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Sven Co-op 4.8 released! Massive change log, and includes the Half-Life: Blue Shift co-op conversion.

Posted by ukAdamR on Jun 30th, 2013

Tell your siblings! Tell your friends! Tell your beloved llama! Sven Co-op 4.8 is complete!

In this release we've made the game more stable, fixed countless bugs, added several new features for mappers, and added a new co-op campaign!

Some of the more notable changes include:

  • Added Half-Life: Blue Shift co-op campaign support!
  • Added breakable functionality to all door types.
  • Added RIPENT for Linux with campaign installation scripts, along with uninstallation scripts.
  • Improved compatibility with the SteamPipe update for Half-Life:
    • Added missing VGUI language lines.
    • Campaign installation scripts will now search the common account folder for official BSP's.
    • File system updates include reading files from various mod extension folders (like addon, downloads, and hd).
    • Fixed borderless window mode vastly shrinking the game window.
    • Linux server binary renamed to

and much more! Check out the Full Changelog, here!

(If you're able to provide permanent mirroring for the files, please e-mail the links to Thanks!)

While downloading, why not check out the Manual?
Server ops: When running a 4.8 dedicated server, you must add "-num_edicts 3072 -heapsize 131072" to your HLDS commandline or Launch Options.
The HL and OpFor campaigns can be installed under Linux using the .sh scripts in the /svencoop/ directory. To use Blue Shift on a Linux server, you must install it under Windows then copy the appropriate files across.

Remember, to play Sven Co-op you need to own the original Half-Life (NOT HL:Source). To play the Opposing Force and Blue Shift maps in SC, you need to own Opposing Force and Blue Shift.

Version 4.8 will most likely be the final SC mod release, but this is by no means the end of Sven Co-op. We have a major announcement to make soon, so keep an eye on over the next couple of weeks!

P.S. - If you missed out on donating for the bonus features in v4.8, you needen't worry, as our new automatic updating system allows us to provide donors with the bonuses at any time -- almost instantly.

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sbman Jun 30 2013 says:

Sven Co-op 2 is coming Finally!!!

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darkfreeman Jul 1 2013 replied:

or is it

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XxDarKJakXx Jun 30 2013 says:

it is.

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MikeeFunks Jul 1 2013 replied: +4 votes     reply to comment
Guest Jul 3 2013 replied:

Or is it?

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the-middleman Jul 1 2013 says:

Hell yeah! I love this mod!

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nerdenstein Jul 1 2013 says:

Are we going to see a Greenlight release perhaps?

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PunishedLamia Jul 1 2013 replied:

I strongly doubt it.

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NoobSaibot Jul 1 2013 says:

What ever the project entails, I hope it won't be a source engine game. It's an outdated engine, and by the time you come out with that project, source 2 will be released.

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Katana_ Jul 9 2013 replied:

Source 2 has indeedd been hinted at, but the Source 2013 SDK throws that into question.

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savi467 Jul 2 2013 says:

Happy & Sad in the same moment, because 4.8 FINALLY came & Sven Coop 2 is now coming, but very sad also because Sven Coop 1 will now be thrown away from development ;C (Also cuz Sven Coop 2 won't be Standalone mod like BM:S or GE:S [Maybe])

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SabreXT Jul 2 2013 says:

My guess, SV2 would be an indie game made in Unity or UDK.

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NoobSaibot Jul 3 2013 replied:

It wouldn't be able to have anything to do with the Half-Life world then. I don't think valve is crazy about half-life stuff in non half-life engines.

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SabreXT Jul 4 2013 replied:

True, but who says it has to be Half Life? Sven Co-op is so different now with alot of things being changed, and even it's own characters, weapons and enemies. I can easily picture them doing their own thing.

If they wanted to go down that path, they could easy have a "Half life style" world that is technically different, but still very similar. Or maybe they could get picked up by Valve Counter Strike or Portal style.

That assumes the announcement has anything to do with Sven Co-op 2.

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SeriousToni Jul 2 2013 says:

My best wishes to the developers! It is great to see that your tiny seed has grown to a tall tree over the years I watched and enjoyed your awesome mod. Thank you very much!

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PSP-H4CKERxX Jul 8 2013 says:

does this work for half life source??

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PSP-H4CKERxX Jul 9 2013 says:

my sven coop crashes on start :/ any help???

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PSP-H4CKERxX Jul 9 2013 replied:

fixed it

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Cheddar2 Jul 12 2013 says:

Will the mod ever be available for Mac?

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Ma1ice Jul 14 2013 says:


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latek Jul 15 2013 says:

just wonder is there any half-life decay story maps?

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TheRenegadist Mar 11 2014 says:

My sven co op doesnt show in my library, I installed and everything! Anyone?

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SuperDalek Jun 26 2014 says:

If Sven Co-Op isn't available for Mac by the end of summer, I'm gonna be ******!

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Azer_RUS Jun 29 2014 says:

Where is Steam Support?

I want 1 year ago!

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SuperDalek Jul 31 2014 says:

The reason I am rushing you is because i only have 2 months left to live, doctor's note :(

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Gleb_AA-Gun Feb 13 2015 says:

Where do I install it, if I try and install it on common/Half-Life it won't show on Steam...

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