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Title: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Alex on February 22, 2016, 10:14:07 PM
In light of the recent declassifications, it would be cool if we could get something rolling with this mod. For those who don't remember, Nightwatch was an ambitious mod set in the HL Universe in another research facility(?) http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-nightwatch

It had this WAD file released http://www.moddb.com/games/half-life/addons/nightwatch-texture-pack and a RAD file http://www.button-masher.net/download/textures/nw_rad.rar which as far as I know was the only thing made publically available.

Quite a lot of people seemed to work on the mod, as far as I know the team lead was Andrew Weldon who made a post about maybe posting up RMFs some years back https://blog.button-masher.net/2010/07/13/nightwatch-textures-released/ but hasn't got around to it.

Other people who worked on it were Adam Foster ("Minerva"), Jan Huygen (http://users.telenet.be/gus/#work), Magnar Jensen (Mission Improbable, http://www.magnarj.net/).

It would be neat if anyone with enough time on their hands could contact them and pursuade them to make more releases. Sadly I don't have time to really look up everyone involved with that project.
Title: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Steel on February 24, 2016, 10:43:42 PM
Howdy mates.

Do you remember these two cancelled mods?
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-nightwatch
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-escape-velocity

What a bloody shame something this good looking was lost. To be honest, I don't even remember what Escape Velocity was supposed to be about, or who the protagonist was. Quite an interesting content too. Seems rather strange there was just a texture pack released as the only thing left of Nightwatch. Or were the maps/models from these two mods actually released and I somehow missed it?
Title: Re: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Lateralus on February 25, 2016, 03:59:01 AM
No I don't think the Maps or Models were ever Released, which is Quite a Shame because they looked really Good.
Title: Re: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Alex on February 25, 2016, 06:28:41 PM
Howdy mates.

Do you remember these two cancelled mods?
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-nightwatch
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-escape-velocity

What a bloody shame something this good looking was lost. To be honest, I don't even remember what Escape Velocity was supposed to be about, or who the protagonist was. Quite an interesting content too. Seems rather strange there was just a texture pack released as the only thing left of Nightwatch. Or were the maps/models from these two mods actually released and I somehow missed it?

Yep, I made a thread about Nightwatch the other day: http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?topic=2107.0

If anyone wants to take up the mantle of contacting the creators... that might be pretty neat!
Title: Re: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Steel on February 25, 2016, 10:57:05 PM
Ahh, damn. I didn't notice there was another thread about it. Well, I should probably delete this one, or it could be merged.
Title: Re: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Editor on February 27, 2016, 03:13:42 PM
Howdy mates.

Do you remember these two cancelled mods?
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-nightwatch
http://www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-escape-velocity

What a bloody shame something this good looking was lost. To be honest, I don't even remember what Escape Velocity was supposed to be about, or who the protagonist was. Quite an interesting content too. Seems rather strange there was just a texture pack released as the only thing left of Nightwatch. Or were the maps/models from these two mods actually released and I somehow missed it?

Besli posted a model or two here:

http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?topic=2110.0 (http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?topic=2110.0)
Title: Re: Nightwatch & Escape Velocity
Post by: Besli on February 27, 2016, 03:45:47 PM
Besli posted a model or two here:

http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?topic=2110.0 (http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?topic=2110.0)

It was first in this thread, but then I moved it. :cop:
Title: Re: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Steel on February 27, 2016, 09:03:43 PM
Mr. Database indeed. I see some things just don't change, even though HIT's been long dead.  :2pro:
Title: Re: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Besli on February 27, 2016, 09:07:42 PM
Mr. Database indeed. I see some things just don't change, even though HIT's been long dead.  :2pro:

:-D
Title: Re: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Trilkin on March 13, 2016, 04:19:30 AM
Oh, yes. I remember this mod. Specifically, I remember the butthurt way in which the project leader signed off after things crashed and burned.

With some Wayback Machine Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic, I found (to my dismay) that my memory of it was pretty spot on. I'll point out the one section that bothered me, highlighted in red for great justice.

I understand he was upset, but still, it sounds a bit petty to me.

Anyhow, if the guy still holds that position, you shouldn't hold your breath about him releasing the rest of the content.

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Unforseen Consequences
Posted by Ryan "Professional Victim" Desgroseilliers on Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 at 18:07 CDT

I'm truly sorry to have to make this announcement, particularly without advance notice, but the current situation has become so untenable that we have been left with no other choice. We've searched tirelessly for alternatives and possible workarounds, but in the end there was simply nothing in our power that could be done to avoid it.

As of this week, development efforts on Nightwatch will be discontinued indefinitely. The website and forums will remain operational for the forseeable future, but for all intents and purposes the modification itself has been terminated. I have written a development diary discussing this unfortunate situation and the reasons behind it, and it's worth a read if you'd like to know what happened. There may also be some additional commentary/discussion from a few other active and former team members. The team and I are open to any comments you'd like to make; feel free to use the forums or contact us by email.

Once again, you have my sincerest apologies for this unfortunate situation. Although there are a number of contributing factors, as the Project Director, the final responsibility is mine alone, and I cannot help but feel that I have failed the community in this capacity.

I have only one request of the community, and that is to avoid rubbing salt into an open wound. Anyone who thinks that this is the perfect opportunity to ask for source content with the explanation "since you're not going to use it anyway" will get exactly the response they deserve. I know that this does not apply to the overwhelming majority of the community, but I also know that there are a small number of individuals of sufficiently poor taste who would otherwise do exactly that, and wanted to spare the team of this for the moment.

We could not have come as far as we have without the continued support from the community, and despite the difficulties we have encountered along the way, it has been a pleasure working on Nightwatch as long as we have. Thank you.
Title: Re: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Editor on March 13, 2016, 07:27:51 PM
Thanks for the post Trilkin, how have things been with you anyway?
Title: Re: [Deadmod] Nightwatch
Post by: Trilkin on March 14, 2016, 04:22:29 AM
Been kept busy lately with my new job, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things here. Well, swing with whoever hasn't dropped off the edge of the world, anyway.