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Alien Swarm: She thought they said "illegal aliens" and signed up.

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  • proyebatproyebat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    You're a butt for getting me hyped up about joining, only for buttcleft to beat me. And I heard he's a reall butt.
    Spoiler:

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  • proyebatproyebat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Post was so awesome it doubled, somehow.

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  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antithesis wrote: »
    so many hours


    SO MANY HOURS OF ALIEN SWARM

    whiteshark

    neo

    rotating fourth slot

    custom maps


    so many last-minute Brutal map survivals



    and whiteshark, im sorry that i kept yelling at you to die so that we would win. you could have made it to the end. i would have wanted to too. please still love me.

    I still love you antithesis.
    Spoiler:

    Also, splitting up on that one map with all the parasites is the best idea and we should do it again and again and again.

    EDIT: NEO|Phyte is the REAL butt here.

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Also, splitting up on that one map with all the parasites is the best idea and we should do it again and again and again.

    EDIT: NEO|Phyte is the REAL butt here.

    Hey, speedrunning Residential by splitting up would work if you people weren't so terrible (and maybe if we weren't on Brutal). The parasites are all in predictable locations, and we have flamethrowers. Just a matter of puffing the vents as you run past them. It's the actual bugs that are the real concern.

    :edit:
    Also, I haven't tried out the first-person view override thing, we should do that.

  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Also, splitting up on that one map with all the parasites is the best idea and we should do it again and again and again.

    EDIT: NEO|Phyte is the REAL butt here.

    Hey, speedrunning Residential by splitting up would work if you people weren't so terrible (and maybe if we weren't on Brutal). The parasites are all in predictable locations, and we have flamethrowers. Just a matter of puffing the vents as you run past them. It's the actual bugs that are the real concern.

    :edit:
    Also, I haven't tried out the first-person view override thing, we should do that.

    It's predictable, but we all die horribly every time (including you).

    First person view thing sounds cool, though likely it'll make it harder since the game is designed to be played top down.

    Also, some awesome console commands.

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Also, some awesome console commands.

    Whoa, there's chatter in Alien Swarm, but it's disabled? At least I don't remember hearing any real chatter while playing AS, but why the hell would it be disabled by default?

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  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    No clue, but it should be fun to turn on.

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Peewi wrote: »
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Also, some awesome console commands.

    Whoa, there's chatter in Alien Swarm, but it's disabled? At least I don't remember hearing any real chatter while playing AS, but why the hell would it be disabled by default?

    Looks like a client side command, so it's probably not synced across the internet, which would be awkward.

  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    You should all get the Good Old Games version of UT2k4 and play the original Alien Swarm with me.

  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antithesis wrote: »
    You should all get the Good Old Games version of UT2k4 and play the original Alien Swarm with me.

    So unforgiving.

    Soooo good.

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  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Infidel wrote: »
    Antithesis wrote: »
    You should all get the Good Old Games version of UT2k4 and play the original Alien Swarm with me.

    So unforgiving.

    Soooo good.

    This means agreement, people.

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    is the Steam version of ut2k4 compatible with the GOG version?

  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    is the Steam version of ut2k4 compatible with the GOG version?

    I think they're all the same, I just recall that GOG was cheaper outside of sales. Whatever can load the most recent version.

    (I call tech!)

  • DrakeDrake Blow it all up ForeverRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    is the Steam version of ut2k4 compatible with the GOG version?

    Yes, and those are compatible with the retail versions.

    And yeah, AS in UT2K4 is pulsating hive of death.

  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    is the Steam version of ut2k4 compatible with the GOG version?

    Yes, and those are compatible with the retail versions.

    And yeah, AS in UT2K4 is pulsating hive of death.

    For a second there, I read that "AS" as "Assault" and I'm like "Hell fuck yeah, I could play some fucking UT2K4 Assault now." That shit was so bomb.

  • DrakeDrake Blow it all up ForeverRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah. I'm fucking down with that. UT2K4 remains the pinnacle of the series, and Assault was one of my favorite game types.

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Steam is 50% done downloading ut2k4.

    :edit: dibs on Sarge.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    Yeah. I'm fucking down with that. UT2K4 remains the pinnacle of the series, and Assault was one of my favorite game types.

    It is kind of sad that I'm probably more interested in playing Assault in UT2K4 again than, well, whatever in UT3.

