Half-Life: Uplink Extended Created 15 years ago2005-11-19 19:45:26 UTC by The Mad Carrot The Mad Carrot

Created 15 years ago2005-11-19 19:45:26 UTC by The Mad Carrot The Mad Carrot

Posted 15 years ago2005-11-19 19:45:26 UTC Post #148026
Ok, this needs a serious thread. :)

As you may know, im remaking the original Demo episode of Half-Life, a.k.a. Half-Life: Uplink. A short preview of my remake can be found here.

Meanwhile, i completed the first part of the second level, which begins when you go through the changelevel in the elevator. To keep you guys interested (looking at Elon and Ansith) here are two screenshots of the hanger corridor and the hangar itself:

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Hope you like it. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-19 19:57:23 UTC Post #148034
I downloaded that last week... bloody good! Although... won't you get comments on it in the map vault?! Anyway, yeah it was cool. Great archteture, (cant spell) and lighting was A+ as well.

My only complaint is that I thought some things were a little big... maybe just a personal preference!?!?! :P I think maybe I have a bad eye for dimensions.

I just wanna see the full version... any idea how long? But so far... great work.... don't let it slip! :cool:
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-19 20:18:43 UTC Post #148038
Looks pimped..
Great work muzzle! :D
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-20 00:19:02 UTC Post #148049
Yay, looks awsome, I hope to see some more soon :biggrin:

And btw, If you ever want to play HLDM with me, just PM me
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-20 04:16:48 UTC Post #148055
O common, I open this thread hoping for your announcement that you finished, and all I get is screens of level 2

They do look great though. and the one in the vault plays well
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-20 10:07:37 UTC Post #148077
My only complaint is that I thought some things were a little big...
Hmmm, give me an example.
O common, I open this thread hoping for your announcement that you finished, and all I get is screens of level 2
()//||3|)!
This takes a little more time then you think... Please try to keep posting in this thread so its not going to be forgotten. :)

Btw, im quite satisfied with my extremely carefully constructed vent system behind the smashed coke machine. Texture allignment in the vents are 100% alligned!

Here's a BSP Slice of the second map: Click.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-20 23:55:54 UTC Post #148161
goody, that was what I was waiting for.

it looks good so far
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-21 03:05:25 UTC Post #148178
cool, i can't wait till you finish it and post it up :biggrin:
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-21 06:18:31 UTC Post #148191
Im going to add support for the barney zombie, and the soldier zombie. :)

And MAYBE one custom weapon. I was thinking of the Desert Eagle from OppFor.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-21 07:02:22 UTC Post #148192
Ooooo that would be awsome :D .
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 16:18:54 UTC Post #148663
Wow - that's pretty cool. i'm keeping my eye on this :P
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 16:31:57 UTC Post #148665
now, when kol says something like that you know its good
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 16:33:00 UTC Post #148666
Neat map. Maybe I should make a remake too...but of what.
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 18:09:30 UTC Post #148676
Im glad you're insterested, Kol. :) Makes me wanne map faster! :P

I finally got Barney to reload his weapon after he's fired 17 shots! :D This will be included in the UE. :) Thanks goes to TawnosTUT for help. :)

In other news, ive started work on the outdoor part of the mod, you know, with all those blue and red containers. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 18:27:17 UTC Post #148686
will barney reloading be in HS as well? since hes your side kick and all it would make it more realistic.
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-23 18:48:26 UTC Post #148697
No he's not in the HL:HS code yet , but that can be done pretty easy. :)

Darn, there are so much grammer errors in my previous post! Its a shame i cannot edit that now. :/
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-25 04:32:05 UTC Post #148954
Neat map. Maybe I should make a remake too...but of what.
Try a HL chapter like aprehension, I always hated the look of it

Must have more pics soon, please. :D
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-25 05:52:05 UTC Post #148980
Soon, my friend. Soon. ;)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 09:46:57 UTC Post #149236
Sorry to ask of this but, I just wanted to compare your hanger from the original , could you get a screenshot of the original for me please?
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 10:55:47 UTC Post #149245
Coming up.

Original:
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Extended:
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The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 18:51:44 UTC Post #149338
Lookin' good. But the extended screenshot seems a bit too bright. maybe make it more gloomy
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 19:00:51 UTC Post #149341
You know how I think about this, Muzzle. Nice, but it's not the exact alignment and stuff that makes a map interesting. Indeed, as Kol said, somehow the original looks better. Athmosphere is hard to grasp in the finer details.

Oh, and think about proportions if you want everything perfect anyway - those metal bar edges on the catwalk are really big compared to the catwalk itself. Feels odd.

