Natural Selection is an action-strategy game for the PC. It is a "Half-life modification", which means it is written on top of the Half-life game engine. "Mods" are a new sort of underground game development that enables small teams to create games using the technology of existing games. This means less expensive and lower risk game development, which allows experimentation and innovation. This arrangement also implies that "mods" are made as art, not for making money. When complete, Natural Selection will be released for free to all owners of Half-life, which is required to play Natural Selection. Game summary Multiplayer-only Half-life mod where one team plays marines and the other plays aliens. The humans must keep their cool and work together to assault an alien-infested spacecraft or colony. Marines vs. marines and aliens vs. aliens scenarios are also supported. "First-person strategy" with a real resource model and consequences for actions....
It's an old version of NS, dated by 29th October of 2002. Uploaded for historical and collectors' purposes, because it's hard to find on internet now. Requires Half-Life v18.104.22.168 (at least) to run.
Half-Life v22.214.171.124 (at least) is required to run game properly!
Select your Half-Life directory to exract. Mod v1.0 will be exctracted into a separate 'ns' folder inside it.
NS patch version 1.04 (ns-v104.zip) will be extracted into your Half-Life directory too. Install it manually, if you wish.
fmod.dll file (version 126.96.36.199, it's required to run game) will be also extracted to your Half-Life directory.
A set of shortcuts for the game (adapted for WON HL) will be automatically created in Start Menu\Programs\Natural Selection 1.0 folder. You can manually edit properties of any shortcut or copy it onto your Desktop, if you need.