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2/24/2012 5:04:42 PM
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CMT SPv3 a50 Releases Today (February 24, 2012). Discuss.

[quote][url=http://www.halomods.com/ips/index.php?/page/index.html/_/articles/frontpage/cmt-spv3-release-1-the-truth-and-reconciliati-r12][i][b]>> Download Here <<[/b][/i][/url][/quote] I figured I ought to make a thread about this seeing as though it has brought [i]a lot[/i] of attention to the Halo PC community recently. I'm sure that most of you [i]will[/i] be downloading it. I'm definitely excited for it as I know many of you are as well. [i][u]About SPv3:[/i][/u] [quote]CMT's SPv3 is a campaign map pack for Halo Custom Edition that reimagines Halo: Combat Evolved's original campaign. It brings new weapons, new enemies, better graphics, and much more. It takes use of [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-xWbwbq14&list=UUzj_sMjkVI25Yy2CePTdGYw&index=1&feature=plcp]Open Sauce[/url] which extends Halo's source code to enable for many features; most noticeably out of these features to most being advanced post processing.[/quote] [i][u]Media:[/u][/i] [quote][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9TzjhVSYH0&feature=related]Official Trailer[/url] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8NSbcg6KDU&feature=related]The Warthog (Won't be in a50, of course.)[/url] [url=http://www.halomods.com/ips/index.php?/forum/19-custom-map-team/]CMT's forums on halomods.com[/url] [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10778064/misc/screencaps/haloce%202012-02-22%2016-43-02-94.png]New Battle Rifle[/url][/quote] [i][u]Bonus question:[/i][/u] What else would you like redone? I know I'd like some multiplayer maps like Grove updated. I'd also like to see remakes of some of the base maps with the original weapons only. Feel free to leave any questions for people here to answer. [u][i]Personal Review:[/u][/i][quote]First things first, the graphics are amazing. They were even greater than they seemed when watching the videos on YouTube for me. It was [i]really[/i] dark at the beginning, but I could tell it was to actually take advantage of the VISR mode, which I did. All of the weapons look much better and I [i]really[/i] like the overall artistic theme; although there are places where the new theme and old theme clash with each other. Most of the weapons felt great with only two exceptions. Both the Sniper Rifle and Battle Rifle felt off for me. They felt as though they were pea-shooters due to the silencers. When I'm using a high caliber sniper, I'd much rather feel the raw power rather than it feel as though I'm shooting an over-glorified silenced pistol. The SMG was absolutely fine silenced, though. As for more about the Battle Rifle, I stated previously that the red display wasn't that appealing and I stand by that. It would have been better blue or used the same sort of ammunition display as the Assault Rifle does. The encounters felt great. It was a nice fresh up from the normal game, but in a way that completely felt right. The parts where they have brutes make absolute sense with the level and felt seamless. It wasn't even until I finished killing the brute that I even started to think "Oh, a brute in Combat Evolved!". It just fit that well in my experience. VISR mode was a great addition. Like I said before, it was [i]very[/i] useful at the beginning of the game like the night vision [i]tried[/i] to be in the original. I was originally expecting it to be something I did once, thought was neat, and never touched again. I ended up using it for about the entire first part of the level. I only turned it off to admire the work they did making the level so beautiful. In the end, I really enjoyed it and I think CMT have outdone themselves so far. I really hope they continue to keep making this better after each release. Can't wait to here what level they're working on next. I also hope they listen about the Battle Rifle/Sniper Rifle silenced thing I talked about earlier. That might just be me, though. ;)[/quote] [Edited on 02.24.2012 7:17 PM PST]
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  • [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3h9ra1tR0[/url]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zetren Howd you get the gold weapons Ghost?[/quote]I found out about them [url=http://www.halomods.com/ips/index.php?/topic/453-a50-easter-eggs/]here[/url].
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  • Howd you get the gold weapons Ghost?
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  • I still dominate [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHYQqtYKKU]Zealots[/url]. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ2VL5GQhp4]This[/url] isn't an easter egg. Btw, is registration validation supposed to take this long? I signed up yesterday but I have yet to get a email. Does this mean the administration have to approve my sign up? Edit: Never mind. I used the wrong email address. Got the account validated. [Edited on 02.26.2012 7:05 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost If anything, this is the most entertaining easter egg I have ever seen in a Halo game. :D[/quote]Creepiest one at that... My God that was scary when I first tried it out...[/quote]lol same here. It's hard to determine which one's more scarier: The non-living Keyes thing that's the first thing you see when you turn around The Elite with the hat that can't be headshotted and spawns a living Keyes monster thing The living Keyes that pursues you and can die I hope there's more easter eggs like this. The next one should involve Keyes pipe. :P [Edited on 02.25.2012 10:20 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost If anything, this is the most entertaining easter egg I have ever seen in a Halo game. :D[/quote]Creepiest one at that... My God that was scary when I first tried it out...
