Coven OB Alpha Jun 30, 2011 17:36:45 GMT -5
Post by The Technoviking on Jun 30, 2011 17:36:45 GMT -5
It's been a while (going on 9 months), but it's finally time for Coven to rise from the grave! If you have any questions about the past 9 months or why Coven hasn't been working please read here.
We wanted to take the time to explain a little about this release... how it's going to work, what it contains, and what you can do to help.
What is this release?
This release is a "public alpha test." It's a little hard to name the release due to the bizarre circumstances. Basically we are re-releasing a portion of the old content with the expectation (hope) that the content is working entirely and bug free. I guess you could call it a partial beta.
How is it going to work?
We plan to link to a download to the current version as it exists on the server, and will keep you all posted of minor or major updates and keep the installer/zips up to date. Being what it is, there is no plan to release to moddb or officially just yet. We want to reward the friends of Coven and give the community here a chance to get back into it.
What does this Coven contain?
This first alpha release is heavily stripped down from what you remember of Coven. We are working to get it back up to snuff as soon as possible.
- Coven is now compatible with OB/SDK Source 2007. You will need this installed. You may also need a OB game in order to be able to download this (HL2MP will still work just fine as always. We are still figuring out how free TF2 will impact this).
- All the original maps are included.
- There is only a team deathmatch style gamemode included at this time, no rounds yet.
- All of the original functionality of the included classes and associated gameplay with the exception of holy water grenades (leaping, staking, feeding, etc.) at their current state as of the 3.1 version of Coven.
- The Fiend class.
- The Avenger class.
- The Reaver class.
What can I do to help?
In a nutshell, play Coven Tell your friends to check it out. See if you find any bugs, crashes, or anything you suspect was in the old Coven that didn't make it back into this Coven. This way we can hopefully get back up to the good old Coven much faster.