Alien Swarm is a cooperative bug hunt featuring top-down or first-person shooting and squad based tactics.

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Customizing the radial menu

I want to bind some complex combinations of voice, text and emotes to the radial menu for quick communication. How can this be done?
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Do chainsaw kills count as non-melee damage for Peace Medic?

The chainsaw benefits from the melee damage character skill, but doesn't benefit from the power fist. Can a chainsaw medic get the Peace Medic achievement (Heal 300 points of damage in a single ...
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How to make Alien Swarm dedicated server to automatically say announcements?

What I want is to make my server to automatically print invitation text to every player when he connects my server. Or I want my server to say a message in fixed time interval. How do I do it? Do I ...
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Uploading Alien Swarm screenshots in Steam

I made a couple of screenshots in Alien Swarm that I want to share via Steam screenshots collection. However, in Screenshot Manager I can't chose "Alien Swarm" game (it's not present in the list). I ...
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Alien Swarm: how should we go about Oustanding Execution?

I've got most Alien Swarm achievements under my belt. In fact I'm missing: SynTek residential speed run (time limit on a map) Nuke from orbit (kill 100,000 swarm) Outstanding execution (complete the ...
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How to disable death camera and speed up level restarting in Alien Swarm?

I have played on ASBI servers where death camera is disabled. Also there is a nice feature when the last player dies you don't have to wait and look at the "Mission Failed" and "Statistics" window but ...
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Who deals more damage with minigun ‒ Wolfe or Wildcat?

In characters stats I can see that Wildcat's Damage Bonus is 4/5, while Wolfe's is only 2/5. Piercing bullets doesn't have much difference. However, I most often see people choosing Wolfe and minigun ...
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Alien Swarm: “Who scores the kill if … (collection of cases)?”

This is a collection of questions like "Who gets the kill if someone does this and someone else does that?" Includes sentry, barrels, flamethrower questions, as well as questions about various offhand ...
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How to make a server for more than 4 people?

I know there are Alien Swarm dedicated servers for 5 or 6 players. How do I create a game for more than 4 people? It may be by listen or dedicated server.
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How do I use the grenade launcher effectively

I've earned the grenade launcher in Alien Swarm, but I really can't find a way to use it effectively. It seems to be very useful for thinning the hoards in Onslaught but there always seem to be some ...
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The Brutal-ity of Alien Swarm

Playing Alien Swarm on Brutal is nothing short of hilarious, because it is so excessively difficult. Is there somewhere (steam forums or elsewhere) that has a list of the stats of the aliens when ...
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More Alien Swarm Campaigns?

I have played a bit with Alien Swarm now, and after 17 hours the default Jacob's Rest campaign starts to become known. Do they plan to release other official campaigns?
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What is the level order of the official Alien Swarm campaigns?

Whats the order of levels of the official campaigns of Alien Swarm?
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What's the effect of crouching in Alien Swarm?

I saw that it is possible to crouch in Alien Swarm, but I didn't really understand its purpose. Can someone explain it to me?
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Does adrenaline cause the in-game clock to slow down in Alien Swarm?

I'm currently gunning for the speed-run achievements in Alien Swarm, and as a result every second counts for the level completion time. It occured to me that it might be helpful to get through the ...
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How do I get medals / promotions in Alien Swarm?

I see them on people, and they can be low level or high level, and I don't know where they get them from.
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Alien Swarm: is the armor useless?

I was told in an online game not to use armor in Alien Swarm. Is it really useless, and if not, when is it useful?
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What ports does Alien Swarm use?

I keep on getting disconnected from Alien Swarm (after 10 retries the game auto disconnects) and I remembered that I have very few ports forwarded to my computer. What ports should I forward to my ...
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What is the quick load achievement in Alien Swarm?

Today, after 3 hours of game, I gained Quick Load - Successfully perform a fast reload. but I really didn't understand what it is and how I got it. Can you explain me what to "perform a fast ...
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How can I add bots to an Alien Swarm online game?

How can I play Alien Swarm with only one friend and have the AI control the other two characters? I find it very difficult to play with only 2 characters, and I'd like to fill the empty slots with ...
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Is there a way to switch characters in offline practice?

How can I switch characters in offline practice in Alien Swarm? That is I want to practice as the special weapons or tech character.
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Can you play Alien Swarm in 1st person?

I guess Alien Swarm has been designed with 3rd person view in mind, but it would still be useful to try the 1st person view, if nothing else to help with friendly fire. Is it possible, maybe as a ...
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Alien Swarm hacking

For the Circuit Breaker and Security Expert achievements, is it a matter of completing the hack within a certain time limit? If so, how does one know what the time limit is?
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How can I play different levels offline in Alien Swarm?

1) I don't know if I'm missing something obvious, or if the offline practice is by design only the first level. Is it mandatory to play online to be able to play different levels or am I missing the ...
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Does Alien Swarm tune difficulty when play with less than 4 marines?

If we start a mission in Alien Swarm with less than 4 marines, is the difficulty lower than if we start with full human controlled squad? EDIT: Sorry it is better to clarify. I mean no the general ...
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In Alien Swarm, what do you get from leveling up?

I noticed you unlock weapons/items every time you level up, but is that all there is to it? Do the characters stats increase at all?
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In Alien Swarm, is there an easier way to get rid of infestation/parasites other than massive healing?

I realize this is a fairly new game, but a handful of friends and I were playing last night and got to the first level where you can get "infested" by the parasite head-crab aliens. The game prompts ...
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Can I use my xbox controller to play alien swarm?

I know the information page for Alien Swarm does not list it, but from the screenshots it seems like a perfect game to control with the xbox controller. Did they just forget to add the icon or is it ...