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Old 04-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Post Alien Swarm MapPack by goodone

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Alien Swarm MapPack

Alien Swarm MapPack 1.2 is a collection of custom maps, campaigns and enhancements for Valve's Alien Swarm, a popular 3rd-person co-op shooter video game, based on Source engine.

The MapPack adds new content to the game, hugely boosting the game's replay value, while not changing its natural gameplay. Extensive testing has been performed to ensure no compatibility issue between various content exists, and the MapPack is both server and client compliant, including popular server mods. Other maps and mods may or may not be compatible with it.

It is based on publicly accessible 3rd party's authored work, with respect to original author's rights and requests, currently featuring no modification to their work.

The MapPack will be maintained and updated for unforeseeable future, adding even more fun for all Alien Swarm fans over the entire world, so please stay tuned and report any issues and suggestions.

The Alien Swarm community will be thankful to have you include this MapPack on your Alien Swarm server! Also, please promote Alien Swarm to your co-op teammates whenever possible!

If you need any help with it, be sure to ask.

Published according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license!


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Alien Swarm Director Mod, by ppittle
ASDM is a single player Alien Swarm mod focusing on increasing replayability by creating a dynamic experience every time you play.

Rapid Fyre, by Team Rapidfire
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A competitive 3rd-person shooter, soon to be released.


installation instructions

1. download and install 7-Zip 9.20+ file archiver from 7-zip.org, or Total7zip 0.8.5.2+ plugin for Total Commander from totalcmd.net.
2. download the MapPack from moddb.com.
3. delete all files from Alien Swarm addons folder*, but not original readme.txt.
4. delete all files from "Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm\maps" folder, but not original campaign files:
Code:
asi-jac1-landingbay_01.bsp       asi-jac1-landingbay_02.bsp
asi-jac1-landingbay_pract.bsp    asi-jac2-deima.bsp
asi-jac3-rydberg.bsp             asi-jac4-residential.bsp
asi-jac6-sewerjunction.bsp       asi-jac7-timorstation.bsp and lobby.bsp
5. delete all files from "Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm\maps\graphs" folder, but not original campaign files:
Code:
asi-jac1-landingbay_01.ain       asi-jac1-landingbay_02.ain
asi-jac1-landingbay_pract.ain    asi-jac2-deima.ain
asi-jac3-rydberg.ain             asi-jac4-residential.ain
asi-jac6-sewerjunction.ain       asi-jac7-timorstation.ain
6. delete all subfolders and files from "Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm\materials\vgui\addons" folder.
7. using 7-Zip or Total7zip, extract the MapPack's .vpk files, from archive's addons subfolder, into Alien Swarm addons folder*.

*Alien Swarm addons folder path: "Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm\addons"

Note: an installation by executing individual .vpk files is also possible, but not recommended.


customization

It is possible to install only some maps, or to leave some maps out, by choosing appropriate .vpk files. Whichever happens to be the case in a particular situation, please make sure to include navmeshes.vpk file too.


Alien Swarm minor gameplay customizations

These commands can be used in the game's console, or in autoexec.cfg file placed into "Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm\cfg" folder, or other common Source engine ways.

Code:
command                          value [default] description
asw_auto_reload                  0     [1]       whether your marine should autoreload
asw_camera_shake                 0     [1]       whether camera should shake when your marine is hit
asw_fast_reload_under_marine     1     [0]       whether to display a reload bar under your marine
asw_marine_labels_cursor_maxdist 500   [70]      max distance to other marines that gets their health-bar displayed
The included autoexec.cfg file features the last two commands, which do not change gameplay significantly, but add to functionality.

