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Half-Life 2

By running
Apr 22, 2003
  1. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    I wonder if Doom 3 will support cooperative play like Doom 1 and 2? That was one of the coolest features of the game and the ONLY game to have fun cooperative play. Not many games have ever supported that. Half Life 1 has a mod for it but you dont get to play the regular levels, but instead just custom levels. In Doom 1 & 2, cooperative play was played on the same levels as single player games.
     
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Doom 3 is supposed to be single player only.
     
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Latest on Doom 3 ...

    Doom 3 has no multi-player

    Apparently, it has already taken around 60 man-years to develop, even without the multi-player.
     
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    That link is B.S. I've read other websites where John said it IS supporting multiplayer capabilities. And even if I hadn't read that I would still know that Doom 3 not having multiplayer capabilitys would be total B.S.

    Please dont believe everything you read! :D
     
  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Doom 3 Multiplayer ...

    "Well it seems that there's been quite a bit of confusion about DOOM3 and specifically the multiplayer. As John Carmack mentioned in his speech they were looking at a 4 player limited peer to peer system for DOOM3 currently. That is just what is currently working on DOOM3, however it has been clearly stated in the past, and again to me while at QuakeCon by a couple of employees that there are vague plans for a multiplayer follow-up patch or product for DOOM3 that have not been fully decided on. So dont panic! all this means for multiplayer is that the singleplayer version of DOOM3 may be including a limited multiplayer portion although probably not. Just keep your pants on and wait for the multiplayer patch/expansion." - Shacknews

    Together with that previous news I posted, it looks like multiplayer will be added later, and will not be in the initial release.
     
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    heheh, what I tell ya! :p

    just kiddin ;)
     
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,601   +110

  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Those clips are totally awesome!!!

    Makes other games look totally lame.

    More detail than a 2002 Tax Return.

    Lovely Alyx ...

    Ok, that's it for now. Review over. :D
     
  9. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    I almost wizzed in my pants watching all these vids of HL2. Downright amazing lighting, effects, AI, graphics, sound.. its ALL mind-boggling. I know I will spend hours at a time in on room just playing with the different features of the game.
     
  10. doogie

    doogie TS Rookie

    This is the game ive been waiting 4 and ive downloaded the tralier for the game and it looks awesome. See it for yourself! I really hope that someone releases a counterstrike mod with bot AI that would rock my world!
     
  11. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 127

    Actually the new CS patch v1.6 that will be coming out soon will include bot support. You won't need to wait for HL2 to get decent bot support for CS!!
     
     
  12. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Doom 3 is not single player. Trust me.

    I believe Carmack has already made it more than clear that there WILL be multiplayer in Doom3, though I strongly believe that the multiplayer will be sort of a "patch" as some describe it, or maybe almost kind of like how Return to Castle Wolfenstein's single/multiplayer seperate exectuables work. You may not be able to load up a game of Doom3 and click "single player" or "multiplayer" as it has been in the past but I am 100% certain that Doom3 will feature multiplayer code in some fashion.

    Besides, look at the facts -- Carmack would be a complete ***** (which he is not) to not feature multiplayer in a followup to one of the greatest games ever created, and it would very much hurt the sales.
     
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Did you read what Nic posted earlier in this thread?
    There is (currently) a max 4 person multiplayer limit...

    And what is more, you can't join a game in progress... You'll have to be present when the game start...

    The 4 player max shouldn't be too much of a problem, as mod'ers should be able to create bigger maps... But there seems to be little chance for D3 to let you join a game in progress... :(

    For more information about D3 and multiplayer, take a look at this little Q&A from GameSpy, and this and this article over @ ShackNews...

    Or use this search on google for more information....
     
  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy TS Rookie

    The game is gonig to be great. I am really looking forward to it.
     
  15. ill-frosty

    ill-frosty TS Rookie

    does anyone happen to have links to trailers? gimme some links that work :p please...
     
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,356   +283

    Okay - I can now openly admit this. I have NEVER been a fan of Half Life or any mods for it (that includes TFC and CS) but this game I am pretty hot for. I downloaded the 600+ meg video of it from fileshack (lemme find link for ya ill) and I was totally amazed. It will be a great single player experience and I may even try some sort of CS mod for it whenever that comes out. I will go search for that link and post it here for those who have not seen this video - it's an absolute must!

    LNCPapa
     
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,356   +283

  18. ill-frosty

    ill-frosty TS Rookie

    thx a lot. im in the process of downloading right now. i've always been a huge fan of half-life and i'm a huge fan of counter-strike. i think we'll all enjoy hl2.
     
  19. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I agree, I can't wait for this to come out. I will have to check out that video tonight when I get home.
     
  20. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,601   +110

    Do! , its jaw dropping, drool enducingly awesome!
     
  21. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,601   +110

  22. Shinkada

    Shinkada TS Rookie

    I was having an argument with a close friend the other day that Consoles had finally surpassed Computers as far as games and graphics were concerned. I watched that video. I now have to ban this site from his computer, cus as soon as he finds this video, he's instantly going to be able to proove me wrong. PC games are usually so slack. Trust Valve to be the first to actually have a PC game with graphics that contend with consoles out of cutscenes.
    :D Now alls we have to do is see whether it's computers or consoles that reach Animatrix/Final Fantasy movie quality graphics first. And that, people, will be the day that it could take a single image to make a human being have 5 simultaneous orgasms without the use of hands. Even if the pic was of a brick wall, the graphics would be SO incredible, that the simple thought of it would give you the sensation...

    Wow. I think I said a bit too much. Eh... Heh heh... Gotta go! -sprints to avoid gunfire-
     
  23. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    PC graphics will ALWAYS be better than console graphics, due to hardware product cycles of six months, as opposed to console product cycles of three years plus. PC games also tend to be more intellectually stimulating as they are designed with mature users in mind, unlike console games, which are are designed to be quick and easy to get into. There is also a wider selection of titles for PCs and no platform specific licencing to segregate users of different brand hardware.
     
  24. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Nic is right, consoles have never had better graphics than PC's. Console's USE PC video cards, are programmed on PC's, and by time a particular console is out PC's have better video cards.
     
  25. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    oh brother

    first he has us liking the same games (different forum)...........now, simultaneous orgasms.........don't forget your towelettes ......hehe
     
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