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[AK]Hylander
12-27-2008, 01:44 PM
Anybody up for some L4D tonight at around 8:30 - 9:00 EST?

[AK]Bribo
12-27-2008, 02:05 PM
I'll be on.

[AK]Palooka
12-27-2008, 02:57 PM
I will try to make it. Would we use the alternate Ventrilo server?

[AK]Hylander
12-27-2008, 03:34 PM
Palooka;88954']I will try to make it. Would we use the alternate Ventrilo server?

We usually get on Ventrilo... but I think it's the 'main' one.

[AK]Nuts
12-27-2008, 05:25 PM
Anniversary dinner...

[AK]Bribo
01-14-2009, 01:24 PM
Anyone up for some Left4Dead tonight? (1/14). Say around 8-9PM EST?

[AK]Faxman
01-14-2009, 01:58 PM
I'm in.

[AK]Bribo
01-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Weird. Can't get into L4D. It's saying the Steam servers are too busy to handle my request. Very strange. :(

[AK]Clay
04-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Downloading the game now. Hopefully we'll do another of these sometime.

[AK]Hylander
04-03-2009, 07:13 PM
Awesome... just drop a post when you want to play. :beer:

Stitch was thinking of picking up the PC version as well - but not sure what decision he came to.

[AK]Clay
04-03-2009, 08:14 PM
Jeepers this thing took a long time to DL. And at 500 kb/s most of the time. Trying it out now. Assuming it makes sense to play single play starting off.

[AK]Swae
04-04-2009, 04:00 AM
Anyone interested in some L4D this afternoon? Say around 5?

[AK]Bribo
04-04-2009, 04:07 AM
I can't today. School play weekend. :(

[AK]The Beast
04-04-2009, 05:59 AM
If I'm done with my to-do list for around the house, I'll be there. Forewarned: at 5 PM on a Saturday, I'm liable to have a Scotch (or two) within easy reach. :beer:

[AK]Clay
04-04-2009, 06:42 AM
I'll try to make it.

[AK]Abaddon
04-04-2009, 07:00 AM
me too.

[AK]Nuts
04-04-2009, 07:09 AM
I saw you on last night Clay, but it said you were playing a non-steam game of L4D. Odd.

[AK]Faxman
04-04-2009, 07:37 AM
I'll try to make it.

[AK]Brorlis
04-04-2009, 08:24 AM
Don't know if I can make it at 5 ... but I'm up for a LFD Night !

[AK]Swae
04-04-2009, 10:06 AM
Brorlis;91837']Don't know if I can make it at 5 ... but I'm up for a LFD Night !

If there is a better time, let me know, I just thought a late afternoon/early evening might be convenient. Would 6 be better?

[AK]Rocks
04-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Let's do a monday night L4D?

[AK]Clay
04-04-2009, 12:20 PM
Monday's are date night, so not always so good for me.

6:00 tonight works a little better than 5:00. 7:00 would be even better still!

[AK]The Beast
04-04-2009, 12:30 PM
I can do 6 tonight. Monday's the Yankees' opening day, so I won't make it this week.

[AK]Swae
04-04-2009, 12:48 PM
Ok let's shoot for 6:00. See you guys then!

[AK]Faxman
04-04-2009, 01:21 PM
Are the Steam servers down? 4:15 cst

[AK]Nuts
04-04-2009, 01:23 PM
i thought it was me

[AK]The Beast
04-04-2009, 02:14 PM
Looks like everything's copacetic now. I see Nuts online--I'm going to try to get into your game. Otherwise I'll start a friends-only versus, and you guys can join in.

[AK]Clay
04-04-2009, 03:35 PM
logging on now.

[AK]Clay
04-04-2009, 06:32 PM
That was an absolute blast! Thanks y'all for joining me. Definitely need to do this again!

[AK]The Beast
04-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Absolutely! Campaign mode is fun, but a full Vs. mode game with all AK is way better. Not sure what my full week looks like just yet, but I should be on Thursday for sure, and probably some other nights too.

