Un jeu de tir et de stratégie multijoueur immersif humains contre aliens. Luttez pour votre survie !
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Date de parution: 30 oct 2012

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31 janvier

Update 274 Released



It's common knowledge that Natural Selection 2 has no bugs, issues, or problems.* It has never had any bugs. Ever. Fact. Full stop. Ok, maybe a few... And maybe Update 273 had a few too many. Some say that Onoses (Onii? Onosii?) were very upset by seriousr problems with their damage type.

Never fear though, Update 274 has arrived quickly from the Community Development Team, and it addresses some major issues that crept into the game in 273! Enjoy!

*This statement may not be entirely accurate.

Changelog

Remove erroneous file exists check in particle handling (fixes Shotgun & other bad hitching)
Ensure servers actually try to update all mods on changemap
Remove curl progress reporting spamming server consoles
Fixed damage types; Onos, bile bomb, Flamethrower, axe & Welder. (Onos were upset. Not good.)
Fixed lua error on linux for users with certain locale settings

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22 janvier

Update 273 Live!



Natural Selection 2 has just received its first update for 2015, courtesy of the Community Development Team. Read all the details in their release blog post!

Changelog

Improvement
Added ability to click on a player’s row in the scoreboard to check their Steam/Hive profiles
Added option to mute Text chat
Added icon to the scoreboard indicating if someone is your friend on Steam
Made it so the scoreboard shortens the player name if it overlaps
Muting a player’s voice/text chat will last 6 hours so it’s persistent across map changes
Rookies will always show the “(rookie)” tag in chat even if they’re not in your own team
Spectators are now sorted above ReadyRoom players
Dropping structures as a Marine Commander will display the location name and status of the Power Node for the structure
Missing files will now show up in the log instead of being silently ignored
Added a new variant of Alien Vision based on Huzes’ AV – Thanks Huze!
Added no_ip material which disallows placement of Infantry Portals on this surface
Added a separate bind for movement override for commander
Added consistency checking for hmp files

Fixes
Stop sounds from playing on destroyed entities
Stop Insert from running destructors on uninitialized memory
Linux should now support non-ascii
Fixed being able to tell who’s the enemy Commander by their chat color
Fixed that commanders bots did not work or got kicked by the AFK kick
Fixed that the Alien Buy-Menu messed up with some translations (e.g. Russian)
Fixed embryos not having a taunt in the ready room
Fixed Babblers being invisible when cloaked by a shade
Fixed menu being unresponsive if mousing over webview while a window was loading
Fixed sending blank chat messages causing messages to overlap
Fixed being able to place an IP in eclipse where you shouldn’t be able to

Steam
Prototype – Added Utils\WorkshopBackup, a simple server to allow servers ops to add backup download for mods. See ns2\utils\workshopbackup\readme.txt for details.
Added support for servers to point clients to a list of backup servers and clients to download from backup instead of Steam
Backup servers also solves the problem of the server running an old version of a mod
Fixed bug that required all http request to finish inside 15 seconds
Made clients more stubborn when it comes to requesting downloading mods (10 retries)
Improved progress reporting

Performance
Relevance calculation offloaded from main server thread, freeing up about 5-15% main thread CPU. It is now recommended to run the server on at least 2 cores.
Servers running close to the edge will now show up as Loaded in the performance browser

Known Issue
The progress indication on mod download is broken – it stays zero until download complete. Late build blocker forced a revert, should be fixed in 274

Maps
Removed holiday themed ready rooms

Kodiak
Fixed stuck spot in hangar bay vent for fades

Eclipse
Fixed FPS problem in access alpha

Docking
Removed random pipe prop in locker room

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Articles

"NS2 est un mélange parfait de Counter Strike et Starcraft"
Kotaku
"Ça se rapproche de l'idée que j'ai du jeu ultime"
Machinima

Strategy Meets Shooter



Natural Selection 2 is a First Person Shooter and Real Time Stategy game rolled into one! Each team, alien and human, has a Commander. The Commander looks down on the battlefield and issues orders, places structures, collects resources, researches technology, and deploys abilities.



