I am the lead developer of the Half-Life 1 mod Deflections. Working for over 10 years with the G╬┐ldSrc engine, I have started back in 2005 creating a mod that will not feature something new or spectacular, in terms of coding, texturing or modeling. It will only include an interesting, complex storyline and good mapping. Due to the love we have for our mods, me, along with 23-Down, Neclipse and m82Sniper created the developing group InDeFi and work together now on the mod each one of us created-Deflections, Firestorm and The Infected. Make sure to visit our group's page and don't hesitate to sent a PM to me or to InDeFi directly. We are happy to help whoever is in need of anything regarding Half Life 1 and the GoldSrc engine. I am also a writer, a voice actor, a beta/alpha tester and a translator, eager to help whoever needs help. Cheers!

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Thanoshld @ Engine Updates & Particles!

I believe they need to invent a new word to describe this mod, because "awesome" just isn't enough anymore.

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Thanoshld @ Half-Life 2

I don't find retail HL2 (and its episodes) boring. I still play them from time to time and I believe HL2 is a game that aged well.

That said, I think that it is for the best that Valve decided to change the beta game so much. The dark, horror atmosphere wouldn't really fit in the Half-Life universe so well. It would feel kind of off, especially comparing to the first one. And I am pretty sure that fans would complain that "this is not HL, this is a generic horror game, bah. Look of how bright, colorful and cool the other version is, just like the original".

The only thing that saddens me is that they have cut out a lot of interesting enemies, NPCs and locations from the final game. And the fact that they thought releasing the "sequel" as episodes was a good idea. Not to mention that they never released OF2, BS2 and/or Decay2.

I would really love to see someone releasing a full mod, representing the beta, for once, though. The fact that we haven't seen one yet seems to emit from the difficulties posed by working with a new game engine (bigger teams, more time). If beta HL2 was to be released for GoldSRC, we would have seen a dozen of full recreations by now. I still find it bizarre why all these teams don't work together though.

Xen levels of Black Mesa is the only thing I am looking forward to at this point that is HL related. I gave up on the premise of a new Valve title a long time ago.

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Thanoshld @ Guitar Rig Pro 5 Load

Just noticed. I have the exact SAME tuner as well!

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Thanoshld @ Office Complex - Third Floor Reception

Once again, a masterpiece of a work. Also, nice action picture you've captured here, with the aliens attacking, the guard shooting and the scientist, well, doing his thing as usual.

I love the balconies and the glass windows on the roof. I don't need to comment on the lighting, it has become this mod's signature by now ;) . And, man, your recreation is really light years away from the reference pic you've attached!

What else can I say other than "anxiously awaiting for the release".

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Thanoshld @ Half-Life & Valve Fans Group

And for whoever didn't find the Xen image:
Steamcommunity.com .

Looks good so far.

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Thanoshld @ DB Testing

Of course by no mean I imply that v.4 is bad or not good-looking. It's just that the new design, besides all new features, is a refreshing change, and I like the path you've chosen for its design.

Also, I believe it would be helpful for you to create a simple survey via Google Forms, to see what people who test v5 like or don't like.

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Thanoshld @ DB Testing

Glad to see you're looking after everything I posted about ;) . As for the /archive method, I had no idea you could do that! Works nice, but, I really think a simple button or clickable "see all" hyperlink would help.

Also, you would be pleased to know that I activate v.5 every time it resets itself. The new design is simply too beautiful for me to go back to v.4. And, even though I didn't believe I would, I love the grey background tones ;) .

Keep it up!

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Thanoshld @ DB Testing

Being browsing ModDB on V5 for the past day. I thought the grey background was a bad idea, but it really looks good and I already got used to it. Most windows, tabs, descriptions etc. could really use a border around them though. I am posting my feedback here and I apologize for the wall of text beforehand, since I am not really sure if it should be posted here as a comment.

-I really like the new image browsing interface. Bigger thumbnails, bigger images and this is the only instance in which borders are not necessary.
-I like the idea of showing a member's feedback status.
-All these small tags like "online", "new" for newly updated stuff etc. are looking really good.
-Homepage looks somehow better.
-I like how you re-added the feature which shows the latest message in a thread on top (goodbye endless scrolling).
-Beautiful little karma buttons.
-"You may also like" is a nice addition.
-Having a number indicating how many "mods", "games", "images" etc. a tab has is a welcoming addition.
-I like how you added a "leave group" button in our profiles for groups (not sure if it was there before, but I just spotted it, so I guess you made it easier to notice).

And what I believe could still be changed:

-Though the image viewing interface is better, I would like to see a "see all" button once you are in the "images" or "videos" tabs. A mod can have tons of pictures, scrolling through them five by five gets a bit tiresome.
-"Bio" and "About" for members and mods should cover all the space from left to right, and not only the left side of the page.
-Same for the "sliding hot news" header in the homepage. There's an ad right of it, better make this header bigger and cover the whole page, from side to side. And place this ad somewhere between the right side's windows.
-Actually, it would be nice if the "latest articles" window is the same size as all the right side windows together. By that, I mean that the top part of the "latest articles" window should correspond with the top part of "popular mods" and the lowest part of the "latest articles" window should correspond with the lowest part of "popular groups". Placing an add between each side window could help with that (not sure if you get what I mean by all this).
-In general, I believe it would be a good idea to have the main page customizable: Hot news header is fixed, but all else can be moved (pretty much how you move an icon in a smart phone). I may want "popular groups" in the place where "popular mods" is, or disable the "jobs" window etc.
-I don't really like how videos/images thumbnails are shown above the "bio" and "about" windows. And I am still not sure if I like how videos and images are shown together up there. Can't think of a better idea though.
-ModDB's logo should be bigger!

