Left 4 Dead 2 update released

Posted: November 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, updates | Tags: , | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 update released

Update just in time for the fredags mys! Hopefully the charger bug is really fixed – we have seen it a number of times this week. Thanks to sourcemod and noclip you can get away, otherwise we would have been really stuck.

The servers have been successfully updated.

Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

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  • Updated stats collection and related steam pages
  • Fixed issue where players could be stuck if caught in charger pound
  • Updated CPU detection
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Valve addresses the achievement fiasco for l4d2

Posted: November 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: , | Comments Off on Valve addresses the achievement fiasco for l4d2

Well most of you must have noticed that stats got reset, and disappeared in l4d2 this weekend.

There has been a steam back-end update now, which should prevent this from happening. Also they will reload your stats from the backups during the week.

source.

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Sourcemod beta support for Left 4 Dead 2

Posted: November 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, Plugins | Tags: , | Comments Off on Sourcemod beta support for Left 4 Dead 2

There is a new 1.3 snapshot with backported fixes for getting l4d2 support. Read the news here.

I have installed the latest metamod and sourcemod snapshots on the servers now, so it is possible to start looking for useful server plugins.

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Left 4 Dead 2 update released

Posted: November 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: , | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 update released

Some much needed fixes have been relesased – rcon responses now work on linux servers!

Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

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  • Fixed performance problem when rendering lots of decals, notably when fighting tanks with shotguns
  • Fixed rcon response not working on Linux dedicated servers
  • Fixed matchmaking problem matching into Advanced and Expert games
  • Fix bug that would cause other specials to try to pummel a player a Charger disconnects or reconnects
  • Fixed versus mode results panel being cut off in transition stats screen in non-english
  • Found games: fixed non-player entries drawing the wrong type of icon in the selected item name label
  • Game mode selector on main menu now takes keyboard input
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Possible to play the original campaigns with the l4d2 engine

Posted: November 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Tech stuff | Tags: , | Comments Off on Possible to play the original campaigns with the l4d2 engine

The guys over at l4dmods have posted a step-by-step howto on how to get the original campaigns playable in Left 4 Dead 2.

Read all about it here.

I hope someone releases a .vpk edition soon so that the dedicated servers can be updated easier.

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First update for Left 4 Dead 2

Posted: November 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, updates | Tags: , | Comments Off on First update for Left 4 Dead 2

Only client side this time, but I updated the servers with a -verify_all for good measure

Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

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  • Fixed stability problem during level transition experienced by some users

Source.

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Valve issues a statement about Left 4 Dead 2

Posted: November 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Valve issues a statement about Left 4 Dead 2

North American Retail and Steam Available Now, Rest of World Follows Later This Week

Nov 17, 2009 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the availability of its zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2, at retail outlets across North America (360, PC) and worldwide via Steam (PC). Retail outlets around the world will launch the title later this week.

Exclusively available for the Xbox 360 and PC, L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009’s marquee titles. The title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaws, frying pans, axes, baseball bats, and more.

With the AI Director 2.0, L4D’s dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players’ performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Finally, with new Survivors, boss zombies, weapons, and items, Left 4 Dead 2 offers a much larger game than the original, featuring more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, new Survival maps, and the new competitive game mode, Scavenge, all available at launch.

For more information, please visit www.l4d.com

Source: http://store.steampowered.com/news/3122/

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Left 4 Dead 2 is LIVE

Posted: November 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: | 2 Comments »

The servers are up and there seems to be people playing.

Looking forward to trying the game out myself.

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Left 4 Dead 2 dedicated server files released

Posted: November 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 dedicated server files released

Downloading files now..

./steam -command update -game left4dead2 -dir .

The Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server files are now available on Steam. Use the game name “left4dead2” from hldsupdatetool to download them. These are not the final set of files, so there will be another small update before the game is released.

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Left 4 Dead 2 release time clarified

Posted: November 14th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2 | Tags: , | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 release time clarified

The people over at Valve have release this little overview of when the game will be released:

http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3115

It’s going to be an early tuesday morning for me. 06:00. yikes. I hope they let the dedicated server files loose a bit before that so that we can prepare the servers.

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