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In today's day and age we experience different types of contributions within the customization community. Why not take a few steps backwards and look at what was being created years ago? “Oldies of GameBanana” digs up the best creations from the past and focuses on submissions that really changed the modding community. That being said, prepare to witness some of the greatest work GameBanana, FPSBanana, and CSBanana have ever seen!

I guess it all comes down to the ultimate question: “What does it take to make a great submission?” Obviously there are different factors depending on the submission. When looking at skins, a key feature is originality. Today we see some unique creations but nothing really makes us put down our drink and say “Wow!” GameBanana goes back a whole decade, a time when customization really started to surface. Obviously Counter Strike 1.6 was a big breakthrough in customization; however the real game changer was when Counter Strike: Source released on November 16th, 2004. Players and skinners/mappers were greatly excited with this release, but no one really knew how rapidly customization would grow within the Counter Strike: Source community.

In 2006 members by the name of DarkElfa and Unbreakable® created something unique: the first ever animated glove skin for Counter Strike: Source. Although it was just a “test” and never actually had a final release, this skin was an eye opener of possibility for future content. Many members tried to create their own animated submissions, and despite their little success, DarkElfa's submission may inspire a new skinner to use animation in their creation for everyone to use!



Darkelfa's animated glove for CS:S

And why not talk about a submission that shocked everyone with surprise? I'm sure anyone who has played Counter Strike and Team Fortress 2 knows that our Sprays section has a “Distractions” section, consisting of sprays that will physically distract an enemy player on the battlefield. Five years ago, a member by the name of Rumpelbube created a spray that changed the “Distractions” sprays forever. What can be more distracting than a fake spy spray that fades in when you come closer to it? This submission to this day is still shocking because of its simplicity yet effectiveness in-game. Although Rumpelbube is not making sprays anymore, his submission will go down in history as a revolution in spray creation.



The fade away affect in action!

Want to learn how to create the fade away affect? A member by the name of Reag has created a tutorial that goes over everything you need to create your own fade away spray!

Although the last submission was a tough choice, it would have to highlight Modderfreak. Modderfreak is a jack-of-all trades, and picking his best contribution is nearly impossible with his amazing portfolio. More specifically though, I feel like his best masterpiece would be his Team-Fortress 2 Rocket re-model. Unfortunately, we haven't seen any of his work in quite a while, so it only makes sense to revisit his past. I feel like this unique and simple idea inspired many TF2 3D artists and skinners to create more original TF2 content.



Modderfreaks rocket being attached to the Scout for faster transportation!

To see all of Modderfreak's submission's click here.

This concludes the first issue of “Oldies of GameBanana”. Stay tuned for our second issue outlining some Maps, GUI's and Sprays that have changed customization. If you have any suggestions on submissions you think deserve a highlight in this series feel free to post below!

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    One of the most revolutionary C4 skins :-

    DefOne's C4 which introduced an animated timer display. Seen lots of skins using the anims since.
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    > **Posted by LANDVOGT**

    > > **Posted by Rampage470**
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    > > > **Posted by LANDVOGT**
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    > > > Too sad that the 1.6 section got deleted and nothing out of it will appear here : /
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    > > What do you mean?
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    > I mean that since all of the maps and skins etc of 1.6 got deleted some time ago, Eugene can't put anything from that section in another part of the Oldies of Gamebanana (except he remembers something, what would be great : )

    Yep, many great skins were lost that time (FPSBanana). We could ask natko if he have em' all in his PC.
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    Always felt proud when that spam of fading sprays came into play after that gamechanger came out from here :P
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    > **Posted by Rampage470**

    > > **Posted by LANDVOGT**
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    > > Too sad that the 1.6 section got deleted and nothing out of it will appear here : /
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    > What do you mean?

    I mean that since all of the maps and skins etc of 1.6 got deleted some time ago, Eugene can't put anything from that section in another part of the Oldies of Gamebanana (except he remembers something, what would be great : )
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    > **Posted by LANDVOGT**

    > Too sad that the 1.6 section got deleted and nothing out of it will appear here : /

    What do you mean?
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    Too sad that the 1.6 section got deleted and nothing out of it will appear here : /
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    > **Posted by LATTEH**

    > Are you guys gonna do one for mapping and other things? this is pretty cool and one thing that gamebanana has an exclusive for.

    Yeah! Maps, sounds, GUI's etc.
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    Are you guys gonna do one for mapping and other things? this is pretty cool and one thing that gamebanana has an exclusive for.
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    > **Posted by thehappyearthling**

    > Wow! These are amazing! Out of curiosity, did these ideas originate at Gamebanana, or was it posted somewhere else and these were the first of it's kind here?

    These submissions were posted here first on CSBanana, and FPSBanana quite some time ago.
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    Wow! These are amazing! Out of curiosity, did these ideas originate at Gamebanana, or was it posted somewhere else and these were the first of it's kind here?
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