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  • SimpsonsParadoxSimpsonsParadox Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Any clue as to what time this hits?

    Beyond, you know, Valve Time.

    I believe 12 PM PST/3 PM EST

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  • ZetxZetx Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Any clue as to what time this hits?

    Beyond, you know, Valve Time.

    NOT SOON ENOUGH BLKARIDJFKHGKJGiofJ D:

    :(

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Waanderlust Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    Your avatar is pretty apt.

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  • SheebsSheebs Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I'm so down for some co-op alien killing.

    My steam id is here if you want to send me an invite.
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198017134286/

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I would like an invite to this steam group to shoot the aliens too.

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  • ZetxZetx Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    SkutSkut wrote: »
    I would like an invite to this steam group to shoot the aliens too.

    Couldn't find a player named "SkutSkut" ... link your profile. :P

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Zetx wrote: »
    SkutSkut wrote: »
    I would like an invite to this steam group to shoot the aliens too.

    Couldn't find a player named "SkutSkut" ... link your profile. :P

    Yes that may help.

    Here ya are.

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  • IncognitoEsqIncognitoEsq TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I, too, would like an invite to the steam group so I may partake in the shooting of aliens.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/incognitoesq

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  • bsej87bsej87 Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Me want pew aliens real bad.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/bsej87

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  • MorkathMorkath Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Any clue as to what time this hits?

    Beyond, you know, Valve Time.

    more than likely afternoon, probably 4pm pst or later.

    e:
    steam page says 15 hours, so noonish.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
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  • FiziksFiziks Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Stop yer grinnin' and drop your linen.

    Totally watching Aliens right now because of this game.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

    The system requirements says it needs 2.5 GB of free space.

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  • ZetxZetx Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, I'm kinda surprised they didn't have the foresight to turn on preloading for a free 2.5gb game.

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  • DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well, if it's a Source game, some of it will already be downloaded if you have any Source game installed.

    And 2.5GB isn't that much by today's standards.

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  • VicWhitenVicWhiten Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Gah why must I work late tommorow?!

    also,
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/Vicwhiten

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Peewi wrote: »
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

    The system requirements says it needs 2.5 GB of free space.

    Reading is apparently not my strong point.

    Any veterans wanna give us noobs a breakdown of the old classes and some of their perks? I imagine the sequel will be using a similar system.

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Get over yourself. Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

    The system requirements says it needs 2.5 GB of free space.

    Reading is apparently not my strong point.

    Any veterans wanna give us noobs a breakdown of the old classes and some of their perks? I imagine the sequel will be using a similar system.

    fuck I can't really remember anything from the first game outside of failing every single time.

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  • DrakeDrake Space Villain Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

    The system requirements says it needs 2.5 GB of free space.

    Reading is apparently not my strong point.

    Any veterans wanna give us noobs a breakdown of the old classes and some of their perks? I imagine the sequel will be using a similar system.

    fuck I can't really remember anything from the first game outside of failing every single time.

    I remember welding lots of doors and hilarious friendly fire catastrophes.

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  • MasumeMasume Creator Caprica, FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Still need an inviteeee wooo pew pew.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/realmasume

    Look at ya! Bunch of badasses!

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  • RedlanceRedlance Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    I wonder how big the download will be. Cause without preloading, I imagine we'll all be still downloading this on tuesday if its big.

    The system requirements says it needs 2.5 GB of free space.

    Reading is apparently not my strong point.

    Any veterans wanna give us noobs a breakdown of the old classes and some of their perks? I imagine the sequel will be using a similar system.
    While I'm not a vet due to only playing it today, the game is pretty straightforward. 4 classes explosives, special weapons, medic and tech. Explosives class is the only one who can set proximity mines, these explode into a line of fire once tripped. Special weapons are the only ones who can use the autogun, it auto aims if your cursor is near any aliens and has pretty good damage.

    Medics are the only ones who can use full med packs that are multi-use, but every class can equip a one time use med pack that can only be used on themselves. Techs can hack computers to activate turrets or open doors. Their is a tool that will allow any class to open a locked door, but it takes longer and you would lose that item slot. Techs also get to use a special prototype assault rifle if they choose to. And of course you have the item that only the sarge can equip in the usable item slot. That item is a cigar, and it turns you into a god damn sexual tyrannosaurus.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The old cast is returning, right? I don't know what I'd do without Wildcat, Crash, and Faith.
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Any veterans wanna give us noobs a breakdown of the old classes and some of their perks? I imagine the sequel will be using a similar system.