[AK]Nuts
04-04-2009, 07:34 PM
And I brought the boobies!

[AK]Hylander
04-05-2009, 06:30 AM
Need that tutorial in importing for spray Nuts. :beer:

[AK]Nuts
04-05-2009, 06:39 AM
OPTIONS / MULTIPLAYER / IMPORT SPRAY.

.jpg, .bmp, .vtf at 256x256

You can pull them from any directory but the default folder is the root of L4D: (c:\program files {(x86)}\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\).

If you want to change your spray you have to do so before the next map begins. Your current spray will remain in use until the map changes. So I change my spray at the beginning of each map, thus allowing it to change at the start of the next one.

Other Valve games forced you to convert your images to .vtf (Valve Texture Format) and you had to use their vtfeditor but they finally changed in left for dead, but still.... the VTF editor is still usefull as it's a quick and dirty way to convert files to 256x256.

[AK]Clay
04-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Yes, we saw some excellent art last night!
;)

[AK]Hylander
04-05-2009, 10:54 AM
"Good Boobies"

[AK]The Beast
04-09-2009, 06:08 AM
Anyone up for another weekend L4D afternoon/evening? I was thinking maybe later evening this time--maybe 8 or 9 Eastern on Saturday? Or does that run into West Coast dinnertime?

[AK]Clay
04-09-2009, 06:25 AM
sounds like fun

[AK]Bribo
04-09-2009, 07:22 AM
I'm away for the weekend. I could do Friday night though.

[AK]Swae
04-09-2009, 07:23 AM
Saturday sounds great!

[AK]Hylander
04-09-2009, 02:07 PM
I can't do Friday, but I'm definitely in for Saturday at 8 or 9PM.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-09-2009, 05:12 PM
I can Saturday night!!

[AK]The Beast
04-10-2009, 05:46 AM
What say we split the difference and make it 8:30 Eastern?

Sorry, Bribo, but I'm probably not going to make it online tonight. There'll be plenty more of these, though.

[AK]Beaker
04-10-2009, 06:05 AM
How do I set you guys so you show up on my Steam account? That way while y'all are blowing up zombies I can at least send stupid commentary while I'm playing other steam games.

[AK]Brorlis
04-10-2009, 06:08 AM
Beaker;91940']How do I set you guys so you show up on my Steam account? That way while y'all are blowing up zombies I can at least send stupid commentary while I'm playing other steam games.

Is peggle more your style ? :eek:

[AK]Beaker
04-10-2009, 06:13 AM
Yes yes it is. I am slowly making my way through Peggel De-lux thank you very much! And it was a heck of alot cheaper than Clay's left4dead!

[AK]The Beast
04-10-2009, 06:53 AM
Give us your Steam "handle" and we can add you as a friend. Squidly, Ab, and myself (and there may be others that I'm forgetting at the moment) are admins of the August Knights Steam group, so make friends with one of us (I'm akthebeast), and we can put you in the group so you can find the rest of us easily.

[AK]Beaker
04-10-2009, 07:00 AM
Sadly I'm better at making enemies than friends but I'll try! Thanks!

[AK]Brorlis
04-10-2009, 07:45 AM
Too bad theres not PVP Peggle ! I hate to admit it but it is actually a semi fun little time killer =)

[AK]Hylander
04-11-2009, 09:26 AM
I'm good for 8:30 tonight - looking forward to it.



The Beast;91938']What say we split the difference and make it 8:30 Eastern?

Sorry, Bribo, but I'm probably not going to make it online tonight. There'll be plenty more of these, though.

[AK]Faxman
04-11-2009, 10:23 AM
i'll be there

[AK]StitchJones
04-11-2009, 11:34 AM
It's offical, I have the PC version of L4D now! I picked it up for $29 at Target today. It's currently installing, so I'll be ready to fire it up later tonight.

