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Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
edited June 2005 in New Player Forum
* unoffical training map for beginners *
Please make sure u have ns installed and working before installing this file, then run using the "Natural Selection Training Map" link under 'My Games' in steam

Mirror 1 - Sorcerer.de
Mirror 2 - overmind.pl
Mirror 3 - Waypoint World

To play natural selection after completing the training, quit out of the mod, run "Natural Selection" (under the 'My Games' list in steam) and click on the 'Find Servers' link.

To uninstall, go into the windows control panel > add remove programs, and select remove from the list

comments welcome from new players only, for general comments please use the release thread here

discalimer: this map is unofficial and does not in anyway reflect the quality of the final game and i suck at writing disclaimers. suggestions welcome
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  • inveigleinveigle Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2004-01-07 Member: 25117Posts: 193 Advanced user
    Thank you brother. STICKY THIS!
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  • Chaos_XeroChaos_Xero Members Join Date: 2004-06-04 Member: 29112Posts: 42
    edited March 2005
    Excellent map, I would reccomend it to any player who is even semi-new to the game.

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    Admin, please sticky this. This map is a great service to the community and a HUGE help to new players.
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  • DreyaDreya Members Join Date: 2004-08-25 Member: 30896Posts: 37
    Beautiful job, I'd reccomend it as a prerequisite to actually playing the game. Available on the main screen right on top of "Join New Game." I do realize that the game gives the new people a run-down of the kharaa, but is there any chance of a version going into detail on them? Possibly touching on chamber-dropping ethics and the like as well as the basic premise of the team's gameplay?
  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
    chamber ethics? the new player will probably be overwhelmed as it is, its all about teaching them the fundamentals, the rest they can pick up for themself

    can an admin plz sticky this
  • Black_ViperBlack_Viper Members Join Date: 2003-12-08 Member: 24157Posts: 820
    Stickers hurt, but please sticky!!!
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  • SwiftSwift Lost Keys Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-02-19 Member: 41683Posts: 509
    Encredible, I thought it would be a waste of my time, but it is very informative, ambient, and gives us a TASTE of what NS would be in single player! GET THIS NOW! It's not just a training map, like I said it's a taste of NS single player.

    If NS Single Player evers comes along, even if it's 3rd party, I expect the team that worked on this to be there.

    Encredible. Should be in the official release.

    Th onos part scared me so badly! I was like "OMG!111 a heavy!11 ONOH PEWP!"

    The recordings are clear, and get the point across with minimum bs.
    Visuals: Gives me a great sense of infestation, of which I havent felt in a long while.
    Greenie.... =] I was expecting a recording of a 13 year old going "OGMF u NOOB BULD TEH OBS!111"

    Okay. 'nuff reading. Download this... And Sticky it!
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  • DreyaDreya Members Join Date: 2004-08-25 Member: 30896Posts: 37
    Oh shoot, hah, you're right. My mind's stuck in the b5 playstyle. Still, brilliant job and a must-sticky.
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,656 mod
    STICKAH!

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  • Nemesis_ZeroNemesis_Zero Old European Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 75Posts: 12,841
    Donedidodely smile-fix.gif
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    And if I haven't seen further, it's because those bloody giants have blocked my sight.
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,656 mod
    QUOTE (Nemesis Zero @ Mar 29 2005, 01:31 PM)
    Donedidodely smile-fix.gif

    <3
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  • SLizerSLizer Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-11-07 Member: 22363Posts: 1,301
    QUOTE (Zaggy @ Mar 30 2005, 05:47 AM)
    QUOTE (Nemesis Zero @ Mar 29 2005, 01:31 PM)
    Donedidodely smile-fix.gif

    <3

    second that.
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    I really dont eat and stuff its just that sometimes I transform into a cuddly tiger.
  • Bandit_XBandit_X Members Join Date: 2005-03-29 Member: 46884Posts: 9
    that is ace man better than the half-life training i think half-life training was so boring. i think that there should have been some bots on easiest level just to add to it but yea that rocked
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,656 mod
    I've played the map, it really ROCKS!

