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Another day, another update!

Browning Hi-Power model now modeled. Just needs a few tweaks and an optimization or two before I go into texturing.Posted Image
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Here's the Hi-Power with the Glock view model for comparison:
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Hi-Power 357 polygons.
Glock 354 polygons.

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Banged out the beginnings of another model.


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So, I decided to get the shotgun actually working. There were some initial headaches in getting everything hooked up, but I now have a, at least, basically functioning Super Shotgun in the game.




It's currently sitting on the stock HL1*ahem, I don't know why I put HL2...* animations/rig, but it's a functionally independent weapon with it's own spread, rate of fire, etc.

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That's some interesting stuff you've got going in terms of level and NPC design, but that double-barreled shotgun feels totally out of place.
It doesn't fit into HL's miltary/experimental/alien armoury and just looks and sounds wrong IMO.
Besides, the alternative fire of the existing shotgun already caters to the "bigger boom" want/need.
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That shotgun could be cool, but considering it pretty much serves the same function as the alt fire of the original HL shotgun, I think you should make it more unique somehow. I mean, instead of being an improvement, it just feels like you forced "alt fire only" to the original shotgun.
It also seems too precise, in order to one shot Vortiguant with the shotgun alt fire, you have to be closer to the enemy than what you pull here. Seems pretty op here.


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I think we will get an anouncement at E3 on a project with a more or less direct link with Half-Life 3, but can't give a source due to damage control !
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View Postgemeaux333, on 14 April 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

I think we will get an anouncement at E3 on a project with a more or less direct link with Half-Life 3, but can't give a source due to damage control !


A card game?

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No, a true game, single player oriented, and possibly a release late this year !

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View Postgemeaux333, on 14 April 2018 - 08:21 AM, said:

No, a true game, single player oriented, and possibly a release late this year !


No way.

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View PostX-Vector, on 14 April 2018 - 01:28 AM, said:

That's some interesting stuff you've got going in terms of level and NPC design, but that double-barreled shotgun feels totally out of place.
It doesn't fit into HL's miltary/experimental/alien armoury and just looks and sounds wrong IMO.
Besides, the alternative fire of the existing shotgun already caters to the "bigger boom" want/need.



View PostMetHy, on 14 April 2018 - 05:33 AM, said:

That shotgun could be cool, but considering it pretty much serves the same function as the alt fire of the original HL shotgun, I think you should make it more unique somehow. I mean, instead of being an improvement, it just feels like you forced "alt fire only" to the original shotgun.
It also seems too precise, in order to one shot Vortiguant with the shotgun alt fire, you have to be closer to the enemy than what you pull here. Seems pretty op here.



Keep in mind rate of fire and spread are still works in progress. The goal is to more or less emulate the Doom 2 shotgun in terms of functionality. This will compliment some of the new enemy variants, and at range it's currently not ideal. Against the grunts it's only useful for hit and run.

As to whether it fits into the arsenal, that is down to the context. It's a personal weapon owned by a character at the facility. It's not standard issue.


View Postfuegerstef, on 14 April 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

A card game?


TF2 The Card Game. Now with more hats.




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I think it's the positioning personally. If you were to push it to the right and give it hands it would fit a lot better in HL.
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View PostBloodshot, on 15 April 2018 - 08:15 AM, said:

I think it's the positioning personally. If you were to push it to the right and give it hands it would fit a lot better in HL.


Yeah. Right now it's mounted on the stock Half-Life shotgun. It'll be getting it's own rig and such as development progresses. The master version of the hands will probably come first.


I thought i'd share something a little more behind the scenes today. Work in progress level design with notes. Written at like 3 in the morning. This helps me when i'm burning the wick at both ends and I don't want to forget what i'm trying to do.

First, the starting area of the game. Like I said in previous posts I wanted the game to start in the Area 8 Topside Dormitories. These are mentioned and only briefly glimpsed in Blue Shift. My interpretation of them is a peppering of buildings in and around the Black Mesa Transit system. Almost having the feeling of a construction yard, shanty town, and a college campus.

