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    Post Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    On this day in 1999, two months after the release of Half-Life, I posted the first public version of the Sven Co-op mod to the Atomic Half-Life fan site. Now, seventeen years, thousands of custom maps, and millions of downloads later, Sven Co-op is about to be released on Steam as a stand-alone game.



    Sven Co-op will be available to download for the bargain price of USD$0 this Friday, the 22nd of January! All donors past and present will keep their bonus features in the Steam version.






    The stand-alone game includes many hundreds of features, fixes and improvements, as well as new maps and content. Valve have also kindly allowed us to include their original Half-Life campaign free of charge, playable cooperatively even by people who don't own the original game! New features have allowed the co-op version of the storyline maps to be reworked in a way that stays true to the original game while remaining challenging for multiple players.






    Additionally, thanks to Valve providing us with a Goldsrc license, the team had been able to update the engine itself to allow Sven Co-op and its maps to surpass the limitations of standard mods. The Steam release will also allow for easy installation, frequent iterative updates, and eventual Steam Workshop support.






    I wasn't closely involved in 5.0's development, but I remain in proud awe of the team's dedication and the countless hours of work put into accomplishing this Steam release. Ever since the first custom map (GargHunt) was created for version 1.0, Sven Co-op has also been a community-driven project. The SC team and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the mappers, artists, server ops, donors, and others without whom we would never have come this far. We hope the new Sven Co-op SDK, scripting language, updated level editor and server tools will be of use to many of you as you continue to create endless imaginative content and generally keep the community running!






    This 5.0 release is dedicated to Brent "BackAssward" Holowka, who left development and more important matters against his own will on October 9th, 2015. He is sorely missed.




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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    Happy birthday sven co-op.

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    Here's to 17 more birthdays.

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    I remember downloading Sven Co-op from Planet Halflife back in the day; maybe 2003ish. It blew my mind because I was looking through multiplayer mods and in the screenshots it had an Osprey so I thought something was wrong, no way you could play Half Life with friends.

    Blew my mind and been playing it on and off since then. Can't wait to check out 5.0!

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    Happy birthday sven co-op. I can't wait to play 5.0 with my friends

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    Happy Birthday Sven Co-op!

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    Happy 17th b-day SC!

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    Happy 17th birthday svencoop!

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    Happy birthday Sven Co-op!

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    nice
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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    Congratulations!


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    Happy birthday Sven Co-op! I haven't been hyped for a game in so long, thank you.

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    Happy birthday and congratulations, you're amazing!

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    Damn, this sounds.. interesting. Was kinda expecting it to be released this month, but still kinda surprised. Looking forward to it.
    Oh noes!1!!

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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    Quote Originally Posted by The fox View Post
    Damn, this sounds.. interesting. Was kinda expecting it to be released this month, but still kinda surprised. Looking forward to it.
    Take a look at the news post again

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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    http://steamcommunity.com/games/sven_co-op <- We have a Steam game hub now.
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    Happy birthday sven co-op

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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

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    EXCITE

    One question though, on the SCXPM servers, will all point progress be saved between versions, or are we all gonna have to start over?

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    Scxpm is a server plugin. So that is up to the plugin maker and server to transfer the data.

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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    Quote Originally Posted by A Robot Grunt View Post
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    One question though, on the SCXPM servers, will all point progress be saved between versions, or are we all gonna have to start over?
    1) SCXPM may not work, there's still a question as to whether Metamod and AMXX work reliably with SC5
    2) Even if it does work, I doubt many owners will bother to transfer the vault over..

    The maps have been reworked in several cases to rebalance them. The idea is to play SC5 without xpm, just use coop instead.

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    Re: Sven Co-op's 17th Anniversary, Imminent Steam Game Release!

    Looking back to the point where I first played the mod (somewhere at the time of 1.9) and now seeing that it is already Svencoop's 17th Anniversary not only makes me feel old but it also surprises me (in a good way ^^) how long it has managed to keep itself alive. Without it's dedicated dev team and fanbase we wouldn't be here probably and not many mods or games can say that after almost 20 years. Hopefully the steam release will lead the game into a new "golden age".

    And with that I say: Congratulations on the coming steam release and Happy birthday Sven Co-op!
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    All Aboard the Hype Train.

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    congratulations fellas

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    The best co-op mod ever done. For 17 years full of achievements!!!


    Here we go again

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