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The were all taken from level 19, they clearly show the large size of the level.

Posted by SPY-maps on Jun 15th, 2013

People who have played sp-mappacks or sp-mods of mine before know that i love to make large maps. Specially with HL2 (and its episodes) it is also a good thing to make large levels for another reason as just having large levels for the fun of playing them.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Maybe it is a good thing to explain this again here because quit a lot
people ask me why i make them so large, or even dislike the size of them
because of the large uploading time.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Ofcourse is it true, large levels will make the loading time of each level much larger as from small levels. But, that is only one time with each level, and when you consider that each level takes about a small hour to play then it isn't such a big deal.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Now the benefit of such a large level; each time you die in Hl2 and its episodes the time it takes to get alive again, (get back in the game again) is only 1 sec or even less. That is the main reason why i also choose for large levels.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Ofcourse are they also so large because it emerges you much more in the game play as say in a little level, when you have to load a new level each 5 or 10 minutes.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

I work hard to optimize each level to the fullest so there are no frame rate drops any were, not even in the large open outdoor areas. Because nothing can spoil your gameplay fun as much as low fps! And it is really easy to optimize levels to the fullest with Hammer, the HL2 editor.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Well, there is not much more to say for now. I have started with level 20 of the 21 levels of this mod, and as i said before, level 21 is for the biggest part already finished. So the completion of this mod gets closer and closer. I will not go in to naming a date, because that gives always trouble. I work daily hard to get this mod out this summer.

7 more screenshots of the last 40 screens

Thanks again for reading and following my latest mod. Should you be interested in any of my other HL2 (and episodes ) sp mods then please check my Moddb page. And should you be interested in any of my sp-mods for other fps like Doom3, Sof2, Prey, COD1 and 2 and other games then please check my own website because over the last 12 years i have made quit a lot of them actually, lol.

Thanks again,

(nearly forgot, the last 2 weeks or so JoshZemlinsky is helping me out with the weapons, there animations, skins and there ammo boxes. I am very glad with his help, he is very good in these things. Next update i will show more about this, and ofcourse about the next level.)

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DarkShift Jun 15 2013 says:

I think it would be cool to think about a torrent file for this mod, like Black Mesa, it'll be such a large file to download.

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SPY-maps Jun 15 2013 says:

Thanks for commenting DarkShift, and you are right.
I have been thinking about a torrent file to, although i haven't really decided yet. A good friend of mine, Baltic, had a server from which it probebly can be downloaded to, like my other mods.

So, i have to decide yet, but a torrent is indeed one of the possibilities.


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Duruk Jun 19 2013 says:

The second screenshot looks very surreal I like that one.

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SPY-maps Jun 21 2013 says:

thanks Duruk, and yes, it does look kind of strange and i like that to.
What a bit of fog all can do, right?
(because without the fog it wouldn't be so surreal as it now is, lol)


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jjawinte Jun 24 2013 says:

Lovely as always Leon. I particularly like enjoy nice particle effects work in a good mod.

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SPY-maps Jun 24 2013 says:

you are right Jjawinte, i do to!
therefore you will find a lot of particles in this mod, they help me to give the ambiance a extra realistic feel to it.


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