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Tyrion
08-28-2003, 05:11 AM
*opens up a door, wondering where the hell he is. Takes a watered down martini(I.E. 99.99% water and the rest alchohol..) and sits on a comfy swamp stump*

Anyone else making thier underwear and anything directly beneath them yellow? Half-life2 will suck up most of my free time this fall. I mean, JA wont compete against it. Only KoToR will.

The cool things about it is the physics and shadows. You can "pick up" (via the Manipulation Beam) any object(and I mean any object. A bird, a turd, a box, even a fox!Oh,and a nice zombie-fied corpse. Not kidding) and then swing it against some other objects, like boxes or desks, and they respond according to the laws of motion. Hell, you can pick up a matress, and it flips and flops when you swing it at something.

Then there's the shadowing. Normally,you'd think it would just be something to increase graphics. But no, Valve is brilliant and made them replace polygons. Thousands of polygons are replaced by one,with VERY clever shading. Which means lots of extra processing power. And it means you get decent graphics with low specs. I mean, 800mhz and a DX 6 compliant card low.

Oh, and then there's the AI. Brilliant. They follow you, they determine wether it's safe to fight or flee. You now dont need to babysit them. For the most part,they can handle thierselves.

Now some links...

http://www.fileplanet.com/files/120000/129654.shtml

That shows you how they made the 1-polygon walls, as I told you above.

http://www.halflife2.net/
http://www.planethalflife.com/

Those give great information on Half-life2, and up-to-date news on it.

*takes the left exit out*


That gives great information

GUNNER
08-28-2003, 06:00 AM
I might even cut back on my CS when this baby comes out. I am ready to kick headcrab ass.


Goooooo Gordon Freeman

Lost Welshman
08-28-2003, 08:01 AM
I saw all 700mb of the preview movies and It looks awsome. You forgot to mention the amazing facial animation Ty. Everything about the game seems amazing. The physics are awsome, the detail is stunning and the A.I is the best ever. This game is going to rock.

And don't worry GUNNER, it is supposed to be easier to mod than the original half life, so expect Counter Strike 2.

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 08:27 AM
I'd have to say that I have never played Half-life.

GUNNER
08-28-2003, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Darth Rythe
I'd have to say that I have never played Half-life.

Oh my josh. Get you butt to your local game store and buy it now. It is bar none on of the best FPS games made. I'm sure you can even find a used copy for maybe $10 or less.

I also liked Opfor.. Blue Shift wasn't that good but it was a HL knock off so I had to get it.

Any one ever play any of the other few hundred single player maps made out there..

I hjave played about 50 HL single player maps and jsu about every one of them was awesome.

The "They Hunger" maps by Neil Manke were great. He also did USS DarkStar.

There a quite a few HL single player sites out there to DL them from.. Go check some out. You wont be disapointed.

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 08:49 AM
I'll see what I can do.

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 09:31 AM
Why?

GUNNER
08-28-2003, 09:41 AM
I don't want you to miss out , that's why.;)

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 09:45 AM
aw how nice.

Checkk yor pm's

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 09:48 AM
They are full, there for I can not send you a message.

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 09:50 AM
your box is full, delete your sent messages.

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 10:01 AM
You get it?

Darth Rythe
08-28-2003, 10:10 AM
Should I ask Rhett?

HertogJan
08-28-2003, 12:27 PM
Hmmm.. am I pissing in my pants??

*looks down*

Yes I am!! This game is going to be great and I'm looking forward to it soooo much!! Yes it's probably better than JA and Doom III and Deus Ex 2 and the rest :)

/me smells over 100 game of the year awards :)

Tyrion
08-28-2003, 12:41 PM
Bah,Gunner and Darth Rythe, ever heard of messaging in PM's? I had thought 18 different people replied to this thread. oops. :p

StormHammer
08-28-2003, 12:54 PM
Of course I'm looking forward to Half-Life 2. No self-respecting hardcore FPS player wouldn't be... ;)

From what I've seen (a few of the shorter 'trailers' and all the screenshots) it certainly looks very tasty, and it's inherent modability will obviously give it the long-standing success of it's predecessor.

Now that the engine is in place, perhaps it won't take quite as long for them to pump out Half-Life 3 (yes, there will be a third, because it's a trilogy - apparently).

In spite of all it's great features, though, it's still not at the top of my wanted list. That is definitely reserved for Deus Ex 2, because Deux Ex 1 is my favourite game of all time, closely followed by Jedi Knight/Outcast.

I'll definitely be getting HL2 on release, though. I just hope they don't try to 'rush' it to meet their promised deadline. I'd rather have a slight delay and solid performance with no bugs, than need a patch a few weeks after release to fix things just because they wanted to stick to a particular date.

