[#] oh god ravenous undead
08:44pm UTC - 11/14/2008

So we've been playing the shit out of the Left4Dead demo recently. It's a lot of fun and it's pretty much sold me on the full version; I'm getting a lot of enjoyment out of two of the twenty total levels as it is (out of four five-level campaigns), so my perceptions about its "shortness" don't seem to be a factor, especially as the game is nigh infinitely replayable. Throw in the sheer effort others have put into shoehorning zombie modes into non-genre games (UT2004, CS:S, etc.), I can't imagine the Steam community not leaping all over this.

... I had to pause here for twenty minutes as I wracked my brain trying to find it, but here's the best example: dotd_crookcounty. Look at this fucking thing. It's goddamned beautiful. Look at the sheer fucking size of this map. The download's somewhere along the lines of 80MB. (Yes, I realize it was originally a bomb defusal map, but the author repurposed it when he realized its true calling: zombies.)

Anyway, now that I've wasted a lot of time, I'm running two Left4Dead instances on the Xen server. They are both at; at the moment, the private server is on port 27016 (password is derp) and the public server is on 27017. To reach them, you need to enable developer console under keyboard settings, hit ~ to show the console, type openserverbrowser to bring up the server menu, then enter into the Add Favorite window, and then you'll be able to connect. You cannot add the server via Steam, it has to occur within L4D itself. (Hopefully that will change once the full game is out...)

I think that's about it, I had something else to note but forgot. Oh well!

~Lord Licorice

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over how awesome my moustace is.


1 thistledown
12:28am UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
Yay zombies.

2 Lode
01:06am UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
The Funny thing is, I played this map way back in the day of 1.6.

FAMASes, Galils, Scouts, and AWPs were like the best weapons on that map.

3 Lode
04:05am UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
I think i got my maps mixed up as the bombsites are practically the same.

4 Lord Licorice
06:00am UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
Lode: There are actually a few version of crookcounty, one of which is just the police station and a little of the outside, whereas the other, full-sized map is the one I mention above (and which is again modified and filled with mist and darkness for the dotd map).

5 Dagda
06:38am UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
Man, both maps are on Normal? Wussies.

08:17pm UTC - 11/15/2008 [X]
that map is the one on the servers right? dling the demo, wanna be ready for BRAINS.


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