X-Half-Life: Deathmatch (XDM) is an Unreal Tournament-style Half-Life 1 modification. XDM features Classic Deathmatch, Team deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Domination, Co-Operative, Last Man Stanging, Singleplayer game rules, new weapons, new high-quality maps, new hi-def models and lots of special effects. It is an Unreal/UT-style HL mod with tons of familiar stuff and atmosphere. 8) XDM continued where VALVe stopped. XHL provides extended features, effects and principles with FULL BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY. XHL pushes HL engine to its limits, don't underestimate the GoldSource! XDM - brings unreality to Half-Life since 2001! Read More...

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XDM3038: quick news

4 months ago News 0 comments

Hi everyone!

This is a quick update, mostly to let you know this project is pretty much alive! After release 3037 I got lots of bug reports (duh! where've you been before!), requests and suggestions. But since stability is the first priority, I go bug-hunting first.

DM Cliff20000

Tried to make players pay more attention to the MOTD by using a little delay before allowing the window to close. It couldn't just start working of course (shot 1).

DOM SnowFields0000

Weapon system needed a major retouch as I tried to implement client-side code. There's also a nice new feature: on ladder you cannot shoot, but should be able to change weapon (take off ladder with something else in your hands). Also carried weapons should be inaccessible to "garbage collector", black holes, network clients. And on top of that, I have no reliable way (in standard HL mechanism) to track destroy items that were added by default (like crowbar in multiplayer) but were not accepted by the player. But if they were, it's hard to track their existence to not to drop them when player dies. Screenshot #2 demonstrates that.

DM LostCity0000a

But the real nightmare starts when network testing begins. Monsters in HL were NOT meant to be played with online. And beams. And trains. And everything that do something besides standing in one place. Although XHL uses far less traffic than HL does, these delicate situations do happen. Shot #3.

double trouble0000

And playtesting. Lost and lots of it. I feel like I'm constantly being trolled: by exceptionally bad mappers, by outstandingly stupid HL bugs and limits, by bots. :( Also by monsters, as barnacles now eat all projectiles I shoot :( There were more than 4000 multiplayer maps gathered in my collection. And we've tested ALL of them! >:)

By the way, ATI video cards are the WORST for Half-Life. More likely, their drivers. I hate AMD for adopting that shit. But whn it comes to CPUs, AMD rocks! Check out this map compilation graph:

xhl mp compilation opteron

A very huge map is being compiled here. HLVIS (from VHLT) uses all NUMA cores, which is very nice. As you can see, 24 TIMES faster than single-threaded!! HLRAD used only one NUMA node which is 6 cores in my case. Anyway, very cool thing to observe.

Next time I'll try to post the changelog. It's really big this time!

PS: If anyone has FMOD 3.63 linux SDK, I could make XHL completely cross-platform. But right now - no music, sorry.

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Nov 7 2015 says:

Quick update:
+ razor disk launcher
+ sniper rifle
~ black hole generator
~ epic monsters

+ == done
~ == in progress

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Guest Oct 10 2015 says:

I need some new player model such:

-Sniper Elite Main Player Model and including Hitler Player Model

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Nov 3 2015 replied:

As always, if you need it, 3dmax it ;)
BTW, I heard there are some player model packs out there that indeed had hitler and some sniper models. o_O

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ConkerFPS7 Sep 7 2015 says:

I can't get this mod to run. I am using the original (CD based) version of Half-Life, patch to version 1112, and it works with every other mod I've tried, but when I try to run XDM, either via the _XDM.bat file, or by loading Half-Life, then selecting XDM from the Custom Game menu, then when I try to start the game (by New Game, or by Multiplayer > Lan Game > Create then the game always crashes to the desktop, with the error message:

Half-Life Launcher

Half-Life has stopped working

I haven't installed any special DLLs or model kits or anything (and the one mentioned in the post

"Sorry, the official site is down (software problems).
If you really like the WON version, here you go: Rghost.net" (http://rghost.net/8DvqqLMhN)

no longer has the file.

Please can you help me get the mod running, as it sounds very interesting.

Thanks for reading.

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Nov 3 2015 replied:

It's kind of strange. AFAIR, I had my friends test XDM on various HL versions including 1110, 1111, 1121 (myself).
By the look of your "error message" it appears you have windows 6x OS (Vista+). Not much info there. But anyway, XDM should never crash without "transparency DLLs" @HL1110. Just looks bad.
There are two things I may suggest:
a) try different renderer (Direct3D))
b) get the MS VisualStudio 2010 and build XDM from source in debug mode. It will help detecting the cause of the error.
That's all I can think of right now.

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ConkerFPS7 Nov 13 2015 replied:

Sorry for the delay in replying, I hadn't seen your reply. Anyway, I'm using it in Windows 7, I'll try a different renderer when I get home (though I'm sure I would have tried that already). I've never programmed a PC (or Visual Studio) so I think option b) would be beyond me, sorry. If you have the time, then could you perhaps make it for me, and let me know the URL for the download? If you're too busy then fair enough, mate.

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Nov 19 2015 replied:

Actually, my replies are kinda more delayed than your (busy on 2 jobs and lots of problems in life)
Anyway, I don't seem to have anything more to suggest. I haven't encountered any problems on a win7 test machine and nobody else had similar errors to this time...

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Aug 24 2015 says:

Going to take a pause for ~3 weeks.
Health needs immediate attention.

As for now, XDM3038 already has many nice features:
- music in linux
- saved inventory in CoOp
- about 150 lines in changelog I already forgot :)
- there's a possibility that next release will include new original CoOp campaign! And new weapons.

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PunishedLamia Jul 22 2015 says:

Hey I've got a request.

Since this mod is based on Unreal Tournament can you add the Flak Cannon from it?

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~X~ Creator
~X~ Jul 26 2015 replied:

Well, it's based on HL and has some gameplay familiar to UT gamers. Making new weapons is not exactly the first priority right now, so I can't promise.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

personal favorite half life mod

Feb 9 2014 by Executor-64-

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 1/10

Full of memeshit, broken bots, riddled with bugs, ugly textures and models, terrible music. Don't waste your time.

Apr 16 2014 by Re1nhardt

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