Have you ever considered you else was in the same HEV suit?Who else fought for survival in the Black Mesa Research Facilities during the resonance cascade?Take control of Dr.William Jones and play through the cold Black Mesa corridors for your survival.A mod for Half Life 1.

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The first update of Deflections for 2015. After a long period of silence, it's time for Dr. William Jones to come back!

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Hello Moddb!

After a long, long silence, I present you the first update for 2015 (and the first in years!) of Deflections. Yay! So, what's been up with me and my mod? Well, for starters, and as I mentioned many times before, this mod is not and never will be, dead. The past couple of years I had absolutely no free time to continue it. But, after I took my degree in the University (finally!) and after I finished, last year, with my service in the army, I am finally back in modding.

Water Control Station a

What are the plans for Deflections? Well, for the time being, I am making new maps and not remaking old ones. Though it has been very little work left to do on some of the old ones, I will do it at a later time. For now, I work a chapter that takes place in the cold and remote Sector G Black Mesa Water Control Station which, along with the Hydroelectric Dam, provide clean water throughout the facility. Well, at least it provided before the events unfolded after the Resonance Cascade :) . You are there just after Gordon Freeman has opened the dam's hatches.

Also, after the completion of this Chapter, I'll finally start to do the outdoor maps. As you may remember, Deflections takes part both in Black Mesa and in a city during the Portal Storms. I said many times that I'll start working on the second part of the mod but... I do love the indoor areas of Black Mesa much better :) But, after I wrap the indoor maps up, it's time to get a hand on the outdoor ones!

Water Control Station b

In addition, I plan to make a new trailer or teaser, to show some of the action and areas of the mod. Again, I planned many times to make one, but I did not had the rig to do it. I was working (for many years) on a laptop that had a graphics card that did not support OpenGL, so no FRAPS and no VHE for me back then. How I made my mod till recently? On the very first version of WorldCraft! Many of you may not even know the editor, but, let's just say it was ancient stuff :) Since I have a new PC now, I work exclusively (and finally) on VHE. And I can at last record stuff on FRAPS. As for the old maps made in WorldCraft, they all have been reworked through VHE and are ready to go. Expect, as I said, of a small number of them (around 6 in a mappack of 80+ maps).

Water Control Station c

So, when to expect a new update? Hopefully, you will not wait so long this time. In the next couple of months I plan to have both some new pics and a new video on Deflections page! Cross your fingers!

As for InDeFi, the group which I was part and was working on two other mods, The Infected (HL) and Firestorm (OF), has gone silent. Both my teammates, 23-down and Neclipse, have so many stuff to do, that they just don't have time right now to continue their mods. And I can't help either, since I have my hands full with Deflections. But, they do not consider their projects dead, but simply "on ice". Just as how Deflections was till today. Be kind and pay a visit on their mods' pages too. Maybe this whole thing will start a modding fever among us once again :) :


Thanks once again for being around and for all your support on Deflections. I deeply appreciate it and I hope that one day, Deflections will see the light of day as a full, long and fun mod. Enjoy the current update and stay tuned for more!

Greetings,Thanoshld aka Thanoshltbeginning


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Capt.Host
Capt.Host

Definitely going to follow this mod. It's always great to see a comeback.

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Thanks mate, much appreciated!

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23-down Creator
23-down

Hey nice update my friend.. It's good to have you back...

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Thanks 23! And thank you all for your support, without you this update wouldn't be possible.

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Marek33
Marek33

Great to see this mod alive! I'm waiting definitely for this one.

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Thanks mate! I hope you'll not wait too long :)

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Marek33
Marek33

It’s better to wait for quality than be disappointed.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Great to see this come back from hibernation ^^

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Great to see all of you still here to notice :)

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um

"this mod is not and never will be, dead"
Never say never, bro. Most HL mods end up going peacefully into the night now that we're post-Black Mesa.

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Yep, never say never indeed but in InDeFi we have the backup plan that if all three mods fail to be completed, the maps that are ready will be combined into one new mod and get released. So, Deflections, or at least it's maps, will be released one way or the other :)

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um

Coming from someone who worked on Opposing Force 2, where our final plan was to just release everything as-is which didn't happen, I do hope this fall-back plan happens!

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Thanoshld Author
Thanoshld

Well, work is continuous at least at two out of three of InDeFi's mods, so it does not seem that we will initiate this back-up plan any time soon :) For the time being, you can check out this mod Moddb.com . It is made by one of InDeFi's members and lead developer of the Opposing Force mod Firestorm as a side mod and it is at a Beta Testing stage right now.
As for Opposing Force 2, it was a sad day when you've canceled its development. It was one of the best looking mods for the Source engine, if not the best, along with Black Mesa.

Thanks again for passing by :)

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