Combine S-LAR

A Skin Mod for Half-Life 2

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  • Improvement changed the anims, bigger v_model. Muzzleflash is also better aligned
Different Animations, Bigger V_Model 6mo
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  • Addition Added a less grunge-y texture after reading feedback
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This is a concept rifle made by Phenixtri and requested by CyborgParrot. 
Drop the entire contents of the archive into your custom stuff folder. The game_sounds_weapons.txt has been edited to include the reload sounds.

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Added a cleaner version of the texture, look at the last photo for changes.

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    Looks cool as all hell! Kind of hard to imagine how the gun's firing based off of the concept art, though. Would also be cool to see this as an SMG replacer!

    8.5

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    Oh that's from my mod!
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    6mo
    So, not to be impatient, how goes the update if its still on?
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    6mo
    The S-LAR is a nice change up from the usual assault rifles and M4 clones that are typically used for AR2 replacements.

    Model

    The model looks very close to the concept art, and is neither ultra-poly, nor low-poly, finding a perfect balance between looks and wastefulness:







    The model not only looks good on the concept, it looks good in the game.

    Model Rating: 10/10

    Animations

    The animations, although custom, are different than the concept art, which shows it being a breach loaded weapon. The weapon does something similar to the vanilla SMG model where it does an off-screen hand motion below the grip/stock area, and then goes back to firing:



    The energy ball firing animation is also not very noticeable, as the gun only makes a slightly quiet sound, and then fires the ball:



    If the gun had been animated to be a breach loader as in the artwork, it would have been much cooler. The lack of recognizable firing animations for the ball fire, also detracts from it.

    Animation Rating: 6/10

    Textures

    The textures, while they work, are not exactly the best in the world. They are slightly bland, and are mostly "black" or dark colours, with little contrast.

    The "cleaner" variation, is done by using a modified exponent map, instead of a different diffuse texture. While simple, it does not provide much difference between the two:



    World Model:



    View Model:



    Unfortunately, in most situations, I could honestly not see much of a change due to the similarity between the two, coupled with the lack of different contrast on the diffuse. The lack of major difference and contrast unfortunately makes the model suffer.

    Texture Rating: 4/10

    Sounds

    The weapon does not have any custom sounds, which means although it can use any of the other custom AR2 sound sets, it could have been different.

    Sound Rating: N/A

    Originality

    This is not just a standard, real-world assault rifle. This is not an ultra-tacticool weapon. And it is most certainly not a dime-a-dozen M4gery. This is a unique idea, and it is not only original, but a welcome change of pace. It looks truly like something the Combine would have created, and very well could fit in the original lore in place of the AR2.

    Originality Rating: 10/10

    Overall

    In the end, I played through the entirety of Half-Life 2, and I found myself using the AR2 far more than the SMG, which is a complete first for myself. It was a very nice, very satisfying weapon to use, but the animations and textures did detract from the overall experience.

    Overall Rating: 7/10

    Total Rating: 7.4/10

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    Great as always!

    10

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  • This is really great, however there is 1 Issue I found.

    The Muzzle Flash is misaligned (and waaay to big). 

    Also maybe you should increase the Size of the View and World Model, they both look too small TBRH.

    But again, you did a fantastic Job bringing this Skin to life!

    10

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    Texture, Origin, Model Scale & a Video.
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  • The weapon could stand to look a little bigger.
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    can i use this for a gmod mod?

    9.3

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    OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ACTUALLY MADE IT.

    YES!
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