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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Download the first public beta of Orion! A futuristic Sci-Fi Multiplayer shooter. Inspired by retro games such as: Quake 2 CTF, Unreal Tournament (1999) and Tribes 1.

Posted by Praz on Dec 13th, 2009

That is right! The Public version of Orion Beta 1.0 is officially released! After a week of Closed Beta testing through IGN & FilePlanet - we have made over 50 game changes ranging from performance, to weapons, optimizations and more! This release also adds 3 new levels to the mix!

So we have set up a few ways to obtain the file.

Orion Beta 1.0 - FULL INSTALL ( 1.28GB )

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Orion Beta 1.0 - FilePlanet UPGRADE Patch ( 105MB ):

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We will be adding more mirrors all day today.

Orion Beta 1.0 - Game Servers:

Just a tip - if you don't see any game servers appearing - Un-check the 'Show Map List' option in the Find Servers menu. When this is checked it only allows servers to appear if they have players in it.

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Colorado #01: / shinigami.linuxwarz.com (Development Team Server) (Choke)

Please keep in mind, the servers are still being updated by Trinity Games - so your patience is greatly appreciated!

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MrMattWebb Dec 13 2009 buried:



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zonbie Dec 13 2009 replied:

holy **** why would you do this? lol

PS Downloading now, I'm very happy to see Orion come to release, and eagerly await a play session :)

+14 votes     reply to comment
Orion Dec 13 2009 replied:

Huh? No one has released me!... I'm still changed to my desk. Oh Wait... You're talking about the... Oh Nevermind! XD

Seriously tho, I've been looking forward to this mod for ages, so.. Downloading!! :D

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medve Dec 14 2009 buried:


cause he's retarded

-14 votes     reply to comment
Emil_4444 Dec 13 2009 replied:

Oh ****, you know what? Your doomed! You'll get lots of " - " issue karma!

Orion is released! Awesome! Start playing!

+12 votes     reply to comment
4CH! Feb 18 2010 replied:

I would like to get karma, too :(

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cheesemoo0 Dec 13 2009 replied:

Going to have to agree on this one.

Also this looks pretty awesome. Too bad my mirror just came to crawl.

+1 vote     reply to comment
dotsona Dec 14 2009 replied:

Great work guys!

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mikaelqz Dec 14 2009 replied:


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m82sniper Dec 14 2009 replied:

Heh, 108. I think that it might compete with this: Moddb.com

That's two members in the "Triple digit -karma club"!

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Kasplatt Dec 16 2009 replied:

Haha just gave him his -129 and thereby he wins the bad karma "challenge".
This mod is awesome btw, have played it some!

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MrMattWebb Dec 13 2009 buried:


I cant wait for the Podcast17 post game session on Sunday. Time to get my practice in this week! :D

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Croco15 Dec 13 2009 says:


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Jesternz08 Dec 13 2009 says:

Good work, im sure many hours went into this, will be getting it when I get home :)

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TAU! Dec 13 2009 says:

I remember when the earlier release date was December of last year. I'm glad to see it's finally released. Good job, Dev team.

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CommunistCake Dec 13 2009 says:

My computer just had to break now didn't it? Oh well, I'll eagerly await playing this when my monitor ships in.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Piuneer Dec 13 2009 replied:

haha i feel for you, firebringer. My main HDD just gave out on me last week. Waitin for my new 1tb drive now ^_^

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Wakkaboom Dec 13 2009 buried:


Can my computer play this game?

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m82sniper Dec 13 2009 says:

Application error. Wonderful.

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Spooboy Dec 13 2009 replied:

Same here :/

Its all good though, I'm sure that will all be resolved.

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m82sniper Dec 14 2009 replied:

Alright cool, glad it's not just me.

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archkyrie Dec 16 2009 replied:

same error here too.

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Kaphei Dec 14 2009 replied:

I'm getting this, too, whenever I try to join a server.

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PwettyPony Dec 16 2009 replied:

same =( ctd whne I join a server, I managed to get onto one once, but I alttabed, and when I went back inside I crashed again.

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gizzle Dec 13 2009 says:

Pretty nice i must say, gettin much better fps but in the open map ive still got some issues. Keep it on !

