The time has finally come.... to tell you that this was all a trick to get your money, and--
Heh, better not finish this joke, in case someone believes it. Seriously: SvenCo-op Beta 2.0 is now available for download!!
Keep in mind that since it's a beta, several things are buggy/unfinished, and you should have a lot of fun! There's a heck of a lot of new stuff in there... here's a list of just some of the biggest things.
Two complete new monsters - the Heavy Weapons Grunt and the Baby Gargantua.
Personal Medkit added. Its ammo regenerates slowly, and it can be recharged from health chargers/medkit items. Health is given to the user as a reward for healing others.
All-new, vastly improved Uzi models with all-new vastly improved Uzi code.
The Valve single-player maps should work properly now!... Except for a couple of chapters that're skipped 'cos we haven't had time to fix them yet. Other than that, you should be able to play from just after the train ride to the
New, high-quality maps such as Hostile Planet by the FireArms Head Mapper, Shattered by the X-mod Head Mapper, and Wired by PHL mapper Paul Shuttle
Improved versions of old maps, such as Stadium3 and Osprey
Lots of fancy mapping options, including per-monster models/health, switch-able spawnpoints, etc. More to come in 2.0 Final, such as per-map sound replacement.
Anti-llama features (more in 2.0 Final), and a VGUI voting system. Can move players about with your crowbar.
MP3 player (works perfectly on some systems, but is buggy on others, at the moment)
Improved friendly monster models, new player models, etc.
Bonus weapons: The gold Uzi/s and Electric Crowbar. Usable by donors and some other people in net games, and everyone in LAN games.
Auto-downloader for fixes, maps, updates, and extras. MP3 playlist editor by Sniper.
Tons of bug fixes, tweaks, and smaller features (3rd person view works now, client-side weapons, etc.)
There are so many changes that we've actually lost all record of some of them! Hopefully all that'll more than make up for bugs that we haven't had time to fix yet, and
Important Update: If the installer is minimized when it reaches the end of installation, you won't be able to maximize it again. Clicking the taskbar item then clicking Enter should fix this. Thanks Ceown.
Update: More mirrors added.
Click Here to go to the SvenCo-op Beta 2.0 Download page!
Thanks to all the team members, mappers, skinners, server ops, beta
testers, donors, etc. who've helped with this release! Also thanks to everyone who offered to mirror the Beta2 file, including Barrysworld, and Jeh from PHL!
SvenCo-op fans: Remember to spread word of the release! Tell your friends, your favourite news site (unless they already know, of course... already E-mailed PHL, by the way), your family members and your pets. It all helps.
Anyway, have fun with the new beta... hope we haven't forgotten anything too important. It was release now or delay by a few weeks, though (I'm
not likely to be around for the next 2-3 weeks, and after that I'll be pretty busy... Another1 went away this morning... etc.)
BTW: Message to server ops:
When trying to install on a dedicated server, the installer'll probably think you're installing to the wrong directory. Just click "Yes" twice when it asks you if you're sure.