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2009 International Year of the Log
All Hail Log
Information Compendium by Sol Invictus
System Requirements for PC
Suds is pretty jawesome
Left 4 Dead is a multiplayer cooperative survival horror shooter in development by Valve, based on the Source engine. There are two sides, the Survivors and Infected. Four players control the four Survivors, working their way through campaigns in rural and urban areas, fighting off dozens of the AI-controlled infected (fast, 28 Days Later style zombies). On top of the regular zombies, there are four player-controlled boss zombies all with unique powers for causing chaos. This mix of the dozens of AI-controlled infected zombies and the boss zombies makes for an entirely fresh co-op experience. - Left4Dead411
Supported OS Microsoft Windows XP Vista Vista64
Processor Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory 1 GB
Graphics 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive At least 7.5 GB of free space
Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Supported OS Microsoft Windows XP Vista Vista64
Processor Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
Memory 1 GB
Graphics Shader model 3.0, NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
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Xbox Live Gamertag Group -A PD L4D Group
Send a friend invite to A PA L4D Group to be entered into this group. We'll use this gamertag as a central hub for the 360, just like the steam group. I doubt we'll exceed 100, but if we do we'll figure that out when we get there.
Gamertag and Steam ID Collections
Kris_xK is handling invites for the 360 A PA L4D Group friend list. PM him about the 360 version ONLY please if there is any trouble with your friend invitation to PA L4D.
Armadeaddon is the PA L4D Steam group. Just join the group chat to ask and someone in the group can invite you.
Meet The Boss Infected
This guy is a powerhouse. When he appears his own music plays and it is very distinctive. Don't be fooled by his size, anything you can climb onto he can climb on to too. He likes to rip chunks of the ground out from under him and throw them in your general direction. Concentrate your fire and whatever you do.. don't stop moving if you are the same level as him. Molotovs are an effective strategy as the Tank will burn until he dies.
This fat fuck likes nothing more than to waddle up to you and vomit all over you. Now you may think that is disgusting by itself, but this bile that now covers you attracts the horde of infected. So if you are vomited on try and get to a semi defendable position. This can be easier said than done as the bile impairs your vision. He also like to explode when shot, showering people nearby with the same bile. If you find yourself in close proximity to one then first bash him away, retreat and then shoot.
I hate these guys. They emit a scream when near so you can tell when they are close. These chaps like to jump incredible distances onto survivors, pinning them and then proceeding to rape their face ( not literally ). When pinned a survivor can only be saved by another survivor removing the Hunter. He can also climb and jump onto walls so if you hear one be aware he may not be on ground level. Shooting or meleeing the Hunter during his animation will free the survivor. You can't hurt the victim with gunfire but don't go all rambo because you may end up hitting them after the Hunter is gone.
If you offered this guy an ice cream from 50 feet away then he would have no problem taking the first lick right then and there. For you see, this guy has a massive
tongue. One that he uses to ensnare survivors and drag them in. The only way to free the survivor is kill the smoker or shoot his tongue. This one also likes to spawn on rooftops and drag you upwards, so be aware. On death he emits a cloud of noxious smoke that impairs vision as you pass through it, giving him his name. Shooting or meleeing the victim will free him from the tongue without hurting them. If you are close enough save your ammo, if you aren't then shoot.
Oh boy. The first time you encounter one of these it can be truly chilling. Even subsequent encounters can do so. First you hear crying. Then her oh so creepy
music plays. Then you see her. Oh, she doesn't look that bad, just sitting there, crying her eyes out. Don't be fooled, for this lady absolutely hates noise, lights and touching. The best idea is to avoid her completely, flashlights off and trying to be as quiet as possible. When disturbed she homes in on the one who disturbed her and rips them a new one. Coordinated players can take her down before she harms anyone, but at times this can be risky.
PA L4D - Job's Server
PA L4D - Job's Versus Server
Penny-Arcade L4d Brains4Lyfe
PA L4D Bigsebo's
PA L4D - OMG A ZOMBO
PA L4D - SSMAN's Dedicated Versus Server
PA L4D - JonXP's Server
Zedheads Coop Server @ thermo
Password for all is Wang
. If you want your server added to this list, please PM me as it'll probably get lost in the thread.
