Lambda Wars (formerly Half-Life 2: Wars) brings the struggle between the human resistance and their Combine overlords to a multiplayer real-time strategy setting. The Lambda Wars beta only requires Alien Swarm installed to play. It features 3 multiplayer game modes: Sandbox, Annihilation and Overrun, showcasing the Rebels and Combine playable factions and a full-fledged RTS interface and HUD. There is also a singleplayer tutorial and a handful of singleplayer missions.
Install Instructions: 1. Extract contents into your sourcemods folder (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods). 2. Restart steam. 3. "Lambda Wars" should now appear in your games list. If you do not have "Alien Swarm" installed, it will ask you to download it upon launching the mod.
Lambda Wars 2.3.3 changes Improvements and Balance: * Reduced cover damage reduction from 60% to 50% * Changed population cost of Combine and Rebel Soldier (SMG/Ar2/shotgun) to 2 (excluding the Engineer) * Changed population cost of Vortigaunt from 1 to 3 * Changed population cost of Hunter from 2 to 3 Visuals: * Air unit selection circles are now projected on the ground * Added range indicators to Headcrab Canister Launcher, Barrel Trap, Regeneration Post and Rebel Scan ability Maps: * UPDATED: hlw_abandoned (added new neutral wood fence barricade) * UPDATED: hlw_village Fixed: * Unable to type text in Game Lobby chat * Control Points are sometimes incorrectly updated after an enemy captures it * Units not finding the correct path to a Rock Barricade. They would would go around the obstacle depending on which side the units are (hlw_abandoned) * Cached paths of the unit navigator were not cleared in some cases, causing incorrect navigation * Just spawned units at a building moving in a random direction when no rally point is set yet * Sometimes units keeps playing the fall animation * Ability cancel notification messages not being shown * Info box/tooltip of abilities incorrectly made visible after leaving unit direct control * Being able to select Combine Mines while they are carried by a Combine Claw Scanner * Explosive barrels from Rebels Barrel Trap visible in fog of war * "Release barrels" ability sometimes disabled, even though barrels are loaded Misc: * Updated Chromium Embedded Framework to branch 1750 (Chromium 33) * Updated JQWidgets to version 3.2.0