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dizzydoil
18-07-10, 18:31
http://www.alienswarm.com/

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes.

Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet's surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility.

Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.


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

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OUT TOMORROW. FOR FREE (http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/) <- click it!

Yes. VALVe does love you <3.

System Requirements (for the lazy ones XD):


Minimum:

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card





Recommended:

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card



You want it? Get the Steam Client HERE (http://store.steampowered.com/). :hug:

lara c. fan
18-07-10, 18:33
*****, I'm in. :cool:

MangelinaJolie
18-07-10, 18:34
I didn't know it was free. :o Getting it ASAP tomorrow.

trlestew
18-07-10, 18:35
*Pictures the day Antithesis is released on Steam by us indie developers*

I might check this out. Y'know, if my PC can run it all.

dizzydoil
18-07-10, 18:37
Doesn't it remind anyone esle of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light? .. except with four people, instead of two- and like, fighting aliens instead of demons? I'm totally sold (eventhough it's free! :p)

:jmp:

lara c. fan
18-07-10, 18:38
*Pictures the day Antithesis is released on Steam by us indie developers*

I might check this out. Y'know, if my PC can run it all.

We can but wish...

One day we'll make it.

Gladous
18-07-10, 18:44
Monday is going to be a fun day of releases. :D :yah:

I can not wait! :jmp:

trlestew
18-07-10, 18:48
Shader Model 2.0

:D I think I can run it!
I bet it'll run like Portal. between 15-30 fps.

edit: for anyone who wants to add me on steam early so tomorrow won't be all hectic :p

http://steamcommunity.com/id/TRLEstew/

MangelinaJolie
18-07-10, 18:49
Mine probably will not run well, either, but I'll try it anyway.

robbie_rawr
18-07-10, 18:50
I WANT IT! free games i just hope i can run it!

trlestew
18-07-10, 18:53
crap, I can't accept the invites untill the game's available (no Steam games except Portal on my account)
edit: nvm, it works now :o

Antonio
18-07-10, 19:30
The only thing this game pull my attention is free to play as a Source engine game and team who made a Left 4 Dead. :p
I'm getting it.:D

Carbonek_0051
18-07-10, 19:35
It most likely won't run on my laptop. Oh well, it looks so good! :p

trlestew
18-07-10, 19:39
It most likely won't run on my laptop. Oh well, it looks so good! :p

Just wondering, what are the specs of your laptop?

Carbonek_0051
18-07-10, 19:40
Honestly, I have no clue, and I have no idea how to find out. :p

All I know is that Portal runs really slow, so I have a feeling this would be worse. xD

dizzydoil
18-07-10, 22:31
Honestly, I have no clue, and I have no idea how to find out. :p

All I know is that Portal runs really slow, so I have a feeling this would be worse. xD

Most likely. :o It's an updated version of the Portal engine.. like, to the standards of Portal 2 with dynamic lighting etc. It's being dibbed 'Source Engine 2' so that's a whole new version of that engine you're already struggling to run.. :o

Sorry. :hug:

trlestew
18-07-10, 22:33
Really?!? That's awesome! :D

Oh, the updated Source Engine. that's the awesome part, not that me and many others can't play it :( Maybe It'll run, but at slideshow speed.

trlestew
18-07-10, 23:18
CRAP!
I don't think my PC will play it well. Sy said it'll run, but other than that.... :(

I'm in group chat btw :p ASK THE DEV A QUESTION!

I found out that it took them 5 years to make the game with only 3-10 members.
(Double post >_> sry)

lara c. fan
18-07-10, 23:19
CRAP!
I don't think my PC will play it well. Sy said it'll run, but other than that.... :(

I'm in group chat btw :p ASK THE DEV A QUESTION!

I found out that it took them 5 years to make the game with only 3-10 members.
(Double post >_> sry)

Give it a try at any rate, I would.

5 years? Looks like we're in it for the long haul...

Sir Croft
18-07-10, 23:23
It looks fantastic. And it's free! I'm so, SOOOOOO downloading this game tomorrow!

trlestew
18-07-10, 23:28
There is gonna be text chat, and custom music!
You can even draw out your own map plan. It's gonna be awesome!!!
Along with gory deaths. :mis:

JonnyT
18-07-10, 23:29
I'll be getting it solely because it's free :p

MyRaider4Life
18-07-10, 23:35
This looks fairly interesting, I am so getting this, no questions!
Because it's Co-op I would just play for hours! :jmp: Edit: How it says Tile-based Map, does that mean that the making of maps will be different to how they are done in the Source SDK, because when I think of Tile-based it reminds me of TRLE.

igonge
19-07-10, 03:49
Me want!

