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The team talks about the upcoming demo for this weekend, and brings a lot of new media!

Posted by MenteR on Jan 24th, 2011


It's been quite a while since I, MenteR, don't write an update myself. I may not have the amazing writing skills of our storyline coordinator: Spooboy, but this update is an informative, quick update to get your fingers ready for the demo that we're preparing for you guys. And guess what? It comes this weekend.

OF2 - A calm, beaultiful morning on Crossfire
NPCs getting along on Crossfire.

The first demo of Opposing Force 2 is called "The Stadium Demo", and it carries the name for a reason. On this demo we focused solely on NPCs and weapons, and for this, we have made a stadium map similar to Sven-Coop's. On this map, you'll be able to spawn a bunch of HL2 and OF2 NPCs, spawn barricades, spawn props and press a button that casts the incredible Michael Bay mode, which triggers a lot of explosions throughout the stadium. All that by simplying pressing buttons all around. We'll also include of2_forest_contact, one of the Deadlock Conflict maps, which is being designed by one of our mappers, Hazard24, as a bonus. And finally, the Crossfire map for all your unecessary needs of exploding nukes and spamming NPCs.

OF2 - Stadium
The stadium. Arena for NPC and weapon testing.

Being completely sincere, we did not include a few weapons and NPCs. However, you can make sure that our team is working hard on them. This month only, our subversion had more than 200 revisions. Which means, estimatively 8 assignments (including models, maps, NPCs, weapons, and so on) got finished per day. So worry not, because this is not going to be our only demo. We plan on releasing a longer demo with the full weapon arsenal and the complete list of NPCs in game in one or two months.

Let's give a stop on the words. Here's a beaultiful compilation of our most recent media:

OF2 - Wasteland (Mysterious Submarine) OF2 - Wastelands (Mysterious Submarine) - UPDATED
OF2 - H&K SMG II OF2 - M40A3
OF2 - Wastelands (The Mining Town) OF2 - Deadlock Conflict
OF2 - Dark Passage OF2 - Wastelands (The Pit Drones' Lair)

Relaxing, wasn't it? It'll be even more relaxing for you to know that we plan on releasing full game chapters separately. That way, we don't keep you guys waiting an year for a full release, which, most of times, is full of glitches. And once all chapters are complete, we'll release the actual full game with a coop mode. Multiplayer? Who knows.

This is it guys, thanks for supporting us throughout 3 years of development, that are now finally coming closer and closer to a final result. We thank you, but thank these guys for making it all possible. Opposing Force 2 is:

Matthew "MenteR" Graef - Project Lead, Mapper, Storyline Coordinator
Daniel "Ferdam" Dammous - Key Member Modeler and Rigger
Christopher "Chris528" Whalen - Key Member Programmer
Steven "Steve-O" Gosling - Modeler, Texturer and Sound Artist
Jonathan "Jpe" Elliott - Mapper and Storyline Coordinator
Thomas "Hazard24" Jokinen
- Mapper and Texturer
Jared "CooL" O'Brien - Voice Actor
Michael "Althewaterbuffalo" Cole - Voice Actor
Sean "Fthree" Welgemoed - Modeler, Texturer and Animator
Reid "Spooboy" Hanson - Storyline Coordinator and Writer
John "jjsullivan" Sullivan - Modeler
Jacob "Firegod522" Robbins - Particle Artist and Mapper
Christian "the-outcast" Rodriguez - Modeler and Texturer
Tom "Flon22" Fallon - Modeler and Texturer

Written by MenteR and Spooboy
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Hoizen
Hoizen Jan 24 2011, 7:34pm says:

Great news to hear. Good work.

I wish I got the chance to work in a well rounded team like that :P

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416 Jan 24 2011, 7:37pm says:

a dream has come true..

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Spazz1996
Spazz1996 Jan 24 2011, 7:39pm buried:

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if only Black Mesa Source could get this far

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MenteR Author
MenteR Jan 24 2011, 7:40pm replied:

They are even more far than us. Stop saying stuff like that.

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri Jan 24 2011, 8:05pm buried:

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Yea black mesa is its own game at this point not a mod anymore. thus due to all the new things that were added they have loads of bugs which must be found & fixed. They are kinda like Ivans Secrets in that their mod is maxing out the source engine to its limits.

As for the demo I look forward to playing & critiquing it. As usually ill have issues with realism but that's a matter of my own personal opinion so don't take it too seriously. Ill be satisfied if game play is fun & addictive.

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MenteR Author
MenteR Jan 24 2011, 8:09pm replied:

Hahaha Ivan's Secrets maxing out the Source engine? The only mod that's maxing out Source engine nowadays is Dear Esther. Ivan's Secrets is FAR from pushing Source to its limits.

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sixcentgeorge
sixcentgeorge Jan 25 2011, 11:46am buried:

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adding PhysX to the hl2 engine is doing better than its creator .
by the way valve is no longer a game maker

can not wait to test your demo ;']

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jo291
jo291 Jan 29 2011, 10:43am replied:

How is valve no longer a game maker? I do not understand.

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Yams
Yams Jan 25 2011, 2:40pm replied:

Finally someone who I can agree with.

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Velancious
Velancious Jan 24 2011, 8:30pm replied:

Black Mesa: Source is just sorting through crap right now. It should be done within a few months at the most is my guess.

