Monday, May 04, 2009

FREEMAN'S MIND: EPISODE 11


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Well here's the proof some of you were waiting for that I didn't kill off Freeman permanently. This is the longest episode so far, I normally would have made it shorter, but I figured you guys might get sick of seeing the same elevator shaft 3 episodes in a row.

Unfortunately for some, the gap between 11 and 12 is going to be longer than usual because I really want go get back to Civil Protection. The latest episode is well underway, though it's gotten more ambitious than I originally intended from a technical perspective. So far there haven't been any show-stopping bugs like I've gotten a lot in the past. Once I'm done with that, I want to get at least get a good chunk of work done on the new pilot episode before I do another FM episode, so it may be a few weeks before you see another one. The upside to this is that things are starting to come together more on the animation end of things for CP, so you may start seeing a lot more shorter episodes of that in the forseeable future.

115 comments:

DrakeDuck said...

nice works, but Ross why did you skip the shot gun this time?

Alex3942 said...

Yey new FM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No shot gun??????

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo

I prefer the 10.5 episode more, he died but died with a shotgun

Dennis said...

YES! Good luck on your CP episode, I bet it's gonna turn out great :D

Samsar said...

"Is that an Mp5? IT IS! Now I can solve up to 800 problems a minute" epic stuff^^

Maikeru said...

Very nice, very nice. I'll be looking forward to more CP as well.

Master Chris said...

Excellent episode, I love the way you make it seem as if the last one was an hallucination.

Anonymous said...

very happy about freeman picking up the sub machine gun! keep it up Ross!

Jeff said...

Sweet more FM! Thanks Scott!

Mariano said...

cool video Ross i loved it, thanks for the good work!

Ivan said...

When he said that he needs another minute to think about this, did he mean a minute or the whole next month ?

Spog The Brick In The Wall Productions said...

It was all great, but near the end with the two scientists was a real kicker for me! Did you just record random lines from the scientists during certain points of the game and dub them in on that scene? Or did they actually say that when you approached them? If so for the latter, primitive dialogue cues ftw!

Vanquish said...

I ate the last doughnut yesterday :(

Ross Scott said...

DrakeDuck: He didn't see it!

Spog: Some of both. Some of the random ones make even less sense. I plan to comment more on those two guys in 12.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the first soldier who shoot a scientist, freeman probably will over react when he see this. Is it in the next episode or it's 1 or 2 after.

UsodStallion said...

Ross, that was perhaps the greatest writing you've ever done for any episode. It was even more genius.

"Stay on your side of the line! The side of [death]! My side is the side of hope, and love, and submachine guns!"
I loved that line, and about a dozen more.

Really fantastic job. Can't wait for the future.

Anonymous said...

Wanna work od CP again :))- ??? That's awesome news :))- ... you know ... you can finally release that "special Halloween episode" you promised last Halloween XD- ...

Don't take it personal, you're great :*- ...

Ivan said...

What ? The halloween special was released like a looooooong time ago

Anonymous said...

"Awesome! I <3 the ending!

XD

Anonymous said...

loved it

Anonymous said...

J-Mo here.

This definitely meets your old standards of approval. And mine as well.

That Vortigaunt was smarter than I'd've given it credit.

Sharky said...

I love the 800 problems per minute joke, classic!
"Do you know who ate all of the donuts?"
Awesome episode.

Nodon said...

Is the next CP episode "Open Forum" as you mentioned way back or is it that halloween one that was originally supposed to take place of "Halloween Safety?"

MasterLemons said...

Finally! WOOT!

Moonlup said...

Have I told you how awesome you are recently?

No?

You're freakin' awesome, man. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSHHH

Rob said...

keep them coming. the best web series EVER;) Deja Vu idea was funny. and what is up with the elevator shafts in half life, it is like the creators have never seen the inside of one.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you haven't lost your touch :)
Plenty of giggles.
Quality series, can't wait for the next episode.

Cama Zots said...

Great work, as always. But why didn't you pick up the shot gun when you had the chance? Didn't want to waste the time on it?

Anonymous said...

w00t so cp is next

Anonymous said...

great i loved it so much!! best episode yet! hows the site coming? cant wait for the next CP episode!

Otto said...

He probably didn't pick it up because he knew you guys would react like this. :)

James said...

Oh god, I almost died laughing at the line about solving 800 problems per minute. That was awesome.

I love Freeman's Mind. And I love you. The the manliest, most heterosexual way that one man can love another.

Anonymous said...

dude GORGEOUS!

Windypundit said...

I'm just waiting for Gordon to reach the tentacle. He's going to be insane from having to deal with that thing over and over and over...should be some classic dialog.