And yeah...Rythe and GUNNER...please try to keep on topic. Now you've sorted your PM problem...you might want to remove some of those redundant posts. Thanks guys. ;)

Tyrion
08-28-2003, 12:58 PM
Stormhammer...you have to remember. They've been doing this for 5 years! I'd think they'd make it relatively bug-free by that time. :p

StormHammer
08-28-2003, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Stormhammer...you have to remember. They've been doing this for 5 years! I'd think they'd make it relatively bug-free by that time. :p

Not so, my friend. ;)

They've been building the engine over those five years - but the game itself has only been in development for about a year. It's the game I'm talking about in terms of bugs, not the engine. ;)

Tie Pilot
08-28-2003, 01:10 PM
I'll definitely be getting HL2 on release, though. I just hope they don't try to 'rush' it to meet their promised deadline. I'd rather have a slight delay and solid performance with no bugs, than need a patch a few weeks after release to fix things just because they wanted to stick to a particular date.

Yeah look what happened to Star Wars Galaxies, people are paying to beta test if you get my meaning ;)

KBell
08-28-2003, 03:03 PM
im not exactly issing my pants for this game, but it will be a must buy for my library. I'd much prefer to play Deus Ex 2 and Doom 3, now THOSE are games im pissing my pants for :p

Arreat
08-28-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Darth Rythe
I'd have to say that I have never played Half-life.

Ditto. I've never really liked half-life to begin with. Im more of the UT type since it respawns faster than halflife.

EDIT: You have to sign up to see the movie :-(.

Tyrion
08-28-2003, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Arreat
Ditto. I've never really liked half-life to begin with. Im more of the UT type since it respawns faster than halflife.

EDIT: You have to sign up to see the movie :-(.

It's free to sign up. It doesnt require the membership that you need to pay for.

Oh and..half life respawns as soon as you die. Unless you mean Counter-strike and DoD. Counterstrike is rounds, and DoD is every 15 seconds, if I remember correctly.

Arreat
08-28-2003, 06:07 PM
Umm I don't know what counterstrike game I played... All I know is that its a counterstrike :S. Yeah I know its free just that I hate filling out forms!:)

ckcsaber
08-28-2003, 10:07 PM
Yes, I cannot wait for this game. Half-Life is one of my favorite games for one reason. The story.

The story is done so well, it's unbelievable. The scripted sequences are hidden inside the gameplay, actually giving you the feeling of being a part of the story itself. Half-Life 2 will do this much better, which is why I'm so psyched.

Oh, and all that physics stuff is really cool as well.
:D

gorganfloss
08-29-2003, 03:18 AM
Im pissing my pants to play it. Being able to smash soldiers over the head with a giant swinging pipe and blowing a box off a roof to smash another dude has me all jumpy inside.
Yay violence!:p

XERXES
08-29-2003, 03:53 AM
well if I had a 5gig processor, 256mb vid card THEN I would piss my pants about HL2. But until then...meh.

Boba Rhett
08-29-2003, 03:57 AM
Awww c'mon, xerxes, just a little trickle?

GUNNER
08-29-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer


And yeah...Rythe and GUNNER...please try to keep on topic. Now you've sorted your PM problem...you might want to remove some of those redundant posts. Thanks guys. ;)

Done.. As you requested.

Sorry.

BCanr2d2
08-29-2003, 10:17 AM
It has it's issues, it can't be played with FSAA (Full Screen Anti-Aliasing) turned on. A trick that they used to help for speed on lower machines exposes a flaw/shortcoming of DirectX 9. So, it won't be as graphically stunning as everyone is expecting.

Tyrion
08-29-2003, 01:27 PM
I thought they fixed that? Besides, the movies didnt have AA or FSAA(not sure on FSAA) in them,and they still looked good.

StormHammer
08-29-2003, 04:42 PM
I don't usually play with FSAA anyway, so I couldn't care less.

I do think Tyrion is right though...I believe in a recent article they said that they'd fixed it, so it should no longer be an issue. :)

Acrylic
08-29-2003, 05:28 PM
I must get the game. (Thanks Ty for the Wall link) Its imazing (Forgot how to spell that word) how they can make a HUGE wall with one polygon.

Amazing with Technology these days. :) *boggled*

txa1265
08-29-2003, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
I don't usually play with FSAA anyway, so I couldn't care less.

I do think Tyrion is right though...I believe in a recent article they said that they'd fixed it, so it should no longer be an issue. :) It is fixed. This is one of those stupid, overblown non-issues. People were saying 'if they don't get FSAA I won't buy it!' Really? Good riddance!

I consider myself very excited as it is in my top 5 'most wanted' despite HL1 not making my FPS all-time top 10.

It looks gorgeous ... and the physics are spectacular. The graphics are very good, and they seem to have figured a way to compromise to still have the great faces and motion, yet not have as demanding a spec as Doom3. Of course, the videos show blocky fingers and bodies compared to other 'advanced' engines. But who cares - it looks great!

My concern is gameplay. Good physics != good game. We've seen nothing new since E3 (all of these 'new' videos are just rehash), and what we've seen looks good, but most of what we've seen is monsters, and monsters can be boring (see Elite Force II). I hope they mix it up well - I have a very good feeling from what I've seen.

Mike

jokemaster
08-30-2003, 12:41 AM
hold on lemme check *Checks pants* NO, oh crap *pisses pants after seeing all the known HL2 movies without pausing* There it goes.
I am the manipulateh
Anyway, i'm gonna love this game, I'm gonna kill one soldier, then use his body against the rest. WOOOHOOO!