Download Links for v1.61 Patch..

Here you go:


Gamers Hell
FileShack (Reg Required)

Standalone Server

Gamers Hell

More to come as we find them.

Weve had some comments about the netcode from quite a few players already. Remember that BooH introduced a whole rewrite of the netcode along with introducing a couple of new commands to help tweak it. You can find our guide right HERE. Its well worth a look if youre having problems.

On a side note, if anyone has found any bugs in the latest patch, feel free to add them to our bugs section right HERE. Lets hope its relatively clear!

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Courtesy of Fenuz in Minor News:

The 1.61 patch is getting close now, ill update this with download links when they are released.

From the CPL forums:

Toronto, Canada – January 27, 2005 – DreamCatcher Games today released the 1.61 Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Update, and dedicated server, for its critically acclaimed PC FPS, Painkiller. In time for the start of the CPL $1,000,000 2005 World Tour on February 10th, this 300MB update bundles an abundance of new content and all of the game play enhancements, fixes, and features to date.

Within the largest Painkiller update released, players can look forward to the new CPL dueling maps from Ritual Entertainment, over a half dozen specialty maps and numerous CPL-ready network features. They will also enjoy access to two additional multiplayer modes, Capture the Flag and Last Man Standing, as well as carnage-creating power of the exclusive weaponry offered in Painkiller’s Expansion, “Battle Out of Hell.”

The update also includes Battle Out of Hell’s graphic enhancements, the reworked networking core and a number of fixes for outstanding issues. Utilizing the impressive Havok 2.0 physics engine, Painkiller continues to achieve new heights of physics-based game play while version 1.61 of the proprietary PAIN Engine pumps out an unbelievably high polygon count, and awesome visual effects like heat and haze distortion, per-pixel spectacular mapping, support for NVIDIA’s Shader Model 3.0.

“Since its launch, Painkiller has earned numerous fantastic reviews and ‘Editor’s Choice Awards’ from all over the world.” says Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher. “We will continue to keep fans entertained and craving for more hardcore action.”

In Painkiller, players take on the role of Daniel Garner, a seemingly regular guy, who has just been killed in a horrific car accident. Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world between heaven and hell, he struggles to uncover the reasons he has been denied entry into heaven. Awaiting purification, players fight against hordes of demonic soldiers in an attempt to stop an imminent holy war.

Developed by People Can Fly, Painkiller and Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell are rated ‘M’ for Mature in North America and 16+ PEGI in Europe. An Xbox® version of Painkiller will be released in 2005. Painkiller is the Official tournament game of the CPL $1,000,000 2005 World Tour.

For more information about Painkiller and the latest updates, visit

About DreamCatcher Games
DreamCatcher Games is a fast-growing worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software committed to release action, strategy and role-playing games on Windows®, PlayStation®2 and Xbox® gaming systems. Its large portfolio of games includes the critically acclaimed title Painkiller, a popular and best-selling action shooter game.
More information about DreamCatcher Games and its products can be found at

About CPL
Launched June 26, 1997, the Cyberathlete Professional League® (CPL) is the world’s first computer games sports league; and having hosted final tournaments on five continents and official qualifying tournaments in over 50 countries, the CPL is the global leader in professional computer game competitions. Over the past seven years, the CPL has hosted over 20 main events in the United States alone, with a total attendance of 35,000 gamers and has paid well over $1,500,000 in cash prizes. For more information on the CPL please visit

Media Contacts:
Tara Reed
North American PR Manager
DreamCatcher Games
416.638.5000 Ext. 268

mousesports PK team

Mouz announces their new PK team, with ofcourse Burnie, but also a couple of former SK members, who apperantly are playing both UT and PK.

– Burnie (Painkiller)
– Cloud (UT & Painkiller)
– frag^m (UT & Painkiller)
– GitzZz (UT & Painkiller)

Sources: SK-Gaming, mousesports

PK 1.61 – changelog



– NEW: Multiplayer maps: Battle Out of Hell maps included.
– NEW: Multiplayer maps: Ritual CPL Dueling maps included.
– NEW: Multiplayer map: DM_Exmortis included.
– NEW: Multiplayer modes: Capture the Flag and Last Man Standing included.
– NEW: Multiplayer weapons: SMG and Boltgun/Heater included.
– NEW: Custom lscripts.pak (painkiller.exe -lscripts filename.pak).
– NEW: 1.5+ networking core included.
– NEW: 1.5+ graphics engine updated (includes Shader Model 3.0 support).
– NEW: Enhanced server maintenance and configuration tool.
– NEW: Cfg.StartupWeapon (1-7), 0 – start weapon disabled.
– NEW: CPL console lockout option on dedicated servers.
– CHANGE: No callvoting non CTF maps while in CTF.
– CHANGE: Movement values tweaked to match 1.35.
– CHANGE: Players joining Duel servers to make 3+ games adjusted.
– FIX: Low level water in DM_Exmortis.
– FIX: Respawning errors in CTF_Forbidden.
– FIX: Stakegun shooting sound is now correct for all players.
– FIX: DM_Exmortis: low-resolution graphics errors fixed.
– FIX: Acid damage in DM_Exmortis works correctly.
– FIX: SMG will continue to do the firing with no ammo is fixed.
– FIX: DM_Fragenstien: Mirror Teleport with machine gun ammo works properly.
– FIX: Minor problems with “CDKey in use” on LAN have been fixed.
– FIX: Commando bright skins error in CTF is fixed.
– FIX: Faulty rocket jump when playing on the Internet bug fixed.
– FIX: Commando brightskins are fixed when on opposite CTF team.
– FIX: Miscellaneous MP timer issues.
– FIX: CTF flag issue
– FIX: Timer bug


– FIX: Items now disappear correctly.
– FIX: Demon morph mode is recorded in demos.
– FIX: Sometimes demos were playing with incorrect speed.

Good news is that 1.35 movement should be back.

Painkiller Banned in China

China View today released a statement in which 50 games have been banned. A few of the games that have been banned are well known titles such as Fifa 2005, Battlefield Vietnam and Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell.

This comes as a surprise to most people, as games such as Fifa 2005 contain no violence at all and have no real reason to be banned. Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell is also a surprise, but due to some of the content seen in the SinglePlayer portion of the game, I guess it can be justified.

The CPL World Tour also has a planned stop in China, which will come as bad news to them.. as they will now most likely have to replace China with another stop.

Tonya from the CPL has released a few words said by the CPL founder Angel Munoz which you can read below:

We have been working with the Chinese government and they are willing to make exceptions. However, if in the end the Chinese government does not cooperate, we can always move that event to somewhere else in Asia.

Hopefully we will get another update on this shortly, stay tuned.

(source: sk-gaming)