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Old 11-07-08, 09:02 AM   #25
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Default Re: Left for dead demo thread

Here is what the update fixes.

# Fixed several issues with matchmaking and password protected servers
# Tuned matchmaking to provide better search results
# Fixed bug where servers could stay reserved by matchmaking forever
# Performance optimizations and fixes to networking layer
# Fixed issue where game could cause Steam executable to use too much CPU
# Fixed music resetting when changing video settings
# Fixed some issues with not being able to chat and/or connect to other users

In addition to those, we've also added some early features to help enable "private" servers. There are two ways to enable this:

Set a sv_search_key to a unique string on the server
Do the same on each client that will want to connect
Start a map on the server
Searches for games should be restricted to only finding servers with that search key


Set sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0
Set sv_password to a non-empty string
Start a map on the server
Tell the client the IP address of the server
Client uses console to "connect " just like the good old days
Should result in password prompt during connect to server

These features are still a work in progress.
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