UPDATE (03/July/01): I'm afraid that the site went down not long after the last update was posted, and has basically been down all weekend (over 48 hours) :/. Just started working again now.
Anyway, to make up for the wait, here are three new screenshots of the Baby Gargantua, the second new monster included with SvenCo-op (the Robot Grunts have been added to Stadium3 using v2.0's Model Replacement technology).
Hi all... got tons of screenshots to post today. I'm afraid that the in-game shots were taken on my Voodoo1 card, and so don't look as good as normal.
Update: I'd better mention that the Blue Shift High-Definition pack messes up many mods and map packs, including SvenCo-op. Click Here for info. Apparently Gearbox intends to fix this sometime.
Here are some screenshots of the excellent new Uzi models that have just been finished, and are currently being animated, by none other than LiquidGamerX!
Ever wanted to give Sven money??? Now you can!!!
Just kidding. Seriously: Like SvenCo-op? Want to ensure that it keeps going, help to speed up its development, and/or give the guys who stay up 'till 4am working on it something for their trouble? Well, we've just set up a donation system...
The idea is that instead of having to pay $30 to buy SvenCo-op Retail or an add-on pack to some game, we continue our toil to supply the mod at no cost, and you have the ability to give a couple of dollars or so to the SvenCo-op team if you like what you get. This'll mostly be used as rewards for team members, giving us a lot more reason to make the mod better, faster. Some will also be used on things that'll directly benefit the mod (If we needed a license for a better installer, for example)...
Anyway, to reward donors for supporting the mod, we've created a couple of bonuses for them -- If you donate $4 you'll get the Electrified Crowbar, and if you donate $6 or more you'll get both the Electric Crowbar and the Gilded Uzi/s. Neither of these will be available to non-donors except in single-player.
With the Electrified Crowbar, the player character works out a way of connecting the crowbar to the HEV suit battery power (alt-fire toggles the connection), causing arcs of electricity to pulse around its surface. It then does double damage, but takes a tiny amount of battery power per hit. It even has new sounds, created by our new sound technician, (GIT)r-man.
The Gilded Uzis are slightly more powerful than normal, and LiquidGamerX says that they look even better in-game than they do in the model screenshots(!)
How this works: Once you send your donation, I send you an E-mail explaining how to find out what your WON ID (not CD key) is. You send it back, we hardcode your unique WON ID into SvenCo-op itself, and in all future versions of the mod (from the public beta onwards, at the moment), you'll automatically have access to the Electrified Crowbar and/or Golden Uzis in Internet games. All the normal players'll see you running about with blue lightning zapping about your crowbar, etc., and turn green with envy (Their player models actually turn green - we coded it in!). Only joking ;).
How the donation system works: If you have a US credit card, you fill in your information and PayPal arranges things straight away... it's secure and encrypted and all, by the way. If you have a non-US credit card or a US cheque account, you can sign up to PayPal and then donate. Otherwise, you can always contact me, telling me what country you're in, and we can most likely arrange to have the money mailed somewhere.
We understand that some of you might only be able to afford to give two.... maybe three thousand dollars... but that's OK. Just give what you can. Kids, if you borrowed your parents credit cards without asking: Naughty naughty! But Sven forgives you.
(Note to thick people: Parents'-credit-card bit was a joke). In any case, Click Here to donate via PayPal, or E-mail me to arrange to mail a donation in! Many thanks to all who support the mod.
Here are the screenshots of the Medikit and the re-modelled Nomad sniper rifle:
The Medkit model is straight from TFC, as you can probably see. It's being used with permission from Robin Walker (The TF Guy, now a Valve employee). The reason we didn't make one of our own is that, if we did, it'd probably end up being about the same anyway... so it seems wisest to use that time to make something else, instead.
The medkit works in a pretty clever way, if I do say so myself, but I'd prefer not to say what they are yet, in case competitors are listening ;). It's not the same as in TFC, anyway... has ammo, etc.
Ud'sahn, our second modeller, is currently in the final stages of skinning the M95 Nomad sniper rifle. Hopefully it'll be animated in time to be included with SvenCo-op 2.0 Final. If things work out right, it should have some pretty interesting qualities... one of which hasn't been used in any other game or mod that I know of.
By the way, the map shown in the medkit shots is Stadium3, by me :), and the Electrified Crowbar shots were taken in Commando's Grunts2 (both beta versions).
Keen sent me a couple of screenshots of the new map he's making... See them HERE and HERE!
Beta test competition information should be up within the next few days, BTW.
- Sven Viking