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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Ask your questions for the final pre-release Q&A session with the devs of The Core!

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It's the third and final pre-release Q&A from The Core devs! Ask any question about the development of the mod and we'll answer it in an upcoming video!

The best question wins a Core T-shirt!


Once again, we have to thank you guys and gals from the bottom of our hearts. It's not been easy keeping development moving due to real life circumstances and various obstacles we've had to overcome, but without fail the ModDB community has kept us inspired and we owe you big time.

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GlitchyMerz
GlitchyMerz

What was your greatest challenge in Level Design?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Yikes, this is a bit open ended! We might end up spending an hour on this one :)

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ZhuleCRO
ZhuleCRO

Will this mod be also avaiable on Steam?

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Can we expect any Eastereggs? Any hints on what they will be?

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Joebama
Joebama

How do you think you will feel about the end product? Do you think you will feel like it was a waste of time working on the project, or time well spent?

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adelina1985a
adelina1985a

About the creation process behind a certain area, do you have everything planned out from get or do you start from a rough idea and get inspired or improvise as you go along?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Great question, thanks!

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Urby Creator
Urby

What Archie failed to mention is the worst question wins a kick in the cheese.

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Ogdred
Ogdred

I like cheese and im offended :c

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TheEdvinazard
TheEdvinazard

Can we expect The Core rmfs?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

And reveal our bleary-eyed 4am-mapping-binge entity names? Ha, an interesting thought. :)

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GamerDude27
GamerDude27

What will you do when it comes to digital distribution?
Will we ever see 'The Core' on platforms such as Steam?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Asking twice doesn't increase your chances of winning the shirt ;)

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GamerDude27
GamerDude27

Yeah, I know. I wasn't reposting to double my chance of winning the shirt.
(I never win things online)

I just got confused and didn't know which post you would be taking the questions from.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

Crap, I had a question a while ago that I wanted to do if you guys did another Q&A, but I forgot it. :( I'll try to remember it, until when do I need to post it here?

And does the rule of 1 question per user still applies in this Q&A?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

You've got about a week to ask! Sorry, I should have set a definite date.
You can ask multiple questions, but we might not answer all of them depending on time :)

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

I remembered my question. :)

What would you guys say to people thinking about modding HL1? People that want to make big mods like The Core, be it a person that has some experience in GoldSrc or not.

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Ogdred
Ogdred

Seing how good the graphics are , I cant help but think the mod might not be very potatoe-friendly , is that the case?

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

Hi guys, I think the important question would be : What's gonna happend to Scotch & Coffee Studios after the release of The Core? Cheers!

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savi467
savi467

Do you plan on using the modified XASH3D engine to increase the capabilities of the game, or it'll keep towards a more vanilla HL experience within the engine's limit capabilities?

Thanks beforehand!

~Bottle4/Butilka4/Savi467

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phipe
phipe

Will the mod feature a fight against a Gargantua?

Do you expect players to get stuck at certain points while playing the mod?

Ever tried modding while drunk?

P.S I love Urby's Terrible Mod Reviews on youtube.

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drugbugz
drugbugz

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All this mod is half-life but in a another characters perspective lol waist of time. Oh and sure its going to be totally different they always say but i doubt that.

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Urby Creator
Urby

Waste*

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Alberto309
Alberto309

What kind of things would you've liked to achieve on The Core, since you can't due to engine limitations?

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Foreskin Jim
Foreskin Jim

Given the nature of most of your postings, can we assume that this mod will have it's fair share of comic relief?

Also when will the naked, green hat wearing, black segway guy make an appearance?

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DrHammer
DrHammer

Did you guys argue about whether to name yourselves Scotch and Coffee, or Coffee and Scotch?
Or was another name debated altogether?
If you made a sequel to The Core, would it be called The Core's Core?
Speaking of sequels, are you guys excited about source 2?
Any plans to develop with it?
What about UE 4, now that it's free?
What other upcoming releases are you guys looking forward to?
What were some of the hardest custom assets you had to make for The Core?
Is asking that going to spoil anything?
Am I asking too many questions?
How many questions am I allowed to ask?
Will asking more questions improve my chance of winning the shirt?
Is it a nice shirt?
Can I have it?
How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could operate heavy machinery?
And where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Do either of you know the way to San Jose?
Whose line is it anyways?
If you were to meet yourselves from an parallel universe, and were forced to battle to the death in order to please Komunati, would you-
GAH!
I'VE JUST GOT SO MANY QUESTIONS!
I CRAVE KNOWLEDGE!

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Urby Creator
Urby

Good lord...

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Tech-Mech
Tech-Mech

Do you feel a lot of pressure we've an active and eager following?

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MrDedicated
MrDedicated

Will there be any easter eggs or secrets in The Core?
Will there be alternate endings?

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Will you include any hints about the Nihilanth, the G-Man and/or the Combine? Like Nihilanth did when he said 'We are their slaves' and 'For you he waits'.
According to your theories and your interpretations, of course.

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27spicy
27spicy

What inspired you the most to make this game?

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TuskenPenner
TuskenPenner

Will there be any parallels or references to the original game or its expansions ?

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100gram!_
100gram!_

I'm not aiming for t-shirt. I'm asking because I'm curious. How much of free time have you spent on this project and how did you distributed the workload?

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Hezus
Hezus

This is the question I always ask when something HL related is coming up:

Will there be a cold beer at the end of all this? I mean, Barney promised...he wouldn't have any reason to lie to us, right? RIGHT? It's been over 17 years!! Q_Q

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Urby Creator
Urby

That beer would be a little warm now huh? Would you still want it? :P

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Hezus
Hezus

As long as someone hasn't shut down the cooling system in the meantime.. oh wait.. that beared glasses-wearing bastard!

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Urby Creator
Urby

Haha.

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TheSkunk
TheSkunk

How much priority does The Core take up in your everyday life? Do you ever find yourself missing out on social gatherings/etc because you feel you need to work on the mod?

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Really interesting question, I would like to see the answer(s) to this one.

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carloscarlin
carloscarlin

Do you see yourselves working in another mod (for HL or any other game) when you finish this one?

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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

What does the shirt look like?

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Do-i-need-a-name?
Do-i-need-a-name?

Have you ever killed a bird with a duck?
Will you make The Core on Source Engine?
How the T-shirt looks like?
Is it nice?
What other upcoming releases are you guys looking forward to?
What were some of the hardest custom assets you had to make for The Core?
Is asking that going to spoil anything?
Am I asking too many questions?
How many questions am I allowed to ask?
Will asking more questions improve my chance of winning the shirt?

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