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  1. Question - how was the vomit made? Source engine? PostProcessing? Intrigued. Also, I humbly wish for the christmas, newyear and my bday to have FM twice a month. Thank you Santa Ross.
  2. Well, I'm happy now. Maybe it's just a placebo taking place, but not it all looks fine to me.
  3. Awesome! And I guess picture quality's improved! I don't remember the wooden floor be so shiny! Yay! I'm a happy bunny! Also, no kicker this time?
  4. As a film director, IMO, Ross has to balance between what's good for the film and what's going to attract the biggest number of viewers. I'm sure he won't do a weirdest film possible, if it's going to betray his fandom, by catastrofically deviating from it's expectation. Like doing a documentary botanic reviews of different flower species. Even if it turns out great - that's going to need at least a new separate channel on YT and will have nothing to do with Accursed Farms as we know it now. We've all seen Ross twist HL1's plot. I suppose it's possible to see him mess with level designs as well, if it's going to support his own plot line, which made FM great in the first place.
  5. The mod was a student's project for graduation, or similar. What else but sexyfing everything can we expect from a HL2 student fan? Still, it's free and that's nice. I wonder if Ross is aware of this topic at all
  6. Only if you enable those options in the configurator... It has the ability of just improving the textures, no models or anything else altered. (though the modifications that allow for fewer loading screens are mandatory) Why do people seem to always assume that there is only one configuration ever available for mods? Added a screenshot of the configurator for general public. Actually, looking at it. I suppose Ross will use the mod just because of some bugfixes it has.
  7. That is an odd argument, I was mad at first... But nowadays... I've re watched whole series in one go and to be honest, the new sounds felt better. One one hand feeling nostalgic is good, on the other Film Director's opinion on what's better turned out to be actually better. That said, I trust Ross completely on this one as well. It's just while HL1 is great because of it's gameplay and feel. Where as HL2 was built to have props (models) in large quantities, bicycle here, barrel there, some wooden planks scattered around. Meaning more stuff might make the scene more rich. At least, I believe, that's what developers said. (Compare Morrowind and Morrowind on Skyrim engine with all extra foliage and clutter, makes it weird, but after seeing all that, the original Morrowind seems so barren.) So I see several stages of change: No change HD Textures HD Textures and Models (New guns are such an eye-candy, you just have to have that new magnum) HD Textures, Models, Changed levels Full cinematic Mod conversion Some people might think it's only former or the latter, which (the latter) is undesirable. I personally highly dislike new character models. And still after seeing the beautiful parts, it hurts to see them not used, due to not knowing there was that option. :New magnum In the end, textures in higher fidelity should not subtract anything from one's nostalgia at all, yet only add to the total quality.
  8. Please elaborate... Hyperbole and vague descriptions of being "bad" doesn't really help much. While I can't speak for Box Tactics, and I will admit I'm basing this merely on screenshots of the mod, as I haven't used it myself, but I would expect the biggest complaint would be with the character designs. Not only do they look nothing like the original characters (who have a lot of personality wrapped into their designs, which thus is removed), but they just look kinda... phony. Like doll people, in this weirdly unsettling way. The environments do look nice, but I would also argue that they occasionally change too much, and often have way more visual clutter than is necessary, which can also detract from the artistic design. Also, I could see many objecting to the strong use of filters. For the record, I'm strongly in the "vanilla HL2" camp, if only because it's the one I'm most familiar with, and thus I get a greater kick out of Ross's commentary on what he finds in it. As I have said, IT'S CONFIGURABLE!
  9. Just remember how many wanted to switch to Black Mesa. In my perspective - FM is a artistic show, not a let's play. A performance. Ross is bending the game to his will, as he sees fit, that is why I suggest this route. Maybe it'll allow him for a more rich toolset to play with. I wish more people are aware of the 2nd poll, with cheat protection one, for a more accurate result. Of only Ross would add a quick annotation in his FM2EP1 video with a link to it.
  10. Cinematic has spoiled me, and I've went through so much of hl2, I'd really love to see the action take place in something different. There is also HalfLife2 Update which is not that heavy on changing everything. Comparison! That'd explain the choice at hand
  11. This is a simple poll to assess how many people would like to see FM2 with enhanced graphics. Please send here your suggestions, from my experience Fakefactory has made the most extensive mod there is, with a nice installer, different install options and tweaks. I'll add your other submissions here to the poll regularly, so everybody can vote. Also it's going to be multiple choice, for a fair voting. There is a second link, which requires everybody to use their google account, if you have one, please make a second submission, this is going to be a control, and cheat-free poll. And the results are visible after you've taken the poll. Please visit this poll: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i3EEAk6CfMQtkozrTyUb0f_IoKkfKhA8gsJqv5B2PVQ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1brI3I9UGnWeCeXPkN5LB0c1bC2zrEjgEoQm2QUGUFTA (With Google sign in) ********************************************************************************************************************************* This is how CM configurator looks like. To enhance your understanding - READ! p.s. So far so good, from the looks of it, every vote is a genuine one and the results distributing are looking similar to google sign in copy.
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