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  1. human_error

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    My server doesn't seem to be updating - can someone with an updated server please post their maplist.txt file so i can see what it looks like after the update?
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    your not the only one. Im getting the same issue. it either DOESNT download (stuck at 52%) & if it does download its no faster then 2.5Kb/s ( = still 52%)
     
  3. Darknova

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    My servers are back up and running and I can now connect to them again :)
     
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    i get

    [S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; unable to update local steamclient. Continuing with current version anyway.

    when i boot my server after trying to update :(

    Also has anyone got the ms_force_dedicated_server command to work when lobby leader? Looks like they changed something as it isn;t working as it did before (and needs sm_cheats 1 set before you can use it in a lobby).
     
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    only at 70%
     
  6. human_error

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    Well if i connect to my server and then vote on new campaign for crash course it works, so i'm happy i guess.

    **edit**

    also anyone up for some co-op CC action my UK server 89.238.163.214:28011 has 3 slots free atm :)

    (if you join later and it is empty just call vote on new campaign and select Crash Course - will work).

    **edit 2**

    hmm, can't get achievements from my server for some reason - may as well add that to the list of bugs here: list of new bugs
     
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    ill play once im done DL

    80%
     
  8. Darknova

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    There is no way to connect to servers from lobbies. I can't even get on random dedicateds, but if I connect to the server remotely and get everyone to do likewise I can, then I just change the map. Pain in the arse.

    Valve has totally failed this time.
     
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    +1

    There is also no warning to lobby leaders if no servers can be found before local is launched so there are a lot of games accidentally going local (and no-one seems to have a good enough connection to host).

    Oh well i've played through it twice now, i'll leave my server running if anyone wants to use an unmodified server with good UK ping and hit detection.
     
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    Currently there are 40 lobbys for Crash Course. That's crazy.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Double post.:p Steam client update as of 20 seconds ago.
     
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    Who is your host out of curiosity? or do you host yourself?
     
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    the new campaign is boring, sorry to say. guess i will wait for l4d2
     
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    mm_dedicated_force_servers

    That's the new command to connect to a dedicated server via lobby.

    Bloody clever Valve, change the command just to confuse us.
     
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    Im done dl the game

    anyone wanna play ?
     
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    I'm using e-frag.co.uk as they are pretty cheap and give out a lot of features as standard (such as my own branding for the server, 8 slot minimum and a high tick rate). I don't know what the tick rate is for the servers as there is no choice - you get what they give but i've never had a problem with my 16 slot server. The updates for the server are synced with e-frag's own server so you don't download from valve, you just sync with the main server which takes a couple of seconds and you're updated - although you do need to wait for them to update their own copies which can take a couple of hours.

    I wonder why valve changed the command to force to connect to a specific server?

    **edit**

    of course now my problem is finding people to play on my server - too many lobbies = no randoms joining.
     
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    I'm on e-FRAG too mate :D

    It is awesome hosting ^_^

    As far as I'm aware they're all 75 tick servers. You could always ask Mike if it bothers you, I'm sure he could tell you :)

    I've got one public, one private L4D server and I've always had problems with people barely playing on the public one. It happens occasionally, but not all the time.

    Still, for less than £5 a month I'm not complaining heh.
     
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    You are right. I wonder if versus is any good though.
     
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    to the guys with server update problems, i also has an issue out of the gate. i then had to update the entire steam program and then do another l4d update. it was painful.

    after this crappy campaign debacle im not sure if im going to buy l4d2 right away. i was planning on buying it day 1 but now my nerves are a bit shacken. what if l4d2 is a lot like crash course? longer maps, less levels, way too much guns/ammo/items, not enough spots for special infected to pounce.
     
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    any one up for some L4D ?

    steam id: el_jimador48
     
  21. Darknova

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    I know how you feel, but there is a reason why Crash Course is so bad. Valve shifted most of the team to L4D2 development, there is only one guy left developing content for L4D.

    Crash Course is essentially 5 months work from ONE PERSON.

    Pathetic Valve, really pathetic...
     
  22. erocker

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    Indeed. I would say the fan made Death Abroad is leaps and bounds better than this. I guess the recharge timer and new icons are nice. :ohwell:
     
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    Death Aboard is great compared to Crash Course. I would rather Valve invest in those guys to get a better version than create more stuff like Crash Course...
     
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    :cry: just reading the stuff from today makes me glad that I went out last night instead of spending the night cursing about more then how Razer... Not right thread for that! lol

    Now, I do agree that the fan based Death Aboard is a great... Really fun and long..


    Worst part about Crash Course.. if we are disliking it now.. What does the others feel that have the console version feel? They had to spend money for the update... :eek:
     
  25. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are the benefits of being a PC user. We pay more for our hardware anyways. It balances out.
     
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