Jul 1
Contagion - LK|LordCommanderGuts


Hey Guys!

Summer is here, hopefully you guys are enjoying the summer sales.

We have an update for the servers. I went through all the servers and removed all Community made maps and moved them to the "easy" Servers. I changed difficulty to normal even though the name still says easy. So you can still play the mod maps on those servers

If you don’t subscribe to the map, it will crash you. So please be sure to subscribe to the mods. For a current list of implemented mod maps go to this link to subscribe!
https://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/18/1843566500534310999/


All NY servers (except for 2 #3 PZ and #3 Non PZ) rounds have been reduced to 2.

Round limit is a fairly simple fix in case you guys would like less rounds for the other servers.

New community maps status:
Church Siege: Reborn
Biotec (ZPS version)
ThrillVille
Abandoned House
Concert (4.0)
Dusk Courtyard

Tested all new maps however, some are fairly outdated. I reached out to some of the community map makers. Some of them are fairly busy, but for now I am going to implement the 2 maps that are most recently updated and are "completable."

Abandoned House and Church Siege: Reborn.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=259828505

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=261882672

Lastly, new community survey, let us know your favorite features of Contagion in the link below!

https://forms.gle/Y1NUdWokpexNtZp69

We want to hear from you! Feel free to join us on our discord where we are the most active!

http://Discord.gg/Monochrome
Contagion - LK|LordCommanderGuts


Hello Survivors!

Here’s a quick update on Contagion.

Outbreak is almost to PSVR Release. Once we do, we plan to use sales from Outbreak to find and fund a source coder to come in, fix bugs and steam workshop.

In the meantime, in the fall, Mike has set up Mods on official servers. It was a temporary set up. We will be returning all Official servers back to play official maps.

HOWEVER, we will be converting at least 1 server per region dedicated to ONLY Mod maps. :)

What server? The easy servers (changing to normal difficulty, and name to Official Community Map server *insert region*)

If you don’t subscribe to the map, it will crash you. So please be sure to subscribe to the mods. For a current list of implemented mod maps go to this link to subscribe!
https://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/18/1843566500534310999/


Another update, Mike will try to tone down the infection rate on NON PZ Servers only.

Mike isn’t a programmer, he’s merely a dedicated CM who is taking personal time to implement these changes. Hoping for a bit a patience as he figures this out. Please comment on what community maps you would like to see.

Current escape maps Mike will be testing:

Church Siege: Reborn
Biotec (ZPS version)
ThrillVille
Abandoned House
Concert (4.0)
Dusk Courtyard
Oct 16, 2018
Contagion - Lord Commander Guts
Hello all!

So over the weekend we put the mods in UK and AU servers. Ch_rottenswamp still causes a crash so for now I’ll keep it off the mapcycles. To play the mods you MUST download the files for the mods. There are 3 Hunted maps(including rottenswamp) and 5 Escape maps. I’ll make sure to make announcement if I get Rottenswamp working, that might require server resets on the Hunted/Easy servers. So no more server resets planned after that!


Hunted mode mods:
Ch_Rotten Swamp(Slightly buggy)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=286084825
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ch_diescraper
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=296250300
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ch_Drenched
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=260535311
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Escape mode mods:
ce_maze
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=259962728
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ce_hive
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790627224
HTY custom content pack1-3. Download the VPKs from link.
{(needed content for ce_hive) Insert in vpk’s into Steamapps/Common/Contagion/Contagion/Addons folder}
Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn1mxjxqqm17rwx/HTY%20custom%20content%20pack.rar?dl=0
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ce_escapethedead
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=691462544
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ce_hotz
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353212111
(needed content for ce_hotz)
ce_hotz content pack
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353201453
CCL's Custom Content Pack I
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353215805
CCL's Custom Content Pack II
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=563995707
These are the mods^ Just hit subscribe. (and manual HTY custom content 1-3 save into addons folder)

And this Halloween, we’d like to invite folks to play Contagion and try out the mods! From Easy to Extreme! If you are new to Contagion, besure to turn Post Processing on Low and Anti-Aliasing mode to None. This is a work-around for the map change crash.

Big shout out to all the map creators and all the support for implementing the Mods! Good things are coming!


-Mike
Oct 9, 2018
Contagion - Lord Commander Guts
Hey all,

Some good news, I finally got ce_hive to work on server: Cali Escape Only (EXTREME) #3 173.199.87.109

So I made a few changes and reuploads. Some of the mods cause a crash on user end, so be sure you are SUBSCRIBED. I'll link ALL of the content below. I’ll be working now to get it all distributed to NY/TX servers this week. So for testing purposes and server resets, I will be working on TX servers Wednesday and NY servers Thursday incase you see those regions resetting. I’ll try to reset non populated servers first, and then eventually jump into the populated region server to warn folks of server reset. Friday I will try see how to bypass UK/AU permissions and will try to get them working there over the weekend.

Next week, I’ll see if I can increase player max size limits to as many of the 8 man servers as possible. If you want me to tweak infection rates let me know, and I’ll see what is in my power to change in at least Normal difficulty servers.

