30 May 2008

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

The following thread in the FA:S Input Forum talks about Orange Box features (http://forums.firearms-source.com/showthread.php?t=7305). For those not in the know, the "Orange Box" is the engine released with Valve's "Orange Box" containing HL2:EP2, TF2 and Portal. This engine is different than the one HL2, Lost Coast, and HL:EP1 are on.

Pork Fried Squirrel mentions on the second page, "I wouldn't mind seeing us upgrade to the Orange Box SDK, though. :)"

This would seem to imply that FA:S is on the older engine however, the following post Hitman says, "As for the Orange Box SDK, we're not saying anything... you'll just have to wait on that one."

It seems as if Hitman is saying they are working on moving FA:S over to the Orange Box. This seems reasonable, as the kill assist feature talked about earlier can only be done on the Orange Box as far as I'm aware. With that feature enabled, FA:S could all ready be on the OB engine.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

"This seems reasonable, as the kill assist feature talked about earlier can only be done on the Orange Box as far as I'm aware."

Just to clarify, this is not true. You can add kill assists on the episode 1 engine.