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

Release Candidate 3 for the next Beta

Beta 8.60 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) features fixes and improvements to the maps  ex_lycantium, ex_orbital and ex_ichar_iv including some new 40k textures and a new prop.  As I described in detail last week RC3 is part of the final build up to a very important Beta release.



Installer Beta 8.60 Release Candidate 3 ( 988.04 mb )

7Zip File Beta 8.60 Release Candidate 3 ( 733.95 mb )

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 Release Candidate
  • If you already have a copy of the EX beta, delete it.
  • Run the release candidate installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see Exterminatus Beta 8.60 listed in your library.

Features
  • Fixed the missing skybox models on ex_lycantium.
  • Improved the texture on the capture objective model.
  • Updated textures on ex_ichar_iv to use newer EX textures rather than generic Source ones.
  • Added a higher detail version of the square eagle prop.
  • Updated textures on ex_orbital to use newer EX textures rather than generic Source ones and to use the new eagle prop .

So long 2016, Happy New Year 2017!

by ChromeAngel - Today at 09:51:25 AM - Discuss

Winter Holidays Release Candidate

Every 10 or so Alpha versions I like to roll out a Beta to a wider audience.  I try and ensure we get the best possible Beta experience by putting out a Release Candidate (RC) build to Alpha testers before the Beta itself.  This Christmas weekend i'm releasing the first candidate for Beta 8.60.     This release polishes up the current EX features in preparation for a very important Beta.

As per the plan I will be asking Games Workshop (GW), very nicely, if I can put Exterminatus on Greenlight to get the mod on the Steam Store.  Beta 8.60 will be the version they see and the presentation that will inform their decision.

To ensure all players are using the exact same version there is no patch of 8.60 RC2 only a full installer and large 7zip archive (it's too big to use regular zip).

Oops!  I accidentally released 2 different versions of RC 1 on xmas eve.  To resolve the differences and clear any confusion i've repackaged the best version as RC 2, please re-download.  Sorry for the inconvenience.



Installer Beta 8.60 Release Candidate 2 ( 986mb )

7Zip File Beta 8.60 Release Candidate 2 ( 732.27mb )

The ModDB mirrors unlock at 16:00 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 Release Candidate
  • If you already have a copy of the EX beta, delete it.
  • Run the release candidate installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see Exterminatus Beta 8.60 listed in your library.

Tweaks
  • Removed duplicate and redundant files from package.
  • Improved lighting and added details to ex_lycantium.
  • Added more details to ex_forge and restored the missing entities from previous build.
  • Added more details and tweaked some particle systems on ex_ichar_iv.
  • Added more details to ex_valley and updated some surfaces to use newer textures.
  • Added the option to change teams to the Tutorial
  • Added more details and improved the look of the Tutorial

I'll be playing and recording some games this week to prepare some fresh presentation materials in readiness for a full Beta release in the new year.

by ChromeAngel - December 24, 2016, 03:39:44 PM - Discuss

Alpha 8.57 - Menus and maps

Alpha 8.57 features a new main menu and visual improvements to the Tutorial and Forge maps.



Installer Alpha 8.57 ( 1.03gb )

Zip File Alpha Patch 8.57 ( 17.75mb )

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
  • 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.

Tweaks
  • Main Menu has new button graphics.  I've had to drop the goal of having keyboard control of the menu because this version of the engine just doesn't support that without coding replacements for all the sub-menus and dialogs too.
  • Tutorial has been prettified by adding some more details.  Hopefully this will make a better first impression on new players.
  • Forge maps have had more detailing added to the Tyanid and marine start rooms.

Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug in the new Find Servers window that would cause it not to connect when a full length IP address was entered.


We've hit a dead-end with Wikkyd's new prop model.  The model compiler fails with a "too many indices" error.  i'm not giving up on it yet, but doesn't feel worth spending many more hours on.

The work on the tutorial and Forge are the start of a fresh quality pass over all the maps.  Expect to see more updates in the new year.

by ChromeAngel - December 18, 2016, 10:28:07 AM - 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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