Experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it first released. This heavily balanced and thoroughly play-tested mod is built for exciting, suspenseful and most importantly, fun gameplay.

Xenomorphs have seen the most improvements, with fixes to their behaviour and core mechanics to make them truly terrifying foes, dramatically shifting the tone of the entire campaign.

This state of the bad-ass art modification for Aliens: Colonial Marines reworks, reprograms and rebalances xenomorph AI, human AI, weapon mechanics, ballistics, animations, shaders, particles, decals, lighting, and engine features to get the best out of the game possible. This is truly the ultimate Aliens gaming experience!

If you would like to see the full list of changes included in the latest version of the mod, you can check out the changelog by clicking here.

This project is a work in progress and will be expanded and improved over time to try and refine the game even further to an enjoyable experience. We're open to suggestions and feedback to help shape the future iterations of the mod!

If you would like to thank TemplarGFX for the Aliens: Colonial Marines Overhaul and help support future updates, you can now donate to James through PayPal. Donations aren't expected, but they are greatly appreciated!

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These together with the installer How-To's should hopefully mean no-one has any trouble getting ACM Overhaul installed!

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The biggest BUG in the game is just one letter long

The biggest BUG in the game is just one letter long

News 58 comments

A typo found in the INI file after all this time appears to be one of the major causes for terrible AI mechanics in the game. Thankfully typo's are easy...

Graphical Quality with and without Reshade

Graphical Quality with and without Reshade

News 7 comments

Some examples of the difference in image and lighting quality using an updated version of Reshade.

TemplarGFX ACM Overhaul V5 - Complete Changelog

TemplarGFX ACM Overhaul V5 - Complete Changelog

Feature 13 comments

Here is a full list of all the changes added in TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5.

ACM Overhaul V5 Internal Test

ACM Overhaul V5 Internal Test

News 6 comments

Fantastic youtuber ThisNthaT has created a very detailed and thorough installation guide for ACM Overhaul including where to get and how to install the...

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TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5 - Game Over Man!

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5 - Game Over Man!

Full Version 156 comments

Version 5 is finally here, adding new graphical overhauls to all levels plus reworks and fixes to a number of other features.

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4.5 -  Mini Update

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4.5 - Mini Update

Patch 72 comments

This "Mini" update brings game-play changes and bug fixes to balance the game out a little (hopefully). Ally AI is the Highlight of the show here!

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4 - Hadley's Hope

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4 - Hadley's Hope

Full Version 104 comments

Version 4 Improved installation, better Xeno balance, better weapon balance, more MP support and Hadley's Hope! Big thanks to Jonny Thunder for the installer...

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V3

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V3

Full Version 80 comments

"The Risk Always Lives" A big update to the everything! 7 difficulty options for all types of players! Completely custom built easy-to-use installer by...

Addon - Slower, Tougher Soldier Xeno's (V2)

Addon - Slower, Tougher Soldier Xeno's (V2)

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Xenomorph Soldiers maximum speed and acceleration has been reduced, however their Health has been increased to compensate. No other Xenomorph types are...

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V2

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V2

Full Version 47 comments

Experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it came out. Heavily Balanced and Play-Tested for exciting, suspenseful and most importanly...

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Knight45
Knight45

Anyone know the config name for no disappearing bodies? For some reason I still get disappearing bodies.

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Stogie83
Stogie83

Problem: i download a 712MB archive, with only 12MB of content. Some MasterEffect Reborn files, nothing more. I already downloaded v5 from several mirrors, same problem.

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BrosephStalin90
BrosephStalin90

Just wanted to pop in and say I'm greatly enjoying this! I never played ACM due to the original feedback, and being an Alien fan, I didn't want my favourite franchise tainted. However, going in with this I'm inclined to say that this actually isn't a bad experience thus far! Dare I say, I'm enjoying the game!
I hope to see an update soon!

As for some info for new users, make sure you use those .ini fixes that Templar found, and I'd suggest delving into some guides and wiki's for further .ini fixes and edits. Also, if you run into strange crashes where you need to restart your PC, just go into the settings next time you boot up the game and crank them to "full", once you get past the area and to the next checkpoint, restart the game and continue on!

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raps0die
raps0die

hello, (sorry for my bad English)

It is possible to reactivate this :

the shadows like on this video : Youtu.be

Textures resembling directx10 ( more relief and less “flat” ) : Youtu.be

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TheSpoons313
TheSpoons313

Oorah to Ashes!

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Evistos
Evistos

Hey man, is it safe to change settings in game after the installation? And to verify game cache?

Thanks a lot for your work!

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disruptor-echo
disruptor-echo

Hey there,
as much as I like the mod, my PC can barely handle the graphics overhaul, as the game becomes just too laggy.
Is there any way I can remove this section of the mod, or uninstall the mod entirely?
(Because of my stupidity, I ended deleting the backups by accident, so I guess this is gonna be harder than before).

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sergioreynel
sergioreynel

So I seem to be having a problem I can't change the graphical settings in-game everytime I change the sliders they just reset, I have already removed the read only from pecanengine.ini. If anyone could help I would appreciate it or if you could tell me what to manually change in the engine file to reduce shadow quality :)

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Emulate
Emulate

While playing coop the flashlights are not lined up properly in perspective to what each person sees maybe this could be tweaked so the coop partners actually see the proper light trajectory the player sees... pretty annoying :(

I play nuculus coop mod 4 player split screen on one pc and its kinda immersion breaking when your partner is looking down a hallway and on their screen, and on "your" screen the model is like 35 degrees to the right and aiming at the floor.

Also had a game breaking bug midway through the game where I had to set up a sentry gun in a ware house as the aliens were suppose to attack and they never eneded up attacking... sucks having to uninstall the mod to finish a broken trigger. We also had double the NPC's for some reason. Dissapointing because I was having an absolute blast with all the hard work you've done.

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Michael_Z_Freeman
Michael_Z_Freeman

No need to uninstall. When you get the bug, just "Resume" to begin with, then use "Restart Mission" and the Alien attack will trigger. It's not so bad as the mission starts not that far back from this bug. If you die then the bug will come again and you will have to restart mission again.

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