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...
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> COLLAPSE - COMPLETE
> RUIN - COMPLETE
> SURGE - COMPLETE
> LIBERATION - PROCESSING
> TABULA RASA - PENDING
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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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Crypt

Friendly reminder that you're awesome. 'Kay, thankies.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Wow, the 2 year anniversary is coming up next month. Time sure does fly...

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

It sure does! Things have been real busy so my work on this has been much more limited, but rest assured it will be released when I am happy with it :)

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Voted ;) . Good luck!

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Haha thank you very much - But don't vote for me, I've nothing to show for it yet! :p

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

You've showed enough already to place you among the top 5 GldSource mods right now in development ;) . Keep going!

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EXU_SKULLY
EXU_SKULLY

man i dunno if it's really possible but since the player is a scientist can't you put other kind of health/armor indicators? (like bars)

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

I would say the player is less a scientist, and more just... a person. Who is that person? Who knows! If I had modelled this myself, I would have actually have given the player androgynous hands, so that they could be anyone the player wants to be :) All we know is they work at Black Mesa :p

As for the GUI, I might change the appearance if I can, I am committed to getting the mapping finished first now, and have locked down any other aspects just to make sure I get it finished!

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Jetstream-Sam
Jetstream-Sam

This looks good :D

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Hey bud, any progress in the last month or so? :)

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MrGnang Creator
MrGnang

Hello, it is nice to see that people are eager to hear more :)

I have just relocated to a new town and moved house which has been quite the upheaval, so I have not had much time to make any major progress in the last few weeks. I start again this week, but fear not, any time I have not been actually mapping has been for planning and designing :)

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