[AK]Bribo
04-11-2009, 12:35 PM
I'm out of town til tomorrow night. Someone please shoot Stitch for me.

[AK]Hylander
04-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Bribo;91975']I'm out of town til tomorrow night. Someone please shoot Stitch for me.

Consider it done! :uzi:

[AK]The Beast
04-11-2009, 04:17 PM
I didn't time my dinner right, so i'm gonna be a bit late. DD's Steam username is linuxmarine; can someone invite him to the game for me? DD, I'll get you in the AK group afterwards.

[AK]Hylander
04-11-2009, 04:19 PM
The Beast;91981']I didn't time my dinner right, so i'm gonna be a bit late. DD's Steam username is linuxmarine; can someone invite him to the game for me? DD, I'll get you in the AK group afterwards.

Can't find anyone listed as "linuxmarine"

[AK]Nuts
04-11-2009, 07:17 PM
Okay... that was freaking awesome.

[AK]The Beast
04-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Yes it was! Apologies to Stitch, who couldn't make it in because we were full. You can have my spot next weekend because it's my turn to be out of town. Thanks to everyone for some great games.

I'll be on some this week, catch me on Steam to find some more trouble. :D

[AK]Hylander
04-12-2009, 07:56 AM
Yeah - that was an absolute blast. MUST do it again. It sucks that we can only have 8, but I guess that is a good problem to have considering the number of players we've had in the past. :beer:

I think the last few maps when it was Nuts, Fax, Kidd, and myself on the Zombie side was extremely fun. Alot of laughs and ownage. There's nothing like throwing up on some friends early and often. :uzi:

I'll probably be available tonight if anyone wants to a map.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-12-2009, 09:55 AM
That was awesome last night!! :beer:
Being part of the horde is completely different!! lol
Sorry had to leave so soon, but it sounds like it was a good thing which allowed someone else to jump in… We have to do this again soon!! I am guessing we will start using shifts or two concurrent games??

[AK]Swae
04-12-2009, 10:47 AM
That definitely was a blast! It's nice to take a break from WoW and hang with some AK folks. Let's do it again soon!

[AK]Clay
04-12-2009, 12:09 PM
Swae;91991']That definitely was a blast! It's nice to take a break from WoW and hang with some AK folks. Let's do it again soon!

Definitely, I had more just clean fun playing L4D last night that I've had on-line gaming in a while! Good times, I'll try to be back on tonight.

[AK]Faxman
04-12-2009, 01:35 PM
Might be on for a bit

[AK]Bribo
04-12-2009, 04:11 PM
Getting on now.

[AK]Hylander
04-13-2009, 05:13 AM
Another night of fun last night. Much TK Jones action. :bye:

Just for reference, if any AK sees us online in a 'full' campaign but would like to play, send us a message and more likely than not we will drop and start a versus match unless we're on or near the end of a campaign, etc.

[AK]Swae
04-13-2009, 05:16 AM
I was going to join you guys last night, and just as a finished the Peggle Demo (what fun!), the storms knocked out our cable and internet. :(

But we're back online this morning, so I'll be around this week for zombie killing.

[AK]Bribo
04-13-2009, 05:28 AM
Stitch, Clay, Hy and I did Blood Harvest on Advanced. We decided that the barn is the best spot to defend during the final fight. Put your back to the wall near the hay bails and mow em down wave after wave. Hope out the window into the clear when the tank comes.

[AK]Clay
04-13-2009, 07:49 AM
Hylander;92014']Another night of fun last night. Much TK Jones action. :bye:

Just for reference, if any AK sees us online in a 'full' campaign but would like to play, send us a message and more likely than not we will drop and start a versus match unless we're on or near the end of a campaign, etc.

Leaving the caboose, I've got 88 health. Before we made it 100 yards and see our 3'rd undead person "[AK]Stitch hits [AK]Clay" Current health: 44. I kid you not! I about fell out of my seat laughing my ass off! Some reputations are earned ;)


And yes, Advanced mode is a PITA. No one told me we were in Advanced mode when I joined. So for about 30 minutes, I was just dumbstruck at how bad we were getting our asses kicked. The special undeads come about twice as frequently, and are a LOT smarter.

