Q: Can you play through the Half-Life single-player maps by Valve in Sven Co-op? What about Opposing Force, Blue Shift and the Uplink demo?
A: You can play the single-player Half-Life maps by Valve by starting the map called -HL_OpFor_SP_Portal.bsp. However, for the maps to work properly you must have installed HLSP support when you installed Sven Co-op. If you did not install the support, you can still play on other people’s servers, however. You can play the Blue Shift and Opposing Force maps by starting the same map, as long as you own these games and installed the support for them as well. Uplink does not require any support to be installed and is found in the same map.
can I find more Sven Co-op maps?
A: If you already have all the maps from the Files page, try the Map
Showcase on the Forums. Additionally, visit some of our community
websites available in our Links section.
Q: Can I play other mods cooperatively?
A: Yes and no. Most single player packs are mods, they have to
be turned on via the custom game menu. Halflife can only run one
mod at a time so you can either run the single player mod or
Sven Co-op, not both. Single player levels that do not have any
custom code may be playable in Sven Co-op by installing them
like a normal Sven Co-op map, however you will need to create a
CFG file for each of the maps in the level pack if you want
suitable weapons in later maps. Maps not intended for use with Sven Co-op may
have gameplay flaws, such as a door closing and blocking the
route for other players. For these reasons you are better off
looking for conversions of single player packs to Sven Co-op,
such as ETC and Gut Reaction, see the
Files page for more information.
Q: I want to make maps for Sven Co-op, how do
I go about this?
A: Check the
Information for Map Makers page, and the
Submit a Map page.
Q: Can I join the Sven Co-op team?
A: There’s usually always need for help with something, especially with the creation of maps and models.
Maps are usually created independently from the team and then picked up for the mod if they are of sufficient quality.
Submit a Map. If you have other skills, try contacting
JPolito. We will sometimes post specific openings on the news.
Q: How do I activate cheats?
A: You can only use cheats when "maxplayers" is set to "3" or less, and sv_cheats is set to 1. The cheats are mainly for map editing/testing purposes. The cheats include: godmode 1 (or 0), giveall, cl_noclip 1 (or 0), cl_notarget 1 (or 0).
Q: What can I do if someone on a server is blocking a doorway or otherwise being a nuisance?
A: Start a vote using the command menu, or a key bound to Start Vote and VoteKill the player. You can also move blocking players out of the way by hitting them with your crowbar and walking backwards.
Q: Why can I sometimes freely Gauss
jump and overtimes it doesn't work?
A: The ability to Gauss jump is set in the map’s .cfg file. As it was a multiplayer only feature it would spoil the gameplay in most single-player maps, and many Sven Co-op maps are simply not designed for it.
Q: Why don't the human grunts drop their weapons
A: If you can imagine about 30 shotguns lying on the ground after a firefight then you can probably imagine why :-). Not only will it tend to lag very heavily but it can unbalance the game by giving players a near endless supply of weaponry, which might not always be the intent of the creator of the map. Version 5.0 will provide a cvar allowing mappers to activate weapon dropping in their maps.
Q: Is there a Linux version of Sven Co-op available for download?
A: There is only a linux server port available for Sven Co-op 4.8 at the moment. A linux client port is in the works for the Steam version of Sven Co-op.
Q: Why the heck is the game called Sven Co-op?
A: Sven coop was originally a temporary name for a map (SvenCoop1.bsp, the mod was originally based entirely on this map), and I (Sven Viking) never thought of a better name... (P.S., in case anyone wondered, even if I knew of a better one, certainly not going to change the name in the future... it's too late now. Anyway, Sven Co-op's not bad once you get used to it :).