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Shotgun Sunrise Nominated For Best Multiplayer Mod Of The Year On ModDB!

LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Games and Technology
Shotgun Sunrise got nominated for Editor's Choice Multiplayer Mod Of The Year!
Wow!

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Hey guys!

Due to the ever-increasing workload put upon a guy by creating multiple babies and working crazy hours, it is with immense regret that we report that our beloved coder Slapdash will probably not be able to contribute to Shotgun Sunrise any longer.

For this reason, we are now in search of an experienced programmer to help us create awesomely fun things, especially Shotgun Sunrise. Currently, we have many assets that need code put to them - our bull, plant and spider NPCs are fully modelled and animated and in-game, but their minds are empty. Our plans for this mod are vast, all-encompassing - and yet entirely achievable, but not without someone who can bust out sweet code.

So apply, my pretties! Send us your availabilities, examples of previous experience, and all that jazz. Remember, this isn't one of those mods that takes itself all seriously and never releases. This is Shotgun Sunrise! Our mod is fun already. You just have to come help us make it more fun. We've got so much stuff waiting for code that if some awesome coder put in like a week's steady work we could probably bust out a significant content release straight up.

Thanks dudes, hope to recieve some applications any time now. You can PM them to me on here or send them to shotgunsunriseapps@gmail.com



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Here be the release thread for
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Being a mod for the Source Engine concieved and created by simple posters from your very own
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What is this?


I'm glad you asked.
Way back in January 2008, a guy who enjoyed mapping and whatnot for Source had nothing to work on, and he thought it'd be pretty super neat to make some attempt to get a mod going. So he posted on these here Penny-Arcade forums a thread called "Who wants to make a mod?"
Some folks wanted a co-op mod. Others wanted a zombie mod. Others wanted westerns.
Against all odds, a mod was, in fact, eventually made, and it was all three.
In case you guys didn't suss it out already that guy mentioned above was me.

Who's responsible for this?
A lot of folks volunteered to work on the mod, but relatively few of them actually did. The "core team" or whatever you want to call it, the guys who actually think about this mod and work on it pretty regularly and reliably, are but three: myself, the astounding Remington, and the unbeatable Slapdash. I map and make textures and even one or two models (the latter badly).
Rem models, and textures his models, and animates his models, gets them ingame and is generally a pretty astounding one-man 3D army.
Slapdash doesn't let the fact that he doesn't have a lot of background in games programming deter him from fucking rocking the house at it.

Other groovy guys who have contributed in various ways include Jazzman and Guido (some of whose prop models and textures you'll see in the game) Flippy D (who mostly helped out with concept discussions and art we mostly didn't end up using for which we're deeply apologetic) and a bunch of other guys I really should have listed at the time. I don't know, for instance, who made the sweet background music I put in there today. It's called Survivor's Anthem. Who did that?
If I haven't listed you and you helped out don't be offended, it's late, just let me know if you want me to throw you up here. <3 You're probably down in the Release Notes anyway though.

Oh and I think the guy who thought of the title was called JellyMeetsJam.


How is this played?
Hmm. Where to begin.

Shotgun Sunrise is a zombie-riffic vehicular Western of brain-swallowing proportions, yeah? And here's how it works.

SEVERAL COWBOYS roam in from the outskirts of town (so like 50 meters away from it) in a TRUCK. The truck seats eight. These cowboys have epic dress sense, by the way. These cowboys are called the RESCUERS. They must ACQUIRE THE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES OF WESTERN POST-APOCALYPTIC LIVING:

-Superior firepower
-Moonshine


If you are a rescuer, you ride in or drive the truck around Shotgun following your compass to find your objectives. You and your comrades must cooperate in bringing the crate of superior firepower and the barrel of booze back to the truck. If one of you dies, you will respawn at a random but almost certainly unsatisfactory position somewhere in the town, armed only with a pistol and your axe, and no hat. To regain your hat, firepower and dignity you must get back to the truck. It is also the obligation of those who still have their hats to assist you in this endeavour.

The crate, once attached to the truck, allows you to replenish your ammunition there and to gain the use of the tommygun.

The booze, once brought to the truck, allows you to drink deeply and gain up to 125% of your health.

After you have acquired both the booze and the firepower, it is just possible that your truck may break down under the strain. Should this happen, you will need to proceed on foot across town to the Shotgun Electrocombobulatory Power Facilitron and find something with which to jumpstart the vehicle.

Having done so, you will need to blow town.


RELEASE NOTES
SHOTGUN SUNRISE NOTES
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Thank you for trying our first release of Shotgun Sunrise.



How to Play
The objective of Shotgun Sunrise is to drive into town, find key objects
and carry them back to the truck. The current objective is listed at the
top of the screen. The compass in the upper left points the way to your
next objective. Once all objectives have been secured at the truck, the
compass will point the way out of town.


Objectives
Weapons - Once weapons have been acquired all players may use the tool
box on the truck and be given a weapon upgrade and more ammo.

