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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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deadplug Mar 23 2015, 1:05am says:

First HL mod I've wanted to play in a while, keep it up!

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4Simp@ElectroShock Mar 20 2015, 7:28pm says:

After you finish this mod, can you recreate Half-Life Alpha levels in BM:S? I've always imagining this: Alpha 0.52 levels in Black Mesa Source.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Mar 21 2015, 12:30am replied:

Probably not. I find it unhealthy to be working on beta related projects forever. I have other projects I want to get rolling again, and some I want to start. For the rest of the team well that's up for them to decide.

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Mar 22 2015, 7:18pm replied:

Im down for anything Magics wants to do. i think its great to keep of imaginative minds running free. Any type of new project can send a whole new fresh set of ideas (who knows could lead us to our own job one day)

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UnitedDucks Mar 19 2015, 5:13pm says:

When will we get a progress update?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Mar 20 2015, 2:50pm replied:

21 hours ago apparently even though my post didn't get approved till this morning :/

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ST6 Mar 14 2015, 3:43am says:

Downloading Demo, this looks cool!

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Mar 14 2015, 4:38pm replied:

not a demo. its the crappy alpha test back from 2012

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ST6 Mar 22 2015, 9:41am replied:

Oh okay anyway I love the sound for Barney

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Willow. Mar 5 2015, 4:09am says:

Is there an estimate on when the demo will be released?

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Mar 6 2015, 1:25am replied:

Most likely by the middle of summer or early September who knows though. a lot of progress has been done in 2014-2015. polishing models and working on map and code. One things for sure is Xash had really saved us in the long run making things much more easier for us too. Enuff babbling from me. Everything is going great and shaft should *Erm* will have a demo this year!

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