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21st-Jan-2010 08:16 pm
Ellis Down
So, I was bored and I went ahead and installed L4D2 on my hubby's computer. Just to see what playing it on the PC is like, before I get my new, awesome, purple Alienware. 8D


I decided to start with Dead Center, since well, it's the first campaign. When I first started, I was messing around with the controls and such, and I'm like, "W is to walk... S makes you go backwards, E is to open doors and pick up stuff WTF? THIS SHIT MAKES NO SENSE." The easiest part for me is to shoot and shove, since those are done with the two mouse keys. XD It's so confusing for me though, having to use the mouse to maneuver around... WHICH I AM NOT GOOD AT. You don't know how many times I ended up just going in a circle. Poor Ellis, I'm surprised I didn't make him puke from getting dizzy. @_@

I managed to get through the first part of Dead Center, although I couldn't figure out how to use PEELZ or first aid and shit. Luckily the bots would heal me. XD I eventually looked it up and it's the FUCKING NUMBER KEYS. I'm like, "WTF?" Good grief. I felt bad though, just before we got into the elevator, apparently Nick had a run-in with a Charger and got insta-killed. ^_^;; R.I.P. Nick. LOL.

I get to the second part. I'm cruising along, and I end up picking up one of those shitty shotguns because I'm running out of ammo in my silenced SMG. I see a Witch. 8D I try to Cr0wn the Witch... Cr0wn FAIL. LOL. Oops. Then I get to that part where you have to jump down on the bus-thingy to get to the street. I get over there and I hear Tank music. What do I do? I jump down and say hi to Mr. Tank. LOL. Needless to say, I get incapped because he's beating the shit out of my back. BECAUSE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE TURNING AROUND. I didn't die there, though. Oh no. I eventually get to the part where you have to get the Cola, and I'm trying to bring it over to Whitaker. Who's masturbating all day in his little closet that he's holed up in. Somehow Coach is being constricted by a Smoker, and I keep going. THE STUPID AI NICK AND ROCHELLE DECIDE THAT THEY BOTH NEED TO BE THERE FOR HIM AND FAIL TO SAVE HIS ASS ANYWAY. So then I get swarmed by zombies and die a sad death, cola bottles in my limp, lifeless hands. And then I ragequit. LOL.

We have a USB Xbox 360 controller, I tried plugging it in and playing with that but it wasn't recognizing it for some reason. I'm just going to have to ask my hubby to see if he can figure out how I can play with that instead. ^_^;; I probably have to do something in the Options, but I have no idea what. I mean, I'll try playing it with the keyboard again, but it's HARD. D:

Things I've noticed about the PC version vs. the Xbox 360 version:

1) The graphics are noticeably crisper and a little bit better. It feels more "Valve-ish" if that makes sense at all.

2) Aiming with the mouse IS a LOT more accurate. I felt like I was pretty much hitting everything with my bullets. I was still having trouble landing some melee hits, though.

3) I like the way the M-16/Assault Rifle sounds in the PC version. :3 It's like... different.

4) The AI is STILL fucking retarded. There was a part where I was getting ridden by the Jockey and Nick's right next to me, NOT DOING A FUCKING THING. Oh, and the best moment was probably at the end of Dead Center 1 where we're almost in the Safe Room. There's a Smoker just sort of hanging out, and he goes into the safe room. Coach is in the safe room. IT TAKES HIM FOREVER BEFORE HE KILLS IT. I swear, they were having a rad bromance in there before Coach decides to kill him off. Smoker/Coach anyone? 8D IT'S OBVIOUSLY CANON.

I'll probably try playing the PC version again soon, but I think tonight I'm going to stick to my beloved Xbox 360 version. *hugs 360*
22nd-Jan-2010 02:12 am (UTC)

Oh man. XD I still want the PC version, but I'm definitely going to have to puss out and use an actual controller.

There's a Smoker just sort of hanging out, and he goes into the safe room. Coach is in the safe room. IT TAKES HIM FOREVER BEFORE HE KILLS IT. I swear, they were having a rad bromance in there before Coach decides to kill him off.

