The Tyranid Mod is an ongoing additional race modification for the original Dawn of War series, based on the Tyranid army from the Warhammer 40k tabletop game.

Tyranids are an intergalactic predator race which moves in hivefleets from world to world, devouring all living things and natural resources they can; leaving behind nothing but a barren rock, devoid even of atmosphere. Seemingly without individuals, Tyranids have a single hivemind that spans billions of their genetically-engineered combat organisms. Faceless and implacable, the Tyranid race is unrelenting and unstoppable. And their origins remain a complete mystery.

Although now already featured in Dawn of War 2, the Tyranid Mod Team is still hard at work trying to bring the Tyranids to Soulstorm (and if we can, Dark Crusade as well).

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Okay, so in our last news update (which I'll admit was a while ago, sorry guys), we had a bit long list of items we were working on.

Here's what's left, as of a couple of days ago:

Animation
1. Hive Tyrant:
- Re-animate
- Center synapse marker

OE
1. Unify weapon FX (only Tyrant missing)
2. Check and update for missing sounds

Code
1. Hollow's suggestions:
- Research time and cost changes (?)
- Carnifex roster redesign (?)

And we're currently testing a new version of 0.5b3. It's been a lot of work, particularly given that most of it has fallen to just one of our team members, but we're getting there.


0.5b2 FAQ:

So we seem to be getting the same three questions over and over from new people downloading 0.5b2. To save time, here they are in short form, with their relevant answers:

Why don't I have a builder?!
Click the button at the centre-top of the UI bar across the bottom.

Why does my build menu go away when I select a unit?! Why doesn't it come back when I de-select that unit?!
Because selecting a unit de-selects the hivefleet - exactly the same as when you click a unit that isn't your builder, you won't have your builder selected.

Why is the AI not doing anything?!
Have you installed the CPU player patch yet? It doesn't always fix the problem, but it does for some people. We think it should be entirely fixed in 0.5b3.


0.5b3: More Developing

0.5b3: More Developing

News 26 comments

The current development list for 0.5b3 and where we're up to.

More Tyraniduary...

More Tyraniduary...

News 12 comments

Keeping the Tyranid love rolling, here are some fun ways to expand your Tyranid play in Dawn of War

Tyraniduary!

Tyraniduary!

News 3 comments

New GW releases soon! Rumour time and NidMod talk!

A Word on Ownership

A Word on Ownership

News 67 comments

Because four pages of comments is too many and I'm sick of repeating myself

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Tyranid Mod v0.5b2 for Soulstorm

Tyranid Mod v0.5b2 for Soulstorm

Full Version 296 comments

Please be sure to update your Objective Points mod (see below) -- 0.5 beta 2: The second 0.5 series beta release for Soulstorm. If you have 0.5b1 installed...

Tyranid Mod v0.5b1 for Soulstorm

Tyranid Mod v0.5b1 for Soulstorm

Full Version 18 comments

0.5 beta 1: The first 0.5 series beta release for Soulstorm EDIT: Note that this has a bugfix you will need to perform to get the most out of 0.5b1

Tyranid Mod v0.45-SS

Tyranid Mod v0.45-SS

Full Version 44 comments

Latest Tyranid Mod release for Soulstorm - updated from the 0.45 Dark Crusade release. Includes new Soulstorm AI and flyer interaction update (no, that...

Tyranid Mod v0.45-DC Multiplay Fix

Tyranid Mod v0.45-DC Multiplay Fix

Patch 5 comments

This is a patch that fixes two bugs with the 0.45-DC release - the "Incompatible Game Active" multiplay bug, which prevents people from being able to...

Tyranid Mod v0.45-DC

Tyranid Mod v0.45-DC

Full Version 22 comments

Latest Tyranid Mod release for Dark Crusade. Includes graphical and gameplay updates - and no longer contains any non-Tyranid models.

Tyranid Mod v0.401

Patch 27 comments

Tyranids 401 Release -------------------- Bug fixes - The mod manager now works properly EVERY time. - The heroes mod now works properly with the tyranid...

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umm me and my friends keep getting sync error in multiplayer. any help?

extra info
-only game timer and annihilate ticked
-no AI/bots
-clean soulstorm installs with newest version of nids mod
-steam versions of the game
-only soulstorm installed (non of the others expansions or base game)
-we do still have access to all races though as we have the other games in steam library's

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zahaqiel Creator
zahaqiel

Known issue. Unfortunately you're gonna have to wait until the next release for a fix.

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sirquiff
sirquiff

I download it ... comes up with Tyranid_mod_0 then I click it ... Dow mod manager appears. Im clueless

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zahaqiel Creator
zahaqiel

You just jumped from downloading it to being in-game in two steps. I'm going to need more steps than that to be able to assist.

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sirquiff
sirquiff

That's what appears...but at the moment due to the fact I was annoyed and rushing I mixed up steps for this with another mod and now it selects Dow mod manager 1.3 whenever I get options to open this.

When I install stuff it only has an option to save, open or cancel

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zahaqiel Creator
zahaqiel

Still gonna need you to be clearer:
Are you having problems downloading the mod, or are you having problems installing the mod, or are you having problems activating the mod in Dawn of War?

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sirquiff
sirquiff

I now have the installer But it always goes to downloads after I click it

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sirquiff
sirquiff

Alright
I press download it downloads and when it finishes I have an option to either open, cancel or save When I was rushing I put open to try making it open using the mod manager (Because I was mixing things up)anyway I download and I usually save it the Ultimate apocalypse one appeared once and hasn't returned all the files where there and it would appear in the mod manager but when I open the mod by itself it would just appear to be the vanilla game.

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zahaqiel Creator
zahaqiel

I THINK the thing you're describing is the ModDB download issue people have been having for a while, because what you're describing doesn't sound like our mod installer.

Try downloading our installer from here:
Tyranids.gameapollo.com

When it finishes downloading, you should click "open" or "run" and then the mod will install (it should be pretty obvious when it does this - there'll be Tyranid images and a step-by-step install process). After the mod's installed, then try activating the mod from the Dawn of War mod manager.

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