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Multiple demonstrational videos are included in this new post, stay tuned for more...

Posted by the*Joker on Jul 25th, 2010

This is a big, huge news update, so listen up... This is an updated Gameplay Video, scroll down a bit in order to see it.

Let's get down to the basics: FE is two Mods (You can probably call the older one "SMOD: First Encounter" and the other the actual "Unit 648: First Encounter). One side of it is a testing SMOD side where we decide and test on what weapons, enemies, and gameplay we are aiming for. That side is released already, so go try it at your own risk. That is the HL2 Mod portion. The other side is NON-SMOD and is where this Mod actually is, on the OB Engine. So please kindly 'STFU' and let us make the decisions here. We control this section of ModDb. I know we sound a bit harsh when we say it, but that's because we have a hard time trying to understand the confusion ourselves. The screenshots and the videos are from the SMOD portion, and I know most of you are probably confused but the new base is not even ready for screenshots or anything as of this moment.

Plus, it decided to crash on me after I made some changes, so I need to get that looked at. Meanwhile, don't be an idiot, read the news, and get caught up. The Alpha released was made for developers/beta testers and just because it has features from another Mod does NOT mean it was supposed to be final. All credits go that author for putting his/her hard work into it.

1. Old Beta Demonstration (lulz he died on Easy):

                 

Please, stay tuned for more news updates, gameplay videos, and upcoming mod feature announcements. Until next time, stay tuned.

UPDATE: We are gonna get some screenshots of the new base Campaign in a while, and until that happens, everything is currently in strict Alpha Development. The 'Old Alpha' is playable for now, but that is not final and I cannot give my word on where we are gonna go yet. Sorry for the confusion, this was a really bad Mod start we received and we are working hard to get back on track.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 25 2010, 11:58pm says:

Lol, you played on Easy you chicken ****... I laughed when he died at the end of the last video.

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the*Joker
the*Joker Jul 26 2010, 1:36am replied:

C'mon, I couldn't see where they were shooting from.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 2:09am replied:

You played on Easy, dude. Play on a harder mode and it gets a shitton tougher where they throw grenades at you and make your life a living hell lol...

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SolidFake
SolidFake Jul 26 2010, 8:16am replied:

rofl, calm down dude
better at when developers put in all the cheats to demonstrate something

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pupkin
pupkin Jul 26 2010, 4:52pm replied:

Yea, and I mean, Valve plays on Easy at presentations, as well...

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Jul 26 2010, 8:32pm replied: Online

The point of a demo is to get as much in as possible without having to worry about too many variables that can interfere and cause the presentation to require multiple sittings. He's showing some of what the player can expect, not competing for a pro-gaming championship. And guess what, you can pretend a difficulty setting makes you a better gamer, but you don't fight bots in a competition, so there's no valid comparison or reason to get on someone's case like that.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jul 26 2010, 3:01am says:

This has SMOD written all over it (exact same font, font color, stamina bar, free aiming, kicking, blood effects, etc).

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the*Joker
the*Joker Jul 26 2010, 3:10am replied:

"I know some of you people are believing we took the iron sight views and such from SMOD, I would like to point out that NOTHING in this mod is from SMOD, nothing. You have no right to accuse us or blame us for taking features from SMOD, as we did not. All the iron sight views were programmed from our programmer and leader, Brandon, all the weapons and animations were found on FPSBanana and GMOD, and all the models were hexed by our modeler."

The mod was based off of SMOD at one point, but even then, SMOD was made to be modded off of anyway, so no harm, no foul. We are slowly pushing away from the SMOD similarities, to avoid any unneeded criticism or accusations.

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ArchyFP
ArchyFP Jul 26 2010, 4:29am replied:

you guys remade SMOD, i don't know what else to say

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the*Joker
the*Joker Jul 26 2010, 4:32am replied:

You don't have to say anything, you have to read what I've been explaining to these people...

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Xylemon
Xylemon Jul 26 2010, 6:03am replied:

You should show it off when evrything SMOD is removed then. Right now, it just looks like a dumb clone.

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Xylemon
Xylemon Jul 26 2010, 3:19pm replied:

Nice my other comment is now just gone.

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Xylemon
Xylemon Jul 26 2010, 3:19pm replied:

Nice my other comment is now just gone.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 4:29pm replied:

Stop spamming, I deleted them. And why did you make 2 more pointless comments after I deleted one you just spammed...again...

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Jul 26 2010, 8:35pm replied: Online

Obsidian Conflict has the same font, lets all go over to their forums and start flaming.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 11:49pm replied:

Yeah, IDK why people get all hissy fit just because I used the same font. Look at SMOD: Outbreak, they used a different font and it is still SMOD.

Dunno why, because I like the blue font, because whenever I think of Metro-Cops or any Combine Unit; the color blue just pops up.

