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Report article RSS Feed Eternal Silence: Friday, January 30

Eternal Silence will hit Steam this Friday. The team posts new screenshots and release details.

Posted by MadMechwarrior on Jan 28th, 2009


That's right.

This Friday, January 30th, Crankshaft Games releases a new version of Eternal Silence. This version, dubbed 3.2, contains 9 maps, 3 new game types and many improvements on the infantry combat. The mod will be released over Steam and will reach some 16 million users instantly. We're happy to finally be able to deliver our game on such a massive platform. The Steam tools bring the promise of instant-updates for the entire player base, and we plan to make excellent use of those features.

We'd like to remind the server administrators to update to the latest dedicated server released today, version 13. Server admins who haven't got their servers setup yet can download the necessary files from the HLDS Update tool using the command -game "esmod".

Here are a few screenshots of the final release. We can't wait for Friday.



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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Jan 28 2009, 8:13pm says:

Cool, though it might be a little hard to release it on Friday when today is the 28th and it's Wednesday. Might you mean the 30th?

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BoredGunman
BoredGunman Jan 29 2009, 8:28pm replied:

....what?

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 28 2009, 8:20pm says:

Corrected. Doh!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Jan 28 2009, 8:22pm replied:

ZP:S release date craze! (In regards to the date typo :P) heh. Awesome news though :)

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Jan 28 2009, 8:27pm says:

Fast fix! I'll be looking forward to Friday.

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed Jan 28 2009, 8:28pm says:

I might be missing something, but isn't this Friday the 30th anyway?

Never minding the trivial date question, this is awesome news. Placing it on Steam will give it a greater chance of attracting more players.

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo Jan 28 2009, 8:38pm says:

Congrats to you guys! I was wondering when they were going to start releasing the other selected mods to go on Steam.

Will try this out :)

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Nathanius
Nathanius Jan 28 2009, 8:42pm says:

Excellent! I'm staying at the inlaws place (because of Chinese new year) and they have much better internet then my rental! Friday will be funday!

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Acheron88
Acheron88 Jan 28 2009, 10:18pm says:

nice one, i've been holding off on this mod for the new version. cant wait!

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tnathan475
tnathan475 Jan 28 2009, 10:55pm says:

Excellent!

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Jan 29 2009, 1:05am says:

New maps yay!

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Zunami
Zunami Jan 29 2009, 4:39am replied:

More Players yay!

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The.Reap3r
The.Reap3r Jan 29 2009, 4:32am says:

Awesome, I never bothered with ES due to its lack of Steam support and therefore not a big community. Now with it on Steam I'll give it a try, it sure looks excellent. Congratulations and good luck on keeping it goin ;)

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L3TUC3
L3TUC3 Jan 29 2009, 8:26am replied:

Steam support is relatively new. Many mods not featured on steam have great communities.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 29 2009, 6:01am says:

Es always lagged before on my old pc and didn't bother with it anymore the first time i played also no one new about it will get this see what it's like looks like a really nice release.

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sutsko
sutsko Jan 29 2009, 6:48am says:

Does this mean you havent added the new player models?!

Shame on you!!!

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 29 2009, 7:31am replied:

New player models are in, my friend

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CustomCharacter
CustomCharacter Jan 29 2009, 8:51am says:

I've been waiting to play this until the update. This game is so fun with more than 4 people.

Is ES the only mod coming to Steam that day?

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 29 2009, 8:59am replied:

No idea.

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Sub-
Sub- Jan 29 2009, 10:53am replied:

They usually release the mods in batches. Dystopia and another mod (Pirates, vikings & knights??) are probably going to be released with it.

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SoNeKa
SoNeKa Jan 29 2009, 10:58am replied:

PVK will release too.. if have another 3 mods, i can't imagine which one could be released and if it will on the same day.

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Mastix
Mastix Jan 29 2009, 11:55am replied:

also PVK2 & Dystopia

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 29 2009, 2:33pm replied:

I'm not sure they're coming on Friday, but maybe who knows.

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Jan 29 2009, 9:10am says:

Uuh fun .. looking forward to it :)

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GoodieStake
GoodieStake Jan 29 2009, 11:02am says:

Congrats!

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psyco363
psyco363 Jan 29 2009, 2:26pm says:

Yes real good MOD!!!! ON STEAM HELL YEAH ^^

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Pacanusmaxus
Pacanusmaxus Jan 29 2009, 2:29pm says:

Congratulations on the release!

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 29 2009, 2:33pm says:

WE NEED SERVERS. If you have a Dedi, host an Eternal Silence server tomorrow!

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Sporego
Sporego Jan 29 2009, 9:20pm says:

Gratz (you should i all play... befor there is like a few full games like 2 and now i bet there is going to be like ... 7

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Sporego
Sporego Jan 29 2009, 9:23pm says:

i going to also wake up at 6 am est to play !!!!!

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 30 2009, 9:27am replied:

It won't be released before 3pm PST... that's the regular time for Valve

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Nathanius
Nathanius Jan 30 2009, 9:34am replied:

what time zone is PST? I'm in GMT +8 and with the promised Friday almost up i'm dissapointed :(

Looks like it will be a saturday release?

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MadMechwarrior
MadMechwarrior Jan 30 2009, 12:57pm replied:

PST = GMT -8

16 hours difference will get you a different day

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MrMister
MrMister Jan 30 2009, 1:03pm says:

Can't wait to play it when I get back home!

Congratulations on getting on Steam!

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cosypeter
cosypeter Jan 30 2009, 2:34pm says:

Omg, omg, we're Friday! Where is it, where is it? What time will it be released? *drools*

Kept myself from playing it, waiting for the Steam release. Now, where it's at!? It's FRIDAY! :P

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xilefian
xilefian Jan 30 2009, 4:00pm says:

Omg, so I have to wait until 23:00pm for this! Looooong
The game is sooo sooo good I can't believe no-one played it before! With a Steam release it certainly will pick up!!

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Sn4tcH
Sn4tcH Jan 31 2009, 1:37am says:

Next Week guys.

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PytoX
PytoX Feb 2 2009, 3:14pm says:

Next week???? How come? :(

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