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 46 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 6 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 9 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 106 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

I came back to play the campaign one more time since I realized something that keeps breaking the game for me, hopefully it can be fixed. Basically the INI fix in the PeacanEngine in my documents keeps reverting itself back to the original broken version with typo every-time I launch the game. Is there anyway to fix this?

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Knight45
Knight45

When I set the INI file to "read-only" it fixed this issue, however in the menu under graphic settings, my graphics are all set to almost the lowest without FXAA, should I edit this or leave it. I remember someone said dont edit it because this mod already maxes the graphics beyond what the graphic sliders can handle.

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theddd1
theddd1

Seems your typo fix made the news again, as Gearbox responded with a joke.

Pcgamer.com

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7

They need to hire this man, pronto.

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Ghoul_RUS
Ghoul_RUS

I haven't touched this game since DLC's came out (which also weren't that great in story), after which I was playing MP (which was actually fun), then I saw these news about the single letter issie about AI (thank you again bitchford), and these news led me here. I honestly never thought I would touch this game again, but this mod is looking pretty sick, so thank you for your work, and I hope these news reignite your work on this mod

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BigTinz
BigTinz

Just double checking. V5 does NOT include the AI fix, correct?

We're supposed to install V5, then remove the "a" from Teather?

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jamesdickinson963 Creator
jamesdickinson963

That is correct, I never got around to releasing V6 due to personal matters

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m0thbanquet
m0thbanquet

Life comes first, mate. Take all the time you need but remember you've built a fanbase for this game single-handed. We're all eagerly anticipating what you come up with next.

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-Ghost-
-Ghost-

I'm glad you're getting all this recognition now! I've been playing with this mod for awhile, even back to the first couple version and you deserve all the fame you've got now for the hard work you put in! The game will never be perfect, but you've taken it a big step in the right direction.

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jamesdickinson963 Creator
jamesdickinson963

Thankyou for the kind words!

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