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Embermoor is a fantasy-themed Single Player total conversion modification for Half-Life 2: Episode Two. The gameplay aims to mix brutal and fast-paced action with physics-based puzzles in an immersive medieval fantasy world.

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ThrillerProd
ThrillerProd

Nice, but I think you die when you go in lava.

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

You are quite right :) However I feel punishing the player with instant death only because he took a single wrong step would be a bit overkill in this type of situation. As of now the lava does some serious damage (you can't really see it here as the HUD is disabled) but it won't kill you instantly. With a full health you have a chance to save yourself. In the end it's all about balancing between fun and realism :)

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SandeR2
SandeR2

you know what you should do, take 99 hp so the player is only left with 1 hp. ;)

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Darthlex
Darthlex

That's why it should only *really* punish if you stay out there for more than a second.

* 1 hit = 5-10 dmg.
* 2 hit = 10-20 dmg.
* 3 hit = death.

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Djeeshka
Djeeshka

Pretty nice lava here!
Looks much more real than lava from other mods i've seen.

Also, like these chains on the ceiling :D

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Cheers mate! Trust me, it looks even better when you see it yourself the game ;P

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Djeeshka
Djeeshka

I'm trust you :3
I bet it's great in game

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jkruse05
jkruse05

Very well done. Did you use a displacement with animated texture, or does the texture itself give the kind of lumpy 3d illusion? I really can't tell.

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Yes, it's simply a displacement with a scrolling texture. The heat wave effect (not really visible in this clip) was created with some env_steams. Cheers!

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

Such a simple solution with such amazing results. Even for a WIP it looks pretty damn good enough to be in a retail game.

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MattB1023
MattB1023

This is epic.
The only problem i have with this is the lava sound. It sounds... fuzzy. I can't describe it...
Anyways, great work otherwise.

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

You're right, it sounds a tad too bubbly for flowing lava. I'll look into it and try to come up with a menacingly sizzling, yet more subtle sound effect :)

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Sergesosio
Sergesosio

Best lava i have seen in source! Keep up to good work

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Whoa, thanks!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

Looks great, though I think it would look pretty cool if there was some dried lava surrounding the central body.

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Excellent suggestion! Thanks, I'll be sure try that out.

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nopushbutton
nopushbutton

That looks pretty good.
At some point, you should change the damage sound to more of a continuous burning sound, though; the default HL2 sizzle sound is like the player is repeatedly touching something hot and retracting his hand rather than getting continually burned

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Yeah, I totally agree about the burn sound. It started bugging me too after a while! I've already started replacing the standard HL2 effects with custom ones and I'll be sure to change the pain sounds as well.

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Jonu
Jonu

Nice looking lava. I like the overall feeling of the scene, the red mist really suits there. Good work

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Eltempe Author
Eltempe

Cheers Jonu! :)

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Lava test

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