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About Sven Co-op with 15 comments by JPolito on Mar 22nd, 2015

Greetings Svencoopers and other Interested-In-Sven-People!

Today we would like to announce that we have reached a new stage in the development of version 5.0. A short time ago we ceased adding new features to the game and are instead focusing on sorting out a handful of issues that are preventing the game from being as good as we want it to be. Henceforth, we'll be putting the last bit of polish on the game. Nih tried to write this as a run-on sentence but I would not let him.

We would also like to take this opportunity to reveal a bit more about what’s in store for version 5.0 (The first version of Sven Co-op on Steam, available at no cost!):

One of the things we have been hard at work on is a complete rework of the Half-Life 1 co-op conversion. The new conversion will be much closer to the original Half-Life experience, with fewer Sven Co-op specific additions that ruined the original atmosphere of Half-Life. Many of the levels have also been merged, which allows for far less frequent map loading sequences, and player health and loadouts will be carried over between levels. The Half-Life co-op campaign has also been chosen to showcase a new major addition to the game: Survival Mode. When Survival mode is active, players who die will be respawned as 'observers', who observe the game in progress and will only be able to return once the living players have reached a checkpoint or until someone revives them. The result is an experience much more similar to Half-Life Singleplayer, where players can lose the level and must reload to try again. A video demonstrating Survival Mode and the checkpoint system can be see below.

Survival Mode has been scripted using AngelScript and the new 'Observer Mode' feature, and can be added easily to any level by loading the HLSP map script and adding the necessary checkpoint entities to the level. Alongside HLSP, several other official levels in the game have also been chosen to showcase Survival mode. Server operators are able to disable or enable the feature at will using a CVAR, allowing players to continue playing HLSP and other Survival Mode maps with the classic 'infinite respawn' mode typical of levels in our previous game versions.

We are seriously looking forward to seeing what kinds of creative game modes level designers will come up with using AngelScript and the long-awaited Observer Mode feature. And we'll try to keep you all updated as much as we can while we work ceaselessly to finally push this version out onto your doorsteps.

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Chaositic Dec 22 2004, 1:25am says:

the game's six and a half years old moron, dont bitch about it.

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Kakihara Dec 14 2004, 11:56am says:

haha..Half life has ID 1, rock.

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QuickSilver402 Nov 13 2004, 2:48pm says:

tau32 read the release date:

"October 1998"

someone's a little slow....

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tau32 Nov 8 2004, 10:15pm says:

game is way over-rated. sound effects, aside from some gunfire, were pure feces. i dont think it ever set a benchmark for FPS's that all other games had to match upto. i think its hype from a bunch of 14 year olds telling their friends to "play the game, its so sweet mian, if you dont play it and you dont love it, your a ***"

i thought the game was good, i had my fun with it, but its not nearly as divine as every ****** and every damned magazine and gaming site makes it out to be. good, but not great. i know my games. its those unwilling to try different ones and hide in the endless sea of stubborn HL fans that dont know games.

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lwobakcap Jul 28 2004, 8:10pm says:


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duckedtapedemon Jul 22 2004, 10:45pm says:

only 4 pages?

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Legendary Jul 16 2004, 7:22pm says:

Where in H#!! do I download some of these awesome mods I see???
I see all kinds of information about them, but the ONE most important element has simply eluded me and that's WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD THEM FROM????

Someone please help because I'm quite sure I'm not blind or stupid...are there hidden links, or what???

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exdeath Jul 2 2004, 2:08pm says:

exist a half-life mod that have the Battlefield 1942/Battlefield vietnam Gamestyle??

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exdeath Jul 2 2004, 2:08pm says:

exist a half-life mod that have the Battlefield 1942/Battlefield vietnam Gamestyle

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Sticky Jun 30 2004, 11:26am says:

Yes....but Doom got the FPS genre truly rolling.

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Run. Think. Shoot. Live.In Half-Life, players assume the role of the protagonist, Dr. Gordon Freeman, a recent MIT graduate in theoretical physics, and also a recent employee at Black Mesa. After an experiment that goes horribly awry when an unexpected Resonance Cascade (an apparently completely fictitious occurrence) rips dimensional seams that devastate the facility, Gordon must fight to escape the now alien-infested facility as creatures from another world — known as Xen — subsequently enter…

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