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Run. Think. Shoot. Live. Again! A year worth of the update is here, tons of media and 22 minutes of video.

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Half-Life 2 : MMod

Oh Hello, this is Gunship Mark II, again.

First of all - story time again!

Guess what? I've started all over again! I mean from the latest news update, there are a reasons for that. Well, first reason is that old version became a junkyard of my ideas and started overloading mod with crap. The second one is the version of Source2013 branch i used was unstable, sometimes it would crash the game for no reason. And third one is i felt that mod is going nowhere.

But never fear, most of cool stuff from previous version is here, even better it is on most stable Source2013 engine branch now!

Well, this year ( 2014 ) was spent with a lot of fun stuff, like learning C++, having sexual congress with Source VGUI, gathering more experience in Source material and particle system, coding more and more stuff in C++

Let's now talk about what's new, shall we!

Pretty much everything is done from scratch, every particle ssytem, every line of code. Current features are :

New Main Menu based from Open-Source GUI, which includes main menu music playback

New Post Processing shaders like : Film Grain, Lens Dirt, Cinematic Overlay with blue tint and chromatic aberration, Color Gradient, Cross Processing for more vivid colors, Anamorphic Bloom, Bokeh DoF and FXAA

New Particle effects : new muzzle flash effects, new explosion effects, new bullet impact effects, eject brass smoke and sparks, new combine energy ball effects, new tracer effects and more!

All new misc features like : L4D2 Muzzle Lighting, more blood option ( decals ) for all your naughty needs, blood which can be casted on every object in the game, flashlight attachment, immersive camera, camera roll and experimental dynamic grass.

There's also a lot more small changes, like combine soldiers can now jump over things, hardened AI. Also mod now has it's own "custom" folder which can hold every your change, that means every asset from the web is fully compatible with the mod, infact sounds, viewmodels, retextures you see on video are downloaded from gamebanana for testing purposes ( and they worked without any changes to them ) and most likely they won't be included into mod.

And one of the main features - Everything is configurable through all new VGUI based menu ( no more fiddling with console commands ), 98% of the mod features can be entierly turned off/on realtime. Don't like something? - Turn it off!

If you are looking for realism in this mod - then you can safely avoid and ignore it.

So, let's go through media!

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New muzzleflashes, yay!

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What's that? Crossbow now has proper scope? Awesome!

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Now let's get to some brand new 22 minutes of gameplay :


Welp, this is all for now, there's more to be done and for love of pancakes - don't ask for release date.


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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Just remember, almost any new viewmodel, sound, retexture you see is not a part of the mod, those assets can be downloaded separetely and hooked up with "custom" mod foler which functions like any other steampipe "custom" folder. Happy Times!

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

(buried)

What makes this different than something like Cinematic MOD?

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Everything except few similar post effects. Check the video, all new features are there. I along forgot to mention MapAdd scripts ( similar to smod, but with VHE syntax ). There also will be few more new weapons for good measure.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

(buried)

You're over simplify it - imagine if what ever company makes COD now days replied to my question like that.

Everything is different, but you can't list things because we're all-knowing masterminds?

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Are you kidding me? Am i some big company? I am just a modmaker. Can't list things, seriously? Have you ever read the article? List of features are there. Have you seen video? List of new features there too. What's wrong?

Those features i listed in the comments are just planned or work in progress. And why oh why do you compare this mod to Cinematic Mod? This mod goes totally diffirent approach and i never said it's a rival to Cinematic Mod.

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(buried)

silly **** face bellend

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Nice comeback, right before you deleted your comments and ran off!

Keep on deleting your comments, i will un-delete them to show off how truly ignorant you are.

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(buried)

I know, I'm in bits.

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(buried)

- Oh, and just to clear my cool-font name of any wrong-doing; this comment wasn't meant to be made public. I cocked up leaving it in the comment reply e-mail.

I'm past the on-page deleting fresh-hold, and it keeps being undeleted.

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(buried)

I was not comparing you to other game makers, I'm saying that you can't just class-name some cool (well) aspects of your MOD and say it separates it from the other twelve thousand HL2 graphical MODs.

I really wanted to have a proper, friendly & clean debate, or rather, discussion, about this - but, well, crikey that minus number is big!

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Already told what similarities are, few post effects and that's all. Other features are pretty unique, plus some of them are work in progress. There's only few graphical mods for half-life 2, 2 of them are released ( Cinamtic Mod and another mod with ENB ).

Friendly? Comes from a guy who said "silly **** face bellend" ( I.imgur.com ) towards me, cool!

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(buried)

Searching on Google I found 'About 165,000 results' with the search terms 'HL2 graphical MOD'. Now, of-course by the time you filter and whittle them down to the actual MOD downloads and not just pages like this, or Twitterbook posts, you'd certainly find more than just two!

ModDB doesn't hold every MOD for every game that's ever been produced, and also searching on ModDB for the same search string returned 534 results.

Why couldn't we of just had this sort of discussion before-hand, rather than you strining it out into personal remarks? Which is kinda' what I'm doing now.

Oh, and of-course I was being nice, I just messed around with the e-mail notifications before I removed my original comment.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Aaaand most of them from diffirent versions from Cinematic Mod or ENB mod, also from Half-Life 2 Enhancement mod, which is unreleased.

I didn't said i rely on moddb to search for mods, i know how to borwse the web.

Why? Because you are difficult to talk with :

I.imgur.com
I.imgur.com
I.imgur.com
I.imgur.com

Such a nice guy!

