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The Bloodlines Resurgence Project is a community effort to update the original Vampire Bloodlines game, bringing it to the current Source engine. To achieve this, a dedicated team of hobbyists are working on converting the original content into the new engine. This has the following benefits:

  • Fixing all of the bugs still found in the original games (the original developers were only able to release one patch - it's up to us!)
  • Among these bugs were slowdowns, bad framerates, quest issues, graphical problems/glitches, and a serious control issue present for most people that locks up all controls for several moments periodically.
  • To bring the fans of the game an SDK to work with
  • This allows fans to make their own Bloodlines content - maps, textures, quests, npcs - anything and everything

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Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines is Copyright © 2004 by Activision and Troika Games.

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Hello fellow Kindreds! As always, it's been such a long time since our last news article, but as always, we come with some great news!

I must admit, it's been quite quiet around here, so you might ask, what have been happening lately? Well, first of all we're planning on releasing the multiplayer alpha as soon as possible. And I don't say "soon" loosely either. I should strap a "Valve time" on it so it would make it a whole lot clear on the situation. We were hoping to release it as soon as September, but there were several holds up.

First of all, we were trying to polish the multiplayer in every way possible before releasing. First of all getting the player class done, HUD, menu panels and such. So what is holding us to post pone the release even further? I would gladly say not much, since it's almost in the expected state. One of the biggest issues we have which is nothing too serious is to get all player animations to work properly.
Since player animations are being handled differently as NPC ones, I'm going to spare all the details regarding Source's animation system (which is a lovely one by the way). The current issues we have is with weapon aiming, such as not aiming the right direction and not following the player's aim view.
Besides that there are still a few map tweaks and polishing left to do, but despite these issues, it's all ready to be released.

I would like to point out a few things on what to expect on the first release of the multiplayer.

It will feature a few game mode varieties, such as deathmatch and detonation, along with a few selection of maps. These will be extended once more game modes and suitable maps will get added.
There will be no disciplines added yet, since it's still being worked on. Getting things working on multiplayer takes a different approach, but we want to make sure everything is balanced and not to hold up any release because of that.

The weapon system will feature a unique per class selection, being able to swap between primary weapons. For the time being there will be only 11 ranged weapons to choose from.
Melee weapons won't be included because they are missing first person animations and it wouldn't work out without those, especially for a multiplayer mode. But do not worry, it's currently being worked on and added in a later point once it's finished.

Class Selection

It is going to feature two teams for the initial release: Camarilla and Society of Leopold (Vampire Hunters). Will feature all Camarilla player models, both gender and armor selections, along with the default ranged weapon arsenal, ammo containers and more.

Here's a short demonstration on the Demolition game mode.

And now for some news on the progress on single player!

We've been working on getting more NPCs done as you can see in the video below. Since the original game had their custom written AI system along, we've taken the approach to not only write our own NPC entities, but also to use ActBusy for adding more varieties to how they act. It's a substitute to interesting_place, which tells the NPC to be "busy" within a scene to add further "touch" to the scenery.

Besides a gameplay progress, I also ported a cutscene as an experiment due to the nature that they used a different approach on animating the actors for the cutscenes. Since each cutscene animation is set to use 4 actors within a single animation (namely 4 bipeds within a scene), it allowed them to animate them easier along with animating the player itself. But nonetheless, I worked out on a different approach on bringing them alive. They were set up as regular scripted sequences that animate the actors from an origin point, having the cutscene sequences split up for each actor.

Also in case you missed out on older updates, we've demonstrated on using map instancing for several maps, meaning more maps can be seamlessly integrated and compiled as a whole, thus removing the need to load maps between the hub maps and the buildings and removing the need for any sort of map transition. This allows us to have more control over an area and adding a sense of realism between the maps, as seen in the following video below:

Along with that, we also use a different approach on dealing with Elysium areas. Since the maps are connected, Elysium areas are done using trigger area brushes that triggers the Elysium specific functions, shown here:

We're hoping to release the multiplayer alpha as soon as possible, until the end of this month. Thanks for sticking around and as always, keep your eyes on our project as it's getting more progress.

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jedrek
jedrek

I love Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines great game!

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Tharr
Tharr

nice to see it did not died

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MCGONN
MCGONN

Still nothing, eh? That's a shame.

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atrblizzard Creator
atrblizzard

Quite on the contrary, there's a lot of progress being made on the mod, which is getting close to a release for a deathmatch multiplayer build and more.

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Serpent404
Serpent404

Have a look at the resurgence website: Bloodlinesresurgencemod.com

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firestorm9000
firestorm9000

Anything new happening with this project?

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atrblizzard Creator
atrblizzard

Yes there is, you can check the news section for some updates regarding the progress of the mod.

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AdamX777
AdamX777

AW YEAH.
I miss Troika :(

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Zenoseiya
Zenoseiya

The project is stalled unless one or more dedicated coders join the team. Daedalus simply cannot devote anymore time to work on it.

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Serpent404
Serpent404

Well the latest version offered is about two years old, the git repo I necro'd out of the threads isn't used anymore, psycho-a's unofficial version's download links are dead and the project status wasn't updated in ages on the official site...there is really no telling about the current state, the scope of help needed and so on. Even the simple statement that c++, python coders are needed is some unofficial statement from some random guy posting in the forums there. Heck google around and check out the various recruitment posts...they contain more info on the work needed than the official page/forum. These guys really try hard to make contribution a hassle or simply impossible. Since the guy still working on it is waiting for some c++, python, source guru with at least some years of experience, not considering that even smaller contributions might help to push this project forward and thus could spark the interest of someone like the one he is waiting for, doesn't seem to help either. Since you aren't currently even be able to see what's done and what not, I don't expect progress here, how should you know how to help out, what to work on? Trust it's still the same like it was in 2 year old updates while new vids are posted featuring a new engine? Seriously?. Maybe easier to use psycho-a's work as foundation for future development ...at least he still seems to care and is willing to share his work so you actually have something to work with. Oh, forgot...the links are dead...

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Zenoseiya
Zenoseiya

The current developer, atrblizzard, has put up a new website with a better interface and a more intuitive "how you can help" page. Check it out here: Bloodlinesresurgencemod.com

(Psycho-A's work is also included.)

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