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Update 0 - Welcome!

News 8 comments

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

News 9 comments

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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Reshirom200
Reshirom200

Thee shalt beest did miss, most wondrous of luck in moddb aft'rlife

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tjclifford
tjclifford

No install instructions, ran shaft.exe, and the startup screen showed, but then I got an error: couldn't load file delta.lst, and it crashed.
Should the mod be in common\half-life, or sourcemods ?

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cambreaKer
cambreaKer

i think it's standalone, you put the mod in it's own folder, and then you copy valve folder from your halflife directory to the mod folder

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Magic_Nipples Creator
Magic_Nipples

I've still yet to write that article about the mod dying and stuff... Need to finish that!

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007megaoof
007megaoof

It is a shame that you had to quit on this mod but hey your working on that really cool spyro mod so I can understand

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Ogdred
Ogdred

Aw man, I have been following this mod for years.
I wish you best of luck on your future mods.

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran

I will undoubtedly get downvoted to hell for this but I must say: this is what happens when you lose focus. The Shaft project was going stronger than every other HL restoration mod up to this point and seemed like it could break the curse and be the first decent Alpha/Beta/Cut Content mod to be fully released. Instead of finishing this you jumped to the Preliminary, which I would love to see finished but looking at it realistically, it will probably follow Shaft's footsteps.

But whatever, now we have Spyro in Half-Life I guess. I'm sure a lot of HL fans were expecting that combo for years...

Good luck with your future projects.

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Dr_Ballus_Breen
Dr_Ballus_Breen

No, it wasn't going stronger than every other beta mod as the media released created a sort of illusion that there was much more going on behind the scenes than there actually was in reality.

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lToastedToastl
lToastedToastl

Good luck on your future projects!

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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I hope someone picks up that phone becuse I ******* CALLED IT!!!

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Krychur
Krychur

you can **** off. the only thing people like you are good for on this site is... and that's all you'll every BE good for. so unless you have something nice to say for the developers going through hardships, do as I said and **** off.

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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Go back to playing your PT wanabe.

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Krychur
Krychur

if you stop being such a ******* self righteous little **** whenever a mod dies, then I will, but since all you ******* do is leave your "comment" about how a mod is dead or how it will die without any end in sight, I will not, you little ****. and you think you are on top of the world for, what you think, is gladly putting the mod in it's grave, when you are clearly wrong. just because this mod sadly met it's demise doesn't give you the right to go ahead and shame the developers for it. you seem to be a little 5 year old brat who's parents don't seem to pay enough attention to. kids like you are the reason the gaming community has dramatically changed for the worse. now get off Moddb unless you have something nice to say, as I expressed in my previous reply.

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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Its the internet if you dont like what you see log the **** off autismo.

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Krychur
Krychur

always gotta have the last word, huh? gotta throw those words around like drugs, huh? you must have a sad life to keep responding to keep an argument going with irrelevant responses. allow me to rephrase that: you and I are talking about the fact that you constantly comment "lol mod dead" or some such **** on mod pages, not you calling me autistic.

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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I ant ruining **** just saying it how it is.

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007megaoof
007megaoof

Im not killing her im just agressivly aussulting her.
same thing *******

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Krychur
Krychur

there's a difference between "saying how it is" (which we didn't need you to do since you always "say how it is" only moments after a mod dies), and rubbing **** in people's faces, therefore you are ruining it.

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SkootRoot
SkootRoot

Why do you have to be such an absolute **** when a mod dies? Do you C R E A M your pants every time you see a dead mod?

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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People always say "UR WRONG LUL" but in the end I'm always right.

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Gmadador
Gmadador

I don't see how the attitude helps anyone.

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cringelordfromc17
cringelordfromc17

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It is. Its so you guys dont act all optimistic all the time saying **** like "OH HL3 IS GONNA GET MADE GUYS" or "THIS MOD WONT EVAR DIEE" and **** like that. Get out of wonderland and face the truth. Then again nintendo fans arent the brightest bulb considering they defend ****** motion controls all day and suck nintendo's micro asain **** all the time.

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Gmadador
Gmadador

I don't see how people being excited for a mod is a bad thing. If they want to be excited for a mod, let them be. It's never good to be this aggressive. I wouldn't consider myself a "nintendo fan" just because I have a Mario avatar I find funny, but whatever. Just let people be.

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