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[L4D] Server news 
Thursday, 21 October, 2010, 08:43 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
I've removed Fort Noesis and I Hate Mountains from the main server. It looks like both Campaigns are no longer being developed which is a shame. Both are so close to being fully playable without major issues.

SOURCE - Fort Noesis
SOURCE I Hate Mountains - forum - Where is v1.2?

Both of these are still on the test server which is run on request or if the main server is full.

Jungle Crisis is also now only available on the test server.

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[FC2] Far Cry 2 multiplar maps info... 
Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 05:19 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
I've updated the Far Cry 2 multiplar maps info page with plan images of each of the official maps.

- LINK -

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[ARMA2-OA] server coming soon.. 
Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 10:26 - ArmA
Posted by ned
I've added ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead to my to-do server list. An awesome coop military sim! Initial server testing went well, I just have to tweak bandwidth and difficulty settings to my liking. A small amount of custom content will be added. Test nights soon.

Stay tuned...

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[L4D] Suicide Blitz updated 
Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 10:17 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
R.T. Frisk has updated Suicide Blitz to v4 Complete.
Both server updated.

I think this is the first custom campaign to utilise the new exploding barrels introduced in 'The Sacrifice' release :)


- Fixed custom sounds not playing after The Sacrifice update; also fixed the klaxon sound bug when zombies burn
- Tweaked the train dynamic a bit to better accommodate playing with survivor bots
- Added some exploding barrels
- Misc Nav fixes
- Fixed some faulty textures

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[L4D} Hunter Training update 
Sunday, 10 October, 2010, 10:28 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
eyeonus has released a small update for Hunter Training. The recent big game update which included 'The Sacrifice' has caused a few issues with custom campaigns and maps. This update addresses that for Hunter Training.
Added personal spray to challenge map. Call it my autograph.
Fixed problem caused by "The Sacrifice" DLC in L4D2.

Both servers have been update to v4.1

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[L4D] Dead Before Dawn 
Sunday, 10 October, 2010, 00:35 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
For those that don't know.. Dead Before Dawn is a custom campaign based off the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.

Some recent news..
Nearly a year ago, we released a beta version of Dead Before Dawn to try and satisfy those who kept nagging us to release the campaign. We did just that and then suffered the wrath of the internet. Well, ever since then, we decided not to post any more news or media about the campaign until we feel it's ready. We did exactly just that, we kept updates to a minimum...

We have successfully overcome these obstacles and the campaign works in VPK format

A few weeks ago, we sent out a link to all the people who has ever donated to L4DMods. This link allowed them to download the RC for Dead Before Dawn. They had their hands dirty with the campaign and so far we have not received any serious issues with the campaign. Other errors we missed have already been fixed and everyday we have a new version with previous errors fixed. Although, there is always more work to be done when working on a campaign, what remains will be dealt with over the coming months. We can however assure you, that the future updates are only for minor things that are lower on our list or priorities. The campaign works in every aspect of the word.

* Fixed the need to type "snd_rebuildaudiocache" in the console to hear our custom sounds
* Fixed specific mission music and sounds from The Sacrifice DLC not playing when Dead Before Dawn is installed.

SOURCE - Dead Before Dawn is Back
SOURCE - Dead Before Dawn

Dead Before Dawn v1.66 Complete is now on both servers.

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[L4D] game update! 
Sunday, 10 October, 2010, 00:07 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Left 4 Dead has recently had some significant updates..
- Fixed a few third person camera cheats.
- Added VPK audio cache support.
- Added "The Sacrifice" content.
- Added Versus Multi-Map Scoreboard
- Added the L4D2 Mounted .50 Cal

- Fixed demos crashing on load

Some things to note:

"Added VPK audio cache support" - A bit late but this enables custom mappers to add custom sounds to their work and for us not to have to use the snd_rebuildaudiocache command in the console to be able to hear them.

"Added "The Sacrifice" content" - more official campaign, versus and survival goodness! ..and five new achievements!

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[L4D] another DeadCity update... 
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010, 08:16 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Two in two days!

DeadCity has been updated to v4.0 and is on both servers.

All Chapters
-updated nav mesh to match all changes
-update all skyboxs
-rebuild map sound levels w/new sounds
-type in console: "snd_rebuildaudiocache" this will rebuild your audio sounds

Chapter 3. Draw Bridge
- add feature jets flyby
- add rain storm sounds
- extra models & sounds

Chapter 5. Water Plant
- fix error flow: "smoke_exhaust_01"!

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[L4D] DeadCity Campaign update 
Monday, 13 September, 2010, 02:30 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
ilcannibal has updated his DeadCity Campaign to v3.0 (vpk13)

There's quite a few changes with this update.
Both servers now run v3.0

* Special Notes (all Maps)
- New VPK System (update)
- new updated details
- rebuilded map nav file
- now includes new map (Split map 4)
- update skybox

1. Riverside City
- updated intro scene
- update two credo events

2. Back Alley
* Survival
- none
* Campaign
- redesign some areas
- update credo event

3. Draw Bridge
* Survival
- none
* Campaign
- add rain storm (sound still updating)
- update three credo events

4. Military Outpost (new)
- new random pathing

5. Water Plant
- add extra details
- update gunshop
- new random pathing

6. Subway Station
* Survival
- none
* Campaign
- remove train track damages

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[Crayon Physics Deluxe] 2D and it rocks! 
Friday, 10 September, 2010, 03:32 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
Crayon Physics Deluxe by kloonigames is a delightfully addictive and challenging 2D physics puzzle game where you solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics. Such a simple concept and it been worked perfectly. There's a demo available and I highly recommend giving it a run. It's great to kill some time with. It's also fun to even work as a team if someone is there with you. Don't dismiss this as a child-only game. It gets quite tough in parts!

Crayon Physics Deluxe - official site
Kloonigames - Monthly Experimental Games

Crayon Physics Deluxe can be bought via the official web site or Steam.
Crayon Physics Deluxe on Steam

Crayon Physics Deluxe is also available in iTunes. I tried it on my iPhone and while it's a nice idea the size of the screen relative to your fingers makes it difficult to navigate your drawings. You do get used to it to a point though. I'd like to try it on an iPad..
Crayon Physics Deluxe on the iTunes App Store

Crayon Physics Deluxe was mentioned in the 'TOG Games Industry Podcast #1' which is a place where this game can be discussed..
The Older Gamers Games Industry Podcast #1

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