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It's time for updates, and boy do I have got some for you this time. A lot of news. Some good, some bad but pretty much all of it is exciting in it's own way ...

Posted by joure on Jun 11th, 2011

Hello everyone.

( It really is time for some updates ... )

A lot has changed after the final patch. I myself have been very busy and so I haven't had the chance to really finish anything. That doesn't mean I haven't been busy with 1187 ...

First things first.

As many of you know Myself and others from the team haven't been active much and here's why: Dec has been in college for quite a while now and the workload is getting more heavy. Things are starting to get more serious, but as we all know Dec, all he needs to do is work his magic. ;) Luckily he's been able to spend some time off but it does mean he won't be able to work on the mod as much or at all.

Same goes for Dave. This guy has been modeling for 1187 since forever. I'm glad to say that because of 1187, he's been able to get into a very incredible project. The amount of work Dave has put into everything is staggering. Not to mention his (weapon) animations. He'll end there someday in one of theose leading game companies and I can be proud to say I've had the pleasure to work with him :D

I'll miss both of them. Not merely because of the work, but because it was so much fun working with them. Both of them are highly talented and I can't wait to see where they'll end up :D

ElevenEightySeven - Episode Two (?)

1187 ep2

That's all fine and dandy you might be saying to yourself, but what about 1187 - Epsiode Two ? Because of all the recent changes I have decided to officially hold development for ep2 for a little bit. I will do stuff in my free time though, and all for the better of the second installment.

I've done concept art before but I'm giving it a whole lot more effort this time, that takes time, bt it really helps when designing places and characters. I already have been preplanning tons of stuff with Visorak. The story is pretty much there, all we can do is add details and make sure we keep consistency in the story and levels.

And then there's the occasional dev map I make to play around with stuff. but I'm not going into any full-time development anytime soon. I appologize for this, but it's just the way it is. To ease the pain here's a few concept images I made for ep 2. These images where made for internal purposes and not made for public view, the images as you can see do not show anything significant, other then a conceptual glimpse into 1187 episode 2.

1187 ep2

1187 ep2


Well, yeah, at some point we had co-op planned. So with the departure of dec and his lil project which was co-op remains unfinished.

I am still debating to tidy up what we had and perhaps release the current build. If I do release it I will be looking for people to continue development for it, mappers, and other artists. All of this depends on how well co-op will be received.

although there are tons of bugs in there, co-op remains to be a lot of fun so I'll get back to you on that.

So now what ?!? DLC !!!

DLC ? well, yes as you guys know I've been working on DLC, but admitting that I haven't had as much time as before to work on the mod things have slown down signifficantly. but fear not !!! At least one map is pretty much nearing completion all I need to do is add scenes, which will take time ofcourse but it's something.

1187 - Episode One


Take a good look, I've been remaking the very first map from episode one. I've started pretty much from scratch. I've tried to improve on the initial design, I'm quite pleased so far, there's so much new stuff it's insane, not to mention new scenes that will be in it. The skybox has been remade and the intro and ending scenes have been greatly improved. But you'd really have to see it at first hand to really appreciate the huge change.

Sooooo, why am I doing this you ask ? well, because I wanted to see what I could improve, so I have done that. Not having that much time and not having a full team also was a huge factor.

The map will be included into the DLC. If people think the changes are signifficant enough, then I will consider doing more, maybe even all the other maps as well, some from scratch others heavily modified ...

I have also began redoing all of the civilian face skins and clothes. I'm not done with them and I'll finish them up sometime in the future. I'll show some of the more finished ones :

faces faces


Also as you can see the military face skins are different from the regular civilians. (No, not all soldier faces will have wounds/blood)

faces faces

So that's it for now, I'm sorry to have to announce all this, but the mod is not dead, and it will never be untill I'm finished with it !!!

On to more screenshots !!!!

not so sure

so i said why not?
What's this ?

whatcha lookin at ?

what's this ?

And these last two images are comparison shots with the released version and the current build :D

what i don't even ..


I hope to have informed you guys enough to last a while. I'll try to continue to keep contact with the community, and don't worry, I have stated so many times before, I will not let this project die.


