Audio Interview with Magnar Jenssen (Number 2)

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

With the recent release of Mission Improbable and let’s not forget Whoopservatory, Magnar has cemented his position amongst the great SP Source modders.

In this second audio interview (the first is here), we mainly discuss the changes and new additions to Mission Improbable

Magnar has agreed to follow this post, so if you have questions that I didn’t ask, he may be able to answer them for you.

Rick Underhill’s site is called EditPoly.Net

This podcast was live-streamed to the Podcast17 YouTube channel and is available as a video on there.

Enjoy!


5th August 2012 16 Comments

ForestVille: The fourth 6×10 Mapping Competition

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Welcome to the fourth mapping competition in the 6×10 series.

For this competition I want you to create a forest environment.

One of the great things about Episode Two was the forest areas. They were fun to play and gorgeous to look at.

Now I recoginze that making beautiful forest scenes takes a long time, but I’m not expecting large areas. How you use the forest is up to you.


3rd August 2012 32 Comments

August 2012 – General Chat

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Haven’t gone on holiday?

Want to chat about general topics? This is the place to do that.

In the comments of this post, you can talk about anything you want, although I’d prefer if we avoided sex, politics, religion and spiders.


1st August 2012 57 Comments

Audio Interview with Magnar Jenssen plus Live stream

Just to let everybody know that I will be having an audio interview with Magnar Jenssen on Saturday 4th August at 2:00PM GMT. That’s 3:00PM Central European Time. Please check your local times.

In addition to recording and posting the interview on here, it will also be streamed live on the Podcast17 YouTube channel.

Enjoy!


31st July 2012 14 Comments

Half-Life: Interloper

The Replay Experience Experiment: Half-Life: Interloper

Gordon’s journey across Xen continues, but his supplies are running short, spent on destroying the Gonarch.

He also comes across the Xen army’s Alien Grunt cloning facility, where the army is created.

It can be noted that the Vortigaunts in one of the factories are not hostile towards the player, and will ignore him unless attacked.


31st July 2012 21 Comments

Mission Improbable

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A Resistance listening post suddenly goes off-air and you are sent in to find out what happened to the original support crew and get the station back online. Your journey begins as a rowing boat coasts towards the landing point.

Who knows what you will encounter, both on the way up to the tower and on your way down.

After that whos know where you will end up or what you will have to do!

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Total Downloads: 9,58829th July 2012
76 Comments and 27 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Desert Island Mods

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

On BBC radio 4 is a show called Desert Island Discs where a personality comes on the show and has to select 8 pieces of music, one book and one item of luxury to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island.

They talk about each selection and what it means to them, why it’s so important etc and it turns into an autobiographical chat.

Let’s use that idea and have our own “Desert Island Mods”.


25th July 2012 17 Comments

ChaseVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This competition required entrants to create some form of “chase” scene.

The player could be the person chasing or being chased.

It could be objective based (reach a specific point) or time based (remain uncaptured for a set time).

There was no restriction of the type of environment.

There are 2 entries in this mod, taking completely different design directions.

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Total Downloads: 2,60424th July 2012
51 Comments and 14 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!