Booze - Once booze has been accquired all players may use the tool box
on the truck and be given extra health, up to 125% percent.
any health over 100% slowly ticks back down to 100.


??? - An extra objective may be required before blowing town.



Known Issues


- Cowboy models are ugly. Very ugly.

- After dropping an objective, the player's movement sometimes becomes "floaty"
or "slidy." Hopping in and out of the truck is usually an effective
work-around

- Truck can get stuck in a few places throughout the map.

- Zombie ragdoll collision mesh is inaccurate resulting in some strange ragdoll

positions.

- Weapons-wise, only the revolver has any custom sounds. This is because we don't

know anyone who makes them. Have any? Hook us up. Otherwise we'll just end up

ripping shit out of 3:10 To Yuma.

- Some sections of the map are ugly. This is actually largely because we kept

hitting vbsp limits, like too many texinfos, tjuncs etc. It's really hella

annoying.

- When you get out of the truck you're usually ejected from the top for some

reason, I don't know when that started happening

- The truck doesn't make a sonic boom when it breaks the speed of sound


Credits

Joe "Lacabra" Wintergreen-Arthur
-Project Lead
-Lead (only) Level Designer
-Game Concept
-Texture Artist
-Modeler


Matt "Remington" Pierson
-Lead Modeler
-Game Concept
-Texture Artist
-Animator


Aaron "Slapdash" Ellsworth
-Lead (only) Programmer
-Game Concept
-Full Time Dad



With much-appreciated assistance from

thejazzman - Pump Action shotgun, various props
Guido-Anchovy - Many wonderful props
LittleBoots - models
The Reverend Dr Galactus - UI art
Woot - Hosting our website and forums for a while until he stopped for whatever

reason but that's not the point
DeMoN - concept art
thorgot - playtest
Ohtsam - made a texture
Centipeed - fought to keep cowboy shirts at full "gay"
Raslin - theoretical modeler (does not model)
Jandaru - groans
FlippyD - Idea guy, concept art, research, British accent, a velociraptor fell on
Sebiel/Sabyul - Character animation

him during testing
Zetx - idea guy


And anyone else we've forgotten from the Penny-Arcade forums, to whom we give

special thanks.
Special thanks to everyone at the forums themselves, without whom this would never

have happened.


Thank all you dudes for your support and everything. Hope you have fun.

Download link. Anyone who is able to provide a mirror, please do so.
http://shotgunsunrise.lessthanadequate.com/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar

Thanks for the mirrors guys!

http://howstuffdoesnotwork.com/shotrise/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar
http://gs85.com/shotrise/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar
http://www.wingnightcouncil.com/files/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar
http://www.fusedcreations.com/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar
http://slackalicio.us/shotgun/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar
http://everend.org/shotgun/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar

Previous Shotgun Sunrise threads:
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=52788
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=4830124#post4830124
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Awesome Publicity: Podcast 17 talk about us!
"Fan-goddamn-tastic."

Podcast C:12569 praises Shotgun Sunrise for a while starting from 15 minutes in. Check it out.

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Latest Update: April Second, 2009 (Australian time).
Installation:
Just extract it over your existing Shotgun Sunrise folder. Don't extract it into your existing Shotgun Sunrise folder, extract it into Sourcemods, over ShotgunSunrise.

You will need the original release (above) installed first, but this patch includes all previous updates.
Changelog
-Fixed crash on server join
-Fixed a crash that happened when carrying objects including TNT
-Fixed crash that would happen when players walked onto the train on foot
-Fixed barriers so that they can only be blown up with TNT
-Winchester does more damage and has a different sound
-Added health pickups in the form of bottles of booze
-Objectives can't be carried up ladders
-Truck/players hopefully can't end up outside the map anymore
-Various alterations to the map
-Ramps should be harder to get stuck on now
-Removed ramp on objective side of the fence near Pierson's Hay Bales, was nigh-impossible
-Added small new area, you'll find it
-Filled in hole that it was possible to get stuck in next to the Power Facilitron
-More zombies
-Fixed bug where stuff would glow in the mines
-Removed collisions from all train tracks
-Fixed bug where you could kill the lift by putting a barrel under it
-Fixed oversight whereby really determined arseholes could get the generator before either of the other objectives
-Fixed zombie ragdoll collisions
-Changed double-barrelled shotgun texture
-Changed Winchester viewmodel to not be miles away
-Disabled the background map
-Disabled the intro video
-Made the truck's dust particles client-side, which should help with lag issues
-Added some people we'd forgotten to the credits. Sorry, Captain K and Sebiel!

Download link:

http://shotgunsunrise.lessthanadequate.com/ShotgunSunrise_Update_April2nd.rar

Mirrors please.
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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssss

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  • plehpleh Registered User
    edited March 2009
    12:04 AM PST

    I receive the joy enema.

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  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wheeeeeeeeeee

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  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    pleh wrote: »
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    I receive the joy enema.

    Damnit, THIS WAS MY ENEMA TO RECEIVE! THIEF!


    19 minutes.

