Damnit I just got the SDK and i'm not sure how big to make anything. Nor of the triggers for levels etc...
There is actually something called Tilegen built in that allows you to make levels very simply.
I've only messed around with it for an hour or so, but it has potential.
1) Shock armourFinished the Campaign with 3 other friends on Hard last night. Didn't have too much trouble, but those damn parasites are a pain - our medic kept either running out of packs, or no more ammo to the medic gun. Is there something around this? Other than killing the parasites first, it just seems like I'd die an awful lot.
just getting into this game.. it first I was like ho-hum but after a bit of game time with it I am getting hooked... it's pretty damn fun.. runs great at 5760x1080 also.. some of the little in game menus are chopped tho, like when it suggests a key to use for to open a door.. the info is like chopped in half.. weird.
edit: here's a bug list and a patch is coming out today apparently.. might be out already.. who knows.
Updates to Alien Swarm have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Fixed weapon switch key in the 360 controller config
XP and level are stored in the Steam Cloud
Fixed duplicate rows in the "Find Public Games" screen
Reduced screen shake when you have high ping
Fixed dedicated server always starting in LAN mode
Fixed custom item button binds not displaying properly on HUD
Fixed full network updates causing duplicate client ragdolls to spawn
Added console commands to change game access on the fly (make_game_public and make_game_friends_only)
Fixed welding icon sometimes getting stuck above player's head
Fixed HUD elements being cut off in ultra wide resolutions
Removed cheat flag from a number of cosmetic console commands
Now firing, meleeing, or reloading while welding will break you out of the weld
Fixed spectators earning achievements
Fixed infinite ammo exploit
Fixed XP exploit
1) Shock armour
2) Take the medic with the higher infestation healing ability
3) Just remember where they all are, and bring a flamer
Switch from bird's eye view to FPS! Just a few commands and you're off. Video included at below link.
About 4 years ago I stopped playing games online. I was to busy to keep up and couldnt be bothered to search for servers that were not polluted with immaturity. I tried games online now and then, MW2 for example, I played it online for a weekend I think, L4D lasted me 2 weeks.
But I fired up Alien Swarm last night and I had a blast. Very, very fun. I just wish they made it vs zombies.
wow... that's extreme.I finally was able to connect to a game, after using the server browser. Upon entering the game, I was called a faggot and was told I would be team killed, lol. I played through to the end of the map, where they were all waiting and all fired at me simultaneously killing me and ending the game.
If it's anything like L4D, the server browser will let you in to any friends-only game. So you'll probably find yourself getting kicked or TK'd from time to time.I finally was able to connect to a game, after using the server browser. Upon entering the game, I was called a faggot and was told I would be team killed, lol. I played through to the end of the map, where they were all waiting and all fired at me simultaneously killing me and ending the game.
i made a group for those of you here who are interested in picking up new friends in this game, i tried checking the regular [H] group but there were too many people and it wasn't really particular to Alien Swarm, the url is
hopefully we can get some serious games going, i just completed it on hard, gonna go for insane shortly.