No, it’s not a joke, and no, we don’t really hate mountains.
“I Hate Mountains” is the name of a Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 campaign made by three French friends. Be aware that this campaign is built the Valve way, we are not trying to revolutionize anything, we just want to provide more content to this awesome game. The campaign is divided into five different maps, just like Valve did with their own campaigns in Left 4 Dead 1. The difference is that ours is entirely nature-oriented, there’s only a few building and most of the action takes place in outdoor environments, which is a challenge to build in itself. We also focused our development on offering a better re-playability by providing several long alternate paths in the levels that can totally change the way you play it.
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7 comments by NykO18 on Jan 28th, 2011

This is it! No, we ain't speaking about the Michael Jackson post-mortem movie but about the Left 4 Dead 2 version of I Hate Mountains subtly dubbed I Hate Mountains 2! We are hereby releasing the 1.2 version of both Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 versions of the campaign.

It certainly took time, almost 8 months... At the beginning, we honestly thought this port would be a piece of cake, but we just couldn't figure how difficult it would be and how life would change for each of us following the release of the first version. Between missing content, broken features, crashes and unexplainable issues, we were really this close to give up during these last months.

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To be entirely honest, the 1.2 version for Left 4 Dead 1 was already finished for a few months (since august 2010 to be precise), but due to a huge lack of motivation (we're working on it for over 2 years now) and Nicolas' departure who decided to move and directly hate mountains in Canada, we had almost stopped the Left 4 Dead 2 port. But finally, we decided to keep going on when a Polycount manager asked for an interview and fresh news about it. We realized that some people were still waiting for the Left 4 Dead 2 version and we didn't want to disappoint them.

We worked hard on it and we managed to fix everything we could. But despite all our efforts, some minor issues remain unsolvable as of today. Those are actually listed on the I Hate Mountains forums and in the README.txt file included in the download. But you should still be able to play the Left 4 Dead 2 version in quite an optimal way compared to what we thought would be achievable. We really spent a lot of time to test the campaign with a fellow French gaming team which allowed us to fix plenty of unusual and rare exploits.

Finally, You should keep in mind that this new version of I Hate Mountains is really an exact port of the Left 4 Dead 1 version. We didn't spend much time tweaking the maps with the new available assets, but above all we didn't change our specific art direction (it's still dark). By the way, we thank Valve for the last DLC for both games that allowed us to use the old survivors in Left 4 Dead 2 and to preserve the true spirit of the campaign.

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We hope you will enjoy I Hate Mountains again, be it with the updated Left 4 Dead 1 version or the new Left 4 Dead 2 one with all the features and improvements of the second game. You can enjoy it right know on this friendly French server: Left4dead2 'playersfactory' 109.239.147.182:27015

For help and support, please visit:
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If you can't find help in the forums, you can try to drop us a word here:
Ihatemountains.com

It's finally time for us to think about other things and return to our regular lives. Thank you for your support during these last two years and keep an eye open for more in an highly hypothetical future... :D

Best regards,
— The I Hate Mountains Team:
— Nicolas, Marc and Geoffroy

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I Hate Mountains 2 (1.5) for Left 4 Dead 2

I Hate Mountains 2 (1.5) for Left 4 Dead 2

Oct 2, 2011 Full Version 12 comments

Last and final iteration of the Left 4 Dead 2 version of I Hate Mountains (version 1.5)! It took way more time than anticipated, but to be honest, this...

[OLD] I Hate Mountains 2 (1.2) for Left 4 Dead 2

[OLD] I Hate Mountains 2 (1.2) for Left 4 Dead 2

Jan 28, 2011 Full Version 2 comments

This is it! The Left 4 Dead 2 version of I Hate Mountains subtly dubbed I Hate Mountains 2! It certainly took time, almost 8 months... At the beginning...

I Hate Mountains (1.2) for Left 4 Dead 1

I Hate Mountains (1.2) for Left 4 Dead 1

Jan 28, 2011 Full Version 5 comments

This is it! We are hereby releasing the 1.2 and final version of the Left 4 Dead 1 version of the campaign. It certainly took time, almost 8 months...

[OLD] I Hate Mountains (1.1) for Left 4 Dead 1

[OLD] I Hate Mountains (1.1) for Left 4 Dead 1

Jun 4, 2010 Full Version 19 comments

After more than one year in the making, here's the first full version of the I Hate Mountains Left 4 Dead campaign. This version only works with Left...

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jaime95
jaime95 Feb 9 2011, 11:22am says:

will this work for the xbox 360 version?

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moroes
moroes Feb 18 2011, 7:38am replied:

Ask at Valve...it doesn't depend of us ;)

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Feb 10 2011, 2:50am replied:

Valve and Microsoft would have to port it themselves and I think it wouldn't be free either.

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Feb 7 2011, 7:07am says:

I found this campaign to be a bit easy for either version, it's most obvious for Left 4 Dead 2 as tanks and witches don't appear as often as they do in L4D version. When it should be the other way around.
This also made the finale less challenging, as tanks would come from directions that made it easy to kill them.

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Broiler1985
Broiler1985 Feb 5 2011, 9:06am says:

Im so downloading this!

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Elizabeth_Lestrad
Elizabeth_Lestrad Jan 30 2011, 4:21am says:

Err...theres a pretty big bug in the first level on the L4D2 version. You have power lines running from the start location to that tunnel, but the posts are either not showing up properly or not their at all making it look extremely odd.

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pyth
pyth Jan 30 2011, 10:18am replied:

Seems like they mixed up the downloads. Make sure you download the file "ihatemountains-v1.2.zip" if you're playing L4D1 and "ihatemountains2-v1.2.zip" if you're playing L4D2.

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NykO18
NykO18 Jan 30 2011, 5:30pm replied:

Not anymore, it's fixed.

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saivert
saivert Dec 15 2010, 7:58pm says:

one of the few modding teams that want to endure the horrible mess that is Valve SDKs lately.

thankfully Valve released The Sacrifice with Left 4 Dead 1 characters which simplifies some work. but the rest of the SDK is full of bugs and stuff you have to fix yourself.

Valve prides on being open to modders but they sure fall behind when it comes to actual tool support.

would be interesting if the mod team released a list of hacks they had to do in order to create this mod.

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Cheebacca
Cheebacca Nov 22 2010, 3:39pm says:

screen 1!
btw awesome campaign, looking forward to playing the l4d2 version.
peace

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