Firearms: Source is a team based first person shooter, rooted in the traditions of the Firearms mod for Half-Life. Firearms: Source brings the best aspects of Firearms to the Source engine, and then takes them a step further. You'll see a host of familiar weapons and maps, but you'll find the streamlined game play to be faster, focusing on aggressive, skilled play. From nearly the moment you spawn you can expect to be engaged in furious action.

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Hey folks, I think you will be happy to learn that 1.0e will be coming out very soon. We have just finished wrapping up the issue that causes mass amounts of ragdolls to spawn in the level upon server join. The problem came about since we moved to the Orange Box engine with its server side predicted ragdolls. Now that we have marked that off our list, we are just testing linux stability and can release 1.0e.

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Hey folks, I think you will be happy to learn that 1.0e will be coming out very soon. We have just finished wrapping up the issue that causes mass amounts of ragdolls to spawn in the level upon server join. The problem came about since we moved to the Orange Box engine with its server side predicted ragdolls. Now that we have marked that off our list, we are just testing linux stability and can release 1.0e. This is where you come in! We will be hosting a Public Stress Testing event on our forums, where we give our community members the chance to check out 1.0e and stress test it on our official Linux testing server. From now on, before every release, we will be hosting public stress testing so that we can make sure the build is stable before releasing it to Server hosts and the general public. Information on the first Public Stress Test will be available on our forums. If you are wondering what makes 1.0e different from 1.0d, here is a list of features you can expect:


  • Increased Weapon Accuracy
  • An increase in the base weapon accuracy across all weapons allows for more distant engagements. The problem before this was that most engagements were happening face to face due to the general inaccuracy of the weapons. If you fired at someone at a distance, most of your shots would miss, and those that did connect were limb shots more often than not. Increasing accuracy allows you to properly aim and take down targets with precision, and a greater influence from fire modes gives players a better reason to swap at different ranges.

  • Decreased Armor Absorption Levels
  • With the decrease in armor absorption, players are generally taken down much faster under fire but their armor lasts much longer overall. The problem before was that with full heavy, we saw quite a bit of tanking, and players simply weren't being taken down quick enough. Fire fights would often last multiple magazines. We have since dropped the absorption by half of its previous value, with more decisive and exciting firefights as a result.

  • New Server Options
  • 1.0e is our last planned patch before the big 1.1 release, so we want to make sure the server admins have the tools they need to run a successful server. These new server options allow server owners to limit weapons where they see fit, restricting weapons for scrimmaging or competitive games. While we encourage all play styles in FAS, we understand that others may want to tailor the experience.

  • Over 60 Resolved bugs
  • We are fixing bugs daily, and trying to remove all critical bugs so that we can allow our player base to grow. Unfortunately, there was some oversight to how extreme a number bugs were, particularly in the case of the ragdoll issue mentioned above. In its worst form, this all but prevented players with lower end specifications from joining servers in progress. In 1.0e you will notice a much more stable game, both as the client and server.

    Thanks to all of your constructive feedback on our input forums and in-game we have geared this patch to address all of the most important topics of debate within the community, and going forward we will continue to do so. With all of our weapons rebalanced, base accuracy increased, and armor absorption decreased, ranged combat has featured much more prominently on our testing servers, and multi-kills are a more common sight. We will be releasing 1.0e as a patch if you have 1.0d, as well as in the form of a full installer for those of you who are new to FAS or only tried 1.0 since our first release. For you competitive types, we have also started to put together an official league for Firearms Source that will begin after the clans become comfortable with 1.0e's new gameplay. I encourage those who originally felt that the damage values of 1.0 and 1.0d were off base to give 1.0e a shot and let us know how we are doing. We are listening to your input, and we are doing our best to bring a successful product to the table.

    Thank you for supporting Firearms Source, and happy fragging.

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    Savci
    Savci

    OVER NINE THOUSSAAAAND BUGS.
    Oh wait, this is not that game. I'm looking forward to it :) Be careful to not make assault rifles snipers, though. And snipers useless.

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    Leicheh
    Leicheh

    Nice work!
    I hope Valve hears about this soon.

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    Spenzerr
    Spenzerr

    is it planned to allow the disabling of ragdolls completely? ala cl_ragdoll_physics_enable "0" because this just causes the ragdolls to stand up like they are alive but in like a prone position

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    thatguyphilip
    thatguyphilip

    i'll be waiting :D

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    zeldar
    zeldar

    I see a new shotgun. And yes, I know it's probably not coming with the next update.

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    StealthSilver
    StealthSilver

    Yes the Remington 870 will be in 1.0e!

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    Rawket
    Rawket

    was it my "constructive" feedback that helped? :D

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    Pat.Lithium
    Pat.Lithium

    I would love to see you guys working for Valve. Look at what you can do with little budget, imagine what you could do with the resources available at Valve.

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    joshvaliant
    joshvaliant

    Not the first team that did this much with so little to work with. No offence to the work put into this mod of course, but there are others that have done more and don't work in Valve.

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    AUG_DUDE
    AUG_DUDE

    this is good, i liked this mod a lot, yeah, it has a bug here, a glitch there, an error here, but all will be fixed soon

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