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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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Jayed_Tadayoshi
Jayed_Tadayoshi Jul 1 2012, 6:04pm says:

You should work on aligning textures. Didn't really feel like posting that on a ton of screenshots. :v

+6 votes     reply to comment
Billybobjoey
Billybobjoey Jun 29 2012, 7:11pm says:

Cubis sure does sound nice in the videos. I couldn't imagine why he would want to kill you *winky face*

+2 votes     reply to comment
cubis
cubis Jun 30 2012, 9:09am replied:

The voice in the videos is the announcer, CUBiS is a she that you encounter later.

+2 votes     reply to comment
DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV May 26 2012, 12:57am says:

I got a major problem when I downloaded the mod but when I unzip the folder I get an error saying files are messed up and I can't instal the mod to the source folder and I don't know what to do.

+2 votes     reply to comment
cubis
cubis May 27 2012, 10:41am replied:

Again, please try the Dropbox download, from what I've heard, the ModDB one is sometimes corrupted.

+2 votes     reply to comment
DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV Jun 5 2012, 12:21am replied:

k I'll try it later

+2 votes     reply to comment
Chell_Johnson
Chell_Johnson May 20 2012, 4:47pm says:

Alfa 2 is cool.Love it too.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Chell_Johnson
Chell_Johnson Apr 14 2012, 2:22pm says:

Gonna love this.

+2 votes     reply to comment
EksCelle
EksCelle Apr 12 2012, 7:14pm says:

I forgot to track this.
I won't make that mistake again.

+5 votes     reply to comment
cubis
cubis Apr 28 2012, 6:42pm replied:

Scratch that, possibly the release after but I'm not making any promises!

+2 votes     reply to comment
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