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NullSoldier Dec 13 2009 says:

The gun damage feels very awkward and I'm not just saying that because you think I can't shoot. I went 30 in 9 on a full server and it just feels odd.

You'd think an assault would do less damage then a support but be more accurate, and quicker and the support would have a bit more health and more damage but less accurate but the assault clearly does more damage from my playtesting. Also the shotgun feels like your throwing rocks at them. It can take 6-7 shots before you even kill someone depending on what their shields level is at.

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cheesemoo0 Dec 13 2009 says:

This one should have been left in the cooker a little longer. Performance issues and the server crashes make playing it unbearable.

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peperonikiller Dec 14 2009 replied:

This is the first BETA release... BETA! Its going to have some issues still, report them, and next patch hopefully they get fixed, but as its a beta you cant assume it will be perfect... have some common sense guys

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MitchellS Dec 15 2009 replied:

Every server I join crashes within 10 Minutes.

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Phalxor Dec 14 2009 buried:


oj box requirement ftl

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treat Dec 14 2009 says:

For a game inspired by quake, unreal tournament and tribes, I'm really disappointed in all the hitscan weapons. Projectile weapons were what made those games great, and surprisingly enough - besides grenades - there's not a single one in Orion.

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Versatyle Dec 15 2009 replied:

Alien weaponry is coming in a future update. They only have human weapons in this Beta version. I'm not sure what they are, but one can always be hopeful.

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klemen1702 Dec 14 2009 says:

em.. yea i go in to the game and when i try to connect to a server it downloads a map and then i hear the windowos (something is wrong sound) and it all stops my screen freazes and i have to restart the comp any ideas

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archkyrie Dec 16 2009 replied:

yeah, i get that too, but i actually get to see the error screen and my comp doesn't crash, but still i get errors when i try to play.

+1 vote     reply to comment
dotsona Dec 14 2009 says:

You guys need to put this on steam so more people can learn about the mod. When insurgency did it awhile back they saw the number of players sky rocket. Great mod!

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Mkilbride Dec 14 2009 replied:

It won't be released on Steam until it's a full release, non-beta, mostly bug-free, and decently popular.

However, Pirates, Knights, and Vikings 2 is somehow getting on Steamworks, so good luck.

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coolkid87 Dec 14 2009 replied:

Pirates, Knights, and Vikings 2 is well deserving except for the painfully slow work on it

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The.Reap3r Dec 14 2009 says:

Even though i won't try this right now, I have to congratulate you on the release, goob job and good luck from now on.

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Kys Dec 14 2009 says:


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OldBoy Dec 14 2009 says:

Inspired by TRIBES? Mhmmmm, Ima try this one :P

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TychusFindlayIT Dec 14 2009 says:

It was released recently and 90% of the servers are empty! Why?!

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Mkilbride Dec 14 2009 replied:

Probably because servers crash 3/4th's of the time.

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archkyrie Dec 16 2009 replied:

because half of the ppl who want to play can't because it crashes when they try to join.

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Praz Author
Praz Dec 14 2009 says:

We are addressing this on Friday.

We think we found that nasty little bug about an hour ago.

Also going to be releasing 3 new maps upon this patch release.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Mkilbride Dec 14 2009 replied:

That's good. If you mis-understand my other posts, then sorry, but I really do wish you the best of luck, I just like to speak my mind.

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Praz Author
Praz Dec 14 2009 replied:

We appreciate that. It gets frustrating sometimes only because I can see the finished product in my head but it's going to be sometime until you guys get to see that. However, these are betas and we do want your feedback as we do listen intently and this is, afterall, for you guys.

So keep posting them nasty little first release bugs and we will slap the crap out of them!

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pfannkuchen_gesicht Dec 14 2009 says:

I get aweful framerates :-/
and the menu isn't finished, huh?

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rellik_pt Dec 14 2009 says:

bad fps in all maps.

only in this mod its happening this, i can play others with setting max (no aa)

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Praz Author
Praz Dec 15 2009 replied:

We will be continually optimizing EVERYTHING.

However, if you post on our forums and make us aware of your PC specs it will greatly help us!

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Rohan15 Dec 14 2009 says:

Wow...looks awesome! Just a thought, but how well of a gaming computer do you need to run this? Cause I get minimal lag playing Half-Life 2 on medium settings, and this looks like it would rape my computer.

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