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote]Were they still there at a later point? Could they be the ones that come on one of the Pelicans?[/quote] Actually, I found them at the end of the level... They might have been there before... I'll check when I get a chance. :P[/quote]Ok. Good luck with that. Several minutes ago, I spent some time messing with the Keyes Flood Ghost easter egg. If anything, this is the most entertaining easter egg I have ever seen in a Halo game. :D I thought I'd spice it up by clearing the grav lift area then going back and triggering the easter egg. The ODSTs were shooting at the Keyes Ghost. :P
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  • [quote]Were they still there at a later point? Could they be the ones that come on one of the Pelicans?[/quote] Actually, I found them at the end of the level... They might have been there before... I'll check when I get a chance. :P
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote]Btw, is there a place where I can submit a review?[/quote]Yeah. I put a link to their forums on halomods.com in the OP [quote]But why are there Wraiths? That's what I want to know.[/quote]Just to look cool \o/ By the way, I do believe I found an [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/452848338795888358/E75FC1F74BF8B0463D9E26C73566FC7A53D629B3/]easter egg[/url]. Found these marines while I was using the super jump cheat. \o/[/quote]Thanks for the link! I registered. I'm surprised no one's taken 'Ghost' yet. Probably. It does fit in with the Wraiths being on the ship. T&R could have been a scary level if they had deployed Wraiths... Were they still there at a later point? Could they be the ones that come on one of the Pelicans?
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  • [quote]Btw, is there a place where I can submit a review?[/quote]Yeah. I put a link to their forums on halomods.com in the OP [quote]But why are there Wraiths? That's what I want to know.[/quote]Just to look cool \o/ By the way, I do believe I found an [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/452848338795888358/E75FC1F74BF8B0463D9E26C73566FC7A53D629B3/]easter egg[/url]. Found these marines while I was using the super jump cheat. \o/
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Btcc22 Probably the gravity lift battle.[/quote]If Btcc22 is right (Which he is. He's always right and all of you should never forget it), then yes, it's definitely there.[/quote]Well that too. But why are there Wraiths? That's what I want to know.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote]Btw, I've just read the manual and OMFG, does save new checkpoint really allow you to get a cp at any time?!![/quote]I do believe so :D [quote]Also, what about the T&R megabattle? Is it still intact?[/quote]What battle are you talking about? If you're talking about a campaign manipulation then it might be. Other than that, all the encounters are still there except slightly modified with newer enemies/weapons.[/quote]Yep, it sure is. I just checked. Btw, is there a place where I can submit a review? There are some things that I want to talk about, like how the Hunters are now scary and menacing. Also, I'm wondering why we can't do any melee damage to them. I'm guessing the back weak-spot thing hasn't been worked on other than making them not get one shotted by headshot capable weapons. That would be why yes? Or is it just because it's too easy to circle around them and melee? Either way, it would be great if they could be meleed in the back like in H3. Another thing I want to discuss: dancing with Brutes. I'm not sure if it was their brute shots, the pressure from enemy fire, or just their intimidating height but holy -blam!-, they are scary up close. But most importantly, I want to praise the save anytime checkpoint feature while criticizing on why it takes so long to pick up a weapon. Hold E seems to take longer. Please tell me this is to stop juggling weapons. If not, it really should be fixed (or at least include the option to change it to press E, if that's possible). Right now, I've made it to the grav lift after some gameplay testing (on Normal difficulty). Dealing with the Hunters was so scary I had to take a [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtCpu9WYZps]cowardly approach[/url]: hiding behind a tree, watching my ODSTs get pwnd, weeping until the Hunter pops out and tricking him into meleeing off the cliff. [url=http://badcyborg.net/Halo/Fun/Level3/DM/Index.html]This[/url] battle. I have never tried it before and because of the new cp feature, setting up this battle is going to be so much more convenient. One last question. Regarding the performance options, they're just one click right? I just click them and then exit back to the game for them to take effect?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Btcc22 Probably the gravity lift battle.[/quote]If Btcc22 is right (Which he is. He's always right and all of you should never forget it), then yes, it's definitely there.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx What battle are you talking about?[/quote] Probably the gravity lift battle.
