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sfd
10-21-2009, 08:13 AM
I pre-ordered so I'll be trying out the demo on the 27th. Anyone else? I actually never played online campaign so I wanted to get in on this early.

InfamousDX
10-21-2009, 08:17 AM
i'm sure the modded ones will be playing.. so that's like 4-6 ppl :lol:

too many games coming out... hopefully i'll stick to borderlands till MW2 comes out

Stealth
10-21-2009, 08:23 AM
I'll have it for PC

nuklear
10-21-2009, 08:43 AM
open demo download off live? Ill be playing it no doubt.

Wthermans
10-21-2009, 09:09 AM
Passing on this until it's sub-20. I'll be playing Borderlands and some older classics since MW2 is full of aids and fail.

Siegler
10-21-2009, 09:24 AM
I just don't see them justifying to charge $50 on basically an updated version of the first game.

InfamousDX
10-21-2009, 09:36 AM
blah blah blah rehash blah blah blah

SUR6E
10-21-2009, 09:49 AM
I'll get it, not sure when. 50$ is a bit steep I think. It looks hella fun tho.

Siegler
10-21-2009, 09:50 AM
blah blah blah rehash blah blah blah PS3 blah blah blah

:lol::lol::lol:

sfd
10-21-2009, 10:25 AM
Well since MW2 jacked it's price and multi player shit the bed I'll be sticking to single player............http://ui17.gamespot.com/880/pirate2_4.gif obviously.

EXCellR8
10-21-2009, 11:08 AM
yea i will probably be on early as well... pre-ordered a week or so ago. $45 on steam

i really want to try out borderlands though... pc version on the 26th i think. if i like it i will probably buy it through steam too.

eNder
10-21-2009, 01:05 PM
lol i laugh at people purchasing full games

InfamousDX
10-21-2009, 01:39 PM
nga look at you freshly modded :lol:

sfd
10-21-2009, 01:48 PM
lol i laugh at people purchasing full games

kinda hard to pirate steam games bud.

eNder
10-21-2009, 01:55 PM
kinda hard to pirate steam games bud.

i downloaded warhammer 40k the newest rts...that was on steam

lol so i dunno

Wthermans
10-21-2009, 01:57 PM
kinda hard to pirate steam games bud.

Not really.

goldenArms
10-21-2009, 02:03 PM
count me in for PC

sfd
10-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Not really.

well the point of the game is online co-op and versus.

EXCellR8
10-21-2009, 04:06 PM
exactly, L4D single player is useless and valve just bans/blacklists ppl who use crack copies to get online.

only PC games i like to DL are the ones with strong single-player campaigns... otherwise i buy.

Wthermans
10-21-2009, 09:20 PM
well the point of the game is online co-op and versus.

Hamachi :shrug:

Grey_Runner
10-21-2009, 09:33 PM
I'm not in for $45

this should have been an add on at best for max $30


all they did here was guarantee I won't be in for any game released on steam till at its been out for minimum 1 week

EXCellR8
10-24-2009, 05:04 PM
pre-loading for demo has started up... access on the 27th for ppl who've preordered :)

Caleb
10-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Buy a Left 4 Dead 2 4 Pack on sale, makes the game like $33.75+tax per copy, imo thats worth it if you can find 3 other people to go in on it with you. Its what I did with Left4Dead2 and Borderlands with PC.

Btw, anyone picking up Borderlands for PC?

EXCellR8
10-24-2009, 05:34 PM
^all of my friends are still butt-hurt that the game isn't free so i wasn't able to talk any of them into buying the game :shrug:


Btw, anyone picking up Borderlands for PC?

still awaiting torrent downloads to appear... if i like it i will probably buy it. pc version should def be the best of the three... especially with steam servers and crazy concept rendering style. i guess there are some framerate issues with both console versions and the ps3 version has broken online stuff. can't wait to try it out though...

EXCellR8
10-24-2009, 06:20 PM
looking at this footage the game is gonna be way crazier than the first...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_8hJsgZSNA&feature=popt00us08

krawnic
10-25-2009, 05:54 PM
bad ass

SUR6E
10-25-2009, 10:11 PM
looking more and more like a 45$ game

EXCellR8
10-25-2009, 10:29 PM
^those were my exact thoughts after watching... it looks like valve has really stepped it up in terms of intensity. i still think it would be cool as a $19.99 game or something but ppl gotta realize that this is far beyond DLC level. it's basically the same thing as the first, but also much different with a whole lot of stuff added. i have high hopes though, and if it's not better than the first i'm gonna be pretty disappointed. but, from the looks of it the game is gonna rock... less than 48hrs to go b4 i get my taste. can not wait.

Wthermans
10-26-2009, 07:17 AM
:lol: @ getting hyped over a non-gameplay trailer.

Grey_Runner
10-26-2009, 07:35 AM
:lol: @ getting hyped over a non-gameplay trailer.

exactly


does anyone have some gameplay footage?

I have yet to see any and frankly, that concerns me

sfd
10-26-2009, 07:45 AM
exactly


does anyone have some gameplay footage?

