very cool, it looks a whole lot better. But the floor is flat and those textures are off.
Might of Russia?
Great job :) Can't wait to see the animations!
Oh my god...
This just got a whole lot awesomer.
xD that brush moon is hilarious ^^ And those trees- are they a TEXTURE!? Well at least the displacements look ok...
Woah! That was fast man! Great job :) But it still needs a whole lot of work in terms of making it look less "choppy".
Wow. That was really cool! I love the style of the logo, and the video showed some very interesting looking maps. While most areas can certainly use some work, it was overall a very cool vid. Whats the name of the music?
Needs a good amount more detail, though I think its gonna turn out good! Whats it supposed to be, other than a rocket lol?
I like it :) But it needs some work. The trash seemsv to be sorta random, and there are no weeds or whatever. And that van looks like its being eaten by the hill. I think with very little effort it could look a whole lot better :)
Not bad, cant wait to see a bit more detail :)
I dont think thats a screenshot lol...
Ah, good times. All those wonderful days full of looking at ****!
Not bad, Im sure it'll look awesome with a bit more detail :)
Yeah VLN youre worse than me!
YES! And for once, its not some creepy buisnessman with a suitcase (suprisingly)
It's a bit slow, but I think it fits :)
Better, but it still needs some work.
Wow this KICKS ***. Im adding this to favorites so I can listen to it when I map :D Any chance of a song download?
How many of these goes into an AK 47's or 74's clip?
Also, is this training preparing you for some sort of yearly service like they have in some European countries, or...?
That was interesting and educational.
300%, in fact.
You would have personal experience, correct?
He always was, CplRush. Ever since he studied those physics, he could do ANYTHING! Like take on a race of aliens with nothing but a crowbar!
World War 2... The gun isnt and I think that someone doing that on top of a tank would be shot first :D
I like it :)
Thank you for informing us about this mod, it looks awesome. Downloading from PlanetPhillip right now :)
I agree with you on everything. This had quite possibly the best mapping Ive ever seen! When I played it, I was taken back at the beauty of it. My only complaint is that it wasnt longer, but that understandable. EVERYONE should play this.
Looking awesome! Might need some wear and tear, but overall I cant wait to see it finished. Perhaps you could make the obelisk (is it an obelisk?) in the middle destructible, so the strider eventually destroys it?
Gordonfrenchmen, youre a hero.
Dedrile, you kick ***. Thank you for telling all newcomers EXACTLY what to expect.
Tracking! Great media and music.
This is a gorgeous song. Could we possibly have a song download?
Lol that is a pretty big series of glitches ^^
Hes a ******.
ITS IN SOVIET MEXICO!
This is awesome! My one complaint is maybe that it needs more definate shadows.
Fpsbanana... Give credit to the authors!