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.

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


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DESCRIPTION
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This modification for Dawn of War adds the Tyranid race,
from the tabletop war-game Warhammer 40k from which Dawn
of War was based on, to the game. The Tyranids are an alien
race, threatening the imperium from the edge of the galaxy,
living only to feast upon the flesh of their foes. They are
a fearsome adversary, but an even better ally! That's why
our mod allows you fight with and for the great Tyranid race,
swarm the enemy with hundreds of hormagaunts, stamp on your
foes with the huge carnifex and devour your opponent from
within with the deadly lictor. We aim to show players of Dawn
of War what the fantastic Tyranids are and attempt to keep as
true to the feel of the race as possible.

Tyranids 0.45 Release
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+HOW DO I INSTALL IT?+

Simple run the installer! It should locate your DoW folder and
automatically install into the right place. This will
overwrite 0.4 or 0.401 if you have either of these versions
installed, however if you happen to still have 0.3 installed
for original Dawn of War or Winter Assault, it won't alter
that install.

+WHAT IF I'VE MODIFIED YOUR MOD?+

If you've modified anything in the /Tyranids/ mod folder or
subfolders, you will need to backup your alterations prior
to running the installer as it will delete the entire
directory before installing this version of the mod.

===IMPROVEMENTS===

We've added a lot to the mod since 0.401, aside from the code
changes, we now have a much larger array of unit models in game.
I'm pleased to say that we no longer have any place holders in
game, other than the Hive Tyrant which is now represented by
an oversized Warrior model.

Unfortunately not all of the models are completely animated and
many are missing fx and sounds, although I can assure you that
every unit has a walking animation, we didn't want any more
floating 'Nids!

Synapse is now represented graphically by a blue flashing ring
underneath the affected tyranid units.

===IN GAME THINGS TO KNOW!===

+WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS MOD+

This mod is intended as a halfway between 0.401 and 0.5.  It
features significant art upgrades; so much so that we're no
longer using any non-Tyranid placeholders.

There have been a reasonable amount of balance tweaks since
the last release as well.

Saying that, we really hope you enjoy it!

+HOW DO BUILD ZONES WORK?+

Most buildings don't care about build zones anymore.  The only
ones currently restricted by build zones are Reclamation Pools,
which you ought to place around your HQ or Spore Chimneys.

At Tier 4, the Capilliary Spire should allow you to place them
more freely.

+HOW DO I CAPTURE STRATEGIC POINTS?+

Unlike in previous releases, the majority of the smaller Tyranid
units are now capable of capturing Strategic Points.

The units that can now capture points are spinegaunts, termagaunts,
hormagaunts, genestealers, raveners, rippers, and warriors.

+WHAT ARE YOU USING AS BUILDER UNITS?+

Will of the Hives are the Tyranid builder units. They are a
little like the Eldar builder units.  These appear as floating
red glowing spheres.  These sometimes are a little tricky to
select, so you may need to click and drag on occasion to catch
one.

+WHICH UNITS ARE STEALTH DETECTORS?+

- Lictors r35+5+5+5 (increased ranged by research),
- Zoanthropes Toxic Miasma r4,
- Genestealers and Broodlord by T3 research r4
- Hive Tyrant Toxic Miasma T3 research r4
- Carnifex by Totic Miasma T3 research r4

- HQ Toxic Miasma r40
- Capillary Tower Toxic Miasma r40
- Spore Chimneys Toxic Miasma by T2 research r40

+HOW DOES THE TYRANID ECONOMY WORK?+

Capture Strategic Point and build Spore Chimneys/Listening Posts
(just like other races), you will also need to build lots of
Reclamation Pools as these produce higher levels of Requisition.

+HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM ON A PAR WITH OTHERS RACES RESOURCE OUTPUT?

As the Tyranids only have one resource, requisition, as a guide you
need to produce 180+ requisition, not the usual 100 or so.

+WHAT ARE THE SQUAD AND SUPPORT CAPS?+

The maximum squad capacity in-game is 30 and the
maximum support capacity is 20. To justify the increase
in squad cap from the usual 20 to 30, the Tyranids do
not have turrets or mines.