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 17:41
Nearly 1 hour left guys!

trlestew
19-07-10, 17:48
OMG I can't wait for the crash! :p

And the group chat for the game is like in the 80's now O_O It's a major spam/fuss fest.
105 people in group chat!

Biggest pile of fast moving spam ever created.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 18:36
Pushed back to 3 hours more =/

trlestew
19-07-10, 18:39
I know :/

they're going crazy in group chat. lol.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 18:41
I know :/

they're going crazy in group chat. lol.

I could imagine.

trlestew
19-07-10, 18:43
You should enter it :P

Too late, they banned all members from communicating in chat :vlol: About time.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 18:46
You should enter it :P

Too late, they banned all members from communicating in chat :vlol: About time.

I could imagine much hate was being released at VALVe :p

trlestew
19-07-10, 18:50
Exactly.

NEVER tick off steam nerds by delaying a game that is massly anticipated :p

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 18:51
Exactly.

NEVER tick off steam nerds by delaying a game that is massly anticipated :p

Exactly. :p
Now we have to wait until 10PM over here, I think :(

trlestew
19-07-10, 18:53
:(

It'll be 6pm here. That's fine for me :o

they've re-opened chat. I can tell it will get locked again very soon though.
Yep, locked in a matter of 1 minute. Sad.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 18:55
:(

It'll be 6pm here. That's fine for me :o

they've re-opened chat. I can tell it will get locked again very soon though.
Yep, locked in a matter of 1 minute. Sad.

Oh my :vlol:

Eh, I'll be up.
What's you Steam, by the way?

trlestew
19-07-10, 18:59
It's TRLEstew ;) You have to add me. I can't add you.
And epic lol at what I'm about to post


The chat room has been set to officers-only chat by ~TGG~ BurdenJ.
~TGG~ BurdenJ: Ok, time for another breathing exercise
~TGG~ BurdenJ: 3
~TGG~ BurdenJ: 2
~TGG~ BurdenJ: 1
~TGG~ BurdenJ: Breath In
~TGG~ BurdenJ: hold it
~TGG~ BurdenJ: hooooollllldddd it
~TGG~ BurdenJ: ITS OVER 900000000000000000000000
Cheweh: now passout
~TGG~ BurdenJ: Cheweh has little faith in you guys.
~TGG~ BurdenJ: Ok - exhale
~TGG~ BurdenJ exhales loudly
Cheweh: So this rabbit walks into a bar.
~TGG~ BurdenJ: I should never be a yoga instructor....
~TGG~ BurdenJ: O rly?


It got locked for the third time now. This is crazy :vlol:

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 19:04
It's TRLEstew ;) You have to add me. I can't add you.
And epic lol at what I'm about to post



It got locked for the third time now. This is crazy :vlol:

LMAO, that's amazing :p

Add you in a sec.

igonge
19-07-10, 20:16
Who's gonna be playing? We are about to become n00bs! Woo!

EDIT: Woo! You can install it now!! YAY!

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 20:22
It's out!

trlestew
19-07-10, 20:24
Downloading in a few!

I hope it works DX

MangelinaJolie
19-07-10, 20:26
Steam servers are too busy to handle my requests. :(

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 20:26
Downloading in a few!

I hope it works DX

If it says the servers are too busy, KEEP TRYING.

NRO.
19-07-10, 20:30
Daaahm youu Steam! Why won't ye worketh?

voltz
19-07-10, 20:30
I suppose a Geforce 6600 wouldn't handle this too well. :(

igonge
19-07-10, 20:32
I suppose a Geforce 6600 wouldn't handle this too well. :(

The minimum requirements calls for a 6600 so you will be able to play it on that card.

JonnyT
19-07-10, 20:34
It downloaded in 10minutes for me xD But I got a damn blue screen ..again. >.< Installing the new display drivers that came out today *fingers crossed*

trlestew
19-07-10, 20:38
I suppose a Geforce 6600 wouldn't handle this too well. :(

I have a freakin Intel intergrated chipset. I'm sure you'll be able to run it ;)

But me... :/

MangelinaJolie
19-07-10, 20:47
If any of you are still getting the busy server message, try restarting Steam. Worked for me.

igonge
19-07-10, 20:48
My download keeps suspending itself.

trlestew
19-07-10, 20:52
If any of you are still getting the busy server message, try restarting Steam. Worked for me.

It worked for me too. :tmb:

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 21:01
My download keeps suspending itself.

