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Welcome to the official launch of Orion Source Multiplayer Beta 1.2. With over 100 game fixes, 5 brand new maps, new weapon system, new grenade system and tons of other features, Beta 1.2 will completely stomp all over Beta 1.0 & 1.1's face. Click for more information!

Posted by Praz on Jun 13th, 2010

ORION BETA 1.2 GOES PUBLIC - DOWNLOAD NOW!


Today marks a very special day for all of us.  This has been months in the making but completely worth the wait!  We've completely re-shaped the Orion Source Beta.  It is light years ahead of the previous releases in terms of performance, optimization, stability, and features.  We've gone back and re-worked the entire weapons system, wrote a brand new grenade system, completed over 100 game tweaks and fixes, removed all server crash bugs and added 5 brand new maps!

We are extremely happy to release this and we will be posting updates all week as well as playing with the community.  Be sure to visit our forums to obtain exclusive media as well as arranged playtest sessions and more!
Orion-project.net

ORION BETA 1.2 - DOWNLOAD NOW!

Here is an up-to-date download mirror list for both versions of Beta 1.2.  The two versions are the UPGRADE (300mb) (which will allow any user with ANY previous version of Orion installed to download and automatically update to make there game Beta 1.2-friendly!).  There is also a brand new FULL install file (1.4gb) that allows any new users to get right into the action.  Download appropriately!

BETA 1.2 FULL INSTALL (1.4GB)
FileFront

ModDB
MegaUpload
Linuxwarz
Orion FTP

BETA 1.2 UPGRADE INSTALL (300mb)

ModDB
FileFront
MegaUpload
Linuxwarz
Orion FTP

TORRENTS

FULL: Torrents.linuxwarz.com
UPGRADE: Torrents.linuxwarz.com

ORION BETA 1.2 - CURRENT KNOWN GAME SERVERS

There will be a handful of Beta 1.2 servers available early on this week.  There will be two 32-player servers and roughly seven 20-player servers.  We will throw more up if required.  Here are the current game servers for Beta 1.2 - thanks to Trinity Game Servers (http://newsite.trinitygames.com/)

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #01 (UPDATED - RUNNING BETA 1.2)
66.150.221.63:27016

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #02
(UPDATED - RUNNING BETA 1.2)
66.150.221.63:27018

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #03 (UPDATED - RUNNING BETA 1.2)
66.150.221.63:27019

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #04 (UPDATED - RUNNING BETA 1.2)
66.150.221.64:27016

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #05 (AWAITING UPDATE)
66.150.221.64:27018

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #06 (AWAITING UPDATE)
66.150.221.65:27016

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #07 (UPDATED - RUNNING BETA 1.2)
66.150.221.65:27018

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #08 (AWAITING UPDATE)  
66.150.221.66:27016

TRINITY GAME SERVERS #09 (AWAITING UPDATE)     
66.150.221.66:27018     

STEAMWORKS


Orion Source Multiplayer Beta 1.2 also marks the opportunity for Orion to become a SteamWorks release.  This would truly benefit everyone as it would allow us to pump out more content for the Beta, including achievements, hats, statistics and tons of other features we would really love to add to the game as well as improvements and new content.  Valve is considering Orion for a SteamWorks release based on player activitiy and overall acceptance of the Beta 1.2 release.  You can help make this a reality by simply downloading the Beta as well as playing it as much as your heart desires!

ORION BETA 1.2 MEDIA

Enjoy some of this updated media relating to the Beta 1.2 release!







ORION BETA 1.2 MAP MEDIA

We have gone back and completely optimized all the original maps in terms of performance and stability.  We have also ensured the same amount of attention to the 5 brand new maps and we cannot wait to play them with you guys!  Here is an up-to-date gallery of all the maps that will be featured in the Orion Source Multiplayer Beta 1.2!

INCURSION


GEODE


REACTOR


SHADOW (*NEW)


SNOWDRIFT (*NEW)


MYST (*NEW)


DORSA (*NEW)


CATCHMENT (*NEW)


ORION BETA 1.2 - DEVELOPER WEEKLY PLAYDATES

With the release of Beta 1.2, we are going to do everything we can to ensure everyone that wants to play it - CAN play it.  The developers behind Orion have put in place weekly playtest sessions that will be open to the public.  You can come play, ask questions, diss us, tell us how much you love or hate our game - anything!  The details are below:

EVERY WEDNESDAY:

Server: IGN / Trinity Game Servers
IP: 66.150.221.65
PORT: 27018

TIMES:
US Pacific: 3pm
US Central: 5pm
US Eastern: 6pm
London: 11pm

EVERY SATURDAY:

Server: IGN / Trinity Game Servers
IP: 66.150.221.65
PORT: 27018

TIMES:
US Pacific: 11am
US Central: 1pm
US Eastern: 2pm
London: 7pm

EVERY SUNDAY:

Server: IGN / Trinity Game Servers
IP: 66.150.221.65
PORT: 27018

TIMES:
US Pacific: 10am
US Central: Noon
US Eastern: 1pm
London: 6pm

CLOSING COMMENTS

We are extremely excited for you guys to get your hands on this.  We hope to see you at the weekly playdates!  Please let us know what you think of this release as well as report any bugs on our forums at:
Orion-project.net

Let's get Orion on Steam!

Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 97)
Milch
Milch Jun 14 2010, 2:41am says:

Yeah!
Downloading as soon as I get home.
Only one thing - could you add the location to the serverlist?

+1 vote     reply to comment
UnLeAsHeD-LoRd-
UnLeAsHeD-LoRd- Jun 14 2010, 2:46am says:

Im downlodading now

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ryswick17
Ryswick17 Jun 14 2010, 3:03am says:

You weren't kidding when you said today

+1 vote     reply to comment
Anddos
Anddos Jun 14 2010, 3:08am says:

Great downloading

+1 vote     reply to comment
BananaPancake-Chan
BananaPancake-Chan Jun 14 2010, 3:10am says:

WINNAGE!

+1 vote     reply to comment
|KILroy|
|KILroy| Jun 14 2010, 3:37am says:

Full install file has the directory set on Jailbreak for some reason. I renamed it to the full filename of the game.

Also, even though I don't see any servers, I end up crashing when I try to spawn after I "Create a Server"

+1 vote     reply to comment
DuckSauce
DuckSauce Jun 14 2010, 4:48am replied:

Uh oh, David, looks like you skipped a certain step in that tutorial ;)

Anyway, folder name should be "Orion", or whatever the >modname<_english.txt file in the resource folder is called. Or rename the >modname<_english.txt file to be exactly the same as how you named the folder. Then you should be able to see servers.

+3 votes     reply to comment
koeta
koeta Jun 14 2010, 10:56am replied:

This worked, shame we have to do this >.<

+1 vote     reply to comment
DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator Jun 14 2010, 3:57am says:

download finished and it says its corrupted. :(

+1 vote     reply to comment
AbsolutePr00f
AbsolutePr00f Jun 14 2010, 9:17am replied:

I am getting the same error and I have tried 3 times now

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 9:24am replied:

I've stated the uploads to the moddb are corrupt - please use a different mirror while I re-upload to ModDB.

+1 vote     reply to comment
rellik_pt
rellik_pt Jun 14 2010, 9:43am replied:

same **** 1 hour to download to get a error. i want to kill someone for that

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 9:45am replied:

The .exe's themselves are fine. The data sizes on the ModDB links were fine as well, not sure how they were corrupt. Will be fixed by Noon.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Xylemon
Xylemon Jun 14 2010, 4:05am says:

Damn it! Quit releasing mods when I can't play them! Anyways looks awesome!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Cameron:D
Cameron:D Jun 14 2010, 5:24am says:

I'll get my server up when I get a chance :3

Also, the torrent gives a 404 error.

EDIT:
Fix the typo too ;)
"automatically update to make there game Beta 1.2-friendly!"
Should be
"automatically update to make their game Beta 1.2-friendly!"

+1 vote     reply to comment
Yuri69
Yuri69 Jun 14 2010, 5:27am says:

I get this Engine error everytime I connect to a server.

SDK Base 07 and EP2 installed and inicialized.

Img229.imageshack.us

+1 vote     reply to comment
Cameron:D
Cameron:D Jun 14 2010, 5:29am replied:

Launch EP2 and SDK Base '07 through Steam, then try connect to a server.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Yuri69
Yuri69 Jun 14 2010, 9:42am replied:

I havent renamed the mod dir :D
Rename it Jailbreak -> Orion

+1 vote     reply to comment
Yuri69
Yuri69 Jun 14 2010, 5:32am says:

As I said, I have already inicialized both of em ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Cameron:D
Cameron:D Jun 14 2010, 5:48am replied:

Oh my bad.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Catalyst440
Catalyst440 Jun 14 2010, 5:49am says:

Out done yourself again praz, i see. lol

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dnst
Dnst Jun 14 2010, 7:26am says:

The installer wants to install the mod in this folder:

"...\steamapps\SourceMods\Jailbreak"

Sure this is the right game? ^^

+1 vote     reply to comment
Drudle
Drudle Jun 14 2010, 7:44am says:

When I run the setup file an error pops up: The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.

Downloaded it 2 times, different servers.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Yuri69
Yuri69 Jun 14 2010, 7:47am replied:

ModDB upload is corrupted. Try another site. Torrent or FTP for instance.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 8:12am says:

Creating a new installer to fix the file path.

