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Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by chippy » 13 Jan 2009, 09:57

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Just to drum up some interest again, can we have some zombie fun this week? Tonight would be particularly good.

Also, there's meant to be a decent patch coming this week, but if it doesn't materialise, I will be installing a collection of plugins over the weekend to fix random team scrambling, and prevent hunter cloning and a couple of other 'sploits. Also to make snail group players unkickable and things. Sourcemod is out of alpha now so I'm gonna stick that on.
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by Mr Fish » 13 Jan 2009, 15:06

I'll be up for playing tonight. Just give me a shout on msn if I'm not logged into Steam.

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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by knobsack » 13 Jan 2009, 23:39

Not up for it tonight, and it's too late now anyway, but well up for it tomorrow I've kind of stopped playing this game, which is a shame cos I really really like it. I've got back into FIFA which eats up any gaming time I have.
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by LittleTill » 14 Jan 2009, 02:07

yes more zombies
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by SquidgyB » 14 Jan 2009, 07:56

That went well, didn't it... :roll:

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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by chippy » 14 Jan 2009, 10:11

Sorry ger, you were about the only person who showed any real interest so I just went out instead. My bad.
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by Mr Fish » 14 Jan 2009, 16:12

Have just ordered me a Creative Fatal1ty Pro Series Gaming Headset so I can play L4D properly. It may work best if you set a time and say you'll be playing then regardless, and people should join. Might get people moving...but might not. Whenever you wanna play is fine with me, avoids doing work and such.

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Post by chippy » 14 Jan 2009, 16:46

Mr Fish wrote: It may work best if you set a time and say you'll be playing then regardless, and people should join.


No that tends to suck because your game just fills up with random nublets and then no-one else can join. You need everyone together to start the game really.

Anyways, I'm making myself be out of the house and busy currently, following a change of mental status. But I'll play some soon.
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Post by SquidgyB » 14 Jan 2009, 19:11

chippy wrote:Sorry ger, you were about the only person who showed any real interest so I just went out instead. My bad.


S'all good, I spent my time fruitlessly trying to turn a russian game into an english game. I fixed it today though!

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Post by Mr Fish » 14 Jan 2009, 20:10

what game is that?

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Post by SquidgyB » 14 Jan 2009, 20:33

that be DCS Black Shark, or Ka-50 in this case, as it's the russian version. I think there is a downloadable english version available, and the dvd version should be out soon. I got the russian version along with the flaming cliffs expansion for lock on for £20 off ebay, and you can find the english sounds/missions etc on t'internet to turn the russian version to english if you're willing to muck around replacing files.

Here's the chopper it's based on, and the only flyable in the game:

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Post by chippy » 15 Jan 2009, 10:07

Patchy patchy patchy...

They've fixed a lot of crap, including all the exploits people have been using recently, and balance a few things. Gonna give this a try out later.

General
Fixed Survivors being able to climb surfaces marked for versus infected only
Fixed a class of SurvivorBot bugs dealing with rescuing downed players
Players can no longer grab ladders while flying through the air after a Tank punch
Shooting near a car with an alarm that has already fired the alarm will no longer make chirping noises
Improved loading time
Fixed mini-gun physics exploit
Fixed propane tanks (and other physics objects) causing players to fall through elevators
Fixed rare achievement bug issues
Fixed several map exploits
Fixed various match making issues
Fixed NAT traversal issues

Versus Changes
Added HUD elements to show status of other infected players
Changed color of infected player name in chat to red
Fixed exploit where players could spawn infected bots
Fixed instance where a Survivor changing to the infected team would be attacked by infected bots
Normalized special infected melee damage
Made the following client commands cheat protected: "Kill" and "explode"
Fixed exploit where infected players could run away and teleport back to gain health
Players can only change teams once per map
Players can't change teams while other players are still loading
Tank spawns at the same % through the map for both teams in versus mode
Made the Tank and Witch spawn directly on the escape route
Increased chance of getting the Tank or Witch
Fixed team swap issue

