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21 comments by Magic_Nipples on Mar 19th, 2015

Found out I had another week to before my college assignments are due. So lets look at what my procrastination has done so far!

Gameplay video in 60fps

One of the pros of my new laptop is being able to record smooth, high-res video with little to no lag. YouTube also added a new feature that allows video to play as 60fps now, and I wanted to take advantage of that:

(remember when YouTube added support for 30fps video? good times...)

I've been working on that area on and off for almost a year now, and it has changed so much from what I originally started from. It was originally just going to be a remake of the alpha cafeteria, but complications with the atrium glass, and level changes forced me to trash that idea. I then thought about incorporating the area from the Half-Life box art into the game in some manner and this is how it turned out.

Two other things to note is the video isn't true 1080p. I recorded the gameplay at 720p, and only bumped up the video resolution because YouTube wouldn't render a 720p 60fps video for some reason. Also you can here Schism by Tool in the background. That was just me getting bored with having the standard Half-Life soundtrack in the backgrounds, and wanted something different. And I like Tool.

New menu backgrounds

If you had your eyes open for the first few seconds of the video, you can see what appears to be a hl2 style background map. Well if you guessed that then you are correct! Xash allows for map backgrounds for the menu. While it isn't chapter specific like hl2, the feature is very much appreciated, and we plan on taking full advantage of it in the mod.

That about wraps up this small update. Please check out our forums if you haven't already. And stay tuned for future updates!

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W@+erMelon$ Aug 9 2015 says:

so on a scale of 1 to 10 how far is part 1 day1 or whatever its called?

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4Simp Aug 14 2015 replied:

Shaft's Day One contains the chapters starting from Inbound to On a Rail.

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Jackathan Creator
Jackathan Aug 14 2015 replied:

that's not what he meant

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GoldenrodAlpha64 Aug 9 2015 says:

I guess Things have been a bit.......shafty

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Guest Aug 9 2015 says:

Nice to see this is still alive! Seems like you'll make it happen

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darkspire17 Aug 9 2015 says:

i was late to the party, sad about the leak( if i meet him , he's dead)

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noRktreSS Aug 6 2015 says:

Guess I was a little late to the party.

I hope whatever this leak was doesn't slow down development and you can get back onto the mod ASAP.

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OsirisGodoftheDead Aug 2 2015 says:

You guys are ******* idiots. This mod is going to die because of your childish ********. I have been watching this mod since it was posted here. I used to talk to harron all the time before he became a drama queen. Cut the ****. Get your team back together. This drama **** isn't worth killing this mod.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Aug 2 2015 replied:

You might be a little misinformed. The team is pretty much back together. Harron is taking another break for now, but he will be back soon. I will have a new update going more in depth with what happened, and what the future holds.

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supersteve2000 Aug 5 2015 buried:


I love you guys at shaft H.Q. I hope you don't let us down! (: can i be a beta tester I'v played the alpha test and i want to support this mod!

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totaljebaczjebaczy Aug 12 2015 replied:

You just want to play the mod early... Yeah, i know that feel. You wait for something SO LONG, that you just want to get it early.

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Dimebag_Darrell Aug 6 2015 replied:

you must be joking lol

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