RE: EVALUATION

DATE: 05 / 16 / (REDACTED)

TIME: 06:30

> GG-3883 SUBMITTED FOR ANALYSIS
> SUITABLE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR EVALUATION
> OBSERVATION OF CANDIDATE #12 AUTHORIZED

PERMISSION TO PROCEED : GRANTED
RETRIEVAL OF CANDIDATE #12's SUBMISSION: IN PROGRESS...

> FOUNDATION - COMPLETE
> COLLAPSE - COMPLETE
> RUIN - COMPLETE
> SURGE - COMPLETE
> LIBERATION - COMPLETE
> TABULA RASA - PROCESSING
> ASHES - PENDING
> DUST - PENDING
> ECHOES - PENDING

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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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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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.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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hl2forever
hl2forever

Hype! Can't wait!

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RoLeX~
RoLeX~

will you have the full version or just the demo is coming out ?

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Only the full version - a demo wouldn't give the right impression as it should be played in its entirety :)

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Seeing this Moddb.com gave me a good chuckle but also got me a little excited to see some scientific ingenuity and initiative.

It reminded me of a scene in Black Mesa where a scientist informs Gordon that "Soldiers have a arrive and are coming to rescue us!" while standing next to a radio network the scientist assembled out of scrap and computer parts. I remember coming across that same scientist back in HL1 and I vividly remember asking aloud "How the HELL do you know that!?" without seeing any radio transmitter nearby to indicate how he came across the information.

So, I'm curious to know if we'll come across other instances of Security Teams or Scientists putting their skills and PHD's to good use by utilizing their surrounding environment to improve their chances of survival throughout Echoes.

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

I like to tell stories though the environment. Most corpses will have some thought behind why they are where they are and what might have happened to them!

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felipe1455
felipe1455

Hey man i can't wait to play this mod, i hope you can make a beta verison to us play it, please do that! hahaha

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heheh116
heheh116

I wish there's a source version for this mod

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

I have never worked with Souce so it would take ten times as long to make - but I prefer GoldSrc anyway :)

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