As does mine. Just wait, or try pausing/unpausing the download. I expect the Steam Servers are close to breaking down.

JonnyT
19-07-10, 21:08
The graphics are really nice :) "Offline Practice" only has 1 mission though. So I'll wait for more of you guys to have it downloaded ;)

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 21:10
The graphics are really nice :) "Offline Practice" only has 1 mission though. So I'll wait for more of you guys to have it downloaded ;)

Mine is apparently done in 20 minutes. My download speed is variable, however. I'll definitely be on tomorrow, though.

MangelinaJolie
19-07-10, 21:11
30%, 150-200 kb/s... I'm tempted to just finish the download later and do something else for the time being. :p

igonge
19-07-10, 21:13
As does mine. Just wait, or try pausing/unpausing the download. I expect the Steam Servers are close to breaking down.

It's like this whenever new L4D DLC comes out too :p

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 21:16
It's like this whenever new L4D DLC comes out too :p

Everyone's downloading them :p

Ah well. Last it out, we shall. Dedicated gamers, we are.

trlestew
19-07-10, 21:16
The graphics are really nice :) "Offline Practice" only has 1 mission though. So I'll wait for more of you guys to have it downloaded ;)

Add me ;)

It's TRLEstew

igonge
19-07-10, 21:18
I wonder what the steam forums are like right about now :rolleyes: *goes to peek*

trlestew
19-07-10, 21:20
I wonder what the steam forums are like right about now :rolleyes: *goes to peek*

an hour before it was released, the chat was horrendous. It got locked 3 times.

igonge
19-07-10, 21:23
That forum is full of impatient, immature 2 year olds. Seriously. I love reading the threads there :p

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 21:26
I repeatedly posted an exclamation mark and got banned from it.

It was awesome.

trlestew
19-07-10, 21:28
The game doesn't work :(

Any time the game tries to load something in-game, the loading bar reaches the end then it crashes with no error.

I hate intel >_>

dizzydoil
19-07-10, 22:26
75% :(

It's taking years. I want to play! :cln:

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 22:27
75% :(

It's taking years. I want to play! :cln:

So do I, but my download is going at about 15kb/s :(

robbie_rawr
19-07-10, 22:31
How come it seems the download goes really slow for some people and really fast for others its not fair! after about 2 hours its at 39%.
PATHETIC!

MangelinaJolie
19-07-10, 22:31
I can run the game but it's not really playable even in 640x480, maxed or windowed. Windowed seemed to run better but it's still not enough. Not really a surprise here considering my specs. I was just hopeful because it is a Source game. :p

I'll have to try it on my desktop and see how that goes.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 22:32
How come it seems the download goes really slow for some people and really fast for others its not fair! after about 2 hours its at 39%.
PATHETIC!

Different internet speeds?

Catracoth
19-07-10, 22:32
Installing right now :) I trust my Steam friends have this already.

JonnyT
19-07-10, 22:33
Mine downloaded at 2.3MB/sec :ton:

lol. The controls seem like what I'd expect from GoL on PC.

Catracoth
19-07-10, 22:34
Stupid Steam servers are too busy to handle my request. *******s.

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 22:35
Stupid Steam servers are too busy to handle my request. *******s.

Mason, you do realize loads of people are downloading/playing this right now?

Anyway, keep trying. I think everyone here got it and got past it by trying again and again.

dizzydoil
19-07-10, 22:38
Change your download region to Africa or something. It helps me download faster with Steam. :pi:

Catracoth
19-07-10, 22:42
Mason, you do realize loads of people are downloading/playing this right now?

Well of course, the game is free, I'm sure everyone will download it. But this always seems to happen when I want to download something. And my slow download speed doesn't help either.

Gladous
19-07-10, 22:45
Mine's been finished for like the past hour but I've been waiting for Dale and Roberto. Don't want to play until they're done. :D

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 22:45
Well of course, the game is free, I'm sure everyone will download it. But this always seems to happen when I want to download something. And my slow download speed doesn't help either.

Well, I get the same. I know what you go through. :p

Dale:It actually is downloading faster! Much faster!

trlestew
19-07-10, 22:46
I'm just mad that it crashes to desktop with no error. How do I know what's wrong? People who exceed the requirements have the same issue so it can't be my setup (even though it is not good at all...)

JonnyT
19-07-10, 22:47
This page (http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/) tells you how much stress is on the content servers atm.

dizzydoil
19-07-10, 22:48
Mine's been finished for like the past hour but I've been waiting for Dale and Roberto. Don't want to play until they're done. :D

<3

This page (http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/) tells you how much stress is on the content servers atm.

