Natural Selection 2 News Update - NS2 Build 193 released

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  • OhnojojoOhnojojo Join Date: 2011-08-01 Member: 113400Members Posts: 364 Auto Verified
    woo bug fixes!
  • RanemanRaneman Join Date: 2010-01-07 Member: 69962Members Posts: 450
    I like these mini-builds better then waiting forever between builds, to be honest.
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  • PersianImm0rtalPersianImm0rtal Join Date: 2010-12-02 Member: 75414Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 652 Auto Verified
    faster builds are better yeah,
  • TekJTekJ Join Date: 2011-08-13 Member: 116212Members Posts: 60
    Thx hatboy !

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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Posts: 4,101 Auto Verified
    Waiting for it now :)
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  • PersianImm0rtalPersianImm0rtal Join Date: 2010-12-02 Member: 75414Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 652 Auto Verified
    QUOTE (Soul_Rider @ Jan 20 2012, 12:57 PM) »
    Waiting for it now :)



    Its only 24.5MB restart your steam it should be downloading now
  • promanowpromanow Join Date: 2011-08-12 Member: 116037Members Posts: 5
    edited January 2012
    Woo, I'm proud that I've submitted even TWO of these reports!
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    "Cheer up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate."
  • RedlightningRedlightning Join Date: 2011-12-07 Member: 136979Members Posts: 16
    You guys are on a roll, updates coming out left and right.
  • juicejuice Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12886Members, Constellation Posts: 1,044
    OMG I know* it was MY report of that crash that helped them fix it wow.
  • RedlightningRedlightning Join Date: 2011-12-07 Member: 136979Members Posts: 16
    QUOTE (juice @ Jan 20 2012, 12:25 PM) »
    OMG I know* it was MY report of that crash that helped them fix it wow.

    Congratulations?
  • BiglinesBiglines Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24094Members, Constellation Posts: 220
    edited January 2012
    hmm, for some reason now I don't get the ui. I can't get the scoreboard, and names of people... I did a full filecheck but that doesn't help
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  • RedlightningRedlightning Join Date: 2011-12-07 Member: 136979Members Posts: 16
    QUOTE (Biglines @ Jan 20 2012, 12:29 PM) »
    hmm, for some reason now I don't get the ui. I can't get the scoreboard, and names of people... I did a full filecheck but that doesn't help

    May have been a bug.

    It happened to me before, unless it's a constant for you?
  • BiglinesBiglines Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24094Members, Constellation Posts: 220
    twice in a row, will try again though
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  • CrispixCrispix Join Date: 2007-01-10 Member: 59543Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 423
    Servers are still crashing :(
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  • korvokorvo Join Date: 2009-11-19 Member: 69427Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 112
    QUOTE
    If you do experience a crash in NS2 and are presented with the dialog box for submitting a report, please do, they are very helpful!

    No matter if you experience bugs or not: Check the posts on http://getsatisfaction.com/unknownworlds - They can be really helpfull.
    And if you stopped using this page, inform us and give us a new page for this.
  • promanowpromanow Join Date: 2011-08-12 Member: 116037Members Posts: 5
    edited January 2012
    Played for like an hour (the 193 build) and game crashed... Report submitted.
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    "Cheer up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate."
  • yimmasabiyimmasabi Join Date: 2006-11-03 Member: 58318Members Posts: 372
    edited January 2012
    Thanx but Mine is crashing in this version too :(

    It is crashing at the second splash screen when creating a local server or connecting to a server.

    Is there any way to disable those splash screen ? I love them, so great, when they relased first most of them were my wallpaper more than a month.
    But now I just want to play NS2
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  • yimmasabiyimmasabi Join Date: 2006-11-03 Member: 58318Members Posts: 372
    QUOTE (Raneman @ Jan 20 2012, 05:36 PM) »
    I like these mini-builds better then waiting forever between builds, to be honest.


    +1
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  • saltybp53saltybp53 Join Date: 2010-07-22 Member: 72675Members Posts: 259
    QUOTE (promanow @ Jan 20 2012, 02:53 PM) »
    Played for like an hour (the 193 build) and game crashed... Report submitted.

