Orion is a total conversion utilizing Valve Software’s Orange Box engine. Orion immerses the player in an intense online experience with dynamic combat and a vast array of new features.. Featuring fast-paced tactical gameplay on futuristic battlefields, Orion brings the fun into gameplay.

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Please enjoy! *NOTE - This was taken on the old episode 1 engine.

Posted by Praz on Jun 25th, 2009

Some motion picture cinema!

Just another quick update for our lovely community here at ModDB. Please note that this is NOT the 2009 cinematic trailer, rather just updated in-game footage showing more 'interesting' environments rather than the previously uploaded video showcasing a canals environment.

However, please note this footage is still running off an older build (on the Episode 1 engine). Everything you're seeing including the size of levels, the amount of foliage and all of that great stuff is running smoothly on the Episode 1 engine.
*pat on back*

We are currently working on a cleaner version of the Orange Box port which will allow us to amplify the visual fidelity even more. The Orange Box will allow us to utilize new features including HDR (High Dynamic Range Lighting) as well as Dynamic Shadows and an increased limit of detail sprites (even more foliage basically!)

Please note (about the video) that this is an older build with older code. The environment that is showcased in the video is NO WHERE near finished ( the level is called Quagmire ) so please keep that in mind.

Otherwise, please enjoy!
-David Prassel

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salolito42 Jun 25 2009, 11:35pm says:

where are the dinosaors?

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Spooboy Jun 25 2009, 11:47pm says:

Looks sick guys.

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vfn4i83 Jun 26 2009, 12:26am says:

I loved how the weapon handled, very neet. That vehicle seems very nice also, but prefer the way it is in Ep2, it seems much more smooth handling. Hope OB has all the features and mechanics from Ep2.

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DaveW Jun 26 2009, 8:42am replied:

Multiplayer vehicles in source aren't (to the best of my knowledge) the same as the singleplayer ones. The physics are too complicated for Valve's physics system to cope with online, the Source port of "Half Life: Rally" had to shut down because of this. It takes workarounds to make decent vehicles in Source online, like D.I.P.R.I.P.

HDR is also available in Ep1.

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ausbushman Jun 26 2009, 12:28am says:

Very cool, looks like an interesting game! I like the music very much too.

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-=117=- Jun 26 2009, 2:06am says:

Nice, needs more trees... many more bushes too... yes... so i can hide and kill yoo.

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do365nic Jun 26 2009, 2:54am says:

great video, it looks awesome :)

lol quagmire :p

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Potteh Jun 26 2009, 3:51am says:

Average, it's a good progression video.

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Jesternz08 Jun 26 2009, 4:53am says:

lookin good, keep it up.

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Maggintosh Jun 26 2009, 5:00am says:

The video is looking really good. I was porting my Mod from Ep1 to OB, too. It is so much better. But anyhow, the world you are creating is pretty cool and i want to see some more ingame footage.

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Darknessvamp Jun 26 2009, 6:55am says:

The vehicle and environment looks great. Keep up the awesome work.

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Knights Jun 26 2009, 10:11am says:

Wow this mods still alive? I dig the vehicle and hope you guys pick up on the same vehicle code that Empires had or else it will be lag hell.

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Dodomaster Jun 26 2009, 10:46am says:

Looks nice, but gameplay first!

Although you probably have it nailed down already if you were working on it for more then 2 years.

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moconnor Jun 26 2009, 12:16pm says:

The vehicle looks alright, the large antenna sticking out makes it look like a remote controlled car though tbh. Level looks pretty nice too. :)

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TheDualWorks Jun 26 2009, 12:31pm says:

got to put more detail on the car and maybe make it more suited for the area

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awesomepossum Jun 27 2009, 1:38pm says:

Great grass, the area looks very lush.

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Praz Jun 28 2009, 11:37pm says:

haha oh man, I was not meaning for this to be posted on the front page... it was motly for the people that check the page every day to get some new ingame footage before we release our trailer from the Orange Box version...

But oh well, **** happens!
Glad you all liked it though!

P.S- the dinosaurs aren't in it because they have been pushed back to receive further development time!

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Praz Jun 28 2009, 11:38pm says:

Oh and about trees and bushes... they're in there now.. this is a very early version of the remake of Quagmire... seriously about 2 days of work.. it wont even be recognizable from this video by the time you play it!

So don't worry!

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Praz Jun 28 2009, 11:39pm says:

And about vehicles on Source (multiplayer) - yes they are sucky, yes they are tricky, but I am determined to get them right!

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