Zachary said...

Lol, CP has been "next" on the list for a while huh? The same way it's been "next" on the list after the last 3-4 FM episodes?

Heh, just pullin yur leg XP, can't wait to see it.

And hot damn this episode was good, I wanna see Freeman when the first soldier... starts shooting at him! (lol)

Anonymous said...

Great episode and I can't wait for the next one

Drew said...

Awesome! Thank you!!

Benjamin said...

Awesome episode! I think I prefer Freeman's Mind over CP! Are you planning on doing these even for Half Life 2?

Anonymous said...

I wasnt so disapointed about the shotgun. I was hoping he would get to the attacking soldiers. That will REALLY throw the freeman character through a loop.

Anonymous said...

YES!!1 he finally finds a new gun, i would have been ok with the shot gun but the submachine gun is 100x better

Anonymous said...

Great work, man =D

Ross, what do you think about the series "Barney's Mind" and "Sheppard's Mind"?

Silvio said...

This rocks man! Nice job creating this character. It sounds just like you would imagine Gordon talking.

Mariano said...

Ross are you going to do the same thing on half life 2 or you'll do the FM series just for half life 1? Please answer xD.

Great escaper said...

WOOOT I like the FM episodes more than CP, but whatever, there both good! I imagine when Gorden gets to the soldiers hes gonna be like "at last, my saviors!! *bang bang bang* Your kidding!

Kerensky The Red said...

Haha! Keep up the shotgun joke. I laugh every time I see people's comments asking for the shotgun.

Mathe said...

I don't get it why people react over the shotgun. We got to see it in action earlier and now the focus was on the submachinegun.

About the site, I know how it is trying to fix unexpected problems. I am studying programming and is currently trying to connect a database to adobe flash. Not that easy.

Don't know how you can keep these many balls in the air but I am really glad you do, first rate stuff you produce.

Krieg said...

Ross, I was wondering if you could tell me about those AI/weapon enhancing mod that you seem to have done, since you're able to kill some of the NPCs more easily.

Anonymous said...

anyone got really werid audio the voice really low all other sounds really loud???

BigDog said...

Man, when the first soldier starts shooting at him I can't wait to see his reaction. He's proubly going to freak out and be all...

"Now the government wants to kill me? Havn't they tried hard enough already? This is American tax money at work!"

DirtyBlue929 said...

YAAAAAAY!!!!!

Amanda said...

this made my day XD. cant wait for 12 and some more CP!

Ethan said...

dont end the series i love watching this video series !!! freeman's mind is the best youtube series i have just about ever seen!!! Rose taking off this series is like taking away your fans

roeboat72 said...

Great Job, I am an intense fan of both Series.

CP has made me laugh many times, as has Freeman's Mind. Keep up the Good Work, You have the talent of a sitcom writer.

TheMadNad said...

Awesome job dude. FM is my favorite but I'll wait patiently for the next one. CP is cool too =)

As for the people complaining about the shotgun... It's called ironic comedy. Don't worry about it. Freeman is going to be happy as hell when he gets in the security room. Just enjoy watching him use the mp5 for now.

splatzone said...

Awesome awesome awesome.

Jessika G said...

When I saw the two guys at the end, I couldn't help but wonder why they were so calm. I have developed a theory.

These are the two guys who DESIGNED Black Mesa. They're quite pleased with how well their lasers and turret guns are killing the aliens.

The personnel loss is a little higher than they'd expected, but most of the victims have been lab techs or security guards, not project coordinators, so it's within acceptable limits.

Anonymous said...

i like the way you make it seem as if the last one was an hallucination.When i saw episode 10.5 i started to think about episode 11 and my idea was that gordon woke up next to snaks machine with a "dorittos" in his mouth.

Sam said...

Excellent work. The humour is increased by the superb voice work. I wish all FPS had an audio option with your dead pan commentry - it would make gaming hilarious

John McGough said...

Lol not disapointed by your wait. I just have 1 question. Are you Doing THE ENTIRE GAME, im just asking this because it will be quite a long series, how ever a great series to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

ah, perfect timing Scot. I'm going to the beach for a while!
so that should ease the pain :P
good luck with the pilot Ep.
Best of luck to you!

TheTyper said...

Really great episode. I was surprised you went through this section of the game so slowly since there's a lot of quick fighting in that map. But you still made it hilarious. Plus, the more the merrier.

Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Finally its out and why not the shot gun why why why?

Anonymous said...

heneeded a shotgun

Groovybones said...

oh man, this stuff is hilarious, I just came across these on youtube like a week ago and LOVED THEM!

