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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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Shaft open source textures map textures gcfs contain early map textures

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Slartybarty May 24 2015 says:

So is Shaft made in Xash 3D?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 24 2015 replied:

...yea. It uses Xash3d build 3000, and now uses XashXT 0.65 game drivers.

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FoxCap May 23 2015 says:

amazing mod but ¿will have multiplayer?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 23 2015 replied:

Most likely no. I never got multiplayer to work in Xash so I just disabled the feature. I might look into it again, but for now don't hope for it.

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HeadCrab-PRO May 23 2015 says:

Is it possible to play the retail singleplayer in this mod ? - map c1a0

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 23 2015 replied:

You should be able to with no problems.

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HeadCrab-PRO May 23 2015 replied:

i can't wait :P

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 23 2015 says:

Sorry for the bump. I was trying to fix the banner from the recent update to Mod DB. I haven't gotten it completely fixed yet.

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4Simp May 23 2015 says:

You should check out this page made by Barnz in Combine OverWiki. He got the rare pictures of Office Complex at it's early stages, including the E3 1998. It should help you for the references in Office Warrens chapter in SHAFT. (replace % with (

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GordonFreemanGTA May 23 2015 says:

What laptop are you using? (for the office video)

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples May 23 2015 replied:

Lenovo B570. I got a new one since then.

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GordonFreemanGTA Jun 1 2015 replied:

What did you get?

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