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One year yet ! Some history about the project and plans for the future

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One year yet ! One year, I launched my first custom campaign for Sven-coop ! I can't believe it ! 😮
It started as many projects that were born in 2020 when the pandemic started, I had in mind to get back to create maps for goldsrc and "thanks to the quarantine in some way" I decided to start this new project. But instead of creating another MOD as I did yet before, I decided to create an entire campaign for Sven-coop.
This one allowed me to create more complex entities and create biggest maps, more than the classic HL allow creating. In addition, it's always better in my opinion to play it with friends !
I can say that it was a pleasure to create this campaign, I had good moments with good and fast progress but sometimes headache ! (because goldsrc can be very very unpredictable too ! ). But this is part of is charm isn't it ? 😆
I still be satisfied, with the first release I had good reviews including videos on youtube made by players ! I plan to create more maps but because of personal life this year (and the time I spent to improve another Sven-coop map for another project in collaboration with another mapper) I didn't start yet, but I'm going to dot it for sure ! I suppose it will start in 2023.
To finish, thanks again to the Sven-coop and TWHL community that helped me a lot ! A pleasure sharing with others fans about goldsrc creations !
For those who didn't play it yet (seriously ?😁) I put the link again !
By the way, if you want to take a look at the other project I just talked about, I put it too (I created the first map)
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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran - - 1,880 comments

Congratulations, it was a well designed map. Though, I hope you don't forget us GoldSRC players ;)

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neophus Author
neophus - - 579 comments

Hi, thanks for your comment ! why would I forget GoldSRC players ?

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran - - 1,880 comments

I meant the good old regular GoldSRC engine. Your Sven-Coop maps are really well made but I also want to see something like Shift-Two or Escape again as I really liked those two mods.

Co-op is fun but nothing can beat a good old singleplayer HL mod/mappack for me.

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neophus Author
neophus - - 579 comments

Ho right, well... I'm agree with you on the one hand, creating a solo mode still be interesting but on the other hand a solo mode, well when you finish it is done, and you probably won't play it again (in general I mean).

With a coop mode you can get back sometimes and playing with friends and this is best interesting part for me.

So for now I stay with Sven-coop (it's goldsrc too :)) because I like this repeatable playing aspect. But who knows, maybe one day I will get back for a solo mode ?

The Espace is a very old MOD I created 20 years ago, my first goldsrc experience, now with better skills with goldsrc for sure I could create something much better. I thought sometimes to make a new version for the Escape, including an updated Sven-coop version but you know, to do everything, I will need a lot of time ! it's not always easy to put in practice everything you have in mind because of real life :)

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PsyWarVeteran
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Don't worry about "finish and it's done" I still play mods that are more than 20 years old even to this day :) The singleplayer HL mods will never die, just like STALKER mods.

The Escape was a well made mod, I don't care what anyone says. I'm not going to act like it didn't have problems but people were way too harsh to it here on ModDB. I still have it on my collection and will play it very soon. I'm revisiting my collection from A to Z, I'm currently on D.

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PsyWarVeteran
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By the way after sorting the collection I will go through Sven Coop and it's maps. Expect a review for your maps :)

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neophus Author
neophus - - 579 comments

Impressive ! You are a unique person who is able to watch further and can notice the good parts in each work ! I say that because you include even The Escape in your collection, which is a very old MOD ! and you play it again sometimes ! can believe it ! :o

Sincerely including myself when I see my old MOD it has many defaults... so I can completely understand as a new player that he can dislike it or considering it like "not bad" at best.

Getting back to TCM can't wait to have your review :) play it with friends, in my opinion you will like it, it's fun. I recommend keeping a bit of challenge to play it with a maximum of 4 players not more.

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PsyWarVeteran
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I have been playing HL and mods for a long, long time both old and new and I don't intend to stop now :)

I'll check out your maps soon enough.

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neophus Author
neophus - - 579 comments

Me too, I played many MODS, won versions and steam versions ! I hope you will enjoy my maps then !

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