Jaytest, commonly also known as V_Jaytest, is an early version of the MP5K (SMG1) model found within the Leak files. The file itself reveals a lot of interesting history.
V_Jaytest is most likely a leftover from a much earlier era of Half-Life 2's development, one much closer to Half-Life 1 than most other models we still have.
- First, its textures appear in /models/Police/ in anon-hl2. This implies that the Police model once had the SMG permanently affixed to his hand, similarly to HL1.
- Second, the textures it has are identical to
materials/models/weapons/obsolete/p_HkMp5k. It suggests that v_jaytest is a remnant of a HL1-esque model otherwise removed.
- Third, either the leak's model viewer, nor the custom v31-v35 model viewer are able to open it. This again implies the age of this model, as both Samuel and Cohrt are perfectly viewable with it.
- Fourth, the textures of the weapon are setup in a very "old"-style way. There are five-ish textures in total, each used for one side of the model.
Differences between back textures Edit
Jaytest, due to a texture name mixup, uses the metrocop's back texture in normal circumstances. However, the back texture is actually earlier than the one that appears in the metrocop's texture folder!
|Back Texture in Police||Back Texture in Jaytest|
One of the programmers involved in Half-Life 2's development was Jay Stelly. Since this is called Jaytest, it is plausible that he was involved somewhere.