[AK]Hylander
04-13-2009, 08:36 AM
LOL @ Clay - Sorry, I'm just so use to setting everything at advanced mode.

Don't forget whoever it was who threw the Molotov and burned us all alive. ;)

[AK]Nuts
04-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Try running on Expert.... a single FF incident will take away most of your health.

[AK]Bribo
04-13-2009, 09:49 AM
Hylander;92035']
Don't forget whoever it was who threw the Molotov and burned us all alive. ;)

That was a gas can. I carried it into the house with me but set it down by the stairs to shoot at the zombies. Someone then shot it and torched all you guys.

It was a fun night!

[AK]Hylander
04-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Bribo;92042']That was a gas can. I carried it into the house with me but set it down by the stairs to shoot at the zombies. Someone then shot it and torched all you guys.

It was a fun night!

LOL - I thought someone had probably rotated through the weapons and accidentally landed on the Molotov and threw it.

Alot of good laughs playing the last two nights. With Stitch around - I'm just glad there are no vehicles to drive. ;)

[AK]Bribo
04-13-2009, 10:14 AM
Hylander;92043']Alot of good laughs playing the last two nights. With Stitch around - I'm just glad there are no vehicles to drive. ;)

I have to admit I unloaded a few rounds into his ass just for grins. :D

[AK]StitchJones
04-13-2009, 10:50 AM
Nuts;92036']Try running on Expert.... a single FF incident will take away most of your health. Wow..... that would be so cool. I'd be able to save so much ammo TK'ing everyone that way!

Great fun last night guys, thank you for helping me dust off my Keyboard/Mouse skills.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-15-2009, 05:08 AM
Another fun night!!!
That was a blast!! :beer:
Poor Hy stuck with me and Stitch on his team.. Couple of well placed rounds for Hylander.. :uzi:

The person named Icepic was pretty good, healed us more than a couple times during the game...

[AK]Hylander
04-15-2009, 05:59 AM
LOL - We had some good map rotations though. What a blast... it was like old times. Getting killed, yelling at Stitch. :beer:

[AK]Bribo
04-15-2009, 06:46 AM
How about another group outing on Thursday night?

[AK]Bojan
04-15-2009, 07:02 AM
So via your steam account how do you know who is online and playing and who isnt... or is there that option?

I have been working through the single player campaigns learning the maps and have yet to do anything online.

[AK]Hylander
04-15-2009, 07:39 AM
Bribo;92130']How about another group outing on Thursday night?

I doubt I'll be able to make it myself. I'll be in NYC tomorrow for the Auto Show. Not sure what time we'll be back - but Thursday is usually one of my racing nights on iracing, but I'm unsure about that as well. If I'm able - I'll look for you guys.

I love having 4 on 4. It's a blast. :uzi:

[AK]Swae
04-15-2009, 08:05 AM
Bojan;92132']So via your steam account how do you know who is online and playing and who isnt... or is there that option.

I have been working through the single player campaigns learning the maps and have yet to do anything online yet.

The easiest thing would be to get an invite to the August Knights steam group. Then, on your steam main page, you can click on "Friends". It brings up a small IM looking window, and will show all the AK members, who is online, and what they are playing. I found it easier to individually add everyone from the AK group as a friend as well, as friends are easier to track than fellow group members. There is a thread in here somewhere about Steam IDs, but for some reason trying to invite that way is super confusing (the account ID isn't the same as the Steam ID which isn't the same as the Game ID or some crap like that).

Hit me up in vent one day if you are having problems.

