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:

Four infantry classes

  • Prepare a surprise attack as the scout or take the enemy head-on as the rifleman. Drive back enemy tanks as the grenadier or support your team as the engineer. With four different infantry classes, each with customizable skills, you can create the perfect class to fit your playing style.

Squad-Based Teamwork

  • Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opponents with superior tactics. Squad leaders can not only direct their respective members, but also use special squad powers such as reviving dead squad members or calling down an artillery strike on the enemy.

Vehicle Combat

  • Whether you're ferrying troops around the battlefield with the Armored Personnel Carrier or reigning fire upon your foes with the Artillery tank, Empires features a variety of vehicular combat. Choose from six different vehicle types, including three levels of tanks, and customize your weapons, armor, and engines.

Real-Time Strategy Commander

  • For those more inclined to RTS gameplay, you can play as the commander. Place buildings, build defensive turrets, construct vehicles, and conduct research on your way to leading your team to victory.

With 15 official maps and dozens more community-created ones, no two matches are ever the same. Empires brings FPS/RTS gameplay to a whole new level. Join up today and see what you've been missing.

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Empires 2.6.2 Changelog:

Fixed

  • Fixed NF Medium left ML occasionally hitting the chassis
  • Fixed emp_tutorial for new players

Script Changes

Vehicle Weapons

  • DU MG

    • Falloffbase 0.6 -> 0.8
    • MinimalDamage 3 -> 4
  • DU HMG
    • Falloffbase 0.6 -> 0.8
    • MinimalDamage 4 -> 6
  • Std ML

    • Cost 50 -> 30
    • Total Ammo Clips 5 -> 6
  • SHML

    • Description "A missile launcher that fires four missiles at once which home in on the locked on target." -> "A missile launcher that fires a salvo of missiles at once which home in on the locked on target." //description given when selecting weapons
  • FML

    • Total Ammo Clips 5 -> 6
  • GML Added

    • Name -> Guided ML
    • Description -> "A missile launcher which fires a missile that follows the crosshairs after launch."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 40
    • Research -> "Guided Missiles"
    • Damage -> 40
    • Speed -> 1800
    • Heat -> 6
    • Weight -> 40
    • Cycle Time -> 1.2
    • Clip Size -> 4
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 6
    • Reload Time -> 3
    • Projectile Spread -> 1.5
    • Heat To Target -> 0.1
    • Explosion Radius -> 100
    • Explosion Force -> 50
    • Guided Missile -> 1
    • Missile Range -> 5000
    • Turning Ability -> 6
  • PML Added

    • Name -> Plasma ML
    • Description -> "A fast and accurate dumb fire missile launcher able to transfer a large amount of heat into the target and put it into an overheated shutdown."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 40
    • Research -> "Plasma Missile Projectile"
    • Damage -> 40
    • Speed -> 2400
    • Heat -> 6
    • Weight -> 40
    • Cycle Time -> 0.9
    • Clip Size -> 4
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 6
    • Reload Time -> 3
    • Projectile Spread -> 0.5
    • Heat To Target -> 6
    • Explosion Radius -> 300
    • Explosion Force -> 100
  • Mk 1 Auto CN Added

    • Name -> Mk 1 Auto Cannon
    • Description -> "This small cannon fires quickly, but utilizes clips that must be reloaded."
    • Size -> 1
    • Cost -> 60
    • Research -> "Auto Cannon"
    • Damage -> 60
    • Speed -> 3900
    • Heat -> 4
    • Weight -> 60
    • Cycle Time -> 0.5
    • Clip Size -> 16
    • Total Ammo Clips -> 4
    • Reload Time -> 4
    • Projectile Spread -> 0.015
    • Heat To Target -> 1
    • Explosion Radius -> 150
    • Explosion Force -> 100

Vehicle Armor

  • Absorbant Armor

    • InfantryMineResist 0 -> 0.65
    • InfantryMissileResist 0 -> 0.80
    • InfantryMortarResist 0 -> 0.80
  • Brittle Armor
    • InfantryMineResist 0 -> -1
    • InfantryStickyResist 0 -> -1
    • InfantryMissileResist 0 -> -0.35
    • InfantryMortarResist 0 -> -0.35

Vehicle Chassis

  • Heavy Tank (NF & BE)

    • Max Front Armor 6 -> 8
    • Max Rear Armor 6 -> 4

Vehicle Research

  • All times halved.

Infantry Weapons

  • behr //somewhat reverted accuracy nerf.

    • "StandingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.05"
    • "DuckingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.02"
  • nfar
    • "StandingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.05"
    • "DuckingSpreadModifier" 0.1->"0.02"
  • smg1 //people bitched about handling, doubletaps should be much more accurate now.
    • "StandingSpreadIncrement" 0.006->"0.004"
    • "DuckingSpreadIncrement" 0.006->"0.004"
    • "ProneSpreadIncrement" 0.004->"0.003"
  • hmg //improved accuracy but significantly increased falloff, should land hits easier but will do less damage, very lethal up close.
    • "StandingSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "DuckingSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "ProneSpread" 0.05->"0.035"
    • "Falloff" 900->"100"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Standing" 3.5->"2.5"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Crouching" 3.5->"2.5"
    • "StaminaPenalty_Prone" 3.5->"2.5"
  • BEpistol2
    • asslt reserve 14->28
    • rifle reserve 14->28
    • gren reserve 14->28
    • engi reserve 14->28
  • shotguns //slight accuracy buff, should help to kill assaults up close
    • spread(all) 0.08->0.06
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OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

OLD ARCHIVED VERSION: Empires v2.30 Client Full

Dec 15, 2010 Full Version 15 comments

NOTE: This is an archived version of Empires Mod. Download the latest version of Empires Mod on Steam! This will install the Empires v2.30 client. The...