:eek: It's like my face on a morning.

JonnyT
19-07-10, 22:50
<3



:eek: It's like my face on a morning.

lool ;)

trlestew
19-07-10, 22:53
http://i29.************/2zojiif.png
It gets right to the end, and then crashes.

Is no one else here experiencing the same problem? This was offline practice btw.

Catracoth
19-07-10, 22:54
Mine's been finished for like the past hour but I've been waiting for Dale and Roberto. Don't want to play until they're done. :D

I'd ask you to wait for me too, but my download won't be done for another two hours. Another time then :).

lara c. fan
19-07-10, 22:54
Give me about 5 minutes and I'll give it a try, Stew.

It's running a little slow, but no problems here.

Gladous
19-07-10, 23:41
I'd ask you to wait for me too, but my download won't be done for another two hours. Another time then :).

Aw! Yeah, we can play sometime. Give me a time and date, I'm there! :D

tranniversary119
20-07-10, 04:04
I played it for a little bit, it's actually pretty fun! :)

MyRaider4Life
20-07-10, 07:46
I just finished downloading now, and it only took like an hour to download!
I can't wait to play! :D (no one is online though...)

robbie_rawr
20-07-10, 12:29
I love this game! its a real shame my laptop doesnt run it too well. :(

StefanJ94
20-07-10, 13:29
I'm downloading it at the moment :)
Can't wait to try it out :jmp:

trlestew
20-07-10, 14:37
This game is very poorly optimized. It only works on certain gpu's.

Most ATI and Intel users can't even run it without it crashing during loading. Almost all Nvidia users seem to run it just fine though, or they get hard freezes or crashes in-game.

dizzydoil
20-07-10, 14:44
.. the game works fine for me. No bugs (apart from the aliens) and no crashes/freezing. So that's awesome!

I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS GAME! :jmp: I'm on the last (as it seems) level, and it's just rock solid! I have tried like 10 times now, and still either the tech dies (tech is needed) OR I don't make it to the spaceship on time getting attacked left right and centre by a shipload of zomb- eh, aliens! :cln:

trlestew
20-07-10, 14:49
.. the game works fine for me. No bugs (apart from the aliens) and no crashes/freezing. So that's awesome!

I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS GAME! :jmp: I'm on the last (as it seems) level, and it's just rock solid! I have tried like 10 times now, and still either the tech dies (tech is needed) OR I don't make it to the spaceship on time getting attacked left right and centre by a shipload of zomb- eh, aliens! :cln:

They're for alot of others though...
exot1c - (ATI)
aznvietboiz - (ATI)
mrchiu
Zephyrduo -(ATI)
kyled103 - (ATI)
@_@ - (ATI)
brstation
Cup_Cake - (ATI)
hellslayer - (Nvidia)
Wazhai - (ATI)
cyborg34573 - (ATI)
flashbangs81
E-104 Epsilon - (ATI)
Rampage8
T3HBeef
Plunkies
Goomer_Esquire - (Nvidia)
Katorskay
Soviet Uprising - (Nvidia)
SirckHolmes - (ATI)
Bigballa510
Amigo5158
Jjssonicfan - (ATI)
Jeans44
FaintDeftone
Stainedarmour
juicyjames
GameHog9 - (ATI)
bmac51111 - (Intel)
Bl00 - (ATI)
saltj2
LlamaNL - (ATI)
kg333 - (Intel)
Lin Cereal
shademaster00 - (ATI)
gone2israel - (ATI)
blindmagus - (ATI)
Phasers
ConSonar - (ATI)
xaiver0 - (Nvidia)
John411
ShoeMaster
Valkysas - (Nvidia)
justochango - (ATI)
Zimfan - (ATI)
faizoff
Zan-Datsu - (Intel)
dontbyvista - (Intel)
user1144
reisub
silvershadow881 - (Intel)
Binnkin
techdude300 - (ATI)
Alot
Ouendanation - (ATI)
Sushi2k
zpliskin - (ATI)
Hyydro - (Intel)
Grabbin Peelz - (ATI)
Wintersun_ - (ATI)
Astana - (Intel)
Happygrunt - (ATI)
system__error32
Tardigrade - (ATI)
Xriloku
yandao1 - (Intel)
holol98 -(ATI)
StormFury07 - (ATI)
Burdisdurwurd - (Intel)
John411 - (ATI)
Hax0r2999 - (ATI)
frogmaster1337
Big Myke
ayanematrix - (ATI)
95Navigator - (Intel)
SlugNut - (ATI)
Baggie - (Nvidia)
rangethebeagle - (Intel)
DriftingMonkey
psihomir2 - (ATI)
Vladek - (ATI)
theFoffo - (Nvidia)
Jäveln - (ATI)
szparrow - (ATI)
freekkiller7
Patcherson - (ATI)
DaRKESTHoURx - (ATI)
Infernalice69 - (Intel)
czekers - (ATI)
Cracked Actor
DdCno1 - (ATI)
UberSandvich
evanextreme
Yoman987
BetterMixMaster - (Intel)
ShadowsKiller - (ATI)
techdude300
DIONightmare - (ATI)
avenue - (Nvidia)
Trenya - (ATI)
SlothSquadron