Anyway, back on topic: This is incredible news! I also must say I love you guys for seeing such great work every now and then! It's only gotten better and better every time I've seen it!

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chopper587
chopper587 Jan 24 2011, 8:37pm says:

AWESOME! great work guys!

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MitchellS
MitchellS Jan 24 2011, 8:47pm buried:

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Hi

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Colossal_Dragon
Colossal_Dragon Jan 24 2011, 9:11pm says:

AWESOME :D

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Jan 24 2011, 9:59pm says:

Fantastic news, I cant wait :D

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Seaal
Seaal Jan 24 2011, 10:04pm says:

:O OMG! I've waiting for this my hole life! I cannot wait!

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um Jan 24 2011, 10:32pm replied:

I agree with everything this man said.

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27 Jan 24 2011, 10:54pm says:

That's great to hear, MenteR. But you didn't specify which SP maps or chapters in the campaign we will be trying out for the demo. I wasn't even sure if this demo is going to be all MP maps with AI bots, since those are mentioned.

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MenteR Author
MenteR Jan 25 2011, 12:08am replied:

On this demo, as I mentioned, there won't be many campaign chapters. Only one map from Deadlock Conflict.

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sasasa
sasasa Jan 24 2011, 11:39pm says:

wicked.. HUD

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levan563 Online
levan563 Jan 24 2011, 11:43pm says:

good news
cant wait =)

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Half_Kill
Half_Kill Jan 25 2011, 12:22am says:

Wow I can't wait for this, you guys are doing the right thing releasing the game in parts, keep up the hype + motivation :)

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Jan 25 2011, 12:29am buried:

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Who cares, this is the lamest mod ever

:trollface:

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Seaal
Seaal Jan 26 2011, 2:07pm replied:

You my sir, I give a big thumbs down.

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Jan 26 2011, 7:06pm replied:

Hahaha you are funny. You really though I was being serious...?

Go check the images. You'll found my comments saying that this mod is awesome since early 2009.

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MenteR Author
MenteR Jan 26 2011, 11:12pm replied:

Hahahaha those are some sharp trained military karma-clickers.

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Jan 27 2011, 1:26pm replied:

Damn yes, they don't even stand a simple joke.

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LPFreak
LPFreak Jan 25 2011, 2:08am says:

Gosh, gosh. Good! :D

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Light_Kill
Light_Kill Jan 25 2011, 5:50am says:

Awesome media =0

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KaNaR
KaNaR Jan 25 2011, 6:27am says:

Looking forward to this :)
I hope it's as good as it's look and not too short

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Jike
Jike Jan 25 2011, 7:24am says:

lol you got more modellers than mappers! :D

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um Jan 25 2011, 8:44am replied:

Menter is so awesome that he counts for ~3 mappers.

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Hannibal0
Hannibal0 Jan 25 2011, 7:35am says:

Somebody call the ambulance, I think my heart has stopped beating when I read this!

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Jan 25 2011, 8:46am says:

Can't wait for the demo, going to buy some Red Bull. This is going to be a loooong weekend.

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Gen.Kenobi
Gen.Kenobi Jan 25 2011, 9:21am says:

Amazing :)

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SausageEggs
SausageEggs Jan 25 2011, 9:26am says:

Cannot wait =D

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luqadoo
luqadoo Jan 25 2011, 9:51am says:

Yay :)

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DNR3
DNR3 Jan 25 2011, 10:01am says:

**** YEAH, I wasn't expecting a coop mode, thats awesome :D

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Tracha
Tracha Jan 25 2011, 10:09am says:

YESH! YESH! :D

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.#BlackouT
.#BlackouT Jan 25 2011, 10:12am says:

a demo would be very nice to test this ******* nice game hope too hear soon from this ;)

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zaps
zaps Jan 25 2011, 10:51am says:

Nice to see this MenteR I'm looking forward to see how it will turn out.

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GarrettTheQuiet
GarrettTheQuiet Jan 25 2011, 11:09am says:

That sounds great!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Jan 25 2011, 12:06pm says:

Holy sh... amazing.

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nerdenstein
nerdenstein Jan 25 2011, 12:24pm says:

Excellent Work!! :D

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb Jan 25 2011, 12:57pm says:

One word on this mod's development: Consistency.

Keep up the awesome. :)

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anding
anding Jan 25 2011, 1:15pm says:

Highly positive.

That's a one small step for a player, one giant leap for dev team.

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ThrillerProd
ThrillerProd Jan 25 2011, 2:08pm says:

GREAT !!

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altercuca
altercuca Jan 25 2011, 4:20pm says:

this is awesome news!!! gr8 work guys!

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Pheist
Pheist Jan 25 2011, 4:32pm says:

Serious question: How does the storyline of Opposing Force 2 differ from Awakenings? I am looking forward to anything dealing with Opposing Force. I liked some parts of Awakenings, but this sounds more like my type of mod.

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MenteR Author
MenteR Jan 25 2011, 7:08pm replied:

It's different because this is a few months after the Seven Hour War. Awakening takes place 10 years after OF2.

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xilefian
xilefian Jan 25 2011, 8:13pm says:

can't wait to see the mapping in this mod for myself!

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