    It's been a long time since I've played, but with a little googling to refresh my memory, I think this is mostly right about the basics.
    Four classes, two characters each:
    -Officer, can use incendiary mines and the assault shotgun
    -Autogunner, can use the big ol' minigun
    -Medic, can use medbags
    -Tech, can hack and use the tech rifle

    Aside from new items, they'll probably have most or all of the old ones. You get a primary, a secondary, and a small item slot.

    Available to every class:
    Assault rifle, with underslung grenade launcher.
    Shotgun
    Flamethrower (good for taking out hordes or egg nests, bad for teammates)
    Deployable sentry (great for holding down a position, limited ammo)
    Ammo bag (drop ammo for teammates, and don't let the flamethrower hit your ammo bag carrier, or it's going to suck)

    Officer only: assault shotgun and incendiary mines, proximity triggered explosives good for making a wall of flame when you dig in
    Medic only: medbag, multiple heals
    Tech only: tech rifle, basically an assault rifle with aim assist, and I think it had stun grenades in launcher
    Gunner only: autogun, aim assisted minigun that is civilization

    Small items:
    Flashlight (lights areas, gives wielder aim assist if they're using an AR)
    Flares (throwable, lights area temporarily and gives aim assist to everyone with ARs firing in that area)
    Medkits (one heal, anyone can carry)
    Pistol (sidearm, killing X enemies in a mission earned an award which replaced it with twin pistols for that character)
    Stims (bullet time)
    Incendiary mines
    Hacking tool (increase a tech character's hack speed or allow someone else to do it slowly)
    Welder (seal or unseal doors, sealed doors prevent aliens from entering but can be broken through eventually)
    Cigar (character specific and only made the character give off puff of smokes and quote Predator, best item in game)

    You also had stats that could level up in campaign as the character earned experience. Movement affected your speed and reload rate, health affected the obvious, special affected whatever that character's role was (amount healed by medics, autogun damage, hack speed, something explosive probably), accuracy increased damage with most weapons. If a facehugger gets one of your marines, they'll become infested, losing health quickly and exploding with more alien facehuggers when they die, so it's best to take out eggs quickly or before getting near (causing them to hatch), and to beware of vents which they'll pop out of often. You want balanced roles usually, as medics are obviously useful and some missions require hacking to complete, and using the same crew consistently means they'll be more experienced and therefore tougher (although I often dropped officer and went with two autogunners in SP). If someone died, they were Dead. There was some mechanic where merely injured characters would sit out a mission, but I can't remember details. Moving cautiously and having the squad cover all angles was important because aliens would attack from any direction.

    Thinking of all this makes me want to reinstall UT2k4 just for this, but I'll hold out for tomorrow, at long last.

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  • BatmantisBatmantis Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Can I get an invite to the group?

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/scissors

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  • DeepQantasDeepQantas Registered User
    edited July 2010
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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcLTaMpRl2o

    Aliens in 10 minutes as a rap song apparently. To get people in the mood and also give a bit of background of where all these aliens games draw their inspiration from. I hope they didn't get rid of the chest-bursting infestations from the original mod. :D

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Anxiously awaiting both playing (...dying) and struggling (...failing) to mod this game. Sorry, in advance, for my horrible aim... I'm going to play a medic to make up for it.

    If anyone has a free moment, can you shoot me an invite.

    Edit: Thank you....Quite fast for 3:50 in the morning... Hah.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    I just read that the Source engine in AS eventually ended up in Portal 2. Which sounds interesting, because Portal too benefits from a tile-based map system.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey, I read that you could pre-load this? Is that accurate and if so, how do I do it?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    No preload yet.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey, I read that you could pre-load this? Is that accurate and if so, how do I do it?

    Doesn't look like it steam://preload/630 and steam://install/630 both do nothing.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Damn you, Joystiq!

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  • Jean Claude Van CalmJean Claude Van Calm 'sup? Awesome Possum.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Eeeee. I never could get the mod to work, then I forgot the name but wanted to try it recently. Crazy timing and looking forward to this.
    Invite please?

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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Off to work soon but I will be setting this downloading as soon as I get home. With luck I will be able to get at least one game in tonight.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Eeeee. I never could get the mod to work, then I forgot the name but wanted to try it recently. Crazy timing and looking forward to this.
    Invite please?

    Sent'd

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Off to work soon but I will be setting this downloading as soon as I get home. With luck I will be able to get at least one game in tonight.

    You can join us then Zoidberg!

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  • ImperfectImperfect Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Say, could I get an invite?

    I asked for one before but put in the wrong Steam ID.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Invite?

    Looks like it's gonna be awesome :D

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  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    5 hours left!

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  • VerrVerr Registered User
    edited July 2010
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/Verr

    Pretty excited for this, could I get an invite?

    -Damn, that was fast, thanks.

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