As some of you know (or may not know), L4D has an upgrade system that is disabled by default. The upgrade system itself is NOT
a mod. It is built into the game itself. However, you do need a mod to enable it. This guide goes into great detail as to what it is. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121151183
I have a strong hunch that this upgrade system was implemented late into the game's development for many reasons. One, it was never shown or implied in the beta versions of the game. And two, the upgrade system was partially implemented in L4D2. Usually in a game's development cycle, sometimes ideas come up that the creators would like to add, but get dropped due to deadlines, complications, or other factors, BUT then later get re-added in a later title in the series (Capcom is infamous for this).
With the guide mentioned above you can get the upgrades working in your game in various ways. There is also additional text that the game calls for when notifying the survivors of these upgrades. The problem is that the code to call this text to be displayed is there in the game, but the text that the players need to see is normally not there.
For example, take a look at this image.
. Look near the bottom where it says: #L4D_instructor_notify_incapacitated_upgrade
. That's the code version of the text, we as a players are not supposed to see that in game. The players are supposed to see that line as: Hold to attempt to revive yourself.
"Hold" meaning, hold the key that is mentioned to the left of this text, in my case in the pic, it's the R-trigger on a 360 controller. For most people it would be the left mouse button.
Anyway, I was looking through the game's code last year and found out how to restore this text in the game. In fact, it's included in the VPK for my server map pack. So those of you that have the map pack have had it as well all along.
I was thinking it would be a good idea to include this in people games normally, this way if you join any server that has the upgrades system, you'll have the correct text displayed in your game. Problem is I only have the English version of the game, and the files are for all the languages that the game supports. So before I post this as a standalone download, I am looking for people that can help translate the text into the following languages
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
The text that needs to be translated is all of the following (the parts with %s1 or %s2 is meant to represent a players name):
"%s1 received a Defense upgrade."
"Upper body armor reduces damage received."
"%s1's Kevlar Vest was ruined."
"%s1 received a Flashlight upgrade."
"Illuminate a wider radius of dark areas with a brighter flashlight."
"%s1's Bright Bulb is no longer working."
"%s1 received an Anti-Boomer upgrade."
"Prevents the hoard attracting effect on a Boomer's vomit once."
"%s1 prevented being tagged by a Boomer's vomit."
"%s1 received a Ledge Save upgrade."
"Save yourself when hanging from a ledge once."
"%s1 climbed back up from a Ledge."
"Hold to attempt to climb back up from the ledge."
"%s1 received an Incapacitation upgrade."
"Revive yourself if incapacitated once."
"%s1 was down and self revived."
"Hold to attempt to revive yourself."
"%s1 received a Vision upgrade."
"Protects your eyes from being blinded by a Boomer's vomit once."
"%s1's goggles prevented a Boomer's blinding effect."
"%s1 received a Health upgrade."
"Eat a nutritious meal for an increase in energy."
"%s1's extra strength has worn off."
"%s1 received a Targeting upgrade."
"Increase your aim accuracy with a pointing laser."
"%s1's Laser Sight has been damaged."
"%s1 received a Recoil upgrade."
"Reduces your weapon recoil."
"%s1's Combat Sling effect has worn off."
"High Capacity Magazine"
"%s1 received a Magazine upgrade."
"Load more ammunition into your weapons."
"%s1 ran out of High Capacity Magazines."
"Hollow Point Ammunition"
"%s1 received an Ammo upgrade."
"Switch to more powerful ammunition."
"%s1 exhausted their Hollow Point Ammo."
"%s1 received a Restriction upgrade."
"Equip a knife to free yourself from a Hunter or Smoker."
"%s1 used their Combat Knife to escape a %s2."
"Press FIRE to use your Combat Knife and free yourself."
"%s1 received a Revive upgrade."
"Use salts to revive incapacitated teammates quicker."
"%s1 used their Smelling Salts to quickly revive %s2."
"%s1 received a Healing upgrade."
"Run faster while injured by numbing the pain."
"%s1's ointment effects have worn off."
"%s1 received a Reload upgrade."
"Reload your weapons quicker."
"%s1's fatigue has made them lose their Reloader ability."
"%s1 received a Grenade upgrade."
"Blind the infected with a stunning flash of light."
And yeah, I am aware that there are more upgrades than this, but that is all the text that the game attempts to call for. There is no text in the game for the other upgrades.