WWI Source: Fight in the rain soaked trenches or charge over No Man’s Land to battle in the War to End All Wars. Use authentic weaponry to conquer the enemy, call in artillery strikes to take out enemies en masse, or use chemical warfare to disable your opponents! WWI Source is the first and only World War I game to be developed for Steam. All the current WWI mod teams (‘The Trenches 2’, ‘Fields of Horror’, ‘WWI Source’) have united to develop the best World War I game to the Steam community, using the latest Source engine. Please visit the official website for more information on WWI Source and the team.

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We are a go! The 1st BETA for WWI: Source is now officially out

Posted by wickit on Feb 14th, 2010

We are a go! The first BETA for WWI: Source is now officially out. All the information on setting up your own server can be found here or go over to Art of War Central. Then, there's nothing left to do but going over the top!

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Have fun and we look forward to playing with everyone, oh dont forget to please leave feedback on our ModDB page or on our Forums.


Server owners, please replace your current server.dll with this one:
<!-- m -->Ww1-source.net<!-- m -->
Should fix player throwback issue

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MrMattWebb Feb 14 2010 says:


Its a good Valentine's Day. :D

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GNARKILL000 Feb 14 2010 says:

This looks astonishing.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Feb 14 2010 says:

The gas is annoying when it kills you at your spawn, needs spawn protection or somthing :)

Gw on release lads

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wickit Author
wickit Feb 14 2010 replied:

Get that gas mask on dude !

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cortez666 Feb 14 2010 replied:

agreed. when you justed spawned you are already dead

one bug i found is tha the taunt always kill the game and cause an error

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Uberslug Feb 14 2010 replied:

Just like in real WWI ;)

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aidy70060 Feb 15 2010 replied:

Except in real WWI you didin't respawn :x

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Detnaite Feb 18 2010 replied:

I loled. Nice one, I wish i could play but it "Updates" the server list for five minutes then i get bored...

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ColonelJHCoxSG-15 Feb 23 2010 replied:

shame some of the generals seemed to think ya did respawn!

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Armageddon104 Feb 14 2010 says:

Woot! Yesh! Looks great!

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UKcharlie Feb 14 2010 says:

Congratulations guys... looking forward to giving this a go

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ausbushman Feb 14 2010 says:

Quality stuff!

Nice music, nice video, but do the two mix together?

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Dr.Goupyl Feb 14 2010 says:

How are the teams? Germans/Austrian and French/English?

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RogerRamjet Feb 14 2010 says:

Looks very well done.. congrats on the release...

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Kasplatt Feb 14 2010 says:

This looks good!

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MrTambourineMan Feb 14 2010 says:

Wow, looks pretty damn awesome!

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Newbez Feb 14 2010 buried:


annoying gameplay...
quit after 10 minutes... i thought this would be an amazing trench game... big mistake. bad work

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izzysinz Feb 14 2010 says:

If i may say, without any insight as to what about the gameplay you dislike your comment would be invalid. The mod is still in that trial and error phase and if you could supply what exactly about it you dislike you may stand a chance of helping turn the mod into "an amazing trench game"

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sol09 Creator
sol09 Feb 14 2010 replied:

Well said Izzy
"i thought this would be an amazing trench game" lulwut

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Hendrix Feb 14 2010 says:

Congratulations on your release guys, well done!

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DanimalKingdom Feb 14 2010 says:

Great beta and this is going to be a great mod when it's all fixed. It would be nice have a CoD-style slight zoom when using iron sights, and if possible a better command queuing system, so that you can easily sprint from ironsights and reload back to ironsights etc, but i don't know how hard that is...

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PierreOfTheFrench Feb 14 2010 says:

Nice! I was really looking forward to this mod :)

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pvt.Johnson Feb 14 2010 says:

Some of the controls don't really work in unison with each other(going from one action directly to another) but overall i really liked the style of the mod. it ran well on my mac, had to lower the graphics a bit but its expected for me i suppose. I didnt find myself in an unbalance while i played, my first time and i got quite a few kills. fun mod :)

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blownchunks Feb 14 2010 says:

hell yeah ************!

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HellsHigh Feb 14 2010 says:

Its alright, definitely needs some polish and bug squashing but fun nonetheless.

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hOMEr_jAy Feb 14 2010 says:

Unfortunately this mod isn´t what I expected it to be. There are several issues like incorrect ammo counters (SMLE has 10 instead of 6 rounds i.e.), messed up iron sights (MG 08/15 is nearly useless), ugly maps (some don´t even look like WW1-maps, ebcause they´re too green and not destroyed enough), ugly models (G98´s rear sight is way too big and the SMLE sight´s aren´t correctly alinged), historical innaccuracies (German helmets look moer like M35 than M1916 helmets, i.e. they lack those little "spikes" etc.) and gameplay flaws and bugs.
On the other hand I can see potential in this mod. Polish it up, fix bugs and we´ll maybe have a good mod in the coming months. But right now it just feels like WW1-deathmatch than a trench-centred WW1-game. I hope this comment won´t be marked as spam, but rather be seen as constructive criticism that can help making this mod better.
Best regards, hOMEr_jAy, TT vet and former TT beta tester.

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Crighton Feb 14 2010 says:

Great Video but the only thing i dont like with this game or mod, is its to run and run kind **** not to tactical or team based really

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Cece Feb 14 2010 says:

Awesome trailer, love M83. The mod looks awesome, I'm going to try it out :) Been waiting for something to fill the spot where "The Trenches" used to be.

