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Using your head to play Video games. Literally.

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Headtracking has been around sometime now. We've seen the eyetoy for the Playstation 2, and soon Project Natal. What about that old web camera you have? It isn't about the camera itself, just the software that drives it, even this can make Project Natal feel dumb.



This is an Episode 1 Engine feature, and we are currently porting over all of the code to the Orange Box Engine. It's been a bit difficult, but we've been getting help from the creator himself. The main feature we plan to implement is 3D space, and much to that effect, a real time scopr which we already have in-game.


It's like 3D, without the glasses. All done via some extra code, and a 10$ to 20$ web camera. As seen in the video the API is pretty smart, we've gone through some code to help track your face within a 2 second time frame, so the API gets used to where you commonly bring your head back too.


We've also been hard at work at adding Ironsights to City 17, which give a more cinematic gameplay feeling, and overall improves the quality of gameplay.

Iron Sights


As an added bonus, you can also see our new water effects!

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l

Haha, this is the most badass engine mod ever.

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~Mapster(WFc)
~Mapster(WFc)

haha, that's pretty awesome, although i don't like the 180 degree turn as it's faster just to use the mouse.

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

We aren't going to use that, or it be: "NECK PAINS HERE WE COME!"

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AgeNt_
AgeNt_

WOW now thats COOL!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Hehe, that is pretty neat. This mod just got a heck of a lot more interesting!

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Afnopo
Afnopo

Un-Beiliveable, all I can say is damn.

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Spooboy
Spooboy

That's very cool. Me want.

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ausbushman
ausbushman

Are these your videos?

Very cool to see this coming to a HL2 mod. Can't wait to play with the results.

And it's good to see some Johnny Lee inspiration getting around. Johnnylee.net

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

No not ours, but the author of the original code for the API interface.

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Dremth
Dremth

woah it makes it look 3d

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xscottx019
xscottx019

Teh, thats neat.

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Wow! nice work indeed.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

I thought this was an ep1 mod why are you porting it to OB?

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

It's been Orange box every since the OB version was released.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Oh...

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matthewdryden
matthewdryden

I want...to put that in my mod. Wow. Did you guys purchase the development license or use the free one?

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom

They used the free one. This is almost the same modifications made like the HL2 wii mod. Its all capable. Just needs a lot of programming know how.

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matthewdryden
matthewdryden

Hm. It says that you have to release the sourcecode if you do that...how does that work out?

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

No license needed, just some code made by the man in the video, and a an in-built API manager for the engine to recognize the camera.

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LemonFreeman
LemonFreeman

Holy Jesus, Thats Awsome :o

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Ekonk
Ekonk

Awesome. Tracking this mod.

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

Awesome, but i really wish i could see some recent footage of this with your mod..

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

We've been porting it over, and having said that, run into problems doing so. We've been in contact with the author, but when we do get it going we'll make another video.

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Ratchet66
Ratchet66

This is so cool!

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Tron619
Tron619

man that so cool i hope i dont break my neck

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Only 3d space would be used, we kept ironsights to a button press.

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Orion
Orion

Oh Bummer! I thought the Ironsight head tilt thingy was really sweet! Would you guys not reconsider that and maybe make it Optional for the player?

Anyhoo... Great to see this tech being integrated with a source mod like City 17! Now Watching! :)

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

That sounds like a good idea, maybe we can have this all controlled via options.

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Orion
Orion

It pleases me to hear that you think it's a good idea! I personally reckon that the more options made available to the player to customize their preferences via this tech would make the City 17 experience so much more enjoyable and immersive in the long run! I can't wait to see how it all develops! ;)

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Sorry for the low quality videos, moddb wasn't registering them as HQ.

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CnC_theft_auto
CnC_theft_auto

Hi! My dial up modem takes forever to load these videos, so can someone basically tell me what this is about. Something to do with controlling HL2 with yur webcam i think.

Thanx!

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Indeed, just simple head gestures, like looking through an actual window into a 3D world.

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myles
myles

Awesome,
Instead of getting RSI in your hands, you can get it in your neck too!

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PhyOS
PhyOS

Incredibly good. I can't wait to play this mod, you're doing a really good job.

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Thanks!

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l

I have to admit, the new water effect would benefit from the water being maybe more grimy? Fog, perhaps?

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geokes
geokes

Damn it! I'm gonna have to by a webcam, whats a good quality one for this?

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Logitech.

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Djehuty
Djehuty

TrackIR?

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Excellent use of up and coming technology and existing game engine utilisation. Top marks...

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Reyalsfeihc
Reyalsfeihc

lol great, now my neck can hurt even more while playing video games -_-

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

It be easier to sway your body then your neck.

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MrCake
MrCake

hmm.. If you don't use to violent motions I think this would be better for you neck then just staring at the screen.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Incredible work yet again xD. The only thing i think is you guys are putting to much work into a mod why not just get licensing and just make this a game.

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards

Because we are dead *** broke.

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Kattevoer
Kattevoer

stop frowning! ; D

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sCobra07
sCobra07

is there an API mod for hl2 out we can try? maybe just a plug-in type thing?

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sCobra07
sCobra07

that was a stupid question^ ignore it.

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Dr.Sean
Dr.Sean

This makes me want a a webcam.

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budric
budric

This looks amazing! Creating the illusion of 3D space just by manipulating the camera? I can't believe no one has thought of this before!

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