The unique Half-Life’s AI appears fairly quaint almost 20 years later, nevertheless it was a revolution on the time. Even now, persons are nonetheless digging up new particulars on the way it all works. Now we even know that odor performs a task within the recreation.
Details like this are one of many causes Half-Life is among the many best FPS games on PC.
This revelation comes through YouTuber MarphitimusBlackimus, who has damaged down the how and what of the odor system. The sorts of scent are named in code are meat, carcass, and rubbish, however the latter appears to have gone unused. Guards will touch upon numerous odors left by corpses. It appears scientists had been meant to make comparable feedback, however this function is damaged within the closing recreation, so we’ll simply must assume the lab work has ruined their olfactory capabilities.
Creatures may observe scents, notably together with bullsquids, which can observe smells to a supply of meals even when the meals is out of sight. If they’re injured, they’ll ignore meals for a time, and so they’re even good sufficient to cease consuming after a meal, investigating meals however not consuming it once they’re full. (That’s one thing I nonetheless battle with.)
There’s nothing actually hidden about this, nevertheless it’s such a enjoyable little element to have gone largely unnoticed for almost 20 years. If you’re on the lookout for a cause to dig again into the unique Half-Life, a former Valve designer has simply put out a major new mod that appears to be an amazing cause to dive again in.