Off Limits is a first person multiplayer shooter that is focused on two teams capturing the enemy territory and hunting down and killing their main guy, the Juggernaut.
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We're proud to announce the start of the Off Limits Closed Beta. We've managed to track down and fix the remaining known issues, so we're finally ready to call this a beta. This is where you guys come in: if you're reading this it means the mod is available on Desura and we've sent out our 200+ beta invites, so check your mailbox for the invite and get downloading! If you haven't got an invite yet but still like to join the beta test, it's not too late - just let us know.

Posted by KeaTs on Mar 27th, 2011


After nearly 8 years we are proud - among other things - to announce the start of the Off Limits beta [ and I'm extra happy we got to beat Duke Nukem Forever after all ;) ]. We've managed to track down and fix the remaining known issues, so we're finally ready to call this a beta. This is where you guys come in: if you're reading this it means the mod is available on Desura and we've sent out our 200+ beta invites, so check your mailbox for the invite and get downloading!

Desura Digital Distribution

If you haven't got an invite yet but still like to join the beta test, it's not too late - just let us know. We've also deployed Off Limits to our beta servers. We have four servers in the US and one in Germany, with some more in the UK coming soon, so we should be good for the betatest period. All of these servers are linux dedicated servers. Special thanks go out to Mourad for the server in Germany and the guys at wakkaservers.com for hosting the US servers, the least we can do is give them some visiblity, so check out their great coming soon page!

We've provided some aliases for our servers, you can find them at the following addresses:

us.off-limits.be:27050 ( IP 69.147.229.218:27050 )
us.off-limits.be:27060 ( IP 69.147.229.218:27060 )
us.off-limits.be:27070 ( IP 69.147.229.218:27070 )
us.off-limits.be:27080 ( IP 69.147.229.218:27080 )
de.off-limits.be:27015 ( IP 78.46.99.138:27015 ) 

As for the actual betatesting, make sure to read our official guide if you haven't already ( there's some finesses in the game that are all explained in the manual ), and go out and have some fun. We'd love to hear your feedback on bugs, gameplay, artwork, balance, anything really. We have two main focuses: search & destroy whatever bugs are left that spoil the fun in the first place, and hear the first actual player feedback on our gameplay so we can tweak where necessary. All feedback should go through our moddb forum - do a quick check to see if you're not reporting eg a duplicate bug and put up a new thread if you found a new bug or want to discuss a new topic.
 
Be kind and constructive: Off Limits has seen a lot of contributions but has been mostly made by myself and Wesley in our spare time. We've tried to make it the best quality we could, but we know there are areas of improvement. Thanks in advance for helping us finish this game, and we hope you get to have some fun in the process :)

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Mar 27 2011, 5:04pm says:

Congrats! :D

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ponpat
ponpat Mar 27 2011, 5:22pm says:

Hitting F5 eve3ry second now to check my mails xD

Bur yeah, congrats for finally talking this steps for your project. Hope this will be as epic as I believe at this moment, because then it will be... epic :D

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emetalce
emetalce Mar 27 2011, 5:26pm says:

Congrats! If you have anymore beta slots toss me one please!! :D

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FLAPJACKDAN
FLAPJACKDAN Mar 27 2011, 5:30pm says:

I didn't get my invite :C

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pyrohamster
pyrohamster Mar 27 2011, 5:34pm says:

If you guys got a spare slot I'll try to help out. :)

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furon117
furon117 Mar 27 2011, 5:34pm says:

can I get an invite?, I didn't get one

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 27 2011, 5:44pm replied:

Sorry, there is a bit of trouble with the invites going out, it's being worked on and hopefully they will go out asap!

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Underet
Underet Mar 27 2011, 5:40pm says:

good news

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Esoj
Esoj Mar 27 2011, 5:57pm says:

I just got mine now so if you were waiting try checking your inbox now.

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eL-Falso
eL-Falso Mar 27 2011, 6:06pm says:

Thanks Wesley I hope I can help you guys with testing and finding bugs :) to be ready for release later :)

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WhiteRhino27
WhiteRhino27 Mar 27 2011, 6:09pm says:

I have a problem with desura, i got an error message when i want to launch the mod: "Desura failed to locate a CD Key, Status All CD keys are in use, please wait for a site administrator to contact you with a key."

Someone can help me please?

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Xylemon
Xylemon Mar 27 2011, 6:17pm replied:

Same what is causing this

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klusark
klusark Mar 27 2011, 6:33pm replied:

Im getting the same problem. I can launch it from steam, but servers say my steamid is invalid.

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 3:20am replied:

To quote ModDB staff:

"The issue is fixed, just get people to restart the Desura client and run the mod again."

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eL-Falso
eL-Falso Mar 27 2011, 6:44pm replied:

same here now :(

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eL-Falso
eL-Falso Mar 27 2011, 6:46pm says:

and on steam: could not load library Client... I hope you guys can fix this with Desura...

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champayne
champayne Mar 27 2011, 7:13pm says:

I got it but I couldn't located a CDKey, and it doesn't seem to be working on Steam.

Still psyched for this mod!

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WhiteRhino27
WhiteRhino27 Mar 27 2011, 7:17pm says:

Oh! It's working for me with steam! Sorry for others who want to play.