Besides that, yeah, going fine, you just know how I think about this. (Or in other words: I wanna see those additional maps! :))
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 19:06:41 UTC Post #149342
The Original Uplink maps were compiled with different .rad file settings, making the lights shine different then it is today. I still needs tweaking, lots of it, but im not going to make things any bigger or smaller then it is in the oriignal.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-26 19:22:17 UTC Post #149343
I'd say make the lights more "Spot down", and add env_sprites as flares right next to the lights.

Looks very good though, the crane-thingy in the ceiling makes it look fresh.
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 06:01:39 UTC Post #149386
Yes, your version looks alot brighter.
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 08:04:35 UTC Post #149396
I tend to fix that. Don't worry. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 09:47:45 UTC Post #149402
You know - this whole setup looks way too hl-ish... Why not make some custom textures for the crates and containers? It would much less HL.. :)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 10:31:03 UTC Post #149406
No, custom textures take away that original "HL feeling". Can't really explain it.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 11:17:25 UTC Post #149415
Yea - HL has its own "Feel"

MAking any new textures would destroy it.

Using Blueshift or OP4 textures is ok i think - they have the same "HL feel"
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 15:29:20 UTC Post #149440
Great idea. Ill see if there are any usefull textures in those. :)

Meanwhile, tried to make the hanger a bit darker. I also added spot_lights to create those circular light patches on the floor:

Before:
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After:
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Too dark? Too light? Tell me. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-27 15:50:34 UTC Post #149444
Just a little bit brighter and i'm happy.
I like the detail on the crane and ceiling so keep detail like that all the way through this mod.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-28 03:19:12 UTC Post #149538
I just couldent help but notice (this is the only time ive had a good look at the placing of the boxes, the origional are more to the right and yours are closer to the left.
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-28 06:04:45 UTC Post #149547
Huh, they're not. :S Where?
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-28 06:15:32 UTC Post #149550
Not by much, but the 2 stacked red containers closesed to you you can see to the bottom of the ones outside and the original you can't. But don't change it i was just plaing spot the diffrence ;)
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-28 06:29:35 UTC Post #149552
Aaahh. :)

You know, there isn't much i can about that. There will be many more small differences. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2005-11-28 06:35:00 UTC Post #149554
It wouldn't be good if there weren't any differences, no... ;)
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 04:46:23 UTC Post #197497
Finally some new screenshots!

This is the destroyed lab, close to the Garg encounter room:

http://www.themightyatom.nl/projects/uplink_ext/uplink_ext7.jpg
http://www.themightyatom.nl/projects/uplink_ext/uplink_ext8.jpg
http://www.themightyatom.nl/projects/uplink_ext/uplink_ext9.jpg

This area is still WIP, im not satisfied with the lighting. Gotta love its atmosphere (HL feeling)!

There are still several area of the mod that needs some tweeking, but the overall architecture is pretty much done.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 04:55:41 UTC Post #197498
I looks great!
Maybe you can change the texture lights values to give them more contrast.
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 05:20:20 UTC Post #197499
Yeah, i tend to do that, but i also want the light to match its original. I may add some spotlights to light things up, so that some area still appear dark-ish. I don't know really.

Edit:
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NEAT!
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 08:06:06 UTC Post #197517
RIFLNEAT!

(is that the dome i see at the bottom?)
:heart:
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 08:12:32 UTC Post #197518
(is that the dome i see at the bottom?)
Correct. And i plan to add even more stuff there. :D
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 08:38:46 UTC Post #197521
Looking good, can't wait to play it.

I think i see my house in there.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 08:39:36 UTC Post #197522
I think i see my house in there
Explain!
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 08:54:48 UTC Post #197523
User posted image
^ In there! That's a map of Kalgoorlie, right?
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 09:22:35 UTC Post #197526
No. Its a top view wireframe of all the maps glued together.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 09:39:12 UTC Post #197535
White background ftw! :)
Maps lookin' awesome, Muzz.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 11:01:35 UTC Post #197550
muzz fails at stridersarcasm
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-25 11:03:00 UTC Post #197551
Yeah, i have a problem with that it seems... Argh. :nuts:
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-26 02:14:11 UTC Post #197610
Heh, don't worry, my sarcasm sucks.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 14 years ago2006-09-26 03:47:33 UTC Post #197612
Haha, made something cool for Hunter yesterday:

An enemy barney. He attacks other barney's, sci's and the player when he sees them, and other barney's attack him too. So freakin' hilarious: To barney's go berserk on eachother! Teh funny.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
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