A lot of personnel live in portable housing. Some are either partnered with a roommate or will live in one of the larger dormitory facilities.

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This is the interior of the player's housing. You share living space with another person. As you can see it's not too bad. Each person has their own personal space separated by a privacy wall. There's shared computer/network access. Most other amenities have to be procured from the base itself. The mini fridge is actually something your room mate and you had brought in, to the envy of other personnel who hate having to run over to the commissary every time they want a drink.

My goal is to make just about everything interactive. Just to give it life.





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(The red lines around the outer edge there are how I want the main rock faces to seal in the area.)

The Area 8 Topside Dormitories, or at least part of them. We glimpse some of this in Blue Shift when Barney is taking the tram to work. On the upper left you can see roughly where Barney's tram is in relation to this map. It's a little further out then depicted here. Basically you work your way through this circular/semi-circular area. Go past the admin office, and there will be a security desk where you will be told that the trams are out of action. So you take a left (that would be mid, lower left on this image) into a level change, which will have you hook into a recreation of BA_TRAM1 where you are looking down from the basket ball court seen here:

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^ This is the original BA_TRAM1 from Blue-Shift. past(sic, tired...)



This is my recreation of the court so far:
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Obviously liberties will be taken to a degree. If you're familiar with the Hazard Course areas seen in Opposing Force, you know that they added a few doors that weren't there in regular Half-Life, there will be differences along those lines. I'm hoping structurally it'll all line up as close as possible.



Here's a couple more unmarked dev images from the map thus far.
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Big changes to come will be the rock faces. I'm trying to emulate the way that Valve and Gearbox did their walls. A lot of the tutorials out there for doing terrain push the poly limit very high. They look nice, but they wouldn't match the original Valve aesthetic. So keep in mind a lot of the rock faces are more or less placeholders to give myself a sense the shell of the level.

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Day 7485828. The siege continues.
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Most of the work yesterday was working on the cliff faces. There's more terrain detail to do, but the outer wall is now ready to be sealed with a sky box.

I plan to add some power generators over in that empty area behind the barriers(to the north in image 2). Some bits of rock, a few bumps in the terrain. The faux houses willl be detailed and placed into the map after that. Some street lights, signage, cars, NPCs, and scripted events. All to bring it to life.

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Just for some trivia there are currently 250 objects for the cliffs. Triangles. Triangles everywhere.

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A looksee at some of the custom textures i've been building. I really wanted a solid mid-late 90s Desktop PC texture set that would blend pretty well with the Black Mesa content. I used a couple of stock Half-Life textures and a few reference photos, and I think I got something looking pretty reasonable.

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Progress continues on all fronts. The exterior structure is more or less complete. I have a few more details and some tweaks to make.Night-time lighting system, a generator area with some power lines running out. Cars, NPCs, etc... Those will be more near the tail end of the design as I want to make the place seem real before I implement any monsters.

I think this will blend fairly well with Blue Shift's opening area.




The interior is also coming along quite nicely. A few details to work out here and there.

Also the ferret is named "Snitch" and he will play a small role in the mod. At one point he'll act as a pseudo-guide, and he may drop you some ammo from time to time.

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Nice PC textures there.

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Integrated the housing area into the main map!
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Custom textures mixed with original Half-Life textures. Giving a distinct feel to both living areas tells us a bit about both characters. Joe, our character, is a bit more uniform than his room mate, a security guard with the name "Dewey." Dewey's a bit of a scatter brained Vietnam Veteran.

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More naturalistic lighting in the bathroom now.
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Also been working on some Xen related elements. A few new textures to mix in with the classics, along with some potential ambient sounds:
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The bathroom nightlight is a nice touch.
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Do you have something against bilinear texture filtering? :P

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View PostMusicallyInspired, on 23 April 2018 - 05:34 AM, said:

Do you have something against bilinear texture filtering? :P


Yeah. It does some bad things to transparent textures. Posted Image I run Quake and Quake II the same way. I'm not a fan of the filtering.

