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Megazell
07-17-2010, 12:02 PM
Forgot to post this here. If you don't have a free STEAM account you should get one, soon!

Alien Swarm

What was once a mod became retail and is now going back to freeware!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes.

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In 2 days this game will be added to my 'Free And Legal PC Games' list which is currently at 1,035 games!

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244468

ChrisDok77
07-17-2010, 06:18 PM
im actually suprisingly excited for this, it looks like a mix of halo wars and left 4 dead.

RAY16
07-17-2010, 09:26 PM
I played the UT2004 mod version way back in the day. They ported it over to the source engine but then after a long period with no progress updates I figured it was vaporware. I was very pleasantly surprised to see this news.

heyzeus11
07-17-2010, 11:31 PM
looks alright, wouldnt ever buy it (good thing its free)

anyone know how big the game file is?

Vendetta312
07-17-2010, 11:50 PM
System Requirements
Minimum:

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

heyzeus11
07-18-2010, 12:59 AM
System Requirements
Minimum:

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

thanks ( i dont have much space on my harddrive and would like to know if i can install it)(which i can)

Mutte
07-18-2010, 07:30 AM
Tomorrow is the day ! :)
I bought a PS3 yesterday, so I probably won't be checking this mod out anytime soon.

Megazell
07-18-2010, 10:40 AM
looks alright, wouldnt ever buy it (good thing its free)

anyone know how big the game file is?

Buy? LOL!

System requirements were on the original link in the original post.

heyzeus11
07-18-2010, 01:10 PM
Buy? LOL!

System requirements were on the original link in the original post.


looks alright, wouldnt ever buy it (good thing its free)
anyone know how big the game file is?

im saying it doesent look good enough that if they charged me money, i wouldnt buy it. but since its free ima download it.

whatisnarwhal
07-18-2010, 11:06 PM
I think it looks pretty good. 4 player co-op, lots of weapons, custom maps, alien bug huntin'. What's not to love?

Frosts
07-18-2010, 11:56 PM
It looks really good. I wasn't interested in it at first, but now I'm really excited.

15 hours and counting...

heyzeus11
07-19-2010, 12:43 AM
I think it looks pretty good. 4 player co-op, lots of weapons, custom maps, alien bug huntin'. What's not to love?

i mean like im sure its fun, but it will probobly get old fast, just imagine yourself playing this as much as say tf2.....or any game that you play....i just cant see myself playing 300 hours of this.

but it might surprise me

Megazell
07-19-2010, 10:49 AM
With the map editor...this game will go full retard! :)

I already have 3 people ready in my circle to rock this game out. Hopefully, we can host the game locally too because I want to put this up in my store.


Another gameplay video!

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Frosts
07-19-2010, 01:18 PM
this game will go full retard! :)


What?

Megazell
07-19-2010, 02:33 PM
What?

Mods, Maps and Models EXPLODE with fruity flavor freshness :shooter:.

ChrisDok77
07-19-2010, 10:01 PM
Mods, Maps and Models EXPLODE with fruity flavor freshness :shooter:.

indeed. this game is sweeeeeeet

Megazell
07-20-2010, 12:05 AM
Man,

I actually walked away from STEAM shortly after I got L4D2 for free. I was not feeling the game and the rise of DRM and other measures in all of their games.

Now I have over 15 games installed...all 100% free :)

Damn you STEAM!

Vendetta312
07-21-2010, 03:05 PM
Fun game, almost level 20, how is everybody else feeling about it?

Mutte
07-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Fun game, almost level 20, how is everybody else feeling about it?

Well, it's fun for some time.
But it did bore me after quite a bit.

whatisnarwhal
07-21-2010, 06:34 PM
Fun game, almost level 20, how is everybody else feeling about it?

Let's just say It very well deserves to be in my "VALVe" catgeory on Steam. :D

heyzeus11
07-21-2010, 06:55 PM
well beat it in a day.... is it gonna community fed now? or are the people who made it gonna release campaigns

Vendetta312
07-21-2010, 07:15 PM
I was wondering the same thing, I would assume the makers are going to release new DLC for it, similar to L4D. But I am also excited for some good community campaigns.

Megazell
07-21-2010, 07:26 PM
There are already mods/campaign out for it.

Also, You guys beat it on max difficulty? My cousins and I had to put the game on hard instead of the max difficulty because it was CRAZY. Headcrabs killed you in 5 seconds and that was with a med gun on you.

If you have mods and maps from the original mod release you can drag and drop those and play on those maps.

Shadowtek
07-21-2010, 09:48 PM
the game isnt too bad. someone has put a lot of work into this and it turned out pretty well. Ive only played a little, but its fun. 7.5/10-ish (sorry, but its not really my style. Its still good though.)

Coodoo1134
07-22-2010, 02:09 AM
This was one of the best free games I've ever played. So I'm happy. Might start messing around with that editor.. meh. Insane is literally insane. Not only does EVERYTHING do more damage, but they've increased the amount of enemies per map.. it's RIDICULOUS.

Megazell
07-22-2010, 07:48 PM
This was one of the best free games I've ever played. So I'm happy. Might start messing around with that editor.. meh. Insane is literally insane. Not only does EVERYTHING do more damage, but they've increased the amount of enemies per map.. it's RIDICULOUS.

I finally got some free time today. Waiting for a family member to get to his house from work and we are going to do our 4th attempt at beating this game on INSANE.

They really should patch those headcrabs though...I love a challenge but they seem broken at times.

($W3)HUMM3R
07-22-2010, 08:10 PM
I love this game. :D
But I haven't beaten it more than on easy.
Normal is just to hard when you're alone with people that are level 1. >_>

Balious
07-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Got the game as soon as I could and been in love with it ever since. Just now need to wait for all the custom stuff to be done so I can enjoy it on more campaigns as I seem to of overplayed the only one so far.

If you have mods and maps from the original mod release you can drag and drop those and play on those maps.
I tried looking for some maps from the original and couldn't find any working download links. A shame as I would of liked to try some of them (unless someone is able to get a download link or whatever).

Megazell
07-23-2010, 07:42 PM
Got the game as soon as I could and been in love with it ever since. Just now need to wait for all the custom stuff to be done so I can enjoy it on more campaigns as I seem to of overplayed the only one so far.


I tried looking for some maps from the original and couldn't find any working download links. A shame as I would of liked to try some of them (unless someone is able to get a download link or whatever).

http://www.blackcatgames.com/asv1/fanmaps

($W3)HUMM3R
07-24-2010, 01:39 PM
I'm now officially level 27 promotion 3. :D
just got 10 achievements left mostly speedruns, perfect, no death on a campaign and killing swarm.

Megazell
07-24-2010, 06:11 PM
I'm now officially level 27 promotion 3. :D
just got 10 achievements left mostly speedruns, perfect, no death on a campaign and killing swarm.

It's a great game. I am not sure if it is because I only have free games on my STEAM account but my achievements reset every time I log off...Not sure.

BTW - I joined some random servers here and there the other day and auto-dl'ed some new maps...Some of which were very wrong.

whatisnarwhal
07-24-2010, 10:33 PM
You can auto-download new maps? That's awesome then.

Vendetta312
07-25-2010, 05:28 PM
Aww, thats awesome, can't wait to play some cool community missions.