Then it would only be 2003, 2008, or 2009. I'd like to think that in this December, the Hadron Collider will be activated or some other facility in New Mexico (of which there is actually a rocket testing one known as 'Black Mesa', funnily enough) that will cause a Resonance Cascade. Once this year passes December, I at least hope to have my Half-Life project done. That will be be in time for the eleventh anniversary as well as the incident date. And that would be good.If this is true, and HL1 is somewhere between 1990 and 2020, it could only have been 1992, 97, 98, 2003, 08, 09, 14, 15, or 2020.
If the manual says 200- AD, then it has to have been 2003, 2008, or 2009.
ummm... all that indicates is that they only had one calendar model... and it was designed by sonebody at Vavle in December...If you look at the calendar in HL1, it is December (on ALL the calendars in Black Mesa) this indicates that the calendar is correct, an not behind.
To be fair, what justification would there be to make another calendar model? All calendars tend to be on the same date ...ummm... all that indicates is that they only had one calendar model... and it was designed by sonebody at Vavle in December...
I know, but his justification for the calendars all being correct was that they were all the same date... meaning it would have been incorrect if the calendars were NOT all consistent... it's wierd logic, the way it was written. The point does hold, and the date is December.To be fair, what justification would there be to make another calendar model? All calendars tend to be on the same date ...
If it's in the game, it means it was December.
I read on your MobyGames profile (http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22310/) that for Half-Life: Opposing Force you designed all new HECU classes, all of the Race X creatures, and some of the weapons. Is that true? And what weapons exactly did you design?
Since our game was about being with soldiers, we took what valve had created and improved upon it with new versions/classes. I was responsible for creating all the soldiers; Medic, Sergeant, Engineer, Saw gunner, and any other variation in the game (it's been a long time since I've played so I can't quite remember all of them) I also made the shock trooper and pit worm boss.
As for weapons, I made the m4, displacer canon, spore launcher, rocket launcher, and a few others, again, it's been awhile. I was also responsible for making higher detail versions of all the weapons and soldiers for the HD packs.
Speaking of Race X (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Race_X). When I first joined the Half-Life wiki (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page), an article about a Race X creature named Sprite existed (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Sprite). What I'd like to know is, is that its proper name (since it seems more to be the name of what it is in terms of video game design rather than a proper in-universe name), and is it part of the Race X or not?
It’s just a technical description for an effect in a video game.
What is the Race X exactly? I know they don't fit into Mr Laidlaw's view of the universe, but what was the backstory you chose for them? Where do they come from? What is their purpose? (I read it was to invade the planet to acquire its natural resources, is that correct?) Whose side are they on, if any? What does the "X" stand for?
We wanted to add some new creature variety without messing with what valve had already established. Since the black mesa facility was experimenting with portal technology, it made sense that a rift to different dimension other than xen could have opened up to let other creatures in. Not knowing where this rift was, the name “X” was used to define the unknown.
About the Spore Launcher weapon (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Spore_Launcher). Its model name is "baby_strooper". Does that mean it is an infant Shock Trooper (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Shock_Trooper), or that it originally was but was discarded later in development?
Yes, Think of it as a tadpole version of a shock trooper.
What are the ultimate fates of Stanley Rosenberg, Richard Keller, Gina Cross and Colette Green? A body similar to Cross' can be seen underwater on Xen in Opposing Force, is that her or her model put there randomly?
Hope this helps.
Me, and my friend emailed Randy Pitchford for Rosenberg's official first name. This was his respond:Bite (Escape Velocity developer) said:I made up Dr. Rosenberg's first name myself, but later I discovered a Wikipedia article that had also denoted his first name as Stanley. Since I had no knowledge of that, it's kind of weird how both names coincided.
Brian Martel is the creator of the textures and models for Opposing Force. He's still at Gearbox Software.Randy Pitchford said:"...of course Dr. Rosenberg has a first name. I do not recall what it is off hand (and I don’t think it’s relevant to any of the things that are revealed in Blue Shift)..."
Marc Laidlaw said:The Race-X creatures
didn't seem particularly well adapted to Xen. I imagine their home lay
I think Matthew Armstrong was responsible for the part. I don't have his contact information. You can find him on the Gearbox forums, his username is "hellface".Well, seeing how their portals are, I can imagine their homeworld with a lot of pink, and my eyes are bleeding already.
http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/member.php?userid=15I knew about the guide, I just never read it, so I don't really know how much interesting facts it provides. And there's no "hellface" on the Gearbox forums...
Interesting find.I wouldn't bug them - many people who worked on Opposing Force left Gearbox ages ago, same goes for Valve. Oh, and here's a little trivial information - Rosenberg's entity name is Rosencrantz in some Decay missions.
Have you looked at the Gearbox .plan files on Blue's News? There's some interesting stuff there, like that the Shock Trooper was prototyped with the voice of Greedo from Star Wars: http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/finger.pl?id=293&time=19991028175005Nothing is trivial for me
I thought it had always been clear race X was from somewhere else than Xen.Because his existance has become meaningless. The only thing he knew about himself was where he came from, and now even that is being taken from him by the small and continuityly challenged minds of Gearbox.
Yes, that is correct. I do believe Race X was from another dimension, universe, or even planet, and saw a good opportunity to take over earth during the original portal storms caused by Nihilanth.I thought it had always been clear race X was from somewhere else than Xen.