Natural Selection 2 News Update - Friday Update - First Steam Release

MaxMax Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment Join Date: 2002-03-15 Member: 318Super Administrators, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts, Future Perfect Developer Posts: 1,729 admin
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Max McGuire
Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
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  • FortuneFortune Join Date: 2009-04-27 Member: 67290Members, Constellation Posts: 223
    Feels like we're getting closer to the Alpha each week, excellent work :)
  • WarLoverWarLover Join Date: 2009-11-05 Member: 69276Members Posts: 105
    Nice, This download is so slow for some reason, come on!
    Did It For Black Armor - DIFBA
    "Overthrowing the PC Master Gaming Race, one Black Armor at a time!"
  • MrYiffMrYiff Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30867Members, NS2 Playtester Posts: 168
    coming down as fast as i can download it here (600kb/s atm)
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  • hotd0ghotd0g Join Date: 2004-03-19 Member: 27419Members Posts: 74
    Server browser? Does that mean we can play rine vs or rine or what? xD
  • kflow47kflow47 Join Date: 2008-10-09 Member: 65154Members Posts: 55
    Jippie Steam ohh wait ~230kb/s max for my connection -> 3,2MB/s ###### you steam
  • DooGieDooGie Join Date: 2005-01-10 Member: 34531Members, Constellation Posts: 70
    ns2 looks so cool in my steam ;DDD
  • SilverwareSilverware Join Date: 2010-04-16 Member: 71432Members Posts: 5
    Woo!!
    Hate Steam, but love that were one step closer to playing the Alpha!
    Does this mean that the editor is now using the same engine as the game?
    Or have you just plugged up some differences?
    Either way WOO!
  • murphyt4murphyt4 Join Date: 2003-12-12 Member: 24297Members, Constellation Posts: 130
    Nice work!
  • minimminim Join Date: 2009-05-14 Member: 67408Members Posts: 69
    Super fast download for me, five more minutes and 'tis done!
  • LoeyLoey Join Date: 2009-10-31 Member: 69187Members Posts: 304
    does this mean i have to redownload the whole thing or will it update my current install?
  • kflow47kflow47 Join Date: 2008-10-09 Member: 65154Members Posts: 55
    edited May 2010
    Damn no performance optmizition but well better take your time and do it right than giving us some bugged sh1t ;D
    EDIT: You need to redownload it with Steam. Every new Update will automatically downloaded via Steam u can delete ur old installation!
  • minimminim Join Date: 2009-05-14 Member: 67408Members Posts: 69
    QUOTE (Loey @ May 8 2010, 01:28 AM) »
    does this mean i have to redownload the whole thing or will it update my current install?

    You have to redownload, so remove your current installation.
  • minimminim Join Date: 2009-05-14 Member: 67408Members Posts: 69
    Are there any icon(s), backgrounds and that sort of thing coming soon for the Steam windows?
  • FortuneFortune Join Date: 2009-04-27 Member: 67290Members, Constellation Posts: 223
    Can't see the Spark SDK in the tools section, was it released on steam too?

    Really liking the ability to alt tab though.
  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer Posts: 6,934 admin
    edited May 2010
    By the way - the latest version (with tools) isn't up on Steam quite yet. It's been sent off to Valve and they are very fast about it so I imagine it will update within the next few hours.

    Also, performance improvements are on the way!
    Charlie Cleveland
    Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
  • FortuneFortune Join Date: 2009-04-27 Member: 67290Members, Constellation Posts: 223
    QUOTE (Flayra @ May 8 2010, 01:39 AM) »
    By the way - the latest version isn't up on Steam quite yet. It's been sent off to Valve and they are very fast about it so I imagine it will update within the next few hours.

    Performance improvements are on the way!


    I guess this answers my question then :)
  • Mr. EpicMr. Epic Join Date: 2003-08-01 Member: 18660Members, Constellation Posts: 820
    cool stuff
  • trinity.nstrinity.ns Join Date: 2008-12-07 Member: 65688Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 136 Auto Verified
    that is so cool. honestly <3
    Think outside the box? Burn the goddamned box!
  • MrYiffMrYiff Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30867Members, NS2 Playtester Posts: 168
    Anyone else missing all sounds from this release?

    http://getsatisfaction.com/unknownworlds/t...n_steam_release
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  • SgtBarlowSgtBarlow Level Designer Join Date: 2003-11-13 Member: 22749Members, NS2 Developer Posts: 1,122 Auto Verified
    Will that include a fix for the sound cause its broken, the whole lot :)
  • puzlpuzl The Old Firm Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14029Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 4,111 mod
    edited May 2010
    My sound is also broken

    The spark editor is in fact present - look in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\natural selection 2" or equivalent

    Great work guys, it's such a buzz to finally see something on steam!
    Retired NS1 Developer, currently making myself useful as a forum moderator - message me for any mod related requests.
  • DeadzoneDeadzone Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17911Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 934
    Weee downloading it now :D

    Nice to have an "official" Steam install instead of just a shortcut. Lookin' forward to the alpha~
    <--- Tastes Like Skittles IGN
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  • nadylinadyli Join Date: 2007-11-01 Member: 62791Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 109
    edited May 2010
    Could you also include rest of the models and animations so we can recreate ns1? The competitive community would appreciate it very much. ;)
    meh
  • WarLoverWarLover Join Date: 2009-11-05 Member: 69276Members Posts: 105
    edited May 2010
    Sounds and controls are broken for me,W & S ,moves forward and D & A, moves left. No right or back control.

    Restarted game, controls work fine now.
    Did It For Black Armor - DIFBA
    "Overthrowing the PC Master Gaming Race, one Black Armor at a time!"
  • MrYiffMrYiff Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30867Members, NS2 Playtester Posts: 168
    QUOTE (SgtBarlow @ May 8 2010, 02:45 AM) »
    Will that include a fix for the sound cause its broken, the whole lot :)


    Im not even sure there are any sound files in this release, ive had a quick look and I cant see this ns2.fev file that the game is trying to access :(
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  • aeroripperaeroripper Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 2,346 mod
    Do you guys have to involve valve in everyone of your updates (even small ones)? I was always curious how that worked.
  • Mr. EpicMr. Epic Join Date: 2003-08-01 Member: 18660Members, Constellation Posts: 820
    QUOTE (aeroripper @ May 7 2010, 08:52 PM) »
    Do you guys have to involve valve in everyone of your updates (even small ones)? I was always curious how that worked.

    sounds like a yes. It just means they have to get the work done by thursday night :D
  • MaxMax Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment Join Date: 2002-03-15 Member: 318Super Administrators, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts, Future Perfect Developer Posts: 1,729 admin
    There are no sounds in the current version on Steam. Valve hasn't put up the latest yet (which fixes that), but we figured it was worth releasing anyway. The latest should be up before too long though.
    Max McGuire
    Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
  • SgtBarlowSgtBarlow Level Designer Join Date: 2003-11-13 Member: 22749Members, NS2 Developer Posts: 1,122 Auto Verified
    Yay, I see the 45 Degree angle catwalks, thnks for making those ! :D
  • EyelessEyeless Join Date: 2010-02-01 Member: 70391Members Posts: 95
    edited May 2010
    when every i put my key in to activate it, i get a message saying its an invalid key or something... why is that? Do i have to wait for this new email? cause i was trying the first Key i got from you guys.
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