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh noooo, it crashes every time I try to join the only server available

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Congratulations, you guys. Seriously. I didn't pay too much attention to the development, but this is clearly a labor of love and I'm happy for you.

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wow, somehow notepad really fucked up the formatting of that OP.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    WOO

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh thanks babe

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Congratulations guys.

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  • SueveSueve Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    WOW

    thats incredible you guys finished this!

    I made a bit of bad concept art early on and discussed stuff on that non-PA forum, but stopped contributing pretty quickly.

    Downloading!

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  • areaarea Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Man, this is taking far too long to download for my liking.

    My flamboyantly homosexual cowboy sense is tingling, though. And I like it.

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I learned that to join a game, you can't use the server. You have to try to create one.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, can't join one of the two servers. CTD when you attempt. Brother is lanning with a friend (they had the same problem joining the servers), going to try to join his.

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Man, sorry about the crashing problem everybody. It's really weird, I'm getting it too. What seems to happen is some people can't join servers, because hl2.exe crashes, and then when they try to create a server it joins.

    SLAPDAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH?!?!

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I don't play PC games or know how hard it is to make a mod, but if it took you guys a collective year and you're all finished, congrats on all the hard work.

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    No way! Congratulations!

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  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I can neither create nor join a server. I do not think my comp can handle the levels of flamboyant gayness that the cowboy shirts require.

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    SCREENSHOTS OF AWESOME LOW QUALITY
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  • exoplasmexoplasm Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Here's a (currently very fast) mirror: http://howstuffdoesnotwork.com/shotrise/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar

    I tried to setup another one but I locked myself out of my own server :|

    Edit: When the auto ban wears off I'll have another mirror on a separate server. PM me if you upload a new version.

    Edit the 2nd: Second mirror is up, though it is slower than the other one for some reason: http://gs85.com/shotrise/ShotgunSunrise_VersionOne.rar

    Edit the 3rd: if you get a domain name for it I'd be happy to host it, gratis of course.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    OH GOD I AM DOWNLOADING THIS RIGHT NOW.

    wait crap, I've got a big Dutch test, I can't play right now D:

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I get a crash to desktop every time.

    Join OR create.

    vista home premium 32 bit. 3 gigs ram. intel e2200 dual core, geforce 9400 gt, other source games are fine

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  • plehpleh Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Just finished playing a couple games. Awesome. Saw Kaseius and Lacabra join, along with a couple others, while other people just joined and disconnected (littleboots and antithesis)

    I apologize for those who simply couldn't get my server to work for them, it wasn't a dedicated server, just a quick server created from the option in the main menu. :P

    Here's a few pics I took from our 2 hour longish session while I had a shitty server running :rotate:
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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wish I could've played longer, was very fun to mess around in.

    Sadly, it seems SS is one of those hl2 mods that likes to crash my pc. I can play TF2, L4D, and GMod just fine, but Dystopia, SS, and a couple others...nope. :(

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  • RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy Or just "Ron" Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I've uploaded the file to my site. I'll monitor it and take it down if necessary. I'm thinking it really won't be.

    Download

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The problem is pretty clearly at our end... I gots to talk to Slapdash about it when he's awake. The big problem is the crashy thing, there are a few other things that aren't right yet but crashing is kind of a big deal.

    Sorry to those of you having problems! Also sorry the rest of you have gone to bed.

    Don't write us off just yet though, we'll get this fixed.

    Also, some lucky guys are having no problems at all, as I discovered after the rest of you had gone to bed a few guys had just found us on moddb and got a small game together. Here's some various screenshots from both the PA attempt and the other one.

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  • exoplasmexoplasm Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The cowboys may be a bit on the rough side, but what cowboy isn't? :D

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I hope to see all you fags playing this tomorrow

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  • RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Leave it to LaCabra to release the mod while I'm in bed.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So is there anyone playing the mod right now?! D: 'Cause I'm starting it up.... right now!

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    In bed, Remington? But the last I heard you were going to hang out with your girlfr-



    ohhhh

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  • RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I wish I could play, but I've gotta go to work.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It crashes on me every time I try to join the server. Let me see if I can get into a local game.

    Also the intro screen is incredibly classy.

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  • AiserouAiserou Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I hate having satellite internet. Can't play games online, but I started my own server to play by myself for a bit and got far enough to blow myself up with dynamite.

    Fucking fantastic job guys.

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  • areaarea Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Another mirror, just because you can't have enough of them. It's Megaupload, but some people like that jazz. Download

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    congrats, this is an awesome thing to have accomplished. gotta download it and see about some booze and hats.

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  • PeewiPeewi Ya!!! Bub! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Congratulations on releasing. Hopefully I'll be able to play it soon.

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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Gonna grab this tonight!

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Awesome. Couldn't find any games but I gave it a quick whirl to see whether I crashed and burned, but it seemed stable to me!

    Managed to repeatedly get the truck stuck on things and I couldn't hit shit with that danged Winchester, but from what little I saw it's pretty freaking sweet for a first release :D

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    I'll definitely be giving this a whirl tonight. Hopefully there'll be some games around GMT 11ish.

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