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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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4Simp@ElectroShock Apr 30 2015, 11:05pm buried:


SHAFT should have the Darude - Sandstorm easter egg.

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Willow. May 14 2015, 5:47am replied:

Go hang your self.

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rootinesttootinest May 8 2015, 3:56pm replied:


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Greenchumtoad May 3 2015, 5:02pm replied:

is MLG even funny anymore?

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Brian_Dacote Creator
Brian_Dacote May 1 2015, 8:50am replied: +7 votes   reply to comment
4Simp@ElectroShock May 1 2015, 11:20am buried:


Wrong link. Device Support lol...
Darude - Sandstorm, correct link

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faroukderbali2 Apr 26 2015, 1:15pm says:

Any chance to have this working for both cd-retail and steam Half-life ? (Just like esf mod) i really want to experience this through WON2

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 26 2015, 3:58pm replied:

It runs on Xash3d. You only need the 'valve' folder from either the steam copy, or a retail copy to play the game.

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4Simp@ElectroShock Apr 25 2015, 11:18am says:

I have to say that SHAFT's version of Anomalous Materials looks very good. The level design resembled the alpha and beta levels pretty much. 10/10 would do the job.

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4Simp@ElectroShock Apr 24 2015, 5:35am says:

Please upload a video showing SHAFT gameplay in Anomalous Materials from start to finish (Resonance Cascade)

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 24 2015, 2:10pm replied:

You will see plenty of it during our stream! I'll be working on our reworked Anomalous Materials.

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Brian_Dacote Creator
Brian_Dacote Apr 24 2015, 8:36am replied:

"These things, they take time."

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4Simp@ElectroShock Apr 25 2015, 11:14am replied:

Ricochet 2 confirmed.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 22 2015, 8:05pm says:

We are having a stream on friday! Go to the Forum at the top of the page for a link to the stream!

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xXIZVenomZIXx Apr 20 2015, 1:07am says:

Will the ending going to be the same as normal Half-Life?

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Brian_Dacote Creator
Brian_Dacote Apr 20 2015, 12:23pm replied:

No comment.

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