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KortalMombat
KortalMombat Mar 27 2011, 7:21pm says:

Funny how not even 200 people asked for beta, yet some people aren't getting codes?

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar Mar 27 2011, 7:28pm says:

I'd really like to join in...

edit:
Just checked Desura, got it. thx ;)

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Mar 27 2011, 7:30pm says:

I would really like to join.

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 1:49pm replied:

You were sent an invite on this moddb account 20 hours ago

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Henley
Henley Mar 27 2011, 7:47pm says:

Sorry for the mixup, if you downloaded the closed beta and had a CD key problem after you accepted the invite please restart your Desura client and run it again.

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Xylemon
Xylemon Mar 27 2011, 8:02pm replied:

Thanks, I'll be sure to enjoy this!

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Tokoya
Tokoya Mar 27 2011, 8:13pm says:

I received two email notifications, weird

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 Mar 27 2011, 8:21pm replied:

Same here

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Hitelf
Hitelf Mar 27 2011, 8:20pm says:

OH SWEET!
I would like to join please :)

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joshvaliant
joshvaliant Mar 27 2011, 8:21pm says:

I would like to join in.

Name: Josh Miller from Podcast 17

Email: Joshvaliant@gmail.com

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 1:47pm replied:

an invite was sent to your "joshvaliant" account

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champayne
champayne Mar 27 2011, 8:25pm says:

Got it to work with Steam.

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omich
omich Mar 27 2011, 9:02pm says:

I would like to join beta.

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*Don*
*Don* Mar 27 2011, 9:48pm says:

3 shotgun blasts to the head at point blank doesnt kill someone?

Same person turns around and caps me 2 times with pistol and I'm dead?

RAGGEEE QUIT!

Maps look great, gameplay needs a lot work.

Lots of exploits need fixed too;

Nade spamming into spawn does damage, map with spider CP, you can jump on top of heli and stand on top of players spawn, balance issues with weapons need a lot of work.

You have a good base, but I kept asking myself, 'What sets this game apart?. Why would I want to play this game?"

There needs to be something more to it, or more interaction with the juggernaut.

Also I think that objective markers would help on the minimap.

Good luck.

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 3:29am replied:

"There needs to be something more to it, or more interaction with the juggernaut."

There is a lot of interaction with the juggernaut:
- JN is linked to spawn points (so game play is revolved around him)
- JN health is linked to spawn points (so capturing them gives your teams JN extra health)
- When your JN is killed you loose a spawn point (giving the team that's better a chance to capture your spawn point)
- JN heals you when close to him (the JN can see who needs healing when a team mate is green, so a good JN assists team mates

This game play needs good team play, something that is hard to find on public servers, especially when a game is not even 24 hours released and people are still getting the hang of it and learning the game play.

Also post this on our feedback forum, it's made for this, keeping track of comments as feedback will be hard with time.

Also please read our guide and you might see how much of the game play you missed when you first played it. The guide is also available in-game, open the team "team selection" menu.

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Sareval
Sareval Mar 27 2011, 9:53pm says:

I got "The gift accept code you have provided has been de-activated by the creator. You cannot use it." Huh?

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rdrr
rdrr Mar 27 2011, 10:10pm says:

Please send me an invite I've been following this mod and checking back daily.

Looks awesome can't wait to play.

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 1:46pm replied:

you were sent an invite to the mail attached to your "rdrr" account here...

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Mar 27 2011, 10:44pm says:

congratz team. keep it up!

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dsi1
dsi1 Mar 27 2011, 11:12pm says:

I get this error when I click the link in my E-mail.

"The gift accept code you have provided has been de-activated by the creator. You cannot use it."

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dsi1
dsi1 Mar 28 2011, 3:56pm replied:

The error seems to have been resolved, downloading now!

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AgeNt_
AgeNt_ Mar 27 2011, 11:38pm says:

any chance i could get in? glad to check some things out!

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Sammun_wof
Sammun_wof Mar 27 2011, 11:47pm says:

I would like to get a beta key, the game looks cool

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DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator Mar 28 2011, 12:37am says:

I'd love to get one myself, but if its all gone, that's fine.

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Sammun_wof
Sammun_wof Mar 28 2011, 1:02am says:

Iwould like to get a beta key

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SotaPoika
SotaPoika Mar 28 2011, 2:09am says:

Kickass stuff!

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ScorpioPolska
ScorpioPolska Mar 28 2011, 3:33am says:

I get owned by Desura! Install Failed :(!

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skazka18
skazka18 Mar 28 2011, 4:15am says:

I would like to join beta !!!

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Asskicker
Asskicker Mar 28 2011, 4:56am says:

Gratz on getting it into beta! :D

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ScorpioPolska
ScorpioPolska Mar 28 2011, 5:09am says:

Okey i have now Desura BUT i cant find Off Limits now ;D

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Wesley
Wesley Mar 28 2011, 5:24am replied:

Launch it from Desura? Should work?

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Martanz
Martanz Mar 28 2011, 6:36am says:

I can't play! When I try to join a server it says that my Account is being used somewhere else. But I can join servers in TF2 and CSS

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