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27 comments by Uphys on Mar 29th, 2014

Welcome to our first media update this year!

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Multiplayer Beta Release Q1 2014 Cancelled

Our plan to bring you the multiplayer beta of Operation Black Mesa early this year didn't work out, regrettably. Several factors and circumstances forced us to completely keep it under the hood until further notice.

Multiplayer Progress

Multiplayer will feature classic maps such as Yard, Crossfire and Boot Camp as well as brand-new ones like Deptcharge and Gambit from day 1.
Currently in development: CTF mode and weapon placement.


Singleplayer Campaign

Development is running smoothly; those NPCs aren't going to animate themselves though! If you're interested in joining our team, check out the jobs page where you can find all positions currently open. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Pit Worm's Nest

Remember Guard Duty (Blue Shift: Source)? We're making solid progress here too:

Living Quarters Outbound

OBM: The Video Game?

We've been given the option of developing our projects as full indie titles to be sold on Steam!
This opens up a whole lot of attractive possibilities to consider; however no decision has been reached yet as to this matter.

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M1A1 Tank

Thanks for your support in making all of this possible!

Until next time,
Tripmine Dev Team

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This is our current soundtrack. It may or may not change in the future. "Oslo by night" by xhale. "Hundred Miles" by alexey v. "Weird view" by alexey...

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ultama121 Sep 3 2009 says:

They are changing the model...

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poisonheadcrab Sep 3 2009 replied:

where did you here this? and why would they change it? They really don't need to change the vort model (as I stated earlier).

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ultama121 Sep 3 2009 replied:

They technically don't have to, but that would be laaaaaame. Especially since this is a complete remake. Also, here's the Vort:

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poisonheadcrab Sep 4 2009 replied:

that is not the vort model that is the shocktrooper, a different alien. And how would it be lame to not change it? yes I know this is a recreation but it's still a half-life game non the less (just updated with the awsomeness of the source engine). It would be lame to make unneeded changes to the vort model. The only change they would need is to just add on the slave bracletts and coller.

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ultama121 Sep 5 2009 replied:

Look, lets get this straight, all of their content is going to be made by them. They aren't going to use any of Valve's content. Its all going to be recreated and rethought to their liking. If you think they'd use the the HL2 Vort because it would make it easier, then you're preaching to the wrong crowd. They have more than enough manpower to recreate all of the original entities in HL.

Also its lame because its not created by them. Their goal isn't to just take from Valve and use it, its to recreate it and make it better than it was originally.

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poisonheadcrab Sep 5 2009 replied:

Can a DEV please shed some light on this. Are you guys planning on completely changing the vort model or are you going to use the episode 2 vort and add slave braces.

And for ultama121

if you look at the monster model renders you will see that the DEV's are rectreating the entities but they are staying true to they're original look. And so far they are doing pretty good with this mod, the only critisizm I had was the pitdrone and the bullsquid. And when you mention changing the vort do you mean like adding new animation or taking it and making it look completely different? cuz if they did that then it wouldn't be the vortigaunt we all know.

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MR.sugar Sep 5 2009 replied:

Well, we are going to use as less content from Valve as possible.
About the vort, so far as I know, we are going to re-make it as well, probably just update the model from EP2.

You must just take into consideration the fact we are showing you WIPs, so it´s including a lot of placeholder model. Also, the "trailer" is VERY OUTDATED ;).

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ghostings Oct 31 2009 replied:

Wow, you're working on this too?

edit: wth, my comment flew all the way up here

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poisonheadcrab Sep 5 2009 replied:

Now how are going to change the vort model? are you going to make it look completely different or just update it's quality.

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ultama121 Sep 6 2009 replied:

I think I'll ask Nugget (The Lead Modeler) when he comes on.

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ultama121 Sep 7 2009 replied:

Oh, well apparently they are going to use it.

Welp, there goes my argument.

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Epecb Sep 7 2009 replied:

There is no need to change the model! Yes, it is a total convertionm but it is still Half-Life! There is nothing lame in using Valve model in this case! It would be lame if they were making "Star Wars: Source" and instead of making a Stormtrooper-model they used a Combine-model!

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ultama121 Sep 7 2009 replied:

You missed my post didn't you?

Let me say this first, I respect the team's decision fully and it isn't going to change my opinion about the mod. I know making the mod is very hard work and the team is fully deserving of taking whatever shortcuts it wants to. My point was just that they had the ability to make a model different or better than Valve's was; I mean look at BM. They also definitely have enough man power to do so seeing as they will remake all of the other entities and such. Just look at their media page. Another technical thing though is that the mod is now going to require more than just than just any steam game. Its going to require Ep 2, which doesn't effect me, but I know a bunch of people who don't even own any of the HL games on Steam. I'd love to play this with them, but now they're going to need to pay $20 for a game they're not even sure if they'll like.

This isn't meant to be a criticism or anything of the sort, I'm just posting my opinion. I'm sorry if any of the Devs took offense. Feel free to correct me if what I'm saying has any errors.

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poisonheadcrab Sep 7 2009 replied:

actually the BMS team are using the episode 2 vort model as well

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ultama121 Sep 7 2009 replied:

Really...? Then why isn't BM going to require Ep 2?

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Epecb Sep 7 2009 replied:


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