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jul 26 2010, 7:21am says:

wow wow wow, please keep the peace people!!!
please just believe this guy when he tells us that nothing is taken from SMOD, or show some prove. just accusing him is not done.
and even when it does look like SMOD then i still don't see the problem. SMOD is great and therefore this will be too for that reason.
although i do think it's a good decision to configure everything yourself so it will look less or not at all as SMOD.

please give these makers a chance, and wait with a final judgment till they have released it, for now it's a work in progress and we just have to thank them for all the time and effort that they put in this project.
it's o so easy to talk bad about projects, why do so, just to hurt the makers of it? because such comments do hurt, even when they are wrong. as modder you try to do you're best to offer the community a new mod, for that alone we should be polite to them.

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SolidFake
SolidFake Jul 26 2010, 8:18am replied:

you're the man, and that's a comment I like to read! :)

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[MI]Stalk
[MI]Stalk Jul 26 2010, 1:13pm replied:

Good ol' Spy still alive. =P Nice point.

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Maninblue999
Maninblue999 Jul 26 2010, 7:39am says:

This mod looks awesome, i dont give a **** if it looks like SMOD or if it tooks parts from it, as long as they dont say it is their own.

All that matters is that it is good.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Jul 26 2010, 7:43am says:

Completely feels like a SMOD - that's no bad point, SMODs are good for much fun.
Btw, you played on easy? Lolol...

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Jul 26 2010, 10:04am says:

SMOD.
Man, just search the SMOD: Tactical forums and you can get everything that there is on this mod, thirdperson is already there, just like this, the iron sights, the weapons, etc.

"Shut up, we didn't copy SMOD"
Yes you did, and if you really didn't, I saw those soldier skins at garrysmod.org, as well as the blood.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Jul 26 2010, 12:17pm replied:

lol, which one of them said they didn't copy it?
I mean, even blind ppl see that it's totally SMOD.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 1:27pm replied:

Adrian made these videos and uploaded them showing off the wrong content. The guns taken from SMOD: Redux were tests as well and the only thing that makes them necessary is I forgot to take them out. I doubt he actually knew what was going on when he showed off these videos so no need to start accusing.

What is really being tested here is the guns and the NPCs. We are trying to see what we want in the final (there will be no SMOD involved on the OB Engine FFS, this has been stated a million times and so have we said this is on SMOD).

It's like talking to 3 year olds who don't listen to what is being said. So let me make this clear:

Old Beta = Heavily modified SMOD
New Beta = OB Engine Mod

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wazanator
wazanator Jul 26 2010, 12:19pm says:

"all the weapons and animations were found on FPSBanana and GMOD"

And yet you don't give the people who made those any credit. If your going to use another persons work include them in the credits, it doesn't matter if you say things like "well were not claiming it as our own so we don't need to mention them".

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 1:19pm replied:

Ugh, dude. I really don't wanna get into this. If you looked back at the Beta release, you will notice that I did give credit.

I don't want to be mean because you can't ******* read, but, you need to seriously dig up actual facts next time.

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wazanator
wazanator Jul 26 2010, 1:24pm replied:

You shouldn't have to go digging to find the credits they should be right there on the summary page

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 4:31pm replied:

They were right there on the Old Beta release, where they SHOULD be.

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Kriegsherr
Kriegsherr Jul 26 2010, 1:25pm says:

Every time some1 on a game reloads a P90 by shoving the ammo clip on the lower part of the gun a kitty dies :p

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Unknown12345678900
Unknown12345678900 Jul 26 2010, 5:01pm replied:

Too true...

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Skepsis!
Skepsis! Jul 26 2010, 6:10pm says:

So you took SMOD Redux and added some weapon and NPC compiles? I realize you said you're going standalone with the Orange Box engine, but this isn't much of a demonstration even fore a prototype (if you can call it that).

I'm sure you can come up with some custom content given enough time, but I don't see the point of demonstrating this rainy day SMOD modification.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 6:52pm replied:

Ugh...read, these are all tests we are showing off. We want to demonstrate what weapons/enemies the community wants carried over. Joker explained it wrong to begin with, so the confusion lies with him.

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DevonWargod
DevonWargod Jul 26 2010, 9:00pm says:

I love how we seem to need to know how ironsights works.

Even though it's in just about... oh I don't know.... EVERY game.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 26 2010, 11:51pm says:

Yeah, I'm sorry. I was joking with him lol... I wanted him to play on a harder Mode so it might look like a challenge.

From what I saw, on the last video he died so...noobishly. Anyone notice that lol?

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dave_5430
dave_5430 Jul 27 2010, 10:11am says:

Who the **** cares if it's stolen or not it looks good so ******* do a barrel roll and die.

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 27 2010, 6:32pm replied:

I like barrel rolls? XD

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the*Joker
the*Joker Jul 27 2010, 7:02pm replied:

BARREL ROCK AND ROLL!

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 27 2010, 9:29pm replied:

Hey, I know this is off-topic but...

Who LIKES MY WOLF PREDATOR AVATAR?! :D

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attackzone974
attackzone974 Jul 28 2010, 2:38am says:

so the smod thingy is just for testing right?

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Velancious
Velancious Jul 28 2010, 3:32am replied:

Yeah, it's playable, even though it was really meant for the developers to mess with and to decide what we want to go with. In the end, it did its job, but caused a crapload of confusion as seen above.

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