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Ten new images, a new video, and tons of news (if you're into reading, that is). 99 Bolts plunges you into an irradiated wasteland to carry out a sniper's revenge plot.

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Welcome back to 99 Bolts. You can find a fully written news post at my personal profile. Why gum up the process with words when you can attack the senses with pictures and sound?

WASTELAND MAP PROGRESS

I'm starting to detail the current wasteland map and build some indoor areas for the player to explore.



TRAP ZOO
I have started building booby traps in Source. Should be fun to set these babies off in your faces.



Yes, that is a grenade cluster, a deadly swinging hook, and a rigged shotgun trap. And these are just the beginning. I kinda don't like the fact that these look like G-Mod creations...I painstakingly set up dozens of I/O interactions in Hammer to make each of these work correctly.

VIDEO EVIDENCE
Here's a short video for those of us who like to watch players fall victim to traps. (There's some other news in there as well, but the traps are my favorite part.)


ADDITIONAL NEWS
I have acquired a part time modeler. I have also acquired a part-time texture artist. I have also acquired a copy of Photoshop. Look forward to my haphazard foray into custom texture creation soon.

I am working as a mapper on a mod called Room Escape. Moddb.com

I am going to be getting married in two weeks...to the girl of my dreams. Wedding planning is the biggest reason I have done so little for 99 Bolts over the last 30 days. Look forward to some leaps and bounds in October.

GOODBYE HAWKEYE
You can read my full-length news post here. Moddb.com

Thank you for watching 99 Bolts.

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ThatTrunkMonkey
ThatTrunkMonkey

Wow, your plate is full.
Congrats on the marriage.

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar

so, if this is based on fallout... there's gonna be LOTS of guns and melee weapons

right?

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zonbie Author
zonbie

there will be no custom weapons at this time. I don't have near the skill to make new weapons, nor will I beg for weapon designer right now.

With luck, 99 Bolts will become popular enough for someone to donate their skills as a weapon designer...much in the same way I recently gained a modeler and a texture artist.

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moci
moci

Congratulations on the marriage, best of luck to you both!
Really nice traps! The spread of the grenades can be a bit wider... other than that really nice!

The map as well looks pretty good, a few areas could use some more details but nothing major.

Good job!

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Master_Of_Hiddenry
Master_Of_Hiddenry

Congratulations!

I do like the traps you have. Can you pick the grenades off the grenade bundle trap too?

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zonbie Author
zonbie

Yes. If you can reach the grenade cluster, you can pick grenades off the cluster. In addition to collecting the munitions from the traps, you can also disable most of the traps in other ways.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Congrats, and the maps are looking pretty good.

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Hamtaro
Hamtaro

Great traps, the shown map looks nice, the supply-thing sounds good.

/track

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Awesome traps awesome mod. Congrats on the marriage! :D

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

Trap zoo, LoL; great work there

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