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[L4D] server news 
Sunday, 18 April, 2010, 02:36 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned

Updated Hunter Training to v3.5
-Removed overlapping brushes and various other errors from Live Fire Course.
-Added three more Hunter Spawn Rooms.
-Made C18 more difficult by adding two more floors (The "V" and the "Man") and making half the walls fail-ports.
-Changed the "Diamond" floor in C18 to "Star".
-Added fail-port destination to bottom of C18 so that players don't have to re-do the floor bit if they screw up the ceiling pounce.
-Dimmed the lighting to reduce glare

Please note this version breaks the ability to play this map in singleplayer. I suspect eyeonus will fix this soon.

> Hunter Training


Added Silent Hill 1 v7.1 by Leafo

This campaign is an epic journey! I believe it's a direct port from the original Playstation game and not a Silent Hill themed set of maps.

Note from the author..
Do not download this if you do not like; Puzzle solving, getting lost or exploring the maps.

It took 3-4 of us (myself, Thermal Ions, Unknown and Racer X) over 4 hours to complete... AND the help of Thermal's pro-google skills in sloving some of the puzzles! The BOTs need some work and it's currently a little buggy but it's worth a run. Be prepared to spend some time on it though!

> Silent Hill 1

I'll probably add this one to the main server soon..

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -


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[SSHD:SE] Serious Sam HD: The Second Edition news 
Sunday, 11 April, 2010, 11:36 - Serious Sam
Posted by ned

Pre-purchase now!
I have ;P - available late April.2010

Steam News - Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Now Available for Pre-Purchase

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. Purchase the game before its release and you'll save 10%, plus earn the ability to play The Second Encounter as Ugh-Zan, the boss from The First Encounter, in both coop and multiplayer modes.

With this release are some new features never seen before with this series.. A Survival Mode, more than one Co-Op Mode, Versus Modes plus more..

Shamelessly taken from 'Left 4 Dead' ?
Time will tell.. either way I'm sure I'll enjoy it all ;]

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[L4D] more custom content added to servers... 
Monday, 5 April, 2010, 08:32 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned

Added Fort Noesis, v5.0 Complete (Campaign & Versus)


Added Fort Noesis, v5.0 Complete (Campaign & Versus
Added Death Row, v1.1 Complete (Campaign, Versus)
Added The Arena of the Dead, v4.0 Complete (campaign, Versus, Survival)
-Death Row and The Arena of the Dead requested by TOG Drac-

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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[ET] Enemy Territory True Combat Elite mod revival! 
Sunday, 4 April, 2010, 07:40 - Enemy Territory
Posted by ned
True Combat Elite, the modern world total conversion mod for Enemy Territory, is back from the dead!

-tactical-teamplay oriented, modern-world combat simulation
-iron sight aiming system, no crosshair
-sophisticated ballistic simulation including multiple-layer object penetration
-professional mode: 1-life, short-timed, objective driven scenarios in realistic environments
independent minimods: objective, bodycount and capture the flag
-rich, deluxe graphics, based on high-resolution digital-camera shots and HDR lighting
-lag compensation, client-side bullet prediction, punkbuster support
-immersive and lethal, fast-paced action

The website is back up with some notes from one of the devs saying future updates to this mod are in progress - LINK.

Also, a fan has made a start on creating some waypoints for BOT play. I haven't looked at these myself yet but here's the thread - LINK.

I'll be setting up a TCE v0.49b server soon, contact me if you wish to be involved in testing..


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[COJBB] main crosshair removal mod made by request 
Sunday, 4 April, 2010, 02:19 - Call of Juarez
Posted by ned
Asmordeus85 from the forums requested the removal of the main (dynamic) part of the crosshair and crosshair helper.

Details - HERE -

See ned's gaming goodies for more Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood goodness!
-SERVER * Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood
-CoJ: Bound In Blood dedicated server and admin info
-CoJ: Bound In Blood crosshair_helper removal mod

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[L4D] servers crashing issue fixed plus updates 
Friday, 2 April, 2010, 06:03 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
The Left 4 Dead servers lately have been crashing if more than one person joined. This now appears to be fixed. With the help of TOG Unknown we isolated the issue to SourceMod v1.3.0

Both servers now run SourceMod v1.3.1
Escape from Toronto: A New Nightmare updated to v5.4 from v5.1
various map links updated

Thanks to TOG Unknown for crash-help and playtesting and Nanni Tani for playtesting.

Left 4 Dead servers info - here -

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[BF:BC2] BF Bad Company 2 "singleplayer" 
Friday, 2 April, 2010, 02:04 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a recently released shooter for PC, PS3 & XBOX 360. The original Battlefield Bad Company game was released on console only.

I don't know how the console players received this game but from what I've seen, PC players are loving it. From Battlefield veterans to Call of Duty players, many are loving this game for it's online element. For me though I think Battlefield 2 (v1.5) is the superior online game but that's another story.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 has a singleplayer campaign.

Many PC players will be saying..

--What's a singleplayer?
--BF:BC2 has singleplayer?
--Yeh that's what you do when your internet is down...

BF:BC2 has given me some of the best singleplayer gaming I've ever experienced.


Serious game - NO
Did I mention FUN? - YES

Before I started the campaign I really wasn't expecting much. I thought at best it may look good but will probably be a token addition to the game. I was wrong!

Dense jungles : deserts : snow-torn mountains : destructable environments.. You'll get about 8 hours of play so two nights will do it for most. I highly recommend playing this singleplayer campaign. The game is worth the money just for this alone..... and then there's the online modes..

I give the BF Bad Company 2 Singleplayer Campaign 9/10. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 for me was the lack of Co-op. Being able to share the experience with friends would make this Campaign close to perfect. I would love to see this in a future patch! Spending a day with mates playing as 'B' Company working our way through the Campaign..


You can discuss it - here -


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[COJBB] COJ: Bound in Blood section completed 
Sunday, 28 February, 2010, 06:19 - Call of Juarez
Posted by ned
My Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood section in the blog is now up-to-date.
Details on the neds gaming goodies page...

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood server - link -
CoJ: Bound In Blood dedicated server and admin info - link -
CoJ: Bound In Blood crosshair_helper removal mod - link -


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[COJBB] Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood crosshair_helper removal mod 
Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 13:54 - Call of Juarez
Posted by ned
I was looking forward to Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood. It's the prequel to the Wild West 2006 action shooter Call of Juarez. I played the original Call of Juarez demos but found they crashed a lot which put me off. I had faith in this recently released prequel though and bought it on release day. I was hoping they would release a solid western style shooter considering they already had a title to get feedback on etc. The result was positive and I've played many hours without one crash :)

There was one thing though that annoyed me (besides the lack of server cvars)... the crosshair_helper... that ugly circle right in the middle of the screen! For me it is so bad I couldn't play it. It ruined the immersion for me. I would have at least liked some menu options for the croshair setup.

Anyway, I've put together a small simple mod to remove the hud_crosshair_helper. It works for single and multiplayer. Multiplayer servers do not require the file for a client to use it.

Download and install instructions soon...

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[L4D] Servers updated - Hunter Training map 
Saturday, 2 January, 2010, 13:18 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Hunter Training map updated to v3.0 and is on both servers.

Hunter Training is now L4D2 compatible, see readme for details. If too much of the map is modified specifically for L4D2 then this may be the last time I update this map for my L4D servers.

Full server details including info links - here -

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