+HOW DO I INCREASE THE SQUAD OR SUPPORT CAPACITY?+
 
By simply building a Hive, the relevant cap will increase
by 5, look at the help tool tips. As a guide you should
build the following -
4 Hive Node/Troop/Brood Hives – increase squad cap by 5
1 Birthing Sacs/Elite/Warrior Hives – increase squad cap by 5
2 Spawning Chambers/Carnifex/Heavy Hives – increase support cap by 5
1 Mutation Lair – increase support cap by 5
1 Tunnel Warrens/Relic - increase support cap by 5

+HOW DO I DEFEND MY BASE?+

As the Tyranids you can only defend with your mobile forces,
your spawned units. Your base does NO damage to the enemy. However,
all your buildings produce an effect called Toxic Miasma.
This slows them down and it reduces the enemy’s accuracy.

+DO MY BUILDINGS HAVE SYNAPSE AURA?+

The HQ has Synapse. The Hive Mind would never
leave their young without the comfort of their “mother” being
present at the “birth”. Synapse provides “Iron Will” (auto
rallies your troops) and “Immune to Instant Death” (reduces
enemy damage) as per the codex.

+WHAT TYRANIDS HAVE SYNAPSE?+

The Hive Tyrant, Brood Lord, Warriors and Zoanthrope
all have the Synapse aura.

+WHAT DOES “WITHOUT NUMBER” MEAN?+

In the Hive Node (Troop Hives the Spinegaunts, Termagaunts,
Hormagaunts and Genestealers) at T3 (Tier 3, after
the second HQ upgrade) there is another set of 4
identical icons at the bottom of the unit selection
box. They have “without number” (WoN) in the top row of the
help tool tip. These units are produced at full strength,
for example, when spawning a 'without number' Genestealer unit,
instead of spawning at a squad size of 2, they will spawn as a full
squad of 12. Individually they are cheaper and spawn quicker than
units at T1 and T2. Use the “without number” upgrades when you have
plenty of resources.

+I’d like to give feedback about the mod or visit it’s creators.

You can visit our website at Tyranids.dowfiles.com
feel free to give comments on the mod, as long as they’re constructive!

===KNOWN ISSUES===

+THE BROODLORD IN THE MAIN MENU+

Yes, we're aware that the Broodlord in the background of the
main menu will display after playing any Dark Crusade race.
We don't know why this is, but we'll endeavour to fix it as
soon as we find out.

===DISCLAIMER===

This is to acknowledge that we take no personal responsibility for any
hardware damage or data corruption brought forth by the use or
installation of this DoW modification. As used, this modification works
"as is" and has been thoroughly tested and should not cause any major
problems. In the event, however, that something serious does occur, it
is up to the user(s) of their computer(s) to make appropriate backups
before any attempt is madeto install the following DoW modification.
Use at your own risk.

40K, GW, Games Workshop, Tyranids, Hive Fleet Behemoth, Hive Fleet Kraken,
Hive Fleet Leviathan, and any Tyranid unit names are all either ®,™ and/or
© Games Workshop Ltd. Used without permission.

Hive Fleet Moloch is the property of Marco Schulze
(http://www.hivefleetmoloch.de/), whom we all admire and adore (and kindly
gave us permission to use his fleet colours).

===SPECIAL THANKS===

Special thanks have to be given, because without these wonderbras, this
mod couldn't have been possible. In no particular order:

-The Entire Tyranid mod team. Working hard to strive for the impossible
-The Dawn of Skirmish ai team, for their fantastic ai and thudmeizer especially for his ai work
-Corsix, for his mod tools and game manager fix
-DoWFiles, for their hosting space
-The Relic Forums community for being fabulous
-Lord Azreal - Leading the mod for a while
-Gwalchavad - Coding
-J_Ray - Hormagaunt and Termagaunt models
-Davisbe, for his great temporary team pattern files!
-VenerableDread for his temporary reclamation pool team pattern file!
-Hollow for his translation work

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MachoSuave
MachoSuave Jul 4 2008, 7:06am says:

Initially didn't work for me, then I patched to 1.2 and now everything runs fine.
IF IT DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T PATCHED TO THE LATEST VERSION OF DARK CRUSADE (1.2 I think).