I have yet to see any and frankly, that concerns me

i cant find it but some leaked a bit ago.

Grey_Runner
10-26-2009, 08:19 AM
found some footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiZ8au860AE

I stick by my opinion that this should have been an update

aside from the new weapons and the extra melee weapons, it looks a lot the same

Stealth
10-26-2009, 08:48 AM
Why does the pan send them flying?

The game seems to be a lot brighter

goldenArms
10-26-2009, 12:20 PM
it does kinda just look like a mod/add-on

and yes its like hello where did all this sunshine come from

dunno how i feel about that frying pan also

will still buy tho

SUR6E
10-26-2009, 04:51 PM
it's true.. gameplay vs trailer is a major difference.. i may wait till the price drops or see if anyone wants to do a 4 pack deal

EXCellR8
10-26-2009, 04:57 PM
meh, i still get hyped up when i see the movie that plays at the start of l4d so :shrug:

no doubt it's gonna be better than the first anyways so FUCK YOU GUYS :lol:

EXCellR8
10-28-2009, 10:37 PM
played a bit tonight after valve finally released the demo... fucking got delayed like twice and then getting it to decrypt was a bitch.

plays pretty much like the first with a lot of new stuff such as:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/EXCellR8/l4d2_armorZombie.jpg

yep, body armor :)

survived a round of expert on the two campaign maps, lots of fun. the new weapons are great specifically the SIG and the new hunting rifle. they added an AK-47 and Desert Eagle too which are pretty brutal and you can combine different pistols. the machete is easily the best melee weapon and the new aid/health pickups are a good addition. the adrenaline speeds you up (revive ppl, melee faster etc.) and the shock paddles revive fallen team mates. they changed around the sounds to the original infected and it sounds awesome. from what i've seen so far the game is gonna be way crazier than the first and they've improved a lot of the little things. like, the gore flies around much better and the zombie damage is more realistic. there are more frequent hordes and they are more intense. there are female boomers now (will spare you the details) and some of the smokers looked a lot different. the thing that stands out most though is the level design. they are not so linear and provide alternate routes so you will def never experience the same game in addition to the AI controller throwing different stuff at you. overall it's just a really upgraded version of the first game, and so far i think it will be better.

SUR6E
10-29-2009, 12:38 AM
cool.. i may get impatient when the weekend comes..

HomeydaGRiceboy
10-29-2009, 02:05 AM
I will not yo, fuckin Bullshit yo milkin us no need for dat greedy bullshit.

SUR6E
11-03-2009, 06:27 PM
demo available today for those who did NOT prepurchase

i had it preloaded and when launching it fails to decrypt.. shows 0% and then stops and goes back to 100% updated.. each time i run it.. redowning it now

SUR6E
11-03-2009, 09:10 PM
huh... i may just like l4d1 better... and i am starting to agree that this should be DLC for the old game instead.. i'll give it some more time but I'm not impressed

EXCellR8
11-03-2009, 10:56 PM
yea the demo had some weird decrypting issues at launch. i had to restart steam like 4 times before it started working.

wat don't u like about it so far? it's clearly an improved game...

SUR6E
11-04-2009, 12:45 AM
part of it because im not used to it yet... the guns etc.. i just have a feel for l4d weapons and melee and moving around now that i lost in 2...

graphics are a bit prettier with the hdr and all, but the maps still look about as cheap as the old one, and in daylight you can really tell.. im running it at 1920 1200.. and i don't like the daylight much.. it takes away from the game..

more weapons and some other infected .. meh... not enough to call that a sequel.. that's stuff the community could add to l4d 1 if you ask me.. don't even need valve for that lol

im just not impressed..

EXCellR8
11-04-2009, 09:36 AM
well it's only two maps but i guess i see where you're coming from. there will be five brand new campaigns though and new game modes, so that's a lot added especially since they threw in a slew of new weapons on top of the old. there are also a lot of weapons that didn't make an appearance in the demo, such as the chainsaw and the grenade launcher. i think the demo of 1 was better than 2 but i still think 2 will be the better game in the end.

Grey_Runner
11-04-2009, 12:05 PM
I will just wait for the price to drop and for all the new shit to come out before spending my money, no reason to drop full price for less stuff

EXCellR8
11-08-2009, 10:41 PM
pre-loading for steam users started yesterday i think... I IS RDY!!

SUR6E
11-09-2009, 12:18 AM
I've been playing the demo more than l4d last few days. I'm really starting to warm up to it and want to see the rest of the Parish campaign. lol

Stealth
11-09-2009, 07:46 AM
I'm not a fan of the daylight either.

Been playing the demo on live and it seems like the same old stuff with just brighter levels
and some new enemies. This shouldn't really be a sequel at all.

SUR6E
11-09-2009, 09:45 AM
What would make it a sequel?

