Left 4 Dead Patched to Relieve a Few Issues

Valve has released a new patch for Left 4 Dead that should fix a few problems in the game. In all, the changes include:

  • Finding a dedicated server when starting the game from a lobby is now faster and more reliable
  • Versus mode is now locked to Normal difficulty
  • Difficulty on a server is now locked to the one set by the lobby reservation
  • Fixed lagouts/spikes after level transition
  • Fixed directory issue with spray logs in some cases
  • Fixed video settings not saving after closing video options dialog
  • Corrected a boomer suicide exploit
  • Several minor localization fixes
  • Fixed disabling cheats incorrectly resetting data

Apparently, that “boomer suicide exploit” involved people binding a key so that they could instantly make themselves explode without being shot (luckily, you can still jump off a building and burst all over hapless survivors). I don’t know why they would have locked the difficulty to Normal in versus, but at least now we can get into a dedicates server faster.

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1 Comment on Left 4 Dead Patched to Relieve a Few Issues


On December 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

Finally… been having loads of issues with finding ded servers -_-. I only hope that they fixed the bug where in versus after a map ends it switches to dead air. Has happened like 6 times in 1 day on all different servers.