xxReferences to a New Playable SI Found in Game Files

NF
January 27, 2018, 03:15:21 am by NF
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A year ago, Turtle Rock Studios (creators of L4D1) Developer Chris Ashton released the files to their unfinished campaign, tentatively called Dam It: Buried by the Flood. We've been digging through these files for a while, and made some interesting discoveries including the existence of two new incomplete tier 3 weapons, the Heavy Shotgun and Heavy Rifle.

Recently, however, beta community member Mr. Sangheili checked into certain files that we overlooked, and found references to a new playable special infected: The Queen. Unfortunately, the entire extent that we know of this new SI is only through the file paths it would have used:

Model:

models/infected/queen.mdl

Weapon Script:

scripts/weapon_queen_claw.txt

Decals:

queen_trail
queen_trail_cheap

The second file gives away that this new SI would have been playable -- files in the format of "weapon_xyz.txt" in the scripts folder are usable items only, so The Queen is not an uncommon zombie or unplayable boss like The Witch. What are your thoughts on this?

xxMavWar Hype Tournament: Unity (2018)

Dragon
January 13, 2018, 09:15:14 pm by Dragon
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MAVWAR HYPE TOURNAMENT: UNITY (2018)


We hereby officially announce the MavWar Hype Tournament: Unity (2018)! We are aiming to have as many as 16 teams battle each other in a round robin format, with 8 teams then advancing to the single-elimination knockout stage. The prize pool will be $1,000 split between the top 3 teams, and there will likely also be a prize for the participant voted by the public as the MVP of the tournament!

However, because the tournament is being sponsored by a foundation who is attempting to raise money for mental health, 10% of any donations will also be allocated to the prize pool. The choice of config for this tournament will be Pro Mod Elite.

Now before you get the urge to message your friends and stack together, this is NOT an open tournament. You don't sign up as pre-established teams; you sign up as individuals who will be slotted into teams via a specific selection process. You can sign up here via this eFreak thread.

FoundTyme is the official sponsor of the tournament and will be providing and paying out the prize money to the players. It is a foundation that was created in remembrance of Found, Tyme and Hype; three L4D2 players who passed away. The foundation raises money to support the following:

  • The Project for Mental Health
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • Trevor Project

eFreak is the official server group of the tournament. The matches will take place on their servers, and they will also be responsible for forming the draft teams. A player's ability to compete in this tournament is contingent on them being able to play on eFreak servers. So if you're banned from the servers, be it temporarily at some stage of the tournament or permanently, that is completely within eFreak's jurisdiction and it will not change just because a tournament is ongoing/on the horizon.

Maverick Warriors is the official organising group of the tournament. Even though eFreak will be responsible for selecting the teams, ALL participating players and teams will still have to be approved by Maverick Warriors. Once that happens, Maverick Warriors will take over the tournament process itself and all participants will be directed to join the official tournament steam group, discord channel and website. Anyone who competed in previous MavWar tournaments will be familiar with the process.

For those who aren't familiar, know that we're looking at a minimum of 2 months before a tournament date can be officially announced. The first course of action is to gather a list of willing participants and start putting the teams together. A word of caution: registering yourself initially on the sign-up page is not an ironclad guarantee that you'll be competing, but we shall do our best to accommodate those who signed up first provided they qualify.

Other details worth mentioning:
   
- This will be a lengthy process; the tournament itself will go on for about 2 or 3 months. So if you are lacking in either maturity, responsibility or commitment, then please DO NOT sign up! In this tournament, the actions of one player can affect the whole team; if one player commits an offence, it risks punishing their entire team. We aren't as concerned about the skill level of players as we are about their conduct.

- Teams will be required to create artwork/team logo. The logo template will be provided by Maverick Warriors.

- This tournament will not allow for rescheduling. MavWar will handle ALL game schedules. There will be more information on this later.

- No ringers. Each team will have 4 official players (who will get paid prize money should their team win) and 2 official substitutes (who will NOT get paid prize money should their team win).

- Tournament rules will be provided to players later on, they are still being worked on.

- Penalties, Suspensions and Disqualifications can and will most likely occur should any of the rules be breached by a players or team.

- All official tournament games will be streamed on the official Maverick Warriors Twitch Channel that is currently being worked on.

Bear in mind that the ultimate purpose for this tournament is for charity: FoundTyme is doing this in order to aid groups focused on mental health. It’s a noble cause for which we’re organising a fun competition to further help raise awareness, and it’s an angle that hasn’t been explored before in competitive L4D2. And with the eFPS tournament about to begin, there already is an open competition with pre-established teams competing, so we chose to go a different route by doing draft teams.


P.S. Before people get any misconceptions, I would like to clarify a few things. Myself and the owl haven’t been involved in the L4D2 scene since the previous MavWar Heroes vs Villains Tournament back in 2016, and we were recently approached by Lotus (head of FoundTyme) who asked if we would be interested in organising a tournament which he is willing to sponsor and who MK (head of eFreak) is willing to provide servers for the matches to be hosted.