That's all I noticed so far. And since we are supposed report what we liked/didn't like and not bugs, v5's design sure looks great so far. New, neat, clean, smoother, bigger letters/windows, and somehow still familiar. Great work everyone and keep up the really great work.

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Thanoshld @ Default v5 theme should be

A bit difficult to chose without reference pics, but "black font" really helps, both with the eyes (noticing the main content better), and with mobile phones, since black doesn't consume as much power as any other color.

Seen the v.5 preview, good work guys ;) .

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Thanoshld @ 2017, what's next?

This is a titanic-size project you've got in your hands mate (see what I did there?) and I don't expect it to be quickly done, especially with all these beautiful details and stunning stuff you add every day. Real life gets in the way of many of our passion projects, and this is just the normal way things go. You've done some splendid work until this point and I don't expect any less from you this year. Keep up the truly unique work and take your sweet time. We'll be around for the release, whenever that will be ;) .

Cheers!

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Thanoshld @ My magnum opus

-"We must find a way to open this door"
-"50 bucks I can stick my head in there"
-"Dude, there's no time, the aliens are..."
-"Zap!" *Access Granted*
-"Oh man. Wait, what?"

Awesomely set-up scene, good work mate! Do I notice new blood decals btw? And what a lovely blue lighting you've set up over there, congrats!

Always glad to see an update from you ;) .

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Thanoshld @ HR:P - The Comeback Kid

Yep, I am nearly finished with the map changes so I don't want to go into them again once I've compiled them. So, as HR said, the sooner, the better ;) . I am eager to see your report.

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Thanoshld @ Mess

Good to hear ;) . Can't wait for the next update!

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Thanoshld @ Mess

I love the new blood decals and the work you did with them on that wall! Despite that (and the title "mess"), it looks a bit too clean though.

The ceiling support beam is broken for no apparent reason. Same for that wall on the back, next to the crack. You could have this whole section collapsed, a mix of gravel and concrete. Also, you could make the whole scene a little bit "messier" by adding some bullet holes on that table on the right side, and bodies/blood behind it. So it looks like people barricaded themselves from the HECU. But, I am not sure if you have encountered them in this part of the game.

Other than than, great work as always mate. Keep going!

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Thanoshld @ Future of HL:U

Seems like real life gets to every one of us, eventually. It's just the way things go. Thank you very much for this most wonderful and helpful mod, and good luck with whatever you'll do in your life. I am eager to see if Funkyjohny1337 can live up to the task, but I am sure you've chosen him because he can ;) . And Funkyjohny1337, good luck to you too!

I wish you the very best mate and thank you again for the time you invested in a project, for all of us to enjoy. Cheers!

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Thanoshld @ First encounter

I love this map, it's so well done (as seen in your older pics as well). Also, looks like a perfect spot to make your first encounter with the HECU.

Can't wait to see more from you ;) .

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Thanoshld @ Updated area and some other areas

Very well done! Reminds me of a map I have made for my own mod :) . I like how the HEV/HEALTH charges are having lights only on their screen panels (and not just a light entity generally shining on them).

These maps look like the first few moments after the Resonance Cascade, really atmospheric.

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Thanoshld @ Updated area and some other areas

As you say, it is dark, but not so dark that you can't make out what is what. The red light really helps. And this map looks lovely done, good work!

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Thanoshld @ Updated area and some other areas

Wow, so glad to see a new update from you! And 4 new pics? You are spoiling us mate ;) .

This pic is very atmospheric, I like these kind of beams coming from portals. They make the whole teleportation sequence look a lot more "heavy" and important. As it should be.

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Thanoshld @ New Blood

Beautiful work. I find the darkness of the blood quite right though.

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Thanoshld @ New Blood

Very good work indeed! They look quite relisting, as a matter of facts. Making the a bit more opaque could work. Try it out and let us see the results ;) .

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Thanoshld @ What is your plan for 2017?

To, finally, release my own mod.

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Thanoshld @ HRP Concept Art

It is interesting to see which things changed during development. For instance, Workers' Quarter (aka Poor Quarter) is a lot different, and the Carnival level is non existent.

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Thanoshld @ HRP Concept Art

RICH Q, meaning Rich Quarter.

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Thanoshld @ Half-Rats: Parasomnia

MOTY list is out: Moddb.com . We thank you all for your votes, your love and your support ;) . Happy holidays to everyone from Heath Games and stick around! The 1.1 patch is right around the corner ;) .

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Thanoshld @ Players Choice - Mod of the Year 2016

Congratulations S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:CoC for winning the first place! And good work to everyone else as well. 2016 has been a very interesting year, let's hope the next one will be as good ;) .

Happy holidays to everyone and keep up the modding!

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Thanoshld @ Half-Rats: Parasomnia

Wait, what deviantart fanart? Upload it here now Klefir!

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Thanoshld @ Half-Rats: Parasomnia

RE1-Best RE. Or at least one of the best. As a matter of facts, we took some inspiration from these very first horror games to create Parasomnia.

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Thanoshld @ Players Choice - Best Upcoming Mod 2016

Impressive work everyone, congrats on making it in the top 5 most anticipated mods for release list! Keep it up and good luck to everyone ;) .

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Thanoshld @ Biohazard Fans

Resident Evil 7 pre-purchases and demo are out:
Store.steampowered.com (demo).

Let's see how this First Person perspective will pay off. And let's hope that this is the revival of the franchise, rather than its tomb stone.

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