EXCellR8
11-09-2009, 09:50 AM
well it is a sequel...

plus i'm pretty sure the parish campaign is the only one set during the day, the other four campaigns are at night so it's just a change of atmosphere. i do agree with whoever said the maps looked a bit washed out during the day, but valve's mapping has never really been all that intricate anyways. they're source maps are like 20% bsp brushwork and like 80% static meshes. you guys gotta realize that the more detailed the worlds are the lower the performance. they are trying to optimize the game for online play and the focus really isn't the level design as much as the actual fighting and trying to survive.

if you don't like playing the game and don't want to pay for it, don't. :shrug:

poweredbyhonda17
11-10-2009, 05:56 PM
i got bored with l4d in like 15 mins, anyone wanna buy it for $15?

SUR6E
11-12-2009, 01:20 AM
well it is a sequel...

plus i'm pretty sure the parish campaign is the only one set during the day, the other four campaigns are at night so it's just a change of atmosphere. i do agree with whoever said the maps looked a bit washed out during the day, but valve's mapping has never really been all that intricate anyways. they're source maps are like 20% bsp brushwork and like 80% static meshes. you guys gotta realize that the more detailed the worlds are the lower the performance. they are trying to optimize the game for online play and the focus really isn't the level design as much as the actual fighting and trying to survive.

if you don't like playing the game and don't want to pay for it, don't. :shrug:

just saying.. what makes it a sequel.. the #2? what are the requirements ...

I understand all the rest.. and I am buying it.. I want to see the rest of parish asap.. lol

SUR6E
11-14-2009, 04:35 PM
preloading now.. they moved it up to monday the 16th

EXCellR8
11-14-2009, 06:56 PM
sounds good, hopefully no decrypting issues this time... that shit was weak.

SUR6E
11-15-2009, 01:48 PM
ya there have been enough steam updates just for l4d2 ...

goldenArms
11-15-2009, 01:53 PM
jus played the demo

its aiite

nuklear
11-15-2009, 03:14 PM
been playing the game, pretty cool, lots of neat new weps like the grenade launcher and boomer bile. Can only do coop tho or single, no online :(

SUR6E
11-15-2009, 05:07 PM
I played a bit of versus in the demo. It's gonna be good. I'm still no good at smoker but spitter hunter charger and jockey are fun.

EXCellR8
11-15-2009, 05:28 PM
hopefully they release at midnight, like they did for the first game. i'm really eager to see the end of parish campaign as well. i have a feeling the finales to each one are gonna be downright crazy. there's a new mounted gun type weapon and heavy stuff too so it should be an absolute slaughterfest.

Wthermans
11-15-2009, 06:44 PM
hopefully they release at midnight, like they did for the first game. i'm really eager to see the end of parish campaign as well. i have a feeling the finales to each one are gonna be downright crazy. there's a new mounted gun type weapon and heavy stuff too so it should be an absolute slaughterfest.

http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3115


Due to an ongoing debate in the office and online as to whether "12 AM" means noon or midnight (we're still sticking with midnight), it's been more challenging than we realized to tell people when exactly our game will be available. Factor in the Earth rotating around the sun, daylight savings time, some of our fans insisting on using the Mayan calendar, and we're just going to try and make this as specific as possible:

When L4D2 will go live:


•Monday, November 16th, 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
•Monday, November 16th, 10:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
•Monday, November 16th, 11:00 PM Central Standard Time
•Tuesday, November 17th, 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Standard Time
•Tuesday, November 17th, 5:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time
•Tuesday, November 17th, 8:00 AM Moscow Time
•Tuesday, November 17th, 2:00 PM Japan Standard Time
Also, if you were interested in learning a bit more about the Survivors you'll be playing as this Tuesday(ish), check out our Survivor pages for Nick, Ellis, Coach and Rochelle with character, weapon and item details.

Grey_Runner
11-15-2009, 07:54 PM
what kind of fucking retard thinks 12AM is noon?

Wthermans
11-15-2009, 08:03 PM
what kind of fucking retard thinks 12AM is noon?

The same kind of fucking retard that misses the funnah from Valve's blog posts. :chuckle:

EXCellR8
11-15-2009, 09:48 PM
heh, guess i'll just plan on playing tuesday morning... yes, midnight is actually in the morning for ppl who understand regular time format.

SUR6E
11-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Yeah the L4D2 Steam page says when. I'll be playing at 10PM tomorrow.

XGRaViSmOrSX
11-16-2009, 08:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lFkXFqHc9E

looks really easy but still cool as hell. :lol:

sfd
11-16-2009, 08:56 PM
lol @ 12am. this is valve time though:

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time

so it can be anything really :lol: assholes even post a wiki for it.

EXCellR8
11-16-2009, 10:10 PM
weird, there was a recent update for L4D2 thru steam and Avira detected a virus in one of the exe files :-?

valve is tryin to steal my infos y0.

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 12:01 AM
wtf. it seems they are having some issues releasing the game on time (that's not like them). i guess it's not as easy as pushing a shiny red button cuz even the steam forums are fucked up and i can't get any info as to what is goin on. i do kno that it's 1AM and i need to be up @ 8 tho... so i'm prob gonna have to wait until tonight or later to play. ballz.

edit: opps, restarting steam... looks like somethin is actually happening :)

edit2: was a bitch to get working, but i got to play for a few min. used a baseball bat n the chainsaw in the first dead center map for a bit. both are kickass. can not wait to play some online rounds later in the week. goin 2 sleep now.

