The Left 4 Dead Blog
announces Linux support and other new features for Left 4 Dead 2
out of beta:
The Extended Mutation System, Linux support, and other
features and fixes are moving to Left 4 Dead 2 proper. Thanks to everyone who
helped test all the changes in the Beta Build. You can find a complete list of
the change notes here.
Linux The Linux conversion is ready for primetime so we are opening it up to
more people and releasing it officially on Steam. This will let us get feedback
on more builds and distros.
SteamPipe Some of you may have noticed a quick update to your game last week.
That was our conversion over to SteamPipe. For L4D2 it was quick and painless as
our system was already using VPKs. What does this change mean? For server
operators there is an easier update path and smaller downloads. For clients, we
have improved the downloading experience and you can now install L4D2 on any
drive. You can get more details on
Extended Mutation System. The EMS takes the current idea of mutations and
mutates it into a powerful tool for modders. They have been busy at work
creating a bunch of new Mutation and game modes that will begin to be uploaded
to the L4D2 workshop today. With names like Vicious Infected, Boomer Peril,
Stranded, Vampirism, Plague of the Dead, Zombie Run, and Tiny Terror, there is
something for everyone.