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Firearms: Source was accepted into Steamworks, and FA:S 2.0 will be available via Steam. Also check out two new weapons coming to FA:S.

Posted by DysPatch on Sep 30th, 2010

Hey gamers, we bring great news about Firearms: Source's distribution and publicity. We at Firearms: Source like to patch our game frequently, which should normally be a good thing. However, this means servers and clients have to keep making sure they have the latest version of Firearms: Source. How do we solve this? Steamworks! The next version of Firearms: Source will be released via Steam as Firearms: Source 2.0. We have so much new content and new features being packed into the next version of Firearms: Source, that it will once again feel like a whole new game. With Steam works, your clients will auto-update whenever we release a new build, and Steam will install the game for you. Also, expect some Steamworks features like Achievements and Player Stats. If that doesn't get you excited enough, check out some of our fresh media.

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We give you the Sterling, an old SMG that was featured in the original Firearms on the GoldSrc engine. It only felt right to bring the Sterling back in action as it brings class to the battlefield and helps beef up our rather limited amount of Submachine Guns. One thing you will also notice about the Sterling is its spiffy integral suppressor that will be included if you choose the suppressor attachment. In an upcoming developer blog, I will discuss how attachments will be implemented, focusing on the game mechanics and balancing of attachments. I am sure one of our programmers will also make a post about our very interesting technical implementation, allowing us to future proof attachments so that we can keep adding to and diversifying our attachment list. Make sure you check up on our forums as we will also be releasing images throughout development.

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The next weapon we have to show you is the Raging Bull. You may recall Firearms GoldSrc featured a Colt Anaconda revolver. It's about time we added a revolver, however we wanted to mix things up and add a revolver that gives us the option of multiple calibers, especially one that fires a .500 S&W round. This hand cannon is like no other pistols currently in our arsenal. Most of our pistols are weaker and have faster rates of fire, but the Raging Bull has a slower rate of fire and can drop a player in two shots. You'll be using in more medium range combat instead of the usual CQC. Grabbing an SMG and a Raging Bull will allow you to excel in all short to medium range confrontations.

We have also starting the Firearms: Source League and have already begun scheduling the first scrimmages. If you operate or participate in a clan or team that plays Firearms: Source, post your roster in our League Forum and sign up and take part in the competitive gameplay that makes FA:S so great. Our first scrimmages will be recorded and posted on the website to show how well Firearms: Source plays in a competitive league. We will also be updating our website rather soon, moving to use CMS so that we can update the website more frequently without having to edit static HTML pages. I hope you are all enjoying FA:S 1.0e and are looking forward to FA:S 2.0. See you all on the battlefield and thank you for playing Firearms: Source.

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eXeC64
eXeC64 Sep 30 2010, 4:56am says:

Nice, congratulations on getting Steamworks.

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masterchief396
masterchief396 Sep 30 2010, 10:02am replied:

I love Steamworks it makes things ten times better! :) Oh yea and congrats.

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Valhyn
Valhyn Sep 30 2010, 10:10am replied:

Lets Just Hope They Dont Strip the Mod like What they Did to Synergy

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MagnumPI
MagnumPI Sep 30 2010, 8:12pm replied:

Let's Just Hope That You Don't Capitalize All Of Your Words In The Future.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear Oct 1 2010, 4:54am replied:

Let's Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.

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Detnaite
Detnaite Oct 1 2010, 6:09pm replied:

Let's hope your correct, Sir.

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Nocis
Nocis Sep 30 2010, 5:24am says:

Congratulations! Will be watching for the release!

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Anddos
Anddos Sep 30 2010, 5:45am says:

why dosent steamworks show on steam the mod is on steam , like some kind of popup , its kind of ignorant of the developers.

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billyboob
billyboob Sep 30 2010, 5:47am replied:

Who are you criticising? Slightly confused here...

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FAS_Naota
FAS_Naota Sep 30 2010, 5:54am replied:

We haven't fully integrated Steamworks as of right now, so naturally there hasn't been an announcement on Steam. When everything is ready, we'll be releasing the next version alongside it, at which time I hope Valve will inspire us with much joy at the sight of a news update mentioning us when you log into Steam (they seem to be quite generous like this, going by other HL2 mods which made it to Steamworks).

