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New stuff we've been working on this month for the next Estranged release.

Posted by AlanEdwardes on Feb 28th, 2013

Most of the below won’t make sense unless you've played Alpha #5. What? You haven’t? WELL GET OVER TO THE DOWNLOADS AND DOWNLOAD IT THEN! (And tell us what you don’t like about it so we can make it better.)

Below is the new stuff we've been working on this month for the next Estranged release.

Maps

Oliver has revamped the start of The Outlet, and Chris has been working on a whole bunch of new materials and models for the revamped areas.

The starting area of The Outlet has had a complete makeover, featuring new scenery that ties in better with the rest of the environments.


Alan has been working on the first level, and the first character now has a beautiful vegetable patch, complete with a melon in a wheelbarrow. Beyond his place, you can find a calm stream of water that will lead you to your next destination.


It almost makes you forget the apocalypse.

Menu

Alan has also been working on rewriting the menu, working towards trying to give Estranged a less Half-Life 2-y feel. That’s not very exciting, so here’s two screenshots. It’s shiny and new!


Translations

We have been working on a page on the website to allow you, the wonderful players to assist with translations. If you leave your name, you will also get into the credits as a thanks.

We are currently looking for anyone who speaks the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Chinese

Watch this space for a link to contribute to the translation database - Oliver is still finishing up a pretty page for the website that'll let you submit and vote translations.

Edit: The translation site is up! Contribute here: Iamestranged.com

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc Feb 28 2013, 8:14pm says:

I like the new menu

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Rus[T]
Rus[T] Mar 1 2013, 4:45pm replied:

²nde, very stylish!

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why_me
why_me Feb 28 2013, 9:22pm says:

The menu is just brilliant. The farther you stray away from half life the less of a mod it feels. And I must say, this game does a real great job at avoiding the mistakes that distract from the immersion and story this game provides.

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d10sfan
d10sfan Feb 28 2013, 10:52pm says:

screenshots look great! especially like the new menu

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Feb 28 2013, 11:21pm says:

I always love when mods make new menus, I need to learn to code stuff like that. New stuff looks awesome, keep it up!

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morder553
morder553 Mar 1 2013, 12:43am says:

nice work

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a Mar 1 2013, 3:58am says:

I like the Outlet screenies, but could do with more greebling and details.
Has Phillip contacted you about beta testing?

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 2 2013, 7:53am replied:

Yeah he has, I said it'd be awesome for him to test the next release for us to iron out some final bugs.

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a Mar 2 2013, 8:23am replied:

Awesome! Can't wait for your next version, then.

Let me know if you need any Romanian translators hehe

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 3 2013, 5:52pm replied:

We'd love you! Iamestranged.com

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izfan
izfan Mar 1 2013, 3:09pm says:

Man, im very looking forward to play the full mod :D

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AncientT
AncientT Mar 1 2013, 3:42pm says:

They always leave Portuguese out of it ;_;

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 2 2013, 7:52am replied:

We could add Portuguese, that's just a cursory list of the popular languages. Would you be able to contribute some translations if we do? (And when we've got the site up ofc ;)

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lord_blex
lord_blex Mar 3 2013, 1:49pm replied:

I could do Hungarian. Not sure if needed, though :P

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 3 2013, 5:16pm replied:

If you can that'd be cool! I just added it to the new translation site: Iamestranged.com

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 3 2013, 5:53pm replied:

Here's the translation site if you're interested in contributing: Iamestranged.com

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lord_blex
lord_blex Mar 3 2013, 6:05pm replied:

Some translations might not be accurate, until we can see the scene itself. (I was having great laughs at the Portal 2 translations, for example. I don't think the translator has ever seen the game :D )
But I guess this is sort of obvious, I'm just putting it out there :)

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 3 2013, 6:10pm replied:

Ha, yeah we talked about that, bit of a difficult problem. We figured a general idea in your language is better than not knowing (if you're not that good at English), so it all helps the player understand the scene anyway which is the end goal.

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Souret
Souret Mar 4 2013, 5:40am says:

Well, russian translation is done. I had problems only with some options (SSAO, as an example, which i don't know how to translate properly) and "vignette". Other lines are close to the original and correct, though.
I hope to see the new release soon :3

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AniCator
AniCator Mar 4 2013, 7:59am replied:

Thanks! Have some candy I.imgur.com ;)

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Souret
Souret Mar 4 2013, 8:49am replied:

Awww.
And now i'm thinking that i made some little mistakes xD
Can I correct them without creating unnecessary worries for you?
I mean, they are not that noticeable, but i want to make translation as good as i can.

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AlanEdwardes Author
AlanEdwardes Mar 5 2013, 6:07pm replied:

Yep, contribute as many as you like - just vote up the better ones.

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lord_blex
lord_blex Mar 4 2013, 9:39am replied:

yeah, the options are definitely the hardest to translate.
for corrections, I think it's enough to enter a new translation and vote it up. that's what I did when I messed up something. then you might wanna tell them that you actually did something, not sure how the system works :)

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Cokeysion
Cokeysion Mar 6 2013, 4:49pm says:

It would be cool to help but all I can do is act and write!
WHY CAN'T I LEARN HOW TO CODE OR TRANSLATE?!?
OH WHYYYY

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FuzzyMcFluffenstein
FuzzyMcFluffenstein Mar 10 2013, 7:46am replied:

My reason is that im too lazy :(

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Expack
Expack Apr 19 2013, 9:30pm says:

SSAO in mah HL2? Without needing to resort to driver settings or third-party enhancers?! Yes, please!

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