|Because poking holes in a zombie rarely gets old.|
|Status||Released, In Dev.|
|Latest version||.98a (Nov. 13 2009)|
|Useful (aka Business)|
|Original Forum (dormant)|
Outbreak might be best summed up as an add-on to the original SMOD that encourages the same frenzied action as it throws a generous number of hostiles at the player, especially zombies. Following its base, Outbreak's arsenal includes usual suspects like the G36 carbine, as well as less conventional ones such as a katana that gives the player a speed boost.
Outbreak started off in Summer 2007 as a small, personal mod by SMOD: Tactical forum member veteran_gamer. His hobby project was later released and was well received. As time went on, others like Useful, Jen4, and IneptGuard contributed work and ideas as well.
Some time after the release of version .67 in July '09, veteran_gamer decided Outbreak had attracted too much attention after being posted on ModDB, and responded by announcing the mod would no longer be worked on. At the same time, registration was barred at Outbreak's forum and a thread only available to registered users was posted, explaining this was not the case and encouraging forum-goers to play into the idea of Outbreak's death. It was in this way that a number of people were surprised to learn of the new .98 release later that year, boasting fresh mapadd additions, a new weapon selection, and better overall polish.
In response to the May 2010 Half-Life2 update, the latest version of Outbreak is no longer downloadable from its ModDB page, pending a newer, compatible release.
veteran_gamer otherwise considers Outbreak more or less complete and hasn't stated any plans for building upon it, but hinted consideration once SMOD 2 is farther along and features like the custom weapon system make a return.
Useful's add-ons for ironsights and other options are available here.
|CSS SCI FI||Outbreak||Redux||Tactical||Troopers|