NOTE: This demo is grossly outdated. Please keep that in mind as it is not really relevant anymore. This is a very simple, short, and limited demo. The...
It was an extraordinary specimen to say the least. The seventh cat in the series one tests.
Remarkable really. Dr Burnett insisted on raising it as a pet while the others were prepared and tested in Delta Control. And yet the little black creature had far exceeded them all.
None had received the 12th serum treatment, but this golden eyed cat... this specimen was different. Injection number 14.
The tests would begin as soon as he awoke. Concrete evidence would be collected.
If only the computer systems were as reliable as Dr Burnett's little pet.
This is a news post I have been debating for a while. Frankly, I have been really hesitant to discuss Cat-Life outside of individual discussions. I worry about too many people being brought into the discussion only to have something happen to change our plans... this happened last year and pushed everything [all projects not just Cat-Life] back by a year.
But it's been too long. I've been too silent. And I think it's all worth saying.
First up... check out the second episode of Video Update. It includes some of our plans and the like, but it also covers the big Cat-Life news. It's basically two segments with the second half of the episode dedicated to Cat-Life. Starts at about 12:02 in the video.
Now, to get the hard one out of the way first. Yes, we plan to release by the end of the year or at the very latest in January. I cannot emphasize enough the fact that this release is likely only an "initial release" and may not be complete. But I feel that we NEED to release some portion of the mod for the people that have been waiting for ten long years.
Second, there are some new goodies to talk about that I have been sitting on since some time last December.
EDOC_32 approached me ages ago about helping fix some of our code. He would debug it some and add some new entities and tweaks.
And so he has. There have been some issues getting a playable demonstration of everything, but he's still trying to fix that. Nevertheless, I have had a chance to at least play with the bonus weapons and they can be fun.
1. So... some of the changes are...
Grunts no longer shoot or throw grenades at the cat.
The bite no longer hangs and causes a violent eating - super heal loop.
Larger foes are even less likely to pay attention to the cat when more dangerous foes are present.
Dogs have better AI and... well...
2. Some of the added weapons and monster tweaks are...
Dogs have improved AI and have four body choices allowing for up to 4 breeds.
Cats, zombie cats, etc have some new temp models and minor tweaks.
The Chainsaw is working
The kitty night vision is working [not to be confused with the natural dark vision]
The Acid Hairball is working
The homing mouse toy bomb is working
The Amp Suit module is working but a bit glitchy
The Toast Module is semi-working and very buggy.
3. Some new entity additions include...
env_particles [particle simulator]
And there are other additions I don't remember at the moment.
As stated before, EDOC is still trying to fix some of this stuff. If you would like to help debug the code or want to add some more changes, let us know and I'll put you in contact with EDOC.
Additionally, we really do need models. Certainly, we need custom models for the weapons and monsters we've added. But I would also really like to see a fresh art style used on everything from the original HL. New versions of the grunts, barneys, scis, etc. And let us not forget the boss monster. We need some 3D artist talent on these fronts and any help is appreciated.
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In case you haven't seen the latest Video Update, here it is.... T.co
Jun 7 2013, 8:51am
Back home now. It was a fun trip even if it did have a few flaws. Now to get back to work on projects.
Jun 3 2013, 6:19pm
Time to head back to #AKon24 for the day.
Jun 1 2013, 11:17am
About to head back to #AKon24. First order of business... buying something to eat. It seems I have become hungry.
May 31 2013, 11:14am
Got so tired last night that I kept dozing off while trying to record a v-log segment. Had to give up and go to... T.co
May 31 2013, 11:12am
Well, it's finally time to get started with this year's RoadTrips. Welcome to the 5th year of the BWL RoadTrip.... T.co
May 30 2013, 3:34am
Found a little something new I like this year in terms of my usual season pass purchase. "Memberships". Exactly... T.co
May 27 2013, 9:55am
Just a heads up. Our game server host is closing its Chicago data center and thus moving two of our servers.... T.co
May 13 2013, 7:55am
Decided to go see Iron Man 3 tonight. Should prove interesting. T.co
May 3 2013, 8:46pm
It's been a long and sloppy night. Where we stand now is the server will be up and down for a while as I figure... T.co
Apr 29 2013, 12:25pm