Good day everybody.
I'm currently working on a gameplay modification for Natural Selection 2 called Hidden Mod. It's based on The Hidden: Source, if anybody remembers that.
I just started recently working on it and it's my first time working with the Natural Selection 2 Lua source code, so it's pretty much alpha version right now.
But nevertheless I got enough done to showcase my work.
So what's this all about?
In Hidden Mod you have the Marine team and the Hidden. The Hidden is a Fade which escaped the research facility of TSA where they made experiments with it. Unfortunately those experiments gave the Hidden permanent upgrades which make him the perfect killer: fast (Celerity), stronger (Carapace and Adrenalin), silent, invisible (Cloak) and enhanced abilities (Shadowstep, Blink, Vortex). The Marines need to kill the Hidden within a given time, otherwise they loose and the Hidden will escape. The Hidden will be chosen randomly among all players, that's why you are only allowed to join the Marines team.
How can I play it?
It's not done yet. If it is done, just type in 'hidden' as game in your Natural Selection 2 server browser and if there are any servers which run the Hidden mod you should see them.
What's already done, what needs to be done
Most of the game rules (game start, game end, Hidden rotation, round timer) is done and also spawning the Hidden with all upgrades (including wall grip).
I'm currently working on the partially cloaking of the Hidden, changing the way how vortex works (I really want Vortex to be kind of a ranged weapon) and the Marine buy menu. The Marine buy menu lets the Marines choose between a Weapon (Rifle, Shotgun, I don't really know what else yet) plus an equipment item (Mines, Welder and other stuff). If those three things are done, I'm going to release the first beta version.
I like the idea, can I help?
Sure thing. As the team is pretty much only me right now, I could use any help I get.
Special Hidden Mod maps? I would love to see some.
If there are any programmers out there, who want to join me, just message me.
You are a server admin, who is willing to run this mod? That would be awesome!
And the most important help would be your ideas and your opinion on the mod. Please leave a comment.
I'm available via Steam or Skype. You can find my Steam user name on the Steam Workshop page of the mod, or message me here.
whoppaXXL - made that awesome logo
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Source code: https://github.com/myrio/ns2-hidden
Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/file...s/?id=116195832 (please remember, that it's an alpha version right now)