Both Lotus and MK requested that Pro Mod Elite be the config that is used and since their groups are providing both the sponsorship and the servers respectively, we acquiesced with their request. With that said, both the owl and I have not been in the scene for around 18 months, so we looked into the config situation by watching a few games and asking around, and saw that the current climate is far from ideal no matter where you look, for reasons I’m sure that any avid reader of L4Dnation is all too aware of.

So if you have questions about the config, it’s best that you ask either MK or Jacob or whoever else is involved in its development. But if you have any questions about the organisation or structure of the tournament itself, then fire away!
:)

xxAnnouncing the efps 2018 Winter Tournament!

fig newtons
December 25, 2017, 01:14:34 pm by fig newtons
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Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce the
everythingFPS 2018 Winter Tournament!

I will be your host, an entire sleeve of fig newtons, joined by the honorable Sir and the hero of LTD, jαγ.

PRIZES!

1st Place
$400



International format!

Home/Away (International)
Swiss followed by a knockout playoff bracket



Schedule

Registration Opens
Monday, January 1st, 2018

Registration Closes
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at midnight Pacific Time

Round 1 Begins
Monday, January 15th, 2018




Competitive configuration:





Stay tuned on l4dnation and the everythingFPS subform for details on registration info!

exclamationSirPlease: Cold Reboot - Small Tournament

Sir
December 03, 2017, 06:32:31 pm by Sir
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Finally, another "Tournament"
Whilst small in size, this is merely the start of a lot of upcoming Events.



Prize Pool: $100
1st Place takes it all..

Sign-ups: > CLOSED. <
Sign-ups have closed on Thursday, December 14th.

Brackets: > HERE <
Games are.. LIVE!



Tournament Staff:
  • The Tournament Director: Sir
  • Assistant Tournament Director(s): Danne

Tournament Settings:

Maps
  • Round 1: Death Toll.
  • Round 2: Dark Carnival.
  • Final Round: The Parish.

Crucial Info:
  • Make sure you're aware of the ruleset, as this ruleset will likely only receive very small updates for future Single Elimination Tournaments.
  • Home/Away games are allowed in this Tournament, as long as the teams can't agree on a neutral Server.
    • Keep in mind that you're limited to the SirPlease Servers, which means you're restricted to the provided NA and EU Servers.
    • If teams are unable to agree on a Server, contact the Staff.

We will be running all of our Events through the eFPS Website, so if you haven't registered there yet.. what are you waiting for?!

xxZonemod v1.7.1

Sir
November 24, 2017, 04:58:25 pm by Sir
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Finally, a ZoneMod changelog!
Yeah.. it's been a while since I posted a Changelog.. eheh.

Intro:

Most of you have played Zonemod in the past or still play it every now and then.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Zonemod, the entire changelog can be found here.
Most of you have probably played v1.6 last and have only missed the 1.7 Update, so I will be posting the 1.7 + 1.7.1 Changes.
I'd love to hear your initial thoughts are on these changes and perhaps you even have some suggestions for the config :D

Info for Server Admins:

I take pride in being able to say that this config is by far the easiest to setup for clean servers and to update outdated Servers.
Starting with v1.7 I'll be adding "Update Packs", which will allow you to easily update from older versions (starting from 1.6).
These packs will only contain files that need to be updated, making it far less likely that your personal adjustments get ruined.

This makes it really easy to distribute the config and have it working properly, thus making it easier to get Servers together for Events and to get much more reliable feedback regarding bugs.




Changelog:

[Infected]
  • General:
    • Spawntimers have been decreased by 1 second, making it 14.

  • Charger:
    • Punch Damage increased to 8.
    • First Punch deals 5 Damage.
      • As requested, the Charger can now easily bash people to Death again.
      • In an attempt to refrain from spawning just to get easy damage in, the first punch will do less damage.

  • Jockey:
    • Increased Jockey Ride Speed with 8%.
      • Buffing the Jockey slightly, allowing him to become a bigger priority in terms of who to clear first.

  • Tank:
    • Tanks will now start losing frustration 1.2 seconds after losing LOS (Vanilla is 2 seconds)
    • Keeping LOS of the Survivors will fill your rage bar by 5% for every 4 seconds of LOS held.
      • This change might seem scary, as it could potentially keep a Tank at full range for long periods of time, fortunately this is the first test of many and settings will be tweaked accordingly.

[Weapons]
  • Melee:
    • Melee Weapons have now been removed from the Saferoom.
    • Melee Weapons now have a Limit of 2 in 4v4 and 3v3 (1 in 2v2 and No limit in 1v1)
      • Melee Damage on Tank has been reset to it's Vanilla value to balance these Nerfs. (300)

[Bug Fixes]
  • Spawn Rotation:
    • Fixed a Bug that would cause non-full Infected Teams constantly getting stuck with at least one Support SI on every hit.
    • The Spawns are fixed and the rotation will work as intended now.
      • As fun as the quads were, they were unintended.



Download:

Config Download
Leave your feedback/suggestions in the comments!

Final Words:

You can always reach me on Steam or contact me through Discord.. speaking of Discord, y'all should come hang out on L4DNation's Discord.

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