A new, highly recommended Left 4 Dead update is now available. Please run hldsupdatetool to receive the update. The specific changes include:
- Made the variable “mp_gamemode” available again. Note that you can also load maps directly with different game modes by specifying it in the map command. For example, “map l4d_garage01_alleys versus” will set mp_gamemode versus for you automatically and load the first map of Crash Course
- Added “mm_dedicated_force_servers” to allow specification of a list of dedicated server addresses manually used for searching (ms_force_dedicated_server is depreciated)
- Updated shared libraries and DLLs preventing dedicated servers listing correctly, appearing on Steam groups, and being found via sv_search_key
To update your servers, just stop and start them! Your startup will take a little longer than normal, but be patient while the patch is downloaded and applied!