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Content Progress

Content is the single biggest task that we will undertake for Act II, and the team has been slowly building Act II out from where Act I left off. Our story begins after the fisherman falls through the rotten floor of an old wood shack, and picks up again where he lands in the rocks below the Arque West facility.

As a team, we have many commitments - some of us have jobs, some of us are studying towards final qualifications. Act I garnered no income, so Act II has always been and will always be a hobby project. A few people have asked us what is happening with Act II, and when it will be finished. In the future we hope to do a better job of communicating those ideas with the community, and we are still working hard on continuing where Act I left off.

Technical Progress

TnSmLGgFor Act II, we have decided to switch away from the Source Engine, towards Unreal Engine 4. Unreal Engine 4 provides a very flexible platform to author content for a range of platforms, and allows us to realise our plans for Act II. It is updated frequently, and has an active community monitored by its developers which provides technical assistance amongst other great things.

Content authoring for Source Engine wasn't easy, and it was difficult to author more advanced features for Act I without access to the engine code from Valve - which unfortunately for us is not something we can get access to as a free game.


We are always looking for people to join us - if you would like to make content with us and be part of the Estranged team, get in touch at volunteer@iamestranged.com

The Next Instalment

The Next Instalment

News 11 comments

An announcement about the future of the Estranged series, and how you can be involved.

Act I Full Source Code Now Available

Act I Full Source Code Now Available

News 15 comments

The source code for Estranged: Act I is now available in its entirety on GitHub.

Estranged Review & Interview

Estranged Review & Interview

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We have recently reviewed the Half Life 2 mod Estranged with a score of 4.5 out of 5. This has now been followed up with Alan Edwards sparing some of...

Estranged: Act I - Now on ModDB

Estranged: Act I - Now on ModDB

News 11 comments

The final release of Estranged: Act I is now on ModDB!

Estranged: Act I Source Code

Estranged: Act I Source Code

Script 6 comments

The full C++/shader source code for Estranged: Act I. For programmers!

Estranged: Act I (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Estranged: Act I (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Full Version 11 comments

The final version of Estranged: Act I, the same as the version on Steam. Requires the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer to play.

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Linux)

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Linux)

Full Version 7 comments

8 months after Alpha 5, the next Estranged release, Act 1 (beta) is here.

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Windows)

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Windows)

Full Version 38 comments

8 months after Alpha 5, the next Estranged release, Act 1 (beta) is here.

Estranged Alpha #5

Estranged Alpha #5

Full Version 23 comments

Quite a lot of things have changed since Alpha #4. New things have been added and existing things have been improved. We've done quite a lot of fixing...

Estranged Alpha #4

Estranged Alpha #4

Full Version 9 comments

Estranged Alpha #4 - much more content - maps, new dialouge, gameplay changes. Update 26/08/12: I just updated this file to fix some big issues. Namely...

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asghard
asghard

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Mod finished in one big marathon!

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Sepp4Ever
Sepp4Ever

Hey having trouble launching,anyone else.Help!!

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EmjoezZ
EmjoezZ

Hey:)
I'd like to know how do I insert custom character sounds cuz me and my friends decided to do a dubbing for our language:)
Also I really liked this game, especially the story and the greatly improved graphics.

Thanks in advance

Emjoe

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes

Hello,

Custom character sounds are a bit of a tricky issue - the sounds in the scenes have to be of a certain length, and also contain data about how the actor's mouth pronounces the line. Since this is a bit broken in Source 2013, we are unfortunately unable to support that for players.

Sorry about that.

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specops01
specops01

hey guys, do i need half life 2 to play this mod?

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes

Hello,

No, you do not need Half-Life: 2 to play Estranged.

Thanks

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Paynamia
Paynamia

Just a suggestion, but you might consider adding a custom folder to your next update of the Steam release. I've been playing this game and loving it, but at one point, I encountered a character using Kleiner's model and it really took me out of the game. As such, I immediately wanted to replace it. Of course, the user can add the custom path themselves, but I think that may get changed back. I'm not sure if Steam would restore the gameinfo.txt at any time, actually.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes

Hello,

If you'd like to replace that model, you can drop a new Kleiner model into the estrangedact1/models folder - the game should pick that up and use it instead of the content in the VPK (lose files take a higher priority).

In addition - we are looking for character modellers to help us with replacing the Half-Life: 2 models in Estranged.

If that's your forté, and you'd like to help out, I'd love for you to add me on Steam! Steamcommunity.com

Cheers :)

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Paynamia
Paynamia

Tried that before I ever looked into the gameinfo.txt. Right now, the VPK seems to overwrite all loose files. Well, at least it does for me. The |gameinfo_path|. entry is lower than |gameinfo_path|estranged_pak.vpk in the file right now.
Also, the model is just male_09's head on Kleiner's body. It's nothing special.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes

Gotcha - well you seem to know what you're doing. I haven't heard anyone else trying to do this, but we will issue a patch if it's something more people ask for.

Thanks!

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This was an awesome mod. A few minor things like a crowbar on the ceiling, but i guess thats me not liking a slight challenge, i just spend like 20 mins chucking the rocks at the boards, enjoying the story so far and cant wait till a more complete story comes to light.

Keep up the good work and cant wait for the new weapons coming.

P.S. Im loving them Custom Barrels!

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