Thursday, 16 September, 1999

Voice Actors Needed! Updated By Sven Viking @ 19:40 NZST

The lines for SvenCoop2 have been finalized, so I'm in need of voice actors to try out for the various parts (Tor the Alien Grunt, and two new characters). For more info, go to this page! Thanks :).

Wednesday, 15 September, 1999

Sven's Law: Murphy was an optimist Updated By Sven Viking @ 17:10 NZST

Well, got my new computer yesterday, and had to send it back thismorning due to a motherboard fault :(. Should be at least a week B4 I get it back. Again I refer to the "Why me?" strip below.

The only advantage to this is that I can get the TNT card updated at the same time :). They said it included a TNT2 card, but it was actually a TNT card that used a few pieces of TNT2 technology :/.

Saturday, 11 September, 1999

SvenCo-op not dead! Just seriously ill Updated By Sven Viking @ 17:25 NZST

Hi all... just updating to let you all know what's going on.

About 2 weeks ago, after I installed a printer driver, my system stopped working, and refused to start working again. After re-installing Windoze at least 8 times, in various ways, I got it partially running again, but most things still wouldn't work. Took me 4-5 days to get onto the Internet again. The reason I haven't updated sooner is that I only managed to get an FTP prog working thismorning.

Many things still aren't working, including Half-Life and Worldcraft, so I haven't been able to get anything done on SvenCoop2 since things went wrong. The only way to fix things appears to be to format my HDD, but I can't do that 'till I can back up quite a bit of stuff. I should (hopefully) have a new (and better) computer in another 2 days ( :D ), which should considerably improve matters.

On SvenCo-op v1.3: Willi got back from Hawaii a while ago, but he's really busy with all sorts of things, and says he won't be able to do any work on SvenCo-op or Oz DM for "a few weeks". I might (possibly) get one of the other Aftershock coders to help with some stuff 'till Willi has time to resume work on the DLL, but either way, don't expect v1.3 anytime soon :(. Sorry all, but the circumstances leading to these delays were/are beyond my control.

- Sven Viking

P.S., the SvenCo-op site might be re-designed sometime soon-ish. For now, the 'Mappers' and 'Single-Player' pages are slightly updated. Thanks to Mr.Stempien for sending me some more map images to put on the Files page.

Tuesday, 17 August, 1999

New Map, etc. Updated By Sven Viking @ 16:35 NZST

Beelzebub send me a map he made, named Gargantua Pit (based on GargHunt by Craig Londale). It's a lot roomier than GargHunt, with 2 Gargantuas, so you should be able to get quite a few players into it without it getting cramped. BTW, this is the first map that Beelzebub has created, so don't complain if it's not perfect. Download it from the Files page! (unpack to your \Half-Life\ directory with directories enabled).

Craig Londale is currently working on Onslaught, the sequel to Horde. The map is larger and much harder, intended for a larger amount of players than Horde was. An early version of the map's currently in testing, so hopefully it won't be too long before it's finished.

Willi's not back from Hawaii yet, so it may be quite a while before v1.3 is finished... I'm around half-way through SvenCoop2, now... that's not counting inserting the speech (which I don't have yet, the lines aren't finalized) and general tweaking, though. Don't expect it anytime soon :(. Wish I was able to do this full-time :), could make the story much more interesting if I could spread it out more.

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