Howdo,
Welcome to the Salamanders mod for Soulstorm, which adds a new race, the Salamanders chapter of the Space Marines to your game of Soulstorm.

To install, put the Salamanders folder and the .module file into your Soulstorm root directory, then from the title screen go to Game Manager and select the Salamanders Mod. You will also need Jones' fantastic Objective Points mod to enable the custom Salamanders LP, and you can get this from the first post of this thread:
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The Salamanders are a chapter who come from the planet Nocturne, which has very high gravity and because of this the Salamanders are bigger and stronger than other marines, albeit a bit slower to react to things. Also, they have difficulty with using aerial equipment owing to the difficulties of training in such an environment. Further, owing to the radiation then they have mutated to have black skin and burning red eyes.

Followers of the Promethean Cult they believe in self dependence, so have trained in the art of manufacture and tend to field higher numbers of custom weapons, armour and as skilled blacksmiths, they have a lot of hammers. The cult values fire and so too do the Salamanders, who favour flamer and melta weaponery.

This mod is not strictly codex, what with them not having one, but is my interpretation of the chapter so I know there are fluff deviations in place.

A bit of background on this mod, if I may indulge you. This mod is my project, started by me on my own and with limited alpha testing to some of my DoW friends and buddies. I had to learn how to do a hell of a lot of new stuff and all the new textures, 2d Art and AE code is mine and the Salamander AI is heavily mine and at one point I was even audio editing! Basically, it started and ends with me. That said, the aforementioned DoW friends have been great with new LP's and unit donations to really make this mod something special. In terms of content completion, this is pretty much 100% done, all that is really outstanding are the custom voices which Thud is working on and then my friends, we are gold.

So, if all that is outstanding are the voices, then why release without? Essentially the voices will not be done for some time, and real life issues are going to stop me modding for quite some time (if not permanently) so as I have no idea when it will be completely finished, I thought I'd let you play!

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0 comments by fuggles2k on Jun 12th, 2013

The Salamanders have arrived in Soulstorm! The Salamanders are a chapter of Space Marines devoted to giant lizards, hammers and fire. Coming from a high gravity, high radiation homeworld they do not have much in the way of air support, but their marines are bigger than the other chapters and have black skin and red eyes, alongside a librarian dedicated to the Promethean Cult and is just as likely to set himself on fire as the enemy!

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Burn the alien, the mutant and the psyker in this modification for Soulstorm which adds the Salamander Space Marine chapter as a playable faction in Skirmish mode.

Salamanders Mod for Soulstorm

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Beta release of the Salamanders modification for Soulstorm

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Felours
Felours May 12 2015, 3:41am says:

If that was easy to install it, i would play it

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raidose
raidose Feb 16 2015, 12:58pm says:

Anyone got any useful tips for countering the Tau with this mod? Fire Warriors seem to eat my very-very-slow Tacs alive before they can even fire back, and Assault Marines got shot out of the air.

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jONES1979
jONES1979 Feb 24 2015, 3:04am replied:

Do you mean fighting vs AI or vs Human?

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raidose
raidose Jan 18 2015, 3:50pm says:

Hey, I gotta ask something about the Salamander mod. Can, uhh, can anyone actually confirm that Sal Tacs are indeed Heavy Infantry? I know they have more hp than normal tacs, but they really seem to lose it much faster. Example, had a squad of Sluggerboyz range attack at me (kinda weird, but I'm new to SS so idk if that AI behavior is normal) in two separate games. One was Normy marines, other was Sals. The Bland Marines did what you'd expect and kinda just laughed at the dmg for like a good 6 seconds, one model went to yellow health. So, yeah, not a threat really. The Sals actually lost two models in the span of what I counted to be like 8 seconds. Not exactly a valid test, I know, but I swear to God-Emperor they die like 10x faster than Blood Ravens. Each shot they take cuts out a huge chunk of hp. Entire squads drop left and right where normal marines would just lose a few members, making them mostly unplayable due to the cost and squad cap of Marines, with the survival rate of Guardsmen. So, does anyone know for sure if they count as Heavy Inf? The info tab doesn't say. Is there a file I can look at in the mod to check for sure? Please help, Salamanders are my favorite chapter and this mod looks so good.

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jONES1979
jONES1979 Jan 19 2015, 4:57am replied:

I will investigate if not forget.

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raidose
raidose Jan 19 2015, 10:55pm replied:

I really appreciate it. Cause ya, I've lost 2 whole squads in the span of like 3 seconds to a single squad of Chaos Marines with Heavy Bolters. I know HB can murder you, but DAMN. I'm terrified to see what Tau would do <:(

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jONES1979
jONES1979 Jan 20 2015, 10:45am replied:

I've checked it:
Everything looks good. They are the same tp_infantry_heavy_med and also have increased basic HP (450 vs 390 of vanilla SM tactical)

Both health research's bonuses are absolutely the same: x1.12 multiplier each

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raidose
raidose Jan 21 2015, 5:57pm replied:

Wow. Then I really don't understand. Does this mod increase the damage done globally? I know it does more than just adding a faction, the AI acts completely different between this mod and vanilla SS. :/ I keep trying new strats, but I just keep getting absolutely slaughtered by the AI with orks no less. Anyway, thanks for looking into that.

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Oaks
Oaks Aug 17 2014, 8:22am says:

The only thing I mind about this fantastic mod is that the units are pretty often shouting over each other.
If it would be possible to tone down them little bit and decrease the rate and priority of unit quotes.
But othwerwise hearing the "Fire the fire!" is the greatest and most baddass thing I ever heard. xd
Amazing Chapter and mod.

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cybrswami6
cybrswami6 May 30 2014, 4:47am says:

awesome mod. very impressive. would you be against someone changing it slightly so it so it can work with ultimate apocalypse?

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mikeloeven
mikeloeven Jun 16 2014, 8:08pm replied:

+1 I think all race mods should be AE compatible XD

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cybrswami6
cybrswami6 Jun 25 2014, 7:42am replied:

Fuggles2k would you be willing to give permission for me to muck around and see if I can get it UA compatible?

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jONES1979
jONES1979 Aug 21 2014, 1:17pm replied:

You can do the new (own) mod, which will require both this mod and UA mod as references.

In this case, you even no need to have any permission (because in this case you are not copying/cloning/stealing/modifying anything from original mods).

That is a generic concept of making DOW mods, given to us be the Relics themselves.

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cybrswami6
cybrswami6 Dec 26 2014, 10:40pm replied:

hi jones1979, that is a cool idea. I am working through doing salamanders like you have suggested. I have re-worked two other mods in this way as well. can i contact you to find out how to release them to the community?

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