Update: It's been a heck of a job, but it looks like 1.9'll be released on time after all (!!!)... I'd estimate 9pm Saturday night, US time. Well, I'm going to go and sleep for a week, or curl up and die, or something, now... (Oops, still got to arrange more mirrors, and got to update the site tomorrow so people know where to download 1.9 from, and such. Bother :( ).
Hmm, got some bad news... we've never really been making SvenCo-op v1.9 at all, it was all a hoax, we created the screenshots in Photoshop! Muhuhahahaha!!!
Joking :). There is bad news however... we thought we had the code completely finished, and I was just collecting all the maps together and getting ready to stick everything into an installer, when we found a bug... the Glock (pistol) is all messed up :(.
No idea why, 'cos we weren't intending to change the Glock in any way, and it had been working in earlier builds... Anyway, we'll need to get it fixed, and so we'll probably have to delay the release by a day :/. Possible that we'll still manage to get it released on Saturday night, but probably not :(. Sorry all.
Competition!: We're running a small competition here at SvenCoop.com. In case you hadn't heard, version 1.9 of SvenCo-op will include a Secret Weapon (not the akimbo Uzis, something else).
Well, the first person who works out how to get and/or use this weapon, and sends details of it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, will get a code which will print the message "<Whoever> was the first to find the Secret Weapon!" on everyone's screens in multiplayer games, as well as getting a mention here on the news. If nobody's found it within a short time, we'll start posting hints... doubt that that'll be necessary, though.
Team members, testers, and people with inside information are not eligible to enter (e.g. if you already know what the weapon is, it wouldn't really be fair to have you win... also, make sure that you don't tell anyone else, thanks... that'd make things unfair, too).
A new map is now available Here. It's named Warhouse, and is King_Cobra's first map, so if it's not as fancy or professional as some of the other maps, that's why. It can be fun, though... By the way, if a door keeps closing and blocking your path, or such, try looking for something to block it with.
- Sven Viking