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Download the first public beta of Orion! A futuristic Sci-Fi Multiplayer shooter. Inspired by retro games such as: Quake 2 CTF, Unreal Tournament (1999) and Tribes 1.

Posted by Praz on Dec 13th, 2009

That is right! The Public version of Orion Beta 1.0 is officially released! After a week of Closed Beta testing through IGN & FilePlanet - we have made over 50 game changes ranging from performance, to weapons, optimizations and more! This release also adds 3 new levels to the mix!

So we have set up a few ways to obtain the file.

Orion Beta 1.0 - FULL INSTALL ( 1.28GB )

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Orion Beta 1.0 - FilePlanet UPGRADE Patch ( 105MB ):

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We will be adding more mirrors all day today.

Orion Beta 1.0 - Game Servers:

Just a tip - if you don't see any game servers appearing - Un-check the 'Show Map List' option in the Find Servers menu. When this is checked it only allows servers to appear if they have players in it.

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Please keep in mind, the servers are still being updated by Trinity Games - so your patience is greatly appreciated!

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DariusII Dec 14 2009 says:

great job getting a working beta out. I played it for an hour without any crashing. You did a something 90% of mod developers couldn't do, which is release a fairly stable first BETA. I hope it grows from here. Here's some feedback from me:
- Please add some kind of visual feedback or aural feedback when you hit a player. It's really hard to tell if I did any damage to my enemy. The blood sprites are very hard to see at medium - long range. Adding a sound effect that plays on the attackers machine (like Call of Duty) will really help. If you really want to impress, add some flinch animations to really give players that satisfaction of hitting someone.
- Please add a bit more jetpack juice. I think adding 50% more will allow players to really try some cool things with the boosting and probably won't cheapen the gameplay too much.

Really love the gun animations and sound f/x. You guys did a really good job in that area. It's very satisfying seeing them in action.. but again, if you could do the same for player damage, the game would be even more satisfying.

Good luck.

Oh, and I wasn't getting any FPS issues.. that others were complaining about

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treat Dec 15 2009 replied:

On top of these suggestions, I think it'd also be a good idea to tone down the red flashing when you take damage. Maybe damage-direction indicators would be better, but at the very least I feel the opacity needs to be set much higher. As it stands, getting into a close quarter shootout turns into a button mash because it becomes so difficult to see.

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Praz Dec 15 2009 replied:

To 'treat':

That was actually supposed to be addressed in Public Beta 1.0 - n ot sure how it got left out. We removed ( or should I say, will be removing, as its still there ) the red-fill-annoying-shader and will be putting in directional indicators instead.

Hope that helps :)

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Praz Dec 15 2009 replied:

Hey thanks for the kind words!

Glad you understasnd its a beta as well!

To address some of your questions / concerns:

01. We are going to be adding that little "bpsh" sound effect after the bullet hits the victim your aiming at ( ala Call of Duty / Quake 3 Online ). I love this effect.

We will also be doing other audio work such as muffled weapon fire sounds in the distance ( ala Day of Defeat Source ) and more!

02. Could you specify what you mean by the long range sentence?

03. Also 50% increase in terms of what? Just make it twice as much juice, increase in thrust, etc.

We are actually pretty happy with the Jetpack. Yes, it was inspired by tribes, I was a big Tribes 1 and Tribes 2 player.. but keep in mind this is the Source engine and are maps ( and overall gameplay) are significantly different and smaller. It's not really a 'main feature' its mostly used to access vantage points other classes can't reach as well as an offensive and defensive maneuver... however, I am curious to hear your thoughtsa bout this.

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Curse231 Dec 14 2009 says:

Its not working for me ive downloaded a lot of stuff in the past and now when i got to this one when i try to install it it says invalid data make a zip file or something please

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Karriz Dec 15 2009 replied:

If zip file is invalid then there is no way to fix it, I think. Just re-download from another mirror.
I will try this mod, looks interesting. I hope it really is good.

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Zrix Dec 16 2009 replied:

Get the torrent and point the download to your damaged file. It will repair it.

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dotsona Dec 15 2009 says:

Good work guys, seems like a solid beta. One thing though, you guys should get rid of the half life sound effects. I think it would help separate it from half life and other mods that keep the half life sound effects. Would be cool to see some custom menu's and maybe some quite background music in the game, just to give the environments some more life (rather than be silent like most mods. Great work though, looking forward to more :D

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Praz Dec 15 2009 says:

Yaeh, those are sort of 'final touches' in my opinion - my main concern is currently fine tuning the core gameplay.

I don't see the need to replace sounds that are doing there job instead of focusing on things that are important to Orion.

Beta 3.0 will mark the removal of ALL HL2 content.

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Anddos Dec 15 2009 says:

It took so many years to make but i only see 2 players on a server right now out of about 14 servers , I am a little disapointed

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Spacecraft Dec 15 2009 replied:

I'm disappointed as well. This is such a great mod, I don't see why it isn't loaded with players right now. I think it's because there are such a large number of poor mods out there that nobody wants to give this game a chance.

So far everyone I've shown this game to loves it.

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Praz Author
Praz Dec 16 2009 replied:

This is due to the server crash bug.

They'll be filled after a new patch we are going to be releasing.

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archkyrie Dec 16 2009 replied:

aye, that is the issue, i'll be once it gets fixed.

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ATIXIUM Dec 15 2009 says:

It's decent nothing new to the table, but I will wait until vehicles and dinosaurs are included. -LOL It sounds like some stupid n00b wishes haha

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SargeantSmiles Dec 16 2009 says:

Why isn't it on steam?

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Praz Dec 16 2009 says:

We have to make it a more stable release ( and personally want to add some of the other features that are currently being added ) before we even get considered for a Steam Release by Valve.

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FangZandith Dec 18 2009 says:

I'm quite disappointed with this, I want to play but I keep getting a crash from "Engine Error: Could not load library client". Can't find any way to fix it =/

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The_Dias Dec 23 2009 says:

I tried registering on your forum, but I "exceeded the maximum number of registration attempts" because I can't read the damn Captcha.

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atomik12 Jan 17 2010 says:

I'm just a little confused here. Is this for the wii or computer? It's in the Wii section so I presume it is a wii game cause i just wanna make sure. I'm so, really, sorry for asking a stupid question its just i am just confused :(

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