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11 comments by Thanoshld on Feb 22nd, 2015

Hello Moddb!

After a long, long silence, I present you the first update for 2015 (and the first in years!) of Deflections. Yay! So, what's been up with me and my mod? Well, for starters, and as I mentioned many times before, this mod is not and never will be, dead. The past couple of years I had absolutely no free time to continue it. But, after I took my degree in the University (finally!) and after I finished, last year, with my service in the army, I am finally back in modding.

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What are the plans for Deflections? Well, for the time being, I am making new maps and not remaking old ones. Though it has been very little work left to do on some of the old ones, I will do it at a later time. For now, I work a chapter that takes place in the cold and remote Sector G Black Mesa Water Control Station which, along with the Hydroelectric Dam, provide clean water throughout the facility. Well, at least it provided before the events unfolded after the Resonance Cascade :) . You are there just after Gordon Freeman has opened the dam's hatches.

Also, after the completion of this Chapter, I'll finally start to do the outdoor maps. As you may remember, Deflections takes part both in Black Mesa and in a city during the Portal Storms. I said many times that I'll start working on the second part of the mod but... I do love the indoor areas of Black Mesa much better :) But, after I wrap the indoor maps up, it's time to get a hand on the outdoor ones!

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In addition, I plan to make a new trailer or teaser, to show some of the action and areas of the mod. Again, I planned many times to make one, but I did not had the rig to do it. I was working (for many years) on a laptop that had a graphics card that did not support OpenGL, so no FRAPS and no VHE for me back then. How I made my mod till recently? On the very first version of WorldCraft! Many of you may not even know the editor, but, let's just say it was ancient stuff :) Since I have a new PC now, I work exclusively (and finally) on VHE. And I can at last record stuff on FRAPS. As for the old maps made in WorldCraft, they all have been reworked through VHE and are ready to go. Expect, as I said, of a small number of them (around 6 in a mappack of 80+ maps).

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So, when to expect a new update? Hopefully, you will not wait so long this time. In the next couple of months I plan to have both some new pics and a new video on Deflections page! Cross your fingers!

As for InDeFi, the group which I was part and was working on two other mods, The Infected (HL) and Firestorm (OF), has gone silent. Both my teammates, 23-down and Neclipse, have so many stuff to do, that they just don't have time right now to continue their mods. And I can't help either, since I have my hands full with Deflections. But, they do not consider their projects dead, but simply "on ice". Just as how Deflections was till today. Be kind and pay a visit on their mods' pages too. Maybe this whole thing will start a modding fever among us once again :) :


Thanks once again for being around and for all your support on Deflections. I deeply appreciate it and I hope that one day, Deflections will see the light of day as a full, long and fun mod. Enjoy the current update and stay tuned for more!

Greetings,Thanoshld aka Thanoshltbeginning


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bartpp7
bartpp7 Apr 5 2008, 9:15pm says:

looks good mate

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23-down Creator
23-down Mar 27 2008, 11:39am says:

Then i will be your second comment... Video was nice.. Screenshots are looking great.. There were some areas in the pictures which looked a bit weird or unfinished but i'm sure that is all still WIP.

So all what i can say is: Keep up this nice work. I'm glad that people like you are still contructing nice hl1 mods.

greetings 23-down

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Thanoshld Creator
Thanoshld Mar 27 2008, 12:05pm replied:

THANK you VERY much 23-down!I really appreciate your comment!And yes,the game is still 'under construction'.If you have any suggestions i will be glad to hear them!Thanks again!

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chesse
chesse Mar 30 2008, 8:25am replied:

When do u plan to have it out is it for steam or won. could u use all of the hi-def modles? :)

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Thanoshld Creator
Thanoshld Mar 30 2008, 2:12pm replied:

I hope to have the first of two episodes out around summer!I don't know for sure.I'll use the hi-def models!:)The pictures in which the models appear old are from an older version of the game.And no i don't think that i'll put it on steam or won!(until now).

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Wakkaboom
Wakkaboom Mar 26 2008, 2:55pm says:

besides the obvious, whats the difference between this game and Half-life 1 ?

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Thanoshld Creator
Thanoshld Mar 26 2008, 5:48pm replied:

Well, in this game you can go to places where Gordon wasn't in Black Mesa and beside that the second part of the game is outside black mesa(and i don't mean Xen).Gordon in HL1 didn't go outside Black Mesa.But thanks!You where my first comment!

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