List of steam users who can't play.

Catracoth
20-07-10, 15:18
I'm playing right now :D

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 15:36
Intel was always going to be a tricky one, as the graphics are mostly too much for it.
...*Loves his unbeatable one*

ATI and Nvidia, however, I have no clue...

trlestew
20-07-10, 15:48
Like I said earlier, poorly optimized.
Any Intel chipset that is not the 4-seris results in a crash.

And lots ATI or Nvidia cards aren't supported and result in a similar crash even if they surpass the recommended specs.

Mystery-King
20-07-10, 15:58
I want to play but I think I'm getting every error thingie under the sun! :(

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 16:05
Sweet, good game with JonnyT and some other random guys! :D

Oh, and I found out the online way I can play online is by creating the game myself, so bear that in mind D:

MangelinaJolie
20-07-10, 16:41
I tried it out on my desktop but I had some extreme graphic issues that also seemed to cause an overwhelming amount of lag. So, for now, the game is a no go. :(

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 16:45
I can't get past the elevator in offline.

My game slows to a crawl...

Sir Croft
20-07-10, 17:30
It's awesome! :cln:
If GoL is anything like this, then I'll buy it twice!

They're for alot of others though...
exot1c - (ATI)
aznvietboiz - (ATI)
mrchiu
Zephyrduo -(ATI)
kyled103 - (ATI)
@_@ - (ATI)
brstation
Cup_Cake - (ATI)
hellslayer - (Nvidia)
Wazhai - (ATI)
cyborg34573 - (ATI)
flashbangs81
E-104 Epsilon - (ATI)
Rampage8
T3HBeef
Plunkies
Goomer_Esquire - (Nvidia)
Katorskay
Soviet Uprising - (Nvidia)
SirckHolmes - (ATI)
Bigballa510
Amigo5158
Jjssonicfan - (ATI)
Jeans44
FaintDeftone
Stainedarmour
juicyjames
GameHog9 - (ATI)
bmac51111 - (Intel)
Bl00 - (ATI)
saltj2
LlamaNL - (ATI)
kg333 - (Intel)
Lin Cereal
shademaster00 - (ATI)
gone2israel - (ATI)
blindmagus - (ATI)
Phasers
ConSonar - (ATI)
xaiver0 - (Nvidia)
John411
ShoeMaster
Valkysas - (Nvidia)
justochango - (ATI)
Zimfan - (ATI)
faizoff
Zan-Datsu - (Intel)
dontbyvista - (Intel)
user1144
reisub
silvershadow881 - (Intel)
Binnkin
techdude300 - (ATI)
Alot
Ouendanation - (ATI)
Sushi2k
zpliskin - (ATI)
Hyydro - (Intel)
Grabbin Peelz - (ATI)
Wintersun_ - (ATI)
Astana - (Intel)
Happygrunt - (ATI)
system__error32
Tardigrade - (ATI)
Xriloku
yandao1 - (Intel)
holol98 -(ATI)
StormFury07 - (ATI)
Burdisdurwurd - (Intel)
John411 - (ATI)
Hax0r2999 - (ATI)
frogmaster1337
Big Myke
ayanematrix - (ATI)
95Navigator - (Intel)
SlugNut - (ATI)
Baggie - (Nvidia)
rangethebeagle - (Intel)
DriftingMonkey
psihomir2 - (ATI)
Vladek - (ATI)
theFoffo - (Nvidia)
Jäveln - (ATI)
szparrow - (ATI)
freekkiller7
Patcherson - (ATI)
DaRKESTHoURx - (ATI)
Infernalice69 - (Intel)
czekers - (ATI)
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SlothSquadronList of steam users who can't play.

Ten bucks that 90% of them are Counter Strike players trying to run Alien Swarm on a SM2.0 card.