Here's some gameplay examples: A human Commander could drop health packs and ammunition to a trapped marine squad, and deploy sentry guns to help them defend their position. Or an alien Commander could grow a new Hive to spread infestation throughout newly captured territory, allowing more alien eggs to spawn...

Two Unique Sides



Aliens players choose to evolve into one of five lifeforms: The fast, fearsome Skulk can run on walls and deliver massive damage with is jaws. Lerks fly and deploy gasses to support their teammates in battle. Gorges heal other lifeforms and build tunnels, hydra turrets, walls, and other tactical structures. Fades blink in and out of battle, picking off marines with giant scythes. Finally, the giant Onos is so massive and so tough, that even entire marine squads can't take it down.



Marines wield rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers, pistols, and other weapons. Cluster grenades can clear ventilation shafts of sneaky Skulks, flamethrowers make short work of alien structures and infestation, and boosts dropped by the commander Commander like nano-shields and catalyst packs increase combat effectiveness.

When attacking on foot doesn't cut it, marines can construct hulking Exosuits wielding miniguns and railguns, and equip jetpacks for high speed assaults on alien Hives.

Long Term Development



Natural Selection 2 receives constant updates. This year (2014), it has received a major update, on average, once per month! These updates are created by the Community Development Team, supported by Unknown Worlds.

Mod Tools Come Standard



Natural Selection 2 comes with all the tools we used to make the game. All game code is open source. That means you can create, and play, an endless variety of mods. Publish, share, and download mods from the Steam Workshop, and automatically download mods when you join modded games.

Édition numérique de luxe



Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

Official Soundtrack - 1 hour of tribal, industrial music composed by David John and Simon Chylinski
Digital Art Book - 40+ pages of art by Cory Strader, including environments, creatures, weapons and more
Exclusive Wallpapers and Avatars - Unique views of the NS2 universe by artist Rantology
Exclusive in-game marine model - A new marine model with custom visor and armor plating

À propos de ce jeu

Natural Selection 2 est un jeu de tir multijoueur immersif qui oppose les aliens contre les humains dans une épreuve pour la survie alliant action et stratégie. NS2 combine brillamment le gameplay d'un jeu de tir à la première personne et d'un RTS/stratégie en temps réel.

Caractéristiques :

  • Deux forces uniques :

    Que vous incarniez une des unités d'élite de la marine, un Frontiersman, ou un des vicieux aliens, les Kharaa, vous devrez mettre en place une stratégie et déployer vos capacités pour gagner. Les marines se forment des escouades solides afin de trouver et détruire les ruches aliens. Les aliens peuvent choisir le Skulk qui court sur les murs, le Gorge grassouillet, le Lerk volant, le Fade meurtrier ou l'énorme Onos capable de fracasser les portes.
  • Stratégie en temps réel :

    Les commandants jouent en vue du dessus du jeu afin de guider leur équipe jusqu'à la victoire. Construisez des bâtiments où vous le souhaitez, collectez des ressources et recherchez des améliorations. Les marines achètent des armes à l'Armurerie, construisent des tourelles Marines ou déploient des canons pour assaillir l'ennemi. Les aliens peuvent effectuer des recherches afin d'évoluer pour acquérir des capacités spéciales, et même créer des pièges-plantes.
  • Environnements dynamiques :

    Utilisez le lance-flammes pour vous débarrasser de la propagation de l'infestation alien. Ces derniers détruisent les générateurs d’électricité, ce qui rend inactif les structures marines et coupe les lumières, privées de courant. Le point de départ de chaque camp est aléatoire, ce qui signifie que vous devrez tout d'abord explorer les lieux et trouver vos ennemis avant de construire un bâtiment. Chaque partie est différente.
  • Variations graphiques illimitées :

    Les outils performants de script, et graphiques WYSIWYG, vous permettront de créer de nouvelles armes, des scénarios, et de toutes nouvelles parties. Vous aurez accès à tous nos outils (éditeur de niveau, outils de cinématique et plus) ainsi qu'au code source complet en Lua de Natural Selection 2. La version 1.0 est juste le début – s'en suivra des mises à jour automatiques rajoutant de nouvelles cartes, armes et capacités. Le support du Steam Workshop et de son propre système de mise à jour permet la distribution simplifiée des mods mis à jour – le gameplay est sans cesse renouvelé.

