Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

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Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by Ennui » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:52 am

It’s been three long years since Half-Life 2: Wars first exploded onto the Source modding scene with Beta 0.1 back in November 2007, and almost two and a half years since our last public release, Beta 0.5 of July 2008. Today we are happy to announce the release of Beta 1.0, the first multiplayer public beta of Half-Life 2: Wars!

The multiplayer beta has vastly improved performance and entirely reworked code from 0.5 (which is why it has taken more than two years to deliver!) and features three multiplayer game modes: Overrun, Antlion Skirmish and Antlion Capture the Flag.

The Overrun game mode can be played with multiple human players, each of whom commands a Combine garrison in a remote area infested with Antlions. Players work cooperatively to build defensive structures and purchase units to defend their garrisons from never-ending, increasingly stronger waves of Antlions. The objective is to survive as long as possible before the Antlion swarm overruns and destroys the Combine outpost. Overrun features several Combine defensive structures like hopper mines and autoturrets, and a whole host of familiar Combine units from HL2, from the SMG soldier to the fearsome Combine Elite.

The Antlion Skirmish game mode (formerly referred to as the Antlion demo before we decided to add Overrun to the mix) is exactly what it says – multiplayer deathmatch between competing Antlion colonies. Each player controls a hive of Antlions and battles it out online with other players for control of local pheromone markers, which produce Antlion grubs that can be harvested by Workers and then used to purchase units. The match ends when one Antlion colony reigns supreme and annihilates all competing colonies. Antlion Capture the Flag (CTF) is a variation on this game mode; the name explains it all.

Enough with the explaining already and give us the damn download, you say? Here you go (just don't get so carried away with how awesome it is that you forget to vote for us for MOTY 2010!):
Note: you may have to wait for Moddb to authorize the files; this will happen shortly. In the meantime, check the forum thread by clicking the Comments link at the top of this post to see some alternate mirrors.

Hopefully some of you fine server administrators out there will put up some dedicated servers, but to get things started we have set up a public multiplayer server at 74.86.5.229:27015.

We’d love to hear your comments, questions, praise and criticism, so head on over to the HL2: Wars community forum and post away! If you enjoy the Multiplayer Beta, we’d appreciate it if you showed some love and vote for us in the Mod of the Year 2010 competition by heading to our ModDB profile and clicking the button there. There are only a couple of days left to vote, so hurry!

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by The*Joker » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:28 am

Ennui wrote:It’s been three long years since Half-Life 2: Wars first exploded onto the Source modding scene with Beta 0.1 back in November 2007, and almost two and a half years since our last public release, Beta 0.5 of July 2008. Today we are happy to announce the release of Beta 1.0, the first multiplayer public beta of Half-Life 2: Wars!

The multiplayer beta has vastly improved performance and entirely reworked code from 0.5 (which is why it has taken more than two years to deliver!) and features three multiplayer game modes: Overrun, Antlion Skirmish and Antlion Capture the Flag.

The Overrun game mode can be played with multiple human players, each of whom commands a Combine garrison in a remote area infested with Antlions. Players work cooperatively to build defensive structures and purchase units to defend their garrisons from never-ending, increasingly stronger waves of Antlions. The objective is to survive as long as possible before the Antlion swarm overruns and destroys the Combine outpost. Overrun features several Combine defensive structures like hopper mines and autoturrets, and a whole host of familiar Combine units from HL2, from the SMG soldier to the fearsome Combine Elite.

The Antlion Skirmish game mode (formerly referred to as the Antlion demo before we decided to add Overrun to the mix) is exactly what it says – multiplayer deathmatch between competing Antlion colonies. Each player controls a hive of Antlions and battles it out online with other players for control of local pheromone markers, which produce Antlion grubs that can be harvested by Workers and then used to purchase units. The match ends when one Antlion colony reigns supreme and annihilates all competing colonies. Antlion Capture the Flag (CTF) is a variation on this game mode; the name explains it all.

Enough with the explaining already and give us the damn download, you say? Here you go (just don't get so carried away with how awesome it is that you forget to vote for us for MOTY 2010!):
Note: you may have to wait for Moddb to authorize the files; this will happen shortly

Hopefully some of you fine server administrators out there will put up some dedicated servers, but to get things started we have set up a public multiplayer server at 74.86.5.229:27015.

We’d love to hear your comments, questions, praise and criticism, so head on over to the HL2: Wars community forum and post away! If you enjoy the Multiplayer Beta, we’d appreciate it if you showed some love and vote for us in the Mod of the Year 2010 competition by heading to our ModDB profile and clicking the button there. There are only a couple of days left to vote, so hurry!
Everyone, pop out the champagne and crank out the glasses! Nice job guys, you have worked really hard for the past two and a half years, and should be commended for all of your dedication and perseverance. BiotecVirus, Ennui, Discrate, Sander, and everyone else, cheers!

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by pandango » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:10 pm

It is a dream many of us were dreaming,
A wonder that was long expected,
The on thing we were all waiting for,
Its the release of half-life 2: Wars Multiplayer beta!

after such long work, work and more work... It has been released! Congrats!

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by Ennui » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:39 pm

Moddb sure is taking their sweet time to authorize the files/news...

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by pandango » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:59 pm

Yeah, i was already talking about it with The joker. how long is it supposed to take?

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by MCJJ » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:00 pm

HURRAH!! CONGRATZ GUYS!! GOOD JOB!!
That's all I could say to express myself.

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by Ennui » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:03 pm

pandango wrote:Yeah, i was already talking about it with The joker. how long is it supposed to take?
Just however long it takes one of them to log on and go through the submission queue. Probably will be authed within a couple of hours.

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by The*Joker » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:05 pm

Ennui wrote:
pandango wrote:Yeah, i was already talking about it with The joker. how long is it supposed to take?
Just however long it takes one of them to log on and go through the submission queue. Probably will be authed within a couple of hours.
Hopefully. I looked through the entire night, and no activity what-so-ever. They're probably out getting donuts or something...

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by MCJJ » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:06 pm

Or probably dying because of the epicness they're seeing.

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by BlackLIght » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:11 pm

can u upload it to another server?, because i have Download speed 50-60kb

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by pandango » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:14 pm

BlackLIght wrote:can u upload it to another server?, because i have Download speed 50-60kb
just wait for the authorization from Moddb. then you can download it faster.


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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by BlackLIght » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:18 pm

Ty

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by RussianVodkaBear » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:48 pm

For added convenience, there is a torrent.
Actually, the very torrent file.

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Re: Multiplayer Beta 1.0 Released!

Post by The*Joker » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:22 pm

RussianVodkaBear wrote:For added convenience, there is a torrent.
Actually, the very torrent file.
Who uploaded that?

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