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Orange Box group that covers all things Valve and I can't get rid of this because it is coupled with the tag line, way to go dA.
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Dec 9, 2009

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Official group on Steam steamcommunity.com/groups/OBFC Better to join the Steam group instead of giving out Steam addresses when you join the group. The join system is set to auto for the group, so we can't see them.

Help us upgrade to a super group. Cake and beer promised but not guaranteed orange-box-group.deviantart.co….

Tired of Chris trolling this section with Brony crap? Then make suggestions here anyways orange-box-group.deviantart.co…

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Portal Stories Mel Trailer by Portal stories



Improve Team Fortress 2 Performance & FPS by Valve News Network





:bulletred:Welcome to the Orange-Box Fan Club:bulletred:
Hey their welcome to the Orange-Box Group or OBFC we are anything and everything Valve related from PC to consoles, and indie titles that use the Source engine. Since were are a Valve fan art community and we take any style of any art imaginable(not porn). We will also find you content from the Mod community, Valve fan community and Valve themselves for your enjoyment so welcome.

:bulletorange:OBFC review catalog:bulletorange:
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:bulletgreen:How to join:bulletgreen:
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:bulletgreen:How to become an Admin for the OBFC:bulletgreen:
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:bulletgreen:How to Submit:bulletgreen:
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:bulletgreen:OBFC Submission rules:bulletgreen:
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:bulletgreen:Group rules & user function help:bulletgreen:
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:bulletblue:Administrators & Moderators:bulletblue:
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:bulletblue: Affiliates, Members & Watchers :bulletblue:
The bar below the journals.


:bulletblue:Intersing links:bulletblue:
(Send the group a message with a link then one of us will put it on this widget asap.)

:bulletblue: Valve's official Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/Valve
:bulletblue: Thinking with Portals---www.somethingawful.com/d/photo…
:bulletblue: Half-life Newgrounds section---www.newgrounds.com/collection/…
:bulletblue: Portal Newgrounds section---www.newgrounds.com/collection/…
:bulletblue: Meet the sandvich www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mg-z-…
:bulletblue: Still a Farm www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDTT-6…
:bulletblue: Portal radios walkthrough www.youtube.com/view_play_list…
:bulletblue: Civil Protection & Freeman's mind website
www.accursedfarms.com/
:bulletblue: Add bots to Alien Swarm segmentnext.com/2010/08/07/ali…

:bulletorange:Podcasts:bulletorange:
:bulletorange: Podcast17 www.podcast17.com/
:bulletorange: KritzKast www.kritzkast.com/

:bulletyellow:Mods,skins,etc:bulletyellow:
:bulletyellow: Game banana www.fpsbanana.com/
:bulletyellow: ModDb www.moddb.com/
:bulletyellow: Planet Half Life planethalflife.gamespy.com/
:bulletyellow: Planet Phillip www.planetphillip.com/
:bulletyellow: Garrysmod.org www.garrysmod.org/downloads/requires a valid purchased copy of Garry's Mod
:bulletyellow: Left 4 Dead maps www.l4dmaps.com/
(Slow news day and from Kotaku)

I just got this from Kotaku and someone on reddit found a Steam user that shows up no name, avatar, games even the account is disabled for some players but the user has joined 196,149 groups. So on reddit have speculated that it's a Valve group functionality test bot which and idea from SteamDB (an unofficial database of changes to Steam) by the programmer Martin Benjamins—aka "marlamin". But some don't think so since some bots that are on Steam only hit the thousands but not hundred of thousands. Then it gets way more silly that some have speculated that a "birth of a new Internet ghost story"...yeah right.

Link:
No One Can Figure Out What's Up With This Bizarre Steam Account Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/no-one-can-…
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Alright sadly there wasn't that much in the video department this week so first up is Valve News Networks on how to improve performance & FPS in Team Fortress 2. Lastly the Portal Shorts: Mel project has released it's trailer and a release date of Quarter 1 of 2015 (January, February, March) and the trailer itself was done by he needs no introduction by Harry101UK.

Links:
Improve Team Fortress 2 Performance & FPS by Valve News Network- youtu.be/HdpdybHcZs8
Portal Stories Mel Trailer by Portal stories- youtu.be/16Bknq4NfDE
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Alright before I close this one up does anyone want to have a monthly or longer collaborations? I know some could be contests but as of now we don't have the budget right now for contests. Now that doesn't mean contests wont happen just right now contests will be put on hold until we get the money issue fixed then we can go from there so is anyone interested in collaborations?

-Shadow out
First up in Steam workshop news that the Workshop in-game items since it stated in 2011 the money to the content creators overall is now at 57 Million dollars and that is just in-game items for Valve games and Valve had this to say...

"Purchases of this great new content directly enables those community members to continue practicing their craft and making more awesome content,"

As of now Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders: Eternity will be hosting it's own curated items through the workshop.

Links:
Steam Workshop creators have made over $57 million since 2011 PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/steam-workshop…
Steam users have earned more than $50 million selling in-game hats and maps The Verge blog post- www.theverge.com/2015/1/29/794…
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Next in mod news from Above the Catacombs and SHλFT.

Links:
January Newsletter Above the Catacombs moddb post- www.moddb.com/mods/above-the-c…
New Community Forums! SHλFT moddb post- www.moddb.com/mods/shft-no-mer…
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Lastly and finally something good from CS:GO a Veteran Counter-Strike CS:GO mapper FMPONE is working projects like de_crown and de_season. Now his next problem will be based on Santorini island in Greece and here is a quote from the post...

