ESF is a fast paced, 3rd person fighter based on the hit anime, Dragonball Z. Select your favorite character and fly, power up, transform, melee, and beam your enemies into pulp. Each character is given signature moves and abilities to compliment different style of play. Some are stronger in hand to hand combat, others are better with energy attacks. Play in three different game modes, deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the dragonballs. There is a learning curve so newbies beware. This is not your normal Half-life mod.

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cristimario10
cristimario10 Nov 22 2013, 2:41pm buried:

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First Comment! Also great news!

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Grega
Grega Nov 22 2013, 3:19pm says:

Third comment!

Remember guys its only a prototype of the thesis that Raven made for school. Depending on how much of a hit it is on the performance it may or may not be included in the final game.

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blackdragonstory
blackdragonstory Nov 22 2013, 4:53pm replied:

This is really great :)
Be sure to make it so the column upper part doesnt stay in air when bottom gets destroyed.

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Nightscout
Nightscout Nov 22 2013, 7:06pm replied:

I'm drooling just looking at it.

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AydinDubstep
AydinDubstep Nov 22 2013, 3:23pm says:

******* Fawesome!!!!!!

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XEL0N0
XEL0N0 Nov 22 2013, 3:33pm says:

this is the power of HL1!?? :OOOOO

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Grega
Grega Nov 22 2013, 4:06pm replied:

No thats APEX integrated inb to our map system.

Its basically PhysX.

So its the power of our coderz for putting it all in to HL1 :p

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Argoon
Argoon Nov 23 2013, 7:29pm replied:

I still can't entirely comprehend how without the source code for the goldsource engine you guys can change so much, and if source code is not needed why something like what you guys show was not possible before even tho other just talented developers worked with it!?

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Grega
Grega Nov 23 2013, 10:24pm replied:

Its not that it wasnt possible, its that it wasnt tried.

Your average dev would probably laugh at the idea of manually adding systems that are already implemented in newer engines with a free such as Unity or the UE.

Adding shaders in by hand is a really roundabout way of doing things really. On the other hand it shows that the coders know inside and out how those systems work and can specxiffically taylor them to our very needs, instead of simply using given defaults.

As for how its possible on GoldSRC. Its simple. The HL1 SDK is just that open to modding. The only thing more open to moding is the engine source code itsef. Compared to this, Source is limited as all hell.

Just goes to show how rebust HL1 really was and how much controll Valve gave with the SDK back then.

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Argoon
Argoon Nov 24 2013, 2:13pm replied:

Thanks for the reply it makes more sense now. :)

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Cookiemann
Cookiemann Nov 24 2013, 5:28pm replied:

Since you change so much code and make it look more awesome, what are the requirements going to be for the game? It can't be the old standards, and also when do you plan to release? :)

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Grega
Grega Nov 24 2013, 5:50pm replied:

We cant be 100% sure about the requirements, sicne its still WIP and not fully optimized, but you will need Shader model 3.0 on your GFX card and a SSE2 compatible CPU.

The release date is not known at this stage either. Since we work on this as we have time for it, so we kinda have a "Its done when its done" mentality towards questions about the release.

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JoaoKuch
JoaoKuch Nov 22 2013, 3:54pm says:

That's awesome!

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Valkinsenn
Valkinsenn Nov 22 2013, 4:50pm says:

Hats off to you guys. Seriously.

My mind is blown.

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BadXFox
BadXFox Nov 22 2013, 5:10pm says:

what about the genkidama? it would freaking crash the game if everything was destroyed like that

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druidsource
druidsource Nov 22 2013, 5:15pm replied:

^Is not user friendly

Genkidama = Spirit Bomb

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Nassif9000
Nassif9000 Nov 23 2013, 10:34am replied:

i believe they can make strong attacks able to vaporize stuff...so it ain't a problem :D

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Deverz
Deverz Nov 24 2013, 11:11pm replied:

Not everything will be destructible if this is implemented

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7game
7game Nov 22 2013, 6:00pm says:

This is fucken epic.

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Twillypop
Twillypop Nov 22 2013, 8:51pm says:

NICE work guys!!! ;]

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ConejoChombi
ConejoChombi Nov 22 2013, 9:03pm says:

extreme makeover dbz edition

looking forwards to it :$

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Flaxicon
Flaxicon Nov 23 2013, 1:46am says: Online

just like the terrain, my mind is blown to peices...

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Kyle07
Kyle07 Nov 23 2013, 9:43am says:

Now you guys understand why this mod isn't released yet.

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StegoBROrus
StegoBROrus Nov 23 2013, 1:50pm says:

HNGGGG

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Goldenlotus
Goldenlotus Nov 24 2013, 1:00pm says:

Very nice! Honestly, now I really don't mind waiting because every game released now is F*#$KING BROKEN! Keep up the good work!

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xwolf54
xwolf54 Nov 24 2013, 9:52pm says:

why is this not on the forums nor facebook?

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Grega
Grega Nov 24 2013, 11:25pm replied:

It is on the forums. Its in the mosh pot (former forcepit)

It was a prototype for Ravens thesis ^^

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TheGodSaiyan
TheGodSaiyan Dec 1 2013, 7:16am says:

you have to put this in game esf mappers btw awesome graphics and details !!! can't wait to play this game

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LumenLumen
LumenLumen Dec 5 2013, 11:19am says:

Is the fracturing done externally or do you use your own algorithms within the GoldSource engine? I also see that you've incorporated PhysX. Will this impact ATI/AMD GPU's? I am elated that your project continues while managing hardships.

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Grega
Grega Dec 5 2013, 4:46pm replied:

APEX was used for this. Basically the fractures are premade, but depending on the hit, not all the fractures actually break.

AS for ATI. We will only be doing this for certain visual destruction. Meaning the pieces will disappear after destroyed. That way we can simply make it vanish for AMD/ATI without the whole breaking appart thing.

But if turned on, then yes i expect ATIs to get a big performance hit.

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LumenLumen
LumenLumen Dec 6 2013, 12:37am replied:

That's rather unfortunate. I managed to grab an R9 270 two weeks ago. I don't know if it's processing speed will be enough to play without having some minor fps lag. Also, is there any prerequisites or openings for the ESF team?

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Grega
Grega Dec 6 2013, 2:24pm says:

ATM id say we are lacking 3D/2D artists and maybe a coder who could handle gameplay related stuff.

Though its probably the best idea to simply go to our TS3 channel and ask there. Im a bit out of the loop since ive had a training course for the past few weeks which left me next to no time for ESF itself ^^;

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PGLzone231
PGLzone231 Dec 18 2013, 6:17pm says:

Why not Havok physics? Is next-gen.. is good than APEX-Physx nvidia.
Yeah.. is optimized. No decrease FPS. 2013:)

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enkas
enkas Apr 22 2014, 7:28am says:

Damn it... My wooden PC will catch on fire. Hopefully I will have a new one when this is released.

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This is a video that has been shown a few month ago to the force pit member showing a w.i.p. of the destruction protoype for ESF

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