Exterminatus - Rival Species 2


Welcome to the Exterminatus (EX) website.  EX is a team based, Warhammer 40,000 themed, total conversion for the Source game engine (as used in Half-Life 2). EX is being developed by the team that brought you Rival Species for Half-life.

The Extermintus beta has been opened to the public for several years. You can download the latest beta from the Downloads page and play it yourself.

News

Alpha 8.64 Saw Bones as Specialists

Alpha 8.64 features a new chaos space marine class the Saw Bones, which fills the healer class gap in the CSM line up. The chaos Weapon Specialist now has a custom player model.



Installer Alpha 8.64 ( 1.05gb )

Zip Archive Alpha 8.64 (65.11mb )

The ModDB mirrors unlock at 12:00 GMT, if it's busy or not working the installer can be downloaded from 40ksource.com.  Please try the ModDB first.

Install the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer
  • Navigate to the "Tools" section on your Steam games "Library"
  • Install the "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer"
  • Run the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer at least once.
  • You can exit once the menu has finished loading.

Install the latest Exterminatus Alpha
  • If you already have a copy of the EX alpha, delete it.
  • Run the alpha installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see both the Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.

Alpha 8.64 Features
  • New "Saw Bones" chaos space marine class.
  • New Chaos weapons specialist player model.
  • New map  ex_gardens from WhiteLightningTwister.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an old bug with pausing and resuming map timers.  This should enable mappers to create new and interesting maps.
  • The Chaos team's crosshair should "light up" when aimed at imperials and not when aiming at team mates.  For real this time.

Tweaks
  • ex_garage has been improved and extended based on feedback from last weeks testing.
  • Fixed CSM terminators leaving helmets floating when they die.
  • Fixed CSM Aspiring Champion model to make better use of it's animations.

by ChromeAngel - Today at 07:55:28 AM - Discuss

Alpha 8.63 - Aspiring Champions

    Alpha 8.63 features a new Aspiring Champion player model, chaos voices from Bulwark and updates to the CSM maps, Bunker, Garage and Thunderhawk.



Installer Alpha 8.63 ( 1.04gb )

Zip Archive Alpha 8.63 (72.07mb )

The ModDB mirrors unlock at 13:00 GMT, if it's busy or not working the installer can be downloaded from 40ksource.com.  Please try the ModDB first.

Install the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer
  • Navigate to the "Tools" section on your Steam games "Library"
  • Install the "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer"
  • Run the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer at least once.
  • You can exit once the menu has finished loading.

Install the latest Exterminatus Alpha
  • If you already have a copy of the EX alpha, delete it.
  • Run the alpha installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see both the Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.

Alpha 8.63 Features
  • New player model for the Aspiring Champion class.
  • New voice acting for all the chaos classes, including the Vox Communication menu.  Recorded by Bulwark and edited by DontAsk

Bug Fixes
  • WhitelightingTwister has impoved the King of the Hill mechanics is his CSM map ex_garage.
  • Chaos now win on csm_thunderhawk instead of Tyranids of the imperials don't escape in time.
  • Flamers should no longer damage their operators.
  • Flamers should no longer damage their team mates when friendly fire is turned off.
  • The Team selection menu should always show the teams for the current map.
  • The Chaos team's crosshair should "light up" when aimed at imperials and not when aiming at team mates.

Tweaks
  • WhitelightingTwister has made some changes to ex_bunker, including a new route from the Chaos start area.
  • Meltagun cost increased from 25 points to 50 points.

Future
My plan for now is to work through all the CSM placeholder content, replacing it with a first pass at custom chaos content (as with the renegade), then upgrading those with a third, "feature complete" pass and finally a polishing pass.

I am already getting good feedback on the gameplay changes players are looking forward too.  Implementing  those will have to be scheduled in to the work on the artistic content, so nothing gets too stale.

I have been contacted by a Linux gamer who is interested in porting the mod to run on Linux.  While this offer opportunities for more price friendly server hosting and cross-platform gaming it does come with some particular technical difficulties.  If this interests you too please pitch in with your thoughts.