Note: the popular misconception with commands "asw_realistic_death_chatter 1" and "asw_hear_from_marine 1", about making marines auto-chat during the game, runs widely around. However, these commands actually disable some chat and sounds from happening; auto-chat is configured with other commands, and enabled by default.

bot manipulation commands, lobby


Code:
function         syntax               description
adding a bot     cl_selectm #1 #2     #1 defines a specific marine: 0-7; #2 defines the slot: 0-3 or -1 for the next available slot
removing a bot   cl_dselectm #        # defines a specific marine: 0-7

contents

53 .vpk, readme.txt & autoexec.cfg; addons and cfg folder; 2.962.436.577B

All the best credits go first to the people who created original content! May you all live long and prosper!

Ancient Ruins 0.2; cryora
Arctic Infiltration 1.2; Specur
Battlefield 2.0; Paradox
The Edge 2.2/2.3; jester_prince
BioGen Corporation 0.95; uradzimiru
Brainwater 0.2; Nightgunner5
Brook 0.4; Nightgunner5
Bunker Assault 1.1; pokets1312
Call to Cathalu 0.6; xentrix74
Operation: Chaos Theory 0.95a; Darkpigeon
City 17 1.0; Mixmedia
Cold Catwalks 0.2; hemuuuli & IBeMad
Communication Station Sweep 1.0; HappyHiker82
Cube 1.0; tkellaway
Dead City 0.9.2; Daniel101
Dead End Survival 1.0; chaosofpantang
The Dead Temple 1.01; Xacktar
Death Knock 1.0; bignp
Drone Lab 1.6; XionOfChaos
Entrance 0.91; Crusader_bin
Fire Team 0.5; jester_prince
Forbidden Space 1.6; Dragonfly
Forgotten Factory 2.0; rohschinken
Frosty 2.0; Lycosa
Full Treatment 1.1a; X-ray surgeon
Ground Zero 1.3; BioHazard
Hessian Border Station 0.5; joe
Holdout 1.1; Erik2609
Homicidal Cloning 0.8; GjRud
Hovercraft Survival 0.5; AbsolutTBomb
Industrial Jungle 1.0; Lycosa
Juno Outpost Survival 1.1; Muffin
Lana's Escape 1.01; Hephalistofene
Larnok 2.1; Valtteriasd
Lost Cause 3.0; Daniel101
Mission Delta 1.4; maxou1000
Mission Queen 0.3; Zorg045
Navigation Mesh Pack 1.0; Nightgunner5
Obscure 2.5; SaranHasnor
Operation Cleansweep 0.33; Steve
Paranoia 1.0; Eclipse
Queen Elimination 1.1; misa
Royal Harvest 1.2; PokerFlat
Savage Canopy 0.1; Lycosa
Hidden/Simple Nightmare 1.0; Zeo Kitsumoto
Deep Freeze Survival 0.8; dormedas
Tears for Tarnor 0.10; Ezekel
Tech Abuse 1.4; Klocman
The Beginning 0.9; Kenny_WWE
Turret Defence 1.1; gorgaboll
Westcliff Refinery Outpost 1.0; scitor
Yanaurus Mine 1.0; Ayanamifan
ZoidbergReactor 2.0; lundiplutzmus


credits

All your MapPack fun comes served by generous contribution from these remarkable individuals! Please, bear them your gifts and children, as requested.

Android; MapPack betatester
Gnupsie; MapPack betatester
FAST FORWARD; MapPack betatester
Prometheus; MapPack betatester
V2; MapPack betatester
Nightgunner5; MapPack betatester, coder, renderer
EvilDave; MapPack ex-manager, betatester

Special thanks goes to AbsolutTBomb, MapPack ex-manager, who inspired our work! May he come back to Alien Swarm yet again!

