The 2011 release is now referred to as a beta release- read the mod's "news" to see why. Download the beta in the mod's "downloads" section:

There is no fixed release date for the final version. I am alone when it comes to mapping and that takes time. I am working very hard at this so, God willing, it will be done. I do not want to compromise the quality and quantity of the maps.

The basic premise will still be the same in the final version:
The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future. Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl of Korean descent who has had enough. Oh and you can start fires with your mind. This makes your corporate owners very nervous...

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Hello everyone.

I haven't decided for or against a demo yet. I have asked around and the general consensus seems to be you have to release everything at once. I want to go old school with G String. If I can turn it into a game it will be all in one. No DLC, no hidden cost or early release or whatever is the trend these days.

I also want to really make sure it works when it's released. As much as possible I don't want to have to release quick fixes and patches after shipping... Of course there will be updates maybe 6 months later or something like that but those would just be updates to improve things not vital fixes hopefully.

I want to deliver a good game in one go, you know like the old days, remember those? You bought a game and you played it.

What's going on now is a final detail pass. Notice these images (minus the first one) have no fancy post processing on them- that is because I have to make sure it looks good without those enabled. I don't want to use the post effects as a crutch to make things look fine. Those effects are just a bonus, icing on the cake but it has to look good without those as well.

So here are some images, a bigger package this time to show that even though it takes time a lot is being done every day.

This is from the beta sewer area, revamped of course, it was right before you got on the wood plank and got carried by the water to the area with the huge pipe:

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This is new, dirty Tokyo/china type area:

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Vista time! Source Engine pain trying to make vast areas look good:

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This is new as well, very polluted Chinatown sector:

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When every area looks acceptable without effects turned on I can archive the first two acts which is the bulk of the game. Most of it is already fine but some places a re tad under detailed without the eye-candy enabled in my opinion so I am fixing that. Just doing finishing touches really but on a huge project like this even those can take weeks.

When the first two acts are saved I can focus on the ending which is another 10 maps but none of those have to be built from scratch so it won't take as long as it would normally take. I have prefabs galore and the visuals are nailed down. It's more a matter of assembling different elements and not building new maps from scratch.

So there you have it working hard... What can I say. Hopefully it will be good. :)

In the meantime, since I am still doing it for free, if anyone wants to donate it's appreciated. Special thanks to those who already did. Link on my YouTube channel:

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For everyone: thank you for your patience.

Eyaura

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One of the new features in G String will be a dogfighting sequence in space. We'd like to show you what's coming up and how we made it all possible!

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This was the G String BETA release on DEC 19, 2011. Back then this release was called simply G String- later as development of a newer version became...

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Welcome to the Editors Choice award for Mod of the Year 2012.

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The icon of the game is too big for Steam and overlaps other games in your library. I resized it to 16x16 so that it's the same size than the others...

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The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future. Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl...

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Terrorist495
Terrorist495

How work on a demo version progresses?

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura

In the end the general consensus is to release the finished game all at once. It was tested though so I am not working all in the dark, hopefully I am on the right track.

Putting out an Uplink style demo also when it comes out is something I may do though...

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filthybeast01
filthybeast01

I played through the original release version of this not too long after it came out, and remember being equal parts amazed and exasperated by it. Such innovative ideas, so much done superbly well, and yet other simple stuff left undone or done in evident haste. Not really surprising for such a huge mod done almost entirely by one self-taught teenager.
I am glad to see you are working to make this live up to it's full potential, instead of just moving on to something else. Other modders whose early work could use polishing should follow your example.
Looking forward to the updated version.

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura

Thanks for the encouraging words. :)

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Endlessvoyage
Endlessvoyage

So in the beta's sound/pirate directory, there is a mix6.mp3 file that plays back audio from a presentation given by Dolores Cannon (I think).

Do you have any idea where I can find the entire lecture? I tried typing pieces of the transcript into different search engines, but I wasn't able to find a match.

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura

Sadly I forgot what videos those are from. :( Been a long time.

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Endlessvoyage
Endlessvoyage

Hey Eyaura, I am wondering, do you view people who enjoy playing excellent Half-Life 2 mods through Steam on Windows XP as: hopeless fanatics, enthusiastic connoisseurs of functional software, or both?

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura

Yeah. I do watch a lot of source engine related content on YT. XP was good I used it for a long time but yeah it's time to move on.. ;(

Accursed makes some good points about Steam's move.

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Endlessvoyage
Endlessvoyage

I know there are standalone source mods that operate independently from Steam.

What operating system do you use for PC gaming?

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura

I think there is a standalone version of the beta floating around... Seem to remember seeing in on some Russian torrent site.

I use windows 10 now.

If G String becomes a retail game on Steam I am sure a standalone version will surface somewhere... I plan on going old school with it no updates every week. Maybe once a year, you know collecting feedback and fixing some minor issues. But no more.

I want to focus on other things: release the soundtrack and dev pack containing older versions of maps for developers but that's probably gonna be released here not on Steam.

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At first let me tell you that I review the 1.0 version here. This mod is one single masterpiece. It takes a place now in my hall of fame hl2 mod list in my head, I wish I could give it a 10, I really wish, but sadly there are some flaws which makes it impossible todo so for me. The good things: This mod does have a straight out amazing atmosphere. Everything fits, the level design is impressive to revolutioning. You walk over house roofs then down to the canals to get back into a house to cross…

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