Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

Every Monday, Brendan heads to the frontlines of early access and writes about his heroic battles there. This week, he repeatedly fires upon his own team in multiplayer shooter Day of Infamy.>

In an age of Overwatches and hyper-CoDs it s easy to forget that every first-person shooter was once set inside a single trench of World War II. Returning to this battlefield might seem like a terrible idea to some who ve served their time in the hellish artillery bombardments of yesteryear. But I never played Day of Defeat, the Half-Life mod upon which this new WWII outing is based. So fumbling with grenades in the mud and snow of the Western front is something I was happy to do. I even tried my hand at commanding the other men. Which obviously resulted in everyone being disintegrated into thousands of tiny pieces.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Valve seemingly have little interest in making a new Day of Defeat but they are at least letting someone else have a crack. Now on Steam Early Access is Day of Infamy [official site], a World War 2 multiplayer FPS heavily inspired by Day of Defeat – and made with Valve’s blessings and support. Infamy is the work of New World Interactive, the folks who made modern military FPS Insurgency. They’re trying to pick up where Day of Defeat left off, basically. Here, have a gander:

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Day of Infamy [official site], the Insurgency mod unashamedly based on Valve’s WW2 FPS Day of Defeat, is becoming a standalone commercial game – with Valve’s blessing. Insurgency devs New World Interactive started Day of Infamy as a free mod made with the help of community members, releasing the first version earlier this year. Now they’re expanding it into a full and proper standalone game on the Source Engine, and with Valve’s support they’re even making a few levels based on ones from Day of Defeat. It’ll start on Steam Early Access next month. Here’s the announcement trailer:

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Modern-day military FPS Insurgency [official site] now has a World War 2 military FPS lurking inside it, like a matryoshka doll made from bullets. Insurgency developers New World Interactive built the foundations of mod Day of Infamy themselves but have opened it up to players to expand it. Yes, obviously it is inspired by Day of Defeat. Infamy required a beta client when it first launched in mid-January, but as of a few days ago it’s compatible with the game’s main branch for everyone to easily play.

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Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Day of Defeat.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Enable detail textures for maps that support them
</ul>
Community Announcements - alfred
We are storming the beaches with updates for both Day of Defeat titles today. The update today makes both games officially available for Linux and converts both games to the new SteamPipe content delivery system for a faster and smoother patching process.
Community Announcements - alfred
Day of Defeat is now available as a Beta. This beta adds Linux and OS X support.

This beta involves significant changes for all platforms and your testing is appreciated, please report any bugs to our GitHub page, https://github.com/ValveSoftware/halflife/issues.

Linux and OS X users can simply install the Day of Defeat application to access the beta. For Windows users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under windows to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page. If you opt into the Beta under Windows please use the Local Files tab in Steam to validate your install once you have opted into the beta.
Announcement - Valve
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Product Update - Valve
Updates to the GoldSrc Dedicated Server have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

  • Added sv_logsecret support
  • Added sv_filetransfermaxsize to limit the size of a file the game server will try to send to a client
  • Added halflife.wad and xeon.wad to the not allowed to download to a client list
  • Increased max heapsize of 128mbyte for the dedicated server, default to 40mb still
  • Added sv_allow_dlfile, if set to 1 and sv_downloadurl is set still allow local downloads
  • changed motd_write to only work if the process is running an active server and the command is from the console
  • prevented several client redirection exploits when connecting to a server
  • Changed "Non-sprite set to glow!\n" debug console output to be dev only
Kotaku

Hey, Mac owners, you can now play Day of Defeat, courtesy of Steam.


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