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Surface Tension Uncut Content Update!


The update the uncut mod of surface tension.

Some weeks ago the developers made the uncut update.

THE IMPROVEMENTS:

  •  Added many new assets (textures, sounds, models, particles), and improved quality of many existing assets.
  •  Existing Surface Tension maps C2A5B and C2A5E have been updated, providing areas with new design and gameplay.
  • Updated C3A1A, first map of Forget About Freeman, to use new Xen assets.





Cascaded Shadow Mapping (CSM)

  •  Implemented Cascaded Shadow Mapping (CSM), which adds dynamic shadows to outdoor maps.


Vastly Improved Load Times

  • Maps load up to 75% faster.

Official Translation Support


  • Translated closed captions can now be enabled in the “Options > Audio” menu. Currently supported languages are Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Spanish.





Artificial Intelligence |Alien Grunt

  •  We made a significant number of tweaks and fixes to the alien grunt AI. Overall these fixes should significantly improve their intelligence, and mostly prevent moments where they behave weirdly or inexplicably.

  • Made sure multiple alien grunts can advance at once, if they belong to the same squad. This should prevent them rushing one by one and make them appear more coordinated.

  • Added patrolling schedule. Previously, when leaving the “combat” state, the alien grunt would drop straight back to “idle”. Instead of going straight from “combat” to “idle”, the alien grunt will now drop into the “patrol” state, where he cautiously walks around the combat area, looking for a target.

  • Changed fallback schedule. Instead of retreating, the alien grunt might now choose to patrol instead.

  • Changed behaviour when target is lost. Instead of immediately dropping to “patrol” state when the alien grunt’s active target is lost, the alien grunt will now attempt to establish line of sight with its lost target.

  • Target Prioritisation improvements. The alien grunt will now make far fewer switches between targets. His prioritisation for targets should now be much improved.

  • The alien grunt is no longer deaf. He was previously unable to react to sounds. We gave them the ability to hear things, so there will be fewer situations where he’s standing around doing nothing.

  • The alien grunt will now attempt to go into “advance” mode more often. This makes them more aggressive towards their target.

  • Implemented new behaviour when failing to complete a schedule (such as advance). This should reduce the number of situations where the AI does nothing. Instead, he will fire at the enemy or seek cover if possible. Patrolling is still possible from this situation, but should be less frequent.

  • Made it so the alien grunt’s advance schedule can cheat a bit. The alien grunt may now traverse the full route to a player.

  • Fixed the condition for the alien grunt’s melee attack. The condition which determines the alien grunt’s ability to melee attack, COND_MELEE_ATTACK1, would ignore the height of the target. This is fixed.

  • Lowered the alien grunt’s hivehand firerate. This makes fighting alien grunts less frustrating: you’re not constantly being pelted by bees.

  • Lowered the alien grunt’s rest interval min and max values, to give the alien grunt a lower rest time between firing bursts. This is to compensate for him being given a slightly lower rate of fire.

  • Lowered the minimum range of the alien grunt’s hivehand. This prevents a situation where the alien grunt cannot melee or shoot the player.










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    Posted by Valentin1984

    sorry for the noob question but there is no download button anywhere, how do i download this? I click on Original Thread: Black Mesa Forum? once there I click at the end of the first thread on the little orange link: Creator of the Black Mesa "Uncut" Mods -surface tension uncut?

    the mod says it is v2.0 on the MODDB page but on the Black Mesa page with the orange link it says content update 0.3.0, this is extremely confusing which version is the right one and where do I find it?
    I don't know how to download too but this update for steam version.. Sorry..

    Posted by NvC_DmN_CH

    Hey, X-Ray, look at that:

    http://forums.blackmesasource.com/index.php/Thread/29002-Surface-Tension-Uncut-and-Cascade-Shadow-Maps/

    BM: S now has cascaded shadow maps aka dynamic shadows on outdoor maps like in CSGO. This is cool! :)

    Look at all the images :D
    Yep. Its amazing :)
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    Hey, X-Ray, look at that:

    http://forums.blackmesasource.com/index.php/Thread/29002-Surface-Tension-Uncut-and-Cascade-Shadow-Maps/

    BM: S now has cascaded shadow maps aka dynamic shadows on outdoor maps like in CSGO. This is cool! :)

    Look at all the images :D
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    sorry for the noob question but there is no download button anywhere, how do i download this? I click on Original Thread: Black Mesa Forum? once there I click at the end of the first thread on the little orange link: Creator of the Black Mesa "Uncut" Mods -surface tension uncut?

    the mod says it is v2.0 on the MODDB page but on the Black Mesa page with the orange link it says content update 0.3.0, this is extremely confusing which version is the right one and where do I find it?

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    Posted by NvC_DmN_CH

    I am glad Black:Mesa team is still working on the game. It's great and, also, I cannot wait for the Xen update :D

    Thanks for sharing.

    Xen is comes closer.. i guess
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    I am glad Black:Mesa team is still working on the game. It's great and, also, I cannot wait for the Xen update :D

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Mate, this came out ages ago.
    Nope.. very weeks ago .. also i see no one is shared this .. i decied to share

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    What about Alien Grunt's door?

    I guess text-famguy (creator) is not fixed yet
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