2.3 and Steamworks

CrazytalkCrazytalk TerminatorPVKII Team
edited October 2008 in PVKII News & Announcements
Greetings all,
I have some great news from the PVK front! Valve has been very generous and helpful in allowing us access to the Steamworks technology, which we will be releasing 2.3 on. For those of you who don't already know, Steamworks will allow us to release the mod directly through Steam, including future updates which you can download automatically.
Although there's no release date planned, this is great news for all of us. It will make updating the mod a breeze as well as allow us to implement a wonderful system of achievements. We've already got over a hundred achievements planned for 2.3 and will see even more as future patches release!
In other 2.3 news, we have successfully ported over to the Orange Box engine. There are still some tweaks to make in different areas, but the bugs have been squashed. So far the Orange Box engine has offered us a ton of new features, some of which include:
- Objective-Based Scoring
- Kill Assists
- New Particle System
- Expressions
and much, much more..

Another feature we've got implemented is Color Correction. In 2.3 when a player goes Berserk, holds the Grail, or is close to death, they will see the world in a new way. Examples are posted below:

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Last but certainly not least, we have implemented the Gestir class for the Vikings. He'll be carrying around a Langseax, a Spear and Javelins. He's undergoing testing now and more information will be available to you in the future.
Keep an eye open for more news on 2.3. We've got tons of features planned, this is only the tip of the iceberg!

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Comments

  • KrogothKrogoth Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Awesome! I'm really looking forward for kill-assists, no more kill stealing.
  • WoozieWoozie Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Hopefully steamworks will bring some much deserved popularity to this awesome mod. Kill assists are a great addition as well. I'm also excited for achievements.



    Arrrr Parrot:

    Kill the entire server with your parrot.



  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Fuck yeah.
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  • JanrokJanrok Senior
    edited October 2008
    Holy shit I want 2.3 nao. D:
  • Lord ScrotumLord Scrotum Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Shit the bed. This is going to be epic.
  • Goodguy3Goodguy3 Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    I can imagine fighting the spear wielding Gestir..

    *right clicks* bam!



    ....end joke.
    QUOTE (Damnstraight @ February 17 2009, 08:08 PM)
    Suck up less, or at least make it less obvious.


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    If that's realistic, I'm Jesus.
  • edited 8:47PM
    Sweet! Can't wait to play 2.3 biggrin.gif
    Arr! Keg whore me be!
  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    can you say awesome?
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  • AltersAlters Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Love the new color correction.
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  • BorumerBorumer Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    QUOTE (Crazytalk @ Oct 14 2008, 02:13 PM) »
    I have some great news from the PVK front! Valve has been very generous and helpful in allowing us access to the Steamworks technology, which we will be releasing 2.3 on.

    NICE! Keep up the awesome work with this mod and it will be the biggest and best ever!

    Respect to the PVKII-team!
  • schatzmeisterschatzmeister PVKII Team, Beta Tester
    edited 8:47PM
    I like these color change thingys, and the gestir, and actually, everything... bring it on!

    Will Turner: You didn't beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
    Jack Sparrow: That's not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

  • JezternzJezternz Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Well done Devs, you got what you deserved, next release looks awesome, cheers
  • ParaSwarmParaSwarm Members
    edited 8:47PM
    Looks great. Boner, etc. Looking forward to release.

    QUOTE (Murray @ Oct 14 2008, 02:42 PM) »
    Awesome! I'm really looking forward for kill-assists, no more kill stealing.


    lol, you don't want people yelling at you anymore?
  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 8:47PM
    QUOTE (ParaSwarm @ Oct 14 2008, 06:17 PM) »
    Boner, etc.

