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Title: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on January 31, 2009, 07:15:52 pm
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3862/2jfp60gi1.jpg)
We'd like to announce that the GoldenEye: Source BETA 3 will be publicly available on FEBRUARY 7th, 2009.
 

That's right, the highly anticipated GoldenEye: Source BETA 3 has officially gone Gold! After extensive development, and hard work by our testers, we've finally got a stable build, ready for release. The BETA 3 has been a long development process, and probably even a longer wait for our community. The process all started with the switch to the new Source Orange Box Engine, and completely started our code from scratch, in light of the new Engine. We are very excited to have finally gotten to this point, and we know that you, the fans, will be even happier once you get your hands on it.

More information on the details of BETA 3 will be made available on release day.

Now its time for you the community to show some support for GoldenEye: Source. Help by spreading the word about the impending GoldenEye: Source release on February 7th, 2009. Submit the news to various half-life new websites, and tell all your friends, so we can all enjoy playing with thousands of people on release day. So set your calendars, and get ready for some GoldenEye: Source action!

Don't forget to Vote for us on ModDb. Vote Now! (http://moddb.com/scripts/topsite.php?ts=2924)

Sincerely,
Team GoldenEye: Source



Lodle Ninja edit:
Link to count down timer (http://www.moddb.com/mods/goldeneye-source/news/beta-3-gold-2109-update1)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on January 31, 2009, 07:23:35 pm
You want people to know, but you post it at night time?

Nice pun though.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: 1Rusky on January 31, 2009, 07:26:11 pm
I'm off to buy the orangebox. Congratulations dev team, you earned it.

Wow, the days of looking at empty servers is about to be gone :angel:
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Meliadoul2k on January 31, 2009, 07:30:29 pm
Looking forward to playing it when it's released. I hope you host your own mirror of the download because I cannot find one good one.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: VC on January 31, 2009, 07:49:06 pm
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Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on January 31, 2009, 08:27:33 pm
Looking forward to playing it when it's released. I hope you host your own mirror of the download because I cannot find one good one.

We'll have multiple mirrors, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ravey on January 31, 2009, 08:50:31 pm
I don't know if you had a torrent for the other releases, but that would be much appreciated!

Anyways, guess I'm pretty excited for Beta 3...although I'm fairly certain I won't be able to run it well. My old graphics card died like a year ago and I haven't really had any incentive to buy a new one. Here's hoping that it scales fairly well to old hardware for now.

Congrats on going gold too. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: hyp3rstrike on January 31, 2009, 09:05:22 pm
Could I ask that FilePlanet.com be a mirror please? I like their download manager.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on January 31, 2009, 09:19:25 pm
Could I ask that FilePlanet.com be a mirror please? I like their download manager.

I'll be sure to keep that in mind. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on January 31, 2009, 10:32:46 pm
After all this time, it has left the oven. Kudos to the dev team and all the community that supported this great project. And thanks for making it available only after my chemistry exam; I wouldn't want to spoil my mark for playing too much GE:S.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: hyp3rstrike on January 31, 2009, 10:39:16 pm
After all this time, it has left the oven. Kudos to the dev team and all the community that supported this great project. And thanks for making available only after my chemistry exam; I wouldn't want to spoil my mark for playing too much GE:S.
Its called self-control dude. :P
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on January 31, 2009, 10:41:57 pm
Its called self-control dude. :P

You can't have self-control once you get your hands on this!
Just kidding. :P
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ratdart on February 01, 2009, 12:54:12 am
I gotta wait a week!!!! Argh!!!! Can't wait!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: X-tra on February 01, 2009, 02:05:36 am
I hope a lot of people will play this mod. ^^
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on February 01, 2009, 02:14:48 am
You are a key player in that xtra! Spread the word, if each of you isnt doing your part ; for shame :P

We need major exposure in all lands, so people in areas aside from US and UK it is your duty to slap on your native tongue and hammer it into some internet forums! GE:S is back!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: monkeyface on February 01, 2009, 03:42:03 am
Thank you. Also, I love the wooden table in the site/forum design. Feels like I'm surfing mahogany.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on February 01, 2009, 04:12:10 am
I posted about the mod on Sonic Retro. When is someone going to post it on Mod DB?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: X-tra on February 01, 2009, 04:24:39 am
You are a key player in that xtra! Spread the word, if each of you isnt doing your part ; for shame :P

We need major exposure in all lands, so people in areas aside from US and UK it is your duty to slap on your native tongue and hammer it into some internet forums! GE:S is back!

