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Today's release of the Multiplayer Beta 1.0 is the first ever multiplayer public release of HL2: Wars and our first public release in over two years!

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It’s been three long years since Half-Life 2: Wars first exploded onto the Source modding scene with Beta 0.1 back in November 2007, and almost two and a half years since our last public release, Beta 0.5 of July 2008. Today we are happy to announce the release of Beta 1.0, the first multiplayer public beta of Half-Life 2: Wars!

Overrun Sandbox

The multiplayer beta has vastly improved performance and entirely reworked code from 0.5 (which is why it has taken more than two years to deliver!) and features three multiplayer game modes: Overrun, Antlion Skirmish and Antlion Capture the Point.

The Overrun game mode can be played with multiple human players, each of whom commands a Combine garrison in a remote area infested with Antlions. Players work cooperatively to build defensive structures and purchase units to defend their garrisons from never-ending, increasingly stronger waves of Antlions. The objective is to survive as long as possible before the Antlion swarm overruns and destroys the Combine outpost. Overrun features several Combine defensive structures like hopper mines and autoturrets, and a whole host of familiar Combine units from HL2, from the SMG soldier to the fearsome Combine Elite.

The Antlion Skirmish game mode (formerly referred to as the Antlion demo before we decided to add Overrun to the mix) is exactly what it says – multiplayer deathmatch between competing Antlion colonies. Each player controls a hive of Antlions and battles it out online with other players for control of local pheromone markers, which produce Antlion grubs that can be harvested by Workers and then used to purchase units. The match ends when one Antlion colony reigns supreme and annihilates all competing colonies. Antlion Capture the Point (CTP) is a variation on this game mode; as a CTF-like game mode, the name explains it all.

Enough with the explaining already and give us the damn download, you say? Here you go (just don't get so carried away with how awesome it is that you forget to vote for us for MOTY 2010!):


[ Alternative Mirrors]
1.0 Client Exe @ pubgamer.org (Australia)
1.0 Client Zip @ pubgamer.org (Australia)
1.0 Dedicated server @ pubgamer.org (Australia)

Hopefully some of you fine server administrators out there will put up some dedicated servers, but to get things started we have set up a public multiplayer server at 74.86.5.229:27015.

We’d love to hear your comments, questions, praise and criticism, so head on over to the HL2: Wars community forum and post away! If you enjoy the Multiplayer Beta, we’d appreciate it if you showed some love and vote for us in the Mod of the Year 2010 competition by clicking the button at the top of the page. There are only a couple of days left to vote, so hurry!

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Anddos
Anddos

i am getting a mountfilesystem error

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Sander
Sander

The mod still requires Episode two.

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Tempest_Wales
Tempest_Wales

Would the mod be better located under EP2 then? That should help a little showing the minimum requirement is EP2 rather than HL2. (Not sure if you can move the mod in the settings though)

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Anddos
Anddos

(buried)

i only have episode 2 from the orange box cd , i dont have it on steam

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TheJx4
TheJx4

Activate it on Steam.

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Jike
Jike

get a legit version that is

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russianguy
russianguy

He is a naughty pirate. II maties

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Savci
Savci

That was funny. "EP2 from the orange box" :D

Hey guys, I only have the butter and the meat from the sandvich! :p

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delarobe
delarobe

i think u got him wrong, it wasnt something like that he said, but ok
it doesnt really matter

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Sounds like an incredible update. Good work! look forward to trying this out at a lan :)

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Croco15
Croco15

Definitely gonna be trying this out, looks great!

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L34D
L34D

Good Mod!

The Landscape looks very boring. Maybe build a street or place some buildings.

There are a lot of things to fix.
For example Antlions can jump down cliffs but on one Map they can´t go back up to the platform. (its the map with the bridges. Don´t know the name right now. :)).

Hope there will be in future a zombie race. :) And the Combines have a strider or a battleship or something else like this. :D

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Discrate
Discrate

We are in desperate need of level designers, and have been looking for level designers for a long time.

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Craka_J
Craka_J

Hell, it's about time!

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Torabi
Torabi

Oh wow, it has already been two years?! Incredible dedication guys. You got my download and vote.

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[MI]Stalk
[MI]Stalk

Don't want to troll but so called CTF is CTP...

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Croco15
Croco15

Maybe they write it as "Phlag" instead of "flag".

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Morthon
Morthon

rofl

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delarobe
delarobe

rofl ²

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$n!p3r
$n!p3r

rofl³

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DaLuig
DaLuig

rofl

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RGRiot
RGRiot

Or maybe it's suppose to be Capture the Point...

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Jok3r098
Jok3r098

AAAAAH already voted -_-, overwatch :/ its a good mod but this is better, i should have waited

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Discrate
Discrate

You can vote multiple mods lol.

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Savci
Savci

Couldn't be the interface background (on the bottom) be more sharper?
Still, nice idea. It gets a vote from me for the idea and the effort.

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ScorpioPolska
ScorpioPolska

Hmm. Does anyone at all in this game?

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Discrate
Discrate

there is people playing right now

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ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron

Of what I have played this is very enjoyable, but it still needs alot of improvement.

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Discrate
Discrate

Indeed. The whole point of a multiplayer beta is to get feedback on how the mod runs. We have got alot of feedback so far, so alot of changes will be coming

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saivert
saivert

here is the dedicated server setup guide Hl2wars.com

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Savci
Savci

I'll give it a try. Is there no antlion player vs. combine player, though? I'll see.

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AJDominion
AJDominion

I noticed the zoom in and out is not bound at all, so you can go through the ground and really high in the sky.

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zck2020
zck2020

Awww we can't even play as combine or rebs in skirmish?

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Ennui Author
Ennui

Not yet. When we're finished polishing up Overrun, our main focus will shift to implementing the Combine and Rebel skirmish factions.

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

Does this mod require episode two AND the orange box SDK?

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Sander
Sander

Well, Source SDK Base 2007 comes with Episode Two, so the only requirement is Episode Two.

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TheSaCk
TheSaCk

Anyone play this mod?, i can only see one server, 0 players.

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