This mod is set in Games Workshop's, great Warhammer 40,000 ( 40k ) universe, as seen in Dawn of War and our previous mod WH40K : Rival Species.
The 40k universe is set in the year 40,000 by which time mankind has colonized millions of worlds thought the galaxy by interstellar warp travel. Humanity is ruled by a vast, uncaring, priesthood/bureaucracy on Earth in the name of an all powerful God/Emperor. A galaxy of insidious alien races have threatened and fought the Imperium since its earliest days in innumerable wars and battles.
Developers of this mod have deliberately chosen to include only the Imperium and Tyranid races out of the many that exist in the 40k universe in order to focus on the quality and polished that the mod would not have otherwise. Please do not ask about the other 40k races.
Exterminatus is feature complete and the game is fully playable. A public Beta is available for anyone that wants to try it. New Beta versions will be announced here, but there are also fortnightly public Alpha builds which being incomplete, unbalanced and often unstable aren't really worthy of news on ModDB, but are detailed at 40ksource.com.
Each map sees teams of Marine and Tyranid players competing in a series of mission objectives, culminating in a battle to decide the fate of the planet. This mod is purely multi-player, there is no co-op mode or player bots available.
Players that do well for their team are rewarded with the option to use more powerful player classes including special and heavy weapons marines, terminators, the tank like Carnifex and terrifying Lictor.
Regular scheduled games are being hosted on a number of dedicated servers several times each week usually mid-week and weekends at between 7 and 8PM GMT. Please check our steam community page for upcoming scheduled games and servers addresses.
After the release of the last Exterminatus Beta version in February I launched a plan aiming to get EX on to Steam through the Greenlight system. A week later Valve released an update, making the February's beta unplayable without all players and servers downgrading to the "previous version" and breaking the server browser. Alpha 8.40, released that same week making EX compatible with the latest Source 2013 version once more.
Since then I have been working on the plan, thinking that 10 Alphas would be enough to get EX into a state ready to Beta and proposed to GW for Greenlighting. I don't think we're quite there yet, but I need to roll up all the changes over the last 10 releases (the patches are getting crazy large). So there is no patch file this week, but a full install 7zip package (EX is now too massive to ZIP).
Install the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer
Install the latest Exterminatus Alpha
Progress on the Greenlight plan
As you can see by the goals I set out back in May we're looking pretty good. However i am very uncomfortable with the idea of presenting EX to GW with a broken server browser and Steam Overlay not working, both of which cropped up since the plan was decided on and both of which seem to be out of my control.
Here is a detailed round up of all the changes since Beta 8.38:
I will be carrying on with the map improvements and extending the tutorial level. I might have to look at more actively hounding Valve for a fix to the server browser and overlay problems as they really worry me. Does anyone know if GW has an active Twitter account or Facebook page? Would that even be a good approach to seek permission?
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10
Incredible mod I havent played it yet but im sure its good nice and warmy for the winter nights of 2010/2011
Nov 29 2010 by MatejFilaković
Lowest Rated (9 agree) 1/10
Decent mod, but an unhelpful community who only open their mouths to troll and talk shit like it's a competitive shooter. Makes MOBAs and Youtube comment sections look civil. Avoid. I simply asked how to get ammo for the Termies stormbolter and was told "to quit acting like it's CoD", whatever that was supposed to mean. I proceeded to ask again whether I was supposed to just let myself die or if there was an ammo point or something, and didn't get an answer. Then a match later, as I was lost on…
Nov 24 2013 by SnakeTheFox