I will ^^. I am so excited. I will talk about the mod on French forums and other places like that.


But I still have a small question. Don't flame me. Does bunker will be in beta 3 ?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on February 01, 2009, 04:46:47 am
I posted about the mod on Sonic Retro. When is someone going to post it on Mod DB?

we have that taken care of ;)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on February 01, 2009, 05:19:16 am
I'm so excited, this is the moment I've been waiting for all this time.
Also, is that Egyptian in the screenshot?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 01, 2009, 05:23:27 am
It looks like Egyptian, but also bears some resemblance to Aztec, in my opinion.

And The SSL, your signature is hilarious (VC is hilarious... ;D).
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on February 01, 2009, 05:36:13 am
It looks like Egyptian, but also bears some resemblance to Aztec, in my opinion.
It does look like Aztec.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3862/2jfp60gi1.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8094/aztecyk2.th.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aztecyk2.jpg)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 01, 2009, 05:40:07 am
It does look like Aztec.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3862/2jfp60gi1.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8094/aztecyk2.th.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aztecyk2.jpg)

Have to agree with JcFerggy, it has to be Aztec, after that screenshot he posted. And I also don't recall any zone that resembled like the one on the image Sean posted in Egyptian.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: MtM0201 on February 01, 2009, 05:42:32 am
haha great news to hear! can't wait to play this like the rest of the community here :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: drukqaddik on February 01, 2009, 06:54:44 am
im excited about all aspects of b3. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Meliadoul2k on February 01, 2009, 06:58:33 am
I'll be sure to keep that in mind. :)
Megaupload.com is my favorite file transferring site. You should give it a try.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on February 01, 2009, 07:02:47 am
Aww maaaaan.
I work from 9:30 to 6:00 on release day.

*sniff*

Well, I'll see you all there in the nighttime.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Konrad Beerbaum on February 01, 2009, 07:43:21 am
It'll be nice to play against some noobs for once.  Getting constantly owned by VC and the testers during playtests was getting depressing. 
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: CCsaint10 on February 01, 2009, 07:57:34 am
hahah, it is definitely Aztec. They just threw it in there for an Easter egg for everyone. :) Notice how they aren't saying anything??  hehe, you sly developers. :)

By the way, can't wait for next weekend. :) Thank you guys. Although I don't think I will be able to play till the weekend after. :(
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: VC on February 01, 2009, 07:58:19 am
It will take a while to get the servers up, go earn your dolla dolla billz.

You think that, KB, but just wait until someone unloads a mag of Klobb in your face and then whines about WHY U STIL LIFE I SHOT U
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ruone Delacroix on February 01, 2009, 07:58:48 am
I've been waiting for this for the past year and a half (or so). I am very glad you all decided to take your time and develop this right instead of just quickly. And after waiting all of that time, waiting one more week is nothing. It'll be here before we know it.

Thank you all for all of your hard work and dedication. I cannot wait to see how many people fill the servers come this Saturday.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mastix on February 01, 2009, 09:22:21 am
All I got to say is... CAN'T WAIT!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 01, 2009, 09:23:52 am
All I got to say is... CAN'T WAIT!

Then don't. It will only make it more painful.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: 1Rusky on February 01, 2009, 12:04:34 pm
Could you release this at around 1-2 A.M. ET possibly? Perhaps? :-*
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on February 01, 2009, 12:05:55 pm
It will likely be released at night, for bandwidth reasons.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Meliadoul2k on February 01, 2009, 01:13:28 pm
Can you get everything that you need to play in a single download or would you need to download every single map?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on February 01, 2009, 01:16:51 pm
I would assume it would be a single download, since the other releases were that way as well.

Third Party maps, are a different story though. They would either be downloaded manually and put in the Map folder, or download off the server you are trying to join.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on February 01, 2009, 01:21:32 pm
Everything will be included in our self-installer.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Eavishok on February 01, 2009, 01:23:12 pm
After all this time!
I will can play with Kraid :p
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ryan [Saiz] on February 01, 2009, 01:31:45 pm
Along with mirrors on various sites like moddb, filefront, our site etc. I will also be posting a mirror on my site to help relieve a little bit of the stress of the server that are running our forums. But ya it has been a blast playing (other than vc being unkillable) and testing the last few weeks.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on February 01, 2009, 01:55:06 pm
Why not use ModDB and it's 2 other main services to host it, so then we don't want to worry about server strain?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on February 01, 2009, 02:06:22 pm
We will. But we would like to provide multiple mirrors for people.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: major on February 01, 2009, 03:48:45 pm
I'll maybe throw it up on my site. I have all this monthly bandwidth I need to use ;)

