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June 30, 2012

Cold Stream officially releases on July 24th

Filed under: Randomness — Tags: , , , , — Trunten @ 01:15

After over a year of play testing not just the Cold Stream campaign on the PC but the entire DLC consisting of Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Cold Stream, Dead Air, and Death Toll, we are ready to release on the Xbox 360.

The date will be July 24th. There are some other surprises and details we will give you later but for now we just want to confirm an often requested feature. With the update going out at the same time (also for the PC), all of the mutations will be available at all times.

Source: Valve’s Left 4 Dead blog

March 16, 2012

DLC date

Filed under: Randomness — Tags: , , , , — Trunten @ 16:15

Now that we have a solid version of the maps (some minor changes still coming), we are focused on the DLC and getting some pesky bugs out of the shipping version. As soon as we have a release date we will let you know.

Source: Left 4 Dead blog

November 7, 2011

Left 4 Dead 2 Crash Course

Filed under: Randomness — Tags: , , , , — Trunten @ 00:20

The last of the DLC is now released, completing all the original Left 4 Dead campaigns. No Mercy, Crash Course, Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest… they’re all in. We’re not going to be getting Last Stand, but it’s on http://www.l4dmaps.com anyway. It remains to be seen if Valve is still considering them beta status, although Cold Stream most likely still is. Also, when they released Death Toll it also restored Zoey’s original animations, so if you use a custom Zoey model you most likely need to update or replace it. On the L4D maps web site the Simplistic and Motley Crue Zoey models by Mizta Egg are updated to animate correctly. Bikini and Nude Zoey models have been abandoned, however, the “Teen Angst” alternative one (including the original versions from Arby 26) will animate correctly.

March 22, 2011

Cold Stream Beta Released

Beta Version of Cold Stream Campaign Released

  • If you have a problem with a spawn room, vote to restart that chapter.
  • Everyone needs to be by the radio headset to start the finale map.
  • There are bugs, this is a work in progress. Please read the blog for more information

Today we are releasing the beta version of Cold Stream. Since we announced it, Matthew has been hard at work on the map and the initial release looks a little more polished than you may have expected.

The reason for that is the difference between how we work on a campaign compared to modders. When we work on a campaign, we normally work in a rougher state without textures for a long period. Level design artists come in later and give the game its finished look with textures.

Modders often texture early as they have to create the structures based on the available artwork. They don’t have a team of artists coming in after them. So don’t let the level of texturing fool you. The campaign is still in flux.

We have activated the in-game bug reporter for L4D2. You can currently submit bugs on Valve maps including Cold Stream. This system will eventually be extended to work with community campaigns.

So how can you help and give feedback on Cold Stream?

If you see a bug report it. There are sure to be nav-mesh bugs, navigational issues, hit box problems, missing zombie ladders, art problems, etc. Remember it’s a beta.

For suggestions and feedback, first play the campaign and then post in the Cold Stream forum. The finale is one place in particular that we think is going to change pretty massively but please post all your feedback.

If you want to follow the development on Cold Stream, make sure to subscribe to our Twitter account.

Reminders:

The beta is for PC/Mac only. The 360 version will be included in the full DLC.

Cold Stream is part of an upcoming DLC for L4D2. No release date or pricing has been announced.

Cold Stream does not replace featured campaigns, they will resume next month.

Campaign Release Notes:
If you have a problem with a spawn room, vote to restart that chapter.
Everyone needs to be by the radio headset to start the finale map.
There are bugs, this is a work in progress.

Have fun.

Sources: Blog and Steam News

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