Configuration requise

    Minimum :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processeur : Core 2 Duo 2.6 ghz
    • Mémoire vive : 2 Go de RAM
    • Affichage : Carte vidéo comportant 1 Go de mémoire vidéo et compatible DirectX 9. ATI X800, NVidia 8600 ou meilleure
    • DirectX® : 9.0
    • Disque dur : 5 Go d'espace disque disponible
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processeur : Core 2 Duo 3.0 ghz
    • Mémoire vive : 4 Go de RAM
    • Affichage : Carte vidéo comportant 1 Go de mémoire vidéo et compatible DirectX 9. ATI 5770, NVidia GTX 450 ou meilleure
    • DirectX® : 9.0
    • Disque dur : 5 Go d'espace disque disponible
    • Autres prérequis : Connexion internet haut débit
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8 personne(s) sur 11 (73%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 31 janvier
Natural selection 2 est un FPS/RTS surprenant.
Son gameplay, l'aspect stratégique et l'esprit d'équipe, sans compté l'asymétricité du gameplay rende ce jeu unique en son genre.

Ce jeu vous demandera toutefois de vous accrocher au début. Au moins durant les 3-4 premières heures de jeu, pendant lesquelles le fait de réaliser un score de 1 tué par 20 fois morts peut être très frustrant.

Une fois le cap des premières heures de jeu passées, vous pourrez découvrir le coté sournois du skulk (chien alien, aux crocs accéré) qui vient gentiment manger le marines par dérrière, le plaisir des hordes de marines qui se jettent à l'assaut de la base enemie, le plaisir d'arriver à tuer un onos (sorte de rhinocéros, qui posséde beaucoup de points vies) au couteau, et enfin la joie de voir votre équipe vous crier dessus parce que vous avez fait une erreur de commandement qui à couté la victoire (c'est toujours la faute du commandant). ;)

Points forts:
- richesse de gameplay
- teamplay
- courbe de progression/découverte
- aspect stratégique

Points faibles:
- manque de finition à sa sortie / marketing
- pré-requis d'avoir un minimum de 10 joueurs pour pouvoir débuter une vrai partie. Délais d'attente pour trouver des commandant parfois longs.
- difficulté d'avoir des équipes/parties équilibrés
- absence de sereur réservé exclusivement aux débutants

Summary for english people: This game is Amazing!

note: la configuration minimale mentionne 2Go de ram, en fait 2G pour le jeu auquel il faut rajouter la RAM utilisé par le système d'exploitation ==> 6Go semble un minimum sous windows 8.
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4 personne(s) sur 6 (67%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 23 février
Une merveille, c'est l'un de mes jeux préféré le mélange fps/str est enorme sa demande un bon travail d'équipe.
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Posté le : 16 juin
My favorite shooter game of all time
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Posté le : 24 juin
Best multiplayer game ever !

Le gratin, la crème de la crème !
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Posté le : 26 janvier
A missed opportunity. That's all I can call it.

NS2 isn't a bad game. In fact, despite not personally recommending it, I still think it is a good game. The problem is that it isn't a game I can recommend to others. If you look at my hours I'm not someone who hasn't given the game a chance. In fact, I beta tested the original NS1 mod. When NS2 was announced and they asked for help to fund it, I purchased a few copies of Zen of Sudoku (another game they produced). Then, when they were near finished NS2, I pre-purchased the game, sight unseen, long before release.

So I do support the game and the makers. I just can't recommend it anymore. Why? Well the answer can be found in the game's development.

The big failure of the game is exactly what happened with NS1. Basically the developers allowed a small--but vocal and intolerant--minority of players dictate the direction of gameplay development. These 'pros', are basically the people and clanners who play games competitively and/or in tournaments. Now I can see wanting to appeal to the 'pro' gamers as a means to generate interest, but there needs to be a balance between competitive and casual play. Sadly, there never was.

