New valve game - Alien Swarm

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  1. Aldmw

    Aldmw Active Member

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    Comes out on Monday and is totally free :D
    Pre-purchase Alien Swarm on Steam

    From the store page:

    • Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
    • Complete game code and mod tools
    • Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
    • Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
    • 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
    • Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
    • 64 achievements
    • Tile-based map generation tool
    • Powered by Source and Steam
    Video
    YouTube - Alien Swarm - Gameplay
     
  2. Chief

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    Co-op should be great fun :) I like these sorts of games so might mess around with the mod tools too
     
  3. Drac

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    Don't know why the links says pre-purchase.

    Sounds good and looks like a lot of fun. Interesting to see a non first-person game coming out of Valve. It's also great to see Valve hiring modders and releasing the work they do for free.
     
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  4. Jigoku

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    Automated code.

    For me, it's a good thing it is free. I've always been one saying I would purchase anything Valve put out. I probably would have passed on this ...
     
  5. Ned

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    More chat/info here.

    I used to play the original (UT2004) mod. It was the first non-FPS/sim game I played that I liked.

    I'm definitely getting this one :)
     
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  7. Drac

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    Easily said when you get all of their games for free anyway.
     
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    i like the look of this one :)
     
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    I'll be picking this up tomorrow
     
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    Loved this on the UT engine was an awesome game, i hope everyone enjoys it as much as i did.
     
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    I guess Jig must have been speaking hypothetically ;)

    Or typed "purchase" when he meant "download" :p

    I'll give it a go. Ironically I bought Alien Breed: Impact when it was on sale, and haven't played it yet - shame I didn't know this was coming and could have saved a few bucks.
     
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    It is on the wish list.

    looks good!
     
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    comes out in 2hours, should be great
     
  14. Drac

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    I used to love playing these style of games back on the old 16-bit consoles. Anyone remember The Chaos Engine?

     
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    I'm having problems downloading...
     
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    It was slow/annoying to download this morning, but eventually worked. Remember if you're using any Steam content server filters, not all content servers may have the game available for download...
     
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    I am with Internode so I have all Australian Steam content servers available. But I still can't download it, so it mustn't be hosted on any of the aussie servers yet. It says it is a 2GB download, so I might wait until it arrives in Australia.
     
  18. Jigoku

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    It's been on three aussie servers since early this morning:

    180.92.199.88
    218.100.43.26
    150.101.135.1

    I think I got it mostly from the first two.
     
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  19. Unknown

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    In case anyone's wondering, the custom in-game MP3s (music) the game uses for battles are copied from their original location on your machine to:

    Code:
    ...\alien swarm\swarm\sound\music\_mp3
     
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    Downloading now :) thanks for the heads up
     

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