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  1. Lucifer Crass

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    FAQ.
    AI: Toned down at e3 for sake of showing the Graphics etc. off
    FSAA/AA: FIXED
    Sept 30: Is still release date (Check the info thread pg.17)
    Half-Life 2: IS NOT FAKE (Die Newbs)
    Radeon 9800: Accroding to gabe will work better than a nVidia 5900 (sorry nVidia fanboys)


    Technical Info
    All the following will be included into the game on release.........
    Ragdoll Physics
    Real Time Lighting (Not to be confused with D3 lighting, they are done differently)
    Will support Cars which work properly and will be able to have more than once person
    Half-Life 2 Will work the best on Computer
    So far will not support anything but windows but may change in the furture
    Water will not spill out of a container if the container is broken (yeah i know how u feel to)
    Everything is Physicaly simulated to have weight and mass (Freeman weighs 85kg, may difer on release)
    Metal warps and breaks like metal as does wood. (Check tunnels movie when the man hacks attack and u can see the metal plates warp then break)
    Splatter hit marks from Half-Life one will be taken out due to it being a place holder
    Mp5 will also be taken out as its a place holder also
    GABE NEWELL DOES NOT LIKE YOU!!! (PLz dont spam mail)
    There will be hit decals on enemies
    Characters faces will be life like with 40 muscles
    There will be microphone support
    Nothing about muliplayer yet, i am expecting deathmatch of sorts
    People will gib properly
    tractor beam will not be featured in the game (dont know why) but the manipulator will
    You can make springs and a te-tor-tot-or with the physics and if ur on one side and something is droped on the ajacent side the bored will either break or u will fly really far
    Bullets will fly instantly (no arch for distance)
    No richochet on bullets but modable
    no limit on multiplayer games but is a good mod problem (Accordin to gabe me thinks)
    Levels are broken down like in Half-life 1 to shorten loading
    U can purchase Via Steam or Retail

    If i missed anything plz add it, i just made this so u dont have to go picking thru 16+ pages of Gabe emails
     
  2. Prince of China

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    Can you tone that down? I'm sorry-Im to lazy to read all that.
     
  3. Guest

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    Not so much tone it down, but format and separate it better. Possibly add some punctuation to it too.
     
  4. Lyrids

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    That's basically as toned down as it gets. All of the HL2 info we know pretty much in one post.
     
  5. Lucifer Crass

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    Not that much when its written out like that is it
     
  6. genocide604

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    thank you, well done... *rubs eyes*:p
     
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    water can spill out of a container thats sciptable n00b :cheese:
     
  8. Loshadka

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    What does that mean? People's limbs will ba torn apart "the right way"?
     
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    people dont tear apart, unless the model is made to be able to do so

    gib = blow into pieces (all the way)
     
  10. BWMASTER

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    for instance
     

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    juicy
     
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    indeed :borg:
     
  14. Loshadka

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    OK, now I get it.

    coolio2man, can I translate this and post it on a russian forum? I'll mention your name, of cource.
     
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    We don't know for sure if the tractorbeam won't be in there. Gabe stated that you get upgrades for your manipulator, so the tractorbeam could be one stage of it.
     
  16. Claws

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    If you don't provide a source, this info has no weight.
     
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    I was also planning to make a simple .txt file with little facts about hl2, just for myself to make sure i don't get confused, and can keep fact and fiction separated. The info in first post sums it up quite nicely. Although verification quotes (and links) would be nice, i know it's way too much to ask (forum search feature SUCKS!) so i'll just leave it at that (exam math/stats tomorrow :()
     
  18. TheOriginalEvil

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    Claws, enough already... Please.
     
  19. Hazza

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    Surely there's loads more info than that?
    Maybe you should anything in the FAQ and in the info from Gabe thread, other than "Half Life 2 will run on a (insert system specs here)", although you should put the minimum system specs.
    Oh yeah and Gabe told me that (player) reflections are mod-able, but are system intensive, can't be bothered to put it in the info from valve thread, because I don't know whether anyone's asked it before.
     