    For that matter, I'd even be happy playing Torlan in UT2K4 again. I just really disliked the Gears of Unreal art style they went with in the last game.

  • Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I am down so hard for anything related to UT2K4 especially AS. I've been trying for the past howeverthefuck many years that's been out to get my friends to play it and they never would/will.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Even comp-stomps can be awesome fun with just a few players. I have some fun memories of Onslaught with 3 humans versus a team of bots.

    Hmmm, I may have to pick up UT2K4 from GOG.com sometime. I've got the disc versions, but really, installing them and patching them up is going to be a pain.

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Man, the original Alien Swarm feels a lot different from the Source one.

    Anywho, it's installed, and I ran through the tutorial for good measure. Who else is in a ready-to-play state?

    :edit: install process: Install your ut2k4, make sure it's all updated and shit. Then go here and download AS 1.3 and the 1.3 to 1.34 patch. From there, follow the readme.

  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Wait wait wait... you want me to buy another game to play a game that's already free? What?

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Wait wait wait... you want me to buy another game to play a game that's already free? What?

    the ut2k4 alien swarm is a different beast from the source one.

  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    Wait wait wait... you want me to buy another game to play a game that's already free? What?

    the ut2k4 alien swarm is a different beast from the source one.

    Right-o, I've got it all shortcut and everything. Anyone?

  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    "Different"? Is it better? Is it worth spending actual money on?

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    "Different"? Is it better? Is it worth spending actual money on?

    The closest comparison my mind is coming up with is that it is the TFC to AS:S's TF2, but there's a lot less differences between AS and AS:S than TFC and TF2.

    Actual differences (besides the obvious engine/graphical differences) that I can recall off the top of my head:
    • Friendly Fire is a lot meaner (You know that FF toggle that got added to AS:S? Basically that, only all the time)
    • Ammo bags explode if you set them on fire
    • Instead of magic universal ammo crates, the ammo bag carries X reloads for each ammo type
    • Fewer guns
    • Medic healing consists of the medical satchel, which is basically a multi-use personal healkit that they can use on other people
    • Sarge has a unique utility-slot item that is a cigar
    • In campaign mode, you can levelup your marines, making them better at running/jumping/shooting/not dying
    • Multiplayer has an 8 player cap, meaning you can use the full roster of marines

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ammo bags exploding was the thing I was saddest to see absent, aside from leveling.

    Also the original has several more campaigns and can be played in single-player throughout.

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  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    "Different"? Is it better? Is it worth spending actual money on?

    The closest comparison my mind is coming up with is that it is the TFC to AS:S's TF2, but there's a lot less differences between AS and AS:S than TFC and TF2.

    Actual differences (besides the obvious engine/graphical differences) that I can recall off the top of my head:
    • Friendly Fire is a lot meaner (You know that FF toggle that got added to AS:S? Basically that, only all the time)
    • Ammo bags explode if you set them on fire
    • Instead of magic universal ammo crates, the ammo bag carries X reloads for each ammo type
    • Fewer guns
    • Medic healing consists of the medical satchel, which is basically a multi-use personal healkit that they can use on other people
    • Sarge has a unique utility-slot item that is a cigar
    • In campaign mode, you can levelup your marines, making them better at running/jumping/shooting/not dying
    • Multiplayer has an 8 player cap, meaning you can use the full roster of marines

    Okay that does sound pretty cool. Guess I might go get that other game.

  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    WhiteShark wrote: »
    "Different"? Is it better? Is it worth spending actual money on?

    The closest comparison my mind is coming up with is that it is the TFC to AS:S's TF2, but there's a lot less differences between AS and AS:S than TFC and TF2.

    Actual differences (besides the obvious engine/graphical differences) that I can recall off the top of my head:
    • Friendly Fire is a lot meaner (You know that FF toggle that got added to AS:S? Basically that, only all the time)
    • Ammo bags explode if you set them on fire
    • Instead of magic universal ammo crates, the ammo bag carries X reloads for each ammo type
    • Fewer guns
    • Medic healing consists of the medical satchel, which is basically a multi-use personal healkit that they can use on other people
    • Sarge has a unique utility-slot item that is a cigar
    • In campaign mode, you can levelup your marines, making them better at running/jumping/shooting/not dying
    • Multiplayer has an 8 player cap, meaning you can use the full roster of marines

    Okay that does sound pretty cool. Guess I might go get that other game.

    DO IT

  • WhiteSharkWhiteShark Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
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