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As we get close to the Natural Selection 2 alpha release, we're switching to distributing all of the updates to the tools and engine through Steam.

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As we get close to the Natural Selection 2 alpha release, we're switching to distributing all of the updates to the tools and engine through Steam.

If you've already pre-ordered Natural Selection 2, you should be receiving an e-mail shortly with the key that you need to activate NS2 on Steam. If you really can't wait to start downloading through Steam, you can retrieve your key through this web page.

We're not currently selling pre-orders for the game through the Steam store. The only way to get access to the current pre-alpha release is through our pre-order page.

In this release we've activated the server browser, fixed restoring the graphics device when you alt-tab in and out of the game, shored up some visual differences between spot lights in the editor and the game, and added the preliminary documentation on the engine's scripting API. We've also added some additional error checking and compatibility fixes based on the initial feedback from the Engine Test. Please use the "Feedback" tab on the side of the website to let us know of any problems that you have.

If you've already installed the previous release of the Spark SDK and Engine Test, you can uninstall it now so that you don't have two copies taking up space on your hard drive.

Releasing on Steam is another big milestone for us, so we hope you're as excited about it as we are!

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Arxae
Arxae

just added my key to steam ^^ awesome work guys

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Colossal
Colossal

I would pre-order.

But I don't see a release date.

Anywhere.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Yep, so do I :x

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Craka_J
Craka_J

Patience is a virtue. ;-)

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Colossal
Colossal

Well, I'm not going to pre-order expecting a release in December and then find out it's really in 2012. It's not worth pre-ordering unless a release date is known.

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

@Colossal: and what about supporting the developpers? heard of this one >.< ?

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cortez666
cortez666

its a indie project, they doesnt recive any company support. they doesnt get paid, until they can sell thier product. its a huge risc for them, if the product fails they just got a lot of debts

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc

Same. Plus there's no word of a demo.

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jmz
jmz

nice

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iopzx
iopzx

Awwwww... I really want to pre-order it, but my dad is not going to let me buy something that is not qualified 100%(u guys got 99.99999764%). I love you guys so much. Especially, Max is my favorite(he is like God for me, he is a dream-come-truth man.). I really want to go to CM :), tho it might be not so easy for me, mainly because of my "language problems". Argh.However, congratuate the one stop further to release! I am so excited to see this game.

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Keep it up!

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

EDIT* Does anyone else have extreme lag while playing? I tried playing on all three graphical settings, but the game lags like hell. Unplayable.

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Xular
Xular

Lags for everyone, they will release an update soon

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

it doesn't lag too badly for me o_O...on maxed out settings and 1920*1080 I get an average of 34 FPS.... with my pretty HD 4980

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

I pre-ordered, entered my key etc. but can't find the tools anywhere on my steam...?

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