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The BlackoutMOD working alpha can now be downloaded from our webpage at, I will be posting any mirrors once they are up. The team has worked really hard to create what we have, and we plan to take it a step further in the near future. I hope everyone likes what they see so far, and show some interest

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The BlackoutMOD working alpha can now be downloaded from our webpage at, Blackoutmod.com. I will be posting any mirrors once they are up.

The team has worked really hard to create what we have, and we plan to take it a step further in the near future. I hope everyone likes what they see so far, and show some interest in our Half-Life 2 mod.

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Sharpedge
Sharpedge - - 5 comments

That's one fun alpha, I can't wait for the full mod. Good work guys.

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emergency56
emergency56 - - 48 comments

got it working, but after the first map server changes to this one o_O

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:D

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emergency56
emergency56 - - 48 comments

change name to non working Alpha because it don't work :\ but it an Alpha :D

looks neat i'll watch this mod.

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Deathwish7319 Author
Deathwish7319 - - 17 comments

Did the zip not work, or running the game through steam?

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz - - 354 comments

Nice, downloading now, tell ya'll what i think later.

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz - - 354 comments

Pretty good, i took a little while to figure it out, i had to set my mouse and press n click team 2 join now, and then press m to change my car. Pretty good, gona see if theres ny servers tommorow.

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wickedtoaster
wickedtoaster - - 106 comments

yeah its a pretty decent racing mod for its first alpha release. just to tell u guys though, here are some of my complaints, these arent criticizims
1. the animations on the ships are confusing because they dont go well with the controls
2. the camera is annoying because the world looks like it is moving around to much
3. defualt hl2 buggy sounds
4. skybox issues

those are just some issues i found in the first few mins of playing. i know its an alpha, im just telling you.

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Deathwish7319 Author
Deathwish7319 - - 17 comments

Thanks wickedtoaster, keep em coming

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NightSage
NightSage - - 644 comments

is there a torrent or another download link avaible? the one I tried using keeps stoping.

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patipolsatit
patipolsatit - - 14 comments

Nice MOD .downloading

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel - - 708 comments

Bug : Keybindings for team and vehicle menus appear on the options->keyboard menu, but appear to be hardcoded to N and M respectively.
Bug : I'm seeing dust particle systems coming from where the wheels on the HL2 buggy would be.

Suggestion : Make the edge sections of the roadway as modular static props, rather than (i'm guessing here) displacements, this will make it easier to get around some of the streached texture issues i'm seeing in this map.
Suggestion : Make the jet on the back of the blue ship additive and animated.
Suggestion : Place the camera closer to the vehicle, being closer to the road surface will increase the perception of speed, reduce the number of camera clipping issues and allow us to more greatly appreciate the details of your vehicle models.
Suggestion : Start the players off facing the direction they are supposed to go.
Suggestion : The road would appear to be very narrow for multiplayer racing, it was fine to look around solo or for timetrials, but ti doesnt seem wide enough for racing.
Suggestion : Add some spectator creatures to the map and generaly increase the dynamisim of the environment.

Question : No mouse steering?

I hope i'll be able to add my own custom racer to this mod when it comes out. Best of luck, looking forward to your next release.

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel - - 708 comments

I had a nose aroud and you are using props for the road edges already :/ Slap your UV mapper for me.

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NightSage
NightSage - - 644 comments

lol shhhh its a secret map!

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NightSage
NightSage - - 644 comments

can the download be uploaded to mod database?

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vrapt0r
vrapt0r - - 20 comments

looks like it has great potential

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Deathwish7319 Author
Deathwish7319 - - 17 comments

NightSage, it is available also from ModDB. I'll see if I can get a tracker going for those who want to use torrents.

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Deathwish7319 Author
Deathwish7319 - - 17 comments

Tracker is up, you can get the torrent HERE.

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Deathwish7319 Author
Deathwish7319 - - 17 comments

ChromeAngel, there is no mouse steering as of yet. I'll see if I can find a way to do this or it could be something we implement once we have a lead programmer.

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Vaarscha
Vaarscha - - 30 comments

Nice work so far! I really hope for you that you find a coder, looks like it could become a great mod.

You shouldn't be so shy, btw. Many mods claimed they are total conversions, and they used lot's of HL2 stuff - you used nothing, as far as I can see. Well, I can hear the buggy sounds :P but that's about it.

Apart from some obvious bugs and things missing, I'd like to give mention this:

* the speed should be increased a lot, at least 2x as fast!
* the vehicle physics should become way more arcadish!
-> this should help the gameplay to become like the ones from great arcade racers. If you change the vehicle physics so that a crash between two opponents doesn't have big influences (no skidding) then the track is big enough, however right now, I agree with ChromeAngel, you'll have a hard time passing someone in multiplayer without touching him. Which is fine as long as this doesn't lead to big crashes...

* the "jumps"... shouldn't have an invisble brush below them! rather build them correctly so that if you drive fast enough, you can easily get over them.

Good work, I sure hope there will be more to see in the future!

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Supercowbob
Supercowbob - - 71 comments

Bug: Game acting as if the back key is constantly being pressed.
Bug: Teamswitch commands hardcoded
Bug: Skybox occasionally flickers

Suggestion: More responsive controls and ability to use joystick, they seem sluggish now.
Suggestion: Custom sounds are crucial to credibility.

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