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Very important additions coming from the Wild West modification for Source.

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One year has passed since our first beta went public, that was fast! It's still the same game in some aspects, but many things have changed and many more will do shortly. You knew Fistful of Frags as a multiplayer only modification and that will be no more when beta 2.5 is released. A co-operative/singleplayer mode is in the making, here's some info:

  • fully predicted AI for online matches, expanded with some new features to make it more smart and responsive. NPCs use almost the entire arsenal. There will be a Gatling gun and a snake NPC too, just to start with!
  • up to 8 human players, most missions can be played in singleplayer/offline mode, NPC companions will help you in such case.
  • the amount of enemies and difficulty are proportional to humans amount and skill, so no matter how many persons play, the game will try to adapt itself.
  • different mission types: father Ramirez/prisoner escort, last stand, escape, assassination, train escort, push the cart and many more! Pretty much any kind of mission is possible due the freedom and extra features our objective system offers to level designers
  • available equipment: notoriety based leveling or traditional (weapon pick-ups around the map or dropped from dead enemies), depends how's the mission designed
  • AI works in most deathmatch maps too! In those maps is also possible to force a team deathmatch scenario, humans vs AI.

Would you like to take a look? This video isn't very elaborated but is enough to showcase an intense assault which involves around 40 NPCs and only one human player. Watch in HD quality recommended.

Regarding this co-op matter, we are looking for level designers to create missions for our new mode. The Wild West presents many opportunities to create a great co-operative experience, but we cannot do that alone. If you are interested contact us here please.

If this isn't enough for you, wait, there is more! Winchester 1893, the granddaddy of all pump shotguns, will make its presence in beta 2.5. It's a relatively late weapon for wild west era, we know, but makes plenty of sense gameplay wise and be sure is a hell of fun too. There's also the new map fof_loothill, it plays better than looks and looks great as you can see. Player speed will be faster too, there will be some weapon balance as usual. We are also removing the slot restriction so 32 slots, the engine maximum, will be possible in a few maps for the moment. Finally, deathmatch classic will be introduced in some maps, players will have to find weapons and power-ups around the map instead gaining notoriety.

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Fistful of Frags beta 2.5 additionsFistful of Frags beta 2.5 additions

When should you expect the new release? It'll happen around February, most probably, just around the corner. You also may join the public testing we are doing from time to time, step by our forums.
Hope you like the new additions, if that's the case you only have to do something for us: vote for Fistful of Frags!

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Color-Copycat
Color-Copycat

Looking good.

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

SNAKE BATTLES! Can't wait :D

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moon_monk
moon_monk

I want to use that shotgun.

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razorb
razorb

great work guys gogogo oh and gl in the moty awards :)

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ausbushman
ausbushman

Co-op/Singleplayer hey, didn't see that coming!

The game from that video looks great. So you can heal teammates by giving them a drink and fire arrows with bombs attached? Awesome. I like those additions.

Great stuff.

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pedro0930
pedro0930

This needs to be Steamed, NOW

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Nice work!, definitely agreed, I also think it should be steamed.

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Mastix
Mastix

AWESOME!
You suprised me with that snake RYell ;)

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Sire
Sire

"Player speed will be faster too.."

yeahahahah awesome!!^^

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smoochy666
smoochy666

Coop? Awesome!

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Cool, looking really good guys... top stuff...

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Torabi
Torabi

I enjoy this mod, I play it from time to time, but now... now, HOLY CRAP! You've taken it to the next level! Coop? COOP?!! I LOVE IT! You guys freaking rule, I can't wait for this and the AI seems pretty good already.

The Wild West looks a lot more appealing now!

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Varsity
Varsity

This is huge! Congrats guys. :-)

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AlCool
AlCool

Nothing less then perfection. I tip my hat to you.

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Fythbro
Fythbro

Great stuff, cant wait to see this in game!

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak

FoF is constantly looking better and better, great work guys! :D

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Very nice, Those maps look fantastic!

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twcrash
twcrash

I was checking out the trailer very good job looks exciting

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OOmiz
OOmiz

Its a snake its a snake...

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

This mod is epic!I am looking forward to singleplayer mode,because most of singleplayer wild west games are crappy

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Tron619
Tron619

huh oh yeah i forgot about this mod

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

very very very nice pictures Great job

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Sparky245
Sparky245

First there was "Snakes on a Plane" Now, coming 2009, "Snakes on a Train".

I cannot wait to pick random fight with 'em :)

Anyway, love this mod.

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A-Random-Newt
A-Random-Newt

I have the public 2.5 beta. How do you spawn a snake?

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yester
yester

Snake would most likely be in the next (2nd) 2.5 release candidate, as only 2.1 is the last public released version up to date ;)

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