SUR6E
11-17-2009, 02:29 AM
Almost completed Parish on advanced in single player. Holy freaking fuck... the bridge is looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooong and there are 09789248576092845769813746518924568271354871235478 1263548712354871635247863145 zombies!!!!

Then right before I got to the chopper A jockey jumped me and the tank got the rest of 'm. NO WAY am I redoing that now... wow.

sfd
11-17-2009, 08:03 AM
i hear nothing but good on this game from ocn right now. gunna be on tonight playing sfdxsm steam id.

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 12:18 PM
I'm probably gonna be on a shitload over the weekend if I don't have to work.

did anyone else get that trojan horse in their l4d2 folder? it was attached to "addoninstaller.exe" and avira kept quarantining it. that's never happened before yo, hopefully nobody is trying to hijack my account. that would piss me off.

PaXiL541
11-17-2009, 12:23 PM
lol @ 12am. this is valve time though:

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time

so it can be anything really :lol: assholes even post a wiki for it.

haha that is awesome. i dont have any intents on playing l4d2 though, valve and steam is all but dead to me. i wont let them back into my life unless i get ns2

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 12:27 PM
^ns2 is yet to be declared as to whether or not it will be steam compatible. probably will be though since there's pretty much no other way for the guys at UW to distribute it digitally.

InfamousDX
11-17-2009, 12:31 PM
so how is the game vs l4d1? i'll be playin it tonight probably.

sfd
11-17-2009, 12:32 PM
I'm probably gonna be on a shitload over the weekend if I don't have to work.

did anyone else get that trojan horse in their l4d2 folder? it was attached to "addoninstaller.exe" and avira kept quarantining it. that's never happened before yo, hopefully nobody is trying to hijack my account. that would piss me off.

chances are it's a false positive but never know. i wont know until tonight. i run avg so we'll see.

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 02:47 PM
so how is the game vs l4d1? i'll be playin it tonight probably.

it's way crazier, plus there is even more new stuff than in the demo... like diff ammo types you can deploy, and laser sights that you can equip.


chances are it's a false positive but never know. i wont know until tonight. i run avg so we'll see.

idk man, that's never happened b4. avira doesn't flag stuff unless it's malicious so i'm not sure what the deal is. the game runs fine without that file so it's not like i am being prevented from playing or anything. there were recog patterns of a trojan attached to the file so that has me a bit confused.

this game is awesome, i tried playing a SP run-through in the dead center but i ended up getting massacred in the mall when it was only me and a katana lol. all of the bots were dead and i had 1hp left in b&w imminent death overlay. def gonna be playing this game for awhile but i got class tonight so i'll prob be on late at best.

InfamousDX
11-17-2009, 03:20 PM
how's the teammate AI in this? i heard it was shitty first time around.

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 03:44 PM
eh the AI is pretty much the same as in the first... i don't think they changed much of the code. the bots tend to get in the way sometimes and don't provide ample cover all the time but it's fine for SP or offline play. just don't expect to win every round in advanced or expert difficulty.

i'm gonna try to be on around 11PM EST tonight, i'm done all school projects so i have some free time on my hands. steam id=bloodenguts

SUR6E
11-17-2009, 05:31 PM
I've tried 3 campaigns so far and advanced is just nuts in all of them. Normal is hardly doable unless you're with really good players. I haven't completed any of them yet. Keep dying in the final. I don't see anyone beat these on expert any time soon unless you learn the maps well and work together REALLY well. You'll have to be really really efficient in everything you do. I am not sure what the Realism game mode is about yet, but that might be interesting. Long maps for sure. New stuff in each campaign. You can squeeze the clown's nose in Carnival and it'll make a noise. Hordes are harder to fight off. Tank is a little smarter. In dead center I think it is that you walk through a burning building filled with smoke, really well done. Always shit tons of stuff going on. Really need a break after a game. Maps are much more disorienting, chaotic.

goldenArms
11-17-2009, 06:57 PM
I read somewhere that realism mode includes the following...

only headshots will kill zombies
no respawns, if you die you will only revive if someone uses the defib
more zombies i think?

dunno just look it up, but I'd imagine that if you want to win in realism mode you'll have to crawl through the map and snipe everything, and when a horde comes get to a corner or die. Also without voice communication your chances of surviving are probably low. It is a challenging mode for friends who want to play together.

I beat the demo campaign on expert after a few tries. You have to be matched up with kids who know what they are doing or you are beat. Also with the new melee weapons people keep running around trying to slice everything up or smash their guitar over a zombie's head kurt cobain style, and end up just getting friendly fired. That will probably die down though once people get over melee weapons and want to start actually winning.

sfd
11-17-2009, 07:26 PM
man this is fun. versus was impossible.

SUR6E
11-17-2009, 08:55 PM
Completed swamp fever on normal. only 2 of the 4 made it. Tank was right behind us when we jumped on the boat. Was the easiest one I've played, but it may just be team mates. Now that I've seen all of them I'll try versus, which I can imagine to be impossible. :lol:

EXCellR8
11-17-2009, 09:24 PM
bleh, i still haven't gotten around to playing any solid rounds yet. almost all of my steam friends that are online right now are playing it and i'm sitting here with my thumb up my ass doing school work. might be able to play in a little while once i feel i've actually made progress lol.

sfd
11-17-2009, 10:19 PM
game is just really diverse compared to the old one. difficulty is way up.

