Left 4 Dead updates and news

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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Gunpowder on Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:07 pm

Due to the stupid match-making system, you have to have the map installed already, install some custom VPK maps, then search for them in the "Add-ons" part of the menu.


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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Garner on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:28 am

Update just released =] :D

July 16, 2009 - Left 4 Dead Update Released

Left 4 Dead has been updated to include a lobby browser. The lobby browser (under Play Online) will show you a list of optimal games available for you to join. The browser pares down the thousands of lobbies and games currently being played to show you the best list of games available to you. This list includes official and add-on campaigns, including add-on campaigns you have not yet installed, making it a great way to discover them. You can filter by difficulty, official and/or add-on campaigns and by lobbies and/or games in progress. The specific changes include:

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The Play on Steam Group Server screen now displays which Steam group it's searching while updating the list

After calling a vote to change difficulty in game it is now correctly updated in matchmaking


Add-on Campaigns

When downloading a new version of an add-on and installing it (by double clicking the .VPK file), it will now correctly overwrite the pervious version, even while Left 4 Dead is currently running

Addressed a crash when two mission files with the same name are installed

Steam Group Servers now will now correctly offer download links when running add-on campaigns


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The server will now warn if the public or private tags exceed their limits. Public tags are limited to 63 characters. Private tags used for matchmaking are now limited to 1024 characters. Note that the private tags include the name of each add-on campaign installed on the server, so an excessive number of add-on campaigns can hit this limit


SDK

The VPK tool should be able to handle campaigns larger than 500MB now

You can now drag and drop or pass a VPK file to the vpk.exe tool to have it extract the contents of the add-on to a folder. This mirrors the functionality of passing a folder and having it create a VPK file

Detail.vbsp and lights.rad have been added to the distribution
Currently mapping: pl_range
Version: pre_alpha / design stage

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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Gunpowder on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:45 am

Custom campaigns, come to papa.


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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby TC on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:26 pm

An optional update for Left 4 Dead is now available. Please run hldsupdatetool to receive it. The specific changes include:

- Lobbies and games you've recently joined and left will be ignored for two minutes. This will prevent a player from ending up in the same lobby or game when quickly searching for another.
- Restored Find a Game Lobby/Find a Game in Progress to the Create Lobby screen available from the Lobby Browser.
- Updated localization text.
- Fixed an issue where VPK.EXE would not extract all files.

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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Unspecified on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:53 pm

Left 4 Dead Update Released
July 31, 2009, 12:30 pm - Valve - Product Update

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

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* Fixed problem with add-on installer failing to install add-ons properly on some versions of Windows
* Transition screen now shows campaign and map names for add-on campaigns
* Bug fixes and enhancements for Novint Falcon controller
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby evil elmo on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 am

Got a email from amazon this morning informing me that left4dead 2 will be released on the 20th november making the zombie fireproof is so unfair:(

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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby LuckyNV on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:44 pm

Having a laugh at that price :roll:
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby WAR on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:49 pm

+1 on that tbh. Allthough it is alot of added content.
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby LuckyNV on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:11 pm

September 29, 2009, 10:06 am - Valve - Product Update

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

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* A new campaign, "Crash Course", is now available for play in Campaign, Versus and Survival modes
* In Versus mode, all weapons, pills, health packs, molotovs, pipe bombs and other items will now be identical for the second round of a chapter
* Matchmaking has had several improvements to make finding and joining games even faster
* Ten all new "Crash Course" achievements have been added

wasn't aware 2 stages = a campaign

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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby GazNET on Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Two Stages?! TWO Stages?! :evil:
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Bob the Crab on Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:42 am

lol 2 stages, i wont even bother reinstalling L4D...


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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby TartanNutter on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:09 am

There was a ghost update this morning hopefully to fix the bugs in the lobby system introduced by yesterday's "update."

Very happy about the VS improvement. The infected HUD has been done up a bit, for the better, too. Have not properly tested new maps, but poor design seems to prevail throughout on initial try. (Hello hundreds of invisible walls, goodbye decent infected spawn places, particularly for hunters.) Pity anyone with a 360 who actually pays for this DLC...
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby TC on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:46 am

Latest ghost update installed this morning.
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Logic3 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:00 pm

Valve are an absolute joke tbh.
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby TC on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:36 am

A required update for the Left 4 Dead 2 Demo is now available. Please run hldsupdatetool to receive it. The specific changes include:

- Playback of intro movie now utilizes surround sound when available.
- Fixed sporadic Game UI crash.
- Fixed issue with missing RCON output on dedicated servers.
- Fixed dedicated server crash after 'quit' command is issued.
- Bots are no longer listed as players in game details UI.
- Added Coach's missing dialog subtitles.


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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby alias on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:18 am

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

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Fixed a crash related to a Crash Course achievement

Fixed an issue were bots and computer controlled special infected were being reported via "View Game Info"

Added Team Versus 4 on 4 competitive matchmaking
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby TC on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:41 pm

21/11/09 wrote:- 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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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Frying Dutchman on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:53 pm

Is that L4D or L4D2?

Maybe make a separate topic for L4D2 updates or put it into the post if it's L4D2 or 1 :D
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Sonic on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:23 am

L4D2 did u still think valve is going update l4d1?HAHAHA
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Re: Left 4 Dead updates and news

Postby Bob the Crab on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:39 am

Charger

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