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I'm not sure what you mean with "village, zombie takeover, and combine station levels". If you mean the maps in the addon section: they only work with release 0.5. The current releases (1.0 and higher) basically have nothing to do with version 0.5.
Skirmish provides three game modes:
Sandbox: No objectives, just spawn units using the provided tools.
Annihilation: Start with a base building, produce units and kill your (cpu) opponent.
Overrun: Start with base building and defend against waves of antlions.
In the Annihilation gamemode you can only play with "Antlions". In the Overrun gamemode only with "Combine".
In the next release this will be changed to "Rebels" and "Combine" in the main game modes.
The next version will have rebels vs combine (including a lot of base building).
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Good point, right now you won't be able to see the enemy. But this could be improved of course (if needed).
It's a bug in version 1.0.3, so you likely didn't installed 1.0.4 correctly.
In sandbox there is already an option to directly control an unit (in thirdperson). After taking control you can go into first person using the console commands (firstperson).
It's certainly possible to do ( Youtube.com ), however I think we lack time and (active) team members to integrate this into the mod in a nice way.
As long as it's static/part of the world: yes. It uses the navigation mesh to determine if it can climb up and the navigation mesh doesn't cares about whether it's a prop or a brush.
And if the navigation mesh generation fails for such a prop/fence you could still manual edit the navigation mesh.
It means one of your cache files is corrupt or not fully downloaded (not a mod problem). The file in particular is "Half-Life 2: Episode Two English.gcf" (you can find it in your steamapps folder).
One thing you could do is try to start Episode two. In case it's not downloaded fully yet, it will do now.
If that not helps delete the file. It should download a fresh copy of the file.
You simply need a Source Engine game that includes mod support to run this mod. The mod does not do a hard check on whether you have Episode two or not. However we used content from Episode two (antlion worker model, forest assets), so you will see missing content.
The wiki is getting a bit outdated, it doesn't contains overrun info.
However it is similar to normal hl2wars maps:
The only difference for Overrun is that the map is now prefixed with or_ and you place "overrun_wave_spawnpoint" entities to indicate the spawn positions for enemies.
You might also want to look how alien swarm maps are constructed (in terms of the top down view).
If it returns to the gamelobby after exactly 63 seconds, then it means the game timed out because it thinks there are no players. In that case it probably failed to retrieve your steamid. I made a fix that uses as fallback the player name, instead of the steamid:
Extract the contents into your sourcemods folder and overwrite the existing file.
Do you get that error before the game starts in the first place or do you get it during loading the game (when you see the mod's menu background)?
In the first case it has nothing to do with the mod.
It would also help if you specify the exact error message.
Hold the left mouse button while placing the turret, and then drag in the direction you want.
Give some more detail then. You only say that you can't play it for more than 60 seconds.
Should be solved in 1.0.4.
No, you can't. Just teasing a bit with the preview picture :)
We do have a build on the alien swarm engine, which can mount left 4 dead. But it can't mount the old hl2 content, so it needs to extract the content which is very time consuming. On top of that some changes in that engine introduce other problems
Use Desura in case you want incremental updates.
Of course not.
That's one bug, not multiple. And it's not happening in the dev version of the mod, so I have no idea yet why it's happening.
Well, we have hardly beta testers. And without useful bug reports, there will be bugs.
Still, I wonder to which bugs you refer.
That ability already exists in the sandbox gamemode. There is a big button in the right top corner called "Control unit".
No worries. The rebels are coming back in version 1.1.
That bug will be fixed in the next release. It should work correctly if you try to play online.
You can also download the fix from:
Extract into your hl2wars folder and overwrite existing files.
Fixed it. Wasn't supposed to happen, but simply didn't noticed it.
Feel free to make some suggestions for new ones?
1.02 is a FULL release. You don't need to install the other releases.