In this campaign you will visit the fictional city of Dawn, visit Anna's house, and of-course arrive at a carefully recreated Crossroads mall where an ever charming CJ will send you on a wild zombie hunt with custom created events and crescendo's optimized for a fast paced left 4 dead experience. Read More...

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New Dawn is here

This is Hank Kowalski, head of security of the Crossroads Mall. As head of security I have a responsability for our customers and, of course for Jason and Billy. So I'm glad to informing you guys about the new and final update of my favourite Left 4 Dead 2 Campaign "Dead before Dawn 2".

YES, you can mount your Chainsaw against the infected freaks once again, and bully crazy shopkeepers. We optimized all scripts, and we did some cosmetic changes and handled little issues. This version is the "bloody" final one. After Left 4 Dead 1 was released, Dead before Dawn started in February 2008 as one-man-project. Stephan Botha: the former owner of promoted our campaign alot, so we are glad that finally Dead before Dawn returned on its roots. Without L4Dmods DbD wouldn't be so great like it is.

We would like to thank all community contributors who helped us out the last four years and we are proud to be involved in such a great Left 4 Dead Community which supported us so much.

The night is the darkest before the dawn and I promise you.. the dawn is coming. Come to the Crossroads Mall if you wanna live. This is Hank Kowalski, head of security.
Over and out."


No Zombies, no guns, no Zoey.. only Portals

We would like to announce our new project for Valves Portal 2: "CosmiscD's The Core". We stick as team once again together and creating a brandnew mod. Our favourite musican "CosmicD" (the Hans Zimmer of all custom Games) created this one. "The Core" is a custom campaign for Portal 2 and has custom puzzles centered around the manipulation of a constant inanimate companion testing element (cube and sphere).

Right now you are able to play Version 1.1. But the whole Mod gets a new look.

Please visit our Moddb page for future information:

The final stop to the Crossroads Mall starts here!

The final stop to the Crossroads Mall starts here!

4 years ago News 8 comments

The Dead Before Dawn team would like to conclude the ongoing DBD saga with this last update for the campaign for Left 4 Dead 2.

Dead before Dawn - Director's Cut - Update

Dead before Dawn - Director's Cut - Update

4 years ago News 9 comments

We spent some time a few weeks ago to make a Teaser that gives you a feeling about the upcoming "Dead Before Dawn Director's Cut. One thing is for sure...

Dead before Dawn Reviews

Dead before Dawn Reviews

5 years ago News 5 comments

It's been an interesting week for us. We would like take a little break and show you some great news. Checking YouTube we found a bunch of cool "Dead...

The music of Dead Before Dawn (Too)

The music of Dead Before Dawn (Too)

5 years ago News 4 comments

On the other side of our release weekend, we would like to say thanks to all of you who downloaded and played our campaign. In total, it's already downloaded...

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Dead Before Dawn (vpk v.8) L4D1

Dead Before Dawn (vpk v.8) L4D1

5 years ago Full Version 12 comments

The Dead Before Dawn sound fix resolves some issues people have been having with sounds from the sacrifice DLC. Note: although it is a "hotfix", it is...

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Estevoo Apr 10 2011 says:

The city ins't Fictional! it's REALLY exist called Milwaukee, WI, Pay attention my brother!

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Sarahh Jul 10 2011 replied:

The city isn't Milwaukee. It's Madison, Wisconsin. :pp
It was cool too, they came to my little town and shot the footage of the little girl on the playground at my old elementary school. ^^'

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ScicoPax Mar 26 2011 says:

Wanna download but I don't have L4D/2. :(

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HLWATCHER Mar 24 2011 says:


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fastr5 Mar 2 2011 says:

this mod crashes then i am starting the mod campaign

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Calvert Mar 16 2011 replied:

I'm crashing as well, as soon as I skip the opening cutscene. I had a pristine version of l4d2- no other addons or anything. I don't even know how to remove this if I wanted to just play vanilla l4d2. Could you at least include a readme with the download in case people run into problems like this? Thanks.

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TrashCan-Man23 Mar 29 2011 replied:

Did you bother to download L4D2 add-on support?

That might help.
Just sayin.

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fastr5 Mar 2 2011 says:

how to install that mod to l4f2

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modmaster50 Feb 16 2011 says:

I got to the third map and cant beat it, mainly due to bot teammates being dumb as usual (I think it might also be because I disabled the bots' ability to shoot through allies), but from what Ive seen, it looks like a lot of work was put into the campaign. Now I just need to find a server with it and get friends to help out.

Also, would it be possible to add subtitles to the custom voiced dialogue? Sometimes with all of the zombies and shooting I cant hear what theyre saying and what Im supposed to do next.

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CosmicD Feb 16 2011 replied:

I don't think any of the modders have endeavored to really try to find out to make subtitles. It would have been nice if this was just an entity that you can add to all the voice triggers but it's not that simple. you need scenes and a special kind of script for it. And I don't even know if that is pluggable. Perhaps once valve takes the time to document it or someone brilliant comes up with it on the valve wiki, it could be done.

Although chances of me working solo on the campaign after this release are slim.

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modmaster50 Feb 16 2011 replied:

Yeah I havent seen any other campaigns with custom subtitles either. It might be possible to detect those specific events with a sourcemod plugin and have it print hint text, but ofc Im not a plugin coder so idk what the limitations there would be.

Anyways Im gonna try this on easy now and see if I can stop 50 zombies from getting through the door by myself, since the bots always let like 20 through and get surrounded.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

You ask me, why was rating Dead Before Dawn with 10/10? Well, just play it and you will agree with my rating! Dead Before Dawn is one of the biggest projects a Source-game has ever seen. Over a half of a decade in development and finally released. I played the L4D1 and L4D2 version and it's a giant step between both titles. Epic scripts, epic events, epic maps and a fully epic style! The music rocks and the atmosphere of the Zack Snyder-Movie is perfect caught in this mall! But never mind. Don't…

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