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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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Unofficial Beginners Guide to AlienSwarm [Updated]

The Full Guide is now Complete! Wayhay! Go me!

Its now Full Complete with Single Player and Multiplayer Aspects. However, to give me a break for a while, the Walkthrough has not been released with this guide

Watch out for it Soon

Update: My God, Im doing more and more for this guide it no has more FAQ Stuff...

Here it is:
Fresh out of the oven!

CURRENT VERSION: 1.1 FINAL

With The Copyright, I dident want anyone to blag it while it was under production, its now available to use for anyone who wants it. Just remember to contact me before you do so Have Fun Guys!

THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE HARD WORK OF THE AS TEAM! THANKS GUYS!

- Update! A List of Changes has been given to me and now its fully complete! Ill work on the Walkthrough now
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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The Guide is very nice and clear to understand
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:16 PM   #3
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Good quide, thanks for the beta one
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Must... Nit... Pick...

Well, i will read it first.
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:20 PM   #5
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Go ahead, nit pick! This is supposed to get better! Only a BETA so stuff can change, FAST
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:22 PM   #6
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"The same applies to wolfe as to wildcat"

Wolfe is one of the sexiest of the group 0_o.
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:29 PM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Gretik:
"The same applies to wolfe as to wildcat"

Wolfe is one of the sexiest of the group 0_o.

What does it tell us about darkie? :p
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:30 PM   #8
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And don't forget this is copyrighted to Darkus! So it's HIS and no-one(!) can use it!

Some questions,
Why PDF and not HTML?
Why not settle for something like creative commons (watch both movies and it will become quite clear. )?
Could you lighten up the enemy images a bit?
You talk about the Mac launcher, but give linux install instructions?

That's all for now.

Good job on making a guide.
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:34 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by Omega:
You talk about the Mac launcher, but give linux install instructions?
OSX can run shell scripts as well. His method will work.
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:35 PM   #10
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Thanks! Ill look into that! *Makes Notes* Youve done a load for me! Great Feedback! Ill upload a new Version Soon
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 05:59 PM   #11
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Very very nice.... You wouldn't happen to be doing a walkthrough aswell would you? :p
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 06:09 PM   #12
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Good job!
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 06:10 PM   #13
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very comprehensive ...great work keep it up
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 07:30 PM   #14
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Your definition of "anime smile" is wrong. It's not animated, it's anime style (gigantic mouth).
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 10:44 PM   #15
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Some of the medals provide more than bragging rights - for example "Gunfighter", gained by getting 20 pistol kills in a level, lets you hold two pistols at once. A list of all the medals and what they do would be handy.
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 11:03 PM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Sohtaraz:
What does it tell us about darkie? :p
That he has a good taste? Rawwrr!
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Old 3rd Jun 2004, 11:04 PM   #17
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About that, when playing on the lan with my brother I got the Akimbo pistols. The next day which was today I didn't have them for some reason. I wanted the pistols for Uplink, but didn't have them so I switched to the flamer.
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 03:35 AM   #18
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Thanks for the Comments Guys! Ill work on the revision today and then continue writing it!

As for the Walkthrough, isent there a heading named (Not Available) just yet? Which means yes, there will be one. However, it will be written once this guide hits the Golden Version 1 stage and everythings clear and correct.

Handicrap, I dont know about that, Ill ask the Dev's about this one and shove it into the FAQ's section at the end.

immortius, Sorry, I got a lot wrong in the initial writing, a lot has to be changed, but I released it for that purpose. I wanted to have some feedback before I continue writing and at least get the first thing right!

DeepQantas, I put that in for a laugh

The Pope, Yes, there will be a list of Medals too! Coming Soon

Everyone Else who said Good Job, Thanks!
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 05:14 AM   #19
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Ok cool, we'll try to get it to happen again and see if it was just a one time thing or a bug.
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 06:04 AM   #20
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If all goes well, will loose every flamerspinning teamkilling Shotgunmaniac MedicSlayer in the AS-network!
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 06:40 AM   #21
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Updated. I know it says <Insert Medals here>, I did a cock up of uploading it, so I replaced the older version. No worries. It has some changes!

Thats the Last Public one though
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 06:56 AM   #22
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You should really do it in html. PDF is mostly for stuff that is going to be printed out like forms and whatnot. If someone wants to print it out html prints pretty good anyways. It will definitly be smaller filesize too.
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 07:09 AM   #23
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Well I dont carew about file savings and I WILL make a HTML version once im finished, I promise!

PDF will do for now as you dont want to see a 9 Meg Word Document now would you?
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 08:24 AM   #24
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i think someone posted a topic on the forum with detailed information about every medal and how to get it
will you (or arent you allowed from that specific person) to also put that information into your guide later on ?

edit
somehow the guide now keeps crashing cause i wanted to look up a specific line of text that has an error (i think)
so i ll tell the error but cant back it up with the exact location in the guide since it keeps crashing (not in the mood to reboot atm :p)

its somewhere with the info about the medics and what equipment to use
i think you mention that medics should always carry 2 stims, doesnt that have to be 2 satchels? (and maybe a pistol to defend themselves in emergencies)
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 08:39 AM   #25
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Host irc.quakenet.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

I think it would be best to change the end comments about IRC to irc.quakenet.org, and while we're nitpicking, another font might be nice
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 12:27 PM   #26
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Ok Ill change the Font. And about the PDF, I dont know what could cause that error? Weird. Ill try and look into it
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 01:54 PM   #27
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 Originally Posted by immortius:
Your definition of "anime smile" is wrong. It's not animated, it's anime style (gigantic mouth).
i think that smiley (along with the soundbite that accompanies it sometime- "hack the planet!") is a reference to the movie Hackers

David "Crash" Murphy also seems like a likely reference to the main character in hackers (David Murphy aka Crash Override)
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 02:00 PM   #28
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Nice guide Darkus

I'm not completely 100% sure of this, but those IAF medals for 250/500 kills do net you +1 accuracy. At least in SP mode. I ran mission 1 for 20 mins on easy and racked up kills at the LZ before completing the mission, pretty sure that those medals gave you yellow stars.. go check it out

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Old 4th Jun 2004, 06:01 PM   #29
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I got the info on the thread explaining it. Ill check into it
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Old 4th Jun 2004, 11:51 PM   #30
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Correction:
To unlock Uber mode, the time-limit varies from mission to mission, it is not always 3 mins.

There are also I few more Avatar descriptions - for welding doors and I think there is one for reloading and possibly hacking too.
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