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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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DaftMink Dec 8 2010 says:

Made it to the closing of the 2nd door, and button to close the door didn't work.
The first door closed fine, really ticking me off i can't play the rest of the mod!.
Also I've noticed very small purple and black checkerboard squares in some parts of the maps. =(

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deadrawkstar Dec 9 2010 replied:

Check out my Video Review for this mod!


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Camorak Dec 3 2010 says:

Does left 4 dead 2 require any internet access at all after the initial installation?

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Uberkillius Dec 1 2010 says:

So, me and mah buddies just did the 2nd gate shutting event amd now we have to "locate server and restart it", but there does not seem to be any possible way to do this. What are you supposed to do at this point. (I suspect it may be a glitch but I have NO CLUE)

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darth_brush Dec 1 2010 replied:

there is a server room near the stairs. there should be a white sign on the room. there are 2 buttons try each of them. then you have to go to the bank (the door will blow off)

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Uberkillius Dec 1 2010 replied:

So either we are experiencing a glitch or we arent supposed to use e, melee, or bullets to push the buttons. Thanks.

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darth_brush Creator
darth_brush Dec 1 2010 replied:


so first you have to call andy. then push the button near the gates. you dont have to hold the button like on the door before. the doors will close, then you have to push the button again (i know its pointless, we will change it this week). then protect the doors. if you did it, the server room near the stairs will open. there are 2 buttons, it doesnt matter what server button you push. cj is an huge *******, he will foul you a bit.

then go to the bank and find your way.

OH! btw. if you want to have a simple life at the gates, plz get 2 molys and 2 pipes. if you use them afer each other is used you shouldnt have propblems there.

also close before you go up is a gunshop which you cant open. the key is inside the fashion girl store under the desk or in the cafe under the desk. there is a lot of stuff which could be usefull. but dont tell this anyone. PROMISE! lol

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Uberkillius Dec 1 2010 replied:

we did the gate that part was dandy (bile bombs for the win) I think we are having a >>>glitch<<< INSIDE the server room we can't push the buttons... we heard whats his face and he said something about a certain color button and we cant press anything in the server room.

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darth_brush Creator
darth_brush Dec 2 2010 replied:

first push one button. cj will decide if you did it right. if he starts to complain, push the other one.

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.#BlackouT Dec 1 2010 says:

hey guys,
i would love this mod if i could play it ... -.-
i have a problem with this add on , when i start it, it has only untextured walls tables etc. then it crashes every time dont know why could somebody help me pls im despairing. sry for my bad english xD

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Broiler1985 Nov 30 2010 says:

Finally got to play the whole campaing. What can I say?

The leveldesign is superb. No other word on that. The atmosphere is creepy - I really liked it. Also the finale is great! What I dislike is that I sometimes didn't knew where to go / what to do. I also disliked the "nightmare"-thing. I found that pretty weird and out of place somehow. 8 out of 10.

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Broiler1985 Dec 1 2010 replied:

I also noticed that it's sometimes hard to get to through the.. the.. "hole" (from the underground, where you can hear the radio, you have to get up a ladder to reach the radio. There are generators standing around in the underground. I hope you get which hole i mean) in level 2.

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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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