In "The Hidden", players choose the role of either a near invisible killer, Subject 617, or one member of an Intercept squad who have to capture him, I.R.I.S. In the simple but challenging gameplay of an 'one against all'? mode, Subject 617 creeps/sneaks through the maps armed only with a knife and three pipe bombs. The IRIS team carry a selection of weaponry, fully customisable at round start, from F2000 assault rifles through to shotguns or sub machine guns as well as a pistol as a secondary weapon.

However, they can hardly see Subject 617 as, just like the 'Predator', only the outline of his silhouette is visible. On top of that the Hidden also moves a little faster and has many abilites such as pouncing, wall grabbing, corpse pinning and the fatal pigsticker attack. Therefore co-operation is necessary for I.R.I.S. if they wish to prevail (if they dont want to become the prey/victim themselves).

This leads to an outstanding gaming experience on public servers: The I.R.I.S team creep/sneak through the corridors, back to back & covering each other whilst Subject 617 lurks in dark corners choosing his time to attack. The player who finally kills the Hidden takes over the role & from then on he can roam like a ghost through the corridors.

Background

In the early 1950's human genetics experimentation was taking its first, tentative, steps. Amongst many other black projects, a team of British scientists working at a Infinitum Research experimental station stumbled across some remarkable phenomenon involving DNA manipulation. This led to deeper research with dangerously unpredictable results, often leading to human patients losing their lives in irresponsible and immoral experiments.

Time passed on, and by the mid 1990's the failure rate of the experiments had been reduced from 75% to a mere 15%, enough for Infinitum to move onto the next stage, Biological Light Refraction. The British team were hoping to unravel the possibilities of light manipulation to create the perfect covert military agent. Early into the new millennium, due to a gross miscalculation, a series of tests on Subject 617 led to a massive synaptic trauma leaving the patient with multiple genetic anomalies.

The subject was left in constant pain and with unstable DNA. The subject escaped captivity, killing anyone that got in its way, the I.R.I.S (Infinitum Research Intercept Squad) team have been deployed to return the subject to a maximum security Infinitum Research facility for further study and dissection. The entire project was considered a failure, all funding ceased and development was discontinued. All records and traces of the experiments were destroyed. Infinitum Research denies all knowledge of any form of human DNA manipulation but are more than happy to comment on the possibilities of cloning human organs inside suitable animal donors. It is believed that these organ cloning experiments form the main cover for their human genetic manipulation experimentation.

As the I.R.I.S team close their net around it, subject 617, known as The Hidden must turn the tables becoming the hunter instead of the hunted!

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2 comments by Boxy on Sep 8th, 2007

While it's not Beta 5, we felt that enough's enough and that we had to get something out the door. So while this update does nothing on the code side of things (we didn't want to go back and try and jury-rig the old code base into a releaseable state - the additional problems that would create would be endless!) it does update the mods steamappid to 215 (we appreciate that a number of players and servers have already done this, but with this update everyone should be on the same playing field and we should have no more problems with one group being unable to play on certain servers!)

We've scrapped Manor (if you've been following the forum, you'll be aware of this) but rather than leave you with one less map, we've fixed up hdn_origin by removing the lag inducing shakes and replaced manor with the much more atmospheric and decidely sexy Decay.

Aside from those major changes, this update includes a number of alterations to materials and models and includes a whole new look and feel to the menus and front end! Though keep in mind, we have held back some art updates for Beta 5, just so we've got some new shinies to go along with the new gameplay mode and feature set.

NOTE: This update breaks compatibility between 4A clients and 4B servers (and vice versa) due to material alterations.

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Puppet_That_Kills
Puppet_That_Kills May 22 2005, 9:04pm says:

Maybe after the hidden dies he becomes visable. That will make a use for the hidden player model!

Puppet

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz May 22 2005, 10:39am says:

Anyone making maps for the mod or any other hidden related content, upload them to.

Gamershaven-uk.com

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Dr._Waldo_Fehr
Dr._Waldo_Fehr May 21 2005, 6:47pm says:

ok thank you. ur mod is great!

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz May 21 2005, 4:49pm says:

I can, it will take a lil while tho. i can easily create a .zip and to support .rar files download winrar at Rarlabs.com its free appart from after 40 days it keeps annoying you with a message.

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Dr._Waldo_Fehr
Dr._Waldo_Fehr May 21 2005, 4:33pm says:

can you make an .exe file? my computer doesn't support the .rar files. thanks.

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz May 18 2005, 10:19am says:

I dont know.

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Archanor
Archanor May 17 2005, 5:24pm says:

Heh.. Can't wait.
Btw. what is the use for the "Hidden" player model, since you won't be able to see it?

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz May 17 2005, 4:47pm says:

Those are all bugs, will be fixed in new relese. Which is hopefully coming out soon.

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Archanor
Archanor May 17 2005, 4:29pm says:

Heh.. I've just tried Hidden Source.
Pretty cool mod, though it still has some lag issues especially in the start of each round.

Also, I noticed that there's a way there can be 2 Hidden ones, I don't know if that's a bug or feature.. And last, please put some more player spawns around on stalkyard, there's 3 or 4 if I'm not mistaking. I had several stuck-in-another-player issues.

Good luck further on it, and don't forget to give us some updates ;D

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz May 17 2005, 12:35pm says:

To kill someone with knife in one hit, hold right click and let go on enemy it will have a delay tho, all the bugs you mentioned and the ones that were reported in the forums will be fixed in the next relese.

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One the most fun Source mods out there, even in just a beta form.

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Tip for IRIS players: Hunt the Hidden, don't let him hunt you.

Fun thing for Hidden players: Get really good at playing as the Hidden, then play against about 3 noob IRIS players, and scare the hell outta them. :D

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