Originally Posted by Crasher_3637
The thing with L4D and L4D2 is that they don't automatically download server files like TF2 and CS games do. At least in TF2 and CS games, you get a loading screen while the files download. In L4D games, you just get that black screen that drives players away.
I've already setup a fastdl for it and the server is downloading files to client successfully. The problem is that most players who join don't know about the console command and they think they crashed on black screen.
I'm asking if there's a way to download files to client in game (bypassing the black screen). System2 works but it downloads to the server's directory instead. I've also tried SendFile natives but it uses the game's severely limited net channel, thus it is extremely slow.