JonnyT
20-07-10, 17:59
I can't get past the elevator in offline.

My game slows to a crawl...

The elevator is supposed to go in slow-motion. Unless your system slows it down even more :-/.

It's a shame that its laggy for quite a number of people.

trlestew
20-07-10, 18:01
It's awesome! :cln:
If GoL is anything like this, then I'll buy it twice!



Ten bucks that 90% of them are Counter Strike players trying to run Alien Swarm on a SM2.0 card.

The game supports SM2.0 -_-

Most of them have 3.0 cards though either way.

Sir Croft
20-07-10, 18:05
I've seen posts of members complaining that their 512MB RAM PC can't run the game. It makes me wonder, do they even check the system requirements?

MangelinaJolie
20-07-10, 18:06
That does not change the fact that there are those who surpass the system requirements who are having similar, perhaps identical issues.

Sir Croft
20-07-10, 18:09
There are reports of server crashes as well, so many people may have corrupted files due to server malfunction when downloading the game.

trlestew
20-07-10, 18:13
They checked their game cache and everything. It does not have to do with missing/curropt files.

MangelinaJolie
20-07-10, 18:13
I'm sure they've tried verifying the GCF to no avail... it was one of the the first things many of them did in a thread on the subject on the Steam forums.

Gladous
20-07-10, 19:48
Omfg! I love this game, yet I suck at it. :p :D

trlestew
20-07-10, 19:49
*Crosses fingers for patch or fix* D:

Gladous
20-07-10, 19:50
*Crosses fingers for patch or fix* D:

I just think it's your computer. I don't see people who can actually run the game have problems. :o

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 19:50
Omfg! I love this game, yet I suck at it. :p :D

It's the best, despite it lagging a fair bit on mine. Give you a game later? :)

trlestew
20-07-10, 19:52
I just think it's your computer. I don't see people who can actually run the game have problems. :o

Read a few pages back.

Gladous
20-07-10, 19:56
It's the best, despite it lagging a fair bit on mine. Give you a game later? :)

Yeah, of course! :D

Read a few pages back.

Oh. Hmmm. That's weird. I still think it's their and your computer. XD

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 19:56
Yeah, of course! :D


Awesome! :D

If you don't mind, could I host? That's the only way the online works for me :o

Gladous
20-07-10, 19:57
Awesome! :D

If you don't mind, could I host? That's the only way the online works for me :o

Sure! I'll play in a bit. I cleaning right now. <_<

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 20:12
Sure! I'll play in a bit. I cleaning right now. <_<

Awesome! ^____^

Alright :)

sn00p
20-07-10, 20:46
Some imba steps you need to follow after you got Alien Swarm

1. Check the Steam ID Thread http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=165704

2. Get some damn steam ID's, add then into your steam friends list

3. Kill some mothafacka aliens in COOP with some guys/girls from TRF

:vlol:

trlestew
20-07-10, 20:47
Or 3a. Bash your head on your PC once you find out it doesn't work, then complain on your favorite gaming forum.

lara c. fan
20-07-10, 21:03
Or 3a. Bash your head on your PC once you find out it doesn't work, then complain on your favorite gaming forum.

Then work out buying a new graphics card with our resident awesome, SGT Bombulous.

:p

trlestew
20-07-10, 21:04
Reach a near conclusion, but realize your PC isn't big enough for it. :o

dizzydoil
20-07-10, 21:33
... the game is for free (MAJOR +++++). If you can't play L4D/L4D2 don't expect to play this- this is an updated version of THAT engine, and the fact the game is for free really doesn't mean you can complain, I mean come on- IT'S FREE! :eek:

You never lost anything or gained anything if that is case. Go back and play the classic Tomb Raiders or sth, or buy the Half Life series (/advertise for VALVe <3/)

trlestew
20-07-10, 21:34
But I can't run it, it makes me sad, so I complain. So what it's free? :p

silver_wolf
21-07-10, 21:40
Whoo, this game is fun! :D But how do I get custom soundtracks to play? I've got the Aliens OST and I don't want it to go to waste.

Love2Raid
21-07-10, 23:21
Wow, Valve, you guys rock, seriously.

Such a cool looking game, for free!

BUT, my laptop doesn't meet with the requirements of course...http://www.ben-newman.de/smilie/angry/girl_werewolf.gif

trlestew
21-07-10, 23:23
^
You captured my exact expression :D

:p

At least Valve is working on a patch for those people who has it crashing to desktop even though they meet the requirements. Or at least those who can run all other source games just fine.

lara c. fan
21-07-10, 23:25
^
You captured my exact expression :D

:p

At least Valve is working on a patch for those people who has it crashing to desktop even though they meet the requirements. Or at least those who can run all other source games just fine.