Be sure to subscribe the all of the workshop content.

Hunted mode mods:
Ch_Rotten Swamp(Slightly buggy)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=286084825
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ch_diescraper
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=296250300
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ch_Drenched
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=260535311
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Escape mode mods:
ce_maze
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=259962728
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ce_hive(Currently works only on the Cali Extreme #3 server)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790627224

HTY custom content pack1-3. Download the VPKs from link. {(needed content for ce_hive) Insert in vpk’s into Steamapps/Common/Contagion/Contagion/Addons folder}
Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn1mxjxqqm17rwx/HTY%20custom%20content%20pack.rar?dl=0
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ce_escapethedead
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=691462544
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ce_hotz
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353212111

(needed content for ce_hotz)
ce_hotz content pack
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353201453
CCL's Custom Content Pack I
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353215805
CCL's Custom Content Pack II
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=563995707


-Mike
Oct 5, 2018
Contagion - Lord Commander Guts
Hello everyone,

Happy Friday! So here is the latest. After working with server support, we managed to upload mods ce_hotz, ce_escapethedead, ce_hive, ce_maze.

Unfortunately, ce_hive broke in the upload so none of the models are appearing properly. I reimplemented ce_hotz so now all texture models are in! *phew. I’ll keep working on ce_hive to get it properly implemented. So far the only servers the mods are working on are Official Contagion Texas Server (easy) and Official Contagion Cali Server (easy). For now you can find all the added mods there. Keep requesting mods and I’ll keep testing and implementing them.

Feel free to try out the mods in 15 minutes after I reset them one last time. I am increasing those servers to 12 players. Next week I’ll work on getting the ce_maps added on to all escape servers and ch_maps to all hunted servers. For now ce_hive will be taken off mapcycle list until I can properly upload it. Hotz, Escapethedead and Maze work great. Special thanks to the creators. Backy, CCL_Sama, Vagrant and Glo!mi!

I will also, be working to getting New york and UK (easy) servers to work ASAP, but don’t hold your breath. The Hunted maps Drenched, Rotten Swamp and Diescraper will hopefully be working on listed^ servers sometime next week.

If you find any issues with any of the maps, please report it to me so I can make sure to keep the servers updated. Good things are coming!

-Mike
Contagion - Lord Commander Guts
Alright guys here is the latest update.

I am adding a few mods to an official server:
NY Official (easy)
I will be testing on this server in case you run into server resets.

This week I hope to get mods working and I can push them out on all easy servers to start it off along with re-adding biotec to easy servers.

I hope the mod files are all fully uploaded by today. It has taken me all weekend. These files are huge. Anywho, I am adding:
ce_Hive
ce_Escapethedead
ce_Hotz
ce_Maze

Update*** (To make clear, the mission models are missing due to the files still uploading)***
Hotz currently has a few missing model textures for Cups, Food trays, stools, light switch, and window panes. The Mod is still playable, though there will be some strange looking models. I made it to the end before getting trapped :( If you get stuck, CCL Sama has made a guide to help walk you through, or spend an hour and a half in game being thorough like me. ;)

Escapethedead I got stuck in the house, though that could be because I'm a noob. I'll see if I can get a hold of Vagrant see if there is a guide.

^I'll figure it all out before pushing mods to official easy servers. (and eventually to harder difficulty servers)
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Other updates:
Now before folks start asking for patches, I am not a dev, I am a Community Manager. I have no Coding/Programming knowledge. I have had to learn how to work through the servers and how to upload the mods. Phew...

I need to let you guys know right now:
-New content will be unlikely.
-Bug fixes will happen if we can gather enough resources from Outbreak's PSVR launch to hire a Source engine coder. Somewhere between End 2018/Start 2019 Ish.
-No new languages are planned to be added.
-More mods may be tested and added if we recieve many requests.
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Griefing, reporting, harassment:
-There has been a lot of reports, I am taking all reports in discord add me(Mike) through there and PM me screenshots/footage. (https://discord.gg/monochrome) Though I can't permaban for people disliking each other.

---If you feel as if your life is in immediate danger, please call the police, and pm me anything of others threatening your life, locating your address, threatening to expose your credentials, etc. That is a permaban offense.---

As much as some might claim, we can't outright ban people unless of the above^ Only temp ban. We hate resorting to bans. With that said, I will do what I can, to open up a server with passwords and on the discord so players can join with other non griefing, non bullying players. And if one sneaks in to troll, I can server kick.

|||||Please respect other players|||||
If you come to a disagreement with another player, best to not further argue and just mute each other. Not everyone is meant to get along and that’s fine. Rule of thumb, if you no longer have anything nice to say, then keep it to yourself, or move along.

Do not take advantage of exploits and toss keys in irretrievable areas, camp exploited areas, etc. on Official servers.

If you do want to, do it on your own private server. Have at it there. If you report a griefer on their own private server, it will be overlooked and you will be asked to stay on official servers or rent your own.
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With that said, let me know what mods you would like me to test out. :)

-Mike
Contagion - Lord Commander Guts


Alright guys for the time being, I am removing biotec from ALL servers. I'm trying to see if we can prioritize fixing exploits on Biotec so we can push that back out. I hate to resort to this, but I can't just ban someone for taking advantage of an exploit left behind by us the team. Nor can I ban someone for saying rude and disrespectful things. I can only temp ban. My recommendation is to mute any player that says anything offensive.

