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Post by trog @ 03:28pm 28/10/09 | 39 Comments
Over on GameArena you'll see 40 dedicated servers now available for the Left 4 Dead 2 demo, which will be dropping on PC players in the next day or so (those that pre-ordered, anyway - which seems like the opposite way you'd want to do it, but whatever - everyone else will have to wait until later to get it). Internode also have some up and no doubt other Australian game service providers will be following suit.

It's worth a mention given the increased profile of the dedicated server issue as a result of Modern Warfare 2 opting out of this tried-and-tested system of providing multiplayer services for gamers. If you're interested in Left 4 Dead 2, you now know that there's going to be servers available, ready and waiting for you to connect to the minute you get that bad boy working.

(Sure, it's just the demo, but given Valve's history we expect this to extend to the full game as well.)












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ctd
Posted 03:29pm 28/10/09
Everyone can access the demo later on, early access bonus for pre ordering?
Mephz
Posted 03:29pm 28/10/09
Demo is either out in just over 2 hours time or -anytime- tomorrow, or, probably any week after that (:
Python
Posted 03:33pm 28/10/09
Those that don't pre-order will gain access to the PC demo next week on November 3.
trog
Posted 03:34pm 28/10/09
Everyone can access the demo later on, early access bonus for pre ordering?
yeh, it just seems weird to me - those people have already committed to buying the game. Surely you want to give demo access to everyone as soon as possible to convince more people to buy it? I guess they've crunched the numbers on this and figured out this way is better for them.

I am just increasingly annoyed by the 'death of the demo' - like we should be grateful for receiving one at all, to the point where we should be prepared to pay early to get it?!
TiT
Posted 03:41pm 28/10/09
just want the blood patch :(
ctd
Posted 04:12pm 28/10/09
A lot of people would pre-order so they are among the first to play the game. When the internet forums light up with talk about the demo and how fun it is a lot of people will bust out the credit card because they wanna play NOW!
ravn0s
Posted 04:27pm 28/10/09
Demo is either out in just over 2 hours time or -anytime- tomorrow, or, probably any week after that (:


7am tomorrow for brisbane.

just want the blood patch


apparently the low violence files are vpk files which means they are addon files, which means they can be replaced.
Tremble
Posted 04:37pm 28/10/09
apparently the low violence files are vpk files which means they are addon files, which means they can be replaced.


I knew valve would come through for us. :)

edit: fuckken valve and their release delays!! >:(
rec
Posted 04:53pm 28/10/09
I bought it via the UK Steam Store - no low violence files, kthx.
LOTUK
Posted 05:37pm 28/10/09
hey rec, is your demo the uncut or cut version though? I'm curious as to if they put the uncut version on Australian servers... And is it playing nice with the cuter versions if it is?

Oh, and agreed on the demo thing. Though demos were often used to sell crap games where they would show the one and only good part of the game to make you think the rest would be as good :-/ ... miss em though :(
d[o_0]b
Posted 06:42pm 28/10/09
soo any1 up for a game?
Mephz
Posted 06:48pm 28/10/09
soo any1 up for a game?
And by that you mean tomorrow morning right? :<
Or are you a FPS consloler

Also, yet another steam update to L4D2 Demo, took my pre-load all the way back to 35% =\
d[o_0]b
Posted 06:54pm 28/10/09
mines done in about 10mins
Mephz
Posted 06:57pm 28/10/09
say what?

Its gone back to pre-loading yes, but decrypting the pre-load?
Everyone is still bitching on steam forums that it has pre-loaded again but still isnt released...
I dont think the current downloading its doing in after that 10 minutes will leave you with anything playable?
Unless you have some hax? :)
d[o_0]b
Posted 06:59pm 28/10/09
ah yea didnt see that gay, why the fuck is it preloading again
Tiny
Posted 07:02pm 28/10/09
Chillax lol. When it comes out you will have forever to play it.
Mephz
Posted 07:05pm 28/10/09
Chillax lol. When it comes out you will have forever to play it.
Have you been reading the steam forums lately? :)
I don't think there's any chillaxing needed in this thread comparatively.
Just confusion goin on here :)
Jim
Posted 07:06pm 28/10/09
work on l4d3 has probably begun already too
d[o_0]b
Posted 07:07pm 28/10/09
i just quit borderlands and now its locked again so i have nothing to play
ctd
Posted 07:08pm 28/10/09
Haha yeah I had a quick browse on the steam forum for l4d2... Holy shit some cunts need to relax - it is a one day delay. Wall of threads about delay rage
ravn0s
Posted 07:16pm 28/10/09
they better have a good excuse for the delay though. people will have been playing it on 360 for 2 days by the time we get it.