In the end, the difficulty and learning curve puts this game well out of reach of all but the veterans. New players are quickly steamrolled and wonder how the heck it happened. What's worse is that they released the game without a trainer or tutorial mode. While there is a basic 'sandbox' mode that helps to get a player acclimated to the game before they play, it's too little too late.

I saw this all happen in NS1, and it saddened me when it happened here. The competitive gamers basically co-opt the game, and casual players are forced to play at that high level or they don't play at all. In my opinion, the logical way to develop the game would have been to introduce a 'tournament mode', with increased difficulty, for those dedicated players. It could have been finely tuned to appeal directly to their form of play, while still leaving the game with a 'casual' player base that could actually play the game. Unfortunately, the developers objected to this concept suggesting they didn't want there to be 'two games'. But the reality is that difficulty levels are part of gaming. That doesn't make it "two games", it makes it one game with two difficulty levels.

With the development team basically abandoning casual players, this basically meant that no matter how many sales they made, the new players never stuck around. If you look at the history of the game, you will see that from the release in late October 2012 until the end of 2012, there was a large player base that bought the game and was playing. Since everyone was still learning, it meant there was the potential for developers to cater to that casual player base and build their numbers further. Instead, they went the other way, abandoning the casual player base in favor of the competitive and tournament players.

Over on Steamcharts you can see just how the game started strong and then flamed out in a spectacular fashion. ( steamcharts.com/app/4920 ) The all-time peak number of players online was just a bit shy of 10K. At time of writing there were ~200 playing. It's sad, it really is, since this could have been a much better overall game.

The nail in the coffin for this game was when development for 'game balance' was put in the hands of volunteers. Since the game is easy to modify (in the LUA scripts), balance changes didn't have to be hard coded into the game. As such, a bunch of people who felt they 'knew better' how the game should be developed were able to markedly influence balance changes by verbally bullying anyone who disagreed with them. Anyone who dared question those who wanted to make the game harder were verbally ridiculed and harassed. The game forums became toxic as a result, and casual players began their exodus.

Well, those competitive players got what they wanted. The game is exactly how they said it should be balanced. Too bad there is hardly anyone left playing now.

What's worse is that the more appealing elements of the game--the highest level 'upgrades'--only show up when the outcome of the game is predetermined. (which happens within the first few minutes) Users who look and see the marine 'mech' robots and the 'rhino-size' alien don't realize that they will likely rarely if ever get to play them.

This game is a good example of what *not* to do when developing a game. While I can see the appeal of competitive gaming to a game like this, it can't be at the expense of casual gamers. Otherwise you kill the potential for the game to grow. Look at TF2. A game that is 'easy', but that can be hard based on the skill of the players. That could have been how NS2 ended up. Instead, the game is harder than ever. What's worse is that they added a ranking system to which isolates players based on skill. New players will find game choices limited as a result.

Simple example of a poor balance choice? In TF2, if you need to get health, you can pick up health kits (on the field or in spawn) and also be healed by the doctor. In NS2 it used to be you could go to 'spawn' and heal up fully (health and armor) at the armory--like a med cabinet in TF2 spawn--and you could get health-only medkit drops in the field. If one was away from spawn, armor could only be repaired with a welder. (like a medigun, except anyone could carry one if they bought it.) However, the competitive complainers cabal (I love alliteration) pressured the person doing balance work to make it so the armory would no longer heal players. In other words, once you lost armor you needed to be welded, and you can't weld yourself--other players have to do it. The outcome of this change was that it made it that much harder for players to stay alive unless they are highly skilled.

In the end, I still play NS2, and I would recommend it to anyone who I felt had the skill to survive. However, there aren't very many people who fit that description.

Unless you are someone who considers themselves an exceptionally good FPS player, I would advise you give the game a pass unless it is deeply discounted and you're willing to take the chance the game may not be fun for you.

While NS2 is--on the surface--a good game, it missed its chance to be a great one.
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