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3 comments by Khelben on Sep 29th, 2011

Hello everyone ! First things first, welcome to my very first Devblog , i hope you will appreciate it, and if you do like it, other posts will follow for sure! I will now present to you how i've created the alarm sound of the shop “ from the scratch” portico. In order to fully understand my explanation, you will need to listen to every sound tracks in the order they are shown in this post. To do my work, i use a Frequency Modulation, the “Fruity dx10”. While they exist a lot of other modulators in the market, i like using this one because it can combine 2 distinct sound waves while staying coherent.

With the settings you can see above, i obtain this first sound:

Alone, this sound is not much, but still, we can feel the possibilities that it can offer to us

2]Amélioration spectrale

Here's what the sound looks like in the spectral view.

The spectral improvement consist of deleting the tones you do not like in the sound. I fist begin this by taking out the high-pitched sounds, that are too strident.

Here is the high-pitched sound separate from the rest. By hearing it, we can understand that they are of no interest for the final product.

We then obtain

Once this is done, i erase the sound that is giving me the most trouble, the one that create the continuity of the alarm. I have to do that since i want it to be discontinued. Because of that, i say goodbye to the high-pitched sound that bind it. Once cleaned, i obtain this in the spectrum

And for your ears

3] The effect (exemple of)

Thanks to a assortments of effects(including a reverb since i don't like the dps of the source engine) i increase the tonality of the sound as well as his speed. I then obtain the final version of the sound that you can hear below. This is not the sound I am using into the game, mine is more dirty ans worked-on. But I based my sound on this.

Well, it seem we have arrived at the end of this dev-blog, i hope that you liked it. I know that they are quicker ways to arrive at the final product, but i preferred to start from scratch in order to obtain a sound as original as possible

Until next time!

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Vosla May 25 2009, 8:30pm says:

Nice job on the demo! Waiting for episode... :-)

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jLspah May 25 2009, 7:44am says:

Hey. I dont have handbreak at the elevator. :(

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jLspah May 23 2009, 10:54am says:

Looks awesome imm downloading it right now. (smiley)

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fredbot May 22 2009, 11:51am says:

I've been following this 4 a while. and here it is again! awesome!

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pupkin May 4 2009, 11:19am says:

Very nice demo you have there! I just comleted it, and it felt at least as good as lots of commercial shooters I have played. If the full version will keep the demo's level, it will be one of the greatest HL2 mods.

Everything in this mod was great. The puzzles at the beginning really felt like something a lonely citizen would do inside an abandoned factory. Also, they differed a lot, and never got boring. Another great plus was the music played, which made them even more enjoyable. The firefights later ingame also turned out to be much more realistic and intresting as in other Citizen-HL2 mods, and the increased damage made you feel that you dont have a HEV suit.

Also the flashbacks were great, and added a lot do the depressed and dark atmosphere, which brought the mod on the same atmospheric level as HL2. As said above, the music was great, and the graphic quality of the mod was really stunning.

Overall I would give the mod a 10/10 rating :D

And as I see on your newest screenshots, you keep up the good work :D

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Oregano May 3 2009, 5:30pm says:

I like the demo very much, it was something different than most new games.
I like the mapping especially. Tracking this!

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Mr.John May 3 2009, 12:31pm says:

awesome demo, got stuck, but nothing beats noclip :3

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remeth Apr 22 2009, 6:28pm says:

it was an awesome demo the maps were really detailed, music was on at the right place and time the puzzles were good. Keep up the GREAT work.

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remeth Apr 22 2009, 5:48pm says:

this looks so good im gonna download not just to play but see how you did the mapping

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Druza Apr 21 2009, 11:29pm says:

I just finished the demo, and it is just quailty work. If the whole game is like this, it should be on steam. Its just awesome.
More specificly, I REALLY liked the combat. Iornsights, more realistic combat, not having a crosshair, it just goes on. Its still FPS, shure, but it just feels differnt from other FPSs. I LOVED that pistol. It looks great, sound great, and I really like the firing system, being able to fire as fast as you can click.
The puzzles where good. Not really obvious, but not toattly confusing either.
The mapping was great as well. I did get lost once or twice, but not as much as Hl1(Call me a n00b if you want. I don't care). *(SPOILER)* I REALLY liked the flashback. That was so well put together having the lamda and then you see the person, and your like, Finally! Someone else... Then BOOM! That really made me go "What the crap!?", unlike HL2 flashbacks. The actual flashback wasn't amazing, but how it was put together was awesome. *(SPOILER END)*
Teh dammage system was most awesome as well. I always like realistic rather than the HL2 style (Gordon "omg he iz a tank sooo much helth" Freeman.)
I guess the only thing I didn't like was the hand models. I'm pretty shure you going to fix them, but still.

Can't wait for it to come out. Is there a release date planed?

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Khelben Creator
Khelben Apr 23 2009, 11:21am replied:

thanks for the comment. As you can see, we are currently working to fix the hands.
We can't really focus on a date for the release of the mod, there is a lot of work to do and we can't except if we will receive more help in the future or if we will continue with our little team.
So, I just hope we will release the first episode within the next 4 months.

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