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

Oh my god, do want. Is this are going to be action filled, or more of a puzzle or break period? Or is that info a secret?
The one thing I can pick out to be odd is that the consoles (or whatever they are) seem too repetitive, but that might just be me. The shadows on the upper-level floor (most noticeably to me at 1:00 in) could stand to be a little darker, but that's also more personal preference.

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

The consoles and towers do all have uniquely animating textures - I think it's only from a shot as far away as this that you get that sense of repetitiveness, but I'll work on it some more. Cheers for the comment!

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Some-Dingus
Some-Dingus

That... Was... Amazing!!!

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Many thanks! :)

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TheGlock2
TheGlock2

That was impressive!
I was thinking that the second floor would need something like a wall of glass around it, so it looks more like a laboratory.. Just my opinion.

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

The lower area is made up of glass-surrounded labs. The upper area is more computational and office-like. It'd take quite a dramatic restructuring to add glass to the upper area and I don't think it needs it. It'd also add a lot of entities that I can't really afford. Goldsource is very limited.
Thanks for the feedback!

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TheGlock2
TheGlock2

I'm sorry I didn't had in consideration the limits of the Goldsource engine while writing the feedback. The video made me forget about them :P

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Hezus
Hezus

Really cool!

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Cheers! :)

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D3ads
D3ads

I am almost speechless, incredible work everytime.. so much detail!

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Thanks so much. Lovely comment! :)

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JaxTellerChileno
JaxTellerChileno

I love evolution videos!

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

That's lucky, I love making them! :D

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237

All this in the Half Life 1 engine? Incredible!

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

Frustration at its limits makes us push the engine as hard as we can to punish it for being so limiting! :P Thanks for the comment

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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

DAAMMNN!!!
Looks awesome

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GameFan1997
GameFan1997

Makes me wonder what Valve was thinking when they mapped HL1.

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Urby Creator
Urby

Probably something like: "Jesus this level editor is crap!"

Consider that they were working with version 0.1 of Worldcraft... On a Pentium 2... 15 years ago. :P

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Crypt

*Shudder*

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

MY GOD!!!!

this will have taken AGES to make, this trailer.
each time a wall, model or even light entity was added the map needed to be compiled, then trailer played and recorded.
Then take ALL those recordings and cut them up in a video editor to make this out of it. MY GOD!!!

really well done and it is a shame that most people probebly don't even realise HOW much work this has taken!

success,
Leon

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC

You're my new favourite ModDBer <3

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

One of the best video about a map creation/evolution I have ever seen on this site, congratulations!

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

******* brilliant!

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Guest
Guest

Wooow !! This Really Amazing !!

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0b1der
0b1der

this video is so kicking my *** at developing maps anyday

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Another delve into my design process for working on The Core. These videos have received wonderful feedback and I hope that this one lives up to your expectations!

Some slight camera fluctuations annoyingly stopped it syncing perfectly, but overall I think this gives a really nice look into the map from scratch.

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