EXCellR8
11-18-2009, 01:43 AM
yea the difficulty is def tweaked... well at least that's how it seems. might just be the added infected though. i couldn't get very far on expert at all... even with 4 good ppl it was tough as hell. so far i've only completed the swamp one on advanced and it was fucking insane enough. 2 tanks at once and then one at the end. just brutal. but fun.

nuklear
11-18-2009, 07:25 AM
game is just really diverse compared to the old one. difficulty is way up.

agreeed, I also found that if I stood in 1 spot too long clearing zombies from a long distance the director would kick in and throw a special infected in around me and a wave or 2 of zombies. It was actually quite nice noticing that.

InfamousDX
11-18-2009, 10:02 AM
Yea it seems the time that you wait around before the AI sends more hordes is a lot shorter than the first one, haha

sfd
11-18-2009, 12:20 PM
i'll be on tonight from around 7-9. So far I've seen only a few maps from each campaign. The Carnival one was my favorite so far. I wanna beat the mini games but each game brings a serious fucking horde.

krawnic
11-18-2009, 06:49 PM
picked this up yesterday, I just don't see myself getting very into it though, probably wasted my money....

Siegler
11-19-2009, 12:35 AM
just installed it earlier today, all the new content is awesome, and the graphics look real nice

sfd
11-19-2009, 10:05 AM
it's way crazier, plus there is even more new stuff than in the demo... like diff ammo types you can deploy, and laser sights that you can equip.



idk man, that's never happened b4. avira doesn't flag stuff unless it's malicious so i'm not sure what the deal is. the game runs fine without that file so it's not like i am being prevented from playing or anything. there were recog patterns of a trojan attached to the file so that has me a bit confused.

this game is awesome, i tried playing a SP run-through in the dead center but i ended up getting massacred in the mall when it was only me and a katana lol. all of the bots were dead and i had 1hp left in b&w imminent death overlay. def gonna be playing this game for awhile but i got class tonight so i'll prob be on late at best.

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/611829-gg-modern-warfare-2-iw-net.html

Avira with a false positive on MW2. Avira did a lot of false positives on my systems in the past too.

EXCellR8
11-20-2009, 04:30 PM
yea i updated Avira the other day and now it doesn't flag the file... i couldn't find any reports on the actual issue itself though. i was pretty convinced false-positives were a thing of the past with AntiVir but it might be because I'm still using version 8. i'm just too lazy to upgrade to the new one even though it only takes like 5 minutes lol.

sfd
11-20-2009, 08:18 PM
well this mother fucker is pissing me off. first the performance was shit. so i upgraded to the newest beta drivers for nvidia. worked amazingly but the game just exits after every completed map. so i downgrade to the beta they recommend. now i cant even play the fucking game.

on top of that all my achievements were erased.

EXCellR8
11-20-2009, 10:08 PM
^that sounds like corrupt game files and not related to video drivers or performance. i would try verifying game files thru steam and see if that fixes it or reinstall the game if you are sure your achievements or whatever have been erased. i wouldn't try beta drivers unless you are experiencing a specific performance issue and not just lousy framerate. for that i would suggest tweaking the game's video settings and disable AA until the game is playable. also make sure that nothing is hogging res while you play like AV software.

SUR6E
11-21-2009, 12:36 AM
I agree, verify integrity of game files. I've had similar issues several times now. Crash to desktop.. or after the first part of a map it loads the next and says server is running a different version... bla bla... after I check it says between 1 and 10 files are wrong and will be re-acquired.

EXCellR8
11-21-2009, 01:05 AM
...oh yea and about achievements, in-game it says i have 12/50 but on my steam profile stats i have none :shrug:

seems there's just a bugged connection somewhere but check the list in-game your progress is still probably docked.

sfd
11-21-2009, 08:03 AM
...oh yea and about achievements, in-game it says i have 12/50 but on my steam profile stats i have none :shrug:

seems there's just a bugged connection somewhere but check the list in-game your progress is still probably docked.

oh you will lose your's soon. it's a widespread problem on the steam forums. that's how it started for me and others. now my in game ones are gone too.

yea it was a game file problem but no steam is also recommending the beta drivers to windows 7 users for multithread issues. you guys suck for advice; keep up with what's going on! lol.

sfd
11-21-2009, 08:05 AM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1032810

EXCellR8
11-21-2009, 11:31 AM
lol the only time i ever use steam forums is when it's painfully clear that something is wrong with the program or if i want to find information on a certain game. other than that the forums are full of dipshit noobs that complain about EVERYTHING! and besides that, i really could care less if i lose my achievements. not that important to me.

also, trying beta video drivers just because you have a multi-threading processor makes no fucking sense at all. you are using windows 7 and steam is not 100% compatible with it yet. there are many issues to be addressed and you can't expect everything to run without hitches. i don't know why the games crashes, but it's likely to be the game itself and not whatever drivers you are using.

sfd
11-21-2009, 12:46 PM
lol the only time i ever use steam forums is when it's painfully clear that something is wrong with the program or if i want to find information on a certain game. other than that the forums are full of dipshit noobs that complain about EVERYTHING! and besides that, i really could care less if i lose my achievements. not that important to me.

also, trying beta video drivers just because you have a multi-threading processor makes no fucking sense at all. you are using windows 7 and steam is not 100% compatible with it yet. there are many issues to be addressed and you can't expect everything to run without hitches. i don't know why the games crashes, but it's likely to be the game itself and not whatever drivers you are using.

