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Anyone played the "Natural Selection" mod for Half-Life?
trev99
1/11/02 10:37:32 PM
Hero

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http://www.natural-selection.org/
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Here are some details of it:

Natural Selection is an action-strategy game for the PC. It is a "Half-life modification", which means it is written on top of the Half-life game engine.

"Mods" are a new sort of underground game development that enables small teams to create games using the technology of existing games. This means less expensive and lower risk game development, which allows experimentation and innovation. This arrangement also implies that "mods" are made as art, not for making money.

Game summary

Multiplayer-only Half-life mod where one team plays marines and the other plays aliens. The humans must keep their cool and work together to assault an alien-infested spacecraft or colony. Marines vs. marines and aliens vs. aliens scenarios will also be supported in the near future.

"First-person strategy" with a real resource model and consequences for actions. Both sides are genuinely different and together they accommodate different play styles:


Marines::Fighting skill is less important, strategy and communication take its place. Playing as a marine will be a tense experience with methodical planning and strategy, interrupted with action.

Aliens::Playing as an alien will be an intense action experience, rewarding reflexes and alien heroics. Communication and coordination don't require typing.


Accessible, fast, mouse-driven interface: no keys beyond those used in Half-life needed.

Simple to learn and play, it is hard-core action/strategy for a mainstream audience.

Innovative social dynamics lead to memorable games.

Atmospheric indoor sci-fi environments full of steam, smoke and ambient soundscapes

Natural Selection is currently in the playtesting stages and is not publically available yet. As soon as it's ready, it will be released as a free public download. Due to the unique nature of "mods", Natural Selection will continually be updated after our first release. New features, maps and artwork will be added as feedback from players is received and the gameplay refined.


Well I'm off to have a play with it :)

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Message Edited By: trev99, 1/11/02 10:38:56 PM

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xbox_sux
2/11/02 10:11:39 AM
Primarch

no sorry cant say i have played it, but that may b=e cus my computer is a heap of shiza! :p

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N3M3SiS
7/11/02 10:32:17 PM
Overlord

My mate has been playing this non stop and keeps begging me to leech the Half-Life ISO off his comp just so i can play it (naughty boy :D)

Apparently he sat down for a quick 20min gaming seesion and looked at the clock again 3hrs later! Must be pretty decent...

*me cruises over to site to find screenshots*

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trev99
8/11/02 11:54:39 AM
Hero

I cant seem to get it working!!!!!! I really really really want to play this game, but when I try to join a server it tells me to "that I cant join because I dont have the custom game installed"

HELP!!!

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davidian
8/11/02 1:20:33 PM
Champion

I'm gonna check it out Trev...not sure about your problem though... I imagine you have done everything right (latest HL patch etc.,), have you tried reinstalling it? What about the way you access it, load Half Life, go to Custom Game...can you play a LAN game?

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mcud
8/11/02 4:00:33 PM
Champion

Yeah, it’s allright... very hard to pick up tho... my ISP ((Internode) have set up a server, but i have no idea where to go, and how to do things... and don’t gove me some RTFW shit, i have.

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mcud
8/11/02 4:05:38 PM
Champion

Yeah, it’s allright... very hard to pick up tho... my ISP ((Internode) have set up a server, but i have no idea where to go, and how to do things... and don’t gove me some RTFW shit, i have.

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Michael100
8/11/02 5:02:11 PM
Overlord

I heard that it is awesome.
The guys at my work said that they started playing and went till 4am without looking away.

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trev99
9/11/02 1:29:01 AM
Hero

davidian,

I have tried everything, apart from installing both HL and NS again, which I will do tomorrow and hopefully it will work because this game sounds farking awesome!

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xxman
10/11/02 4:31:44 AM
Champion

Mine works after d/loading it and it rocks!

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xxman
10/11/02 4:31:56 AM
Champion

Mine works after d/loading it and it rocks! Pity not many servers though!

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trev99
10/11/02 9:41:32 PM
Hero

Hmmmmmm, it only works if i activate it through HL. It wont work if I load it via the NS .exe file.

Ohh well, a small price to pay for such a great game :)

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freck
15/11/02 10:52:53 AM
Overlord

A dude at work is burning it for me. I can't wait to look at it. Unforunately, I haven't re-installed half-life since moving to WinXP. I'm not looking forward to the half-life patching regime.

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Guppy
15/11/02 11:04:47 AM
Initiate

Hey Freck...its me GupPy....wassup !!

I'll burn it for u today. Luv it when work provides the CD burner....lol....freebies
Installed last night & had a few probs.
I'll reinstall tonight tho.

Till then stay cool
& give me a yell when u go for a ciggie

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mcud
15/11/02 12:39:19 PM
Champion

yay... finally got into this game and it is very good...

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freck
15/11/02 1:51:32 PM
Overlord

Guppy: thanks mate. Got it, as you already know.

:-)

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Sunny69
19/11/02 12:53:02 PM
Initiate

where can you download it from??

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mcud
19/11/02 4:40:36 PM
Champion

www.naturalselection.org

most places will also have it hosted too

ausgamers.com
fileplanet.com

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AnTi_SoCiaLisT
19/11/02 8:50:04 PM
Serf

trying out pic soz ..

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