Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Seven. on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:23 pm

Isn't it around 30? That's where the weapons stop coming.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby melipone on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:26 pm

Would be better to put this in Gamer Retreat anyway, no one seems to post here and its a stand alone game, not really a mod for a game


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby LuckyNV on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:27 pm

Wizav wrote:whats the level cap nish?


level cap is 27, but you can trade in all your unlockables for a medal
start all over again from level 1 :lol: :lol:
And it looks like you can trade it all back again for a better medal :roll: :roll:

fairly addictive, completed it all on hard, you just need the right weapons and method, flamer is definitely tops for the damn infestation crabs, but I'm a big fan of the tesla gun too.
Not tried insane yet, I think we'd need all 4 players knowing what to do.

I'd rather play more campaigns instead.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Wizav on Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:10 pm

Lucky add me on steam we'll try finish insane.

Does anyone know if we can make our own campaigns? all you need is the alien swarm SDK right?


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Sir Bob Geldof on Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:47 pm

Loving this game its so fun,addictive and fast. At lvl 14 and the campaign hasn't lost its charm because of the fast pace. Although if your playing with me prepare for spamming of knobs on the map screen since thanks to myself an ingenious simple feature to coordinate team movement and attack on the map has been turned into live ms paint drawings of knobs.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Arbor plena simia on Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:16 am

Reached level 18 or 19 this evening.
Finally completed the campaign on Normal :roll: Damn good game though.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Imperium [ESG] on Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:44 am

Oh my gosh, I hates l4d and was just gonna play this for the hat but this is truly epic.

Firstly when I tried it out with some randoms it was confusing etc and i got it and quit, played with some rl friends kept getting highest ff dmg but we ended up completing it on medium (with 2 of us surviving). Then with some of my ex-clanmates, we tried doing some achieves. The speedrun even on the first one, is SO hard. It took us about 50 tries with varying tactics, and we ended up getting it on the dot. Adrenaline is so hilarious, it made me cry out with laughter along with the other 3 in mumble. Also, one time we had done it pretty well, and trying to crack down the first door one of us used alt fire of the validator and fired about 4 grenades. My fps went down to 2 with the huge explosion, but it propelled me to the finish....

and beyond:
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1 Med, 1 Tech, 1 special (not sure about other - i know he has a ring on his head! :P)
Med & Tech use adrenaline (6 total), one use freeze grenades (in case), one use welder.
In terms of guns, the two handed pistols are lightest so should be used. The special needs relatively heavy weapons to kill off a lot, while i know the med uses an assault rifle (from experience).
1) Use adrenaline immediately to reduce any running into walls/delays at the start (1 used, by whoever has a better connection)
2) 1 of the others from special/commander is fast - he fires at boxes in the way.
3) Everyone rush through, fire at the wall. Tech & Welder are right in the middle of the door, med & special on each side firing at the door.
4) Everyone run through, reloading.
5) As the welder (who must be right up front) comes through the door to the first aliens, use an adrenaline (2 used, by the other adrenaline carrier)
6) Dodge furiously and welder starts welding. Everyone should be there, the special should cover the back.
7) As the door is unwelded, use an adrenaline (3 used, by whoever)
8) Run through and in the corridor straight down, use another (tech, who is up front, should call when he wants it) (4 used)
9) Keep running, use another adrenaline. Everyone should be firing except the tech who should be dodging. (5 used)
10) Tech starts using the machine. The adrenaline should be running still, to make it a LOT slower. The med & welder fire at the door, the special keeps everyone in check and kills off the aliens.
11) All goes well, the door should be cracked - the welder and med go back and kill aliens, before using the final adrenaline on the home stretch.

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Seven. on Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:28 am

I created a dedicated server to allow 6 players. In theory this should work and in the server browser it displays 0/6 slots. In-game it shows 4 slots.
If anyone wants to give it a shot you can connect to it through the console or steam server browser on "hitmehard.game-host.org:27015".

Sadly I have no test subject at this time of the day so if anyone could give this a shot I would give you digital chocolate chop cookies! BED TIME NN!
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby eddiedog8 on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:13 am

Me this and this guy called rob played trough the whole campaign we won the war head with a minute to spare


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby LuckyNV on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:39 am

yea its something to be careful of, if someone is a heavy with a slow weapon, they will tend to trail behind when running back to escape, though the heavy fighting is only near the end anyway.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Arbor plena simia on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:55 am

eddiedog8 wrote:a minute to spare
When I did it, we made it to the ship just as the counter reached 0 :shock: It counted as a completion though :P I genuinely though it was going to say mission failed.
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Flare on Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:41 pm

Just loaded it on, started playing the solo mission but my AI controlled Medic keeps dying due to stupidity .... first time I set up a SG behind us to cover the rear and was moving on and I see the medic health go down fast , then she is dead... restart.
Second time I setup the SG to cover the door while I do the hack, I welded the door shut as well for added protection... and the bright spark of a Medic decided the safest place to stand and wait out the swarm was in front of the door getting pounded by the swarm, and in the firing arc of the SG... door smashes she dies I ragequit.

Game is quiet fun though, and the price is just right :P
Sometimes keeping an eye on your stats is not a good thing :P

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Wizav on Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:56 pm

Single player is pretty good you just gotta play it like a strategy/tactics game. If you press the x button all the bots stop moving but will attack anything in range and if you press f1-f4 you can take control of each bot and position them wherever you want. You can order tech's to hack stuff and other classes to setup SGs aswell

I set bots up covering chokepoints then run foward and lure loads of aliens back and they get toasted in the cross fire. Then i move foward and setup another choke point. when you want them to start moving again just press v and they'll start following you again. With a combo of x/v and some good tactics/positioning i think the campaign can be beaten with the AI


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby EWJ on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:34 pm

Best wep so far i find is the Tesla.. distracts the swarm and also hits multiple targets at same time..really handy for disrupting those shielded ones too..
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Imperium [ESG] on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:38 pm

EWJ wrote:Best wep so far i find is the Tesla.. distracts the swarm and also hits multiple targets at same time..really handy for disrupting those shielded ones too..

and doesn't deal any friendly fire, and doesn't use ammo unless you hit with it.

That said for the first few stages, the chainsaw is epic, with only the basic type of alien it is great just holding it down and pushing through
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Nish on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:55 pm

Funkymp kept team attacking me, then on that Biomass map, he teamkilled me >:(
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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby funkymp on Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:03 am

:lol: i'm not going to deny this :P

bloody fun game though, i do like how we almost left maddox to his death on that map before the bio one :lol:


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Blissnabob on Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:07 am

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby Yitue on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:32 am

Hello,

This post is to big to search for the question I have..

So I don't know if this question has already been asked but:

I realy like Alien Swarm with friends but I'm wondering if they are actually planning on adding more campaigns to it.

Because it's a free game I don't know if they will but anyway let me know if you know :)

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

Postby LuckyNV on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:37 am

well, when you go to choose campaign in the voting bit there is clearly lots of space for additional missions/campaigns, don't forget the SDK!
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