Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the popular Half-Life mod Natural Selection. It is built on our own engine and will be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

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We've been working on Natural Selection 2 build 163 for a few weeks now so quite a lot has changed with the game. We thought we'd take some time to show you the biggest changes in detail. There a bit of a surprise in there...

Posted by SgtBarlow on Feb 17th, 2011

We've been working on Natural Selection 2 build 163 for a few weeks now so quite a lot has changed with the game. We thought we'd take some time to show you the biggest changes in detail. There a bit of a surprise in there...

There are tons more changes coming in this new build but these are the biggest. It's taking us longer to get this patch ready to ship, but we will post a full changelog just as soon as it's ready.

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ponpat Feb 17 2011, 8:07am says:

As always it is great to see what you have done, also this time the video is so much better then the last one. Do not know if you changed it this way based on my post on moddb, but nearly everything´╗┐ now is like I have wished. Just the background music is too loud or youre voice is to silent. Also I think a good ending would be a 15-30 seconds video of´╗┐ you while you say something about the main focus for the next beta. Will give the video more personality and tease a bit for the next beta.
btw. Even if NS2 is for me currently unplayable (very low fps) it is a game that is so much fun to play, that i can not stop playing after a new update for some houres... It is like having a mind illness that force me to play it xD

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Andrzej_Kocur Feb 17 2011, 8:18am replied:

Which graphics card you have?
And question for those who played this game: What VGA is needed to play on full details in avarage 60fps :P :)

Thx 4 answer, those who want to write something stupid - gfus ;)

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ponpat Feb 17 2011, 10:55am replied:

I have an ATI Radeon 5850, a friend of mine who also can play it just with very low fps (40 average + often happening big drops under the 10 fps rate has a 5870. We both also have a quadcore cpu (AMD Phenom II x4 965). And we know, manypeople with the same cards can play it smooth, but for us (and some many people we met on a server) big fps drops/lags/what ever are usual.
PS: Just a question: who ever give me a - for my first comment, plz just tell me WHY, because I said what I think how to make the video even better? because I said, I love ns2 even if it currently for me is unplayable? because my english is not good? I can not see anything in my post that would have caused me to give anybody a -. Just saying my opinion, how playable this game currently is for me and constructive critic bout the video :/

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Andrzej_Kocur Feb 17 2011, 2:59pm replied:

imo u should play on max with about 100fps+ :D
In Source - new update of EP2 engine - i got drops only when Multicore Rendering is disabled. Maybe the same is with Sparkle?
I got Asus G51JX and i hope this game will work smooth.

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Iept_Barakat Feb 17 2011, 8:22am says:

Can't wait to hang out in the new ready room.

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L0K Feb 17 2011, 9:41am says:

Haha, the crawling whip is a nice touch :)

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PierreOfTheFrench Feb 17 2011, 12:04pm says:

New alien vision mode and prototype DI very awesome update!

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Theon Feb 17 2011, 12:33pm says:

What happened to the alien wave-vision?? D:

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Tastyrice Feb 17 2011, 12:52pm says:

Great job you guys! I remember seeing the dynamic infestation so long ago. Amazing to finally see it in action.

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slayersarge Feb 17 2011, 3:31pm says:

I still say the Onos needs devour attack. I want that so much.

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x56erx Feb 17 2011, 3:52pm says:

hm, simply the best update so far!

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frostwyrm333 Feb 18 2011, 7:19am says:

is it possible to do something like they done before on source?

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Bluedrake42 Feb 18 2011, 9:06am says:

nice music =)

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Vcc2cc Feb 18 2011, 4:10pm says:


1. Will the aliens Flashlight ability drain energy? Cuz I'm thinking is it should if rines FL does.
2. Does this mean chambers can ONLY be built on creep that is connected to an active hive? In other words, limiting gorgies building places to just hive rooms and surrounding areas?
3. Will we be seeing Tantith, Hera, Eclipse or Origin in NS2?

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Tatsur0 Feb 18 2011, 10:23pm says:

Awesome update, have been waiting to hear more about infestation and look forward to seeing how it evolves. Feel like i'm pointing out the obvious but in the grenade launcher (fixes) portion of the video the 3rd grenade launches from the center of the screen rather from the grenade launcher. I'm sure it's been noted already but felt it best to mention it just in case. Keep up the great work.

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