Empires v2.30 Server Full

Empires v2.30 Server Full

Dec 10, 2010 Server 3 comments

This is a server installer for Empires v2.30. Please see the Empires Wiki page for installation instruction (wiki.empiresmod.com).

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Client Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Client Patch

Nov 23, 2010 Patch 7 comments

NOTE: This is an archived version of Empires Mod. Download the latest version of Empires Mod on Steam! Install this client patch after you have installed...

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.30 Server Patch

Nov 23, 2010 Server 0 comments

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Empires v2.29 Server Patch

Empires v2.29 Server Patch

Nov 8, 2010 Server 0 comments

This is a server patch for Empires v2.29. Please see the Empires Wiki page for installation instruction (wiki.empiresmod.com).

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.29 Client Patch

ARCHIVED: Empires v2.29 Client Patch

Nov 8, 2010 Patch 6 comments

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betozg
betozg Feb 1 2012, 11:38pm says:

dead? any server? ... it looks good!

+4 votes     reply to comment
complete_
complete_ Feb 4 2012, 4:31pm replied:

Nope! Definitely not dead.

+4 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Feb 6 2012, 2:08pm replied:

Unless you count the Viper server that shut down due to a lac of population. Only populated server is in the UK and ran by the person that has done the most damage to this mod.

-2 votes     reply to comment
complete_
complete_ Feb 7 2012, 10:21pm replied:

Viper did not shut down due to lack of population. They shut down due to 2-3 people poaching, and being generally unappreciative towards the server owners. And they are thinking of bringing it back until the next billing cycle comes.
Vizio, if all you're going to do is spread misinformation because you feel you've been wronged, then just stop. Leave your drama out of here, its extremely irritating to read.

+3 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Feb 8 2012, 1:49pm replied:

Complete, Are you really suggesting that a server that is fully populated would shut down due to 2-3 people ??? Are you that retarded ? There is only enough people to populate 1 server during peak times. 1-3 hrs a day. I am sure Viper owners are a little ****** with the shady tactics Epic pulled to steal population. PS. No viper = no US servers. So not just I was wronged but all US and Canadian players have been wronged.

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complete_
complete_ Feb 9 2012, 7:54pm replied:

I saw your post on the forums about how the Euro dev team is conspiring against Americans (even though one is Canadian). Please get help, and stop clogging up this comment box. No one cares about your vendetta.

+6 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Feb 9 2012, 10:43pm replied:

What I said was "it's n secret Trickster and other Devs don't like Americans" Nothing about conspiring. They openly admit their dislike for Americans. I also never said all devs. Their is a few I respect. "Empty, and Beerdude" I also have no vendetta.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Chakanram
Chakanram Jul 3 2012, 8:06am replied:

Its not uncommon to dislike Americans but that doesnt affect gameplay for NA players anyhow. Actualy, it is US server that is most populated.
But the point is - stop spamming mod's comment box with your nonsense, it doesnt related to mod anyhow.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Nice.C
Nice.C Dec 27 2011, 2:51pm says:

I keep getting "invalid steam ticket" and "buffer overload" I tried it today and it would let me go on for 10 secounds then say invalid steam ticket.
Cna some one help.

+1 vote     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Jan 1 2012, 6:50pm replied:

1. Log out of steam.
2. Close steam
3. Open task manager and make sure it is closed
4. Delete ClientRegistry.blob and userdata
5. restart your computer
6. start steam and log in.

If that fails go to steam settings then download + cloud. Pick a different download region.

+4 votes     reply to comment
complete_
complete_ Dec 27 2011, 4:36pm replied:

to fix the invalid steam ticket error, try deleting ClientRegistry.blob
if that doesnt work, try deleting your userdata folder in Steam/userdata (it seems to be a problem with most mods)

+4 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Dec 14 2011, 8:56pm says:

WOW...A few rounds that had 1 server populated....I must be wrong then. So 9 months of no updates and 1 some what populated server...That is isn't a dead mod ??? What is your definition of dead then ? So I guess the devs goal is to have a none updated game that has 1 half full server maybe twice a week. If that is the goal then great job. Sucks for us that play the game but what ever. I guess all the other mods like dods, gmod, and so on had it wrong with all of the updates and full servers. A half full server twice a week hmm...seems like a crappy goal but great idea Grantrithor

-2 votes     reply to comment
LordDz
LordDz Dec 1 2011, 1:53pm says:

Download it from steam, do NOT download it from this site.
You will get an old version if you download it from the site.

Good luck ingame, and read the manual! (Seriously, do it).

+6 votes     reply to comment
vizio.
vizio. Dec 1 2011, 2:26pm buried:

(buried)

Don't waist your time. This mod is almost dead. Only 1 serve populated and it rarely ever gets full.

-5 votes     reply to comment
LordDz
LordDz Dec 3 2011, 7:58am replied:

Nice logic.

+7 votes     reply to comment
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Empires mod is my favourite mod of all time. With a seamless combination of fps and rts, its definitly something that you should try out. It has always been highly rated, coming in the top 10 of moddb's mod of the year awards with the 2.0 release.

Since then there have been numerous additions and balances to make the gameplay refreshing while also updating the graphics.

Empires is a mod you should not pass up!

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