And, of course, Vlatko Salaj aka goodone, MapPack author, manager and betatester, who battled against time and people's pessimism, while pushing to the bright light of a bloodhound, to get the MapPack finally flame-grilled.


changelog

2012.4.9: 1.2 rtm
added info: readme.txt
accepted logo: screenshot by Nightgunner5

2012.4.7: 1.0 rc2
added config: autoexec.cfg

2012.4.1: 0.9 rc1
dropped a request; Nightgunner5 unreachable, update unnecessary: navmeshes.vpk

2012.3.13: 0.8 open beta
added maps: biogen_corporation.vpk
removed maps; obsolete: operationx5.vpk

2012.1.14: 0.6 open beta
added navigation mesh pack: navmeshes.vpk

2012.1.13: 0.5 open beta
added maps: ancient_ruins.vpk, brainwater.vpk, brook.vpk, bunker_assault.vpk, comm_station_sweep.vpk, cube.vpk, death_knock.vpk, frosty.vpk, hessianborderstation.vpk, holdout.vpk, larnok.vpk, missiondelta.vpk, obscure.vpk, queen_elimination.vpk, turret_defence.vpk

2011.9.20: 0.3 closed beta
updated maps: cold_catwalk.vpk
removed maps; buggy: dash.vpk, redsnow.vpk
removed maps; conflicting examplecampaign.txt filename: biogen_corporation.vpk

2011.8.15: 0.2 alpha
updated maps; wrong version: fulltreatment.vpk, groundzero.vpk
updated maps; filenames, less issues with installation: dead_end.vpk, chaostheory.vpk, cold_catwalk.vpk

2011.8.10: 0.1 pre-alpha
mappack started: based on alien swarm mappack spring 2011 version, by EvilDave

Last edited by goodone: 09-22-2012 at 12:52 PM. Reason: new home!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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Thanks for your efforts! Will you upload it on swarmarmory in a torrent file? So more people will see it
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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Will you upload it on swarmarmory in a torrent file? So more people will see it
while i do consider it a good idea, in general, the main problem with swarmarmory being completely inactive and even missing to post a frontpage update for the previous mappack rly annoys me, so i haven't even created an account there yet.

i do not know if i'm to change my mind. we'll see. in principle, i care little about stuff that is not cared for by owners themselves, which does seem to be the case here. how hard it is to push a small frontpage update?!?

if i had more time, i might have even considered offering to take over the swarmarmory from the current owner. we'll see about too, i guess.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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swarmarmory is (basically) another problem. Goodone's mappack is a good turnaround for the game, but having a site that's actively involved in the modding/mapping scene will be essential if we are to keep AS going.

As for now, you folks better download this and BIG IT UP to your friends.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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As for now, you folks better download this and BIG IT UP to your friends.
if we only had an active moderator here to stick this thread up!
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:11 AM   #6
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step 1 is voting it 5 star.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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Nice of you that you include petition notice.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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step 1 is voting it 5 star.
and giving me +rep!* ^^
*some blasphemous self-promotion
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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and giving me +rep!* ^^
*some blasphemous self-promotion
We gotta suport each other
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Torrent please.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #11
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Thumbs up another link

for people who need a link easier to remember, DIMEDROLL has been enthusiastic enough to create a short link:

bit.ly/swarm2012apr

he's also hosting four server deployments with the mappack, named "UA, Kiev", which says enough where they come from. servers r currently not 24/7 active, but they r accessible from steam server browser, usually 8h-22h GMT, and while they do not possess a fixed ip, they r quite stable when it comes to lag and ping.

hopefully, we will have more server admins using the mappack on their as servers, following this bright example of a small but appreciated contribution to the community, even if not a fixed, 24/7 server deployment.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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torrent file

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Torrent please.
You can download torrent file for this map pack here:
http://swarmarmory.com/maps?action=v...%2C+april+2012
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:30 AM   #13
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I've contacted several dedicated server admins on gametracker.com to install the map pack on their servers. One have responded and istalled it. So now we have one more dedicated server with latest map pack:
62.75.204.227:28000
Named
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House of Pain #6 by IrosSoldiers.de
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:22 AM   #14
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one more interesting map for the next map pack:
http://arjend.home.xs4all.nl/downloads.html
or direct download from dropbox(temporary):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8871517/area9800.7z
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #15
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Another server seems to have installed the map pack. But still didn't confirm this.
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80.190.254.250:30000
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Gods incorporated eSports

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