Firearms: Source is a team based first person shooter, rooted in the traditions of the Firearms mod for Half-Life. Firearms: Source brings the best aspects of Firearms to the Source engine, and then takes them a step further. You'll see a host of familiar weapons and maps, but you'll find the streamlined game play to be faster, focusing on aggressive, skilled play. From nearly the moment you spawn you can expect to be engaged in furious action.

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New media showcase focusin on new map ps_crossfire as well as the M3 and M79.

Posted by ShinobiNFC on Feb 26th, 2009

Welcome to our new bi-weekly news update with some new FA:S content. Firearms: Source's development has been progressing very smoothly, and each day we are getting closer and closer to our public beta. Over the past few updates we have been receiving help from our community, and have been impressed with the new team members helping us along.

First we have PS_Crossfire, created by me. This is an original map with a focus on intense close quarter combat. The layout is fairly linear with a lot of intertwining routes. This new addition will help differentiate our map line up while conforming to the classic FA gameplay we all cherish.

Next up, we have 2 new weapons to show off, both of which have been textured by our fairly new Team Member, Dr.Hubbler. The first weapon we have to showcase is our M3 Shotgun. This brutal inclusion will yield some lethal close quarter combat on the FA:S battlefield. The M3 shotgun, also modeled by Schmung and animated by Thisismyname09, will be semi-automatic opposed to the usual pump action. It will be our only shotgun for our first release candidate.

Our second model we will be showcasing is the very old, yet classic, M79 Grenade Launcher. This single shot grenade launcher has been an FA staple for as long as we can remember. We have done wonders balancing this weapon to make sure that it can flush out sniper and machine gun nests, but also reduce the spam levels. This specific model was created by the same art team as the M3 shotgun, modeled by Schmung, textured by Dr.Hubbler, and animated by Thisismyname09. They are doing a great job at plugging in some great art to FAS.

Keep checking as we'll be having bi-weekly updates up until release.

Also we are still looking for someone with Source specific character animation experience (specifically with compiling) as well as self-reliant, talented artists. If you are interested you can contact me at

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Raden Feb 27 2009, 3:46am says:


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Daystranger Feb 27 2009, 3:57am says:

M79 grenade launcher...
My "power weapon whoring" sense in tickling.
This baby will unbalance the whole game and make it less skillfull. Like GLs in COD or AWP in CS.
But... its your business...

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SirMordred Feb 27 2009, 5:28am replied:

Just because it involves explosions, that does not mean that it will "unbalance the gameplay" -- just wait to see some footage before you judge it...

Anyway, nice models -- keep up the great work...

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THElastNINJA Feb 27 2009, 10:29am replied:

I don't agree with you there.It depends on many things like reload time,how fast you are able to move with it,range,damage,teamplay,ammo.....If you don't like it,i can almost guarantee you there will be servers with some weapons restricted :)
Great work :) Looking great

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Rustie18 Mar 10 2009, 8:17pm replied:

well.... i cant really remember the m203 in the old firearms but i dont recall it as being overpowered in that game the famas was though

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Jesternz08 Feb 27 2009, 5:48am says:

lookin good :) keep up the good work.

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AlCool Feb 27 2009, 7:01am says:

Very nice weapons and map :D. We really need some gameplay footage or ingame animation test from you guys :D. Wanna see these babies in action!

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ShinobiNFC Feb 27 2009, 1:49pm replied:

we'll try to get some new gameplay footage up in the next few weeks

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RogerRamjet Feb 27 2009, 7:10am says:

Excellent work... maps are looking good and the weapons are nice...

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Ravelo Feb 27 2009, 9:32am says:


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FJS Feb 27 2009, 9:35am says:

Sexy models =P

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PierreOfTheFrench Feb 27 2009, 10:59am says:

Wow those models are amzing =D

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awesomepossum Feb 27 2009, 1:22pm says:

Those weapons look kick ***!

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Blood_Wraith Feb 27 2009, 5:24pm says:

I love the grenade launcher model! Great job.

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[Sleepyfox] Feb 27 2009, 6:13pm says:

Looking good!!!

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StealthSilver Feb 27 2009, 6:53pm says:

Having fired this M79 ingame, I can assure you it is no "noob tube"!

It requires skill to use successfully, and looks great to boot. ;)

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Bird_of_Prey Mar 7 2009, 12:19am says:

The detail is staggering on those models! Great job!

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