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altercuca Jun 11 2011, 10:24pm says:

good news. good news indeed

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:57pm replied:

haha, aye sir :D

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freredarme Jun 11 2011, 10:29pm says:

Nice work dude ! Good luck with your further update ;)

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:49pm replied:

thanks Frere. :D

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LeoLopez245 Jun 11 2011, 11:26pm says:

wow, that's one hell of an update, you guys keep doing what your doing, and so far you're doing awesome.

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:49pm replied:

Thank you very much, and we will surely do that !!! :D

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ares5566 Jun 11 2011, 11:38pm says:

Woah woah woah I played a completely working version of co-op what gives?

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:51pm replied:

the huge amount of bugs and non-finished game-modes coupled with the lack of original maps was the main reason co-op wasn't finished, but as I said, I might release it under a beta ...

Need mappers tho for new maps :P

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Nebcake Jun 11 2011, 11:42pm says:

It's nice to hear what's going on once in a while with the team, and hopefully there will be time to start back up on the fun again.

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:52pm replied:

thanks mate, I appreciate the community, hence the update ;) I'm still having a lot of fun too, so no worries there as well :D

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sergeant_stacker Jun 12 2011, 2:32am says:

Hopefully EP2 will be a vast improvement over EP1

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:52pm replied:

It HAS to be, it's a big issue for me to improve as much as I can, but it's more then that ...

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Dr.Goupyl Jun 12 2011, 5:47am says:

Damn i want co-op first ! >:)

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:52pm replied:

patience sir

+1 vote   reply to comment Jun 12 2011, 5:48am says:

love the outfits

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:53pm replied:

thanks :D

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lighttofu09 Jun 12 2011, 6:35am says:

No worries, take your time.

Just like JK rowling writing a book, it takes time to make a masterpiece . I look foward to playing EP2 :D

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:55pm replied:

You're right, it simply takes a lot of time to build a mod, but it's worth it, and I will put everything i've learned during and after the release to make it the best I can

But first I have to attend to episode one.

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jjawinte Jun 13 2011, 12:54pm says:

Change is a constant and you roll with it quite gracefully sir. Love the character re-skins ! Continue your work and I'll continue to follow faithfully. All the best to the team ( especially to Dec and Dave too ).

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joure Author
joure Jun 15 2011, 8:56pm replied:

I really do appreciate all your support jjawinte, Thanks.

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uunderfire Jun 16 2011, 5:33am says:

I have a problem with the mod. In fact I installed the game with Desura, and while playing I saw a lot of textures missing ( walls in purple and black , like in the corridors of the building). I installed this patch but no bugs are corrected. Should I install the game without Desura or is this a problem with my Source files ? I launched a local files verification but nothing is corrupted. I have no problems with the other Source mods...

Thanks you for the help, you're mod is so amazing guys !

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joure Author
joure Jun 16 2011, 7:21am replied:

Do you have Half-Life 2 - Episode Two installed ? You'll need some source files from that game to be able to avoid missing models and textures.

Perhaps send me a message with a screenshot, so I can determine the problem more precise.

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uunderfire Jun 17 2011, 2:46pm says:

Well, the game fixed itself O_o

The problem was still there after a file verification in Desura, but after the Source update (the TF2 and HL2:Deathmatch), I launched the game and all the textures were there.

Strangely, all the settings were set to default. So I don't know how it was fixes, but well, I can play, so this is okay.

Anyway, thanks for the help, I'm gonna fully enjoy the mod now !

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joure Author
joure Jun 17 2011, 6:17pm replied:

good to hear mate, and I do hope you'll enjoy it. If you feel like ranting about it during or after you're finished I'd be happy to hear about it :D

Anyway, have fun sir.

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Mr.Brown Jun 19 2011, 4:04am says:

Hope you won't fail at voice acting this time, again. :O

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joure Author
joure Jul 15 2011, 9:44am replied:

We never did :)

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Chrissstrahl Aug 20 2011, 5:57pm says:

I would love to see this as a co-op.
Can you get help from someone from the synergy team ?

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