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Post news Report RSS Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

On this day in 1999, two months after the release of Half-Life, I posted the first public version of the Sven Co-op mod to the Atomic Half-Life fan site. Now, seventeen years, thousands of custom maps, and millions of downloads later, Sven Co-op is about to be released on Steam as a stand-alone game. Sven Co-op will be available to download for the bargain price of USD$0 this Friday, the 22nd of January! All donors past and present will keep their bonus features in the Steam version.

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On this day in 1999, two months after the release of Half-Life, I posted the first public version of the Sven Co-op mod to the Atomic Half-Life fan site. Now, seventeen years, thousands of custom maps, and millions of downloads later, Sven Co-op is about to be released on Steam as a stand-alone game.

Sven Co-op will be available to download for the bargain price of USD$0 this Friday, the 22nd of January! All donors past and present will keep their bonus features in the Steam version.



The stand-alone game includes many hundreds of features, fixes and improvements, as well as new maps and content. Valve have also kindly allowed us to include their original Half-Life campaign free of charge, playable cooperatively even by people who don't own the original game! New features have allowed the co-op version of the storyline maps to be reworked in a way that stays true to the original game while remaining challenging for multiple players.



Additionally, thanks to Valve providing us with a Goldsrc license, the team had been able to update the engine itself to allow Sven Co-op and its maps to surpass the limitations of standard mods. The Steam release will also allow for easy installation, frequent iterative updates, and eventual Steam Workshop support.



I wasn't closely involved in 5.0's development, but I remain in proud awe of the team's dedication and the countless hours of work put into accomplishing this Steam release. Ever since the first custom map (GargHunt) was created for version 1.0, Sven Co-op has also been a community-driven project. The SC team and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the mappers, artists, server ops, donors, and others without whom we would never have come this far. We hope the new Sven Co-op SDK, scripting language, updated level editor and server tools will be of use to many of you as you continue to create endless imaginative content and generally keep the community running!



This 5.0 release is dedicated to Brent "BackAssward" Holowka, who left development and more important matters against his own will on October 9th, 2015. He is sorely missed.



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CW3D
CW3D

January 22nd ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN, CHOO CHOO!!! THNX SVEN CO-OP DEV TEAM!! ;D

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

CHOO CHOO

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BigLez
BigLez

The Hype Train will reach its Destination in 48+ Hours.

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Clemix
Clemix

Youtube.com All aboard HYPE TRAIN

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ALAA_AL-SOUDI
ALAA_AL-SOUDI

Finally Sven coop on steam !

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Free games! Congratulations!

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Rob12772
Rob12772

"If you love something, set it free."

-Unreal 4

Can't wait for the release of this!

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Maggy_
Maggy_

This is going to be awesome! Waiting for this

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Seaal
Seaal

You guys are great. You are all amazing for staying on this mod for so long. The updates that have been made here and there are tremendous. Thanks for blessing the world with this creation.

Sincerely sorry for Brent.

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MafiaGreed
MafiaGreed

So will donor features be DLC in the store?

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Olde72
Olde72

It's about ******* time.

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Dido_o
Dido_o

Y.E.S ! :D

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Chabs
Chabs

By far one of the greatest mods, which made most of my nights a blast, and which allowed me to meet tons and tons of people back when you could still meet and chat with people in-game.

Major thumbs up, and I just CAN'T wait! Here's to hoping servers will fill up once again!

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Cobra_D
Cobra_D

Sweet. I know what my new LAN party game is going to be!

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thonglover
thonglover

HOT DAMN, LETME HEAR DAT ONE MO TIIIME!

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theweedfather
theweedfather

Is there an estimated time to release?

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