:lol: dude, it makes perfect sense. nvidia fixed something in the drivers that was causing issues with l4d2. it happens ALL the time that later versions fix something; ignore the fact that they are beta for a second because that's irrelevant you're missing the point.


There is one known case of this with Left4Dead 2 running on a dual core CPU with nvidia GPUs. In their latest beta driver 195.39, nvidia has tuned their driver thread usage for Left4Dead 2 to avoid conflicts.

If you have nvidia hardware and a dual core CPU, please try the latest beta driver. If you are still having hitches please post your configuration info: CPU / GPU / driver version / OS version to help enable us to reproduce the issue.

Valve's also quick to point out other performance issues that are not system related.

not sure where you got the info about steam being bad with Win7 as because Win7 is really no different from Vista.

EXCellR8
11-21-2009, 03:02 PM
Steam isn't "bad" on any operating system, but like anything needs to be updated and patched for compatibility. There are plenty of glitches with Steam and Win7, but most have been fixed. And no, Windows Vista and 7 are not the same. They look pretty much the same and can use some of the same resources but are in fact very different from a build standpoint.

I still don't understand what is going on with the nvidia drivers, and i don't care. I just don't see why thread usage for the CPU is being tweaked in the video drivers to avoid "conflicts" with software. That's something i would think would be related to chipset drivers or something but w/e. And I know what a beta driver set is... no shit they address different issues, I'm not missing the point.

goldenArms
11-25-2009, 11:19 PM
so my girl surprised me with a copy for xbox

I was gonna get it for pc though

dunno if i should go exchange it

SUR6E
11-26-2009, 12:04 AM
of course, duh

goldenArms
11-26-2009, 12:07 AM
ya im kinda gettin tired of pc games, id rather jus kick it on the couch and play on the big screen

but im thinkin a game like this should be played on pc

RR
11-26-2009, 04:21 PM
Most FPS should. I dont play much on the computer because I got tired of upgrading my PC and none of my friends play computer games. Plus, the $350 some dollars I spent on my Xbox that will play games for 5 or 6 years is roughly the same ammount I spent on upgrading my PC for MW1 and Crysis.

EXCellR8
11-26-2009, 08:14 PM
...says the guy who just RRoD'd :lol:

srsly nobody's xbox has lasted 4+ years...

goldenArms
11-26-2009, 09:19 PM
ya my comp isnt exactly the greatest...I need to run the game on low settings or it wont be playable

ill prolly just trade it in anyways the only kid I know who plays l4d2 like that plays on pc

I do need to pick up the new cod for xbox though

goldenArms
11-26-2009, 09:23 PM
well not the lowest settings...more like medium settings

EXCellR8
11-26-2009, 11:21 PM
my shit chugs a bit during the big hordes in the finales but i run 1080p high settings so i can't really complain. i haven't been able to play any decent rounds lately though, seems ppl end up leaving or being terrible lol. ff seems to be a huge failure factor which is bs since it's sooo easy to aim w/o hitting someone on PC. still haven't completed a campaign on expert.

goldenArms
11-26-2009, 11:34 PM
ff is more of a noob issue rather than aim. Most ff that isn't intentional is the result of something like some idiot running in front of people while they are shooting. Like you see me ducking and shooting at something...why would you walk in front of me, especially if you are comin up from behind (no homo). Hey asshole have you heard of burst fire? Also I just played the demo again and these clowns think it is medieval times running around trying to melee everything, n all they do is end up getting blasted.

lol i told my girl i wanted to exchange the 360 copy she got me for either COD or the pc version of l4d 2. She got all upset n started bitching like "what you dont like my gift? Whats the difference?"

take it from me girlfriends just dont understand

EXCellR8
11-26-2009, 11:40 PM
:lol:

the times when someone blatantly runs in front of me i get so pissed. i usually don't end up shooting them but it still drives me crazy but yea sometimes they literally jump right into your live line of fire. i just hate when ppl are shooting in my direction when it's clear that i can take care of whatever the threat is. like ppl with snipers that aim for a single fucking zombie that is right within my melee reach. i hate that.

goldenArms
11-29-2009, 10:57 AM
ya so I ended up switchin it for the pc version

if anyone is playin add me.... goldenarmsny

goldenArms
11-30-2009, 09:45 AM
aiite so I played for probably more than I should have yesterday

I beat the dead center campaign on expert, it wasnt too hard. Then I joined a realism expert game as they were all bout to die on the 3rd level of dead center. We made it through the rest of the campaign after a few tries on the 3rd level and a few on the finale. The 3rd level was interesting as I think hordes spawn every 20 seconds. The finale wasn't that tough once you actually work as a team. We had 2 go on the 2nd floor and 2 go to the 3rd floor. Throw all the gas cans down to the first floor and gg. I'll have to go through the whole campaign on realism to get the achievement.