You do awesome stuff dude, keep it up!

my fave line in this episode has to be "I'll say here," "YOU DO THAT
!"

dear gawd you are a genius.

Anonymous said...

Oh lawdy. I'd love to see sum CP.

Anonymous said...

hey man one of the best episoded hey good luck on civil protection been lookin foward to those for a while and also some people are doing series like barneys mind and shepards mind and there actually good.

Anonymous said...

i love the freemans mind episodes very comedic, but the guy who's doing HL2 really sux. sounds like a kid going through puberty and has no comic appeal what so ever. keep up the good work!!!!!

Jecalux90 said...

Great episode, as usual! And it seems you resolved the problem of the darkness! Great!

Silvio, Mariano: siete italiani?

Jessika G: I'm sorry to say that but... Everything you just said... Without exception... is WRONG. (lol)

Anonymous said...

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScArYcHiCkEn said...

hopefuly after the new CP episodes hell do more of FM

ScArYcHiCkEn said...

hopefuly after the new CP episodes Ross will make more FM episodes (witch personly i like the best)

alpha_foxtrot said...

Loved the new FM, good work Ross.

Anonymous said...

yeah the guy who is doing halflife 2 freemans mind really ain't that good but the good news he has not made a video in like 4 months.

Upsilon said...

Very nice!

Even though Freeman's Mind is great, I'm more looking forward to the new CP episode and the pilot for the next series.

Nick said...

Great work, us fans really appreicate your work.

Key word for this episode "Hilarious"

Suolas said...

Ross,
Excellent as per usual. Looking forward to seeing the new CP and Pilot Eps whenever you get them finished (Perfection is an elusive curse, no?).
Was at a press screening of Angels and Demons the other night and couldn't get over the uncanny similarities between yourself/Gordon and the assassin. So much so that I was checking IMDB on my return.
I wasn't surprised to find that it wasn't yourself(being busy enough with FM/CP/Pilot/Website - let alone movie weapons training and setting fire to catholic churches in Europe!) but I did find something amusing, the actor in question, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, acted in a 2006 film called "The Half Life of Timofey Berezin".

Master Chris said...

Ross I have sent, or at least attempted to send you a private message on the forums but you haven't responded yet, have you recieved it? I sent it more than a week ago and it says that it has been sent but it's still in my outbox and hasn't appeared in my sent items box.

Andy said...

I have a feeling once we get to the first soldier it'll become "Gordon Freeman sucks at Half-Life".

Anonymous said...

The HECU is really going to piss off Gordon

Anonymous said...

I love all your machina you are a comedic genius!!!

Dirdle said...

Excellent episode. "Are these... death-lasers?" Brilliant!

Brief question, hopefully... if Black Mesa (the source engine mod/rebuild of the original HL) is completed, would you switch to using it to make FM, or would it be more trouble than it's worth?

Dominic said...

Great work as always, I have one question and I'm sorry if you''ve already answered it, but why are you not using the re-done weapon, face skins etc from the HL upgrade pack that came with Blue Shift? Do you want to recreate the 'clasic' feel? Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with either, just curious

Anonymous said...

I like how many people you are annoying by not getting the shot gun.

Lomoco thought he said...

Heh! You ever consider doing this for HL2? I know it would probably be harder, considering the plot is much more developed in HL2 than it is in HL, but if you did, I'm sure you'd think of something. >:3

Anonymous said...

awesome men,just awesome! congratz for your work,both CP and FM are faking hilarious!,waiting for the next episode of cp,or fm

Ben said...

I love this series, glad you didn't kill Gordon!

I was wondering how you lowered the weapon? Is there a button you can press or is there a specific code you need to type in?

Thanks for making these awesome shows like this and Civil Protection!

Alex3942 said...

How to you increase bullets damage???
I really want to now. I am already playing HL with no crosshair and lowered weapon, and it would be better if damage would be increased.
Please Anwser.
Thanks.
By the way, both FM and CP RULE!!!

Bubbles said...

I hope episode .5s will become a regular thing throughout the series.

Otto said...

Ben: Yeah, you can search heaps of useful filming commands. He specifically used this code throughout the game:

'r_drawviewmodel 1'

Lomoco: He hasn't confirmed any plans yet on moving to Half-Life 2 if he finishes Half-Life 1.

Dirdle: He's made no decision on this either but it is a possibility.

Hapi said...

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Mr TFG said...

Nice episode, whats with the door at 3:57?

mikeheli said...

give me your email so ican ask you something or i can i leave it on machinima or look at my post board on machinima which my account is mike3po

mikeheli said...

i loved it

FM fan said...

