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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A quick update on the direction of 0.5b3, including a preview of the new UI bar for your viewing pleasure.

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Hi all,

So I know a lot of you had issues with the old construction menu button. We've decided to go a slightly different visual direction - one that stands out more. It's important to remember that the UI bar kinda represents the hivefleet view of what's going on down on the ground.

With that in mind our genius coder decided to make his own new Tyranid psyker. So, for your viewing pleasure... the new, hivemind-adapted UI bar:

We're also working on putting in the final balance tweaks, fixing up minor holes in the skinning and various other things to bring a bit more polish. We don't have a release date as yet, but as you can see, we're chugging along.


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?

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moddlord1
moddlord1

waz up! cool will be waiting

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epic40k
epic40k

Reminds me of the final level of super probotector alien rebels (contra)

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Mighty_Guy
Mighty_Guy

Can't wait! That new UI bar looks really cool with it's animation...which makes me wonder, is it possible to animate other parts of the UI as well?

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WAABOOSHI
WAABOOSHI

You guys r'the best!

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Guest
Guest

Will the multiplayer issue also be addressed? I loved the 0.5b2, but the lack of multiplayer was a bit of a bummer.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

...It works in multiplay? What's the issue you're having?

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Guest
Guest

Hi, we have the problem, that my friends gets kicked from the game right after the beginning. We both have the mod installed and try to play through Steam.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

Do they get any error messages?

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Miros
Miros

Did you both install de AI patch?

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Jurak
Jurak

Ok, so here is my idea. In either Great Devourer mode or normal Skirmish/multiplayer, the giant hive-spire things should be able to call down a feeder tendril, in the same way maybe as a ion-strike? Or maybe make it a building or unit?, from a Hiveship to start consuming the planet, it uses 90-100% of the power (faith) bar and exudes an arua that harms units and buildings in a steadily expanding area, eventualy killing all but the Tyranids and thus, completing the game and being frakking awesome. Also, the feeder tendril should prehaps have health or something? So that it can be forced to disconnect and thus saves the 'planet' Oh, and you should only be able to call 1-3 tendrils, prehaps depending on map size?

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Jurak
Jurak

Oh, and i think Gauntii hives should look more like their table-top counterparts:
Hem.spray.se
Farm6.static.flickr.com

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

The Brood Nest was made by Forgeworld after our mod had building models. That said, I think what we intend on doing with the Gauntii Hive will justify it staying the way it is.

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Guest
Guest

Awesome mod guys, keep up the good work! I'm assuming there are more sound effects to be added for future releases?

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

We're gonna do what we can on that in 05.b3.

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Guest
Guest

hey sirs, any updates? or even a newer ai for the nids? they cant keep up with any race as of now.. they build a base and all but, well, they get beaten easily by every other race..

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

That's a known bug we've been looking at.

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