Also, any chance of implimenting special units (Red Terror/Old One Eye), or are they already in and I just haven't looked hard enough?

Oh and kickass mod btw :)

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kittigisla
kittigisla Sep 14 2008, 12:35am replied:

How to you uptade versions in dawn of war ????

lol (seriusly don't know):S

I mean dark crusade

(cool mod:D)

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R0CKET_B0MB
R0CKET_B0MB Jan 21 2009, 9:04pm replied:

Just google "Dawn of War Dark Crusade 1.2 patch".

+2 votes     reply to comment
harvey12
harvey12 Nov 9 2012, 8:58pm replied:

is that true

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gwerbret01
gwerbret01 Jul 7 2008, 7:51am says:

Both me and my pal installed the mod sucessfuly, and updated DC fully, we are getting a incompatable game notice in the lobby for lan games when either of us try to join each others game. Any ideas how to fix this any one??

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simonsyndaren
simonsyndaren Jul 7 2008, 5:23pm says:

Dose this work to soul storm if you remove the ai folder and the Heroes.ucs?

+2 votes     reply to comment
khorne118
khorne118 Jul 15 2008, 7:21am replied:

does it

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Spooky.Cyber
Spooky.Cyber Jul 8 2008, 11:04pm says:

I cant wait for the hive tyrant... except for the giant warrior... this is the only god you'll ever need.

+2 votes     reply to comment
webb510
webb510 Sep 28 2008, 5:09am says:

Every time i try and download this mod when it reaches 100% it closes and i cant get it to work... any tips?

+2 votes     reply to comment
bearbearmol
bearbearmol Oct 10 2008, 10:50am says:

IS this a campaign mod and more or just a multi-player mod?
(if it was a campaign mod wooo!!!)

+2 votes     reply to comment
Daniall
Daniall Nov 9 2008, 7:01am says:

Can't download it! :(

+2 votes     reply to comment
themind
themind Feb 21 2009, 8:16am says:

Hey were can i find my Dow folder so i can use this?

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CptMold
CptMold Dec 30 2013, 12:12pm replied:

It's under C:\Program Files\THQ\DarkCrusade

If you have a 64-bit OS, it'll be C:\Program Files (x86)\THQ\DarkCrusade

If you're running Soulstorm, it'll be the same as above, except instead of DarkCrusade, it'll be Soulstorm.

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sundeki
sundeki Apr 7 2009, 10:53pm says:

Hello, I was wondering, do you need the other tyranid mods to install this? Because it comes up with a NSIS error saying, "Installer integrity check has failed, Common causes include incomplete download or damaged media. Contact the installers author to obtain a new copy."
I really want to play as the tyranids and the mod looks awesome, but i cant so could anyone offer advice on the subject. Thanks, and im sorry for any inconvienences i have caused. :|

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tylerthegreat
tylerthegreat Dec 22 2009, 8:03pm says:

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the damn thing wont work i installed it and then i go int dark crusade and no luck please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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farelz90
farelz90 Dec 29 2009, 12:59pm replied:

go to game manager tab and choose the mod

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half_man_harv
half_man_harv May 3 2010, 3:29pm says:

right i have installed this mod and i went onto dark crusade and it hasnt loaded and there is nothing in the game manager tab

can someone help me please???

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ralph777
ralph777 Dec 8 2011, 2:00am says:

does this mod version has an AI control panel that works properly cause when i adjust it's dificulty seems like the system and setting doesn't change just asking? = D

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ralph777
ralph777 Dec 11 2011, 10:51pm says:

does this mod compatible and works with orkswarm mod?

b'cause i like to kill orkswarm with tyranids swarm.. =D

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NightmareFX
NightmareFX May 4 2012, 3:17pm says:

I have downloaded the 1.2 patch but when I try to install it, it says that it can't find Dark Crusade. It isn't showing up as being installed on my computer. Any help?

+2 votes     reply to comment
matija7658
matija7658 Jan 1 2013, 10:29am says:

Installed it and it isnt working plz help

+1 vote     reply to comment
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