[AK]Bojan
04-15-2009, 08:21 AM
Ill play with it tonight and in regards to Thursday, if the WoW raiding continues, or lack there of I may be around as well.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-15-2009, 09:15 AM
Hylander;92133']I doubt I'll be able to make it myself. I'll be in NYC tomorrow for the Auto Show. Not sure what time we'll be back - but Thursday is usually one of my racing nights on iracing, but I'm unsure about that as well.

if (iracing == TRUE)
{
printf("NO FUN\n");
}

else if (L4D == TRUE)
{
printf("VERY FUN\n");
}
;)

I can do Thursday...

[AK]StitchJones
04-15-2009, 09:24 AM
Internet phail last night for me. I think dropped about mid-way though the VS. campaign. I recall doing some very bad things to Kidd when Swae wasn't looking, LOL

[AK]Bojan
04-17-2009, 07:42 AM
Finally got/learned how to use the profile thing and IM thing and what not.

my tag is [AK]Bojan I sent friend invitations out to those who i reconized in the AK group.

Is everyone using the standard Vent server for comms? I would like to try out some co op or vs campaigns one of these nights.

Thanks.

[AK]Brorlis
04-17-2009, 07:46 AM
The other guys use the built in comm but I can't stand it. I'm usually in Vent when i'm playing but can hear the others through the built in Steam thing.

I'll be up for some L4D anytime. I've been scarce the last few weeks trying to adjust to my new "schedule" but things have settled down now. I have been missing the others by about an hour every night this week =(

[AK]Bojan
04-17-2009, 08:05 AM
I havnt been on the computer much either the past month or so, and as the weather gets better its going to get slimmer. Both the girls are at the age now where they have sports and extra activities happening that keep me on the run.

Regardless shooting zombies is funner than I thought and on the new machine its like watching a movie.

The girls beg me to play every night just so they can watch and get scared.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-17-2009, 08:35 AM
It was a fun night last night!!!

Bribo, was that your son Joe with me and Hylander last night??
Real good player!! :beer:

I can't get vent working...
I end up using the in game comm... Will try to get vent working tonight if I have some time...

[AK]Faxman
04-17-2009, 08:52 AM
In-game voice works fine for me, but using it in the lobby tends to crash the game. Odd.

[AK]Nuts
04-17-2009, 08:55 AM
In-game voice works great

[AK]Clay
04-17-2009, 08:56 AM
Nuts;92199']In-game voice works great

Yep, don't bother messing with Ventillo

[AK]Bribo
04-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Good game last night. Nice to see so many AK on. You guys were kicking our butts early but we were able to stage a comeback in the later maps to edge you out.

The in-game chat works very well most of the time. The only time it's a pain is when a server crashes. At that point everyone is dumped out and you must use the Steam chat bubbles to get reorganized into another lobby. Not really a huge issue though.

DD - Yeah, that's my son Joe and he's very good. Kicks my butt most of the time. :(

[AK]Brorlis
04-20-2009, 06:07 AM
I played a ton of L4D this weekend and had a BLAST.

It was great to see so many of you guys on. Hell I played with some folks I've never had the privilege to before like Fax and Devil.

I'm looking foward to lots more of this !

[AK]Bribo
04-20-2009, 06:15 AM
Brorlis;92229']
I'm looking foward to lots more of this !

Last night's match was great. Great to see so many AK on. Very evenly matched teams. Very close final score.

[AK]Brorlis
04-20-2009, 06:48 AM
Bribo;92230']Very close final score.

Within 20 points right ?

On a serious note I really need to get my voice comm working in game. I can hear you guys O.k. but I can't get my voice to come through at all. My Mic tests fine under the setup but just refuses to act right in game.

[AK]Bojan
04-20-2009, 06:50 AM
Brorlis;92231']Within 20 points right ?

On a serious note I really need to get my voice comm working in game. I can hear you guys O.k. but I can't get my voice to come through at all. My Mic tests fine under the setup but just refuses to act right in game.

I have the same issue with my mic. I can hear everyone fine but I guess when I talk its too quiet according to Swae. I will have to play around with it some more.