The aspiring champion is just one of the many new Chaos classes that are waiting for new assets.  If like Wikkyd, DontAsk and WhitelightningTwister you would like to contribute content or help with EX please email me leader@40ksource.com .

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by ChromeAngel - May 21, 2017, 12:13:33 PM - Discuss

Exterimatus Alpha 8.62 - Greenlight Plan Concluded

Big news week, this week.  The EX Greenlight plan has reached it's conclusion.  Contributors have been getting to grips with building levels for the new CSM team, we have several rough new maps to tes in Alpha 8.62.



Installer Alpha 8.62 ( 1.02gb )

7Zip Archive Alpha 8.62 (930.13mb )

The ModDB mirrors unlock at 12:00 GMT, if it's busy or not working the installer can be downloaded from 40ksource.com.  Please try the ModDB first.

Install the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer
  • Navigate to the "Tools" section on your Steam games "Library"
  • Install the "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer"
  • Run the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer at least once.
  • You can exit once the menu has finished loading.

Install the latest Exterminatus Alpha
  • If you already have a copy of the EX alpha, delete it.
  • Run the alpha installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see both the Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.


Progress on the Greenlight plan
  • Port the EX code to the latest Source 2013 code base. DONE
  • Create a new Offline Tutorial map to introduce new players to EX. DONE
  • Continue to improve the lighting and detailing of the maps, to make them bolder and more polished. DONE
  • Create a Venom Cannon war-gear set for the tyranid warrior priced in the 75pt category. DONE
  • Create a Dual-wielded Devourers war-gear set for the Carnifex. DONE
  • Give marines points for killing barbed strangler projectiles.  DONE
  • Create a Vox menu that doesn't block gameplay.  DONE
  • Server Browser workaround.  DONE
  • Steam Overlay.   FAILED (with workaround)
  • Seek GW's permission to put EX on the Steam store as a free mod. REJECTED

Games Workshop's (GW) Group Legal Department replied to my email asking if it was OK to put EX on Steam. Sadly GW  confirmed my suspicion that using Steam Greenlight to distribute EX would be against their terms of use for their Intellectual Property.  Since they won't give us permission the Greenlight plan is over.  

The best I can do is try to find an alternative method of updating the mod.  This won't get EX the exposure it would get from the Steam Store, so any assistance in publicising EX would be welcomed.  In this vein WhitelightningTwister has started an Exterminatus Discord server .


Alpha 8.62 Features
  • New map ex_bunker, with Defence game-play and the Chaos team from WhitelightningTwister.
  • New map ex_garage, with experimental King of the Hill game-play and the Chaos team from WhitelightningTwister.
  • New map ex_temple, with team deathmatch game-play and the Chaos team from DontAsk4470.
  • New player model for the Chaos Renegade class.
  • ex_dropzone entities now have a OnSpawn event that mappers can use to scipt behaviours when a player spawns in particular spot

Bug Fixes
  • Specialists beware! Humans are no-longer invulnerable to flame.
  • ex_filter_team entities should now work correctly with the CSM team.
  • ex_capture_objective entities now correctly fire their OnChaosCapture event.
  • Ammo shrines should be working again now.
  • The Chaos team logo should no longer get stretched in the Team selection menu.

Future
The renegade is just one of the many new Chaos classes that are waiting for new assets.  If like Wikkyd, DontAsk and WhitelightningTwister you would like to contribute content or help with EX please email me leader@40ksource.com .

by ChromeAngel - May 07, 2017, 12:23:00 PM - Discuss

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About Exterminatus

Two teams/species featured in the first version of EX are the Imperium of Man (represented by tactical marines of Ultramarines chapter of the Adeptus Astartes) and Tyranid Hive Mind (represendted by creatures of Hive Fleet Behemoth).

Each map plays through a series of objectives, capturing the final objective delivers victory to your team. Players that do well in combat or by capturing objectives are rewarded with the option to play better classes. Each team has five playable classes, each with their own weapons and play style.


More information about the gameplay of EX can be found in the player manual we are writing. If you have any questions please feel free to post them on the EX forum.

 

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