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AvP PC Patch #2 & Dedicated Servers Released

Update (03/02/2010): The first dedicated server update has been released today, you can check the changelog here.

As promised by SEGA, the PC Patch #2 has been released today. There have been some additional changes to the PC changelog, which you can find listed here. The update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

In addition to the PC Patch, Rebellion have now released their dedicated server beta software for their multiplayer shooter, allowing PC gamers to choose how they want to play and giving them control over some of the game’s settings. Check out the details below:

“Due to the demand from the community and better than anticipated progress on the server software, we have decided to release the dedicated server as an Open Beta rather than a Closed Beta, and make it available to all. To access the Dedicated Servers from the PC client, go to Player Match > Browse > change the “server type” filter to “Dedicated (Internet)” and then click browse. Please note that the initial availability of servers may be limited. (…)

(…) The dedicated server will be available via the “tools” tab of the Steam client. If you already have a copy of the full game installed, it will simply add the dedicated server executable to the install folder. If you do not have the full game installed, it will need to download approximately 15GB of data.

One install is required per machine, and multiple instances of the server executable can be run simultaneously – the server currently requires the Steam client to be running, only one steam client/log on is required per machine regardless of the amount of instances you run, and the Steam account used to log on does not need to own a copy of the full game. Please refer to the dedicated server readme for more information and help, in particular the known issues section. A server command guide is also available in the installation folder.”



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Comments: 36
  1. Waki
    Hey all. I love AvP and was really waiting for this  next gen for years. But hey, even after no. 3 patch the game has still no ranked servers. 2Team DM Would be very nice, but this can be "applied" when you have mixed species and and just choose your favourite race. Still it is not the perfect solution. And I really cannot get, why I CTD when I try DX11 (for 10.1) mode after hitting start button before launch of the game. C++ is installed freshly, 10.3 ati drivers... I am bit sad because of it. I wanted some more FPS. My PC deserves better FPS achievement. Quad@2,4 (tried 3,2 also), 8GB RAM (Swap turned off) HD 4870oced max as Cat allowed... Still I have to say I love this game and I hope there will be more and more patches, which will turn this game into a perfect one, because it can be perfect with few needed aspects...
  2. -Sharky-
    Add crouch! This still isn't good enough, we need to be able to browse ranked games and set them up! I saw someone earlier say, "we don't need crouch" - If you have played games half as much as I have, you'll know that back in the old days, the player could move, jump, crouch and lean whenever the player wanted - now these days everything is so...hmm....I'm gonna go for the word "automathic" and that's BULL****
  3. DarKStaR350z
    This game doesn't need a Crouch button or Iron Sights.
    Lets focus on the real issues like not being able to choose a server in Ranked matches like you can in Player matches.
    I aggree with the comment about Survivor rewards too, at the moment its basically Left for Dead with less, smaller levels.
    Is there an end level or does it keep going?
    Do you fight anything different later on? Preds\Alien Queen etc?
    Maybe every so-many waves you could get a dead squad member back?
    I like the Turret idea for surviving so long, perhaps they could have Killstreak rewards like CoD?  (just please keep them to only Survivor mode!)
    I would expect to get the console versions patched\updated also, as of yet there has been nothing since release.
  4. skirk456
    Nuke 02 Mar 2010 13:54
    Yeah, but that's really a high maintenance way to do it. You have to tell everyone what you're doing and they all have to agree to it. Even then you can only play with a max of 8 players. This game should have come with a two species TDM option.
  5. random
    off topic but is anyone sad about the lack of "good" maps like a steam filled room, raining, dark, alien based map
    plus does anyone know when the extra downloadable stuff come out
  6. freakdjin
    Now a ps3 patch ( and 360 ) because us ps3 people still take 15 mins to find ranked games and the browser for unranked matches is really slow. it also lets you join games in progress takes a min to get back to browse game again then try join again   etc .etc. Really sloppy.
  7. DragonBossk
    Steam doesnt seem to have updated my avp yet (unless it was instantly quick), but i checked out the ranked servers and its working great so far. Finally 18 player matches, instant join and changing maps!
  8. -Sharky-
    I've downloaded the patch, but still I can't browse ranked games   :-\    And they haven't added crouch either   :'(    Checked multiplayer 5 min ago: 2 servers up on player match - couldn't get any ranked game   >:(     Can we offically say that this game is dead?   :'(     I hope not.
  9. skirk456
    Disappointed that you still can't play a strictly Marines vs Predator (with no aliens) TDM like in AvP2. Hopefully more improvements will change this. Mucho thanks to Rommie and Windbieste for mods and maps that made AvP2 MP such a great experience. Rebellion needs you two guys as advisers on how to fix AvP3.
  10. chupacabras acheronsis
    slowly, i think this game will get better and better.  

    rebellion showed us they still care for what their customers think, and thats something we can be grateful of.

    now, there are a buncha problems to fix, but if rebellion keeps up with what the fanbase wants, the game will stand out even more.   :)    

    (winde, can you post your comments anywhere? im intrigued   ;D   )
  11. Wonderboy2402
    Well, now when I join a match on a dedicated server I can run around for about 15 seconds before I get disconnected from the server.

    Then steam disconnects and restarts itself. Have tried this 3 times now.
  12. Windebieste
    At least the Checkpoint Saves now work.  That's a good thing.

    Mind you, if I posted the rest of my comments here regarding 'AvP(3)', I would get banned from this site.  

    Permanently.

      :P    

    -Windebieste.
  13. FullMetal
    Eventhough I did enjoy the game alot and could enjoy the game alot, dispite the ammount of 'wishes and improvents' this game could need, the big point still is that you CANNOT browse ranked games. Seriously, I do not wish to play in matches with 999 ping, everyone lagging terribly and waiting hours to get into a game.

    Heck, forget about the lack of crouch button... this is seriously of vital importance that this gets adressed. I actually hoped for an original online FPS game but sadly this is just laggy dirty business as Modern Warfare 2. And not that survival is bad, it's great actually... but where is the reward factor for surviving? There is no damn reward for surviving and/or holding out against the alien swarm. No turrets for X ammount of time as backup, no extra Smartgun ammo or whatsoever.

    The rumoured sequel needs to improve on alot of points though... and get rid of the storyline that focusses too much on the AvP movies. We need more colony levels (RAINING) and more hive levels. Also, I loved the Hived/Predator hunt place stripclub level. That was probably the best combination of the Predator and Alien(s) franchise.

    Ah well, ranting too much... The game is great but it disappoints on ALOT of levels... too much actually.
  14. Bugswarm
    Im still getting very bad performance on my PC. The patch didn't do much to help the memory leaks and performance issues. Im running a tri-core and ATI 4850 updated.
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