"This means I'm building a lot of geometry in place of meshes, for the time being, and the meshes will be added later by a talented artist named Dimitri."

Link:
Veteran Counter-Strike: GO mapmaker details new work PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/veteran-counte…

-Shadow out
:bulletred:Silent Hill: Alchemilla mini review:bulletred:

*hears the sirens in the background*…oh it must be our Silent Hill mod review

:bulletblue:Story:bulletblue:
You the player are trying to find a doctor that “messed up your brain by killing your family” within Silent Hill…

:bulletblue:Gameplay:bulletblue:
Ok everyone take all your modern gameplay mechanics right? Ok and throw that out the window the style SH:A team was going for is Silent Hill old school only. Which means you have to find a save point no matter what, learn the environments and puzzles galore of confusement. But there are some minor problems which become advantages and first up that you can’t fight back. Meaning it’s more a walking simulator but that’s also the advantage that you have to use your surroundings and some of the puzzles can kill you if you get it wrong so even though you can’t fight back you can still die. But I did found a major flaw in the mod at the end of the mod the puzzles were so cryptic to the point that it’s not just doesn’t make any since and every little hints within the map felt a bit rushed and need to be removed from the mod. I had to find a walk through just to figure it out and I don’t mean puzzles in this more a super hard just the puzzles in the end of the mod are beyond Silent Hill old school challenge.

:bulletblue:Graphics/sound:bulletblue:
My god the atmosphere of this mod this is one of the best I have ever seen in a while and it nails the Silent Hill themes perfectly from the sights and sounds of Silent Hill including original music and voice acting which wasn’t that bad at all. Ok now to the minor problems which of course some of the of the textures and models from Half-Life 2 were used but they used them in the best spots needed including sound effects from Half-Life 2 were used as well. I had another problem with the lighting but again it’s pretty minor since some of the shadows cut out sometimes. Then the textures I did say they got the themes right but they need to up the resolution on the textures some of them are way too pixilated. The Last minor problem only one nurse in the mod and no pyramid head were cut just so we can get more atmosphere within the mod which I can understand but having them in and more monsters would help. Now for the worst of this part once you finish the apartments by getting the landlord key and leave the apartments the game quickly crashes and the team has stated already that it’s an issue and a patch is on the way so for now here is the way to get to the next section.

pull up the dev window “~ key” (make sure in your advance keyboard options that the dev window is active) then type this in (without the quotes)“map sh_alchemilla07”

Then it gets worse after that right after you dig up some bodies and find out the real truth you then sent back into hell for the last time and it looks nothing like Silent Hill at all more like a slime version of Doom which turned me off and just like the last puzzle problems. Also the textures on the final map were going all over the place almost glitching out so this section completely feels rushed and need to be removed.

:bulletblue:Overall:bulletblue:
Since 2011 yeah it was that long I have to give this team of 12 people…that’s right 12 people worked on this mod and two of them did the majority of the work for the mod like lighting, texturing, modeling, sound effects and so on. That’s commitment and dedication to recreate the atmosphere of Silent Hill and I will say this again they nailed it on the head. But I hate to say it with the map not loading and a rushed ending part with horrible puzzles at the end really gets you out of the experience. But I did mention they are working on the patch but which I didn’t mention that on their moddb page they are taking feedback and will in the future correct the mod later awesome. So do I recommend this mod? As for Silent Hill fans yes for the but only from the beginning of the game to where your character finds the real truth around (eight hours later) that’s where I would stop at. For normal gamers same thing it’s a great mod I would at least check it out for all the hard work the team has put in to this mod.

:bulletgreen:Cost:bulletgreen:
Silent Hill: Alchemilla (Free)- www.moddb.com/mods/alchemilla-…
Source SDK 2013 (Free) under tools section on your Steam library

:bulletgreen:Score:bulletgreen:
3/5

-Shadow out
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KudretKundaci Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for submitting my "In the Rain" picture to your group. I would be happy to join you all!
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ClearAster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, pretty nice stuff you got there, also we hope to see more of you in the future :)
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KudretKundaci Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wee you shall :D
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ClearAster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnpplz:
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ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
Hello Orange-Box-Group,

I'm running a contest of "2nd Annual STEAM Contest":chaviso2.deviantart.com/journa… . In my contest we are letting artists draw any videogame fanart they want from STEAM. 

Anyway I was wondering if you like to spread your message to the members if they would like to join my contest and I'm going to say I do have insane prizes this year and I thought the members would like to hear about it. However if you want to know the prizes it's STEAM gift cards. :D
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks but right now were not interested sorry.
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ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Artist
Understanding it's all cool. Anyway Merry Christmas! :D
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnpplz: Chavis
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snowsuper123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
asktf2family.tumblr.com/ COME AND ASK BLU SCOUT, BLU SCOUT'S MOM AND RED SPY QUESTIONS! :D
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saxartist05 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks for adding my GLADOS picture to your group!
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem saxartist
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug*
Hug
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaylee were a group not one person
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I'm just trying to spread love the best way I know how, by using every source I have , including groups.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok no problem were a Valve paced group which you already know ^^;
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ThePandaPastry Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thanks for adding me to the group. I hope i submitted to the right folder(the Portal Gauntlet in Cosplay and Crafts), because it is a physical item. Though it does look like something rendered.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem actually I like seeing actual items and not CG or drawings sometimes.
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey guys! Get ready for a buttload of artwork from me! Are you ready?
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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