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DATE: 05 / 16 / (REDACTED)

TIME: 06:30

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Hello everyone!

Can you believe it has been over a year since I began this mod?

So much has happened in this time. I got married, leaned to drive, and I am about to start a new job! However, the progress for my mod ever continues!

Initially upon starting a project like this, it can be difficult to understand just how involving the creative process is and how much time has to be dedicated to it. However, I have learned so much while making this, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Initially I planned only a handful of maps, but this has grown more than I could imagine. I could safely say I am around 2/3 of the way through this mod. I have around 17 maps, 14 of which are essentially finished aside from tweaks and balancing. I will wait until it is all complete as I feel breaking this up into separate releases will be less satisfying. I have everything plotted out however, so there is a definite structure already set up for where the story is going, and I am very excited about the ending, if it all works :p I can imagine a total of 25 or so maps in total.

A couple of things I wish to mention - due to the textures and effects present within the mod, this is designed for fairly modern machines and has only been tested in OpenGL mode. Software will not work at all as it will not run correctly. I have run it on an older laptop I have and it was playable, but had performance issues in a few areas which could distract from the game-play.

Secondly, custom music is integral to this mod, and the mod files have been set up for the steam version of Half-Life. I am entirely unsure if it will work on the original WON version, and if it did I am not sure if the music would work as they are in MP3 format and the original loaded files from a CD. Without music a lot would be lost from certain scenes!

Lastly, I have implemented a TON of secrets and easter eggs. Many original Half-Life characters have fleeting cameos, all in a way that would work with the original games. I really hope players manage to find all of these when I release! Plus - EVERY map has a G-man sighting. Some are definitely a bit tricky to find :)

Thank you all for being patient and for providing me support and compliments this whole time, you guys keep this going! :)

Also - a shout out to the beta tester collective
Betatesterscollective.com
These guys rock, everyone should use this service!

Below are some screenshots of scripted events within the mod. I have only hidden the HUD from view, but everything is from my completed maps.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

"Echoes" is no longer a pending chapter, was that that merged into the others or phased out entirely?

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Very perceptive... perhaps Echoes might just be the name of the ending?

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agerix
agerix

nice work dude reminds me doom 3 atmosphere :)
btw
can you help me pal - small problem with "vhe 3.4" - canĀ“t touch/select brush in the map :( something wrong with "selection tool" ...
do you know how to fix it ?

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23-down
23-down

@Agerix: Are you using by any chance an older Radeon Graphics card?
Hammer had issues with certain Radeon cards. Update your graphic drivers if memory serves me correct that fixed it. Actually not so long ago perhaps 1 or 2 years back after countless complaints by numerous people. If the issue persists and you truly do have a Radeon pm me. There used to be a community made fix for that as well. And I might be able to find it for you again if required.

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agerix
agerix

twentythree
HELL YEAH !!!
graphic drivers solved problems ! thank you bro :D

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Thanks for the compliment! I did love Doom 3!

Unfortunately I am not using Hammer Editor - I am using JACK (http://jack.hlfx.ru/en/features.html)
It might be best to try the forums at THWL (http://twhl.info/index.php) they are great with Half-Life engine/modding issues!

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raziel_zv
raziel_zv

the mod looks great and detailed :) keep it up! :D

btw ... can we expect any (small / huge) update somewhere in the near future? :)

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

I am still working on it - just slowly. Spare time is hard to come by most of the time!

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23-down
23-down

Amen to that. Same for me.

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.sourceskyboxer
.sourceskyboxer

Wow holy f*** great mod :D Nice job! I feel jealous that. Grr.. You're greater than me, eh!

I wish I have experiences.... :)

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Don't be jealous, just do what I do and copy other people's techniques! Learning is just advanced copying :)

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.sourceskyboxer
.sourceskyboxer

Yeah Thanks my dear! But I am not jealous just I feel nice you know that Area51 for Xash really is excellent mod. - That is why you need convert all to Area51 like Xash with whole realistic look. :D - But you want publish whatever. Valve is s***. You decide own. Like any Goldsource Engine Fans and me too...

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