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Update 0 - Welcome!

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Man, how far we have come since 2010, and that old 1997 mod, huh? Anyways, besides acting like this project has been ongoing for 7 years to feel smug about it, let’s dive right into some questions you all might have about this 48th attempt at a beta mod! This post will go up on both Preliminary, and Shaft because this will have information on both mods.

What is Preliminary, and why?

Well, Preliminary is a beta mod (yes, another one) that aims to be as accurate as possible with the current knowledge we have on Half-Life's development. The idea is to recreate different builds, and feature major chapter changes, and other content from that era of development. What is currently being worked on is an E3 1998 era build with the 3 chapters featured in the videos from that event. After that, I'm not too sure what I'm going to do next, but I have some ideas. The main reason for working on this is to test the waters with this pre-release of the new Xash3d build, and to have something that can be released to everyone during this pause in development for Shaft.

Here is a small game play video of the offices with that terrible widescreen stretching the original e3 footage had for some reason:

What happened to Shaft?

It died... Nah, it's still going strong. A while back a new version of Xash3d (the thing I mentioned above) was announced, and it featured tons of fixes, and redone code to mimic GoldSrc that much more, and I knew it would be beneficial to Shaft to wait for its release. The new version is planned to release on December 13th of this year, so you should see development again in 2018.

Website, and other info!

While we are still on the subject of Shaft, we also had a website made for the mod. For a good while now... Yea, sorry for not making any official news here. The kind people at Half-Life Creations allowed us to get a website hosted, and now we have that! It mainly has an archive of all the media related to Shaft, and also a preview for a e-book about the history of the mod. So, go check all that out over HERE.

Conclusion.

Well, that's all I can think of at the moment. As always, thanks for supporting us, and the stupid time wasters we work on! I also want to thank the people who have assisted me over the years with all my dumb questions, and assistance on getting whatever I'm not capable of doing, done. I've only improved myself, and the content I make from the help of others like you! The last thing I will drop is a link to our Discord server for those who want to talk to us, see any recent news from us, or just hang out and play some games (yes, I know we should do more game nights with the fans.). Discord link is HERE. Anyways, thanks for reading!!

Progress Update 3.5

Progress Update 3.5

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Some of the dev team sits down an shows what we have been working on, or have had stored up for half a year in a nice really impromptu video!

Programming Progress 02

Programming Progress 02

News 27 comments

The next installment in the series of videos where I show you what I accomplish when I stay up to extreme hours of the night.

Programming Progress 01 [Progress Update 3]

Programming Progress 01 [Progress Update 3]

News 32 comments

It’s a long overdue update to show what major feats have been happening over the past 6 months. Featuring a new video, and me droning on about what...

Shooting up monsters in 60fps!

Shooting up monsters in 60fps!

News 21 comments

New gameplay video in slick 60fps, and new menu backgrounds to admire while you adjust you adjust your game settings.

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BetaPack900 For Half-Life

BetaPack900 For Half-Life

Models Pack 6 comments

This was fun to make. Anyway, here it is. Contains recreations of early Half-Life content from various era's. Enjoy this. I dare you. Scrungy Spangobe

Shaft: Spirit Build [2014-2015]

Shaft: Spirit Build [2014-2015]

Demo 31 comments

Another old build of Shaft, but from the 2014-2015 era of the mod. This build runs on Spirit of Half-Life 1.9, and while originally this did run on Steam...

Shaft: Alpha Test Build 0.0 [2013-2014]

Shaft: Alpha Test Build 0.0 [2013-2014]

Demo 10 comments

A really old build of Shaft from 2013, that doesn't feature much, but a few people have asked for it to return. So here it is for those few who asked!

Xash3D Custom Build 3598

Xash3D Custom Build 3598

Full Version 15 comments

This is a unofficial custom build of Xash3d 3598 with some new features, small changes, and bug fixes, to help with the modding community.

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PootisHuman
PootisHuman

Will this ever be worked on again?

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples

Move onto Preliminary. Check that out or Absolute Zero!

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florkowski
florkowski

Sadly no. There is still Absolute Zero which has the same premise Moddb.com

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89thimphyx
89thimphyx

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NOVλ
NOVλ

RIP

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florkowski
florkowski

For the people that haven't been folowing shaft's progress for a while I have sad news, they canceled it but atleast released all of the somewhat playable builds they made, just click the Developer Respository button and download what shaft could've been.

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LeFreeman
LeFreeman

duuuuude, i cant believe it! how do you know it got cancelled? ive been waiting for an update for so loong! :(

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florkowski
florkowski

Not 100% shure but they announced it somewhere but I can't recall where exacly. Also if you go to some later pages of the comments you will see Magic_Nipples talking about the content dump, etc.

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Leviosah
Leviosah

Oh well, it was long ride.

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florkowski
florkowski

Yeah, we atleast still have Absolute Zero. A mod with the exact same premise, and it comes out very soon too on steam and a WON ver is going to be released too

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