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 has been open to the public to play for several years. Beta releases are stable, tested, long term versions. You can download the latest Beta from the Downloads page. Alpha releases are more frequent nd are for demonstration and testing of the latest features and contributions to EX, you will usualy find downloads for the latest Alpha on this page.
Alpha 9.01 - Scouting fresh gameplay
Alpha 9.01 adds a new playable class, the imperial scout, his first unique weapon a shotgun. The Tactical marine's weapons have been tweaked to make the boltgun faster and combo weapons slower.
The ModDB mirrors unlock at 14:00 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
Install the latest Exterminatus Alpha
Alpha 9.01 Features
9.01 is the start of the ramp up to version 1 of EX. The scout is currently using power armour hands in first person as a placeholder. When the scout hand model is made all the weapons will be updated to use that. A scout sniper rifle is in the works, but not ready for play.
Exterminatus Beta 9 - The Black Crusade
Beta 9 completes the introduction of the Black Legion of Chaos Space Marines (CSM) to Exterminatus (EX). Now in addition to the Imperial and Tyranid factions you can play as one of the seven CSM classes, with their own chaotic weaponry on one of the five new chaos versus imperial maps.
What's new since 8.70?
The previous big release 8.70 saw the introduction of the chaos classes, but they were somewhat rough around the edges and still using weapons from the imperial loyalists. Since then the CSM player models and skins have been improved, chaos version of all the weapons have been added, including a unique hand-flamer and dual chain fists for the chaos dreadnaught.
Chaos forces can now balttle it out on 3 completely new maps csm_trench by ChromeAngel, ex_bunker and ex_compromised by WhiteLightningTwister , plus classic EX maps Orbital and Thunderhawk have received overhauls with new chaotic versions and three entirely new chaos maps have been added.
A full record of all the changes since 8.70 can be found on ModDB.
What's next for EX?
Wikkyd and Clay_More have contributed most of the assets required to add a space marine scout to EX. The scout class is planned to be inexpensive in the early game, with access to a much more costly sniper rifle in the late game. Once the scout is in-game a kit for creating custom chapter skins packs will be released before we move on to updating the existing chapter packs.
For over a decade now EX has been released as work in progress Alpha versions, with the occasional release of a stable Beta version showcasing major new features. Having made contact with Warhammer 40K's owner, Games Workshop and confirming they are satisfied with our use of their property, it's nearly time to take EX out of Beta.
With all the chapters supporting scouts the next major release will be version 1.0 of Exterminatus (no longer Alpha or Beta).
Beta 9 Release Canidate 3
Beta 9 - Release Candidate 3, features a new chaotic, version of the Orbital space station map and yet another updated version of csm_trench.
This is a Beta release that rolls up all the changes since the previous roll up back in July. As such their is no patch available this week, just the installer and a 7Zip archive of the full mod. It also installs to the "ex" folder, rather than "ex_alpha"
The ModDB mirrors unlock at 17:00 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
Install the latest Exterminatus Release Candidate
BarTwoOne has taken the time to produce a second tutorial video going into some details of the EX movement system can be used.
Since CSM won't be getting any more classes for a while and their is a clamour for more legion skins i've decided to release a package to help players make their own custom CSM skins right now. If you're interested in trying this please Download the CSM skin templates (92.4mb) and follow the readme.txt inside.
Depending on how testing of this release candidate goes we may go ahead and release Beta 9 next weekend. Any screenshots, demos or videos of recent EX games you have could help promote Beta 9, please get in touch and share them with me.
The plan is still to move on to work on the space marine scout once Beta 9 has been released. Then release PSD templates of chapter skins to allow players to make their own chpater packs. Hopefully the ability to make DIY skin packs will see new skins faster then waiting for me to get around to it. I'll then update all the existing marine chapter packs support the scout and the chapter specific battlecries Bulwark has already recorded. Adding a new playable class will mean that game balance will almost certainly need testing and tuning.
Once all that is done I look forward to taking EX out of Beta and making public the version 1.0 release.
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The three sides are featured in the current version of EX are the Imperium of Man (represented by marines of he Adeptus Astartes), the Tyranid Hive Mind (represendted by creatures of Hive Fleet Behemoth) and the Chaos Legions (represented by chaos marines of the Black Legion).
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 seven playable classes, each with their own weapons and play style.
|More information about the gameplay of EX can be found in the player manual. If you have any questions please feel free to post them on the game group discussion board.|
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