2 New Locations, many new weapons, new concepts, and a vid.

Posted by JLea on Aug 7th, 2010

It's been a long time. In the past few months the team has been working very hard on the mod, although due to life (exams and such) productivity wasn't at it's full potential. Nonetheless, we pulled through! So let's begin.

These are a few new weapons in the mod. The AK74 was created to replace the old AK47 model, and Drew did a great job. The Flaregun serves as the players light source in dark areas. Fighting with a flashlight can be really annoying so the flares have a lifespan of roughly 2 minutes. Finally there is B0T's Prototype Rifle. We'll keep that a secret for now.

In the video below you can also see the new M4A1 + Mosin-Nagant in action.

AK74 Flaregun Prototype Rifle

Apollo has done another fantastic job with his concept art. These here are 2 NPC's you'll be fighting in game. The spider is going to be made to be as scary as possible ( I have arachnophobia! ) and the suit prototype will require you to think up new strategies.

Spider Mutation Soviet Prototype Suit

The Mercenaries are one of the other groups on the island. These guys are tough, and carry heavily modified weapons.


Kantubek is a real life town in the Aral Sea that has been evacuated and abandoned due to Anthrax dumping. It's interesting to note that there are laboratories mere kilometers from the town, which the 3 groups on the island are trying to take control of.

Kantubek 1 Kantubek 2
Kantubek 3 Kantubek 4
Kantubek 5

As you can see, Kantubek has been created from a variety of photo sources and satellite images. Below you can see a comparison of the images. It's not meant to be 100% accurate, but enough to resemble the photos.

Kantubek Comparison Kantubek Comparison
Kantubek Comparison Kantubek Comparison

You may have seen the Radio Station in the video posted earlier.

Well here are some high res screens for you too! This map is mainly about exploration and puzzles rather than combat.

Aral Coast Aral Coast
Aral Coast Aral Coast

Siberia is the new area we are working on. It starts as a prelude to the main campaign, and introduces the new gameplay elements seen in the mod. There is a heavy focus on stealth in this theatre.

Siberia Siberia

And here is Gabe Fink's stellar animations. He's currently working on the Debauchery mod.

More media will be posted soon, don't want to wait another 4 months for a release.

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MadMonkey119 Aug 7 2010 says:

Jesus these maps are spectacular! Nice job!

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Icedecknight Aug 7 2010 says:

Be careful on the update guys you don't want to lure........ THE EPIC MONSTER. Dun..Dun..Dun......

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56er Aug 7 2010 replied:

lol, yeah...

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emMKai Aug 7 2010 says:

This is looking amazing! Can't wait to see more!

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JLea Author
JLea Aug 7 2010 says:

What I really want to know is how I change the background of the moddb page. There's no documentation anywhere.

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Icedecknight Aug 7 2010 replied:

I sent you a message on how to.

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ElderGamer Aug 7 2010 replied:

+1 internetz to you good man.

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JLea Author
JLea Aug 7 2010 replied:


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Jike Aug 7 2010 replied:

could you send that to me, too?

not that Id need it now, but who knows about the future?.. :D

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Icedecknight Aug 7 2010 replied:

Sure. I'll copy/paste the message.

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ptc5010 Aug 7 2010 says:

Um, this looks really, really good.

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ChromeAngel Aug 7 2010 says:

loved the gun smoke on the AK47

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--JoKeR-- Aug 7 2010 replied:

its not the ak47 its the ak74

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ciastoludek Aug 7 2010 says:

The weapon sounds are from Insurgency :/
I love the animations and mapping though

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PytoX Aug 7 2010 says:

Looks cool man!

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Newbez Aug 7 2010 says:

i cannot wait for this mod, so excited, feels and looks like a commercial game, and it's sp :-) !!

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Jesternz08 Aug 7 2010 says:

Wicked looking maps, very high quality.

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SPY-maps Aug 7 2010 says:

my compliments, about the maps, the models, the npcs.
simply AMAZING, it does all have a real professional feeling to it!!

especially the animations of the hands while it works with a weapon is so good, and, so realistic that it's hard to understand that this is done by modders!!!!

from today on i will keep tracking this mod, and hopefully you can keep the release "date" of Q4 2010.
and, this is SP, and no MP, (i dislike mp gaming).

great great stuff guys!!!


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zaglis Aug 7 2010 says:

The quality is just insane!

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cW#Ravenblood Aug 7 2010 says:

Awesomematic work.
Why this wasnt in the MOTY?

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Kamikazi[Uk] Aug 7 2010 says:

Looks nice :D.

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MrTambourineMan Aug 7 2010 says:

I didn't have much faith in this mod at first, but this update is looking awesome. Good work!

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56er Aug 7 2010 says:

All I can say is WOW!
But to add some usefull critics to this comment I would suggest:
If you add cool spiders, don't just make them "enemys" in a common way, if you use spiders, please make them walk on wall and floors, jumping at players instead of coming down the way so common (I mean they are spiders ;)

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.illogical Aug 7 2010 says:

Looks stunning.

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HounderKnight Aug 7 2010 says:

Amazing mapping and modeling, as usual. :)

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Croco15 Aug 7 2010 says:

Wow. This is awesome!

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Jike Aug 7 2010 says:

I just wanted to say, that in the pic with the triangle sign, that you used as reference.

The mapper put in the sign the wrong way...


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ElderGamer Aug 7 2010 replied:

*facepalm* Because the dedicated prop modelers and skinners working on Ivan's Secrets really want to show off the back of a sign they made.

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Tex1090 Aug 7 2010 says:


One question, what's the song name that's in the map flythrough? I loved it :3

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ElderGamer Aug 7 2010 replied:

That would be "We Want War" by These New Puritans


The link goes to the entire song (it's actually about 8 minutes) and it's music video.

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Tex1090 Aug 7 2010 replied:

Thank you! :D

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.sverek Aug 7 2010 says:

Jesus... STALKER on Source Engine!? Awesome!

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JLea Author
JLea Aug 8 2010 replied:

No no no no no D:

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weasle Aug 7 2010 says:


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Stalker_KY@ Aug 7 2010 says:

I liked the idea and the concept.
Look very hot !


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SolidFake Aug 8 2010 says:

hmmm, this kinda outruns blackmesa, in my mind at least...

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ProudOne Aug 8 2010 says:

Honestly, the Map of the Aral Sea region town looks more western than eastern. Use more blue in the overall colourset, that would fix it.

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Frehelias Nov 4 2010 says:

That is some incredibly good artwork.
It looks so real.

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