Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

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Dead before Dawn DC / Part 1 of 5
Game Content: Campaigns
File Size
194.075 MB
Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:58am
Mar 14, 2013 @ 1:00pm
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Dead before Dawn DC / Part 1 of 5

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Dead before Dawn DC
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You will arrive at a carefully created Crossroads Mall where an ever charming security guard called "CJ" will send you on a wild zombie hunt.
With over 300 mb of custom music, 200 mb of new mission vocals, Dead before Dawn is the most complex mod for Left 4 Dead 2.

You need to download all parts to play DdB DC:

Dead Before Dawn DC fixed build 5:
(will also be on moddb/l4dmaps soon)

map 1: Anna is gone
Changed up world lighting and skybox to "morning"
Added random intro convo's
Coach is no longer muted in this map
Touched up terrain displacements and various details
Touched up some nav stuff
Fixed able to get stuck behind sattelite in starting area
Fixed being able to run up the hill on the left side route near the bridge
Gave garage door in anna's house some strength so smoker has a tougher time doing a break/smoke combo on players
Fixed bots teleporting trough the barricade firewall at the end of the map
Ramped up the item spawn density
Helicopter event/crash site is now random
Barricade event optimized

Map 2:
Touched up the map details
Slightly ramped up the item spawn density
The need to fix the AC unit is now randomized

Map 3:
Touched up level design
Added an instructor advising players not to shoot the ATM's
A Player no longer need to "press and hold" for the gate events
Survivors are no longer able to break the wall near the laser sight in the weaponshop
West (small) gate event is made shorter and no longer happens in 2 steps
North (big) gate event made shorter as well (and no longer has 2 stages)
Allowing more than 1m customers penalty changed from "waking up in the nightmare room" to a fluffy tank, gone with the "progress blocking"
When wandering out the door too far, Andy's FF gunfire doesn't kill any longer: he misses and the story goes that the player is scared back inside the safe perimeter.
"Nightmare" room is now open and containing items are accessible all the time
Server room is now a bonus room for not letting 1m users in
Door in reko bank now opens in both directions

map 4: Undead Center
Touched up the some map details
Added rescue room near forklift event.

Map 5: New Dawn

Fixed double ammo pile at police car on deck 2
pre finale tank in the food court is now possible (Cach no like)
The Finale's overal horde / tank flow and structure is now more like the parish bridge finale with the following differences:
Random tank on either deck 1 or 2 (in versus, tank placement is the same for each team)
No more roof showdown with 2 tanks like in last version of the map. (the only roof tanks present now are the escape tanks so hurry up!)
Fixed nav bug preventing bots from choosing a direct path to the rescue vehicle
Some nav optimization as well
Placed the chainsaw/M60 spawn earlier in the map so that it's more useful during the finale for players in expert mode.
The former chainsaw/M60 spawn place now has a chance to spawn a throwable or pills
Added an extra physics car on the roof to be throwable by the tank
Changed the rescue bus' path a bit near the elevator because in the new finale conditions it had a chance to slam survivors in the wall
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Oct 13, 2015 @ 3:41am
About "no free edicts" crashes in map 3
Sep 26 @ 7:29pm
Custom Sounds (Music+Voice Clips) no longer working?
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Amazedatol630 Jul 26 @ 3:21pm 
so many errs
Johnny Halloween Jun 13 @ 12:39am 
It freezes for me and my friends everytime we get to the dawn of the dead mall.
BlackScorpion<2 May 8 @ 8:07am 
I'm Having errors what do I do to fix it? I need to play with my friends!
Fruittymcnutty Apr 30 @ 9:11pm 
ATTN PPL WITH CONFLICTING FILES! I find that a LOT of add-on maps conflict with *themselves* (They like to fake you out, because many multi-part maps share the same files in that map pack, hence the "conflict")
So just *try* running it, and if it works, there's nothing wrong. If it actually conflicts with something else, then at worst it will crash your game and you just restart it right? Thanks for reading, hope this helps.
Nik :D Apr 30 @ 7:43am 
Why do i have 7 bots when i am playing this? :(
Can someone tell me how i remove it?
LoRdNoX09 Apr 22 @ 11:11am 
i am having an issue where i have error signs all over the place
JSSC Apr 21 @ 11:30am 
I removed all my addons because it said it was conflicting with this campaign but even after I had nothing installed but all the DBD files (including music) it still said it was conflicting. **I played it anyway and didn't have any problems.** As a fan of the remake of Dawn of the Dead I really enjoyed this campaign. Wish there were more sounds from the movie or music but I appreciate the effort that went into making your own and thought it was a creative spin. Truly an awesome experience to walk the Crossroads Mall and Anna's house for sure. Thanks so much for creating this map. Will definitely be keeping this on my top to-play campaign list.
PsionicArchon Mar 23 @ 4:37am 
I wanted to love this map, I really did. It started off strong but fell flat towards the end. There were loads of custom events, custom voice acting, and custom sounds. However, there were far too many "push button/do thing, run from the endless wave of zombies moments. I've noticed that quite a few map makers rely on this. It's possibly the most frustrating event in Left 4 Dead.

Beyond that, there were moments where so many zombies spawned my dedicated server started to lag. It's kind of difficult to prevent a specific number of infected from getting into a mall when the server drops down to 2 fps. I can't imagine what running a local server might feel like during that segment.

I hope to see more maps designed like the Back to School map. Less contrived "run from the zombies, spawn the infinite horde, more unique level design please.
Marlie Mar 20 @ 2:51pm 
Works like a charm. The final stage was pretty difficult though. But we made it
alya_selezneva_96 Feb 16 @ 1:14pm 
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