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So has anyone ever deciphered the map filenames for the original Half-Life? It's something that's always bugged me but I could never find an explanation for it anywhere.
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 MusicallyInspired, on 23 April 2018 - 05:34 AM, said:

Do you have something against bilinear texture filtering? :P


Considering it completely ruins the detail of valve's (and most any pre-98/99 game) textures, i can see why


Though the OpenGL renderer already fucks with them anyway so half the damage is already done
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 Ninety-Six, on 23 April 2018 - 09:22 PM, said:

So has anyone ever deciphered the map filenames for the original Half-Life? It's something that's always bugged me but I could never find an explanation for it anywhere.


c1a1a
cxayz

x = chapter number, y = area number, z = individual map files (not all have z, for example, the first map in the c0a0 series is c0a0 that leads to c0a0a while the first map in the c1a1 series is c1a1a that leads to c1a1b).

Area number corresponds to each chapter in the New Game list (c0a0 is Black Mesa Inbound, c0a1 is Anomalous Materials, c1a1 is Resonance Cascade, c2a5 is Surface Tension, and so on) but there are a few odd cases such as Residue Processing and Questionable Ethics (both are in the c2a4 series, but Residue Processing starts at c2a4 while Questionable Ethics start at c2a4d) as well as Xen, Gonarch's Lair, and Interloper (Xen is c4a1, Gonarch's Lair starts at c4a2, Interloper starts at c4a1a. Looks like they were shuffled around during development).

I have no idea what the chapter number correspond to, but I do have an idea. Chapter 1 (Resonance Cascade until Blast Pit) is about getting out of the initial lab areas, Chapter 2 (Power Up until Surface Tension) is about getting to the surface, Chapter 3 (Forget About Freeman until Lambda Core) is set around and inside the Lambda Complex, and Chapter 4 (Xen until Nihilanth) is entirely within Xen.

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Uh, there is no c0a1, c0a0 -> c0a0a to c0a0e and then c1a0(Anomalous Materials before disaster) -> c1a0a to c1a0e and then on c1a1 (disaster happened, Unforeseen Consequences).

http://www.gameaholi...ts/maplist.html
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c3a1, c3a1a, c3a1b 	"Forget About Freeman!"
c1a3, c1a3a, c1a3b, c1a3c, c1a3d  "We've Got Hostiles"
c1a0, c1a0a, c1a0b, c1a0d, c1a0e  Anomalous Materials
c2a3, c2a3a, c2a3b, c2a3c, c2a3d, c2a3e 	Apprehension
c0a0, c0a0a, c0a0b, c0a0c, c0a0d, c0a0e 	Black Mesa Inbound
c1a4, c1a4b, c1a4d, c1a4f, c1a4g, c1a4i, c1a4j, c1a4k 	Blast Pit
c5a1 	Conclusion
c4a2, c4a2a, c4a2b 	"Gonarch's Lair"
c4a1a, c4a1b, c4a1c, c4a1d, c4a1e, c4a1f 	Interloper
c3a2e, c3a2, c3a2a, c3a2b, c3a2c, c3a2d, c3a2f 	Lambda Core
c4a3 	Nihilanth
c1a2, c1a2a, c1a2b, c1a2c, c1a2d 	Office Complex
c2a2, c2a2a, c2a2b1, c2a2b2, c2a2c, c2a2d, c2a2e, c2a2f, c2a2g, c2a2h 	On a Rail
c2a1, c2a1a, c2a1b 	Power Up
c2a4d, c2a4e, c2a4f, c2a4g 	Questionable Ethics
c2a4, c2a4a, c2a4b, c2a4c 	Residue Processing
c2a5, c2a5a, c2a5b, c2a5c, c2a5d, c2a5e, c2a5f, c2a5g, c2a5w, c2a5x 	Surface Tension
c1a0c, c1a1, c1a1a, c1a1b, c1a1c, c1a1d 	Unforeseen Consequences
c4a1 	Xen


Not sure what happens about ST chapter, with extra w and x map.

