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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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SHλFT Alpha Test 0.0

SHλFT Alpha Test 0.0

Feb 17, 2014 Demo 15 comments

Test build for everyone Old stuff back from 2012



Oct 13, 2013 Textures 3 comments

Shaft open source textures map textures gcfs contain early map textures

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mydogsvinyls Jan 31 2015, 9:25pm says:

there was an old video of office complex floating around from e3 - i always wanted to see the cut areas. looks pretty good though imho, some of the improv could use a touch up however (if you ever need some extra help)

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mydogsvinyls Feb 4 2015, 1:26am replied:

I found the video, alas it's cut and there's nothing new. It's a live version however of the offices video we already have.

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mechachap Jan 28 2015, 9:56pm says:

Looks pretty interesting, and quite polished...

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4Simp@ElectroShock Jan 28 2015, 8:20am buried:


Looking at the last pic in the latest news, it appears that Shaft was made by a kid. So do I!

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thatdude1997 Jan 27 2015, 3:00pm says:

How do you put on the suppressor on the pistol?

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SteamPlay Feb 18 2015, 10:08pm replied:

It's coding.

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Jan 27 2015, 6:18pm replied:

Are you talking about the Alpha test or just in general?

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4Simp@ElectroShock Jan 20 2015, 7:14am says:

Will Shaft came in "E3 1998" and "Preliminary 1997" versions?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Jan 20 2015, 2:45pm replied:

umm no? Shaft blends alpha, beta, and concepts together.

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4Simp@ElectroShock Jan 25 2015, 2:26am replied:

Just asking, this mod was formerly titled "Half-Life: Preliminary" right?

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IntenseBreathing Jan 25 2015, 1:53pm replied:

No, it was quarantine alpha. Magic Nipples started preliminary before quarantine alpha though, but quarantine alpha started shaft.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Jan 25 2015, 5:47pm replied:

Half-Life Preliminary was my own little project. Parts of it are used in Shaft. Mostly code, and a few models.

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