Exterminatus : Destruction of all life on a world by the Imperium of man.

Setting
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.

Status
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.

Gameplay
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.

Features

  • Two teams, with their own distinct appearance and game play styles
  • Three tiers of player classes, achieve success to unlock superior classes
  • Twelve playable classes, each with their own unique sounds, weapons and abilities
  • Mission and Objective based game play, with progressive spawn waves

Getting Together
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.

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Firstly, apologies for the long delay since the last update , but IRL i've been really busy with serious and unavoidable responsibilities.

There has been many requests from players for an app to make EX self update, to help them keep up with the mod's frequent releases and we'd all like to see more players on the EX servers. The obvious way to do both of these would be to get EX on the Steam store, since we're all using Steam to run EX anyway. Some players have asked why I haven't put EX on Steam Greenlight (an addition to the Steam store that lets Steam's customers vote on which games they want to see in the Store).

Way back in the day, when the Ultramarine movie and Spacemarine game were still in development and Greenlight didn't exist yet. I went through the manual process to try and get EX on the Steam store as a free mod. I was upfront with Valve about using Games Workshop (GW)'s Intellectual Property (IP) and even linked them to GW's terms of use (which were very strict at the time). EX was refused inclusion in the store with the phrase "Steam is not fit for distribution".

Anyway, the wheel has turned. Valve has automated their submission process with Greenlight and GW is taking a more relaxed position with their IP. So, it's time to try again.

EX Greenlight

In order to give us the best chance of being accepted this time there are a few things I think we should be doing to prepare:

  1. Port the EX code to the latest Source 2013 Beta_test code base in readiness of it's eventual public release. This is fiddly and time consuming, with no visible results, but it does protect EX from suddenly stopping working when Valve switch over the live Source SDK version.
  2. Create a new Offline Tutorial map to introduce new players to EX.
  3. Continue to improve the lighting and detailing of the maps, to make them bolder and more polished.
  4. Create a Venom Cannon war-gear set for the tyranid warrior priced in the 75pt category.
  5. Create a Dual-wielded Devourers war-gear set for the Carnifex to be priced the same as the Screamer Killer.
  6. Give marines points for killing barbed strangler projectiles.
  7. Create a Vox menu that doesn't block gameplay.
  8. Seek GW's permission to put EX on Steam Greenlight as a free mod.

If we can get EX on Steam we can reach a lot more players. Maybe even enough players to keep the servers populated around the clock, so you can just drop in and play a round, without having to schedule play times. More players will likely attract more contributors who can help make the mod even better or even add those other races we all want to see in EX. Plus of course we would have the benefits of updating via Steam, rather than having to re-install and patch all the time.

This process is not without some risk. GW and Valve are making money from the paid for games using the 40k IP and Steam Store, they may see EX as competition for those paid games. That could cause EX to be rejected by them or at worst Cease and Desisted (as other 40k mods have been in the past). I've been straight with everyone, played by the rules, so i'm willing to gamble the last twelve years work on EX with this move. It's in the players interest to make it easier to play EX, it's in Valve's interest to have another game using their Source Engine and it's in GW's interest to have fans like us creating content for 40k.

Exterminatus Beta 8.38 - Coming Soon!

Exterminatus Beta 8.38 - Coming Soon!

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A summary of the changes to Exteminatus - Rival Species 2 since since it's last beta (version 8.21). Dreadnaughts, Devourers and Barbed Stranglers headline...

Dreadnaught! - New Beta Released

Dreadnaught! - New Beta Released

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Exterminatus Beta 8.38 adds a new Dreadnaught player class to the stable Beta version. 8.38 also adds two completely new weapons to the Tyranid arsenal...

40k Source Beta 8.21 Released

40k Source Beta 8.21 Released

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Exterminatus Beta 8.21 massively improves on the Lictor cloaking effect used in the version we released in January, adds a whole new map and inclues a...

Blood Ravens Beta 8.10 Release

Blood Ravens Beta 8.10 Release

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Beta 8.10 introduces a new hivefleet to Exterminatus, Leviathan, replacing the old hivefleet and Blood Ravens replacing the Ultramarines as the default...

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.47 Installer

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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.47 (Zip)

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.47 (Zip)

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This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.46 to alpha 8.47 , featuring a new map from EX regular DontAsk4470, a batch of new sounds...

Exterminatus Beta 8.38 Installer

Exterminatus Beta 8.38 Installer

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Exterminatus Beta 8.38 (Zip)

Exterminatus Beta 8.38 (Zip)

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This zip archive includes all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids. Twelve distinct classes, each...

Exterminatus Beta 8.21 Installer

Exterminatus Beta 8.21 Installer

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This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Beta 8.21 (Zip)

Exterminatus Beta 8.21 (Zip)

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maikal123
maikal123

Does anyone still playing this game?

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KerianH
KerianH

So, honest question regarding Exterminatus if it happens to get Greenlit onto Steam: Would it be possible for you and your team to attempt to try and make a potential singleplayer campaign mode once you have all the multiplayer maps set up and all the lighting and detailing finished, or will you continue approaching this as a multiplayer-only mod?

Beyond that question I just want to congratulate you for taking the next step and with the success with this mod, it's come a long way since I first gave it a look a few years ago. With the way that Games Workshop is approaching their new licensing this is probably the best time in the world to approach making an indie Warhammer themed game, so hopefully there's a good chance that you'll be successful. Regardless I wish you luck, here's hoping it gets greenlit!

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

For any single player or co-operative gameplay EX would need custom AI coding. I have not had much success at coding or modding AI for the Source engine, so sticking with PvP is the most productive and fun way for me to develop EX.

We'll see how things go after the next Beta. Never say never!

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Mine_Turtle
Mine_Turtle

Hey i downloaded it yet it doesn't load for me i click it and get a
"Can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf"

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

Have you played any Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer mods previously?

Try running the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer from the tools menu, that might resolve your problem.

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Raibert
Raibert

1,921 watchers... Is anyone play it ?

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maikal123
maikal123

Me :|

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Cortell
Cortell

Please if someone can say me how to add servers o something like that, I dont have any, my servers list is empty

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

In case of master server list failure there is a list of servers maintained on the steam community group page (link in the mod summary at the top)

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Guest
Guest

Why 8.36 server is the only and empty now?

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

We're in a transition period between alpha testing a new beta. The beta release candidate uses the same folder as the old beta did and so has to replace it on my server.

I'm sure thing will pick up after we publicise the new Beta, when it's finally ready.

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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

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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…

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