With the impending collapse of the Citadel, two members of the Resistance are tasked with evacuating any citizens remaining. Little do they know that their mission sees them gaining critical information that puts the early fate of White Forest in their hands.

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bikkebakke Jan 5 2011 says:

You've done some awesome things ;) Impressive work.

lulls @slow-motion explosions :D

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MrCake Feb 2 2011 replied:

looking at the video, is it too hard to make the impact of bullets at an angle?
the explosion is in slow motion to make it easier to see whats happening?(but will be at normal speed when playing)
depending on how big the stream of water is, the ripples are too big, they need to be smaller the further they go from the point of origin.
/whine whine whine

This looks freaking awesome!

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MrCake Feb 2 2011 replied:

and the sound should be more like the ripples indicate, like a big stream of water. but that might not be the aim for the video :)

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jan 5 2011 says:

Nice photoshop, eh?

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Spooboy Jan 6 2011 replied:

Best use of photoshop I've ever seen. You sir, deserve an award.

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R3bornSh4dow Jan 6 2011 buried:


@QuarterLife: Not funny and complete nonsense.

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marnamai Jan 6 2011 replied:

You really don't get the irony, do you?

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Mess Creator
Mess Jan 6 2011 replied:

poor quarter's karma, he's on the dev team and was making a joke :D

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jan 6 2011 replied:

I took a fall for the team! :D

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jangalomph Jan 6 2011 replied:

Looks like they dont know that you help code the whole mod rofl.

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billyboob Jan 5 2011 says:

Great work. The explosions are pretty funny. Particle effects have been done to death though. It's like every source mod comes with a bad case of dandruff these days.

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RocketSurgery Jan 5 2011 says:

niceeeeee work

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Ark11 Jan 5 2011 says:

To put it bluntly, holy ******* ****!

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The_Dias Jan 5 2011 says:

I don't like the way the screen gets all wobbly due to explosions. At best it's unnoticeable, at worst it's distracting. The muzzle flash also seems way too bright & all the flickering it creates makes it kind of painful to look at.

I know these things need to be somewhat exaggerated to be obvious in a tech demo, but I hope it's not like this in the game itself.

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Phenixtri Jan 5 2011 replied:

war, weapons, & combat are not meant to be pretty. Its perfect as i is & very very close to reality which is why its absolute perfection in my opinion.

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MrCake Feb 2 2011 replied:

wow so you have been firing guns at zombies in a dark alley/tunnel?
(I don't know if this is reality but I also think this doesn't look bad. In a good movie the reality will be exaggerated because otherwise it looks too normal, and you wouldn't notice those things if they didn't make it more visible)

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GmansFan Jan 5 2011 says:

Better than Valve, and it's their own engine!

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Phenixtri Jan 5 2011 says:

Just need to add streloks realistic sound pack to those default weapons n it would be in my opinion absolute perfection if it isn't already that xD

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Jike Jan 5 2011 says:

2:36. the explosion occurs way back in that corner, now what the hell is that??

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jan 6 2011 replied:

Looks to be a mentally retarded Zombine.

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DzjengisKhan Apr 2 2011 replied:

combine soldier zombie (zombine) with nade just spawned. At the same time the player used his nade, the zombine's nade exploded (just before the opening so you just couldn't see him.), after that another zombie came thru the opening.

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Ryswick17 Jan 5 2011 says:

the flames don't look like fire, they look like scaled down petrol explosions.

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R3bornSh4dow Jan 6 2011 replied:

Indeed.. I don't like em. They don't really look like flames for me.. :S

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Mr.John Jan 5 2011 says:

explosion looks slowmo, I think you should rather go with a raw-power alike sprite instead of this slow long-distance nuke look you have.

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TheChozeLa Jan 6 2011 replied:

explosions probabli look slowmo because they are in slowmo!?!?!?

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EricFong Jan 6 2011 says:


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Jack5500 Jan 6 2011 says:

You make the good ol' Source engine look like new!

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DeV-xC Jan 6 2011 says:

i dunno about fire (we don't see much) but other then that amazing work.
<3 slowmo ;p

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Andrzej_Kocur Jan 6 2011 says:

niceeee ;)
What machine are u working on?

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jan 6 2011 replied:

Video was recorded on my PC. Specs for it are listed on my Steam Community page.

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Andrzej_Kocur Jan 6 2011 replied:

OMG nice, I hope it will work equally well (full details aax4) on weaker machines like core2duo/GF9600/HD3870/HD5850m/GTS360m ;p etc.

@LPFreak: we are glad that you think.

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LPFreak Jan 6 2011 replied:

I think he's using a computer...

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Mr.Walrus Jan 6 2011 says:

Beautiful particle effects as always :D

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PeacefulPatriot Jan 6 2011 says:

Exellent work. I especially enjoy the sunshafts. However, the falling water, though it has THE BEST GODDAMN LIGHT REFRACTION I'VE EVER SEEN, is missing a lot of depth and is indistingushably transparent. You need some ambient occlusion, or colors, or something, for that water. That, and the fire is MUCH too orange and opaque.

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MrMattWebb Jan 7 2011 says:

Godrays in Source is pretty impressive. Definitely a first in the modding scene. Congrats on the epic shader work!

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QuarterLife Author
QuarterLife Jan 9 2011 replied:

Credit where credit is due: Biohazard did it first in Extreme Dinosaurs.
We're not using his implementation, but he did do it first.

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Frozen442 Jan 15 2011 says:

Explosions and fire particles looks very strange and unrealistic for me.
Godrays are realy cool. Impact particles looks awesome. Water at 2.00 looks nice, but or its too clean and.. I dont know how to describe this)

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Knut Jan 26 2011 says:

the only word for this: awesome

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TalenTaylor Mar 31 2011 says:

Valve wishes they could have more people like 1/4 working for them. Grade A work, very well done bringing up the intense meter, I've never liked how muzzle flashes never produced enough light. Only complaints I have are, 1.that the fire looks a bit to orange and it's 'size:height' ratio seems to be a little to much in favor of height, you should make it spread across the ground, and not in a big ball, the 'smoke being lit up by the light from the fire' thing looks really good though. And 2.The splashing isn't as 3D looking as i think it should be, and the ripples should spread out across the entire surface of the water, i also hope your adding something for when the player is entering the water, from where, and how fast. Overall, amazing work, unlike anything I've ever seen come from Valve.
@Frozen442, only reason the explosions look unrealistic to you is because your used to the quick boring ones seen in HL2, CS:S, DoD, or TF2

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MrtwovideoCards Creator
MrtwovideoCards Apr 2 2011 replied:

We've added some movement particles and general splash effects for jumping into to the water, and out.

Getting the exact speed and velocity/angle at which the player jumps into the water is possible, but can get expensive real quick. The downside to that would also be that splashes would eventually require effects split into separate systems. Again not too cheap as spawning in 3-4 systems at once and then killing them off isn't all that great.

We'd like for npc's to also be able to create splashes so we went with a much cheaper method.

Currently we have two systems for basic weights. Small and medium, we're going to go on and do large soon. So while the systems are always the same, we end up having much cheaper systems, and therefore can afford more systems per frame overall.

Next to that we have general ripple and splash systems for movement through water. Npcs, and the player create these, as well as ragdolls floating swiftly through the water.

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{}TyPeR_H.S.D.T{} Apr 2 2011 says:

guys how you made tyndal effects with shadows ? :D

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xalener Apr 3 2011 says:

I'm sorry guys, but I really HATE those water sprites.

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