This post is about discussing the HL2 Cinematic mod (CM2013) and speedrunning it, As I am currently undergoing a segmented run of it (CMOLT - Cinematic mod over little time) which probably will not be very quick, But I thought I would give it a shot atleast for part of it. The mod besides from being a graphics overhaul, completely changes many levels to help it look better, so many tricks will/will not work, and it also joins some levels together, Such as Physics Puzzle #1 In Route Kanal with Manhack jump, so there may be a skip there by going over the level perhaps, It also joins Coast_01 with the train bit between coast and Ravenholm/mines, so you can skip Leons large cutscene. These are 2 example but there is others. I also doubt anyone is going to speedrun this and I wouldnt be surprised if you didnt since the download is 17GB, then 50GB uncompressed! Also I am running on the latest CM2013 Version (V12 on Pre Steampipe is only like 20GB), I understand this will cause some demo issues perhaps so I do not expect this run to be published anywhere of note, but it should be a fun project for me and if anyone else wishes to join in.
(Btw, it is using spt and scripts, and my segmenting method is to load the level, spt will pause, then I will start recording, unpause, then when I finish the segment I will stop the recording, save, and load the save and start recording again ect. Then I will play them back and record them and do the audio tweaks post production)
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