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The next time you fire it up you'll probably receive a special Christmas reward for being such a cool gamer. There's 4 Christmas-themed rewards to unlock in the month of December, so be sure to get them all before it's 2014!
Some people (especially new users) might be having trouble mounting content from Team Fortress 2 or other Source engine games using the Valve Content menu. The menu will show that you are mounting the content, but you still won't be able to load the maps from the game.
This is a problem caused by the 2007 version of the Source engine being phased out by Valve. Unfortunately, this is the version of the Source engine that SMAR•CADE: Anarchy Edition currently uses.
If you tried to mount content, but now SMAR•CADE fails to load, you can re-set your configuration by dropping this Gameinfo.txt file into the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\smarcade\
This will disable CS:S and TF2 content and allow SMAR•CADE to load like normal for now. Soon a new update will be released that will allow you to use CS:S and TF2 content again. Keep reading for more info on that.
I've known that Anarchy Arcade would have to be moved onto the newest version of the Source engine for a while, but the recent breakage of CS:S and TF2 content in the 2007 version has given me extra incentive to make this transitions right now rather than later.
So the past few days I have been working to move SMAR•CADE: Anarchy Edition over to the 2013 version of the Source engine. I am still trying to work out some issues with joystick input and putting the engine to sleep while you play your other games (like the current version of SMAR•CADE does). Aside from these 2 problems, I'm happy to say everything is going very smoothly!
I've been asked a lot of questions over that time, so I've compiled the best & most common questions/answers into a nice Frequently Asked Questions PDF. If you have any of the questions shown below, I recommend you give the PDF a look!
So, what exactly does it take to program something like SMAR•CADE? Besides tons of time and lots of flow charts, it requires code. LOTS of code. I recently checked the stats of SMAR•CADE's code and the results are shown below. Keep in mind that this is C++ code that I wrote ONLY, it does not include the core Source engine files (which are truly massive).
And after all that, my keyboard still works and is ready for more! :P
What's your favorite mod this year? If it's SMAR•CADE: Anarchy Edition, then just click the button below and cast your vote on its ModDb profile!
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