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13 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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aizaene190 Sep 16 2010, 2:12am says:

looks interesting

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Eaglesg Aug 18 2010, 5:33am says:

Interesting Mod, tracking :)

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Thanoshld Aug 19 2010, 9:58am replied:

Thanks mate, much appreciated!

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ytres Jul 26 2010, 1:03am says:

This is still in development right?

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Neclipse Creator
Neclipse Aug 2 2010, 3:43pm replied:


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Thanoshld Jul 13 2010, 7:38am says:

Indeed!Never thought of it!But the video is very outdated so if there's a Gman in the new vid, then he will surely check his tie.
@joebama obviously, damn reply system.

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Joebama Jul 10 2010, 9:00pm says:

The video would have been even more badass in the end if you made g-man do the tie check thing.

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XxChaosUndividedxX May 20 2010, 2:52pm says:

wow this looks sweet and i really liked the video im traking:)

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Thanoshld May 20 2010, 8:20pm replied:

Thanks mate, much appreciated!Glad you liked the video, though it's a veeeeeery old one, with a lot of beta stuff.

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el_espaniol May 18 2010, 2:49pm says:

70-seventy maps...3-three pics...???...Mmmmhh...not bad at all...:-/

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Thanoshld May 18 2010, 7:01pm replied:

Hmm what do you mean?I should upload 1 pic for every map?These are just 3 new pics of the latest map we were woking on.If you see the gallery, you'll notice more pics.

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el_espaniol May 19 2010, 8:13pm replied:

thanoshltbeginning...: Don´t want to miss-understood what I´m say.
Please take your time to FINISH the mod. To develop a mod is NOT EASY, in that way: IS NOT necessary to create expectatives for all gaming fans of this magnificent game. I´have here in other mods angry replies for my observation. Is NOT neccesary to create false expectatives. Sounds and is dis-respectful to do so. I´ve seen a lot of mods that are only vaporware...Is not necessary to do this. Don´t do it my friend.
Hope You´ll be finish the mod...!!! Best Luck...!!!
Hope You really understand what I´am say.

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m82sniper May 21 2010, 7:12pm replied:

He's got a team backing him up, I'm sure he'll get it done. :D

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Thanoshld May 20 2010, 10:23am replied:

I think i get what you say :) Thanks a lot mate, and i assure you this mod is not vaporware and it WILL be finished!Sure it's a hard work, but we love doing it :)Thanks again!

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