Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

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About Exterminatus with 4 comments by ChromeAngel on Jul 18th, 2014

Since spring of 2014 I have been working on migration of Exterminatus to the 2013 version of the Source SDK.  Players should find this version is more stable, has shorter loading times and a high frame rate than the previous Beta which uses the 2007 Source SDK.

Mitch has set up a new dedicated server in Australia ( [AU] Mitch's Exterminatus Server) with encouragement from Ceadda. The new server should be listed in the in-game server browser, but you can connect direct at

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  • Install the "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer" to your steam library (it's listed under "tools").
  • Run the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer at least once.  You can exit once the menu has finished loading.
  • If you already have a copy of the EX beta, delete it.
  • Run the Beta installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam.  You should now see both the Exterminatus Beta 8.0 listed in your library.
Battle for the hilltop


  • The stormbolter now fires a single shot twice as fast, rather then 2 shots at once.
  • New Deathspitter impact sounds by DontAsk4470
  • New Sporemine bursting sounds by DontAsk4470
  • Turret Sound effects for "target spotted!" and "damaged" (HL2 sounds found by DontAsk4470).


  • Buffed Terminator armor effectiveness against most attacks, but still vulnerable to psionics.
  • Buffed Terminator starting ammo from 60 to 120
  • Buffed Stormbolter damage from 17 to 30
  • Nerfed Tarantulas rate of fire to the same as the marine's heavy bolter.
  • Buffed Tarantula max range from 1200 to 2400.
  • Buffed Tarantula damage from 8 to 16 to compensate for it's lower ROF
  • Nerfed the rate at which the Meltgun does damage
  • Buffed Meltgun damage from 18 to 19 per tick.
  • Buffed Flamer damage from 23 to 24 per burn.
  • Buffed Assult marine jump pack range.
  • Nerfed Plasmagun charge damage.
  • Nerfed Genstealer leap range.
  • Nerffed Carnifex armor protection.
  • Nerfed Lictor talon damage from 66 to 50.
  • Buffed Lictor leap range.
Scortched Shrine


  • Made servo skulls invulnerable (their deaths were causing crashes).
  • Moved the Tarantulas "eye" so attacking players show now remain in it's field of vision even at melee range.
  • The screen shot key should now work in all the menus, regardless of what key you have it bound to.
  • Objective icons are now aligned more centrally.
  • Switched to the "sv_pure" method of checking server and client are running the same version.  The default whitelist should allow chapter skins to keep working
  • Improved the class and war gear menu presentation.
  • Prevent Leaping players from seeing out of the map on Thunderhawk, Tarsis Ultra, Ichar IV, Valley and Lycantium.
  • Added a button controlled door to the vent on Orbital to slow down players using that short cut.
  • Added an extra level of detail to one of the bronze forgeworld panel props (the one with two tanks).
  • Grated DontAsk4470 a "Contributor" hero banner for his work with Source Filmmaker, sound effects and general community spirit.
  • Tweaked the tyranid warrior ragdoll to be less ridged (now more bouncy and inclined to do the splitz).
Lictor on a Rooftop

Technically this version is actually 8.02, it took more alpha versions to get to this state than I had expected when I started the migration at 7.9.

I have several more sound effects from DontAsk that can be included in EX, but I don't think they would be worth holding up the Beta release any longer.  I expect i'll get around to including them in an alpha patch over the course of the (northern hemisphere) summer.

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Jul 18, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This zip archive includes all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids. Twelve distinct classes, each...

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Jul 18, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Darkness 1.6 Complete Dedicated Server
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Jul 13, 2014 Darkness: Source Server 0 comments

This tarball contains the Darkness 1.6 32-bit linux build, a copy of the Valve Source Dedicated Server for SDK 2013 Multiplayer and 32-bit libraries that...

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Jul 13, 2014 Darkness: Source Full Version 0 comments

Mac users: Untar into your sourcemods folder and restart steam. Please let me know if you have issues connecting to the official game server.

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Jul 13, 2014 Darkness: Source Full Version 0 comments

Linux users: Untar this into your sourcemods directory and then restart steam. This tarball may also be used to setup a dedicated server using SteamCMD.

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Jul 13, 2014 Darkness: Source Full Version 0 comments

Double click, restart steam, kill bugs. (or marines)

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EDOC_32 Dec 31 2013, 10:40am says:

i have Windows 7 Professional 32 Bits, Memory: 2048 MB, DirectX 11 and Intel Atom CPU N2600 1.60GHz...
i can play Half-Life 2 and the mods of HL2?

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CptMold Jan 2 2014, 7:46pm replied:

It might if you play on low graphics (processor matters, but don't lose hope, warframe is only just out of my reach, and i have a pentium 4), but be careful, some mods don't use lod's or any sort of graphics settings, meaning textures that are new may cause severe lag. Be warned, this happens to me sometimes in tf2, and because of that processor, you're at even more of a risk of this.

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MysteriousLady Jan 1 2014, 2:35am replied:

That's depend.

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GraduatedMink43 Dec 17 2013, 3:24pm says:


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NothingMuchHereToSay Dec 8 2013, 6:58pm says:

I await the inevitable Half Life 3 which will be most certainly be a major disappointment.

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CptMold Jan 2 2014, 7:47pm replied:

Even if it flunks (which it won't) there's always the new source sdk, and modders with way too much free time and/or charity. Zombie Master 3, anyone?

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Crypt Dec 29 2013, 6:14pm replied:

I can't think of a time a Valve release has ever been a disappointment.

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RoyRoyMcBoii Dec 23 2013, 2:25am replied:

If it does suck we can only hope that with it there will be a much better engine that is comparable to that of the CryEngine or Frostbite in terms of performance and freedom.

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OJJ0874 Dec 9 2013, 9:26pm replied:


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Шill Dec 10 2013, 11:58am replied:

I was gonna say that! Concerned is better than Hercule Cubbage in my opinion. Gordon Frohman is just hilarious!

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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