The Core is a total conversion single-player mod for Half-Life. Survive the disaster as Maurice Andrews, a low level engineer stationed in Black Mesa during the events of the resonance cascade. Seemingly trapped, Andrews must fight his way to the surface to survive.

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Crypt

Awesome job!
Might I suggest a piece of broken grate on the floor?

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

Wow, I was trying to dissect the image and look for good points and flaws, but never thought of that. Good job.

And as for mine; Have you considered removing the bright-green, sickly light for either a dark colour, or red light? It really breaks-up the sense the red one has.

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Joebama
Joebama

I like the green light, it contrasts the red one nicely.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

Completely disagree, But fair-enough.

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DAB9595
DAB9595

It's Christmas at Black Mesa.

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Loulimi Online
Loulimi

The green light... a sign? ^^

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Hezus
Hezus

I do like the green/red contrast but what's wrong with the light is mostly its texture. Compared to its surroundings its way too clean. That's the reason why it stands out so much. Plus it's very noticeable that it consists out of one rectangular box. I'd change the texture to something darker and smudgier and also add more details to it. Actually flesh out the box around it and the tubes either as world geometry or replace it with a model.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

I guess making it 'blend in' wouldn't be a bad idea.

Another tactic would be to have either the distance of the casting range tweaked, or, and my personal choice; oppose another one to the opposite wall and make them some key features. Bigger, Glarier and more a part of the room they are now.

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:Jack
:Jack

Why are you even downvoting this guy he is just saying what he thinks in a constructive way lol

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Cheers

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Urby Author
Urby

I agree.

People on MODDB seem to downvote the member, regardless of the comment. It's petty. Upvoted and thanks for the feedback.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

Oh, thank you.

And as a side note, any community on the internet will have its bad factors, but I do wish MODDB could be more up-beat with its administration.

Anyway, I'm cluttering your and Archie's work. We can stop the thread. :)

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MrGnang
MrGnang

That's one angry looking headcrab!

I love the atmosphere of this picture, and your use of light flares. Did you make these sprites yourself? If not, I would love to know where to get them! :)

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Urby Author
Urby

Our visual effects expert Archie will have to get back to you. I've kicked him in our development chat app.

I'm sure he's told me where he got them but it's not often I actually listen to him.

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Archie_SnC Creator
Archie_SnC

Hi MrGnang, cheers for the comment! My day to day work involves a lot of After Effects use, and I have several Optical Flare plugins for it which were easy enough to convert to sprites for The Core. The one from this image, known as the 'Jay Jay' is available here for the very reasonable price of $125: Videocopilot.net

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a

Myeah it does look like a boxy corridor, the layout could be broken a bit, maybe add some greebling.

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Urby Author
Urby

Heh, wow. Thanks for all the feedback guys. This is still work in progress as the title suggests. There is still a lot to do. :D

- The green light is intentional, the brightness isn't. This area of black mesa is old and putrid. The texture and its lighting values will be changed.

- This also helps with highlighting areas for the player, with green being reds complimentary colour. The same way a lot of oranges and yellows are uses to guide the player in the darker blue lab areas shown previously.

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Good to hear.

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BurnerMan
BurnerMan

That is a mutant-crab? :))
btw...try to add more details at the crates, but so far looks good! :D

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Urby Author
Urby

That right there is a war-crab. :P

Moddb.com

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Why have I and just I been Karma spammed?

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Crypt

You haven't exactly established yourself a good reputation around these parts. At all...

But I agree with you, it's totally uncalled for and people should give you a chance. Or at least not abuse the downvote button. >.>

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

I haven't? I think people are too sensitive. Either you love their work or are Hitler.

Edit; So you're saying their thought-pattern is 'Oh, look, that comment, which I may or may not agree with was posted by some-one who likes to point-out flaws in things, he deserves some karma!'? Seems about fit.

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Crypt

I'm not gonna get suckered into this debate yet again, on another groups page no less. Just know that while you aren't the only one I've seen consistently give constructive feedback, you are the only one consistently bombarded with downvotes.

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ciba43
ciba43

This reminds me of the abandoned sections of Black Mesa. Or maintenance areas.

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