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Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets dedicated servers

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Rebellion promised us dedicated servers for the PC version of Aliens vs. Predator, and here they finally are. While we would have liked to see this functionality from the get-go, hey, these things tend to happen from time to time. Everybody gets one, including game companies.

The patch that adds support for dedicated servers does other stuff too, honest! A full list of said things can be found after the break. It's worth noting -- for those of you who are serious about this server business -- that you'll need to hit up the "Tools" section of Steam for the necessary download.

Why yes, this was mostly just an excuse to post the rad picture above. Admit it, your eyes are drawn to its greatness like Internet folk are drawn to freshly-cooked bacon.

Aliens Vs Predator PC finally gets dedicated servers [Big Download][Image]

General

  • Stability improvements to address rare and infrequent hangs
  • Implemented a workaround for missing audio issues with certain hardware (SoundBlaster X-Fi, Realtek onboard, etc.)
  • Fixed save games being lost or corrupted if connection to Steam is lost or if user switches to offline play

Multiplayer

  • Added client-side support for dedicated servers
  • Ranked match lobbies will no longer end after every match
  • Fixed XP being incorrectly affected by offline play (though only in the local stats; this will be corrected next time you connect to multiplayer)
  • Fixed other players sometimes appearing to have the wrong weapon or continuing to fire indefinitely after dying
  • Fixed rare issue where players would be temporarily invisible
  • Fixed some selection of servers and players in menus sometimes being incorrect

 


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