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20 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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brycecreeper Dec 22 2014, 6:03am says:

is this day one also got uplink like your older beta mod or gonna your guys
do this later?

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Ikill4fun32 Dec 14 2014, 5:33pm says:

i have always had issues with Xash, so will it include an "auto-installer" of some sort? because whenever i try it, it always comes out with errors (that i am like, 99% are due to my stupidity, and not my computer)

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Dec 15 2014, 5:06pm replied:

Shaft will come with a full installer plus patches if needed :)

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GordonFreemanGTA Dec 10 2014, 7:27am says:

Is the viewmodels going to be on the right (like the 1997 alpha) or in the middle like quake and the 1998 demos?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Dec 10 2014, 12:18pm replied:

Mostly likely in the middle to stay with the 1998 demos. We still can release them with different origins, alpha weapons, and other little packs like that.

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BossN00b Dec 12 2014, 12:00pm replied:

I have a question. How different will the Xen chapters be? Compared to the final product?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Dec 13 2014, 1:12pm replied:

Xen is still a long ways off. We also have a pretty big lack in photos of that area other than those 2 maps found in the hls leak.

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BossN00b Dec 13 2014, 4:10pm replied:

Thanks for the answer. I wish you good luck with Xen, as, apparently, it's going to be the most difficult part.

I have other 2 questions:

1) What video renders will Shaft use?
2) Did you find a way to make the battery deplete from right to left instead of up-down?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Dec 13 2014, 7:51pm replied:

We are using Xash, so it will run in open gl. You can turn off all the filters to give the feel of playing on software.
And no. I never found a way to get the battery to draw that way.

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4Simp@ElectroShock Dec 29 2014, 9:14pm replied:

In Xash the water is transparent. Will disabling all the filters give the feel playing in the original?

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