Alabastar Slim currently also has a dedicated server running for the demo.
The IP is alabaster.bounceme.net
You can connect with the console or if you find it in the server browser. There isn't a password but there is a unique search_index key so that it won't be populated by people who aren't specifically looking for it.
PS job's vs. server can now be joined from the lobby. The lobby host has to go into console and type sv_search_key wang, and start the server search as usual. If nobody's already on job's, then you should automatically be directed to his server.
Type sv_search_key to unload the 'job's only' filter.
- Friendly fire is ON at all times. Please try to remember this when moving around other survivors. Accidents are bound to happen but most can be avoided by hugging walls and crouching if you decide to take the lead.
- Melee is your friend. This can give you some much needed breathing room and also seperates nearby infected from you so fellow survivors can shoot them easier. You can also melee in the middle of reloading, so when in doubt, melee.
- You can heal other survivors with med kits. Simply stand next to them with the medkit equipped and use your secondary function key, whatever that may be. This also applies to pain pills, which you hand to them. Be aware that doing so will switch whatever that survivor is holding for the pills. So try to hand them over when the survivor isn't in a combat situation. For some reason infected don't die if you point a pot of pills at them.
- More info on each boss zombie is above if you haven't read it already.
- Hunters should use their right click attack unless they want to distract or pin, as it does more damage, hits multiple targets, and you stay completely silent when standing.
- Melee will free a smoker-constricted team member.
- Team members cannot take friendly fire damage when pinned or constricted.
Vs mode Scoring and Damage Info
I've done some experimenting and have worked out scoring in VS mode
Basically just kicked the bots and used gascans to hurt myself then noclip straight to the safe room, it was all pretty smooth sailing cept towards the end the director started spawning tanks right infront of the door, anyways
VS mode scoring and you! (in regards to health) Amended
Every 2 points of health is worth 1 point so making it to a saferoom with full health is worth 50
50 is the max points you can get per survivor (Full health with medpack or without doesn't matter it's still 50)
There is also no bonus for making it in with perfect health
100 health gives 50 points, 96 health still gives 48 points
An unused healthpack is worth the amount of points it would've healed for (Thanks Mars)
- Going into a saferoom with 4 health and no medpack gave me 2 points
- Going into a saferoom with 5 health and a medpack gave me 40 points
- Going into a saferoom with 49 health and a medpack gave me 44 points
- Going into a saferoom with 83 health and a medpack gave me 48 points
- Going into a saferoom with 17 health and a medpack gave me 41 points
Pills are worth 12-13 points
- At full health with pills I got 50 points
- At 5hp with pills I got 15 points
- Using the pills at 5hp (So I jumped to 54 including temp health) gave me 14points (It would've only ticked down 1or 2 before I got the door closed)
Asiina and I just checked a bunch of things in Versus.
Normal infected do 2 from the front, 1 from the back. Hunter claw does 10, always, direction does not matter. BoomerSmoker claw does 2 damage always. Pounce is 5 per tick, so 20 'hits' takes down a full health person. Flaming pounce is harder to tell, it's like 5 per tick + a handful of change every hit from fire damage, but it seemed you go down in 9 'hits', so it's ~double damage. Flaming smoker has no benefit, and the smoker does 5 per tick as well, but the smoker 'hits' are slower than the hunters.
If you are incapped regular infected do ~10 per hit. Unsure about special infected claw damage if you are incapped, though.
Tank goes down in about 24 point blank shots from the autoshotty, but at a medium range the autoshotty only did like, 50 damage per shot, so that'd be ~12 clips. Hunting rifle does 90 per shot, M16 does ~1200 per clip.
For those who care about achievements, here they are
for your viewing pleasure.
Kupi draws a log!
Problems with soundlooping, and you have an Nvidia graphics card
Don't update your drivers past 178.
Open the console, type mat_queue_mode. If its 1 or 2 switch it to -1 by typing mat_queue_mode -1
You can also try Go to processes in the task manager, right click Left4dead.exe, select Affinity, uncheck CPU 0