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1 comment by cubis on Jul 16th, 2014

Hi there it's cubis here again after what has been approximately 7 months or so since the last release of Cloned Cube in December of last year.  

After looking at some of the statistics on the mod's decline in popularity around January and "deadness" to today I would like to take the chance to describe the current status on this mod and what I have been doing in the time since that release. Unfortunately, I am a person who is never satisfied with my work so in this time I have tweaked quite a bit of some of my older maps with new textures, mapping, etc with the new skills I have learned over the course of my modding career (2 years). As well, I have spent quite a bit of time working on a new section, the second training map which continue off from the first in introducing the test subject to new hazards like goo and turrets. Some early screenshots are available below:



This map I demonstrated above is in very, very early stages. As the screenshots and rooms progress you may be able to notice the details in textures and brushes decrease but that is why these are work-in-progresses. Additionally, I would very much like your feedback on these screenshots as well as previous alphas, putting this criticism and such in the comments would be awesome. I'm hoping to have this map finished soon to be released in the next alpha although no promises.
 
I believe that the reason my progress has slowed is a combination of factors including myself having to balance modding along with a number of other activities like friends, work, school, etc. I find myself wanting to mod less and less and spend my free time doing other things but that's to be expected 2+ years in. Another reason why progress has slowed is that I set my ambitions high as most first time modders seem to do. There was no base-framework, no set storyline I told myself to follow (as you can see looking back at some of the old screenshots). I was learning while creating, so the quality varied wildly and my plans for the mod changed at a moment's notice since I have never really been too focused on telling a story.

Anyways, if you made it this far, congrats. In short, I'm still working on the mod albeit at a slower pace. On the other hand I finally fixed hammer to a working state pre-Steampipe update! So mapping is a hell of a lot easier now.

Thanks for sticking with me these 2, almost 3 years
-cubis

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Cloned Cube Alpha .4 7-Zip Download

Cloned Cube Alpha .4 7-Zip Download

Dec 21, 2013 Patch 0 comments

Faster and smaller 7-zip download of Cloned Cube Alpha .4

Cloned Cube Alpha .4 Zip Download

Cloned Cube Alpha .4 Zip Download

Dec 21, 2013 Patch 0 comments

Slower zip download of Cloned Cube. Faster 7-zip version linked below.

Cloned Cube Alpha .3

Cloned Cube Alpha .3

Apr 17, 2013 Patch 11 comments

Update 2 8/6/13: Please download the version from Github as it fixes Steampipe content. Update 4/22/13: I added some more hud hints and indications of...

Cloned Cube Alpha .2 Installer

Cloned Cube Alpha .2 Installer

Sep 17, 2012 Patch 1 comment

A fixed installer package for Cloned Cube Alpha .2 that will hopefully work this time instead of corrupting.

Cloned Cube Alpha .2

Cloned Cube Alpha .2

May 19, 2012 Demo 13 comments

The second update to Cloned Cube, download with 7-zip to your sourcemods directory.

Cloned Cube Alpha v.0.1

Cloned Cube Alpha v.0.1

Jan 14, 2012 Demo 1 comment

The alpha 0.1 version of Cloned Cube. Requires 7-zip. Extract to your Sourcemods directory in Steam, restart steam, and press on the Cloned Cube item...

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cubis
cubis Jun 26 2013, 8:59pm says:

With the recent steampipe update for Portal, Cloned Cube along with other Portal and content-only mods, is broken. I'm going to try to fix this.

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Шill
Шill May 19 2013, 7:02am says:

Does CUBiS stand for anything?
Or is it just named after you?

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cubis
cubis May 19 2013, 6:17pm replied:

It doesn't actually stand for anything now. Maybe it will some day. And I named my username after her.

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Guest
Guest Jul 6 2013, 4:54am replied:

What about Computer-Upgraded Biological System?

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Шill
Шill Jun 3 2013, 12:41pm replied:

How about Come Under Boxdropper it Shootyou?
Nothing I can think of really fits the name.

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Forloftol
Forloftol May 12 2013, 12:41pm says:

The graphical quality in the screenshots is misleading me... Is this mod for Portal 1 or 2?

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cubis
cubis May 12 2013, 4:48pm replied:

This is a Portal 1 mod.

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jakersrampage
jakersrampage May 5 2013, 10:19pm says:

Got the portal gun,now what?

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cubis
cubis Apr 22 2013, 10:20pm says:

I updated cc_1 with some more hints so it will temporarily be authed for a while. In the mean time you can also download the github version.

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bugman300
bugman300 May 1 2013, 12:51am replied:

dear sir, after I attained the portal gun, I couldn't leave the room...

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