Not sure the speed though.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: CCsaint10 on February 01, 2009, 03:49:44 pm
I can only hope I get my computer back by the weekend next week as the video card burned up in my dell laptop and I won't be able to play till they ship it back...and the funny part was...it burned up when I was playing carrighan institute in GE:S 1.1h. :) I was like...OH MAN!! Stupid dell.....this is the second time i have overheated my video card and had to send it back. Hopefully it won't die when I am playing beta 3. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Staaf on February 01, 2009, 09:45:16 pm
This will be one of the longest weeks ever :D can't wait!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: kingkoopa on February 01, 2009, 10:15:26 pm
One question, do i need the orange box for this or what? i only have the normal counter strike source and goldeneye..
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mark [lodle] on February 01, 2009, 10:18:06 pm
All you need is one source game (not including the free hl2dm with hardware offer). If you want to get ready for the release now, go to the tools tab of steam and launch source sdk base orange box (which will download all the files you will need from steam to run ob mods).

Then on release day all you need is the ges files. :P

Also, there is now a timer on moddb counting down to the release. (http://www.moddb.com/mods/goldeneye-source/news/beta-3-gold-2109-update1) Pitty its too much a pain in the ass to get it to work on the forums.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on February 01, 2009, 10:22:39 pm
One question, do i need the orange box for this or what? i only have the normal counter strike source and goldeneye..

that will be enough for playing the mod.

This is to other people tho, if you only want to play GE:S and you have no steam yet, or no source games i suggest getting this source game because its clearly cheap and you get to play our mod for free

Half-Life 2 Deathmatch $4.99 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/320/)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: basstronix on February 01, 2009, 10:23:05 pm
There's also an added audio bonus on the moddb page :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mark [lodle] on February 01, 2009, 10:24:57 pm
Bass its also in general goldeneye forums as well :P
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 01, 2009, 10:25:48 pm
Bass its also in general goldeneye forums as well :P

Damn, you beat me to it!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Sean [Baron] on February 01, 2009, 10:33:44 pm
that will be enough for playing the mod.

This is to other people tho, if you only want to play GE:S and you have no steam yet, or no source games i suggest getting this source game because its clearly cheap and you get to play our mod for free

Half-Life 2 Deathmatch $4.99 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/320/)

Valve is gonna love us after we're done. Making people buy their product just to play GES, and many people have done it just to play our mod too. Crazy :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mark [lodle] on February 01, 2009, 10:36:04 pm
Well valve do spend alot of time and effort supporting modders and that is why they do it. More people on steam = more money for them.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 01, 2009, 11:10:07 pm
There is always business behind good intentions.
VALVe: We provide you the tools to make mods, you make said mods and people love them, but they need to have a specific game in order to play the mods they love, so those people are going to buy those games just to play their beloved mod and we make profit out of nowhere! w00t!
(games are serious business)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: trezza on February 02, 2009, 01:40:52 am
Holy shit I think I'm having a heart attack! Can;t wait  :-*
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on February 02, 2009, 08:23:07 am
Valve is gonna love us after we're done. Making people buy their product just to play GES, and many people have done it just to play our mod too. Crazy :)

Yeah, GES is actually the reason I got my Steam account and all my games... I never played HL2 until 2 months after I bought it.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 02, 2009, 08:49:30 am
I never played HL2 until 2 months after I bought it.

That should not be done. You realized what you did, didn't you? All that you missed?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: CCsaint10 on February 02, 2009, 09:27:27 am
lol, PK. What is wrong with that? I did the exact same thing. That is why I bought the half life holiday collection...because of goldeneye: source. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 02, 2009, 10:18:23 am
What is wrong with that?

Nothing man! I just happen to be a big fan of the HL series. And I said that in a light tone; didn't really mean to censor him or anything.

