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I will say that the manor battle is one of the most gruelling I have personally ever experienced. The infected literally come from every direction, every hole in the wall, even from the toilets! They are jarateed, and they're out for blood! This will truly be the fight of your life, FOR your life! —The_Garden (


Posted by Nicolas in Media, Progress

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Because it’s been a long time since we last provided new materials, here’s 3 brand new action screenshots taken from the Lakeside level during our last playtest. We try to keep as much mystery as possible around this one, but we’ve been busy working on weather recently and as it turned out pretty good, we wanted to share it with you. Color correction is awesome.

Also, playing with the right music is always important!


38 Responses to “Thunderstorm!”

  1. Zecomm says:

    Oh my gawd. This mod just got ten times better.

  2. James says:

    Why must you tease us so!

    This mod isn't going to raise the bar for L4D maps, it's going to set it on fire and rocket into space.

  3. Jamie says:

    I assume the lightning actually strikes? Not just a static image in the background. If so this is great, nothing like this in the original maps!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can't wait to play this!

  5. Nicolas says:

    LOl yes, of course it strikes. It was a nightmare to shoot these screenshots at the exact millisecond where the light was not yet dazzling but the thunderbolt still visible :D

  6. Ydna says:

    Well, I agree, I just love color correction too. ^^

    Specially the "almost b&w;" effect it can give the game.

  7. Monsieur says:

    this is fucking pure lightnings !
    when when when when ?????

    you don't seek for beta testers ??
    (just for objective improvements, of course)

  8. Valentin says:

    They have already the best beta tester in the world !

  9. blackdog says:

    isn't possible to set the time so that it's like playing slowmo? in a local match should be possible to activate the cheats…

  10. Apple says:

    Hey is it possible to set any of the L4D2 'Hard Rain' effects into the map? Haha, that'd be awesome. Or is it impossible because L4D2 is on a different engine?

  11. Nicolas says:

    Damn, that's not a bad idea, didn't even thought about the host_timescale command.

    No, the campaign is set to work on Left 4 Dead 1 first. If it works on Left 4 Dead 2 that's cool (and we'll try to make it work), but that's not our primary goal.

  12. blackdog says:

    eheh :) i remember that because i used when taking some early screens of Riot Act betas.

  13. Apple says:

    Oh I see. But what I really meant was is it possible to add the L4D2 Hard Rain effects in the Left 4 Dead 1 version of this campaign?
    I'm not a mapper so I wouldn't have a clue =D

  14. Nicolas says:

    Oh yeah, that would be totally feasible, but there's just a little problem: Valve never implemented any system for us to include custom particle systems. So, we're stuck with the ones that come with Left 4 Dead 1.

  15. Logan says:

    Can't wait for this! It's so damn hot looking!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Do you guys have an ETA on the campaign? It seems like you are pretty close to finishing.

  17. ohmysac says:

    It should work with L4D2 just fine, you MAY have to change some textures and modify the mission.txt and addoninfo.txt. As long as you didn't use func_button_timed for anything it should work. If not, I can provide assistance with this if needed. I do think it would be a shame to not have a l4d2 version as the changes will probably be very minor materials changes. Also, L4d1 is pretty much dead to be honest.

  18. Daniel says:

    Looks good. Ah, what I am talking about? That's pure gold there! Will the lightning work like the Hard Rain (means summon a small horde and/or reduce the view by adding more fog or something)?

    Anyway, seems pretty compelete for me, so I guess, we can expect an release soon – within next 2 month, maybe?

  19. Nicolas says:

    No ETA for the moment, we'll announce a release date when it will be fully finished.

    We didn't use the entity, no. I Heard it wasn't implemented in Left 4 Dead 2 anyway.

    No, it doesn't summon hordes, because it's the finale map, it would be pretty horrible to battle through hordes just to reach the finale and battle through hordes again!

  20. Hervé says:

    Great work!! I can't wait to play this campaign.

  21. Anonymous says:

    So, when it will be released?
    Can't wait to play this…

    Hi from Russia! :-)

  22. Nicolas says:

    A lot of people are asking for an ETA of the campaign. That's not how we proceed. First we finish it, then we announce it, sorry :)

  23. Mahlzeit says:

    Still checking here from time to time and still looking forward to play this (screens look great!!!).

  24. Anonymous says:

    So when are you going to port this to L4D2?

  25. Nicolas says:

    When it's done.