226w ago - The infamous Half-Life 2 mod Cinematic Mod 10 is getting into Beta 3 stage. The most important changes: The Adriana Lima style Alyx model is now revised and looking even more realistic.
Modder Fakefactory has released the third Beta of the Cinematic Mod 10. The modification for Half-Life 2 offers several improvements.
The most important changes applied with Cienmtaic Mod 10 Beta 3:
• Certain maps in Half-Life 2, episode 1 and Episode 2 have been overhauled in order to increase the visual quality as well as the performance
• Some new textures
• New HD model V50 of Alyx (Adriana Lima based)
• New dialogues for citizens
242w ago - The Cinematic Mod 10 is under construction, and new screenshots show the Bump Maps for rocks, the 'worth seeing' HD objects and an enhanced Alyx figure (below).
According to the modder Fakefactory, the Cinematic Mod 10 is in Pre-Beta phase and so the screenshots possibly don't represent the final graphics.
Most interesting are the laboriously modeled and textured HD objects like PCs and technical devices. But the new rocks with detailed Bump Maps are an eye catcher, too. Furthermore there is a new "eased" version of the alternative HD Alyx.
Finally, some background on Cinematic Mod 10: A release date has not been announced yet. The HD characters have been heavily optimized in version 10. Due to a new LoD system the framerate should be noticeably better than it has been in Cinematic Mod 9.
Among the new features are HD models for certain objects and a new, optional HD model of Alyx. Furthermore a dynamic soundtrack, some HDR tweaks and some more bugfixes have been added.