Skills.

Skills is a modification for half-life 2 that focuses on developement of various abilities. After valve made the decision to limit certain physics interaction on their upcoming game releases, it gave the numerous skill communities a dead end. They publically announced that there would be no more rocket jumping or conc jumping in their upcoming TF2 release. This modification brings back challanges such as rocket jumping, grenade priming, and various puzzles to an online environment once again. Once again you will be able to test your abilities to their very limits on a game that is dedicated towards these abilites. There will be a colorful variety of themes and locations for these maps, no more will you be limited to the confines of half-life 2.

Rest assured that upon release of this modification you will be playing against friendly yet fierce competitors.

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0 comments by _lucid on Oct 30th, 2005

Skills
Public Beta 1
Release Date: October 29, 2005

Welcome to the first public beta of Skills. The skills mod team has been working vigorusly to bring you this first public release!

Features:
-Rocket Jumping
-Grenade Priming
-Detonation Jumping
-Team Play Red/Blue
-Competitive Gameplay Mode
-Infinite Ammo
-Weapons
-Crowbar
-Rocket Launcher
-Grenades
-Detonators
-Competitive Scoring System

How To Play:
You will spawn at the beginning of the map, you are at what is known as the first jump. You must make it to the next jump by either rocket jumping, grenade priming, using the detanators, or what ever way you find that works. You will be returned to that beginning of the jump you were on if you fail to complete it. From the map start it is a race to make it to the end of the map by going through easy to difficult challenges. There are a couple different gameplay modes: racing, top scorer, free for all. Racing is when from start to finish you try to beat your opponent to the finish line. Top scoring mode is when the person who gets the most points wins. Free for all is just easy going completion where you just try to make it to the end of the map. Typically it will be free for all on most server. You may meet certain people that wish to race. It is all up to you what type of skills mode you want to game with.

Scoring:
You will receive 100 points on most maps after completing all challenges. There is no limit to how many points you can get.

Maps
There is only one map release on this first public release. The map that is in this beta is called 'Speed'. It consists of 28 jumps of variating difficulty, it starts out easy and becomes harder as you progress. This map release is a good introduction to newbies who aren't familar with the Skills community.

Notice To Server Admins:
This is the first public beta release, as you may know, with that said you must understand that this modification comes with no warranty. It is offically in what is considered beta version, this version can be unstable depending on the conditions.

Download at www.skillsmod.com! No account required.

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Skills Beta 1.0

Skills Beta 1.0

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Skills Public Beta 1 Release Date: October 29, 2005 Welcome to the first public beta of Skills. The skills mod team has been working vigorusly to bring...

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_lucid
_lucid Dec 19 2009, 1:12am says:

Yeah. I had not realized the multiplayer would not work publically for some reason.

I'm still around, check out TFC if you are interested in this type of gaming style.

-LucidX

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HelgeSverre
HelgeSverre Aug 25 2009, 4:00am says:

Dead :(

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Necrod
Necrod Jun 5 2009, 12:53pm says:

dead? huh...

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drmonumbo
drmonumbo Dec 23 2005, 11:31pm says:

"hehe , actually this map is before your time yahu ;p "

yeah, beyond my time... 1999.

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BoomHeadshot
BoomHeadshot Dec 21 2005, 2:59pm says:

did not like how u make it so dark. I thought this was a great idea since i loved the conc and rjumps in tfc.
Though you need to add more maps. lol i mean geez on that 1 map i played in a server that i created (there were no servers >-<)the first jump ez. 2nd jump was a little tough then i saw the 3rd one i was like holy ****. 28 levels of that **** damn dude **** that. Though if anything bring a another version. Nice name nice game just needs more.

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Teh5809
Teh5809 Nov 24 2005, 10:17am says:

looks like really ugly mapping didn't die with original tfc skills - bother to stretch textures and you might get more get more than 1 for graphics

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AR_Vash
AR_Vash Nov 20 2005, 4:50pm says:

hehe , actually this map is before your time yahu ;p

it was originally conc_speed , or something similar.

Well made for hl1 but .. might need to be a bit spruced up for hl2 ;p.

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Lightsaber
Lightsaber Nov 2 2005, 1:55pm says:

There are now servers and if there is, i cannot connect, i tried it with friends... you just can't connect

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AR_Vash
AR_Vash Oct 31 2005, 3:27pm says:

Arclan.net

here's a pic of the error , ;)

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AR_Vash
AR_Vash Oct 31 2005, 3:24pm says:

2 recommendations , firstly you can shoot rockets too fast i beat the map in 7 minutes...

the grenades cannot be primed like they can in tfc , thus making the grenades kinda useless...

BUT , I do have to say , Very well done for the beginning

i have found 2 large errors in the map though. The glass is supposed to be shootthroughable in one of them

you can do this by making the glass a Func_illusionary , with a Clip texture over it. the clip will make the nades and rockets go through but the person can't. later on in the map theres a problem with one of the areas , it looks as though you vert-maniped a more than 4 poly surface , dont do that..

I'll have a link up in just a second

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