I had good times and look forward to more. :beer:

[AK]Hylander
04-20-2009, 08:00 AM
Last night was alot of fun and it was about 20 points difference the whole match. I really like the versus matches alot.

But on that last map when me, Clay, DD, and I think Bojan were Zombie - the Survivors team got a really weak first half of the map. We were laughing and all of us were just wondering "Where are all the damn zombies??" LOL I think you guys encountered like 2 on the way to the first stop point while we basically got swarmed at the safe house door. But we did wait a bit too long picking off the stragglers which gave you guys enough time to hit us at once early on.

[AK]Brorlis
04-20-2009, 08:24 AM
When our map started up we ran like hell ... The spawn timers on the zombies never had a chance. You guys spent a ton of time in the train allowing us to get set-up and the mobs to spawn.

[AK]Hylander
04-20-2009, 08:43 AM
Brorlis;92235']When our map started up we ran like hell ... The spawn timers on the zombies never had a chance. You guys spent a ton of time in the train allowing us to get set-up and the mobs to spawn.

Yeah, if we could have hit you first with the boomer, we would have been OK. But we pretty much whiffed on all fronts there.

[AK]Swae
04-20-2009, 08:56 AM
I plan on being around this evening if anyone wants to play.

[AK]Bojan
04-20-2009, 09:47 AM
I played alot of versus missions this weekend, a good solid strat for the survivors is to hit the door running (up to 19 seconds on loading for some infected to spawn), moving together looking for areas to hold usually at event type locations.

I played several maps were we litterly just sprinted through 75% of the map. The only infected shot were those who for lack of better words aggro's us and of course the mini boss players.

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-21-2009, 06:27 AM
Sorry Hy and Bojan, got disconnected last night and when I came back on Hy was gone too and Bojan was in a game...
Slow night last night...
Rocks was in and out...
We should try again...

[AK]Hylander
04-21-2009, 06:29 AM
No problem DD... I think we all got booted at the same time. I decided to just call it the night since we only had 3 of us. I'm not sure about tonight yet.

[AK]Rocks
04-21-2009, 06:48 AM
I came back after 10pm, everyone was gone. boo hoo

[AK]Brorlis
04-21-2009, 07:00 AM
Rocks;92266']I came back after 10pm, everyone was gone. boo hoo

I was on till after midnight last night ....

[AK]Clay
04-21-2009, 07:08 AM
ditto.

We had some idiot jump into our game too, would have much preferred Rocks!

[AK]Brorlis
04-21-2009, 07:15 AM
Yea that mickey mouse guy was a moron ..... I'm not sure if you knew it or not but Polaxious (sp?) is Trelessia from WoW.

He was having some serious video stuttering problems last night which doesn't help at all in the final showdown =)

[AK]Clay
04-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Brorlis;92271']Yea that mickey mouse guy was a moron ..... I'm not sure if you knew it or not but Polaxious (sp?) is Trelessia from WoW.

He was having some serious video stuttering problems last night which doesn't help at all in the final showdown =)

Polaxius did great, I need to add him to the friends network!

[AK]Rocks
04-21-2009, 08:00 AM
Wonder why i didnt see ya, but you guys may not count as everyone.. fyi ;)

[AK]Bojan
04-21-2009, 08:39 AM
Ill be around all week, been having a blast.

I may have a raid in WOW tonight (not holding my breath) if not ill probably be on... although it is my 12 year anniversay today, i wonder if my wife will realize :)

[AK]Devil_Dog
04-21-2009, 09:05 AM
Bojan;92279'] although it is my 12 year anniversay today, i wonder if my wife will realize :)

I have never known a woman that would forget about that!! lol

[AK]Brorlis
04-21-2009, 09:16 AM
Clay;92273']Polaxius did great, I need to add him to the friends network!

He's in the AK Group. Should see him that way.

Bojan,

Good luck .... My 10 year is in May ... Oh wait ... I don't have that problem anymore =) More L4D for ME!