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Left 4 Dead

Discussion in 'Games' started by hal, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. togmkn

    togmkn tog-em-kay-en

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    Man, I bought L4D in November of last year, and JUST played it for the first time last night. Was fun -- hoping people still play it after the sequel comes out.
     
  2. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Oh we will. You can count on that.
     
  3. -n7-

    -n7- Member

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    Anyone try out the Team Versus yet?

    I hadn't even realized they'd finally added that till yesterday.

    Once it finally found us another team to play, we had a pretty great game.

    No ragers for the first time i can remember in ages, too. :eek:
     
  4. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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  5. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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    Thanks man.

    5.74€. So it seems that Valve are not the ones screwing the gamers. I guess it's up to each publisher
     
  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, publishers set their own regional prices.
     
  7. Rask

    Rask New Member

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    Blegh, vought L4D a few weeks back for nearly 50 euros and now they're offering it for a tenth of that. D:
     
  8. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    That should be the price paid for L4D 2 I suppose. :B


    Well, sure as hell didn't suggested you in the thread you made about it. :)
    Especially since L4D2 was about to be released.
     
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  9. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Have you bought L4D2??
     
  10. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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    Fun game :)

    Quick question: is it me or the framerate dips when you have the flashlight on?
     
  11. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    I personally haven't had that issue with the flashlight, nor do I know anyone else that has.

    I assume you've got the latest video card drivers correct?
     
  12. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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    I need to play with shader effects on medium and overclock to get good fps.

    I have no clue why the screenshot came out on B/W, but it's easy to spot where I turn the flashlight off and on. Should such a simple thing lower the fps from 45 to 30?

    Not really. I had them, tested UT3, L4D, Stalker and uninstalled. I keep trying new driver releases but always end up reverting to the golden 174.74
     

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  13. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    Nah, that's completely normal. Ever since Source was updated to "The Orange Box Engine" and especially the improvements that came with L4D, the engine went through same major lighting overhauls. The flashlight is much more taxing on system, at least compared to the flashlight before.

    Most people probably are just able to keep over 60fps with it on or don't notice the loss. If you have vertical sync off, drops in fps in source aren't nearly as bad as other games :cough: call of duty :cough:
    If you're below 60fps (the GPU is under heavy load), the amount fps you lose with the flashlight really depends on whats in front of you and how many particles, objects and shadows come into play. Normally you lose about 10 fps with it on and you're under 60 to begin with. Once you're above 150 or so it makes a much more drastic difference because of the CPU limitation, but doesn't really matter since it's over 60 or your probable refresh rate.

    Hence why you don't see all four players casting the same flashlight detail :lol:
     
  14. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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  15. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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  16. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Nope and probably won't till the bugs are ironed out. Supposedly because of the huge as balls size of some of the levels the game will crash after the first level. Judging from alot of comments this wasn't tested what so ever.
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Fartomancer bump.

    I'm a hammer noob making a campaign for L4D2, it's nothing too fancy and currently very beta-ish (finale not done yet), bots are also functional (though WIP-ish..) But feel free to try it. If you didn't know, VPK (Valve packs) are toddler-easy to install, just drop the file in steamapps/common/left 4 dead 2/left4dead2/addons

    [SCREENSHOT]http://s15.postimage.org/xotyuezt5/shot03.jpg[/SCREENSHOT]

    [screenshot]http://s9.postimage.org/dkyb7tpvx/shot01.jpg[/screenshot]

    [screenshot]http://s9.postimage.org/ggbeeotvx/shot02.jpg[/screenshot]

    DOWNLOAD

    Best experienced playing with a friend, excluding the bots from the group.

    I am currently fixing anything not dying when they fall down among other things (a bug spawns you in checkpoint room after dying). Let me know if you are experiencing HOM's.
     
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  18. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    I must say... the thought of playing Left 4 Dead in a HOLP map is intriguing.
     
  19. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    From my experience, it is the best creation time+visual/fun ratio.

    Out of all the campaigns I've tried in a download spree, the best experience I've had was a "Orange" campaign. I was surprised, perhaps it is because of my UT roots?
     
  20. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    yeah looks cool from the screen shots :)
     

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