Shaft brings to life the original concepts from Half-Life's early years. Featuring enemies, areas, and game play features that never made it into the final product! Read More...

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Progress Update #3

1 month ago News 32 comments

I’m literally typing this while I’m at work there’s nothing to do, and I brought my laptop with me. Let’s do this!

Programming progress

This will pretty much be the only section for this update. I'll explain why after the video:

The plan for the next few updates will be videos showing the coding work being done for the mod. The reason for doing this is I started over with the programming for the mod (as seen in the last live stream). The previous builds of the mod used probably the most unstable bases of the Spirit of Half-Life code on the internet, and my contributions only made it worse. Not too long ago I got info on what version of SOHL I should be using, and now I have a much more stable build of the game. So, I can redo work I’ve previously done that now isn’t up to my current standards.

Another plan is to make tutorials for the features I program into Shaft, so people who want a new gun, enemy, or visual effect will be able to add it to their own mod. I also want to make tutorials for features that never had a proper tutorial for implementation done before. That or the tutorial is just terribly made, or the game was updated so the tutorial is no longer correct.

One last thing is asking if anyone wants to help me with programming for Shaft. While my skills have improved since I started working on this project. I'm still not perfect, and there are things I still can't do. For instance, I still can’t get the battery to draw properly. You would think it would be a simple fix, but I seem to be having a lot of trouble figuring it out. I could figure it out if I spent more time tinkering with it, but that will continue to slow everything else down. So, that's why I'm asking for a hand with some of the coding work. I can assure that you will be in the credits for your work, and I might even gift you a game on Steam for your hard work. If anyone is interested then drop me a PM either on Mod DB, or on Steam.

Everything else

Obviously more work has been done other than programming. The rest of the team has been working on models, and maps, and sounds that might not be that significant on their own, but as a whole make Shaft what it is. While I make 99% of the posts, this mod wouldn't be around if it wasn't for the rest of the Freeze Team and the excellent work they do!

Well, I ran out of things to say about this update article. Stay tuned for more videos, and other such media in the near future!

Shooting up monsters in 60fps!

Shooting up monsters in 60fps!

8 months ago News 21 comments

New gameplay video in slick 60fps, and new menu backgrounds to admire while you adjust you adjust your game settings.

Progress Update #2

Progress Update #2

1 year ago News 7 comments

More things have happened since the last one. Who would of thought.

Progress Update #1

Progress Update #1

1 year ago News 8 comments

A good ol' general update showing some progress you may have seen, and talking about the future because we are partly physic.

It's About To Go Critical This Summer!

It's About To Go Critical This Summer!

1 year ago News 8 comments

We've been working our bums off, so expect a release new sometime this summer.

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2 years ago Textures 4 comments

Shaft open source textures map textures gcfs contain early map textures

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NSKGameplay Oct 20 2015 says:

Mr.friendly will have the rape attack to player and any human personel? Its will to be realised in this mod?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Oct 20 2015 replied:

It wont really be an attack, but you will see it in some way.

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NSKGameplay Oct 23 2015 replied:

And the human npc's is infected after the raped by mr.friendly, the humans is can turn into horrible monsters, the new mr.friendly is inside in human's body, like the chestbuster from alien movies. How about the queen of kingpins, mr.friendlies and other Xen creatures, like the bullsquids, houndeyes, panthereyes? Mother of fast and poison headcrabs. Stampeders, tripod hoppers, alien faunas in next configurations, the one: reminds the kingpin's body,
the two: like the facehugger (i mean the sewer fauna), antlion King and the Combine's npc, like the combine alien soldier with worm-like body. And many other cutted from release of hl 1 and 2. They also will be in SHAFT 2? People said, the beginig of early HL2, was be in Xen or city with wery dirty air, because the air excange is working.

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acdc99 Oct 14 2015 says:

Do we gonna need steam torun the mod or that work with the box version ?

Also that look like one of the best mod of the first Hl !

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Oct 14 2015 replied:

For the Xash version you will need the Valve folder from any release in order to play it.

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Ikill4fun32 Oct 20 2015 replied:

any release.... yyyeesssss!

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TheDalekCaan Oct 13 2015 says:

This looks awesome. Will the protagonist be Ivan The Space Biker? :D

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Oct 13 2015 replied:

Not really. We plan on having an Ivan pack, but npc's will still refer to him as Gordon.

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XxBronyBoyxX Oct 11 2015 says:

Will you guys put this in greenlight anytime soon?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Oct 12 2015 replied:

If we can get a fully working steam port of the mod working then yes!

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totaljebaczjebaczy Oct 7 2015 says:

When is a new update coming? Really interested in where this mod is going.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Oct 7 2015 replied:

Soon. Gotta finish the video, and type out the article.

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