also why arent any ga l4d1 servers showing up?

last edited by ravn0s at 19:16:40 28/Oct/09
wob
Posted 07:49pm 28/10/09
3FL have 256 servers up and running.

Oh yeah :D
ctd
Posted 07:55pm 28/10/09
Wow 256. At least we wont have the same problem as we did with L4D1 on release day.
Khel
Posted 09:00pm 28/10/09
people will have been playing it on 360 for 2 days by the time we get it.


Does 2 days of playing a competitive FPS on console really sound that good to you? Sounds like hell to me :(

The delay is annoying though, was looking forward to some L4D2 tonight, but I guess it gives me an excuse to maybe finish one of the other eleventy billion games I've bought recently :P

last edited by Khel at 21:00:01 28/Oct/09
AussieBattler
Posted 09:38pm 28/10/09
So can you just create a new steam account and say you live in America. Gift an american version of L4D2 and your good to go?
Mitch
Posted 01:50am 29/10/09
No you cant.
Mephz
Posted 07:12am 29/10/09
Delayed again, 1minute before the timer was to go off,
By another 1 HR.

Which is to say, it'll probably be a total of another 10 hours :)
Mephz
Posted 07:36am 29/10/09
Hahahaha,
Delayed yet another hour.
Due 6am this morning,
Then due 7am this morning,

NOW due 8am this morning (QLD time).

Watch steam forums for much nerd rage comedy :)

http://steamcommunity.com/games/L4D2/events/55327883716288366?p=1
ravn0s
Posted 08:49am 29/10/09
No you cant.


yes he can if he uses a proxy.
AussieBattler
Posted 09:10am 29/10/09
Woot proxy it is!
Martz
Posted 10:02am 29/10/09
Umm how do you proxy, I really wan't the gory version :(
trog
Posted 10:08am 29/10/09
Umm how do you proxy, I really wan't the gory version :(
it sounds like it'll be patchable; we'll try to have an article up with instructions asap
ctd
Posted 10:25am 29/10/09
Is it out? I hope it gets delay till tonight or something. That steam forum is quite funny with all the rage.
Mephz
Posted 10:31am 29/10/09
It's still delayed, 1hr 28m 38s overdue by the community page.
Heading off to work soon so I could really care less if it gets delayed by another 12 hours or so.
Actually, hopefully it does, so it can coincide with my return home =]

Valve are certainly playing it though!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Valve/members?p=1

last edited by Mephz at 10:31:29 29/Oct/09
d[o_0]b
Posted 11:06am 29/10/09
ITSDSSS RAADDDYYYYY
Winston
Posted 11:10am 29/10/09
Same here.

Hmm, do I leave work early...
ravn0s
Posted 11:19am 29/10/09
it sounds like it'll be patchable; we'll try to have an article up with instructions asap


yer i read that the low violence files are vpk files which are the addon files. this means they can be edited etc.
rec
Posted 02:23pm 29/10/09
To get the gory version, buy L4D2 via store.steampowered.com/?cc=uk - or connect to a UK VPN (trial account) and just grab it as you normally would (no URL tinkering): http://www.gamers-underground.com/forum/games-general/31856-steam-modern-warfare-2-%2462-aud.html

As for the launched demo, Australian players (censored version) are reporting some bugs. For example, bodies are dissapearing before they even hit the floor.
ravn0s
Posted 02:38pm 29/10/09
thats not a bug rec
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