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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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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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noRktreSS Apr 19 2015, 4:29pm says:

So it's standalone now?
Considering the fact it is standalone, it can actually be considered as a better Half-Life! Because it has new features, new maps and new NPCs as well as other improved things like...PHYSICS.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 20 2015, 10:31pm replied:

It really isn't standalone since you need the valve folder for content we used from it. I also don't want to get a C&D since this isn't a total conversion mod.

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noRktreSS Apr 21 2015, 11:15am replied:

Also, are you considering a Steam release (Greenlight page)

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 21 2015, 3:07pm replied:

Well the Greenlight started right before we switched over to Xash, and we only did it to gain some fans from Steam. I want to personally pay for the Greenlight fee, and see if we can get greenlit, because why not.

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4Simp@ElectroShock Apr 17 2015, 3:23am says:

Once this mod is released will there be someday a Dreamcast/PS2 port of SHAFT?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Apr 17 2015, 10:12am replied:

Nope. While the platforms up at the top of the page say otherwise. The game will only work on computers.

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UnitedDucks Apr 12 2015, 7:35pm says:


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U.S.Marine Apr 12 2015, 9:26am says:

I know, my LIFE will be DIFFERENT with SHλFT...

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Ikill4fun32 Apr 16 2015, 12:40am replied:

if you know what he means ;)

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