Uploading to ModDB again. Will be fixed by days end.

It ended up having the Jail Break extension because I used there tutorial so the installer auto-detects your steam folder.

+1 vote     reply to comment
DNAz
DNAz Jun 14 2010, 8:24am says:

come on guys Dl this awesome mod and play!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 8:29am says:

In the process of re-uploading the Full install with the correct directory and re-uploading both files to the ModDB database due to corrupted files.

+1 vote     reply to comment
monotone56
monotone56 Jun 14 2010, 9:03am says:

hmm any dinos in this update? i distinctly remember someone mentioning dino's (unless it was something else)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 9:18am replied:

Dinosaurs ARE a feature of the Orion universe - however, they are NOT featured in Beta 1.2.

They will be in a future release of the game.

+1 vote     reply to comment
gkidcj
gkidcj Jun 14 2010, 9:04am says:

Yaaaaaaaaaaa
wooooo hoooo
now more people (hopefully) will play all day long!
lol
unfortunately my pc broke but i hope ill get it tomorrow...
anyways, HAVE FUN EVERYONE!!!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
soegel
soegel Jun 14 2010, 9:19am says:

nice troll orion team
files are corrupted

FFFUUUUUUUUU

-2 votes     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 9:23am says:

Blame the awesome ModDB uploading service.

It's in the process of re-uploading.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Silverfisk
Silverfisk Jun 14 2010, 9:40am says:

How can you know if you've fixed all the server crashing bugs? Just add a "known" in there so you won't have to overstate your improvements. Maybe just a pet peeve of mine, dunno.

Good work in any case, I hope you get on SteamWorks!

+1 vote     reply to comment
wbokunic
wbokunic Jun 14 2010, 10:14am replied:

1.2 has been in development since January. Of the very numerous play tests done (David's emails haunt me), not once has the servers crashed in recent months. So I think it's safe to say that the mod itself won't be at fault anymore for server crashes, though the Source engine, server mods and such still might cause a crash.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 10:45am replied:

There is always the change that the game will crash, just like it could in CSS and other big name Source engine games.

However, we have literally done months of stress testing where it's gotten to the point where we can say it won't crash. It's not nearly as prevalent as it would have to be for people to complain about it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Silverfisk
Silverfisk Jun 14 2010, 11:48am replied:

You just said yourself that there's always the risk that the server will crash, how's that possible if the program is free from server crashing bugs? There's always the risk, claiming that your software is crash free is pretty big.

0 votes     reply to comment
rellik_pt
rellik_pt Jun 14 2010, 9:46am says:

Torrents.linuxwarz.com not found broken link

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praetor_Niedz
Praetor_Niedz Jun 14 2010, 9:47am says:

Parbleu ! Awesome! Download!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Noremakk
Noremakk Jun 14 2010, 10:29am says:

I've been waiting for this for so long; thank you!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nozzy
Nozzy Jun 14 2010, 10:44am says:

Wow, after spending forever downloading this I go to run the installer only to get a "File corrupted" error... totally lame. =/

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 10:46am says:

We apologize for that.

We've just re-uploaded BOTH the Upgrade and Full installs to ModDB. They are now LIVE so use them if you need to re-download. They also have fixed install directories.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Los_Pescados
Los_Pescados Jun 14 2010, 11:26am says:

finally got it to start downloading. However it is going to take a while.

+1 vote     reply to comment
blubbfisch
blubbfisch Jun 14 2010, 11:44am says:

are there any EU servers up? i can only see 2 in dallas

+1 vote     reply to comment
xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Jun 14 2010, 12:05pm says:

:D
See you at Orion guys! And btw, use another mirror, moddb one is slow and sometimes **** up.

+1 vote     reply to comment
sauerfreak
sauerfreak Jun 14 2010, 12:08pm says:

Wow, the new maps alone are enough to get me excited. :D
D/L +1

+1 vote     reply to comment
violetblood
violetblood Jun 14 2010, 12:16pm says:

Slow download speed. notks

0 votes     reply to comment
Phalxor
Phalxor Jun 14 2010, 12:24pm says:

I see they got rid of their stupid inaccurate news updates claiming falsely which game is actually required.

+1 vote     reply to comment
modlisk
modlisk Jun 14 2010, 12:29pm says:

played one hour, seems interesting.
I hope more people are interested in this mod. so you can go to steamworks.

+1 vote     reply to comment
marco515
marco515 Jun 14 2010, 1:11pm says:

I think the moddb links are fixed TRY TO GET ONE MIRROR WITH 90+ capacity i just downloaded Orion in 15 min :-)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Jun 14 2010, 1:27pm says:

MODDB MIRRORS ARE FIXED! USE THEM!

+1 vote     reply to comment
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