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

(buried)

Why are you making it personal? Grow up you silly boy, I'm trying to have a debate about games with you! Do you play games? Are you a gamer? Just ******* converse for Christ's sake - or just delete the thread!

Dear O' me.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Great job on trying to change the subject. Yes, we are talking about games, you know, Half-Life 2 mods which stands for graphical modifications.

Nah, it'll be here from now on, i am sure people will have fun reading it. Don't take the fun stuff from people.

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(buried)

You're strange, and I don't like arguing with people on lower mental calibers than me (LOL), so I ask you do not keep restoring the comments I delete.

It's not that I think I'm in any wrong, but I don't have the stamina to keep up with pictures of Star-Trek - haha.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Nah i'm fine, just having a good time. You keep on insulting people, i am not the first one, poor Leon from SPYMaps. If insulting people makes you feel better or stronger somehow, or even if it makes you feel right, then it's totally fine.

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(buried)

Always capitalize 'I' when you refer to yourself.

Having a good time cluttering the **** outta' this page? http://www.gianteagle.com/ProductImages/PRODUCT_NODE_689/25800022496.jpg

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

I am not into that kind of fetish, sorry, i'll leave it to you. Keep going with the insults, you're definitely have skills with that!

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(buried)

Chicken foods are fetishes? ******* hell, you're lacking the chicken dinner - certainly no winner-winner!

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

I war referring to this : "Having a good time cluttering the **** outta' this page?". You better stick to insults, your humor attempts are a bit cringe worthy, thanks!

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(buried)

We've only gone and hit an influx, Doctor!

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SweetBulma
SweetBulma

Everyone hit the "Report member" button.

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(buried)

I already have.

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(buried)

It's since been removed, but to the individual that asked for everyone to 'hit that report button!';

Breaking the TOS of this site and being mass-reported are two different things.

Should I also go as far to say that this thread is a one-sided argument?

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Removing your comments, causing mine to pile up, and restoring old edits with spelling mistakes - really? Oh grab a life, you knobber.

I didn't mean anything by this thread, and you know it. Blew it way out of proportion.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

All my comments are up, your statement is false! We might also hit comment chain limit which causes some comments to stack to wrong chain, we're such a great team!

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I ain't teaming with shite! - Well, I guess I am. And you're lying, that. It's not like I normally make three separate comments to reply to someone. Why would I?

Regardless, why are you and all the rest of the karma-people being so hostile? I ain't done anything wrong. This is, like, the worst case of being an arse to someone who don't deserve it.

Simple as can be, this thread has just become a gimmick, where whatever I say is going to attract profile-reports and karma. Is it mass-misinterpretation that perhaps exclamation marks mean anger, or that asking a not-particularly hard-hitting question is not allowed on ModDB?

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

I will give you images of this conversation tomorrow from "view deleted" side, do not worry, I don't have reasons to lie.

I am not hostile at all, it's clear as crystal. Why people starting to decrease your virtual karma? Because you are simply rude, and it really shows in here and in chat logs. You called me "silly **** face bellend" for no reason, I was simply correcting you and giving away the facts, you added me on steam just to insult me even more and you still keep doing it here, that should be obvious, come on! Why do you even care about virtual karma so much?

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I didn't say that I cared about my 'virtual' karma, I was just 'stating the facts' - like you.

You're blowing that funny bellend remark out of proportion, you k̲n̲o̲w that I did that because of our old chats on Steam/ my profile, and then deleted the thread so it'd only appear in an e-mail. If you ask me, you're just tryna' get me in trouble by restoring it everytime I delete it.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

No I am not, and that is not a remark nor it's funny, it's a direct rude speech towards me. Don't even try to use 4-6 months old story, it's not related here at all, you were rude there and you haven't learned anything. I did'n deleted it, come on, don't try to avoid it with lies, it'll get you nowhere.

Trouble? Come on, no one giving you threats here, you're safe! You just be less rude to people and try to respect others, that's so simple.

I will restore this conversation everyday, as a reminder of our great collaboration. People also will use you as an example of "how to not behave", isn't it great?

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SweetBulma
SweetBulma

Don't feed the troll, let the troll starve. ;)

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

He's not a troll, he's totally serious, and this is truly sad.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Looks good, hope this is out soon!

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TheJones
TheJones

Would you be able to give us a guesstimate on the release date?

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Jisatsu-kun
Jisatsu-kun

"and for love of pancakes - don't ask for release date." Author's note. Read everything before you comment.

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TheJones
TheJones

loloops... can't delete it. Crap. Sorry Gunship!

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

That's fine, no worries c:

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TheJones
TheJones

Thanks :3

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Fantastic job, I believe you just topped fakefactory's cinematic mod! :D

I could only imagine how much work went into all of this. I wonder how many hours it took to get to this stage. Probably best not to dwell on that :P

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Marek33
Marek33

Great job! I can’t wait to play this mod.

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R0807C0K3
R0807C0K3

Can you please tell us the release date?

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Very nice. Yeah I to would like to know when this baby is coming.

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar

THIS IS SA-WEEEET.

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pegran
pegran

rad

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SweetBulma
SweetBulma

Amazing, just amazing.

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freredarme
freredarme

Niiiiceeee !
Author made nice work on Wilson Chronicles and now he made amazing stuff on HL2 MM ! Good luck ;)

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JonnyBoy0719
JonnyBoy0719

looks very cool, keep it up :)

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