The Darkness is a mod designed to put the players into a much more difficult position than that of the original Alien Swarm, by removing a lot of lighting, as well as adding support for 8 player cooperative games, both Online and Offline with bot support. Aliens burn in the light from flares, medpacks and buff mines, ala Pitch Black (Riddick), and of course the Bloodhound transport lights also have the same effect. The end goal is create a seperate version of Alien Swarm for the Riddick's among us. Enjoy! Development is in progress, and a working BETA is available.

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1 comment by ElementAlien on Sep 23rd, 2010


After a whole lot of work, may I present for download Swarm Tactics 0.5 which includes The Darkness 0.5.

No longer is it impossible for player vs player in alien swarm.

The rules are simple. You get 5 points each for player kills till the max is reached for the game mode.

TDM Max = 300 points to win for a team
Tactics Max = 200 points to win for a team

It can be changed to a different value by server or if cheats are set to on as well.
I plan to make it possible to change that later via the menu.

Swarm Tactics 0.5 includes:
Team Deathmatch
Swarm Tactics 2v2v2v2

The Darkness 0.5 includes
Darkness Team Deathmatch
Darkness Tactics 2v2v2v2
Darkness Coop.

3 maps + 2 of my own vmf type maps for you to play with. Those two arent quite finished yet.

Note that you need to select the gamemode within the actual lobby itself, after you select the correct campaign for the gamemode you want.

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Swarm Tactics 0.5 Zip Download:

Swarm Tactics 0.5 Zip Download:

Sep 23, 2010 Other 0 comments

Swarm Tactics 0.5 Zip Download: The readme file can be found in the downloads section.

Swarm Tactics 0.5 7z Download

Swarm Tactics 0.5 7z Download

Sep 23, 2010 Other 0 comments

Swarm Tactics 0.5 7z Download: The readme file is also available for download in the Downloads section.

Swarm Tactics 0.5 Readme

Swarm Tactics 0.5 Readme

Sep 23, 2010 Tutorials 2 comments

SwarmTactics 0.5 readme (also includes The Darkness 0.5 in this version)

The Darkness Beta 0.35

The Darkness Beta 0.35

Aug 30, 2010 Other 2 comments

The Darkness Beta 0.35 Installation Media Download this Self Extracting Archive to Install.

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OmeG
OmeG Sep 7 2010, 2:43pm says:

I would have to agree, no marines would knowingly go into a dark mission without flashlights. A way to remedy that, would be to have the lights go out from certain triggers when maybe the tech marine does something wrong or someone shoots a barrel that knocks out the power etc etc... even in "Aliens" the flashlight is standard, you could have the flashlight that's unlocked on later lvls light up more of the map while a standard light has a small range/radius. Just some helpful thoughts. Game looks scary good!

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[OB]ZombieTerminator
[OB]ZombieTerminator Sep 6 2010, 6:45am says:

Put some flashlight in the starting points so that we can use flashlights to make the game so thrill...

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flameknight7
flameknight7 Sep 3 2010, 4:13pm says:

its just to dark to play in my opinion.

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jawa128
jawa128 Sep 24 2010, 8:45am replied:

*too dark

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ElementAlien
ElementAlien Sep 4 2010, 1:17am replied:

thats the idea :)

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Me.hungry
Me.hungry Sep 4 2010, 8:15pm replied:

Need zip file...

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