FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 9

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by pandora's box, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. pandora's box

    pandora's box [H]ardness Supreme

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    Cinematic Mod 9 is out btw, its not on filefront though some german site.

    http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=433786

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    Although the Alyx models are kinda meh, apparently theres a HD version of the Valve model included though.


    Download links:

    Base:

    http://www.exp.de/download.php?id=15798

    HD-Add On:

    http://www.exp.de/download.php?id=15792

    I found the clanserver4u.de link to be the fastest mirror, downloading at 1mb/s


    9.5 Coming around Christmas:

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    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,...d_95-_New_screenshots_of_the_HL2_texture_mod/

    Supposedly it will be a patch for version 9
     
  2. Einhanderkiller

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  3. Zellio2009

    Zellio2009 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Fakefactory can't make good high res versions of models. Which explains why he just made a new one.
     
  4. RoffleCopter

    RoffleCopter [H]ard|Gawd

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    The map improvements are freaking nice.

    Human models, though are kinda eh.
     
  5. Hornet

    Hornet [H]ardness Supreme

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    Haven't played HL2 for awhile now. Might play again just for this mod :D

    Anyway, if they were to release 9.5, will we be able to just patch it or do I have to download 4Gig of file again?
     
  6. b1m2x3

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    oh hey there mrs shinyface
     
  7. Mnx4

    Mnx4 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sweet jesus.... Just finished downloaded V8 of the mod. Now I gotta download another? Ah well...

    So I couldn't find a system requirements list in the posts; any idea?

    Also, can't read a lick of that language, but I did see that it mentioned 32 bit. I know Vista can handle 32bit, but is there a major hit if it isn't 64bit?
     
  8. Ron FTL

    Ron FTL [H]ard|Gawd

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    I remember last year when I first tried out CM8 it was x64 only.
    It crashed nonstop on XP x32
    That is one of the reasons why I switched over to Vista x64.

    I wonder if this is the same.
     
  9. pandora's box

    pandora's box [H]ardness Supreme

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    you can play the cm9 base on 32bit, but the hd add-on requires 64bit. Reason is is because it runs out of ram on 32bit systems.
     
  10. meatfestival

    meatfestival [H]ard|Gawd

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    Some of the view distance increases are nice. But most of the characters still look horrid, especially alyx. The dude with the tache is pretty well done though.
     
  11. tuaarita

    tuaarita 2[H]4U

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    I think that's Barry, hahah.

    I wouldn't install the new human models either, gonna have to take the originals backup and copy them over when I've installed the mod. Vortigaunt looks nice.
     
  12. SixtyWattMan

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    Yeah, the people models look horrible.
     
  13. GregP24

    GregP24 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I like the map effects. Models are not so good. Looks like I'll be reinstalling HL2 again!
     
  14. DeeboFitts

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    Those look really well done!!
     
  15. Spare-Flair

    Spare-Flair [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's nice that they are still doing this, but HL2 is one of those games I can't go through again once I've finished it once... And no matter what they do, it's still Source Engine and it will never look as pretty (especially outside with foliage) as the newer engines.
     
  16. JaYp146

    JaYp146 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'll take the old Alyx Vance over the "improved" version any day.

    Regardless, the other characters and texture improvements look excellent.
     
  17. Kidfinger

    Kidfinger [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ha! I though Fake said he wasnt going to put out any more of the FF mods because to many people just bitched about them?

    Gotta admit. every time he releases a new one, I go back and play through them all over again.
     
  18. SPARTAN VI

    SPARTAN VI [H]ardness Supreme

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    Alyx Vance looks like Adrianna Lima, but cross eyed a bit.
     
  19. Wally

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    I really have never understood why they decided to remodel Alyx with that fucked-up looking face. Just high-resify the old one or something, instead. At least you get to choose the model, even if it looks weird having the default one running around the new shiny people.
     
  20. Unknown-One

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    CM9 comes with an HD version of Valve Alyx, that's the one I'll be using :D
     
  21. Mnx4

    Mnx4 [H]ard|Gawd

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    God if that second screenshot is supposed to be Barney, it's some weird bastard child of Donald and Keifer Sutherland with a bit of Burt Reynolds...

    I definitely agree though, I'd much prefer if the original models were ported to High-res.
     
  22. pigpen

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    I like the original better. Bah, humbug!
     
  23. Obi_Kwiet

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    Some of the textures are just too high res. I like good textures but there comes a point when they just don't do much for an engine with that level of sophistication and it ends up boosting the memory requirements through the roof, with little gain.I'd like to see a version of this mods, with scaled back memory optimized textures, that would run well, with say, 2GB of memory and 512MB of VRAM.
     
  24. WhiteZero

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    Pushing the engine and peoples systems is kind of the idea of FakeFactory. If you don't want it to be so crazy, then just use an older version.
     
  25. B2BigAl

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    That looks phenomenal. I haven't installed a FF since version 1, I'm definitely going to have to get this and re-install HL2. I can't believe all the complaining about the character models, I think they look incredible (with the exception of the shiny faced chick, she looks like ass).

    edit: Holy shit 9 gigs for everything! It's going to take like 9 hours to dl, hope it's worth it.
     
  26. Spare-Flair

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    A really nice effort and I commend the makers, but for Half-Life 2, it just isn't worth it unless there is new content. The engine is still way too old and characters only look different when you are really close up. It would be nice to be able to interact with the new characters in different ways.

    Ultimately, the only mod I needed to enjoy HL2 immensly is replacing Alyx with Bulma. It's uncanny how much the voice acting suits her.

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    Works perfectly with HL1. I am having trouble with episode 2 though. The author hasn't updated it since 2006 and there are some sequences where the model doesn't replace the original Alyx model (like when she is grabbed and kidnapped when you are underneath the house). Any ideas on how to universally replace the Alyx model in episode 2?
     
  27. Surly73

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    I believe that's what they did come CM9. CM9Base has lower system requirements (no longer requires 3.5GB of RAM and 64-bit OS). If you still have a high spec system then you install V9 Base + V9 HD Add-On.