Natural Selection

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Natural Selection
Natural Selection cover
Developers
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Engines
GoldSrc
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2002
Natural Selection guide at StrategyWiki
Natural Selection at Wikipedia
Natural Selection
Natural Selection 2002
Natural Selection 2 2012
NS2: Combat 2014

Key points

Total conversion mod for Half-Life
Source code was made available on January 22, 2014[1]

General information

Official Website

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Requires Half-Life.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Half-Life\ns\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/120/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can only force 90° FOV.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Enable fps_override 1 in the console[2]

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

-window -noborder[citation needed]
  1. Find Natural Selection in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -window -noborder
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

V-Sync[citation needed]
Game is locked at 72 FPS by default.
  1. To change this open config.cfg
  2. Change the line fps_max "72.0".

Notes

100 seems to be the max value.[citation needed]

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game voice settings.
In-game voice settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Lost with Linux update.[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

In-game general multiplayer settings.
In-game general multiplayer settings.
In-game advanced multiplayer settings.
In-game advanced multiplayer settings.
For more information, see the "Half-Life Dedicated Server" section of our GoldSrc article.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
32
Online play
32

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Open the console (~) and use connect followed by the IP and port.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 6003, 7002, 27010, 27015, 27025
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 Steam version lost support after Linux update.[4]
OpenGL 2.1
Software renderer
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer WON (retail)
Steamworks (Steam)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, NT XP
Processor (CPU) 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 24 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, high color (16-bit)

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/120/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (120) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References