Ross, what do you think about Shepard's Mind and Barney's Mind?

They're good? :~~

Anonymous said...

dood lol great seires the smart ass remarks are hilarious but why no shot gun? plz answer our question dood lol WE NEED SHOT GUN lol but great job man keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Freeman's Mind is way better than CP. It takes lesser time to be released and are as funny or even more funnier than CP. :P Keep up the good work!

Xydonus said...

Awesome work once again!! Love how you skipped the shotgun, (there's reason in madness :P)...

Looking forward to a new CP episode too!!

Ross Scott said...

Nodon: Neither, though those are pretty high up on the list however, especially "The Tunnel"

Ben: I'm using the gluon gun retextured so it's completely invisible

Alex3942: It's one of the config settings.

mike3po: Try rosswscott@gmail.com, it will be more public on the new site

FM fan: I only kind of skimmed them. I don't mean to disappoint anyone, but I think the format in general is pretty limiting. If there weren't as many fans of FM as there are, I'd probably be working on something else.

Alex3942 said...

Hii!

i have asked you:

How to you increase bullets damage???
I really want to now. I am already playing HL with no crosshair and lowered weapon, and it would be better if damage would be increased.
Please Anwser.
Thanks.

And you have awnsered:

It's one of the config settings.


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Please tell me, how to change those config settings.
thank you very very much!
Love your series :D

Alpha said...

I know this is probably a dumb question, but when Black Mesa comes out will you use it instead of HL Source?

Anonymous said...

100th comment.

Any updates?

OPortuges said...

Ross, using a retextured gun isn't a good idea because when you get it you need to put the original texture to use it. you can use impulse 200 to lower the weapon you must set sv_cheats to 1). to set a key for the impulse 200 open to the config.cfg in the half-life source/hl1/cfg folder and add a "bind" line and write in it:

bind "key" "impulse 200"

replace 'key' to the key you want.
this works in all weapons exept in the gravity gun. that will be a problem in Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 when you get the super gravity gun.

Emily said...

I know this is a stupid question, but I really love Freeman's Mind, and I was wondering if you were the voice of Freeman in the series? His voice cracks me up. XD

Alex3942 said...

yep, ross scott is gordon freeman in FM.

Ross Scott said...

OPortuges: Wow, I'd wish I'd known that command earlier, thanks.

Alex3942: It's skill1.cfg or something like that located in the GCF, browse through there, I think it even has entry marked bullet damage

Emily: That's me. I also do the voice of Mike in Civil Protection, however the performance in Freeman's Mind is my natural voice (albeit more cocky and anguished than I normally am).

spazzzen said...

I just started watching FM and I love it!! I want more! When's the DVD planned to be released?

Atomic Tomato Potato said...

Dude, your shows are awesome. I'm starting to dabble a bit in hammer as well, though I'm focusing more on making games than comedic sketches, and I'm impressed with your skills in controlling A.I. so well. I hope I can eventually control them as well as you do. Anyway, I loved this recent Freeman's mind episode and can't wait for the next CP episode!

Anonymous said...

I Can't Wait till Episode 12

goatfish said...

Hey Ross, I don't know if you have the rest of the game planned out. I know there was a patch for HL where when you first reach topside, apparently there was another way to go, besides down the giant air shaft. Supposedly was quicker, I maybe went 30 secs into the patch. It maybe interesting to actually see it, as well as hear what Freeman thinks of it. But I don't know how it ends, therefore it might contridict with the way HL2 starts out.

goatfish said...

Hey Ross, I don't know if you have the rest of the game planned out. I know there was a patch for HL where when you first reach topside, apparently there was another way to go, besides down the giant air shaft. Supposedly was quicker, I maybe went 30 secs into the patch. It maybe interesting to actually see it, as well as hear what Freeman thinks of it. But I don't know how it ends, therefore it might contridict with the way HL2 starts out.

Havok said...

When (or if) you start up Opposing Force or Blue Shift. Sheppard should use military jargon and such, after all he is an US Marine Corporal. That and maybe that cool radio voice the grunts had in HL.

Also if BM Source is completed, Gordon should either remember the previous romp through BM or get very strong feelings of deja vu.

brandsca123 said...

so when is episiode 12 comming out exactly. and what is the new episiode of civle protection called.

andrew said...

so, as of now, about how much longer is it going to take for episode 12 to come out? Sorry if I'm being annoying, but its been well over a month since the last episode came out and I'm really looking forward to the new episode

Anonymous said...

Hey Ross When Will FM Episode 12 Be Done at The Start of July or The End