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2 comments by puddpuddpudd on Jul 15th, 2011

It's been almost four months since the release of Precursor. The mod has been downloaded over 15 000 times and I've received 112 feedback forms. Feels pretty good, actually! If you want a slightly outdated summary of all of that juicy feedback, have a look at this post over at MapCore.

Just the other day I was asked if I could answer some questions about Precursor by ModSentry's Daniel Perry. Why, of course Daniel! Scroll down and you'll find a little snippet from the interview and a link to the full interview over at ModSentry! It includes some advice to mod developers, so if you're into that kind of jazz, you should check it out!


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ModSentry wrote:I’m assuming that the team are Half Life fans, creating something so faithful to the game you’re modding doesn’t come easily. Was the idea always to create something that didn’t mess too much with the Half Life universe?
- Yes, we always wanted to avoid making the story too big and brash. We wanted to keep things on a smaller scale. In Precursor, you’re just a rebel, like many others, and you’re not the center of attention in the way Freeman is. Of course, we wanted your actions to have some impact on the Half Life story line, as it would be unrewarding not to. Those who’ve played the mod will know what I’m talking about.

For such a detailed and well made mod, I was surprised to see how few people had worked on it. Did you ever consider getting more people on board? Did you ever wish you had?
- As the team lead, I wanted to keep things manageable, something I’ve mentioned a bit in previous answers. Too many mods end up in limbo after protracted development. The way Precursor was going to avoid that fate was by not making it more than just a roughly hour-long Half Life 2-based single-player adventure with very little new content besides the maps. You’d still be shooting the same guys, still be wielding the same weapons and you’d still look at the same textures and wonder if it’s 2011 or not. Precursor was a first for me and it was best to keep things simple. Even with Precursor’s small team I felt a lot of pressure; I had to make content that lived up to the music and the voice acting and do that content justice, you know? And I didn’t want my own work to culminate into nothing either of course.


For the full interview, visit ModSentry.

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The complete soundtrack for Precursor, as composed by Oliver Boson.

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Cryptid.Hunter
Cryptid.Hunter Jan 25 2012, 4:39pm says:

Simply stunning.I'd like to see more HL2 mods like this one in the future.

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke Dec 9 2011, 10:09pm says:

I just beat it, I really enjoyed it, The mod really sets the moOd for half life 2

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£RainbowDash£
£RainbowDash£ Dec 5 2011, 1:22pm buried:

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The only bad thing here is you stole the rebel hands model.

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UnitedDucks
UnitedDucks Feb 8 2012, 10:56am replied:

The only bad thing with you is that you named yourself after a cartoon pony for the 100000th time.

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puddpuddpudd
puddpuddpudd Dec 6 2011, 3:57pm replied:

The author approved their use and is credited (both on the site and in-game). Please let me know if I'm missing something!

+6 votes     reply to comment
Kwerty
Kwerty Dec 4 2011, 5:32pm says:

Good mod I think this should be nominated in moty2011. Voted.

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pruppets
pruppets Nov 27 2011, 4:53pm says:

This mod was actually really good. What made it better was the fact that there was music by Ray Stevens in it! :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
geoffegg
geoffegg Nov 5 2011, 10:39am says:

I tried this mod, it was very good. Will you be making a sequel soon? :D

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tman545
tman545 Oct 17 2011, 5:47am replied: Online

That means that you dont have the required textures and models, which means you probably dont own HL2 episode 2 or w/e other game might be required like css

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red_wesley
red_wesley Oct 17 2011, 9:51pm replied:

I suggest you install Half Life 2(base game), Counter Strike Source(originally included with HL2), Portal, & Portal 2. Those should pervide you with most of the orange box textures & models.

I've played a few "orange box" mods & have noticed very few texture problems with this set up.

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This mod is absolutely fantastic. It's wonderfully put together, with Valve-like quality. Truly one of the best Half-Life 2 story tie-ins since Dangerous World.

I hope to see more from this team.

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