I fucking knew that bastard was teaming up with the Infected. I knew it since he was always the guy to stand RIGHT NEXT TO PEOPLE and watch them die. :|
22nd-Jan-2010 07:19 am (UTC)
I HAS CONTROLLER NOW. 8D So yeah, hopefully the fail potential will exponentially decrease now. XD

FUCKING COACH. D: He's only useful when he's Chocolate Bear. LOL. XD
22nd-Jan-2010 08:48 am (UTC)
AWESOME! XD It'll definitely decrease now since you're a good player. XD

22nd-Jan-2010 02:43 am (UTC)
i haven't used a keyboard to play a FPS since...2004? i like the mouse for aiming, but i was never particularly smooth with...basic movements XD so don't feel bad. EVERYONE is clumsy with keyboard at first.

i think you can change the keyboard commands so you can set stuff like health kits/pills/throwables/etc. to keys you feel are most comfortable but idk for sure.

for the xbox controller: i think you may need to download drivers that MS doesn't provide, from what i remember hearing on message boards. what version of windows are you using? if it's windows 7, there are only 'beta' drivers available, i think.
22nd-Jan-2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Yeah... me and keyboard controls don't work out so well together. ^_^;; I had my husband play around with it tonight, since he's more skilled with PC gaming, especially FPS. Of course he was playing it like a pro. XP

You can change most of the commands, but I'd be afraid to change them, because I'd be worried I would change it to something that makes me suck even more. XD

Oooh, thanks for that info. I had my hubby investigate for me, and he downloaded the necessary drivers and such. Xbox 360 controller is GO. 8D I'ma gonna kick some ass now. XD He has Windows Vista for his computer, so it's all good. ^_^
22nd-Jan-2010 05:13 am (UTC)
I must have Lady Gaga on the brain because I totally read "Rad Bromance" as "Bad Romance." Then I imagined what I know of these two characters to look like engaged in that situation. Weird....

Anyway, I must see pictures of this awesome new computer. I've never seen a purple computer before.
22nd-Jan-2010 07:24 am (UTC)
Hahaha, nice. XD Here's the video that "Rad Bromance" refers to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_P1OhKUw6I :3

Once I get my computer, I'll definitely take pictures of it. :D It's not purple all over, but it's going to have awesome purple lights on it. :3
23rd-Jan-2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Aww, it would be cool if it was purple all over. Purple lights are good though.

Oh, dear. That video was hilarious.
22nd-Jan-2010 09:13 am (UTC)
I had a hard time too with PC controls; always pressing the wrong buttons. But considering how many buttons are on the xbox controller you'll definitely get a hang of it after some getting used to. I guess you can set your own controls as well on the options screen.
22nd-Jan-2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always feel like I'm having to look down at the keys to make sure that I'm pressing the right one. >_< But, I have a 360 controller hooked up to it now that works so... it's all good. :3
22nd-Jan-2010 11:32 am (UTC)
Hahah you won't believe it but I had the Jockey part happen to me like 10 minutes ago 8D Went from 80HP to incapped because apparently the bots decided to go for a jog instead of shoving the backhumper off me :1 Why are the so much dumber than the L4D AI

Mmm you with the PC controll difficulties is a complete opposite to me, i'm awful with being accurate on the 360 controller :3c
22nd-Jan-2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. That's the kind of crap I'm talking about. D: The L4D AI are definitely a lot more superior. Ugh.

I'm actually more accurate with the PC controls, it's harder to aim with the 360 controller, the PC is more precise. I just have trouble with everything else. XD "Oh wait, shit, how do I get to my pills again?" D:
22nd-Jan-2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
scrolling through your inventory using the mouse wheel is easier than pressing numbers xD By default, while holding pills/medkit and pressing the left mouse button you heal yourself; by pressing the right - you give health to your teammates c:
22nd-Jan-2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for that. 8D Yeah, my husband figured out the mouse wheel thing last night when he was playing around with it. XD
22nd-Jan-2010 06:05 pm (UTC)

I play it with a laptop. But aiming is really easy with a touchpad, imo. :3
22nd-Jan-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I don't have Steam just yet. ^_^;; I'm using my husband's account until I get my computer. :3

Hehe, nice. The aiming isn't the problem that I'm having... just pretty much everything else. XD
22nd-Jan-2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yea I know, I was just saying aiming is easy with a touchpad too XD

Though doesn't that make the game attached to your husband's account? I know you can't use the same game on multiple accounts, although idk. I'm pretty new to steam too XD;;
22nd-Jan-2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it does make it attached to his account. I figure that I'll just uninstall it from his computer and account when I get my computer. :3
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