This game runs an updated (And thus more demanding) engine than other Source games.

trlestew
21-07-10, 23:26
But the specs are the same for Left 4 dead 2 :confused:

SkyPuppy
21-07-10, 23:26
This game runs an updated (And thus more demanding) engine than other Source games.

YOU'RE A TRAITOR! that is all... continue on. :pi:

lara c. fan
21-07-10, 23:27
But the specs are the same for Left 4 dead 2 :confused:

Well, buggered if I know, then :p

trlestew
22-07-10, 00:17
Aha! We managed to repro this on a machine here. Working on a fix now!

OMG! <3

They're working on a fix!

dizzydoil
22-07-10, 01:23
OMG! <3

They're working on a fix!

.. and it's out now! :hug:

trlestew
22-07-10, 01:28
.. and it's out now! :hug:

I know!

Oh MAH GAWD!!!!

It's..
It's...


so laggy :(
I hate my graphics card.




But it runs... so that's something :o
Preety unplayable though. Oflline practice still crashes on me.

At least I know I can upgrade and expect it to work now.

silver_wolf
22-07-10, 01:51
It runs surprisingly well on my laptop, I wasn't expecting that.

trlestew
22-07-10, 01:58
The tutorial missions are lag free, but in a game with 4 other players... :\

silver_wolf
22-07-10, 02:01
Nope, still works fine :D
But again, has anyone figured out the custom soundtracks?

trlestew
22-07-10, 02:11
I was talking about me :p

And you have to go to options/audio/customize battle music/add music
Then add your track.
It plays as battle music.

silver_wolf
22-07-10, 02:15
hmm...I did that, but it still doesn't seem to work.

trlestew
22-07-10, 02:16
dunno why then :/
Try a tutorial map (You have to install the add-on first for the tutorial campaign)

Gladous
22-07-10, 02:49
I suck as a Medic and a tech dude. I'm better off not playing. Lmao! :p

trlestew
22-07-10, 03:11
I love playing as a tech guy :cool:

Ok, despite the MASSIVE INTENSE lag on my end, it was fun :D

That elevator scene in the 2nd map was absolute murder though. moving at like 5 fps. The adrenaline muaic stuttering constantly, it was horrible. DX other than that... fair.
I really need to upgrade.

Another complaint... stupid players drawing dicks on the map -_-

silver_wolf
22-07-10, 04:14
:vlol: yeah that's all we used the map for

trlestew
22-07-10, 15:44
Only one level is playable on my card.
It makes team work impossible.

"Ok trle, you're medic"
"Follow *player name*"
Me "I'll try, but I have really bad lag"

*level starts, unplayble* (all the other players are like 5m ahead of me already)
"split up"
*Is still not even a foot from the starting place*
"**** medic"
Me "didn't you hear me, I said I have very bad lag!"
*no reply*
*quits*

:\

Wonders if a low profile card can run it better than this.

dizzydoil
22-07-10, 16:13
I suck as a Medic and a tech dude. I'm better off not playing. Lmao! :p

... I have to agree with that. :pi:




(<3:p)

lara c. fan
22-07-10, 16:36
Mine runs extremely slow on the elevator as well. It takes a lot of patience for me to do that one.

trlestew
22-07-10, 16:38
I just think I should yell in the text chat
"COVER ME!!!"

then get off my chair, and grab a soda. Sit back untill it's done :p

And I play as a tech, so they have to cover me ;) :mis:

lara c. fan
22-07-10, 16:39
I just think I should yell in the text chat
"COVER ME!!!"

then get off my chair, and grab a soda. Sit back untill it's done :p

And I play as a tech, so they have to cover me ;) :mis:

Lmao :p

I like playing as Sarge or Wildcat, or their respective classes. I like having a machine gun D:

trlestew
22-07-10, 16:44
I like the shotty :mis:

It's sad that the Delma Surface Bridge is my favorite map because it has the less lag :\, oh and snow :p

dizzydoil
22-07-10, 17:23
Mine runs extremely slow on the elevator as well. It takes a lot of patience for me to do that one.
That scene is in slow motion, you know that right?

lara c. fan
22-07-10, 17:24
That scene is in slow motion, you know that right?

My guy doesn't respond till about 1 second after I press the key.

Is that normal? :p

trlestew
22-07-10, 17:46
That scene is in slow motion, you know that right?

