Update: FileLeech mirrors are now available for all files. Also, something weird happened to the message board, and we had to revert to a backup... many messages were lost :(.
Whew... well, it's taken a bit of work, but the new SvenCo-op site is finally up and running. Be sure to remember to update your bookmarks and such! (We're svencoop.com now). Many thanks to all the SvenCo-op team members, who've been doing an excellent job over the last few weeks! The new version of SvenCo-op's coming along pretty well, BTW... about 88% of the features are in, currently. Shouldn't be too long before there's only testing and tweaking and such left to do.
A lot of various stuff has changed on the site... in particular, the files have been completely resorted, and the maps are now compiled into a few map packs. BTW, if you're using Netscape, and haven't upgraded to Netscape 6 yet, make sure that you do, otherwise you won't be able to view some of the pages properly.
SvenCoop RPG, by DeathBog, is now available from the Files page. It's an imaginative walk-through map with a fantasy setting... the largest single SvenCo-op map I've ever seen, and probably ever will see :) (4-mile wide boxes don't count). You travel through caverns, fortresses, dungeons, etc. trying to find the monster lord and destroy it... There are lairs about the place that spawn monsters, and if you don't destroy them quickly, you end up with hundreds of enemies (well, nearly hundreds) onscreen, slowing the framerate down, so be sure to destroy any lairs you come across as soon as possible.
BTW, you know how occasionally you join or start a server, and you can't see any entities (monsters/doors/etc.)? It seems to be a general Half-Life problem that occurs more often in SC, possibly because of the sheer amount of entities in many maps. Well, apparently you can fix it by using ResMan (a small, free prog) to compact your memory... easier than restarting or such. Thanks to VJC for the info on that.
By the way, in case you hadn't heard, the new version of Half-Life (v184.108.40.206) allows you to update your server list for a particular mod, so you don't have to download info for 10,000 CS servers when you're trying o find a game of SvenCo-op, or such (it's like "SmartSpy", but free). To do this, go to Multiplayer / Internet Games / Filter, set the "Are Running Game" checkbox to On, and set the combo box next to it to "svencoop", then click Filter, then Update.
A new version of the Half-Life Admin Mod is out... and they've moved to adminmod.org, so update any links or such. Also, there should be a new map pack or such released in the next day or two... "TheDogs", by cmcmillan (walk-through type).
- Sven Viking