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

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08

Alpha 8.08 includes Leviathan infestation of the ex_city_conflict map. Aesthetic tweaks to ex_thunderhawk. New weapon sounds for the flamer and plasma weapons. Tweaks to the Biovore and Zoanthrope weapons. Updated ambient sound effects from DontAsk. New menu backgrounds and sounds by DontAsk.


Installer


Zip File Patch (contains only the changes since the previous alpha)


Due to technical difficulties I am forced to rely on ModDB again to host the downloads for this patch.  These may take a few hours to authorise.

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 Beta 8 and Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.

Features
  • Four new main menu backgrounds by DontAsk (2 tyranid , 2 marine, selected at random).
  • New mouse over and click sounds for the main menu, made by DontAsk.

Bug fix
  • Tyranid health gauge no longer flips out when you are healed.

Balance
  • Buffed spore mines, no longer hurt tyranids, which may do more damage as a side effect.
  • Buffed Zoanthrope by moving the Medithrope's healing ability to the reload of the regular Zoanthrope.

Tweaks
  • Leviathan infestation of the final map, ex_city_conflict.
  • Ambient sound and lighting improvements to ex_thunderhawk.
  • New bolt weapon sounds for the Flamer and Plasma Weapons by DontAsk
  • Removed the dedicated Medithrope option for Zoanthropes.
  • Re-styled the main menu text.

by ChromeAngel - Today at 11:05:33 am - Discuss

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.07 C

Alpha 8.07C includes updated soundscapes from DontAsk, updates to ex_valley and ex_thunderhawk. New sound effects including a new heavy bolter sound effect by DontAsk.  It's not 8.08 because there are still no changes to the code, but you will need the patch to play on the updated maps.


Installer


Zip File Patch (contains only the changes since the previous alpha)


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 Beta 8 and Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.

Tweaks
  • New ambient sound effect for ex_thunderhawk by DontAsk.
  • New bolt weapon sounds by DontAsk, most noticeably the heavy bolter.
  • Updated ex_valley, fixing some missing lights in the 8.08B build.
  • Updated ex_thunderhawk with new soudnscapes and Levianthan infestation.

by ChromeAngel - December 06, 2014, 06:43:15 pm - Discuss

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.07 B

Alpha 8.07B includes new and updated soundscapes from DontAsk, updates to 5 maps, updates to 5 tyranid player skins and a skybox fix for Leviathan infested maps.  It's not 8.08 because there are no changes to the code, but you will need the patch to play on the updated maps.


Installer


Zip File Patch (contains only the changes since the previous alpha)


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 Beta 8 and Exterminatus Alpha listed in your library.


Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a Leviathan skybox irregularity that prevented cube maps building correctly.


Tweaks
  • New sound effects and soundscapes by DontAsk.
  • New naming convention for soundscapes requiring a re-build of map that use them.
  • Updated ex_valley with hivefleet Levianthan infestation.
  • Updated ex_ichar_IV with new soudnscapes and Levianthan infestation.
  • Updated ex_tarsis_ultra with new soundscapes and improved lighting in the tyranid caves.
  • Tweaked marine hand textures to use normal maps.
  • Tweaked warrior weapon combo textures.
  • Tweaked biovore, carnifex, lictor and tyranid warrior textures.

by ChromeAngel - November 30, 2014, 05:27:51 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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