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

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Found out I had another week to before my college assignments are due. So lets look at what my procrastination has done so far!

Gameplay video in 60fps

One of the pros of my new laptop is being able to record smooth, high-res video with little to no lag. YouTube also added a new feature that allows video to play as 60fps now, and I wanted to take advantage of that:

(remember when YouTube added support for 30fps video? good times...)

I've been working on that area on and off for almost a year now, and it has changed so much from what I originally started from. It was originally just going to be a remake of the alpha cafeteria, but complications with the atrium glass, and level changes forced me to trash that idea. I then thought about incorporating the area from the Half-Life box art into the game in some manner and this is how it turned out.

Two other things to note is the video isn't true 1080p. I recorded the gameplay at 720p, and only bumped up the video resolution because YouTube wouldn't render a 720p 60fps video for some reason. Also you can here Schism by Tool in the background. That was just me getting bored with having the standard Half-Life soundtrack in the backgrounds, and wanted something different. And I like Tool.

New menu backgrounds

If you had your eyes open for the first few seconds of the video, you can see what appears to be a hl2 style background map. Well if you guessed that then you are correct! Xash allows for map backgrounds for the menu. While it isn't chapter specific like hl2, the feature is very much appreciated, and we plan on taking full advantage of it in the mod.


That about wraps up this small update. Please check out our forums if you haven't already. And stay tuned for future updates!

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

I want to play this mod ! :D

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Did that scientist die when he slipped? :l
The mod looks amazing, by the way.

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Magic_Nipples Author
Magic_Nipples

I think he was knocked out from the impact. But the scientists could be pretty frail so anything is possible!

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Max312
Max312

Or he could have been running so fast that when he slipped,he hit his head so hard on the tiles that the back of his skull got fractured. It happens.

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Gunship_Mark_II

Love the amount of details you put into this mod, keep it up c:

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Themcguireman
Themcguireman

Great gameplay video! (I especially love it since it has Tool music in it :D)

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DonnJuann Online
DonnJuann

Looks like this beta mod will SHAFT all other beta mods.
:^)

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kk-3568
kk-3568

"YOU DEAD! YOU HEAR ME? DEAD!"

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Max312
Max312

(remember when YouTube added support for 30fps video? good times...) Don't you mean 60FPS?

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Magic_Nipples Author
Magic_Nipples

no. I mean 30fps. Youtube used to play in 20 till about 2007

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TacticalBoomer
TacticalBoomer

I remember when they added widescreen.

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Max312
Max312

Oh,I did not know that. My mistake! Good work and dank meme.

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medve
medve

dat won style menu

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noRktreSS
noRktreSS

It's the menu for the Xash3D engine.

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Eoks
Eoks

Jesus people, this is some rad ****, it has more action, tension and gameplay than I would even imagine

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Derped_Crusader
Derped_Crusader

can't wait for that heavy Grunt, but, I'm gunna have to, just like everyone else... but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to be impatient =D

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Orzie
Orzie

Dat Tool soundtrack.

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Qweekskowped
Qweekskowped

Maybe instead of using the Tool's song, you can just use the "Apprehension and Evasion" soundtrack (from HL2). Or "CP Violation" which is also from HL2.

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Magic_Nipples Author
Magic_Nipples

I'm not going to delete the video and reupload it with new background music. I wanted something unrelated to Half-Life.

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TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

+1 for using Schism as the background song though I'm confused at why it's slowed down

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Magic_Nipples Author
Magic_Nipples

I wanted to make sure Youtube's music detection couldn't find it so I lowered the songs pitch by 0.5 octaves.

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