Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Empires features:

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It's time to fire Empires up again and jump back into the war of commander vs commander. Empires 2.2 is here! With this release, Empires has moved to the Orange Box engine. This update includes lots of fixes and some new features.

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It's time to fire Empires up again and jump back into the war of commander vs commander. Empires 2.2 is here! With this release, Empires has moved to the Orange Box engine. This update includes lots of fixes and some new features.

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Empires 2.2 Changelog:
Moved to the Source2007 engine, featuring many changes and a new particle system.
APC Spawn points must now be researched. This is located in Mechanical Engineering.
Commanders are locked for 60 seconds after the game starts. Once those 60 seconds are up, the commander may move as normal

Added: Skill points and kill/death counts are stored. If a player crashes and comes back he retains his points.
Added: Notification that a respawn or class change is necessary to acquire selected skills.
Added: Vehicle Handbrake
Added: Different Modifiers to spread and kick while in Iron sight mode
Added: Scriptable Weapon damage falloff
Added: New Camo skins for all playermodels
Added: Vehicle horns

Modified: APC spawn points are now Researchable
Modified: The number of players on a team is now visible on the Team Selection Menu
Modified: RShift, RCtrl, and RAlt are now treated separate from their left counterparts, and can be used in binds.
Modified: Commander Vehicles are now frozen for 60 seconds after commander vote.
Modified: Engines now have specific settings for Chassis type
Modified: BE Assault Rifle has been modified to have a 3-round burst, and has been re-christened the Brenodi Assault Carbine.
Modified: BE Pistol 2 has been modified to have a 3-round burst, and has been renamed to the Brenodi Machine Pistol
Modified: Vehicle Armor rebalanced
Modified: Various research cost changes
Modified: Heavy tank vehicle speed lowered
Modified: Nuke description and name changed to HIT Warhead
Modified: Lock-on sound has been changed to be less annoying.

Fixed: Commander and Infantry commands can now be bound to the space bar
Fixed: If a player dies by the bio effect, he no longer spawns instantly
Fixed: Crash relating to switching teams with the vehicle menu open and then building a vehicle
Fixed: Crosshair turning green when looking at engineer buildings
Fixed: Double animation for grenade throws
Fixed: Engineer Radar no longer spins while dead.
Fixed: Scout training has improved, and they no longer think that they can sabotage Walls, Engineer Radars, and Cameras. Silly Scouts....
Fixed: Scoreboard no longer shows spectators and unconnected people as dead
Fixed: Server no longer uses the Standing collision boxes for prone players
Fixed: You can now use Voice Chat with the Vehicle Customization Menu open.
Fixed: Nukes now give proper Heat To Target.
Fixed/Modified: Bio weapons work properly on regen effect / cancel out regen effect + damage
Fixed: If there were more than 32 players on a server players 33-46 could not be muted via scoreboard. Instead player 32 (?) was being muted all the time.
Fixed: You can exit vehicles on top of buildable brushes
Fixed: Involuntary squad switch related to F menu
Fixed: Priming a grenade while prone + standing up resulted in stuck animation
Fixed: Various description text typos and grammatical errors

Removed: The First mine no longer explodes after a Ninth mine has been dropped.

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Renorick
Renorick

sweet... i'm actually interested in playing the game again! it got old after awhile, nice job guys!

Hope to see aircraft soon!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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chewyiskickass
chewyiskickass

I'm really happy about this!

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BadgerDeluxe
BadgerDeluxe

Woohoo! Second coming of the Empires god!

Can't wait for the aircraft, as well!

AND DON'T GET RID OF THE SCOUT RIFLE!! (jk, I guess....) :*(

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing

Very good update!
I do hope for aircraft soon.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Ohhh cool... looking good... downloading....

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OuNin
OuNin

Don't bother. Get 2.12.

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OuNin
OuNin

Also, the trailer is recycled. That is not 2.2 footage.

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Juffe
Juffe

GR8 new version ! good work !

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FJS
FJS

Are u going to add Aircraft?? really?

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Greatdictator
Greatdictator

I seem to be haveing a problem i cant get into any server and the game crashes on me when i try what should i do ?

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petemyster
petemyster

go onto www.empiresmod.com, and go to the forums for help.

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Robok
Robok

SCHWEET! I was wondering when you guys were going to release next!

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Nokiaman Online
Nokiaman

Awesome.HDR effects from OB engine are great!

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Ter3
Ter3

DIS IS MA BEST BIRTHDAY EVAR!

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Servers still need to update to Version 2.2

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Mc_Intire
Mc_Intire

There are seven servers online currently, however refreshing takes a little longer so they don't pop up right away...

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Ghost-Sonic-Safais
Ghost-Sonic-Safais

Awsome!! Finally its here!!! Downloading as we speak :)
One of the best mods for the Source Engine !

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Mastix
Mastix

When are you implanting aircraft???

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BadgerDeluxe
BadgerDeluxe

You mean implementing? Implanting is probably referring to some sort of weird aircraft surgery.

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Ghost-Sonic-Safais
Ghost-Sonic-Safais

Have patience Mastix, implenting aircraft is extremly difficult and requires incredible amounts of coding other technical wonders (for the Source engine)

The levels must be much bigger and what not...

A new Hud is coming as well which looks fantastic

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Mastix
Mastix

I have patience, just wondered... =)
Actualy I thought that implanting ground vehicles is even more difficult than air...

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

maybe a steam release next?

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Mastix
Mastix

It's up to Valve if they want to release mods through Steam...

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Mikplayeur
Mikplayeur

sweet... i'm actually interested in playing the game again! it got old after awhile, nice job guys!

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-=/*-Hope to see aircraft soon!-*\=-
...-*\ \*-*-\-* \-..--**--..-/*-/-*-*//*-

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

+1000

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LaDoncella
LaDoncella

Removed: The First mine no longer explodes after a Ninth mine has been dropped.

Doesnt that screw the balance ? specially in maps like escort

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Lucífer
Lucífer

I think it may just mean that the mine will simply disappear instead of exploding.

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MCDT
MCDT

True. Ninemining was removed to stop ninjas and griefing.

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manhunt0r
manhunt0r

blablabla expected blablabla, got nothing.
oh well at least now we know that the new dev team is capable of coding. maybe i was wrong and emp isnt dead yet, maybe not. lets wait till the next version since this is a maintenance/transitional release only (though the balancing changes are quite controversial).

*hopes for the best and expects the usual*

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Zirty
Zirty

Lol manhunt0r go get an arty tank.

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LordDz
LordDz

Manhunt0r..
Ya gotta come online more!

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Good stuff!

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MrBojangl3s
MrBojangl3s

Good job Emp team, keep up the work! Will be a fan for life :)

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coolkid87
coolkid87

i wonder if they are going to need bigger maps for aircraft to feel believable.

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BadgerDeluxe
BadgerDeluxe

That's pretty much what they've said was the main obstacle in bringing aircraft into the game, and one of the reasons why we have yet to see it implemented.

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Bigglesworth
Bigglesworth

Empires is a Great mod, but still how does 5 headshots
not = death, arg

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InStars
InStars

Can I play it with HL2:ep1 only?

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MCDT
MCDT

Ya, you can. You only need to own some bought source-game.

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Amez
Amez

Release the carpet bombs men! Great job!

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General_Atrox
General_Atrox

Awesome! Another Hybrid game for me to enjoy :D

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raphael103
raphael103

OMG I wanna play it so bad but i don't have space enuf D:

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MaDsler
MaDsler

i played hour for hour day for day and week for week it is really great thumps up bitch!

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BcForCe
BcForCe

great mod i love it

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