Yes it is in slow-motion, but there is a notable difference between slowed down gameplay and decreased fps.

It has a significant drop on many people's PC. Download, and run fraps while you play. Take not of the fps counter. When you get to the elevator scene, look at the counter again. You'll notice a huge drop in frame rate.

Mikky
22-07-10, 17:51
If I could, I would so get this. I just need to get proper broadband. :pi:

dizzydoil
22-07-10, 18:21
Yes it is in slow-motion, but there is a notable difference between slowed down gameplay and decreased fps.

It has a significant drop on many people's PC. Download, and run fraps while you play. Take not of the fps counter. When you get to the elevator scene, look at the counter again. You'll notice a huge drop in frame rate.

I did, and it didn't. It's the same FPS as the rest of the level. :)

It's just loads of players have been complaining about how SLOW the elevator scene is only to after discover that it was meant to be in SLOW-MOTION. It's amusing to say the least.

lara c. fan
22-07-10, 18:22
I did, and it didn't. It's the same FPS as the rest of the level. :)

It's just loads of players have been complaining about how SLOW the elevator scene is only to after discover that it was meant to be in SLOW-MOTION. It's amusing to say the least.

Both me and Stew have crap graphics cards, so we aren't saying it out of ignorance :p

trlestew
22-07-10, 18:33
O_O, I think you have a super computer Dale :p
It's not the slow-mo, it's lag.

It lags even on an Nvidia GTX260, a high-end card.

what's odd is that the Landing Bay was UBER slow today. It's normally slow on my PC but not THAT slow. I think someone was using a lag switch as they were lagging as well. He also killed his own team mate :rolleyes: I think I should remove that guy off my friends list :ohn:
Another odd thing, I was loading the last mission, I press the console key and the "Campaign completed!" screen appears :confused: I then get kicked from the server. Odd...

Gladous
22-07-10, 20:56
I did, and it didn't. It's the same FPS as the rest of the level. :)

It's just loads of players have been complaining about how SLOW the elevator scene is only to after discover that it was meant to be in SLOW-MOTION. It's amusing to say the least.

LMAO! I remember I kept tripping out when that happened. I thought I was getting disconnected. :p

PS: You need to get Crysis or Borderlands. It's amazing. Okay. Back on topic. :ton:

Antonio
22-07-10, 21:33
First time when I play a game, it was fun. Second time it even more fun and great for free game. Usually it can be addicting when you try to win a achievement, but I really have to play with guys I can trust as my wingman or his.:)

silver_wolf
22-07-10, 22:54
I hated being the techy on the last mission, so much riding on my survival, and then I die while we're trying to get the the Bloodhound.

trlestew
23-07-10, 03:50
I'm not going to bother playing this game again untill I upgrade :\
Any map other than th Delma Surface bridge lags immensely. It was so intense, that in the final level, I freakin flew off the map (lol) and respawned at a horde of alines. A bloody mess D: I was the only medic too.
So... Lag=death.

MyRaider4Life
23-07-10, 06:19
O_O, I think you have a super computer Dale :p
It's not the slow-mo, it's lag.

It lags even on an Nvidia GTX260, a high-end card.

what's odd is that the Landing Bay was UBER slow today. It's normally slow on my PC but not THAT slow. I think someone was using a lag switch as they were lagging as well. He also killed his own team mate :rolleyes: I think I should remove that guy off my friends list :ohn:
Another odd thing, I was loading the last mission, I press the console key and the "Campaign completed!" screen appears :confused: I then get kicked from the server. Odd...

These two things made me confused because I have a 512 8800GTS and it doesn't lag or go slow at all, my computer doesn't even actually pass the requirements for Windows 7 because I only have 1gb of ram (other slot is stuffed/broken).

Edit: Because of timezones I am not able to play AS with many people so tomorrow I will be getting up extra early :p to try and play with some people. So roughly around 8:00-8:00pm for the UK's I will hopefully be online and wanting to play, so if anybody wants to play tell me! :D

Underhoe
24-07-10, 16:29
Look what I found today while playing. :p
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dizzydoil
24-07-10, 16:49
^ :smk:



:p I'll have to try it.

Dark Lugia 2
24-07-10, 21:04
I downloaded this a couple of days ago or yesterday.. played online today and its brilliant! I might go back to it now. :D
We should have a steam thread where we coudl share our usernames! :p

trlestew
24-07-10, 21:55
Hasn't that been done? :p
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=165704

Dark Lugia 2
25-07-10, 01:27
Thanks for that! :D