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17 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 16 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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MatthiasTamerOfBabes Sep 14 2014, 5:15am says:

Looks great dude, it'll probably be better than Quiver, that was pre-leak though. Focus a lot on the lighting and Quakish atmosphere.

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☢Uran-236☢ Aug 29 2014, 10:31am says:

Quiver sucks, Shaft is winner!!! ;-)

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Aug 29 2014, 11:05am replied:

Even though one or two people on the team were dicks. The others have lent us a hand with either ideas or some kind of content to help us out.

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Crumar Jul 25 2014, 8:46pm says:

Are you guys planning on making the big HECU camp from the concepts?

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GordonFreemanZp Jul 18 2014, 3:28am says:

Glad to see this mod is alive and well. It's been painful to see basically every other Half-Life Beta styled mod die over the years and to see one that looks as good as this is really something else to me. When are you guys aiming for a release? Anyways, love all the work you guys did and it looks great.

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples Jul 18 2014, 11:43am replied:

We might make a small release with gameplay that stretches to about the same length as Day One, maybe a bit further. Or we will make a release that goes to Apprehension.

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UnitedDucks Jun 24 2014, 7:53pm says:

This looks incredible so far!

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Guest Jun 19 2014, 7:09am says:

Looking Awesome !

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Trippy! Creator
Trippy! Jun 6 2014, 11:38am says:

Im hurt! Go on without me!

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Negan Jun 7 2014, 11:39pm replied:

We leave no man behind. I admire your loyalty.

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