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FastRedPonyCar
05-30-09, 10:40 PM
Downloaded cinematic mod 9 base, 9.5, the HD addon and 9.51 update (seriously.. is that ALL?)

Anyways, all I can say is WOW. the environment is absolutely stunning. The texture work is literally better than any game I've played to date.

World detail in general as far as polygon details and stuff like that are showing their age but that's just how they were designed years and years ago by valve. The texture work, new lighting and stuff definately breathe new life into the game.

I've started taking panoramic shots (or rather taking several shots panning across the scene and using autostitch software to stitch them together and then adobe lightroom to try and hide the ugly black edges that the auto stitch software adds :o


So far I'm to Vance's lab. the scene when you destroy the helicopter was just amazing. anwyays, enough chit chat. I'll keep this thread updated as I progress through the game.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano8.jpg

dikinher
05-30-09, 10:43 PM
I've been so wanting to download this mod, but there is no place other than fileplanet to download it. There are few places outside of fileplanet, but the hosts are rapidshare or torrents.

Sazar
05-30-09, 10:45 PM
There should be a version 10 coming soon apparently from the youtube previews

FastRedPonyCar
05-31-09, 01:12 AM
They're not the fastest servers in the world but I got mine from these guys.

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/40281

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/40282

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/41136

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/43237


I installed them in that order (base -> HD -> 9.5 update -> 9.51 update)

Buio
05-31-09, 07:05 AM
Widescreen images rocks.

BioHazZarD
05-31-09, 11:01 AM
you need like a 1gb video memory to run this or ?

XDanger
05-31-09, 06:45 PM
afaik this version is 32bit friendly, Older only ran well with 4gb ram, Dont know about vram but I'm guessing 512mb is enough.

trivium nate
05-31-09, 09:10 PM
to bad i can never get these damn things to work!

FastRedPonyCar
06-01-09, 12:27 AM
this one uses up to 1.6 gigs of system memory in the task manager. not sure about vram.

LordJuanlo
06-01-09, 10:56 AM
Can't wait for v10 with original, enhanced Alyx model

Sobbsy
06-01-09, 10:58 PM
Can't wait for v10 with original, enhanced Alyx model

The V10 based on the... 'original' (though, not really), still looks like a mad scientists failed attempt to cross a monkey with an alien.

Great shots there FastRedPonyCar, really. And not one stupid Alyx picture in sight, which is a massive plus. Do more!

FastRedPonyCar
06-01-09, 11:11 PM
The V10 based on the... 'original' (though, not really), still looks like a mad scientists failed attempt to cross a monkey with an alien.

Great shots there FastRedPonyCar, really. And not one stupid Alyx picture in sight, which is a massive plus. Do more!

Thanks. I'm using the model V14 from the pimper in most/if not all the levels. To his credit, mossman looks phenomenal. I'm not crazy about the sunken in - haven't had enough sleep - eyes on all but the original untouched Alyx model.

FastRedPonyCar
06-02-09, 07:32 AM
Just made it out of Ravenholm. Stopped at the buggy part. The coast looks awesome.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano12.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano16.jpg















And just to give you guys an idea of the full size of these shots, here's one in full resolution. I'll spare you the roughly 8.5 megs of bandwidth. click below if you want to see it. (it's too big to host on photobucket haha!)

www.drewlankford.com/images/pano16.jpg

six_storm
06-02-09, 09:11 AM
Source Engine FTW.

FastRedPonyCar
06-03-09, 01:00 AM
quite a few from the coast as I approached nova prospekt (which looks like some old haunted castle on the top of the cliff)

the extended viewing distance and lighting are absolutely spectacular.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-27.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-26.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-25.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-24.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-21.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-20.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-19.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-18.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-17.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/TN_pano-16.jpg

bob saget
06-03-09, 01:28 AM
One of my top 3 games ever. genius.

FastRedPonyCar
06-16-09, 06:13 PM
Here come more!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano40.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano39.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano38.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano37.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano36.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano35.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano34.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano33.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano32.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano31.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano30.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano29.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/tn_pano28.jpg

|MaguS|
06-16-09, 07:06 PM
Why is everything in a fish eye lense look...

DennisK4
06-16-09, 07:19 PM
This mod is made by one guy right?
I use high res texture mods for a lot of games and I cant help wondering why it is left to the mod community to make these texture updates. Typically the original textures are made with much higher resolution than is included in the game at release by the developers, so why not just include a ultra high res option for those with 512-1024mb Vram cards.

I absolutely hate, hate low res blurry textures and its very annoying to have to wait for the mod community (bless them) to make the game like it should have been from the beginning :(

FastRedPonyCar
06-16-09, 08:11 PM
Why is everything in a fish eye lense look...

the camera in the game actually has a slight pincushion form to begin with (meaning that objects in the corners of the screen will appear stretched and distorted). if you were to take that camera and zoom out more and more looking at the same thing, it would "see" more I.E. capture more of the world in one view but at the expense of straight edges.

basicaly, all of those stretched edges stitched together over and over create the illusion of barrel distortion. stitching togehter enough screen shots helps combat this becuase it has more straightness from the center of the screenshots to work with.

|MaguS|
06-16-09, 08:59 PM
Camera in the game?

Vanzagar
06-16-09, 09:13 PM
would like this game so much more if it were more free roaming, hate the lead you around by the nostrils game play... makes games to easy...

FastRedPonyCar
06-16-09, 11:03 PM
Camera in the game?

the game engine uses a "camera" view to see the game world. it's not perfectly straight on the edges. see for yourself. stand next to any NPC and look around when they're at the edge of the screen and you'll see the camera warp them the closer to the edge of the screen.

would like this game so much more if it were more free roaming, hate the lead you around by the nostrils game play... makes games to easy...

makes the game follow the brilliant story

Crow_Nest
06-17-09, 06:07 AM
This actually makes me feel like installing HL2 again... Ive never actually really made the time to download and install gigs of this guy's work. Perhaps i should give him some face. :D

FastRedPonyCar
06-17-09, 10:30 PM
Annnnnd done.

I started taking double and triple decker panoramic shots. I would basically pan across a scene at 3 different levels looking up a little bit more each pass. These were done to fully capture the hugeness of the citadel.

It also captured the hugeness of the stitched panorama (totaling over 75 screenshots per scene) with the full resolution of a couple of them being 9215 X 3151 pixels in size!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano42.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano41.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano46.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano47.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano43.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/fastredponycar/Half-Life%202/CM9/pano49.jpg



ON TO EPISODE 1!!