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0 comments by Mxthe on Jan 23rd, 2012

No, I don't mean keep focus as in "Staying focused" as in "Focus in what you are doing"

I mean focus as in, "the image is blurry" or "Can't see a clear picture"

When you are working on a Project, no matter if you are working alone or with teammates, you are assigned (or assign yourself) to one specific task at a time, and even if you multi task some different things at once, you just can't make THE WHOLE project at once.

You gotta start somewhere, and then go somewhere else, and then somewhere else, and those parts that you complete, well you won't really be seeing them again for a while, since you'll be working on the other parts.
Yeah testing the whole project can fix that, but once you "lockdown" a part, you just won't touch it again, and you gotta focus on the parts that are still not complete.

My point is, when you spend 2 weeks working on a tunnel, your view starts narrowing down to that tunnel and sometimes, you might encounter yourself feeling "this is it? Two weeks for a bloody tunnel."

It's important to sometimes, step back from that tunnel, and look back at the project in it's entirety, because looking just at that tunnel that just won't look as good as you imagine it, well it can demotivate you pretty badly...

So sometimes step back, and replay your project, and try to piece the ENTIRE thing in your head, to see where you are going.

This helps getting out of that tunnel...

The problem is getting back in, but once you are motivated it gets easier.

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tronk44
tronk44 Sep 30 2013, 7:57am says:

Is it a normal bug that the flashlight from enemy soldiers and stuff goes through walls half the time? Because its kinda annoying and makes sneaking a bit more difficult :O

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Tristankillingskills
Tristankillingskills Sep 29 2013, 10:06pm says:

That fixed it! YEAH! UNDERHELL HERE I COME!

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Tristankillingskills
Tristankillingskills Sep 29 2013, 9:51pm says:

Hi I really want to play this mod, but every time i launch it, It either closes right away, or the library client wont load.
I'm repairing steam right now to see if this is the problem.
Any ideas to fix it?

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Mxthe
Mxthe Sep 24 2013, 12:18am says:

Oh! A cookie.

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ChocolateGiddyUpp
ChocolateGiddyUpp Sep 17 2013, 4:10pm says:

There's a part in UH where your leg is hurt and you can't kick (but you can still jump...). Maybe in the future a punching option could be implemented. Not necessarily as powerful as kicking, but maybe enough to at least knock enemies onto there backside for moment to buy a couple of seconds to properly shut a closet door. Anyways, this is absolutely the best HL2 mod ever. Totally worth the wait, XMas came early for many of us. Thanks Mxthe!

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Chad51
Chad51 Sep 18 2013, 1:12am replied:

That would be a cool feature, like, it could work if you made it take alot of stamina and never kill the zombies, problem is it'd take time to implement, and it may retract the scare factor (which admittedly was pretty high) in those encounters.

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rokitiger
rokitiger Sep 4 2013, 2:43am says:

Came up with an idea I think itll be good:
using the Underhell features (advanced AI, inventory and endurence) it would be very easy to make another mod wich would be a dayz like mod
now the only problom with source engine is the map sizes BUT there was another mod (project Z) that spread the map into smaller maps that have loading betwen them, they made it also multiplayer by making the mod have about 4 servers that each one have a diffrent part of the map and when you cross to that part you automaticly connect to the other server. In my opinion its a good idea but if you think its not and dont want to deal with it its ok I am sure you are already busy all over your head.

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Sn4rk
Sn4rk Sep 5 2013, 2:52pm replied:

I think he should (I'm not the one in the position of telling someone what should he do, this is just my opinion) rest now and later continue the work on Underhell because it's simply amazing, I love it's story, it's gameplay, everything... you have lots of DayZ-like games/mods out there, so why another one?

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Mxthe
Mxthe Sep 4 2013, 7:17pm replied:

The PDA won't be there.

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