Then I began the next campaign, dark carnival. We made it to the 4th level and gave up. The event at the end was mad frustrating. Someone actually made it to the safe room and a hunter was in there waiting for him, n that was that. Dunno if ima even try that shit on realism. Some kid I was playin with said they might tone it down but dunno if that will actually happen.

Cage
12-04-2009, 12:47 PM
I just downloaded it last night

ive never really played the first because it was hacked and kept crashing on me.

I played through a little but of the campaign to get familiar with it. The only thing I really found out that was useful is dont mess with the witches :lol:

if anyones down to play add me up, pheaturez

sfd
12-04-2009, 01:00 PM
i can't find one game with decent people to play expert. everyone runs off like morons or does something just completely retarded.

EXCellR8
12-04-2009, 01:17 PM
i can't find one game with decent people to play expert. everyone runs off like morons or does something just completely retarded.

I'm having the same exact problem man, it's either I end up carrying the team or most of them leave. I think I've completed less than half the games I've played and it's starting to piss me off. I've also noticed that there seems to be a lot more noob shit than i had to deal with in the first. It's kinda ruining the game for me :shrug:

SUR6E
12-04-2009, 01:34 PM
That's why you just add a ton of friends .. everyone that plays half decent you add. Easier to set up a friends only game and have more fun and less rage quitting.

Siegler
12-04-2009, 01:57 PM
friends only game is a lot more fun

sfd
12-04-2009, 02:07 PM
none of you fucks are on when im on.

EXCellR8
12-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Same here. I usually can only find time to play late at night, which I think might factor in to why i've been playing shitty rounds. I would prefer to play friends-only but every time i see a lot playing the game's are always full or too far into the campaign; I hate jumping in right at the end.

sfd, i don't even think i have you on my list... did you post it in the SteamID thread?

sfd
12-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Same here. I usually can only find time to play late at night, which I think might factor in to why i've been playing shitty rounds. I would prefer to play friends-only but every time i see a lot playing the game's are always full or too far into the campaign; I hate jumping in right at the end.

sfd, i don't even think i have you on my list... did you post it in the SteamID thread?

yea

sfdxsm

EXCellR8
12-04-2009, 02:58 PM
alright cool i just joined the HHU steam group since i can't search anyone for some reason.

my steam friends id is "Bloodenguts" so most ppl probably won't recognize it as being me anyways lol

goldenArms
12-06-2009, 09:25 PM
i sent out invites to a few of you

game name is jiggaboomer..account name is goldenarmsny...i dunno which one it shows for the invite

and yo im tired of gettin matched up with noobs and tkers so if anyone wants to run through a campaign or w/e let me know

EXCellR8
12-06-2009, 10:07 PM
^yea it shows up as jiggaboomer lol, i had no idea who it was other than they were an hhu member. i'm down for some campaign action tomorrow some time after work... i still gotta complete Hard Rain and The Parish. i went through HR yesterday from beginning to end and didn't get the achievement for some reason. i think it's my favorite one though so i'd like to give it another shot some time.

EXCellR8
12-14-2009, 03:35 PM
First DLC has been announced for spring 2010... it's called "The Passing" and supposedly the new characters cross paths with the original cast from L4D1. Sounds interesting... I think some other new stuff for each game mode is being released too, sounds like free for PC users and $7-10 for X360 ppl. Hopefully it's more of a DLC than the previous game additions were...

SUR6E
12-15-2009, 02:28 PM
Cool.

Punisher11
12-15-2009, 02:32 PM
First DLC has been announced for spring 2010... it's called "The Passing" and supposedly the new characters cross paths with the original cast from L4D1. Sounds interesting... I think some other new stuff for each game mode is being released too, sounds like free for PC users and $7-10 for X360 ppl. Hopefully it's more of a DLC than the previous game additions were...

lol im grabbing this for steam end of month, i need to make an internet rig for the wife so she stops hogging the desktop

Grey_Runner
12-16-2009, 06:45 AM
i need to make an internet rig for the wife so she stops hogging the desktop

Just buy a netbook for around $300, how much computer can she really need?

goldenArms
12-20-2009, 10:19 PM
yo I was playing a vs game and my game started to lag for about 20 seconds before my comp got the blue screen

i restored back to a restore point and my comp seems fine but now I cannot connect to any games

anyone know what the problem might be?

goldenArms
12-20-2009, 10:50 PM
alright my system is officially fucked up

i was playing a game of dota and my system crashed again

i restarted it and when the login screen opened the colors were all distorted and the display is in 640x400 (or w.e it is), and they still are

i actually been meaning to restore but id like to fix this and not have to be forced into a restore

goldenArms
12-20-2009, 10:52 PM
as i posted that last message firefox crashed and it probably will as i post this

if that helps at all

EXCellR8
12-20-2009, 11:04 PM
sounds like a video driver... did you update your drivers recently?

