Open Beta Release/5.0 Update Information

Lambda Fortress: Extended is migrating to a new update system, involving a open beta rather than public versions.
The Lambda Fortress: Extended Open beta will have updates every month.
It releases now, you can check the Steam Group or Discord for install instructions.

Update 5 Information #2

Update 5 Information #2

We’re back with another blog post, this time featuring information about pyrovision, NPC Support, and more!

NPC Support

NPCs now have support for taking and capturing the intelligence, and capping points! We’re currently working on a method for their AI to seek out these objectives, but it is presumed that mappers can use this with infinitely re-spawning NPCs in maps.

Pyrovision

You wanted Team Fortress 2’s Art style in Half-Life 2? You’ve got it! With Update 5, our texture artists have been working hard to introduce the most requested and yet biggest change! Unfortunately, this does not use a Cosmetic. This instead uses a convar, and is fully client-side so you will never be forced to use it!

NPC Disguising

NPC Disguising is now a reality, disguise as a combine and use their voice lines to not be suspicious in versus  mode, or perhaps sneak through Ravenholm without bumping into a zombie. The Spy is no longer useless, and has disguises for Combine, Zombies, and Antlions. Combine Disguises come with voice lines for to help with the future Versus Mode.

Developers Wanted!

Currently, we need mappers and artists to help us with various things, such as merging maps and fixing maps. You should know how to use the Synergy MapAdd system, or know how to merge four levels together. We are also looking for artists to help us with things such as achievements, bucket icons, modeling, and logos. You may sign up here!

Update 5 Information #1

Update 5

It’s been a long time since our last blog post, and any information on exciting news! As you may have guessed, the next update has to be as big, or even bigger as the last one. Today, we’ve wanted to make one of the first of a few blog posts regarding big changes in Update 5!

Half-Life: Source

Our mappers have been working very hard, combining every chapter into one map for a seamless experience of no loading screens. Currently, testing has proven that this method has gone well, and will be used in the final public release of Update 5. So far, we have 1/6 of the game done. This may seem small, but we’ve had private life issues to fix during this time.

Portal Support

It may have not been too much of a secret, but we wanted to reveal that not only the Portal Gun is supported in Lambda Fortress: Extended Update 5, but the entire Portal game too! We’ve been working hard on squashing all the bugs regarding porting yet another entire game into Lambda Fortress: Extended, and it’s finally in a state where we can show it to you guys!

Achievements

This may come as a surprise, but we’ve been working real hard on implementing custom achievements for achievement hunters! You may suggest achievements for Lambda Fortress: Extended on the LF:E Discord.

Blog post #2 (and #3?)

Soon, there will be more blog posts going into detail about more features, such as map add, a certain cosmetic, and a few more things. They will be revealed over the month, be sure to check our discord for more information!

Developers Wanted!

Currently, we need mappers and artists to help us with various things, such as merging maps and fixing maps. You should know how to use the Synergy MapAdd system, or know how to merge four levels together. We are also looking for artists to help us with things such as achievements, bucket icons, modeling, and logos. You may sign up here!

The Wrangler

Today we are showcasing The Wrangler, it is a unique item used for The Engineer’s secondary slot. It allows you to remotely aim and fire your currently deployed Sentry Gun, and will deploy a Shield to reduce damage when used. It can be used in various situations combined with The Gunslinger to create a powerful Mini-Sentry. When your currently deployed Sentry Gun is Level 3, and you jump while firing rockets at your feet, you can perform a Rocket Jump similar to The Soldier. When you switch away from the wrangler, your currently deployed Sentry Gun will be disabled for up to 3 seconds.

Lambda Fortress 2

EDIT: April Fools 😉

Welcome to Counter Strike Source Fortress ​Using Nikolay Aulov Engine. by  Aulov Nikolay Georgievich, Nickname: Jason Bourne. Born at 11:40 AM, 03/01/1991, Moscow, Russia. We now have a few features, such as CS:S mounting, protect the VIP gamemode, and another new gamemode to show you all soon! We also have some weapons ported from other games that beta testers will help test, to make sure there are no crashes! For all beta testers: You’ll see the changes today!

The Main Menu

 

The Main Menu, click to zoom in!

Today, we showcase our brand new Main Menu, with a sleek look and a live-tf2 styled bar at the top, it introduces many new features and utilities not seen before, such as showcasing the lfe.tf blog right on the menu. We also wanted to show you our new logo, you are welcome to leave opinions on it in our public discord, but please note that it’s not final!

 

The Physics Gun

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The Physics Gun

Today, we showcase the Physics gun, a unique recreation of the original Half-Life 2 Beta Physics gun mixed with Garry’s Mod’s Physics gun. You can use this in a server with “sv_cheats” enabled using the “give_weapon” command. This was put in after multiple requests of a Physics gun in the Beta Discord. It features a unique glow on objects being held, alongside with it not replacing the Gravity Gun.