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17 comments by JPolito on Mar 22nd, 2015

Greetings Svencoopers and other Interested-In-Sven-People!

Today we would like to announce that we have reached a new stage in the development of version 5.0. A short time ago we ceased adding new features to the game and are instead focusing on sorting out a handful of issues that are preventing the game from being as good as we want it to be. Henceforth, we'll be putting the last bit of polish on the game. Nih tried to write this as a run-on sentence but I would not let him.

We would also like to take this opportunity to reveal a bit more about what’s in store for version 5.0 (The first version of Sven Co-op on Steam, available at no cost!):

One of the things we have been hard at work on is a complete rework of the Half-Life 1 co-op conversion. The new conversion will be much closer to the original Half-Life experience, with fewer Sven Co-op specific additions that ruined the original atmosphere of Half-Life. Many of the levels have also been merged, which allows for far less frequent map loading sequences, and player health and loadouts will be carried over between levels. The Half-Life co-op campaign has also been chosen to showcase a new major addition to the game: Survival Mode. When Survival mode is active, players who die will be respawned as 'observers', who observe the game in progress and will only be able to return once the living players have reached a checkpoint or until someone revives them. The result is an experience much more similar to Half-Life Singleplayer, where players can lose the level and must reload to try again. A video demonstrating Survival Mode and the checkpoint system can be see below.

Survival Mode has been scripted using AngelScript and the new 'Observer Mode' feature, and can be added easily to any level by loading the HLSP map script and adding the necessary checkpoint entities to the level. Alongside HLSP, several other official levels in the game have also been chosen to showcase Survival mode. Server operators are able to disable or enable the feature at will using a CVAR, allowing players to continue playing HLSP and other Survival Mode maps with the classic 'infinite respawn' mode typical of levels in our previous game versions.

We are seriously looking forward to seeing what kinds of creative game modes level designers will come up with using AngelScript and the long-awaited Observer Mode feature. And we'll try to keep you all updated as much as we can while we work ceaselessly to finally push this version out onto your doorsteps.

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Portal House - Sector C - D(demo)

Portal House - Sector C - D(demo)

Dec 19, 2014 Multiplayer Map 2 comments

Sector D del laboratorio lambda... fue extraído al mundo fronterizo, los equipos disponen entre BLACK MESA y HECU ...escoge cualquiera de los 2 equipos...

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Ayakashi banquet v1.3

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Ayakashi banquet is add-on of Sven-Coop. When you going to reach the temple, You'll know.

Venom (Black And Red)

Venom (Black And Red)

Jul 7, 2014 Players Model 0 comments

Ok... i adapted Venom (Black or Dark Blue[werever] and Red) of Marvel Comic's for Sven Co-op I hope you like it guys! Is a little difficult adapt this...

David Leatherhoff Models (Fixed) Playermodel

David Leatherhoff Models (Fixed) Playermodel

Jul 4, 2014 Players Model 10 comments

David Leatherhoff wanna play! but in sven coop! Use the 2 versions of David Leatherhoff (Dead v1 and v2) with your friends! The model is not mine Credits...

NinjaBlack's Shirt + Hat & haedphone

NinjaBlack's Shirt + Hat & haedphone

Jun 15, 2014 Players Model 32 comments

This is my model player, i'm working added like haedphone and hat "Howdy! i am brony because, what said now?" Re-Texture by NinjaBlack

Afrika Korps 1911 Re-animation

Afrika Korps 1911 Re-animation

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Afrika Korps Pistol Re-animation for Sven Coop (I mean 9mmhandgun Re-animation) "It's the only animations I have saved before that stupid format things...

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mr.supermikie Jan 30 2014, 1:27am says:


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DarkMander Mar 5 2014, 4:31pm replied:


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SuperDalek Jan 26 2014, 1:07pm says:

Is it possible to put Sven on Mac because my friend has the mod and I want it but for the time being it's only availible for Windows and Linux so can you not leave out Mac?

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JPolito Jan 26 2014, 2:09pm replied:

We'd like 5.0 to be Mac-ready, but it might not happen with the initial release of the standalone game on Steam. We're planning on ironing out the Linux version first, then getting a Mac version ready sometime later, which will be released via Steam's automatic content update servers.

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SuperDalek Jan 30 2014, 10:21pm replied:


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ja18000 Jan 25 2014, 6:56am says:

This game... This game made me love Half Life and the Gold Source engine MORE than Source and Half Life 2. The fact that the dev team has now just got aboard the Steamship over the past 15 years of developing and creating this masterpiece of a mod... Guys, I still remember when 2.6 was big, when they just put in the sniper rifle and when people were still playing toonrun... The development team deserves full recognition of true cooperative gameplay, no ******** included (minus that one glitch. 3.whatever the hell it was and it's .bsp file confusion...) I recommend anyone who has NOT played this, buy Half Life or if you already have it, download the **** out of this, head on over to cartman-2000's servers, get the map packs and the skins, and start your servers, because this game will NEVER leave you bored again.

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Willow. Jan 24 2014, 10:49pm says:

I have a question for the devs, will you release the sven coop source code like unknown worlds did with natural selection?

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JPolito Creator
JPolito Jan 26 2014, 2:05pm replied:

We're are not considering this at the moment. With the standalone release, Sven Co-op is basically a brand new game, starting from scratch with a completely new player base. We're also still actively developing the game. We'd rather have a firm foundation of players and community content development before making a decision like this.

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JPolito Creator
JPolito Jan 30 2014, 3:37pm replied:

We are* (Blast, I noticed this days later)

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Willow. Jan 26 2014, 8:43pm replied:

Thank you for answering my question. Good luck!

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