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billyboob
billyboob Sep 30 2010, 5:46am says:

That's very good news. Congratulations. Will re-install via Steam when it's ready.

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zaglis
zaglis Sep 30 2010, 5:53am says:

FFFFUUUUU- YES!

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.sverek
.sverek Sep 30 2010, 6:19am says:

congrats!

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EricFong
EricFong Sep 30 2010, 7:13am says:

Is time to get bullied by pro player... :D

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Anddos
Anddos Sep 30 2010, 7:24am says:

no other mod has advertised on steam as a popup , so i dout this one will , you have to find mods from the homepage , which is very ignorant.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Sep 30 2010, 11:06am replied:

Uh...tons of mods have been.

PVKII, Age of Chivalry, NeoTokyo, that Rollerball one, Zombie Panic:Source, Dystopia...and many others I can't remember right now.

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FAS_Naota
FAS_Naota Sep 30 2010, 1:15pm replied:

I am almost entirely certain nobody else will understand a word of what I'm saying, but your avatar fills me with glee, sir.

Now I know for sure that when I pack a drawer full of human organs into a refridgerator in a level of mine down the road, at least one person out there will get the reference. Excellent.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Sep 30 2010, 3:01pm replied:

Indeed, and remember, don't use a clear container for them, you might have company over.

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb Sep 30 2010, 10:10am says:

Epic win. :)

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja Sep 30 2010, 11:12am says:

kinda a noob question: Are there ppl still playing this mod? The lasy time I played I couldn't find a server with more than 4 ppl on it =S... I am not ctiticizing the mod, but it hurts me to see another Steamworks mod that have no players at all (R.I.P "D.I.P.R.I.P.")...

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja Sep 30 2010, 11:13am says:

@Mkilbride:
not neotokyo...it isn't a steamworks mod
On other note: ModDB comment system REALLY needs to be rewamped entirely so that you can actually post where you want to (like I was posting a reply to Mkilbride but it failed miserably), and track your comments -_-

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Sep 30 2010, 3:02pm replied:

Never said it was. Merely said it got a Steam post, I started Steam up and it had a post about NeoTokyo's release.

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja Sep 30 2010, 11:18am says:

@Phenex (FFS Another comment that didn├Ęt reached its destination, grrrrr):
its not what THEY did to Synergy, but the Synergy TEAM DID to the mod...At the beginning, they had 80% of their code missing, and they are lazy to update their mod now... Synergy is old and outdated anyways, Obsidian Conflict got Steamworks too, and it is WAY better than Synergy...And at least its updated regulary

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MARiN3
MARiN3 Sep 30 2010, 11:59am says:

wow, that are awesome news with the steamworks stuff, thats so cool !!

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ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron Sep 30 2010, 12:03pm says:

I think a Borat quote is necessary "very nice".

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FAS_Naota
FAS_Naota Sep 30 2010, 1:18pm says:

At the time of posting this I count 27 players in FAS, and it's 1:00 PM on a weekday. We don't exactly have throngs of players (yet - this update and steamworks should bring in a lot more), but I don't think there have ever been that few. At the very least I can always find a game of more than 14 people running at most hours of the day.

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slayersarge
slayersarge Sep 30 2010, 2:34pm says:

I knew this game was too good. How could steam say no to something that far surpasses their very own work hmm?

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NGS616
NGS616 Sep 30 2010, 3:16pm says:

A raging bull?! I'm gonna have to DL it now!

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BillPZC
BillPZC Sep 30 2010, 4:01pm says:

Congrats on the Steamworks guys and i can't wait to see what this next version has in store for us.

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RockerFox
RockerFox Sep 30 2010, 4:09pm says:

congrats, nice to see the sterling back in action and to see the raging bull

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Snuffeldjuret
Snuffeldjuret Sep 30 2010, 5:53pm says:

Congratulations =).

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Sep 30 2010, 6:13pm says:

very nice...

now the important question, does it actually work? :P

Firearms has always loved to put me in spectator automatically and not let me ever join the server xD

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DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator Sep 30 2010, 6:47pm says:

Congrats on the steamworks! XD

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GeniusAction
GeniusAction Oct 1 2010, 4:32am says:

Only one word Congratulations!!!!!!!

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Yuri69
Yuri69 Oct 3 2010, 12:02pm says:

GRATZ

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