    Co-Lead | Level Designer

  • LollerskaterLollerskater Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    I like the near-death color correction!
    Are you guys also implementing the Sharpshooter and Man-at-arms in the next patch too?
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  • CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 8:47PM
    We are doing them one a patch now it will mean faster patch release. While the initial SteamWorks patch will take slightly longer than we would have hoped afterwards it will be easy for us to release new patches through steam and so it will also help us do the class patches faster.
  • Sir StalwartSir Stalwart Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Cool, the near death one is awesome. I like the idea of patches being released more often instead of large ones farther apart. Keep it up guys!
    A real warrior isn't unafraid, he is afraid to show it.
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  • CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 8:47PM
    We also have a new Official Game Group on Steam with some exclusive new media as well.

    http://steamcommunity.com/games/pvkiiofficial
  • KrogothKrogoth Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    QUOTE (ParaSwarm @ Oct 14 2008, 06:17 PM) »
    Looks great. Boner, etc. Looking forward to release.



    lol, you don't want people yelling at you anymore?


    Yes sad.gif
  • [BD]ScurvySam[BD]ScurvySam Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    I have a feeling this is when the mod is going to start to truly pick up. Excellent work for a beta so far, but perhaps now we start to see the mod's true potential.
    "For you, the day Bison graced your village was the greatest day of your life. For me? It was Tuesday."
    -M. Bison
  • CrazytalkCrazytalk Terminator PVKII Team
    edited 8:47PM
    We're focusing on the game a lot for this release, as it'll be a first impression on a lot of players.
    So expect to see some great additions and changes!

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  • RootJackRootJack Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Awesome! Anything to pack out the servers! I can't wait.
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  • SnifflesSniffles Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    I love you all so very, very much.
  • AmerikaAmerika Honkey Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    oh my god. you guys are amazing. <3333
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  • DanneDanne Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Very nice! Can't wait icon_noimageaccident.gif
    I took an axe to your head
    Chopping rotten flesh
    Brain is seeping from the cracks in your skull
    Blood drains from holes in your torso
    I took your life from you
  • MiggogMiggog PVKII Team, Beta Tester
    edited 8:47PM
    EXCELLENT NEWS INDEED! icon_agapirate.gif

    Have you considered of including "domination and nemesis" system, like in DODS or TF2?
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  • SabreSabre Senior
    edited October 2008
    "Steamworks will allow us to release the mod directly through Steam, including future updates which you can download automatically."

    Yay!

    "Although there's no release date planned..."

    Nay...

    "We've already got over a hundred achievements planned for 2.3 and will see even more as future patches release!"
    Yay!

    "In other 2.3 news, we have successfully ported over to the Orange Box engine."

    Yay!

    "... the bugs have been squashed."

    Yay!

    "Objective-Based Scoring"

    Yay!

    "Kill Assists"

    Yay!

    "New Particle System"

    Yay!

    "Expressions"

    Woohoo!

    "Another feature we've got implemented is Color Correction. In 2.3 when a player goes Berserk, holds the Grail, or is close to death, they will see the world in a new way."

    Yay!

    "Last but certainly not least, we have implemented the Gestir class for the Vikings."

    Yay!

    Unmentioned new map pvk_pinegrove

    Yay! (Looks like a map for the Vikings to be at home on, at last)

    I presume the software requirements will change as a result, rather than needing HL2DM and the Source SDK, players can use any Source-based game to play the mod.

    There's really not much more I can say on this. Well done guys!
    "War is the continuation of politics by other means" - Karl von Clausewitz
  • DanneDanne Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    Btw, do you have lots to do before relase?
    I took an axe to your head
    Chopping rotten flesh
    Brain is seeping from the cracks in your skull
    Blood drains from holes in your torso
    I took your life from you
  • DuckSauceDuckSauce May the Sauce be with you! Senior
    edited 8:47PM
    AWESOOOOOOOOOOME
    I except to see at least over 100 servers shortly after the steam release!
    The sauciest person in the world.
  • RykeRyke Senior
    edited October 2008
    Looks good but i'm not looking forward to the flood of "steam assholes* that will proceed to flood every server. Then again the mod's worth playing even if their here tongue.gif.
    Pew Pew flying axes
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