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Progress is back ! Finally ! New skilled coder and a new shell model for this late-April news.

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Despite the bumps, we have managed to keep on pushing forward (even if it's an inch at a time). We are finally glad to say that progress is picking up the pace thanks to our new coder Mecha the slag.

We are currently sorting out our code so we can get our new main man up to speed and finally working on getting a playable alpha then beta versions. In most of our other departments work will unfortunately still be halted (for the most part) until our code is more complete.

Mecha already made some work ! While OneEyed progressed on the kart code (it's looking promising), Mecha worked on item management and balloons. He's implementing the green shell, which has been reworked. The new shell model is outstanding !

New shell modelRed shell

Expect to see some great advances coming soon.

Thank you to everyone who have stuck with us and been so patient, you are the driving force behind us and you will not be disappointed with this mod.

Milkydeathgrind and KillerMapper

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Paddy84
Paddy84

please test the phong shader on your items.

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_Mapper Author
_Mapper

Ah thanks for reminding the name of this effect :p yes, it's planned, old model already had this effect.
We'll make the final texture with bump too.

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Newbez
Newbez

did i wait 3 months for this?

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Piuneer
Piuneer

Hell yes, you did. They're still around, so be grateful.
Nice shells. Can't wait to see the shatter animation :D

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EclipseStardestroyer
EclipseStardestroyer

Good to know the mod is still alive! Nice shell design btw!

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muffin253
muffin253

xD mario kart for half life ? :D nice idea :D

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

nice to hear from this mod again, it is not always easy to keep working hard. modding takes a huge amount of time and effort and not many people understand how much it actualy takes. guess you have to mod yourself to get the full impacked of that.

so, looking good and keep up the good work, i will keep tracking,
that is for sure!!

leon

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_Mapper Author
_Mapper

I'm happy to see that some people understand how making a mod isn't easy :)
I'm making everything I can to get this mod out, and it's really hard. I was originally a mapper but I'm now leading the mod, searching people, compiling models and maybe learning how to create particles to get more progress :p And I still do maps.

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S1lver94
S1lver94

Yeah im looking foward for alpha!

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc

This is great news. I wanna show first hand that my green shell accuracy will destroy every one!

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bassetfilms
bassetfilms

Cool, I'm very glad that you got a coder

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mr.renegade
mr.renegade

if you need help with making normal maps, I'd be glad to help you make them. I could also make them for you if you want too.

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PvtCookie
PvtCookie

Mecha FTW! Its good to see the mod is alive and well again! /tracking

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AmaroqDricaldari
AmaroqDricaldari

Looks good. But I have a few tips:

Add Bump Mapping to the Shells, make them look bumpy. Some Bump Mapping on the Roads and Tires would look great as well.

Don't be afraid to forget the Nintendo artstyle, and instead take full advantage of the Source Engine.

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_Mapper Author
_Mapper

Yes, it's planned.

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ShadX222
ShadX222

1 Question , why you guys cant post the mod ? ;(

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_Mapper Author
_Mapper

Maybe because it's not finished yet ?

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mescool
mescool

Mecha's a pretty good coder. I used to play that TF2ware sourcemod he made.

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JLG81
JLG81

you really should give this game better texture and lighting, people actually like games better when the grafics are good, nintendo has made alot of bad business choices since snes, and making kids games with crappy grafics was thier biggest mistake (crappy grafics on purpose i might add) this is why nintendos sales are down by more than 50 percent.

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_Mapper Author
_Mapper

You're wrong. Mario always got that visual style, and I agree with that. It's a specific mark of Mario games. A realistic Mario would completely ruin the game for me. The day Nintendo will start to make Mario games with realistic graphics will be the day I will stop playing Mario games.

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Darkurai
Darkurai

Holy **** Mecha the Slag is on this project now? Hype is up 200%.

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