make sure nothing is overheating...

goldenArms
12-21-2009, 08:36 AM
when it first crashed i didnt notice an error message related to display drivers

so i restarted and then updated to the latest drivers

then it crashed again

overheating may be an issue as my system does get warmer than usual

Punisher11
12-21-2009, 09:19 AM
Just buy a netbook for around $300, how much computer can she really need?

she has one, but finds the set up for the touch pad stupid, and the screen doesnt have enough resolution

Wthermans
12-21-2009, 06:10 PM
alright my system is officially fucked up

i was playing a game of dota and my system crashed again

i restarted it and when the login screen opened the colors were all distorted and the display is in 640x400 (or w.e it is), and they still are

i actually been meaning to restore but id like to fix this and not have to be forced into a restore

Sounds like you need a new video card.

Grey_Runner
12-22-2009, 07:01 AM
she has one, but finds the set up for the touch pad stupid, and the screen doesnt have enough resolution

buy a monitor and a mouse?

goldenArms
12-29-2009, 08:30 PM
alright so I havent had much time to sit down and try n figure out what might be wrong with my system. Here is a list of what I have tried so far...

uninstalling/reinstalling nvidia drivers
updating bios n all that other shit
i cant do a system restore cause for some reason no restore points are showing up
virus scan
try to get free repairs from hp("sorry warranty is up")

Apparently there is a defect in the motherboard/video card in some hp models however they said mine is not on that list.

one thing that is rather odd though is if i leave my system off a long period of time, usually about 24 hours, when i turn it on again the colors are no longer distorted. However if I try to change anything that has to do with display then it goes back to being fuzzy and distorted.

I have been meaning to do a full system restore for some time now, so I am going to back up some things I would like to keep, and then probably mess with it a little more before reformatting. Reformatting will most likely not do anything but I am going to do it anyways.

If anyone might have some input in this that would be cool

SUR6E
12-30-2009, 05:43 PM
I'd want to see a picture of the distortion... but without it I'm guessing it's the card, or the onboard chip. If you are using the onboard I'd just pop in a video card and see if it works ok. Also make sure you're not installing the wrong drivers...

It could be silly simple things like a cable not all the way connected if you're just getting discoloring... but I think you'd have found that by now.

goldenArms
01-02-2010, 07:06 PM
arrite so I cleared out my hard drives n installed windows 7

the display is still fucked up and many programs will not open, or open and crash immediately, such as several system tools

here is what it I am looking at

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h64/goldenarmsNY/478391592_1676031155_0.jpg

bad trip

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h64/goldenarmsNY/478391718_1676031621_0.jpg

you can see the lines in the background and how the colors are off

SUR6E
01-04-2010, 08:31 PM
that's fugly

Low color settings will give you that, like if you remember Windows 98 with no video drivers installed it would give you the low 8 bit colors and it would look just like the pics. Check to make sure you have the right drivers. I guess your card could be bad but I already suggested trying another to confirm.

goldenArms
01-05-2010, 12:53 AM
ive tried reinstalling drivers, rolling back to old drivers, uninstalling the graphics card, disabling the card...all that shit

its actually working right now...it will work fine if i leave the system off for a while, but if i restart or try to run something graphics heavy it will crash or go back to being distorted

i backed up everything and reformated n that didnt do much

there is a known issue with my laptop model and the nvidia gforce 8600 card. Typically after around 18-24 months or so people have been getting hit with similar issues due to the video card failing. Of course most people's systems fail not too long after their warranties run up. Mine was about 3 months out of warranty when it began to fail.

HP will only offer to replace the motherboard and card for about $450. People have been filing complaints with them over this issue, claiming HP needs to offer free repairs and replacements for this "defect." I will probably end up just paying to get it fixed.

I was reading about some at-home fixes that some have claimed to work for them. This one cat said he "re-flowed" the motherboard using a heat gun. Since my motherboard is probably toast anyways I will try that out.

sfd
01-05-2010, 08:15 AM
$450 could get you 2/3s of the way to a bad ass desktop that would smoke that machine and others for a long time. Shit, $200 more bucks and you could have a new laptop.

SUR6E
01-05-2010, 11:13 AM
I would not pay 450 for a freaking laptop mobo from HP unless you paid 2000 or more for the thing.

goldenArms
01-05-2010, 09:30 PM
Well if it needs to be replaced, what else am I supposed to do? I def did not pay 2000, but it was not cheap either. I forgot how much I paid for it and I got a discount on some of the parts...final cost was probably somewhere between 1600-1700. The laptop is about 2 1/2 years old and although that may be a decent life for a laptop, I am not ready to just scrap it.

SUR6E
01-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Next time get extended warranty or don't buy HP. I guess at that price the mobo is still about a 1/4th of it's value 2 1/2 years ago so it's up to your wallet.

goldenArms
01-06-2010, 10:28 AM
lol ya i did extend the warranty, just not long enough

and yes it is the last hp laptop i will spend money on