A semi-episodic short form single player experimental alt mod for HL2:Ep2 trying to bridge the gaping canyon between Tale of Tales and commercial game design.

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Gulp343 Dec 25 2009 says:

impressive atmosphere!

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nosfer4tu Dec 25 2009 says:

Awesome! i cant wait :P

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LPFreak Dec 25 2009 says:

Looking good ;)

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Flobulon Dec 25 2009 says:

Nice - have you tried using some of the custom VRAD commands when you compile your map? It may get the effect you're after:


Anyway, I look forward to more!

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chris_sloany Dec 25 2009 says:

looks really cool!

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LopperUK Dec 25 2009 says:

this radiator is warming me up with exitement

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zonbie Dec 25 2009 replied:

HA! I get it.

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Mischa_Silden Dec 25 2009 says:

Kinda green :/

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AlekZanDer Dec 25 2009 says:

Like a dream.

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Varsity Dec 25 2009 says:

Detail props would shadow correctly, and render faster to boot...

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Radiatoryang Dec 25 2009 replied:

I think the area is too big for the kind of density I'd want with detail props, like 6000x6000; right now I have two LoD prop_statics for each 512x512 stretch, which I think is a better trade-off than what I'd get with prop_details.

Though maybe I could mix the two prop types, nearer to the house?

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Varsity Dec 26 2009 replied:

I hadn't considered 512x512 props at all, that's a very wise move. To light them properly run VRAD with -staticproplighting, but that would create four or even eight (!) lighting samples for each flower. Not sure what impact that would have.

The best solution is probably to use your own build of VBSP with the detail lump's size limit increased or removed. That does mean contending with their fadeout distance though...one way or another, having millions of buttercups is going to be painful. :-P

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Bird_of_Prey Dec 25 2009 says:

Fascinating. I love the flowers in the foreground.

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Armageddon104 Dec 26 2009 says:


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HandSolo Dec 26 2009 says:

you guys like the color; Green, Huh?

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Radiatoryang Dec 26 2009 replied:

Why does everyone refer to me in the plural?

Also: all the green is called "an attempt at visual unity."

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fitzroy_doll Jan 6 2010 says:

Reminds me of Andrew Wyeth ( Filelibrary.myaasite.com ) but less sentimental.

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duxe Feb 1 2010 says:

Interesting work, If you need any help with music/sounds give me a Message.

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joure Feb 2 2010 says:

I love everything except the green overlay, but thats personal. the flowers look awesome, and the house looks really cool. good work. keep it up.

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SteveZombie Feb 8 2011 says:

That is the best skybox ever.

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I can't get the shadowing to work correctly on the buttercups (they're all alpha-tested static props with LoDs so the framerate in this scene is still pretty good) but other than that, I like where it's heading.

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