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About the obligatory train section that I am currently working on.

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Hello, and welcome to the first Just Fight article! I am Vanuz, the sole developer of this mod, and I want to share with everyone what I am currently working on.


The various transportation systems of Black Mesa are one of my favorite parts of the original Half-Life, so it was only natural to add something similar to my mod. Another inspiration for this train section is Mirror's Edge subway segment.

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The player jumps on a cargo train, then dodges obstacles. Tracks are electrified, so jumping off the train will lead to immediate death.

Train Section

Sometimes the player only needs to duck to avoid an obstacle.

Train Section

And sometimes jump over some pipes.

Train Section

The aliens do their things.

Train Section

This rocky tunnel is the favorite place for barnacles, and water is electrified, of course.


And now I've shown everything that I have for now. Wish everyone happy holidays, bye!

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran - - 1,977 comments

Nice, I like train sections as well. On a Rail is one of my favorite chapters in HL.

From what I understand, the train must be going reasonably fast for the obstacles to be dangerous correct? Or are you playing with the new train speed values from time to time to alter it constantly?

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Vanuz Author
Vanuz - - 22 comments

Train moves almost always with constant speed. The main danger is being pushed from the train onto tracks or grabbed by barnacles. I still working on this, so there will be changes for sure.

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran - - 1,977 comments

I see, here's a suggestion:

Large, damaged machinery with exposed electronics. If the player stands too close to it while the train is passing it the current will pull the HEV suit and of course, the player wearing it, frying them both.

Clever use of trigger_push can make it work.

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Vanuz Author
Vanuz - - 22 comments

That sounds interesting, I will try to do something like that.

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Aynekko
Aynekko - - 680 comments

Sweet! I also loved that section in Catalyst. And that game is really a gem too…

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