Also, the map filename seems based on the alpha version of HL1(0.52, with some unnamed military facility setting before changed to Black Mesa), but sure changed a lot.

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Thank god they used a more sensible filename system when the sequel came about.

Incidentally, what name format did Gearbox use?
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 Ninety-Six, on 24 April 2018 - 03:20 AM, said:

Thank god they used a more sensible filename system when the sequel came about.

Incidentally, what name format did Gearbox use?


I don't think the HL1 map file name system isn't sensible, since it still "chapter X, area Y, number Z of level"-style.

Gearbox was still using the same style of HL for map filenames in Opposing Force.

https://wiki.sourcer...sing_Force_Maps

Incoming

    of0a0

Welcome To Black Mesa

    of1a1
    of1a2
    of1a3
    of1a4
    of1a4b

We Are Pulling Out

    of1a5
    of1a5b
    of1a6

Missing In Action

    of2a1
    of2a1b
    of2a2
    of2a3

Friendly Fire

    of2a4
    of2a5
    of2a5b

We Are Not Alone

    of3a1
    of3a1b
    of3a2
    of3a3

Crush Depth

    of3a4
    of3a5
    of3a6

Vicarious Reality

    of4a1
    of4a2
    of4a3

"Pit Worm's Nest"

    of4a4
    of4a5

Foxtrot Uniform

    of5a1
    of5a2
    of5a3
    of5a4

The Package

    of6a1
    of6a2
    of6a3
    of6a4

Worlds Collide

    of6a4b
    of6a5

Conclusion

    of7a0


But not Blue Shift.

https://wiki.sourcer...Blue_Shift_Maps
ba_tram1
ba_tram2
ba_tram3
ba_security1
ba_security2
ba_maint
ba_elevator
ba_canal1
ba_canal1b
ba_canal2
ba_canal3
ba_yard1
ba_yard2
ba_yard3a
ba_yard3b
ba_yard3
ba_yard4
ba_yard4a
ba_yard5
ba_yard5a
ba_yard4
ba_yard3
ba_teleport1
ba_xen1
ba_xen2
ba_xen3
ba_xen4
ba_xen5
ba_xen6
ba_teleport2
ba_power1
ba_power2
ba_teleport2
ba_outro


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I wonder why they changed formats. Did the Dreamcast versions of the HL maps take on a new naming scheme or were they still the same?
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The map names always made sense to me. I've memorized C2A5 as the start of Surface Tension action. Whenever I want to blast some enemies or test a mod I automatically go there and follow it with good ol' "impulse 101".

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View PostNinety-Six, on 24 April 2018 - 03:55 AM, said:

I wonder why they changed formats. Did the Dreamcast versions of the HL maps take on a new naming scheme or were they still the same?


I don't have the original leak version, but someone's mod verison based the leak seems using original HL map filenames.

Even their PS2 version of HL still using original map filenames(with .bs2 extension), so it's very likely they did not changed filenames in DC version too.

EDIT : It's even can enable engine console and playing around...of course, the never happened modding support...


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Project Borealis update 3 teaser.


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View PostCommando Nukem, on 11 April 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:


Other bits on the sound design front, i'm trying to emulate the Human Grunt audio for a few more specific pieces of dialogue the player might over hear. It wouldn't be possible to replicate these using the stock audio VOX, but i'm working on trying to approximate the grit and radio effect.


I took a listen to what the Human Grunt sounded like in a YT video. I'm sure the radio static and Squelch open/close hiss is easy enough for you to do. To get that "grit" you mentioned on the voice you can try using the overdrive function in a tube type guitar amp plugin for your sound program. It will give a voice the sharp edge. Between tweaking the amount of overdrive and EQ settings you can simulate a wide variety of comm audio.

I'm not sure how it was done originally. Maybe very fast thin pulses of tremelo was applied to the voice to make it choppy/edgy.

This is a test I made a while ago for a project. No static or radio sounds yet. Just the voice with overdrive and EQ like I mentioned before. Its got what I think is the gritty sound you want.

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