left for dead 2 on the pc.

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I have finished the server i think.
open to any one who want to play at any time.
it now finally has has a stats page : http://tinyurl.com/shamblesstats
A lot of time was wasted trying to set up a db mysql php server on my server pc. It was nearly right but not quite. "still not sure what i was missing"
So i gave up and grabbed a free mysql php host. the stats page was the last thing i needed to do really.

the stats are just a bit of fun really with mild bragging rights i guess. but i like knowing i killed more zombies than the population of Missouri or similar.

So like i said your all welcome to hop on any time you want to play. thing is open 24/7 now. Also the team speak server is there and open for your use.

just for ease of finding the info..
i will start with connecting to the game info..
and then after that how to connect to team speak. (please read both)

!GAME SERVER!
you can connect to the server in a number of ways now like so:

just click this link:
steam://connect/shamserver.no-ip.info:9459

or

if you are a member of the steam group You should be able to just join the server by selecting it on the 1st menu screen in game, I have no way of testing that though.

Or you can direct connect using the connect command:
you have to enable the developer thing from options> keyboard/mouse > Allow developer console > Enable
then you can press ` to open the console and type:
connect shamserver.no-ip.info:9459

the game will then connect to the server.

also the server is on gametracker so if you use that you can also connect like that.
Please ignore game tracker saying the server is offline.. for some reason it does that if the server is empty for a few mins:



!TEAM SPEAK!

team speak you would download the team speak client.
http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
then when its installed you run it and in the top left corner you click : connections > connect
server address : ShamSpeak.ddns.net
name (give your self a name)
password (not needed)
then click the connect button..
and thats that you will be in the teamspeak chat lobby thing.


-=The original 1st post=-









many years ago i used to host a l4d server for the [ELITE] clan. and it was very popular. i spent quite a few months on it tweaking stuff and balancing the game to make it more intense. and it really was great to play with a good co op group. even new players soon learned to play as a team because there was not much hope for them if they did not lol..

I have decided to try and re make the server for left 4 dead 2.
It needed a lot of cvar tweaks and some source mods to make it right. "need to add extra players and get the maps to change to the next chapter when one ends. as well as a few other things" this should not be an issue though. its just a matter of re learning a few simple things i used to know.

I have made a steam group for my servers that your welcome to join if you want to play on it when it is done.
For some reason im having a few issues with port forwarding so im not 100% sure if its join-able now. if you are on my steam friends list you will already have had an invite to join the group so your welcome to try and join it. although like i said i am working on it so its not on constantly yet..

So far i have managed to do the cvar edits to make it more of the game i always wanted it to be.
little things like multiple special infected can be attacking you at the same time (more than one of the same type)
shooting zombies any where other than the head takes a lot more to put them down "pistols"
and i added a few more zombies. as well as upped the tanks health.
its pretty well balanced for 8 players now (only 4 are currently enabled) when i add the final 4 survivours then i will reduce the spawn times by about 10%

I have made 2 videos a before and after..
the 1st one is how the game is on the hard setting as default.
and the second one is how the game is now after the edits its still the same difficulty (zombies hit for the same damage. items are just as findable and so on)
Any way here are the comparison vids for any one who wants to see.

Im not sure what the age rating on this would be probably mature?? guns, gore, blood and violence. Viewer discretion etc.

BEFORE:


AFTER:
 
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Ive got the game but never played it! Would be interested in joining!
 

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still having some issues with getting the server properly loged in to steam. but i have managed to atleast get it connectable via the internet now.

you can connect to it by pressing the ` key on the main window of left 4 dead 2 and type
connect shamserver.no-ip.info:9459

I added it to game tracker you can join from there 2 apparantly.



still working on it. should be done in a day or so though.
 
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if my laptop is good enough i'll join. Quite enjoyed it last time i played
 

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I have it on the Xbox360 and my daughter loves it. Just had a look and only £15 on Steam so I
might take the plunge for the new gaming rig! :D
 

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steve got it for like £7 from Kinguin or some where similar.
i know you can get it for less than £15 ;)
 

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ive noticed it comes on sale on steam a lot, i bought both l4d 1 and 2 for about £5

Here's an ebay link for l4d 1 & 2 for £7.99 however i have not purchased keys like this before so cannot guarantee it lol
 
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It dosnt work triple screen lol.
 

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thats why you just need 1 big old 100 inch screen.

right now the server has 8 slots. but for some reason the cvars arent loading properly i have done something wrong some where lol.

i will drop the server down to 6 players for the time being. and try and figure out what went wrong
 
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I'm at the main menu where i have the option to play a campaign or adjust settings but pressing the ' key does nothing?

*Edit*

got it, had to enable the developer console in the options first :picard

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ok, my laptop seems to run the game fine and i could join without problems. Don't have time to play now since i have to fetch kiddies from school soon but looks like it could be good fun later. Whats the button to type in game? I could see your messages but don't know how to respond?
 
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"y" opens chat command.
and i fixed the little bugs now "i think"
its set as 6 players. i did have it so the l4d 1 characters were some of them, but for some reason that crashed the server on a map change.

still need to add more ammo but the cvar commands dont seem to work for that.

and yes you have to enable the developer thing from options> keyboard/mouse
then you can press ` to open the console and type:
connect shamserver.no-ip.info:9459

if it turns out to be a bit difficult then i will change the hoard frequency or the size "or both"
 

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had a quick test of it with justin joining in 3/4 of the way through the map and we managed to not die at all on the 1st map so i think the difficulty is ok.
hope that a few of us can be online at the same time to play.
 
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Cool you got a server running?
 

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yep all the info to connect to it is scattered all through this thread lol..
And i added a l4d room to the team speak server.
so i will re post how to connect to the server and il tell people how to connect to team speak.

all you need to do to connect to team speak is download the team speak client (thats free)
then top left corner select
connect
type (or copy and paste)
ShamSpeak.ddns.net
in the server address box.
and then give your self a name and click connect..

with the left 4 dead server.
you open the game.
go to options.
mouse/keyboard
enable developer control.
then press `
that opens the console and type (or copy and paste)
connect shamserver.no-ip.info:9459

hit enter and it will connect to the server..
 

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I asked that earlier John and shambles said its the Y key to open chat
 
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