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Orion is nearing its first public beta! Read this news to get a glimpse at the newly re-textured (beta tester favorite) level of Incursion! Also get a sneak peak at an upcoming snow level we will be showcasing to the public in the next coming weeks!

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We are back with another small update for our favorite community... ModDB! We are currently cranking away at the game and trying to get it public-ready. We still have quite a changelog to hit but its coming together nicely. We will be launching with atleast 7 maps. This will be including a new snow environment that just began development. We will have more details on this level in the near future.

As of now, we are releasing with:

  • Geode
  • Incursion
  • Reactor
  • Catchment
  • Quagmire
  • Shadow
  • Myst

However, enjoy the newly created textures for our beta-tester favorite level, Incursion!

We will keep you updated with more progress on the mod as well as mediay so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy these 4 new screen grabs!

Make sure to check out our new website:
Orion-project.net


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cheesemcboots
cheesemcboots

that gun is awesome. I like the maps as well. looking good - i will def download this.

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Hendrix
Hendrix

good stuff guys!!

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pjmiller435
pjmiller435

damn.... i need a quality texture artist like that. lol. nice, impressive work guys.

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DrJosh
DrJosh

Looks great!

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Nice.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

Thank you for using high resolution textures. It looks like you are using 1024x textures, I can't stand when people use 512x resolution textures. Even some of the lowest machines today have enough RAM on their graphics card to handle 1024x textures.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

I also appreciate it when a mod takes the time to use nice, high rez textures. 512 can look so HL1.

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Praz Author
Praz

We were using 2048x2048 for a while, but the file size just became out of this world, as we have about 30-40 level textures per level.

So yes, these are down to 1024x1024 again, but it still looks great!

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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Praz Author
Praz

Oh before I forget to add, I plan on personally making a texture pack for Orion shortly after the release (Hi-Def texture pack) where all textures are replaced with 2048x2048 counterparts. This will be available for download and anyone that has a rig that wants to make use of it, they'll be able to.

All of our textures (no matter what) have normal maps and most have specular maps. So it'll be a feast for the eyes!

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stoopdapoop
stoopdapoop

why don't you guys just add a "super duper high" tab under texture detail :)

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rabbid666
rabbid666

I'd like to have weapon's model and make an a swep for gmod!It is fcking awesome!!!

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Mualama
Mualama

quagmire...yesssssss

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Muffinssi
Muffinssi

Good to hear that mod progressing well and those screenshots looking good btw! Can´t wait to play public beta or whatever it will be called.

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emetalce
emetalce

**** yeah it's HD up your ***, I cant wait for the new PC :D

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Very nice textures indeed, can't wait to play the game

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Praz Author
Praz

You all are too kind :P

I can't wait to play this with everyone.

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Nebcake
Nebcake

Can't wait for the beta

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Sand textures are looking really nice :)

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Sexy sand :D

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