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Default Eclipse Released - 05-07-2005

Heyyo,

Ok, tried this eclipse mod, was ok, nothing too amazing. It was rather short at just 3 levels though... An interesting idea for a mod, but the story diddn't quite unravel smoothly unless you actually read the manual.

If you've got a few minutes to burn, give it a go, otherwise you might be looking for a more entertaining 3rd person view game.

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http://students.guildhall.smu.edu/eclipse/


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very nice artwork

I think I'm gonna like it



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I tried it some weeks ago, but I could never get used to the way of using the mouse and keyboard. It was too hard defeating the enemies, because you couldn't properly aim.

The graphics are nice, and the artwork is very, very good and I believe it could have been a fantastic game...

But try it for yourself, and see if you like it!
  
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I downloaded it when it first came out but never played because it was short. It was only supposed to be a small college project, so thats why it lacks lenth.



  
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Default Re: Eclipse Released - 06-07-2005

How come the installer can't find my Steam installation ? I bet it's looking in the registry for something I removed

Can someone send me a .reg file of his Steam registry data ?



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I just tried Eclipse today. I wanted to do it earlier, but the download links were down in some days after the release.

The game is indeed short, it only took me arund 30 minutes to get to the beginning of the last level. If you have tried the game before, then the playtime is probably less than 10 minutes.
The length does not bother me though, they never promised a long game. The game just had to be long enough for them to show off their skills, which it is.

The general gameplay idea with telekinesis is cool enough, I don't think I have tried anything like that before. Sometimes I lacked items to throw at the monsters though. They should also do something about the limit of things you can have flowing at the same time, e.g. display a message like "you can not handle anymore".

Technically it is not that well made. The fps was generally 30-40% lower than the general fps in HL2. They should have cut down on the detail props, as Source sucks at rendering those efficiently.

There were also a good bunch of issues in the game. The camera often screwed up and displayed some very wierd things, usually when you were standing too close to a wall or so.

There were also several places where they had just clipped off the level. I know that just placing a clip brush is an easy way to end a map, but it is not really good game design.

Several places in the game there were also some serious visual problems with the ground texture. Some places it was scaled way too much down, other places it ligned up like shit.

Overall it is ok, but I had expected a little more from a bunch of students where everyone work on it several hours per day for half a year.


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Default Re: Eclipse Released - 04-02-2007

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How come the installer can't find my Steam installation ? I bet it's looking in the registry for something I removed

Can someone send me a .reg file of his Steam registry data ?
Reinstall Steam?, just backup everything just copy your steam folder and reinstall Steam to the proper location then overwright everything in the steam folder with your backed up one and that should work
  
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