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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 May 23 2015, 10:43am says:

You should check out this page made by Barnz in Combine OverWiki. He got the rare pictures of Office Complex at it's early stages, including the E3 1998. It should help you for the references in Office Warrens chapter in SHAFT. (replace % with (

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GordonFreemanGTA May 23 2015, 1:11am says:

What laptop are you using? (for the office video)

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 23 2015, 1:29am replied:

Lenovo B570. I got a new one since then.

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GordonFreemanGTA Jun 1 2015, 5:53am replied:

What did you get?

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W@+erMelon$ May 18 2015, 2:51pm says:

looks AWESOME!!!!!! are you going to put the floaters in and when is the demo coming out?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 18 2015, 6:42pm replied:

You will for sure see then in Xen, but the first time you will most likely see them is in questionable ethics. Day One which is our first real demo, will either be released late 2015, or 2016.

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4Simp@ElectroShock May 21 2015, 2:42am replied:

Will SHAFT: Day One only includes the chapters Black Mesa Inbound to the end of We've Got Hostiles? Like the Half-Life Day One beta.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 21 2015, 11:06am replied:

You might not see the complete Inbound maps in the demo sadly. However, you might expect the game to go to the end on On a Rail with the rocket launch. I want our Day One release to be accurate to how time passes in the beta. It was high noon during We've go Hostiles, and it is dusk during On a Rail. These based on the OEM Day One, and the E3 grunt fight video.

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Brian_Dacote Creator
Brian_Dacote May 21 2015, 9:17am replied:

We're not too sure right now. We've been discussing how long it would be. Magic Nipples has a pretty good idea of how it would start and end more than I do.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 17 2015, 9:17pm says: +2 votes   reply to comment
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