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Varion 1.0 is released to the public. We have added loads of things including double jump, pickups, health regeneration.

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After 5 - 6 months of solid work on "Varion 1.0" we are ready to release. "Varion 1.0" finishes up all the features we added to version 0.5. This brand new release fixes every single bug with 0.5 we have fixed a huge amount of bugs so far upto 30 bugs. In this latest version of "Varion" we have added so many new fancy features as we call it such as double jump, gametypes, dynamic zoom, mp3, weapon pickups plus many more the list is huge. We have worked so hard on the mod and are proud to finally release the mod to the public we have had excellent feedback from our playtest team along with the latest versions on our svn.

This is a small changelog for the main things we have fixed in 1.0. We would put full bug it's huge. We will be releasing a small hotfix later in the coming months to add the taxo weapon we have been having trouble with it for past few weeks and don't want to keep delaying even more so we will release a hotfix later.

Full Changelog: Race-away.weebly.com

Someone wrote: Mini Changelog:
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- [Added] 5 New Maps
- [Added] 5 Weapons (New Skins)
- [Added] Gametype System
- [Added] 3 Gametypes (dm, bounty, tdm)
- [Added] In-game Mp3
- [Added] Double Jump
- [Added] Health Regeneration
- [Added] Weapon Pickups
- [Added] New Character (Nista)
- [Added] Custom Weapon Sounds

- [Fixed] World Bones
- [Fixed] Animations
- [Fixed] Ragdolls
- [Fixed] Server Crashing

Plus many more..

Download from ModDB.com


- Extrnal Mirror 01: www.puregamers.co.uk
- We will be hosting more please say which extertnal mirrors you would like.


Check out our brand new tutorials:

- Varion Servers
- Mapping for Varion

Here is a few of the latest screenshots:

Varion Props Taxo

We need you to make servers as we can't afford any offical servers atm we intend to get some later this year if we can get some money togeather.

We have a hamachi server up:
- |Offical| Varion Server
- Pass: playtest

Please join this if your wanting to play.

Thanks.
Thanks to everyone whos helped so far.

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Dirt_Diggller
Dirt_Diggller

Cool, can't wait to have a try.

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WNxKraid
WNxKraid

Well, i would really like to try this mod, but there are absolutly no servers online.
At least one official server should be running at the time a mod is going to be released. I mean c'mon it's a Multiplayer Mod.

But if there is no server at all, you miss out the slightest chance to build up a community.

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

thats a shame, I would consider to download, but without servers, I dont have a reason too :(

and it looks like a fair bit of hard work went into this release.

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Nilghai
Nilghai

hi all, we know that it sucks. but we can't make servers by our self. we really hope someone will make one for us. for now we have played with Hamaci, but that's not optimal.

If any of you are able to make servers, please tell us.
we need your help.

thanks

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

Yah. Please download. We will be trying to get more servers up but we can't afford them as we are all at school still.

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izzysinz
izzysinz

OK so i had a go on single player just to get the feel,
I will start with the good points. i really like the art direction. it feels like a retro throwback almost like the game Oni.
The playermodel looks sweet and a lot of your gun models look quite cool.
Some of the mapping seems a bit basic but it gets the job done and without being to demanding.
The bad points.
I know you have already stated this but the fact that the guns are just reskins of hl2 is what majorly ruined it for me. One of my favourite parts of deathmatch mods is getting suited to that special weapon that feels as if it was made for me.

No servers. without servers you dont have a release. Even if all thier was, was a single 10 slot server that would be something. Thats a maximum of £10.
3rd person animation. This was something i really looked forward to but i would say just remove it until you guys have it fixed because it looked horrible to me and i couldnt tell where i was firing.
Also when i collected the weapon which was the reskinned magnum it didnt show up in my guns list.
Remove more of the hl2 sounds please. your own sounds are cool but you need more.
Remove the hl2 weapon symbols as its hard to pretend im not firing just a standard smg when the logo is poking its ugly face at me.

I know there is a lot of negative feedback in this post but i belive you need to hear it to push you guys to finish this mod. The fact your all in school is a really nice fact as you still have ages to learn.
My Overview
This release was forced instead of letting it come naturally. i would say go back to the workshop and keep tinkering away. what you have in the works is potential and 50% of the mods here dont have that. As i have said the fact you have your own artistic direction is nice but now its time to settle down on the code and figure out how to make it run smooth.
Biggest tip i can give is dont just reskin the weapons. make your own, the mod deserves it.
Good luck guys

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

Dude you know nothing. All weapons are new models we havn't used any hl2 content at all. They have default icons for now but that is it.

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izzysinz
izzysinz

The gameplay is hl2 with double jump
the weapons are all hl2 remodels then i got my terminology wrong.
and theres a few annoying hl2 sounds that i pick up on.

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

We have created 4 custom sounds for all the weapons. We have increased speed of player along with double jump, jumpads, weapon pickups. We have done 5 brand new weapons whcih arn't like hl2 at all do you see a sniper..no. We arn't updating varion anymore because of all the bad things people being saying and not looking at the good sides of things.

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izzysinz
izzysinz

Stop deleting my post.

im not saying bad stuff im saying the truth. you cant take constructive criticism
now i will say it again.

They are not custom weapons they are new models for HL2:DM weapons.
I purely said in my long post that you had a lot of problems to iron out in your mod. i split into two categorys so you could discern the good and bad points in my review.

This game is not ready for a publc release until these parts are ironed out.
If you cant take constructive criticism then theres no point making a mod and im surprised you got this far.

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

Well we all take your criticizm along with others fair enough there is a couple of issues which we want todo we have had these planned out but yeah the hole point of this release was to release a nice mod we have done that it's all about us if we are happy we made a good mod. Although we take points off public it is our mod and some points you make where done because we liked it better. For example we didn't want a crosshair we wanted a more realistic feel to the mod.

Thanks for the comments we take it on board but we are abit sick of source now. We may fix everything up later and then try get a server but atm we are sick of source. It's all a leanring experience for us and the last 6 months have been great we like the release if you don't just please don't download :P.

We are going to do a new project soon on our own game which has been planned for awhile as we want to go out of modding as we don't enjoy it as much as having complete freedom. We all know c++ along with modelling, etc so we probley go to xna or something.

Thanks for comments. Please stop spamming though.

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Heh I know what you mean of being sick of source :D
It's so huge things become more of a finding a needle in a haystack situation rather then just programming stuff, it can't be helped though I guess and Source IS easy enough to use, but it's just so BIG!

I myself am working on a small 2d game since recently all on my own, starting all the way from scratch(but using a existing engine ofcourse) and it's much more fun then developing for Source.

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

yah :P. Exactly right ducksauce. Although it's easy to devolop for source programming is annoying finding the code to things.

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

especially bugs! *shiver*

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Hellsevil22
Hellsevil22

I might be able get a friend of mine to make a piggyback server for like ten people but I can't promise any thing.

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Nilghai
Nilghai

would be awesome :)

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SteveUK
SteveUK

Still no servers, not even private ones :(

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Kamikazi[Uk] Author
Kamikazi[Uk]

Yah it's a shame that no one is creating private servers.

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