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'

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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 14 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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stickyboot Jun 5 2010 says:

When I run it on my computer it seems quite a bit darker than the screen shots. Do I need to do anything to supplement the release notes, or is it just a matter of setting my gamma?

Fantastic job from what I have played.

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NykO18 Jun 5 2010 replied:

Tweaking the gamma should do it I guess?

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moroes Creator
moroes Jun 5 2010 replied:

Check for your gamma if it's too darker on your computer ;)

@ All; thanks for your support! We will meet you on servers! hehe

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Link3737 Jun 5 2010 says:

Really great detail in the maps, it's right up there with the other great L4D campaigns.

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crowbar87 Jun 5 2010 says:

this mod is just too good to be true. you guys couldn't have done this better.
Valve's got a lot to learn from you.

aside from being a bit too dark at times - this campaign is perfect in every aspect.
good job!
hope to see another project from you soon =)

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NIVEL Jun 5 2010 says:

this is great, is amazing, but but but I LOVE MOUNTAINS.

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Pneu Jun 5 2010 says:

The atmosphere of this mod is great and the quality of the environment is stunning. 10/10

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crushilista Jun 5 2010 says:

As someone who looks for mods on a daily basis to play, I want to really thank you for putting out something that looks like it might be worth buying, let alone downloading.

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verdprudii Jun 5 2010 says:

I LOVE this map - great atmosphere, great pacing , awesome panic events. 10/10!!

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TheGAMER367 Jun 4 2010 says:

I don't have Left for Dead on my PC, but if I did, I would definitly consider getting this mod. It is by far the one of the best LFD(Left for Dead)I've seen yet.

P.S. In the trailer, I really love how the heli trys to save you but it instead crashes.

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NykO18 Creator
NykO18 Jun 4 2010 says:

The campaign is live on we'd like to release it here too, but the file validation seem to take a long time.

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NykO18 Creator
NykO18 Jun 4 2010 replied:

Seems okay now.

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