Left 4 Dead screenshot
Left 4 Dead screenshot

Posting on the official Left 4 Dead blog, Valve's Yasser Malaika has revealed the Left 4 Dead team has been hard at work on a new update to bring custom campaigns to Left 4 Dead on PC.

According to Malaika: "Third party campaigns are designed to be installed using a new Add-On framework. Content authors will be able to package up their new maps, along with new posters, models, and textures, into a single .VPK file. To install and activate this content in-game, players need simply download the .VPK and double click on it. Alternatively, they will be able to drop it into a new "addons" folder. The list of installed add-ons will be viewable from a new item on the 'Extras' main menu flyout."

The update also features a re-tooled Left 4 Dead matchmaking system to provide extensive support for custom add-on campaigns, plus the official release of the authoring tools/SDK.

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Ha dont be silly, we have all ready established the Xbox is the reason for this games flaws, I mean the Matchmacking system is awefull for a valve game, i mean on PC we have Steam, Cs uses why does L4D not? I wonder.

The game would be better of with out its console inbred sibling.

-End rant
Posted 20:02 on 22 June 2009
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Damm, I thought it was a 360 update then.
Posted 16:56 on 22 June 2009

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Release Date: 21/11/2008
Developer: In-house
Publisher: Valve
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: BBFC 18
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