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.
Orion's Closed Beta event with FilePlanet launches TODAY! Be one of the first to play Orion and please post your feedback on our forums at:
Posted by Praz on Dec 7th, 2009
December 7th, 2009
So the Closed Beta is due to begin today. Not quite sure as to what time yet, it's up to them. However, it's currently looking like the afternoon. The servers are all up and we're just waiting for the Download to go live!
We want to make everyone aware that the VGUI Objectives are not appearing in the FilePlanet beta. These WILL be addressed by this Friday (the Public Beta). However, the maps are very symmetrical and it should be relatively easy to figure out where the enemy flag is (if you can find your flag you'll know where there flag is).
However, Quagmire has somewhat of a different set up that is still undergoing some development. But you'll notice force fields around your flag and the enemies flag:
In order to disable the enemy force field, all you need to do is get to this area on the map and "Hack" the keypad using the O.S.O.R Kit (slot 4).
Also there are some important issues we must discuss. We've noticed that the Options / Keyboard menu is missing a few binds. So please use these to enable them manually via the Developer Console:
Step 1: Go to Options -> Keyboard.
Step 2: Clicked 'Advanced'.
Step 3: Go back to the game. Hit the ( ~ ) key (next to the "1" key).
Step 4: Type the following commands to obtain the desired effects:
bind g +grenade1 / Throw Grenade.
bind t +hudoverlay / View Objectives (temporarily broken).
bind 6 +cloak / Enable Cloak (Sniper Class only).
bind b +dropflag / Drop the flag as the Flag Carrier.
If you are going to host a server for Orion, please edit your server.cfg file located in Orion/cfg/server.cfg to say sv_gravity "600" (instead of "300") for the Jetpacks to act properly.
Also, if you would like to play with the developers, we have a server for you. We'll be making our private test server a public beta test server for this week and possibly next week. Most of the devs and official testers will probably be in here. The server information is below:
IP: shinigami.linuxwarz.com ( connect shinigami.linuxwarz.com )
Admins: Praz / Linuxwarz / TingPing / Ezekel
Stay tuned for the FilePlanet download! They've already updated the main site ( www.fileplanet.com ) saying Coming Soon! We'll post details as soon as we know!
See you guys soon!