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Frraksurred

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Frequently Asked Questions
« on: September 24, 2005, 10:50:38 PM »

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“What is HL:S:HD?”
HL:S:HD is a third party mod that endeavors to convert as much Community created high definition content into the Source version of Half-Life as possible.

“What kind of models are you converting?”
HL:S:HD contains many of the HD weapon, world and NPC models from the Play Station 2 version of Half-Life.  It is worth noting that the HD pack Valve recently released via Steam uses the HD models from Gearbox's "Blue Shift".  These models are about half the number of polygons and lower resolution textures then the PS2 versions.  What's more, several of our models have been further updated by members of the Mod community, such as Ambient.Impact of the Half-Life Improvement Team and our own Romka.

“What kind of improvements have you made?”
Source’s added ability has in many cases allowed us to add not only higher polygon models and higher resolution textures, but also normal maps, chrome effects, corrected menus and improved sounds.

“Does it only include models?”
Along with the models we have added a texture pack that replaces many of the map textures with high-resolution community made textures.  This texture pack was part of an older project that has since been abandoned.  It replaces about 1% of the total number of map textures within Half-Life, but that single percent amounts to over 300 textures, many used in multiple areas within the game.

"Is HL:S:HD 2.0 the only project you are working on?"
Not any longer.  We have accumulated so much content, including multiple variations of several models, that we could not fit it all into one pack.  Since our initial aim was to keep the original feel of HL, particularly the PS2 release, we were turning down incredible material that simply did not fit our goal.  Well, that was unacceptable... consequently we created the "Bonus Pack".  The Bonus Pack is filled with all kinds of goodies that are exceptionaly well done, but fall outside our guidelines.  Like what you say?  How about an MP5 instead of an M4?  How about a deployed shotgun, or very organic looking Snark and Pit Worm?  How about... well, just click the link and check it out yourself.  ;D

“Do you have any multiplayer plans?”
To our joy Valve recently released HLDM:S with Episode 1.  We have already begun to port our models over and are gradually starting to troubleshoot.  If all goes well we will be making a separate release for all you multiplayers to enjoy!

"Will there be any HL2 or Episodic content?"
No.  Nope.  Huh-uh.  Zip.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  No sir.  NoO0Oone whatsoever.   ;D
Our project strives to retain the same general look and feel of the original HL.  While we have nothing against HL2 models, we simply prefer to leave a difference between the two generations.

“How is beta-testing being handled?”
We previously made a semi-public beta-testing release.  However, due to abuse and misrepresentation, the beta had to be removed.  For the time being 2.0 is being beta-tested internally.  We apologize to our loyal and patient fans for this inconvenience.

“How close are you to being done?”
Version 1.0 of the pack was released some time ago and contained only the weapons and a few characters.  We are currently beta-testing version 2.0, which has many more models, textures and several bug fixes.  Though we have suffered a few set-backs as of late, we have but a few stuborn bugs to erradicate and we should be looking at a viable release.  After v2.0 is released the Bonus Pack will follow in short order.  Then we will focus on HLDM:S until it is completed.

"Do you take requests?"
We certainly do.  We take all respectful, courteous, relative and realistic requests into consideration.  That does not mean we will be able to fulfill every request, but for those that fit within the parameters of our project and are requested with the same common decency that you would expect... we shall do out best.

"How do I make a request?"
We have a board within our forums dedicated to Requests.  If there is something you would like to see or alter in one of our projects, this is the place to let us know.  In turn we will do some evaluation and get back to you with our conclusions.  Please do not confuse this board with the Submissions board.  The what board you say?  Well, read on.

"What if I want to submit something for potential use in a HL:S:HD project?"
We have added a child board for that very purpose.  If you have a model, texture, sound, sprite, map entity... or anything else you think would help HD HL:S then head on over to our "Submissions" board and let us know.  We will evaluate the item for quality, fit and implementation and if we decide to use it, we will contact you with our response.  Please read the submission guidelines before posted an item for the first time.

"Is version 1.0 still available, and if so where can I download it?"
V.1 of the pack was released by Baracuda in late 2004.  It included the Scientists, Barney, Gman and weapons from the PS2 version of HL.  The weapons were converted by Kimhenning and the characters by Barneyinblue.  It is still available for download at: http://files.filefront.com/Half_Life_Source__High_Quality_Models/;3820876;;/fileinfo.html.

"When is the release date for 2.0?"
Some time around when it's done:P




If you have additional questions, post them here and we will do our best to address them.
 
This area is for questions relating to HL:S:HD, please take care of your general chit chat else where.

Thank you.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 09:15:46 PM »

Do you have any plans for other Half Life Source projects after the model pack? Finishing the texture pack for example?
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 10:43:18 PM »

That is Besli's work, not this pack's.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 11:34:45 PM »

Do you have any plans for other Half Life Source projects after the model pack? Finishing the texture pack for example?

As Anakite has mentioned, that pack actually belongs to Besli.  He agreed to merge with our pack some time back, however the project has pretty much died.  Besli has tried more then once to gather some texture artists and revive it but has not met with much success.  There is a remote possibility it may awaken again, but with Black Mesa: Source in the works I think most people have given up on such work.

Thanks for the assistance Anakite.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 03:44:36 AM »

Anytime I *can* help, I will try.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 02:28:04 PM »

We probably should also mention around here that their are ment to be no HL2 models :)

I know its mentioned in "Forum Guidelines" in Requests:

http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=2160.0

But it cant hurt to also mention it here.

Cheers flynia

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 02:29:47 AM »

Good point.  I'll get on it.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 02:39:28 AM »

You forgot SFA :P

Cheers flynia

Will there be any HL2 content?
No.  Nope.  Huh-uh.  Zip.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  No sir.  NoO0Oone whatsoever.   ;D
Our project strives to retain the same general look and feel of the original HL.  While we have nothing against HL2 models, we simply prefer to leave a difference between the two generations.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 08:48:02 PM »

Just put it in your signatures  :P
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2005, 04:08:28 AM »

Just put it in your signatures :P

LOL!  Good idea...

though we would probably still get asked.  ::)
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2005, 04:11:06 PM »

Frraksurred, can you please add to that list that we will not just drop everything to make a model for a request.
i.e. We will not respond to demands like this - http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=2912.0

We're happy to add models that you kindly request to the bonus pack, but we will not stop everything to convert and release one model that has been demanded by one person.

Thankyou.


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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2005, 04:06:55 AM »

Totally and completely agreed... we should also mention that potential models should also inculde credits so that we know who to contact :)

Cheers flynia

Frraksurred, can you please add to that list that we will not just drop everything to make a model for a request.
i.e. We will not respond to demands like this - http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=2912.0

We're happy to add models that you kindly request to the bonus pack, but we will not stop everything to convert and release one model that has been demanded by one person.

Thankyou.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2005, 05:21:59 AM »

Done.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 05:05:50 AM »

Can we also add a statement about this mod and that its not designed to work with "Garrys Mod" etc.

Cheers flynia
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2005, 12:21:32 AM »


“What is HL:S:HD?”
HL:S:HD is a third party mod that...

Third party mod wth? this is a pack of models and some textures, not another coded game... What makes it a thirdparty mod?
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