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Hybrid Style Grunt for HL/BS
- A Mod for Half-Life
If you are a good observer of small (or not so small) details surely you already realized Opposing Force HD grunts have many aesthetic differences with Half-Life/Blue Shift HD grunts. Some examples: 1- Backpack; While the Op4 grunt has dark green and full of pockets one, the HL/BS grunts has a single one without pockets, in light green color. 2- Sargeants faces; Op4 sargeants (the beret guys) have a younger look, while HL/BS look a bit older and "evil". 3- Balaclava grunt; the shotgun guy has slightly different head textures. The Op4 one has darker texture of his balaclava and even of his googles reflect, using the original textures of HL's LD grunt. While HL/BS HD ones wear a lighter balaclava with a different more brighter reflect.
So i have made little changes to the HL/BS HD grunt, to make them look a bit more like the Op4 HD grunt. Just those 3 details, nothing more. Maybe you think its a useless or insignificant change but trust me when i say its not. The difference is very noticeable if you like to keep consistence between the 3 main official games.
I have noticed these "Hybrid" grunts fits perfect in night or day enviroments. Maybe its only me who always felt like the standard HD grunt colors dont fit well on nocturnal maps, because of the light green backpack they are easily visible and that makes them an easy target. But in the reverse case, if they have the original Op4 LD darker colors (p.c.v, boots, backpack, helmet), they dont fit very well on diurnal maps, like most of the HL/BS enviroments. So with this hybrid style they finally keep the essence of the HL/BS HD model but with the look of the Op4 HD ones.