Sorry about not updating for so long, but I was really, really busy over Easter and a week or so after that... then I got Black and White :). Also, afraid that mod-making's generally gone from fun to boring to somewhat unpleasant, for me, so had some trouble bringing myself to resume work on the mod...
Back now, anyway, and will make sure 2.0 gets released... hopefully the release'll go smoothly for a change, and that'll cheer me up enough to last 'till we get another version finished :). By the way, if anyone's E-mailed me about anything important over the last month, and I haven't replied, please re-send the E-mail.
I've been getting lots of E-mails from people complaining that, when they try to run Half-Life, they get a "Cannot open library c\SIERRA\half-life/sven-coop/cl_dlls/cl.dll" error (or similar). This is caused by incompatible versions of Half-Life - update to the latest version to fix it.
One more thing: If anyone reading this made a map called SpaceViking, please E-mail me... your old E-mail address isn't working.
A new map has just been added to the Files page... it's called Durga, and was made by Seraph, author of the Exhale Saga. In it, the players are workers at a military facility (codenamed Durga), which is attacked by aliens. What marines survived the initial onslaught are on your side.
This map is very, very hard -- monsters everywhere :). If you're looking for a map that'd be good for a large number of players, this is it. It's also good if you don't have so many players and want a really time-consuming map. Map design is good all the way through, if not astounding. Got to admit that some areas look really nice, though (see screenshots).
StANTo sent me this scanned copy of the SvenCo-op review from PC Zone UK. SvenCo-op received five out of five stars, while the other two Half-Life mods reviewed in that issue got three out of five. Pretty nice, imho!
They list the only "downer" as the lack of friendly-fire (which I'd personally count as a Pro, for Internet play at least :), but each to his own. It can actually be enabled with some console know-how and a bit of guess-work, in any case). Click here to read the review.
There's some other news to post that I've either forgotten, or don't have time for tonight. Hopefully it should be posted tomorrow, or the day after. 'night all.
- Sven Viking