Keep reporting any toxic players to me. I'll try to reach out and ask them to take it easy.

I've just been handed some power in servers. So even though we are losing Biotec with its exploited ending, we may soon have at least a server or 2 which may have player made mods! i.e The Hive, Highschool of the dead, etc.

Send me your requests for any mods and I will test them on a server. For now I will see if a NY server can be used for mods. So EU and NA players can still jump in with decent ping (not ideal, but trying to give you guys something new). Keep in mind some of the mods may seem sort of buggy and may need some work arounds before we can push it to a server.

-Mike
Contagion - VictorBurgos
(This update is old. I left the company back in Nov 2018. I wish you all the best of luck!)

Summary

Hey all! I hope you all had a great summer! Some of you may be wondering, we did end up releasing Contagion VR: Outbreak on June 29th and it was a crazy launch.

We had a Loyalty Discount for all Contagion owners at 15% for two months. Launch discount was 10%, so basically all Contagion owners got Outbreak for 25% off at launch.

If you have any questions, just ask below! I'll answer pretty much almost anything ːsteammockingː

Current Dev Team

Just want to recap a few things here. The new dev team was brought on for Contagion VR: Outbreak, not for Contagion. I and most of the new development team are Unreal Engine 4 developers, and we had nothing to do with Contagion or Source Engine.

Even so, I didn't mind trying my hand at it in my free time and seeing what I could do. It didn't go so well, the docs are practically non-existent, the engine itself was archaic. A grand mess. We tried to even get some of the old programmers to jump in and help, but that was a bust.

So what now?

We are still focusing our efforts on Contagion VR: Outbreak, since that's what we came on for.

But, we'd like to see about getting some talent onboard that will focus 100% attention to fixing Contagion's bugs and polish up other areas.

Source Engine Programmer

If you have worked with Source Engine before, please fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmTLBhN5EBVkJtno5zQwQZFt7hs2_nGvVlegWlzdpbOpmJ6A/viewform

(copy/paste it into your browser... Steam is blocking it)

We'll get back to you if you're the right candidate to tackle this job.

You

I just wanted to iterate this. I know some of you are mad that the game hasn't been updated in what seems like forever now. No matter the excuse, you are all entitled to your opinions.

Is the game dead? Only if you want it to be. There are PLENTY of players that own this game. A lot of opportunities to get together and play the game.

Discord

Join us on our Discord and visit the Contagion channels (after opt-in)

https://discord.gg/monochrome

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Contagion - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brock Wilbur)

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Back in 2014, we covered Contagion, a multiplayer co-op zombie game that was dark as all hell and equally hard, but with delightful twists and incredibly well done maps. As Craig said of the game at the time, the levels aren’t huge but they’re incredible densely designed, and built to be slowly explored. Well, Contagion is coming to VR now as Contagion VR: Outbreak, and I can’t imagine a better pairing. There’s no need to rush through this world, and thank god, because rushing and the current state of VR don’t work that well anyway.

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Contagion - VictorBurgos
So, real quick. We haven't forgotten about Contagion. However, Outbreak is releasing next month, so it's been quite busy and all of the attention has been on it.

A few months back, I did have a little bit of time on my hands and actually tried to update the game. However, I ran into some issues and was unsuccessful.ːsteamfacepalmː

We got ahold of the original programmer to get his workflow and see if there was something I was doing wrong, but we couldn't figure it out at the time (also, he had been out of the game for awhile).ːsteamsadː

You can watch dev streaming of Outbreak through Twitch or YouTubeːsteamhappyː:

https://www.twitch.tv/victorburgosgames

or

https://www.youtube.com/victorburgosgames


Also, every once in awhile during streams I will be providing Contagion keys, so if you don't have one, jump in and chat. If you do, grab one for a friend.

Once things slow down for Outbreak, we'll go ahead and take another crack at updating Contagion. Sadly, we don't have anyone dedicated (and really can't afford it right now) to OG Contagion.

I just realized that my head has been down in the sand (I rarely have any spare time) and it's been 4 months since the last update. Time flies. I know you've probably heard this song and dance before but I know from the bottom of my heart that we wish we could clone ourselves and work on both games at the same time. But we can't ːsteamsadː


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9/21 - Haven't been on here for awhile. I was NOT on the original Contagion dev team. I was brought on for Contagion VR: Outbreak, and that's it. So is everyone else on the team.

The fact that I was planning on doing something in my FREE spare time to get this thing back on track, was just that...a plan. Source Engine is old as hell, like so old... I am an Unreal Engine 4 developer first and foremost.

So, yeah, plan failed. I am very open and honest, so I tell it how it is.

Many of you don't understand game development or programming, and as a consumer you don't have to.

You all have the right to be mad that the game was not maintained after awhile. No one is trying to take that away from you all.

Just have some patience and empathy. All I am asking.



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