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!

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The X-Half-Life: Deathmatch modification is about to be updated, testing started!

Posted by ~X~ on Dec 8th, 2012

After another few years of (casual) work, XDM is back in very good shape!
It's quite stable, and quite fun to play (confirmed by summer lan-party testing). List of game rules include: free for all, teamplay, capture the thing, domination, and...
Suddenly, co-operative appears! Not very complete at this precise moment, but more than just playable. With bots (which are a little bit more intelligent... and lethal by now)!

On a railCoOperative Botmatch c2a5
(no, bots don't talk to triggers anymore :) )

Main difference from other mods is: XDM doesn't need special maps or offline map copying or patching - everything is done by small scripts or the code itself.

Also, XDM is now not only multiplayer, but a good single-player platform, featuring full Half-Life and basic Spirit of Half-Life compatibility.

XHL Single map

Still no questline, but I guess it's not that important right now (^_^). Anyway, author of The Monorail Quest proposed cooperation in mapping, so there are some different possibilities...

Change log of recent testing release (once in 3 months):

Quote: > More gameplay combos!
> Game skill level affects monsters in more ways: health, turn speed and reaction.
> XBM: bots behaviour is a little bit more accurate (shooting skills, ability to duck, other).
> XBM: bots will whine about loosing the game. Winner will boast :)
> Spirit of Half-Life compatible entities: multi_switcher, multi_watcher
> Dev: 'checkpoint' for info_player_* which works like 'master' except each player must 'collect' checkpoints. Right now trigger_autosave works as checkpoint.
> Dev: 'master' trigger_gravity, trigger_multiple, func_ladder
> Dev: sv_generategamecfg 1/0 - generate game.cfg for HL protocol 47+ games (uses settings.scr)
> Dev: very convinient on-the-fly map patching and configuration system (ENT, CFG files and entity values)
> Weapon highlighting in the dark (on ground).
> multi_manager now has SoHL-compatible flags (loop, once, start) and maximum of 32 targets.
> Map graph generation is now faster and .nrp files are only created when "developer" is set to 2.
> Awards for using func_tank* work properly.
> Valve-made memory leak in client dll (VGUI).
> Grenade mode text is now really taken from titles.txt.
> Buttons no longer play "pressed" sounds when locked.

Some technical details: XDM modular engine now detects Half-Life protocol version or even Xash3D and tunes itself accordingly - the only thing XDM cannot be ran under is HL1015- :)
Player model format was not changed (there were some requests for additional animations and blending) so your hundreds of HL DM models will be put to good use!
As usual, more screenshots and updates @official site

*pant-pant* That's all for now. brb, science!

PS: happy MOTY day!

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Gunship_Mark_II Dec 8 2012, 11:22am says:

Awesome news, looking forward it :3

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Petrick Dec 8 2012, 11:33am says:

Too bad that HL1 multiplayer scene is dead.

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Gunship_Mark_II Dec 8 2012, 2:54pm replied:

It's not, there's a crapton of hl1 servers filled with players, look it up.

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~X~ Dec 8 2012, 1:07pm says:

Aww come on, HL still rocks!
And XDM is fare more than HL1 multiplayer ;)

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~X~ Dec 8 2012, 2:57pm says:

Um... may I ask if someone could make a video of this mod? ^_^

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