Current Lambda Wars release version: Beta 2.3.6 (June 2014)

Lambda Wars (formerly called 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.

The Lambda Wars requires Alien Swarm to play (free).

For questions, comments, suggestions, and support for any of our past or upcoming betas, visit our forums.

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1 comment by Ennui on Jun 15th, 2014

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Hi folks! We're back with the latest update for Lambda Wars: Beta 2.3.6. This is a pretty minor release that mostly focuses on bug fixing, updating the internal version of Python and some other small improvements to game balance, sound and visuals. You can read the full changelog at the end of this post. This release does not have an incremental patch, so you'll have to download the full EXE or zip file below (approximately 1gb) to install.

Stay tuned though, because as you remember we were Greenlit early this year and we're still moving steadily towards our inaugural release on Steam later this year. More details on that soon!


Recruiting a Gameplay UI Designer!

We're still looking for a gameplay UI designer to help us rebuild the interface (menus/lobby first and eventually the ingame interface) in HTML5 via Chromium Embedded Framework. If you're a visual designer adept with CSS and JS and have a knack for UI/UX get in touch via our recruitment forum.

Lambda Wars 2.3.6 Changelog
Improvements and Balance:
* Reduced Strider's Dark energy cannon damage radius from 200 to 100
* Reduced Strider's Dark energy cannon cooldown from 30 to 20 seconds
* Reduced black and regular headcrabs HP to 80
* Reduced fast headcrabs HP to 60
* Unit selection interface: control + left click unit type in hud unit selection will filter selection on that type, while control + right will do the inverse.

Visuals:
* Add combine victory and defeat effects

Maps:
* UPDATED: hlw_base4 (flora)
* UPDATED: hlw_meltdown (flora, various)
* UPDATED: hlw_slums (flora)
* UPDATED: hlw_synth (various)
* UPDATED: hlw_village (flora, various)
* UPDATED: hlw_waste (flora, various)
* UPDATED: or_base4 (flora)
* UPDATED: or_hill (flora)
* UPDATED: or_washedaway (flora)

CPU Player:
* Rebel CPU Player now collects scrap

Overrun:
* Improve cleanup of stuck enemies
* Headcrab cannisters are no longer launched between waves
* Scaled down bounding box of Headcrab Poison boss to prevent navigation issues on or_trapped

Fixed:
* Potentially broken buildings when the client requested a full game update due packet loss
* Combine Elite AR2 alt fire ability firing at wrong target due faulty aim code
* CPU player placing too many barracks, while not producing any units
* CPU player is now always ready in overrun
* Incorrect unit navigation when jumping off cliffs/edges (e.g. getting stuck)
* Headcrabs flying up to an unreachable location after being spawned from a killed zombie (in particular or_base4)
* Overrun game mode endless wave type not working
* Overrun game mode waves not progressing
* Strider's Dark energy cannon ability not taking resources
* Fix fog of war incorrectly revealed around control points in some cases due mismatch between server and client parameters
* Tooltips of units and abilities not disappearing on machines with a low framerate
* Upgrade energy fields of medic being shared with saboteur and scout, due which they can stay invisible forever
* Fortification of control point not removed after becoming neutral due a player being defeated
* When a zombie dies "chopped", it would potentially not be removed and become invisible and not solid

Misc:
* Add name and description for "Ungarrison All" Ability
* Updated Python from 2.7.6 to Python 3.4.1
* Updated spanish translation, thanks to JLMCYT

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Lambda Wars 2.3.6 FULL EXE

Lambda Wars 2.3.6 FULL EXE

Jun 9, 2014 Full Version 13 comments

Install Instructions: 1. Run the Installer and follow the instructions. 2. Restart steam. 3. "Lambda Wars" should now appear in your games list. If you...

Lambda Wars 2.3.6 FULL 7z

Lambda Wars 2.3.6 FULL 7z

Jun 9, 2014 Full Version 2 comments

Install Instructions: 1. Extract contents into your sourcemods folder (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods). 2. Restart...

Lambda Wars 2.3.5 7z PATCH

Lambda Wars 2.3.5 7z PATCH

May 10, 2014 Patch 4 comments

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Lambda Wars 2.3.5 FULL EXE

Lambda Wars 2.3.5 FULL EXE

May 10, 2014 Full Version 7 comments

Install Instructions: 1. Run the Installer and follow the instructions. 2. Restart steam. 3. "Lambda Wars" should now appear in your games list. If you...

Lambda Wars 2.3.5 FULL 7z

Lambda Wars 2.3.5 FULL 7z

May 10, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Install Instructions: 1. Extract contents into your sourcemods folder (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods). 2. Restart...

Lambda Wars 2.3.4 FULL 7z

Lambda Wars 2.3.4 FULL 7z

Feb 23, 2014 Full Version 1 comment

Install Instructions: 1. Extract contents into your sourcemods folder (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods). 2. Restart...

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juxiaoyin
juxiaoyin May 26 2014, 4:17am says:

How to change the resolution?like 1366*768?

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Guest
Guest May 25 2014, 7:14pm says:

I installed the game and i have alien swarm but everything has a green tint?

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Sander
Sander May 26 2014, 2:16pm replied:

Can you provide some more information, like the video card you use and the settings you play on?

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Guest
Guest May 17 2014, 7:52am says:

What would I like to see implemented?
Well, as one who plays offline would know, bots tend to play really aggressively, sending out hordes of troops pretty early on towards you. But what if you wanted to have the bots play defensively?

What I'm suggesting is there's an option to change whether bots would play aggressively (Pretty much like they do normally) or defensively (Most of their troops would stay at their base, manning turrets or building more structures. Whenever they send out multiple troops to attack a control point or attempt to assault your base, they're in way smaller numbers)

This way, beginners to Lambda Wars, and maybe even RTS games in general, can have a better chance at victory. Almost all beginners fail to emerge victorious because the bots always send out large hordes of troops very early on, and since the beginners are still attempting to get used to the controls and are simply trying to figure out how the game really works, they always just fail.

Lambda Wars is amazing so far, by the way. I'm having a lot of fun with it (Even if I do constantly get overrun by the bot hordes.. sigh..)

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ceu160193
ceu160193 May 15 2014, 3:09pm says:

What about allowing engineers/stalkers to capture enemy buildings?

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themesmith
themesmith May 14 2014, 11:20pm says:

Can you play if you have ep2, but not aswarm installed? I have no internet on my pc to install aswarm

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ProgSys
ProgSys May 15 2014, 3:37am replied:

Alien Swarm is required to play Lambda Wars, because the mod uses Alien Swarm as a base to expand on.

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themesmith
themesmith May 16 2014, 12:41am replied:

Drat

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Morehouse928
Morehouse928 May 26 2014, 11:36pm replied:

Alien Swarm is free man.

+2 votes     reply to comment
ceu160193
ceu160193 May 13 2014, 12:12am says:

Would like to see Combine Tower building - doesn't offer extra defense, but greatly increases attack and vision range.

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