See UA's own FAQ for up to date information and links: Moddb.com
Step by step, and including New Factions! FAQ below.
1. Have Dawn of War: Soulstorm installed. Having it on Steam or from a disk makes no difference.
2. Download and run the UA THB installer: Moddb.com
3. Download and run the UA 1.8.2 patch: Moddb.com
4. Done. Launch Soulstorm and select "UA: The Hunt Begins" from the Game Manager on the main menu to play UA.
5. To get "UA: THB - New Factions" functional, you also need the respective factions' race mods. Listed below with download links for each:
- Inquisition: Filesmelt.com or Mega.co.nz or Mediafire.com
- Daemons: Mediafire.com or Mega.co.nz or Moddb.com
- Tyranids: Moddb.com
Installing them is simple:
Inquisition: Extract to a folder, move the inquisition_daemonhunt folder and inquisition_daemonhunt_SS.module to your Soulstorm directory. Do not move the Objective Points included with it, it's very outdated and will make your strategic points into pink boxes.
Daemons: Extract to your Soulstorm directory. Failing that, use the same process as with the Inquisition mod.
Tyranids: Run its installer.
On a final note, if you get pink boxes on strategic points (on any mod), install this as well: Mediafire.com
Some Frequently Asked Questions, and their answers:
Q. Do I need to uninstall previous versions of UA to install THB?
A. No. THB was purposely made so it can be installed alongside older versions of UA.
Q. I installed the mods in a different order. Will things still work A-OK?
A. Yes. As long as you install the 1.8.2 patch after the main THB release it patches, you're fine.
Q. I downloaded the UA THB/patch .exe installer and it says the data is damaged! What to do?
A. Re-download it. Your download got damaged, the best way to approach this problem is to download again.
Q. I've re-downloaded but it still says it's damaged. What should I do?
A. If you were using Internet Explorer (particularly an old version of it), try with a different browser or updating IE. Also, if you were using a 3rd party download manager, try disabling it.
Q. Is there a way to know for certain if X file downloaded correctly?
A. Yes there is! You can do a MD5 hash check on them to easily confirm data integrity. For this, you'll need a hashing app. There's a lot of them and about any of 'em will get the job done. If you don't have any, here's one: Softpedia.com
This one's particularly easy to use. Run it, drag and drop the file to compare into it and click 'Hash'.
Here are the reference MD5 hashes for:
Ultimate Apocalypse - The Hunt Begins.exe - 72243ACF8038603CD4A313AA030957CF
Ultimate Apocalypse - THB Patch v1.8.2.exe - A6CEDF7E7F9DCEBAA8F994ED8E43DFF8
idh_beta2_ss.rar (the Inquisition mod) - 0168B0A737F877E566FD640F03ECDB39
Daemons_Mod_Complete_-_1.6.7z - 6CF80A9F9EC9C1F677F3680CA498A06C
Tyranid_Mod_0.5b2_Installer.exe - 7EA35B2D32609EE5E27C785C34E4949C
Q. ModDB download is not available/I don't want to download from ModDB. What options do I have?
A. Click that "read more +" on the description of both the UA THB main release and its patch. There's plenty of download mirrors. About the Tyranid mod... I dunno.
Q. Is the UA map pack included?
A. Yes. Plus a few more, too.
Q. X thing doesn't work. Should I reinstall Soulstorm?
A. No. Unless your unmodded game is messed up for some reason, you do not need to reinstall Soulstorm.
Q. X thing doesn't work. Should I uninstall [other mod]?
A. No. Dawn of War mods load as modular, separate components, they do not interfere with each other.
Q. I did everything exactly as instructed and THB/New Factions doesn't work, what do?
I hate when people ask this If you did install exactly as instructed here, then it would be working. Re-check your installation process.
Q. I'm 99.98% sure I got stuff installed properly but THB/New Factions fails to load when selected from the game manager. What to do?
A. I would just tell you to re-install everything, but to be nice, I can pinpoint which mod needs reinstall if you send me a log file from your end (heck, you should be able to spot the mod name in the log, too).
To do so:
- Launch Soulstorm, try loading THB/New Factions (triggering the error), then close Soulstorm.
- Navigate to your Soulstorm directory, and locate a file named "Warnings.log"
- Open it with notepad, copy all of its contents and paste them in Pastebin.com
- When done, link your results back here.
Q. Will you make a tutorial/demonstrative video on how to install THB?
A. No. THB is without exaggeration, the easiest-to-install UA release, ever. Only way I could make it any easier would be with Steam Workshop support. Just look at the instruction count for zog's sake. You shouldn't need a video for 4-5 steps.
A. That's not the question, but the answer.
Q. I have a question that isn't on this FAQ. Can I has answer?
A. Of course. This FAQ isn't absolute, it just covers what I remembered about when I made it.
I might give this fancier a format, proper big titles and such when I feel like fiddling with ModDB's infuriatingly bad system for editing blog entries. It'll likely take a loooooong time.