    *passes map link to just converted newbs*
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  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
    im glad at least some newbs r actually finding their way here to play it smile-fix.gif

    ill be releasing version 2 hopefully within the month along with some pretty big changes graphically and training wise so keep checking back
  • SwiftSwift Lost Keys Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-02-19 Member: 41683Posts: 509
    Woot~! v.2!! When are you going to quit the forplay and make a NS-Single Player biggrin-fix.gif
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  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
  • Sub_zer0Sub_zer0 Members Join Date: 2004-05-09 Member: 28569Posts: 1,452
    Can you post some thumb nails of map ?
  • MythoNMythoN Members Join Date: 2005-03-20 Member: 45888Posts: 12
    Nice. biggrin-fix.gif
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  • fjowcmfjowcm Members Join Date: 2005-03-13 Member: 45086Posts: 1
    I have download,it map is good!! siege.gifpudgy.gif
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,656 mod
    What about an alien training map?
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  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
    the idea is is u learn about the aliens from a marine perspective (which is where most beginners shuld start playing the game), the map contains everything u need to kno to do get u on to a server as a marine player and not be a compelte waste of res. by playing *against* the aliens u will subcontiously pick up how to play *as* the aliens. theres no real need for 2 maps and theres also a lot more practical issues
  • ZunniZunni The best thing to happen to I&amp;S in a long while Members Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 10016Posts: 2,995
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    theres no real need for 2 maps

    That's a 100% incorrect way of looking at things, in order for a training map to be complete it certainly needs a way to learn the differences between aliens and marines..
  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
    edited April 2005
    i hav to disagree with this for 2 reasons:
    1) look at other strategy games, u dont get training for all the teams, cos ppl wont sit thru more than one training mission, most ppl want just enough to get them going, as they find training boring

    2) theres no way i (or any other mapper) culd blagg an alien training map like i did the marine map, i wuld of made one if it was technically possible to do everything ud expect from it, but its just not, it wuld require much more coding than a marine based one
  • ZunniZunni The best thing to happen to I&amp;S in a long while Members Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 10016Posts: 2,995
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    1)  look at other strategy games, u dont get training for all the teams, cos ppl wont sit thru more than one training mission, most ppl want just enough to get them going, as they find training boring


    Except in other strategy games, you play the same interface.. NS is different.. melee vs. ranged weapons, it's shared/solo res.. That kind of difference can't be conveyed by only a marine based map.

    QUOTE

    2) theres no way i (or any other mapper) culd blagg an alien training map like i did the marine map, i wuld of made one if it was technically possible to do everything ud expect from it, but its just not, it wuld require much more coding than a marine based one



    Yes, I agree, it's currently impossible based on how NS is setup to support such a thing...
  • MistenTHMistenTH Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-01 Member: 11706Posts: 493
    Wow.

    Very comprehensive training, as long as the new players can understand english they are fine. Also, it was a very atmospheric thing. Despite playing NS for 3 years and seeing all sorts of things, playing it just now in single player mode, albeit as a training map, was stunning.

    The atmosphere...check. Suspense...check. Fear...check. It could be really awesome.
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,656 mod
    QUOTE (Meat Popsicle @ Apr 28 2005, 11:00 AM)
    the idea is is u learn about the aliens from a marine perspective (which is where most beginners shuld start playing the game), the map contains everything u need to kno to do get u on to a server as a marine player and not be a compelte waste of res. by playing *against* the aliens u will subcontiously pick up how to play *as* the aliens. theres no real need for 2 maps and theres also a lot more practical issues

    Yes you get TOLD what the Kharaa are, and what their different classes are, but PLAYING them is quite different smile-fix.gif
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  • TalonkarrdeTalonkarrde Members Join Date: 2005-05-04 Member: 50881Posts: 1
    This map was honestly one of the best tutorial maps I have EVER seen.
  • hamoniohamonio Members Join Date: 2005-05-08 Member: 51164Posts: 1
    im begging you. RELEASE VERSION 2 NOW!!!! tounge.gif
  • scaryfacescaryface Members Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9918Posts: 192
    can someone find some more mirrors please?
    only one of the 3 links works.
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  • Meat_PopsicleMeat_Popsicle Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19254Posts: 535
    cheers guys smile-fix.gif and thanks for pointing out the mirrors r no longer there..

    at the moment im stuck doing exams and coursework for the next month, and theres still a fair bit to do on version 2 and id love to release some screens of the new stasis sequence but i wuldnt wanna spoil it tounge.gif

    stay tuned, 2 months max!
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