Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

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Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Mr. Happy on Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:11 pm

Valve has always listed mods on Steam, but previously they just linked to the mod's website.
They have now begun hosting a few select mods directly one Steam, giving them download space, automatic downloads, and more.

As a part of our continuing efforts to support the MOD community, we will begin hosting selected MODs directly on Steam starting next week. The first five MODs to ship on steam will be Age of Chivalry, D.I.P.R.I.P., Insurgency, Synergy, and Zombie Panic. As always, owners of any Source game will be able to download and play all of these MODs for free.

Once installed, these MODs will appear in your "My Games" list and will receive automatic updates just like other games on Steam. Also, these MODs now take advantage of Steamworks, which provides stat tracking and tighter integration with the Steam community.

We're excited to see MOD developers get wider recognition for the hard work they have done, and we hope to support more MOD teams in the future. Watch for the official release next week!


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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Mess on Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:48 pm

I'd love to see this extended to SP mods also, mainly from an Achievement point of view!
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Oakley on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:41 am

Good ol' Valve. Hope they keep up the lovely work they do for the community.
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Fearian on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:14 am

ho-oly shit. if that wasnt the biggest incentive to get my mod back in gear. I stopped playing all of these because I never bothered downloading the updates, so this is pretty cool.
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Athlete{UK} on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:31 am

it's exactly this kind of thing that keeps PC gaming going and why it's far more important as a platform then any console. This is great work from valve. Genuine care for their community. A lot of publishers shoult take a look at what they're doing right now and consider that punishing their users isn't the way forward
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Infamous on Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:27 am

I heard the mod devs had to host the content....
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby longshanks on Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:02 pm

Nope, we uploaded our stuff straight to steam.
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby JakeB on Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:04 pm

longshanks wrote:Nope, we uploaded our stuff straight to steam.

Sweet, now host an beta and invite me plz.
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Phott on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:17 pm

I didn't manage to find a date for when it exactly starts. Seems sweet though, Valve really encourages modders!
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Tatsur0 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:46 pm

Valve released today :D

Can find the 5 mods in your My Games list under "Not Installed" just double click whichever you wish to play/try.

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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Pink Panther on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:47 am

I must be the bad apple of the bunch, but none of the mods on there are particularly fun. They're either too laggy, too poorly paced, or overly complicated to make any novice looking from the outside in have any degree of fun. I mean sure, it's wonderful that Valve is giving the mod community such quality and inside support... but it feels wasted.

Hopefully, with the next batch (if there is one) there'll be some singleplayer mods.
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby punky on Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:47 am

The_Maker wrote:I must be the bad apple of the bunch, but none of the mods on there are particularly fun. They're either too laggy, too poorly paced, or overly complicated to make any novice looking from the outside in have any degree of fun. I mean sure, it's wonderful that Valve is giving the mod community such quality and inside support... but it feels wasted.

Hopefully, with the next batch (if there is one) there'll be some singleplayer mods.

The mods they selected are the ones that are played the most at the moment, the most popular ones...
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby Phott on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:20 pm

Too bad there are like 4 playable servers on Synergy. But Zombie Panic: Source is really fun! :-D
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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby YokaI on Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:14 am

Zombie Panics almost there, but there are still many flaws. Not really their falt, the engine seems to be less modder friendly than it's predecessor but it still is quite a great engine for modding.

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Re: Valve begins hosting mods on Steam

Postby stoopdapoop on Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:02 am

what ever happened to dystopia?
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