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  • [quote]Btw, I've just read the manual and OMFG, does save new checkpoint really allow you to get a cp at any time?!![/quote]I do believe so :D [quote]Also, what about the T&R megabattle? Is it still intact?[/quote]What battle are you talking about? If you're talking about a campaign manipulation then it might be. Other than that, all the encounters are still there except slightly modified with newer enemies/weapons.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dr Syx [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost Is the plasma pistol still powerful? I don't want another H3 campaign.[/quote]Yes it is. :P It doesn't try to model its self after any other campaigns in the Halo series; however, it does take things from other Halo campaigns (Like VISR) to, for lack of better words, make it better. :P[/quote]Sweet! Btw, I've just read the manual and OMFG, does save new checkpoint really allow you to get a cp at any time?!! Also, what about the T&R megabattle? Is it still intact?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost Is the plasma pistol still powerful? I don't want another H3 campaign.[/quote]Yes it is. :P It doesn't try to model its self after any other campaigns in the Halo series; however, it does take things from other Halo campaigns (Like VISR) to, for lack of better words, make it better. :P
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  • Is the plasma pistol still powerful? I don't want another H3 campaign imitation. Taking elements is alright but making an exact copy is horrific. [Edited on 02.25.2012 12:32 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Wilis_kid I'll be looking to make a video of my entire playthrough of the level at some point this week, maybe with a commentary.[/quote]I would do the same, but I'm terrible at playing Campaign now. I've spent too long not playing and now my skills have completely gone. xD Who knows? I might attempt it anyways... The only way I'd upload it is if I didn't die the entire time. \o/ [Edited on 02.25.2012 8:30 AM PST]
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  • I am really impressed with SPv3, CMT truly have outdone themselves and I'd be more than happy to play an entire campaign of their re-imagining of Halo CE. The gameplay was spot on, I was impressed how they implemented the upgraded textures and visuals, weapons, even audio from newer Halo games. I do have to agree with the SR and BR comments Syx, they just feel underwhelming and a red TAC display doesn't really fit. Apart from that, it's brilliant. I'll be looking to make a video of my entire playthrough of the level at some point this week, maybe with a commentary.
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  • For the first time in five years, Halo does not play at 60 fps on my PC xD. Absolutely excellent. It's things like this which stirs up my hope for 343i's future for Halo on PC's. For the first time in myself playing any Halo, this feels... [i]real[/i] The marines are tougher and more intelligent, the enemies have fantastic new clearer textures and more polygons, the weapons are beautiful, the VISR is an awesome achievement, the snow and the burnt out shades and the dead bodies everywhere... For the first time since playing Halo, nothing has felt so vivid or intense. Like any average -blam!- xD, there are some things I feel need tweaked; The brute plasma rifles becomes pretty loud and OTT in the hands of several marines, their plasmas often hit the marines in front of them. The SMG is positioned slightly to far away from the body of MC for my taste, to it fills to much of the screen, (this can be tweaked with the F7 commands though). Key's body textures, although improved, still seem out of place when you see him among his shiny surroundings and other marines. Apart from this, keep it up! I'm looking forward to the next map! Question: What's the recommended FOV for SPv3? [Edited on 02.25.2012 4:31 AM PST]
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  • Thank you for coming together again to do this! [quote]but please do register on our forums[/quote]That's mainly why I put the link in the OP \o/
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  • Glad you are all enjoying it and so enthusiastic about it. I'll be monitoring this thread to answer and questions and gather your input, but please do register on our forums. The team as a whole values your input and wants to help solve any problems you have, and I don't want any of your opinions to accidentally be ignored because a team member didn't check these forums. Enjoy the mod guys. There's going to be lots more coming :)
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  • Alright! Just finished playing it! Had tons of things happen at once as soon as I finished the download. Funny how absolutely [i]nothing[/i] was going on until that happened, huh? I wrote a review and added it to the OP. Originally wrote it here, but felt it was best to put it there. :P [Edited on 02.24.2012 6:05 PM PST]
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  • Im only trying to help you Omega, after receiving no reply in your previous thread I assumed you started using InjectSMAA and began to realise override/enhance does not work. If it is the case that they do work then please state your graphics card and your driver version so we can make this public on the forum. Anyway, I'm sure Syx wont be happy about this. Lets stay on topic from now on please, PM me Omega.
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  • [quote]Halo CE/PC do not work with FXAA. PERIOD.[/quote] That explains why there is a clear visual difference. After I am done playing the epic (hopefully) CMT SPV3 "demo" I will post screenshots so you can see what I am talking about because you, sir, are the one that does not understand.
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