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post #1 of 109
Thread Starter 
So who all is going to buy/play L4D? The prerelease demo starts tomorrow the 6th with preloading already going on right now through steam. There is a demo open to everyone on the 11th and the full version of the game is released the 18th.

I am excited for this game, the few reviews that are already out say it is amazing and I truly hope that it is.

Website www.l4d.com
post #2 of 109
I am definitely getting it.
post #3 of 109
I got it on preorder already waiting for release day :-) Cant wait for a true coop experience
post #4 of 109
Spoiler Alert
Yeah, like we don't wanna know everything we can about a new game.
Versus Mode
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008...ode/#more-4797
post #5 of 109
Pre-ordered on Steam last night ($5 off) and you get the demo. I played it for a couple hours last night. It's going to be really good.
post #6 of 109
Played the demo for about 15 minutes last night before heading out to watch the Browns lose to the Broncos.


Graphics were stellar for a source title. Love the use of the flashlight... reminds me of doom 3 type scares.

Shotgun to any limb or face, or sometimes the abdomen, results in dismemberment. The uzi wasn't as good of a weapon because I overshot everyone. I don't think it takes more than 4 bullets or so to drop a zombie.... I was giving them like 10 shots each. The crackhead zombies scared me a couple of times. I think this game is going to be a lot of fun. Very gory....I threw a pipe bomb and all the zombies huddled around it. It erupted in a giant bloody cloud of gibs. Awesome!
post #7 of 109
This game is co-op goodness. I can't imagine playing this with A.I players, online is the only way to go for me.
post #8 of 109
Just order from STEAM...banking up games for the winter...
post #9 of 109
Does anyone know if they send you a early access demo key? I plan to preorder tonight, and was hopping I can give the key to a buddy.
post #10 of 109
Steam doesn't. They just let you DL the demo and play. If you pre-order from GameStop, you enter your transaction ID into a form, and they send you a key.

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/l...y/default.aspx

The demo will be open to the public on the 11th anyway. We that pre-ordered get an extra week.
post #11 of 109
Major issues with the demo. It stutters and stops consistantly with video and audio regardless SLI or single card or audio settings. Game is frame cap at 60fps. Have to test some more. Could be issues with the beta NVidia drivers for Far Cry 2.
post #12 of 109
I'm running it with everything maxed on my 9600 GT (1680x1050). So far, it has been really smooth using the latest driver from Nvidia.
post #13 of 109
I tried out the demo last night. It was a blast. There were some problems with multiplayer, but they patched it later in the night and it is working much better. Great enviroment and gameplay. It reminds me a lot of 28 days later.

Source games are CPU based and sometimes an otherwise stable (as in Orthos, Prime95 etc) overclock can cause framerate issues. I discovered this this week. In TF2, L4D, and etc., I was experienced low framerates that disappeared when I dialed back my overclock (E6400) from 3.2 to 2.8 ghz. That may be your problem.

I can't wait to play some more L4D tonight.
post #14 of 109
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Originally Posted by gadianton View Post

I tried out the demo last night. It was a blast. There were some problems with multiplayer, but they patched it later in the night and it is working much better. Great enviroment and gameplay. It reminds me a lot of 28 days later.

Source games are CPU based and sometimes an otherwise stable (as in Orthos, Prime95 etc) overclock can cause framerate issues. I discovered this this week. In TF2, L4D, and etc., I was experienced low framerates that disappeared when I dialed back my overclock (E6400) from 3.2 to 2.8 ghz. That may be your problem.

I can't wait to play some more L4D tonight.

could be a CPU OC issue since the system is OC'd from 3.0 to 4.28. But all the new games like FC2, FO3 an Clear Sky runs fine with the system. Will lower the OC and see what happens later.
post #15 of 109
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Originally Posted by Tinker View Post

could be a CPU OC issue since the system is OC'd from 3.0 to 4.28. But all the new games like FC2, FO3 an Clear Sky runs fine with the system. Will lower the OC and see what happens later.

