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.
Dreadnaught! - Beta 8.38 Released
Exterminatus Beta 8.38 adds a new Dreadnaught player class to the stable Beta version. 8.38 also adds two completely new weapons to the Tyranid arsenal, the Barbed Strangler and Devourer as well as fixing the ages old Flamer push back glitch.
This new beta also come with the usual raft of improvements to existing features, including improved menus and stuff. Check out the full change log for all the juicy details.
Plans for the next version of EX are already under-way and we'll be letting you in on them in the next news post, so keep watching this space!
Beta 8.38 Coming Soon
Here is a summary of the changes to Exteminatus - Rival Species 2 since since it's last beta (version 8.21). This article will not contain any surprises to those who have been following the alpha builds, but might be of use to less frequent readers.
The melta gun wargear set has been moved from the specialist class to the assault marine, this set is known as the Assault Specialist. The melta requires more points on top of the assault marine, but enables them to do some serious damage. making both class and weaon more effective than their earlier incarnations.
The Tyranid warrior has a new wargear set featuring the Devourer weapon symbiote. Model, texture and code were all created by ChromeAngel. The Devourer's tracer and impact particle effects and firing sound effects were made by DontAsk4470.
Barbed Strangler Warriors
The Tyranid warrior has a second new wargear set featuring the Barbed Strangler (BS) weapon symbiont. The BS weapon launches a creature that sits in wait and pulls it's victims toward it. Each weapon can only launch 1 creature at a time. Reloading the weapon sacrifices the current creature and allows the weapon to fire again. The Barbed Strangler view model and textures were contributed by Chris Wassum back in 2008 (thanks for your patience Chris!). The BS firing and impact sound effects were created by DontAsk4470.
BS pulls gradually increasing in strength, pulling it's victims faster. Damage to BS victims increases the longer a victim is held, crushing even terminators in time. The BS pulls terminators and dreadnaughts less than other marines, due to their weight. The BS pulls vertically at 1% strength. BS barbs snap when they reach their maximum range. The BS is priced compariably to the Lictor, Zoanthrope and Biovore, due to many of these effects.
Exterminatus now works with the sv_pure server setting to reduce the possibilities for cheating. This has been made compatible with the skin packs system, so you can still use your favourite chapter packs which have now been updated to include new skins for the new Dreadnaught class.
Beta 8.38 Release Candidate 4
Every ten alpha releases I aim to produce a Beta release of EX, a stable build that players who don't want to put up with the oddities that crop up in alpha testing can play. Release Candidate 8.38 may be the next of these stable builds. A few things needed smoothing out in the previous candidate, i'm hoping this version will fare better.
The ModDB mirrors unlock at 13:00 GMT, if it's busy or not working the installer can be downloaded from 40ksource.com or the zip file. Please try the ModDB first.
Install the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer
Install the latest Exterminatus Release Candidate
As the title suggests i'm thinking of releasing a new EX Beta shortly, so it's vitally important I have reports of any outstanding balance issue or bugs, so I can try and fix them before the Beta. Please report any bug on the EX steam discussion group ( Bugs or similarly on the topic of Balance ). Releasing a Beta means doing some extra publicity work for me. If you have any cool videos or screen shots of recent EX builds please let me know as I can always use more material to promote EX.
The chapter skin packs for the Space Wolves and White Scars chapters have been updated to include skins for the new Dreadnaught class.
Offsite LinksRival Species
Rival Species 2
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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