That is why I bought the half life holiday collection...because of goldeneye: source. :)

Valve is gonna love us after we're done. Making people buy their product just to play GES, and many people have done it just to play our mod too. Crazy :)

I guess VALVe should start writing a letter to the devs. What Sean said is already being made.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Storm101 on February 02, 2009, 10:42:46 am
GE:S is the reason I got my Steam account, too. My friends always talked about Counter-Strike and I was kinda interested, but Goldeneye Source was what made me decide to buy Counter-Strike complete. Now I also own HL1, The Orange Box and Garry's mod. Very happy gamer right now. =P
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: CCsaint10 on February 02, 2009, 04:06:40 pm
yeah, I originally bought Half-Life just for Goldeneye: Source but I also wanted it for half life 2 as well. I just never imagined half-life 2 to be as good as it was...then i got orange box...then I got garrys mod...then COD4..audiosurf...UT3...oh the list goes on. If VALVe didn't make steam...I don't think I would be as much of a gamer as I am today. :) It just made me worse then I was back in the days of duke nukum and doom and from then on after. :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on February 02, 2009, 05:33:48 pm
Huh. Guess a lot of us are in the same boat.
I also bought the Orange Box after seeing a YouTube video of someone surviving the drop from the cradle.

Now I have Half-Life ² and its episodes, TF2 and Portal. (Including the infinite MODs and maps for each.)
Course, I would have bought it eventually, but GE:S definitely sped that up. :)

It just made me worse then I was back in the days of duke nukum and doom and from then on after. :)

DooM will never die.
Neither will Duke. He's too badass.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: JcFerggy on February 02, 2009, 05:47:31 pm
Duke will never die. I'll be stuck in limbo forever.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: PPK on February 02, 2009, 10:21:32 pm
Duke will never die. I'll be stuck in limbo forever.

Duke Nukem Forever (pun intended).

And yes, DooM will never die. Blowing up demons in a space base or in another planet never gets old.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ruone Delacroix on February 03, 2009, 02:24:22 am
Huh... I thought you needed an Orange Box game to play B3. Well now I guess I can play it on my laptop.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Meliadoul2k on February 03, 2009, 10:52:46 am
Huh... I thought you needed an Orange Box game to play B3. Well now I guess I can play it on my laptop.
Orange Box for the PC is just a compilation of games. Source SDK Base - Orange Box is a free program (I think) that is in the tools section.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Ruone Delacroix on February 03, 2009, 11:06:38 am
Yeah, I know what the SDK stuff is. This actually helps out a few friends that don't have the Orange Box.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Maxaxle on February 03, 2009, 02:00:38 pm
Yeah, I know what the SDK stuff is. This actually helps out a few friends that don't have the Orange Box.
Example: me :D (even though I have Portal)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: kingkoopa on February 03, 2009, 02:43:16 pm
This is the most bullshit day ever, i have 4200mb left on my download limit and that includes uploads, i dont have my counterstike source disk to install and my usage doesnt reset till the end of the month, looks like i cant play the BETA 3 untill then ffs
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Kinky on February 03, 2009, 02:47:24 pm
Dont you know someone who doesnt have download limits who can burn CSS and GES onto a disk or something? :)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: VC on February 03, 2009, 02:57:18 pm
Yeah, get the GCF files for your Valve games and you're set.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: kingkoopa on February 03, 2009, 03:23:54 pm
No because im in a new state and i left my counterstike disk back home, i might just have to go out and buy counterstrike again and then just download the GES files, i tried to change my quota from 25GB to 60GB but the mongrels charge 15cents per MB and if i go over i know im going to get a massive bill. Bloody TELSTA BIGPOND!
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mark [lodle] on February 03, 2009, 03:25:24 pm
move to iinet, i get 100gb for 80 a month. :P

What state you in now?
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on February 03, 2009, 03:26:08 pm
I think its worth it to buy CS:S from a shop, be what 20$? worth it imo and our release for GE:S will only be moderately over 500MB so just cool it with downloads elsewhere and you're GOLD :) as we are
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: drukqaddik on February 03, 2009, 03:28:38 pm
if you buy from the steam website you can dl from steam
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Mark [lodle] on February 03, 2009, 03:31:37 pm
Also, telstra has a steam content server and you get free traffic from it (follow the guide here: http://whisper.ausgamers.com/wiki/index.php/Gamearena_Steam_Content_Server_Help)
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: VC on February 03, 2009, 06:18:28 pm
if you buy from the steam website you can dl from steam
If you read the thread, you'd realize that downloading is the reason why he's in this bind.
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: Loafie, Hero of Dreams on February 05, 2009, 02:57:20 pm
Holy crap, we are crushing dystopia on the moddb top 100
Title: Re: BETA 3 GOLD 2/1/09 Update
Post by: .sh4k3n on February 05, 2009, 06:07:04 pm
It's because our development team is a physical manifestation of pure awesome.