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The first in-game footage of Orion that has been released in quite some time. This is merely a weapon demonstration showcasing all of the weapons. We have just completed all the messy fixes that came up during the port from the Episode 1 engine to the Orange Box engine and all of the Human Weapons are fully complete! Enjoy!

Posted by Praz on Sep 30th, 2009

We are back!  Although this is not the game-play trailer (that is coming after Sunday), it does showcase some of the most current content featured in the private beta we are currently beta testing.

Now, you may think "A weapon demonstration, how cool.....".  Well, it is.  To us at least.

We experienced quite large problems during the port from the Episode 1 engine to the Orange Box engine.  It had messed up a majority of the content of our game, which we basically had to rebuild the entire game completely on the Orange Box engine.

During the port we had lost (and had/have to rebuild):  All of the weapons.  By this I mean:  Fixing muzzle flashes, shell ejections, adding bones and attachments, fixing materials, all of that for the world (w_) models as well.  On top of this, our entire weapons database system had been messed up.  That meant we had to go through and re-do the entire system which handled everything such as:  Damages, hitboxes, bullet spread, accuracy, fire modes, scoped views, iron sights, etc!  So basically everything.

This is why we are so proud to release this video showcasing all of the human weapons fully complete.  Our next task is the alien weapons, which might be included shortly after the first Public Beta.

This means we might release the public beta featuring Humans vs. Alien combat but both teams would be using the Human weapon load out temporarily.  We are doing this mostly because we want to get the foundation of the game into your hands and have you guys playing while we work on more content and fixes behind the scenes to achieve and create the final 'vision' of Orion piece by piece.


Anyways, enjoy the video!


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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Oct 1 2009, 12:08am says:

Cooooool!

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Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm Oct 1 2009, 12:08am says:

Aww hell yeah!

Justice - Genius!

this mod has great music taste!

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56er
56er Oct 1 2009, 12:52am says:

Looks great...
even some more interessting weapons than just the same old, pistol,mp,shotgun,assaultrifle and mg etcetc. would haave been nice...

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Oct 1 2009, 1:28am says:

Excellent work on the weapons, textures, coding and overall the animating is great. Top marks...

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Oct 1 2009, 3:11am says:

Melee looks awesome ^^, and yeh good music taste :)

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Matqo
Matqo Oct 1 2009, 3:36am says:

Does every weapon have same scope?

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Praz
Praz Oct 1 2009, 4:25am replied:

Temporarily yes.

They'll each have custom ones over time.

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LPFreak
LPFreak Oct 1 2009, 4:07am says:

Waaw... Love it!!

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Dnst
Dnst Oct 1 2009, 9:15am says:

The muzzleflash-effects don't seem to differ. Nice level design.

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Oct 1 2009, 11:13am says:

Nice outdoor areas, indoor areas could use a tad more detail.

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Orion
Orion Oct 1 2009, 12:29pm says:

Weapon animations are awesome! Excellent work!

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Oct 1 2009, 2:59pm says:

Nice weapons.

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FJS
FJS Oct 1 2009, 5:13pm says:

Looks great, and great music too =P
Only the scopes... what a pity.

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Nebcake
Nebcake Oct 1 2009, 6:18pm says:

Great job on the video.

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Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat Oct 2 2009, 2:41am says:

will we be able to dual weild?

looks awesome

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firebird2009
firebird2009 Oct 3 2009, 11:40am says:

lets do this - bring them on !!!

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