Xash3D is the powerful independent open-sourced 3D-engine, aimed for high compatibility with GoldSource engine formats (maps, models, textures, sounds, entities etc.), but with the intention to be an advanced platform for modmaking or game development. Technically it has been built from a scratch, using as totally original ideas, as some ideas from other 3D-engines. Xash3D overcomes obsolete GoldSource engine's limits and provides for you a new quality of gaming experience and modmaking capabilities, as extended map, model, texture & sound formats with higher limits, possibility to implement custom renderers with dynamic lighting and other modern features. Xash3D is the easy-to-use base to play existing Half-Life mods & create something new, impossible with GoldSource. Years of development & testing allowed to make from Xash3D a perfect mix of high compatibility with common GoldSource standards & high openness to creative modmaking ideas.
Total technological overhaul! Map format, model format and animation system, renderer, mapping tools. Raytraced shadows.
Development of the update has come a long way. Please note that this update applies to literally all the aspects:
New custom level compilers were developed
improved performance, vertex lighting support and ability to compile Quake 3 maps (Bezier curves)
Major update for Model format
Renderer was rewritten
Levels were recompiled with new compilers supporting vertex lighting of models
The archive contains complete game, no additional resources required.
Do not forget to apply this crucial patch
The default settings are strange. These are the same settings that Elber did for the old version 1.0. Even the mouse look is disabled for some reason. Don't worry, you can take the config from already configured Paranoia 2.
scripts.pak contains rendercvars.txt. Not a config, just a list of console variables that one can change to tweak main graphics settings. Honestly, these ones had to be added to graphical preset configs, but I haven't had time to do this.
Shaders are in core.pak.
gl_deferred 1 - deferred lighting with raytraced shadows (2nd renderer, some effects not implemented)
gl_deferred_fullres_shadows - high quality shadows for GTX750 and up
gl_deferred_tracebmodels - brushmodel shadows
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protip: start typing console command and then hit Tab to display available commands matching your input. Run game as paranoia2.exe -help to create help.txt with all available options. This is a feature of Xash3D.
do not forget to apply a patch