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We are putting together one last Developer Playdate - an open community event where everyone can come play some games of the ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta. This will be one of the last chances to play the game, as we announced a cease development back in July.

Posted by Praz on Oct 27th, 2010

ORION: SOURCE MULTIPLAYER BETA - LAST CALL!


Things are about to get pretty crazy for us.  We will be bunkering down under ground for the next few months preparing a plethora of content to get ready for the early months of 2011.

As you all know, we announced a cease development on the ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta which went into effect on July 1st, 2010.  We had to shift our focus towards the new title in development which would encompass all of the great features that we wanted to add (dinosaurs, vehicles) and had the ultimatum of choosing between the two.

So we were thinking... how about one last hoorah?


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2010

We are gearing up for a neat little event this Saturday - the day before Halloween.  We invite everyone to go ahead and join this game as well as welcome any new fans of ORION to download the Source Multiplayer Beta and have the opportunity to get a taste of it.



WHEN:

Sat, October 30, 2010

US PACIFIC:  11am - 1:00pm
US CENTRAL:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
US EASTERN:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
LONDON:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

WHERE:

66.150.221.63:27016

HOW TO PREPARE

STEP 1:  
Ensure that you own one of the following games:  
Half-Life 2 / Half-Life 2: Episode 1 / Half-Life 2: Episode 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / Portal / Team Fortress 2 / Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2 / or any other Valve Source Engine game that comes with the Source SDK.

STEP 2:
Go to your 'Tools' tab to ensure that you have the Source SDK Base 2007 installed.

STEP 2:  
Download the ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta (v1.2) Full Installer:
Moddb.com

STEP 3:
Run the installer.  It will auto detect where to install to based on registry files.  

STEP 4:
Restart STEAM.

STEP 5:
Launch STEAM and go to your 'Games > Libray' Tab.  ORION - Beta 1.2 should be there.  Launch it.

STEP 6:
Go to 'Find Servers' and UN-CHECK  "Show Map List" - otherwise you won't see any game servers.  Refresh again.

STEP 7:
You are good to go!  See you on Saturday!


Make sure to visit us:
Orion-project.net
Spiralgamestudios.com

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GravityCat
GravityCat Oct 28 2010, 6:53am says:

Will be looking forward to this :)

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Jike
Jike Oct 28 2010, 12:21pm says:

this is the source multiplayer beta

does this mean there will be a full release on source before you unreal?

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Praz
Praz Oct 28 2010, 12:23pm replied:

Nope.

We are simply bringing back the Source Beta back from the grave for one day before we go into a 4 month hiding period to develop some "things" for early 2011.

We want to get one last hoorah of ORION with the public - and Beta 1.2 is going to be the outlet. We hope to see you there!

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MARiN3
MARiN3 Oct 28 2010, 2:19pm says:

just downloaded it today for this.

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madcat1030
madcat1030 Oct 28 2010, 7:00pm says:

Its mah birthday, but I'll be busy, lame.

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Expack
Expack Oct 28 2010, 9:48pm says:

Ah, yes. The Orion: Source multiplayer beta. Good times, good times. Albeit the levels differ greatly in quality and the character models look like they've been cloned from Halo, the game has a certain charm that kept me coming back for more. I will definitely consider attending!

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BananaPancake-Chan
BananaPancake-Chan Oct 29 2010, 12:54am says:

I'm ready, in honor of the Source Beta!

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ElderGamer
ElderGamer Oct 29 2010, 4:01pm says:

Haha, I knew you guys couldn't resist giving us one last day of fun.

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Greenagainn!
Greenagainn! Oct 29 2010, 9:50pm says:

Dang, Ill be at a Halloween party...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Praz
Praz Oct 30 2010, 12:29am says:

We hope to see at least 14 zillion people at this event....

Or else!

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xalener
xalener Nov 1 2010, 11:33am says:

******* missed it. Oh well, I'll buy the unreal version anyway.

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