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    Claws you are a moron. Do you actually think the game looks like that? It would be beyond easy to play and no fun. Now I know you're a needy and un-trusting person but for god sakes, watch the E3 video and then shutup, because you will have nothing more to say. Most likely the enemies were just told to fire less, the actual AI seemed to be working as shown when the soldier busts the door open. Also Gordon took hardly any damage at all when he was hit.
     
  21. Letters

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    It was stated that it's from the Valve info thread... perhaps you should read...
     
  22. Lucifer Crass

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    Yes.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Solitaire [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 3:20 PM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: One quick question


    Hi sorry to bother you. This will be my first and last email to you
    with any questions re:HL2.

    I am in the middle of a debate with a particularly hard-headed guy on
    halflife2.net's forums. My question is, to settle our dispute:

    Was the Combine AI toned down in the Barricades video - for any reason
    at all? (Don't feel the need to elaborate, just a yes or no will
    suffice.)

    Thanks in advance whether you answer or not. Can't wait to purchase
    this one of course, like half the world is waiting!
    Solitaire
    www.tdr-px.com



    Who wants to kill claws

    EDIT: Could be a fake e-mail, look at the TO: Address Gabe Newell? Not his e-mail address.....O well i still think it was dumbed down
     
  23. Guest

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    hey coolio2man, nice post, keep going, keep ur eyes on the gabe's e-mail. tell us what's new.
     
  24. TheOriginalEvil

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    coolio you need to make sure you give proper credit to the real emailer. Solitaire.
     
  25. Lucifer Crass

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    It says Solitare on the e-mail already :cheers:
    check From: Part of it
     
  26. Piddy

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    Thank God that's cleared up. I had been wondering what the heck I was going to run it on. :)
     
  27. Claws

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    And just who do you think this hard-headed guy is? My original reply to this thread was posted before Gabe replied to that e-mail. Check the time of the post next time. Yeesh, do I have to explain everything?
     
  28. Lucifer Crass

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    Just trying to keep this current to nubs can read it
     
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    Oh jeez, and here I am upgrading my toaster.
     
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    Gibs suck, they just... suck! ive never liked gibs, i mean, who blows up into smalls peices being hit by a crowbar (not saying it aint fun but...) or a laser, its CRAP. gimme a gren blowing up with 4 people ragdolling in the air.
    if the gibs are gay in HL2 im gonna make a MOD to take them out muahah!

    hehe :D
     
  31. Solidarnosi

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    umm. That is my email I sent earlier (I'm Solitaire/Solidarnosi). I guess you need to be told that when using an address from your address book in Outlook Express, it puts in "To:___" and fills in the name of the person based upon what you entered in the address book fields. I happen to have put in "Gabe Newell" in the first & last names fields, for some stupid reason....
     
  32. Lucifer Crass

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    Cool just so that cleared up and CLAWS DIES MUHAHAHAHAH
     
  33. Lucifer Crass

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    Half-Life 2 uses hit-box hit detection.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 1:00 PM
    To: [email protected]alvesoftware.com
    Subject: quick short question, promise!


    Does HL2 use per-pixel hit detection? Or are we still working with hit boxes? Thanks!

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    Ahhh man, is hit box better?
    Also trying to keep thread current
     
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    hit box is less accurate than per poly
     
  35. Lucifer Crass

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    Whats the point in useing it then?
     
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    im guessin the boxes will be much better than the cs hs ones
     
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    Uses less resources.....and works just as well?
     
  38. Lucifer Crass

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    Keeping current
     
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    hmmm... only one thing to nitpick.

    people get confused about the bullets. i've read lots of people say that bullets travel instantly, which they do NOT. just like in half-life 1, they have a velocity and can arch etc. ie. the crossbow.

    i believe the confusion here is that half-life 2 does not use per pixel collision detection. this does NOT mean that bullets travel instantly. half-life 2 uses hit box detection, meaning if the bullets go inside of these polygons, you get shot. thus, the collision detection is as accurate as you want to make those boxes.
     
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    um, actually gabe said the bullets will be instant. They are hitscans and thus travel instantly. The only reason halflife 1 and 2 looks like it has bullets with velocity is because the tracers are meant to give that illusion. But the fact remians that they are instant and have no arch
     

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