Yeah give it a shot. I had the same issue where FC2, Bioshock, basically any non-source game ran great. It was only source that didn't work. It was very frustrating especially since all the normal OC test came out fine. Hopefully, your board has a OC profile option. I saved my OC profile in one and loaded up my normal settings and everything ran great. Later I bumped up my OC to 2.8 (from 2.1) and still got good framerates.

I'll probably spend some time this weekend tracing down the issue. I have an Asus p5b and to get to 2.8 all I needed to change was the FSB to 350. I left everything else on auto. To get to 3.2, I had to change a bunch of voltages, and SPD timings. So I am assuming the source problems are something in those non-auto changes. My first suspect are the RAM timings.

Hopefully, this will help you out. I can't tell you how much time I wasted every night for the last 9 days working on this. I may just drop the issue and accept a 2.8 OC and enjoy some gaming for the time being.
post #16 of 109
for me the CPU settings did nada. Loaded the 178.24 Nvidia drivers replacing the 180 betas solved the probms. finished the demo in ~1/2 hr. Hope the game doesn't go that quick. The weapons are powerful, but the zombies are quick also, still at norm diff settings it just too easy.

Shld of notice that when I 1st launch the game a brief message flashed stating driver incompatible probm.

Also sorry my bad...there is no frame cap limit.
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post #18 of 109
well hoping there is a real single player game. The demo show 4-5 chapters, If they are as short as the demo chapter then this going to be a real short game. def doesnt like the Nvidia 180 beta drivers. Retested just to make sure.
post #19 of 109
I am pretty sure there are 20 chapters.
post #20 of 109
I haven't had any problems with the beta drivers and the demo on my machine but my roommate did with the same driver's on his. Just got lucky this time I guess lol
post #21 of 109
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Originally Posted by gadianton View Post

I am pretty sure there are 20 chapters.

Here is quote from a review...

"The demo only covers the first level and a half of the first campaign, each of which is made of five levels and of which there are four in total, so it’s over fairly quickly but still…"

Yeah, 20 levels. If they take ~ < 1/2hr each, only 10hrs...real short. Now I wished I would have waited instead of doing the pre.
post #22 of 109
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Originally Posted by Tinker View Post

Here is quote from a review...

"The demo only covers the first level and a half of the first campaign, each of which is made of five levels and of which there are four in total, so it's over fairly quickly but still"

Yeah, 20 levels. If they take ~ < 1/2hr each, only 10hrs...real short. Now I wished I would have waited instead of doing the pre.

I've been under the impression from the last couple years of previews & hands-ons of this game that it wasn't ever intended to offer much to the single player. That's why I haven't been very interested in it to date.
post #23 of 109
Resident Evil meets F.E.A.R. ?
post #24 of 109
I would give it a shot but I think I'll be playing Fallout 3 for the next few months (at least).
post #25 of 109
Thread Starter 
I've been in the demo since the preorder demo and the game is great. Even in the short 2 levels of the demo it is different every time, you never know whats going to happen. Will be amazing once we get alot more maps and can play as infected.
post #26 of 109
Just an FYI. Valve currently has their complete package on sale for $100. This includes Left 4 Dead upon release.

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Includes: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Portal, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Peggle Extreme

Too bad I already own all of the other games on the list.
post #27 of 109
The demo was decent.
post #28 of 109
I love the demo.

I'll be on playing wednesday night around 8:00p.m.

Send me an invite on STEAM if you want to play.

Steam ID: rabidhilljack
post #29 of 109
To clarify: I won't be playing the demo... I'll be playing the full retail game. I have it loaded already, but i'm not going home tonight.
post #30 of 109
I played some l4D today and it is quite fun. I was a bit hesitant about the versus mode but it turns out to be excellent. I haven't had time to play campaign online yet but will do so this evening. So far, 2...er zero? thumbs up It's great on the big screen in a dark room!
-Trouble
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