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[L4D] Heartbeat Trigger


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santaclaus
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Old 08-30-2009 , 05:28   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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Originally Posted by bman87 View Post
Whoever the lobby leader of the server is the client responsible for any new players joining the server. At least thats what it seems like for tests ive done. If the lobby leader quits the server, I think its up to the server or another random person in the server.
Yeah this part is true and we had experienced it many times.

Can you explain how it works again ?

Who's sending the heartbeat ? the server or the clients ? or only lobby leader ?
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AtomicStryker
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Old 08-30-2009 , 05:43   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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From my experience every join and (rage)quit calls a heartbeat effect itself.

Also, the higher your server rank is and the more players are connected, the more likely new joiners are for you.

If your Playercount drops to 4 or below it's unlikely you'll get replacements. However joining an empty enemy team seems to help sometimes.
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bman87
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Old 08-30-2009 , 11:27   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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Originally Posted by santaclaus View Post
Yeah this part is true and we had experienced it many times.

Can you explain how it works again ?

Who's sending the heartbeat ? the server or the clients ? or only lobby leader ?
This plugin will make every connected client including the server send out a heartbeat

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Originally Posted by AtomicStryker View Post
From my experience every join and (rage)quit calls a heartbeat effect itself.

Also, the higher your server rank is and the more players are connected, the more likely new joiners are for you.

If your Playercount drops to 4 or below it's unlikely you'll get replacements. However joining an empty enemy team seems to help sometimes.
Yea, but I have also experienced when someone quits, no one will join until a map change usually. This will fix that issue.

If you are lobby leader playing the game, look at your console, it will show you a bunch of info of connecting player requests and stuff. If you are not the leader, you will not see that info.
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thetoast
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Old 08-30-2009 , 13:53   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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This is a good plugin, but i have just bound the heartbeat command to a key. So i just press F8 and it enters the heartbeat command.

on a side note

bamn87 i have a question about you sig.

How can you call your servers "vanilla" when you run the cevo mod?

Vanilla servers means you are not running any mods/plugins that change the game play in any way.

Cevo is not that, cevo mod changes the game play in Left 4 Dead a lot. Forcing no medkits and making tanks and witchs spawn on every level. This is a very big game change.

Making your server a Cevo server not a vanilla server.
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bman87
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Location: Michigan
Old 08-30-2009 , 14:15   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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If you are not the lobby leader your bound heartbeat key wont do anything. This plugin makes everyone heartbeat, so even if you are not the lobby leader it will work.

I am too lazy to change the sig. Plus if you read CEVO in the hostname, you know its not pure vanilla. But there are really no gameplay changes like extra tanks, perk mods, droping from ledges.. etc.. Its CEVO vanilla

Plus when you join my server it will show you everything that is different in the server

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thetoast
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Old 08-30-2009 , 18:00   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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makes sense then.
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madcap
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Old 09-01-2009 , 14:40   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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Originally Posted by LTR.2 View Post
i think it should be usefull to alert another players when another survivor it's seeing black and white (about to die).

can you make it that way?
You want this:
http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=88715
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an0n1mus1
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Old 09-03-2009 , 18:10   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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does heartbeat actually do anything or is it one of those things that noone is really sure about but they do it anyways?
The reason why heartbeat sometimes fails is because everyone knows about it. Imagine 50+ servers sending hearbeats fighting for that top priority list. Best thing you can do is leave your server for public when you are not using it so it can have a better server ranking.
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madcap
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Old 09-03-2009 , 18:49   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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I'd like to see if anyone using this has actually noticed an increase in the number of players they having coming through their server. Anyone care to share if running this actually makes a difference?
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egor1908
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Old 09-04-2009 , 07:11   Re: [L4D] Heartbeat Trigger
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Thanks for the plugin. My server isn't getting stuck with 7 players anymore, and when someone ragequits, we dont have to wait long for new players to join.
But can you add possibility to send heartbeats every X seconds when there are less then 8 players and the game is NOT for Friends only?
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