Situation Outbreak is an Orange Box mod about the impending zombie apocalypse. Armed with nothing but a 9mm and a pair of brass knuckles, you must do whatever it takes to survive against the thousands of zombies that used to be your friends and neighbors. The cost of failure is nothing less than your free will. There are no heroes. No single person can save the world and there are not enough bullets to go around. The only thing left to do is to kill the damned, hoping that you don’t end up like them.

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 3:46pm says:

It's been a while since I've made one of these. =P ... feel free to follow along with the preview chronologically by reading the description to the top-right of this page.

Thanks and enjoy. =)

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Emil_4444 Aug 3 2009, 3:51pm says:

Can't start it .. it says Video not found :/

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 3:52pm replied:

Be patient. That just means the video is processing. I only just uploaded this, you know. =P

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Emil_4444 Aug 3 2009, 4:09pm replied:

Ah hehe sorry x)

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DangerousCat Aug 3 2009, 3:55pm replied:

same here

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 4:06pm replied:

Looks like it's fully functional now.

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Emil_4444 Aug 3 2009, 4:13pm says:

Awesome ! I'm still playing the one thats out .. and now this ! :O It's gonne be awesome ! love the mod ! I think this is the best zombie mod for half-life 2 ;)

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Kys Aug 3 2009, 4:13pm says:

1. I think sniper zoom very little. I mean when use optical sight.
2. When player use optical sight, nightvision must be disabled. Realism ^^
3. And make new idle anims for weapon! This is optional but with idle anims it's be looks better.

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 4:24pm replied:

1) I'll look into doing this. You're right.
2) Good idea. I'll implement that as soon as possible.
3) It already has idle animations. They're quite prominent, too...maybe not in this video, but in general.

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Christopher.Mathes Aug 3 2009, 4:18pm says:

Looks great Echo :)

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Armageddon104 Aug 3 2009, 4:39pm says:

Who deleted my comments? I just said the video looks awesome and remove the FPSBanana hands. Now I'm at the bottom of the comments and not at the top... :(

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 4:43pm replied:

Not sure. You're positive you submitted it? In any case, we probably won't have the time to replace the hands before release. They have been modified though and will be phased out as soon as possible.

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Armageddon104 Aug 4 2009, 1:36pm replied:

BTW is the map contest over? I am half done with a map I was making for it.

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 4 2009, 7:41pm replied:

Aye, the deadline was July 15th. You can always give it to us anyway when you're done and we'll see if it's v1.50 material. =)

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Sk!n-E Aug 3 2009, 6:04pm says:

Looks nice, especially the zoom for the iron sights.....but the night vision was a little to green for me.

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azultain Aug 3 2009, 6:22pm says:

nice i hope this version coming very soon

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killerbanjo Aug 3 2009, 7:56pm says:

Lookin good

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BathrobeHero Aug 3 2009, 8:15pm says:

*sniper is awesome, the scope isnt
*secondary fire for melee looks a bit overpowered
*zombies should colide with the player

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 3 2009, 8:41pm replied:

The scope is much better than before, to be honest. It's also far more realistic. Keep in mind the video was shot in widescreen, so the visible part of the scope will be larger for lower resolutions, though you won't see more of the map or anything even at those lower resolutions.

The secondary fire isn't very overpowered at all. It does only around five damage, and pushes a single zombie back a few feet. If anything it's a bit underpowered, in my opinion.

Zombie NPCs already do collide with the player in v1.50 and in this video. Player zombies do not (not seen in this video).

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Mr.John Aug 3 2009, 8:53pm says:

what I wish for... Sleeves that maches the character and bether push anims. Didnt really see the scope well. but its prolly bether. sniper reminds me of an m14..
Other than that GW!

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RocKRebel Aug 4 2009, 1:11am says:

I really hope you make custom zombie animations

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 4 2009, 9:15am replied:

We probably won't have time to do this for v1.50. However, it's on our list and we'll get to it soon enough.

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freredarme Aug 4 2009, 3:09am says:

Now the mod is very awesome, good job team !

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wazanator Aug 4 2009, 8:40am says:

Looking good :)

I personally think its kind of bad that you don't have to aim in order to even use the sniper rifle (you just point and shoot when there close it looks like)

The secondary attack for the melee weapons looks like it pushes zombies back to far.

Other then the above the map looks good and so does the night vision.

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freejrs Aug 4 2009, 9:31am says:

Iron sight zoom function looks good. :-)

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 4 2009, 11:07am replied:

In v1.50, aim down the sights (MOUSE2) and press zoom (Z) for that effect. Glad you like it. =)

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Third.Eye Aug 4 2009, 4:52pm says:

Whoever did the scope overlay doesn't know about how the scope's optics with the even the least of light you still could see through as if it was brighter.

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Rghol5212 Aug 4 2009, 11:37pm says:

very nice job Echo ^.^. love the new zoom.

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crazyb2000 Aug 5 2009, 5:53am says:

I could die because of this video. in a good way.

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NearScope Aug 6 2009, 10:45am says:

This is my first time I ever downloaded this,so I didn't know ANYTHING about this game. Until I saw the videos though. :D

Nice work.

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jamespizzurro Author
jamespizzurro Aug 6 2009, 1:16pm replied:

Thanks. =D

Just keep in mind these videos are previews for v1.50, and the latest public version current available is v1.40. v1.50 will be released to the public late August, early September.

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marksman52 Aug 7 2009, 1:21pm says:

amazing sniper models dude AMAZING

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marksman52 Aug 7 2009, 1:23pm says:

and nightvision is a SUPER improvement

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Danboe Aug 11 2009, 9:47am says:

Nice to see all the new stuff in motion!

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314 Aug 15 2009, 10:20pm says:

love the music

but the game play looks slow and the weapons clunky

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Shoto Aug 28 2009, 6:42pm says:

would be cool if you could like cut peices of the zombie off like arm head leg foot ect

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AGENDA for this developer preview (chronological):

* New sniper.
* Improved scoreboard.
* New secondary attack for all melee weapons.
* Improved zooming functionality.
* Improved nightvision effects.
* Quick tour of newly submitted contest map zms_sv_remains, by Samuli "SJ" Jääskeläinen.

Thanks for watching and enjoy. =)

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