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Oktyabr Feb 14 2010 says:

I like the *beta* and the ironsites makes it an automatic +1 in my book too! Especially unique and innovative is the separate bind to work the bolt on the rifles. I like this a LOT... it feels much more realistic than the "click once to fire, click a second time to work the bolt" used in other shooters.

I do think it is way too easy to base-r***! Gas or bullets, once you get close enough to the enemy spawn it's easy to keep them down and dead.

I wish you would consider integrating something like Mumble for VoIP! I know it seems like it would be a lot of work, especially with VoIP already supported by the engine, but with it's positional audio it would take "realistic" voice communication completely over the top!

Nice work! Tracking and looking forward to future releases!

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star_gun_destroyer Feb 18 2010 replied:

Yeah i agree with the grenade stuff, But put COD style iron sight w/ some Renegade style reloading.

Add like some airfields and barracks With WW1 and CnC Renegade styles,gameplay, etc.

But lower the graphics for us PC/ COMPAQS user's , and or like add some rocket launchers from ww1 and etc.

I know how hard it is But hey aleast its still trial and error phase?

It wont hurt to try this in like a beta/demo version?

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wazanator Feb 14 2010 says:

Amazing mod loved it only problem I have with it are the griefers >.<

Was balanced very well loved the gameplay. The gas and artillery were very good ideas. Really liked how when you put the gas masks on it muffled peoples voices.

The only suggestion i have is when you say a voice command have it pop up in the text chat. (ex. <voice>player: Gas!)

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MasacruAlex Feb 14 2010 says:

Just played it ,all i gotta say it's amazing .

IT really has the World war I feeling , the weapons are great , people around are great, explosion are awesome the gas mask is just so cool :D like you wear it , it makes all the sounds go fuzzy it's awesome ,

Keep developing it , true fan here ;D <3

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ThePeanutBaron Feb 14 2010 says:

This mod has such a great feeling to it, being playing it all day.

Great mod I suggest everyone plays it.

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Croco15 Feb 14 2010 says:

Looks really fun, I'm going to try it out.

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AnarchyDom Feb 14 2010 says:

Been enjoying this. I have a few little niggles, but otherwise this a really fun mod. It can already get pretty atmospheric. The arty explosions are perfect in my opinion, and striding through gas with your gas mask on makes you feel like a total badass.

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Raneman25 Feb 14 2010 says:

Great mod, gunplay needs some tweaking, pistols are way too strong compared to rifles and even Machine Guns.

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GriffinZ Feb 15 2010 replied:

the revolver sucked when i used it and I hit all six bullets, didn't kill the guy, when i was reloading he ran up and stabed me.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Awesome_ninja Feb 14 2010 says:

Congratz gues, nice to see the beta out! Soon there are gonna be 2 additional serers xD
(goes setting up the servers)

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boomit4 Feb 14 2010 says:

when ever i start the game i search for servers but it always says refreshing and doesnt stop so i cant find any servers can someone help me and bongsmoker35 on steam or comment if you know who to resolve this

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SteveUK Feb 14 2010 says:

mp_friendlyfire really need to default to off. I don't care how unrealistic it is.

Once it gets to evening in the US, every server turns into a TK deathmatch.

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GriffinZ Feb 15 2010 replied:

no, auto kick BOT is needed

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Anddos Feb 15 2010 says:

Great job , will try it

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Stubby Feb 15 2010 says:

Bleh, should have waited to release something more stable and polished. But good effort.

+1 vote     reply to comment
DNAz Feb 15 2010 says:

Really good mod

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SandeR2 Feb 15 2010 says:

I like the concept, but it plays and looks like a Half-Life: Source Mod atm :(

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Sourkraut Feb 15 2010 says:

can someone help me. i can download the game but it just sits in my sourcemods folder is there anyway to make a play button

+2 votes     reply to comment
wickit Author
wickit Feb 15 2010 replied:

restart steam

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goody2shoes Feb 15 2010 says:

Annoying! Banned from vac(FYI I didn't hack). It seems awesome though!

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a_coathanger Feb 15 2010 says:

Great mod, needs a little polishing,but I know it's still in development. The machine gunner needs a better animation for setting his gun down, also he needs a trench knife.

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SinKing Feb 15 2010 says:

Nice mod, I played it for most of the day. Has lots of issues, but ok - it's a beta.

I wish this wasn't on Source, because terrain is sometimes glitchy, people are shooting through walls (from the inside, just their barrel is sticking out) and all the surfaces are flat and ugly. This is just the worst engine still available.

The game is good, but if it was on UDK (or any other engine, actually) it would be better.

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Stubby Feb 15 2010 replied:

Blame the modders, not the tools.

Source is as capable as Unreal.

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D3VIL Feb 15 2010 replied:

Check out Dear Esther to see how beautiful Source can be!

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KILLER89(FIN) Feb 15 2010 replied:

Yeah, it would be good game, since you UDK is free.

**** off.

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wazanator Feb 17 2010 replied:

Source is a great engine that is ever changing, some of the best mods and games out there right now are on the source engine. Source has plenty of tutorials, great communities, lots of support from the creators, plenty of third party modding tools that come with (or can be downloaded) support to export to source.

Source might be old but its still gold

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