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More dueling options, Smith carbine completely redone and a few important fixes.

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Howdy! Here's the final build for version 3.8, this is all for now unless something unexpected happens. The feedback I received has been very positive so far, must say, I'm really glad myself with the result and only lament that not many people have experienced the noticeable improvements that v3.8 brought in pretty much all areas.

Do you like dueling, Wild West style? Now duels are available in any map, as individual or team tournaments. Duels also start automatically to decide tied games. The mechanic is slightly different than duel_arena though, only 2 players face at same time, they cannot move and have to wait until 'draw!' signal shows. It's meant to be more authentic, real duels were about quick drawing.


And there's great news for those who like good replicas of old guns. Paul68Rageous have created a much improved version of our Smith carbine. Now killing those pesky gunmen will be even more pleasant.

New Smith carbine in v3.8c

And lastly, be good boys/girls and let other people know about this mod! We really need a hand here, or the end for Fistful of Frags could be very near, I'm afraid. Well, I'll be around for anything you need in any case, cheers.

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Bon.
Bon.

You mention 'This is all for now unless something unexpected happens'. Is this indication that you are coming to a point where you are going to cease development altogether?

Also 'We really need a hand here, or the end for Fistful of Frags could be very near, I'm afraid'. What is actually meant by this? Are player numbers affecting the drive to continue development?

I really feel that development should continue, perhaps make a push for some new team members. You also should plaster the Steam Greenlight banner everywhere, including this post. Getting greenlit will do magical things, you should make every effort to get the word out.

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Bon.
Bon.

One more thing, it says 3.8c has been out since December 8th, what version are you referring to in this post as I see no new downloads or any mention in the forums.

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

Well, I think what I tried to say was clear :) I actually continued developing this mod not because the numbers, since those have been pretty low since a couple of years ago.

And well, I could do a lot more to promote this mod, that's true. However, as little as I've done, that's a lot more than anyone else. So that's why I'm asking some help.

The donwload date means just the creation time, you can update those downloads later but date doesn't seem to get updated.

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Bon.
Bon.

Ah I see, thanks for clearing that up.

Are you still open to new developers?

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

Do you meet the requirements? (check 'join us' in our site if you didn't). If that's the case, go ahead :)

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billyboob
billyboob

Redirect traffic from Fistful-of-frags.com to Steamcommunity.com until your campaign succeeds.

Email Gabe and ask for a better Greenlight/Steam api. Will totally work :p

For $100 you should be able to run your Greenlight campaign through your own domain.

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

Sounds like you got a nice plan there ^^

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237

Someone like Seananners really needs to play this. It did wonders for Hidden: Source and I'm sure it'll boost your popularity.

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

Already happened? Youtube.com

But yeah, there are youtube channels that move lot of traffic.

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SinKing
SinKing

These kinda mods will decline, since less and less people own HL2 related games these days. I really liked it, but if you wanna keep it alive, switch platforms.

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

I agree that HL2/Source isn't a good platform, that's for sure. Even if anyone can play by installing TF2, it's kind of shocking that you need to download 15GB of assets just to try a mod. For developers, say hello to broken or malfunctioning mods due Valve's lack of support, outdated tools, unintuitive, undocumented and dependent on 3rd party solutions. Only good thing: C++ and pretty complete codebase.

However people also tend to think that grass is greener outside, and that's not the case always. What are the options? UDK is great for artists but sucks for coders, it's Windows centered. Same for CE3, and that one doesn't even include networking for non licensed projects. Unity is the only one I'd consider, given its simple and customizable editor, how it keeps improving and the multiplatform support. However a large project as a competitive multiplayer FPS may not suit Unity well. I probably wouldn't want to do a FoF clone either :)

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kidrobot
kidrobot

How do you update the game/mod?

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WiFiDi
WiFiDi

ive played FF for (3) years barely any people on it. only get a game going from about 5 central on. however they keep developing it even though its what alot of people say dead.

also i really love your game its a whole bunch of fun i haven't had time to play it much unfortunately.

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