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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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.

I Hate Mountains 2 Poster

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.

Click here to download I Hate Mountains

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:
Forums.ihatemountains.com
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

The I Hate Mountains Autumn News

The I Hate Mountains Autumn News

News 11 comments

We really think that it's time to give you some fresh news about what's going on and what's planned for the Left 4 Dead 2 version of I Hate Mountains.

I Hate Mountains Released

I Hate Mountains Released

News 32 comments

This is it, after more than one year in the making, here’s the first full version of the I Hate Mountains Left 4 Dead campaign.

Back on ModDB.com

Back on ModDB.com

News 34 comments

What the hell was going on? Where were we during these last 382 days? What about the campaign? When will it be released? You will find the answer to all...

Balancing the difficulty

Balancing the difficulty

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Two weeks ago, we talked about the manor level and why we decided to do things the way they are right now. This week, the focus continues on the third...

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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

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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

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

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

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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NykO18 Creator
NykO18

The campaign is live on Ihatemountains.com 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

Seems okay now.

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Very good quality! 10/10 for you, sir.

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sm4sh3d
sm4sh3d

ITS OUT NOW!!!!

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Anplagd
Anplagd

Reminds me Twin Peaks.
PIECE OF AMAZING WORK!

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HounderKnight
HounderKnight

Screens and trailer look ******* beautiful.

I never download custom L4D campaigns, but Goddamn...definitely awaiting this release. :)

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holloweddarkness
holloweddarkness

Props guys. Better than any of the stuff valve has been putting out lately.

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Degor
Degor

Respect! Best looking l4d mod I've seen.

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Havoc_frost
Havoc_frost

I Love Mountains!

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Ninjahunter92
Ninjahunter92

just watched the trailer and just bought cant wait for this mod

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Noodlemonk
Noodlemonk

This looks amazing! Can't wait to try out how it plays!

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