Hunter
Easier to pounce a Survivor who is meleeing
Increased Minimum damage a Hunter pounce does

Smoker
Fixed Smoker tongue tolerance
Smoker now has to be killed or the tongue destroyed for the tongue to break
Survivor's cannot bash someone off the tongue until the Survivor being pulled is paralyzed or hanging
Tongue attacks that fail to paralyze or hang a Survivor will use the shorter ability delay timer
Fixed cases where the ability timer was not using the correct time
Fixed case where you could point at a Survivor but not register a tongue hit
Fixed Smoker tongue not targeting and landing properly through PZ ghosts
Smoker tongue does damage every second while dragging paralyzed Survivors

Tank
Bashable objects now appear with a red glow
Tanks hitting a car with an alarm disables the alarm permanently
Tank frustration timer is only reset by hitting Survivors with rocks or fists
Reduced autoshotgun damage against Tanks

Witch
Witch spawns at the same % through the map for both teams
Avoids spawning within a certain % of the tank
Fixed an exploit where the Witch could be woken up and tricked into attacking Survivors
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by chippy » 15 Jan 2009, 10:10

Hmmm, smoker seems to have been given quite a major buff actually, looking at those changes.
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Post by Mr Fish » 15 Jan 2009, 11:22

i've been up all night working on 2 essays so please please please play L4D tonight else I might kill myself. I need something to keep me going through the day.

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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by chippy » 15 Jan 2009, 13:21

Team scrambling is fixed

Yeah, I reckon I'm on for tonight.
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Post by Lord_Blacknose » 15 Jan 2009, 14:24

chippy wrote:Team scrambling is fixed

Yeah, I reckon I'm on for tonight.


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Post by Mr Fish » 15 Jan 2009, 15:41

do i need to download any special teamspeak/server/thing or something to play with you greeky lot? Or is it simply joining you when you start the game?

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Post by chippy » 15 Jan 2009, 15:45

Nah, in-game voice innit. We'll all get together in a lobby before we start the game so we can all start together.

Probably versus mode methinks, I want to see how all the new balance fixes are working. You played versus mode before?
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by LittleTill » 15 Jan 2009, 16:19

ALLLLALALAALLLALLALAL

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Post by chippy » 15 Jan 2009, 16:20

sweet, looks like we'll have at least a team of 4 we can battle some pubs with then.
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Post by Mr Fish » 15 Jan 2009, 18:36

not got my mic yet, but it'll be arriving in the next few days i hope. So i'll be a mute/typer for tonight im afraid.

Not played versus yet, looks like it should be a laugh.

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Post by Lord_Blacknose » 15 Jan 2009, 19:11

I'll be about after 11 I expect although hopefully earlier. Will let you know.
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Post by Mr Fish » 16 Jan 2009, 00:05

that was a bit of a session i feel

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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by knobsack » 16 Jan 2009, 00:21

Damn, wish I'd noticed this earlier :doh:
Just as a postscript to what we've been saying, Professor Lewis, I'd like to say... I saw your mum, coming out of the VD clinic. I'd like to say that anyone with aids, that's you that is. That's your girlfriend, and your mum, and your dad.

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Post by campy » 16 Jan 2009, 10:01

Good times were had, shame about the accidental team stacking. How many games did you guys play after I left?

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Post by Lord_Blacknose » 16 Jan 2009, 13:41

'Accidental'
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Post by chippy » 16 Jan 2009, 16:15

I would have been much happier with a balanced game. It was accidental.

Was thinking about it earlier and couldn't actually work a way of getting the people we had into fair teams.
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Post by Lord_Blacknose » 16 Jan 2009, 16:38

Half the problem was only a few people having mics, but it will get easier to balance things once people have more experience and everyone has a mic.
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Re: Dead Snails Society Redux

Post by LittleTill » 19 Jan 2009, 03:02

i got bored. no one was comunicating with me even by text. so i went and had fun ganking some shit in eve
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