    Every crash log helps, there should be more people like you :P
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  • BiglinesBiglines Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24094Members, Constellation Posts: 220
    QUOTE (Biglines @ Jan 20 2012, 07:40 PM) »
    twice in a row, will try again though

    haven't had it since... oh well
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  • IronsoulIronsoul Join Date: 2011-03-12 Member: 86048Members Posts: 867 Auto Verified
    mouse lag seems improved
  • SevenOfMineSevenOfMine Join Date: 2009-06-21 Member: 67892Members Posts: 11
    edited January 2012
    Been like a year since I last played NS2. Played a bit again since the build 191, but I still get horrible game performance on every server. No matter what my graphics settings may be.

    Maybe my GTS250 512MiB SLI & Ph.II 925 @ 3.0Ghz just aren't enough anymore?
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  • twilitebluetwiliteblue bug stalker Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13116Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 1,933 Auto Verified
    edited January 2012
    I'm going to keep it short:

    Whip/grenade interaction seem to be bugged. There appears to be a long delay (~0.5 sec) where the whip "pauses" the grenade, like Neo in Matrix, before the whip flings the nade.

    The delayed detonation on Mines is making them a waste of resources. Mines are only good against Skulks, as higher lifeforms can blow them up in seconds without taking damage. It would be much better if the do not blow up if the enemy moves out of range.

    The hit detection is noticeably less accurate. Jumping Gorges are are tougher to hit than Fades, and they take down structures in seconds.

    We're another step closer to Gorilla! Yay!
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  • SampsonSampson Join Date: 2012-01-06 Member: 139769Members Posts: 269
    lol i love this Gorilla concept. everyone keeps saying "NEXT PATCH ONOS".... they don't understand not putting a number on the onos patch makes it so you can release it whenever you want.
    QUOTE (Lofung @ Nov 16 2012, 12:36 AM) »
    ditto.

  • WilsonWilson Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 72867Members Posts: 1,397
    edited January 2012
    Nice patch. Thank you for fixing the physics on the pipes in reactor, now you can shoot skulks sticking their head out ^^


    Balance feedback:

    I feel like the time it takes for marines to get ready for the next alien is too long. Basically if you have anything less than full health and armour as either side then you are at a huge disadvantage going in to a fight. Yet, marines repairing each other armour takes ages, so they either need to constantly camp near an armoury or die becuase they push up too much and can't heal themselves fast enough. I guess the welder will speed repairing armour up a bit, but it feels like it should be something every marine can do relatively quickly since it's so essential.

    I also feel like the reload times are too slow. Often I feel like I'm fighting against the game rather than the other player. I think the rifle does too little dmg to skulks but it's probably just down to performance and once that improves then hopefully it won't be so bad.
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  • internetexplorerinternetexplorer Join Date: 2011-10-13 Member: 127255Members Posts: 1,369
    I definitely agree armor welding could be faster.
  • blinblin Join Date: 2011-07-20 Member: 111290Members Posts: 148
    I submitted! I submitted!

    accidentally though, the game crushed, stuck, I was pressing buttons and keys, and then I see: thank you for submitting :-)

    that was my report who made it, I am sure ;-)
  • elodeaelodea Editlodea Join Date: 2009-06-20 Member: 67877Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,786 Auto Verified
    edited January 2012
    oh not sure if this is specific to this build, but did you guys 'lock' animations or something. Animations such as those associated with jumping sometimes prevent actions from being performed e.g. shooting shotgun which can become frustrating. Kind of like how it takes longer to switch between spike and gas if you've just used the gas ability than if not (coz of the ending gas animation i believe?). Is this related to the parasite switch speed problem?
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Gorge bilebomb forever.
  • HeymanHeyman Join Date: 2005-03-29 Member: 46895Members Posts: 406
    Has hit registration gone to hell for anybody else? There was a server where aliens just attacked the cc relentlessly and barely ever died
  • WolpertingerWolpertinger Join Date: 2011-12-24 Member: 138958Members Posts: 228
    Really, who would build such a shotgun - we have better ones today, not this slow crap...
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