The Tyranid Mod is an ongoing additional race modification for the original Dawn of War series, based on the Tyranid army from the Warhammer 40k tabletop game.

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It's been a long wait, we know... but guess what?

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Hey folks,

Sorry about the wait, I know we run on extreme Valvetime but we do eventually get things done.

We now have a near-final version of 0.5b3 and we're just about to go into final AI updates and playtesting before release.

I can't say how long that will take, but given how long it is between releases and how little you all hear from us it seemed like something our long-time fans would want to know. :)

And for all the Dawn of War modders still out there, we're following through on our art resource plan. The new version is a dual-mod: art resources in one mod and our code in another. This should mean that for those modders who want to combine our full mod with theirs, they can do that, but you'll also have the option of just combining our models and sound art if you want to write an entirely new mod from the ground up without fear of our mod's code disrupting yours. There are going to be absolutely no excuses for anyone stealing our work now.

Again, I know this has been a long wait for you all but we're almost there.

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ralph777
ralph777

will there ever be an update of models in high quality?

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

We're still rounding out the SFX list and prepping models for the new units in 0.6.

We'd definitely promote anyone who wanted to do their own model patch though.

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ZmajOgnjeniVuk
ZmajOgnjeniVuk

Zaha, hi. Just saw your announcement and wanted to say my offer regarding the models is still on the table.
Good to see you are working still on Tyranids. All the best.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

After this update we're going to be a bit busy with the next stage of our updates (new units, more complex tech tree).

If you want to make your own model mod, that'll get you better credit for your work.

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ZmajOgnjeniVuk
ZmajOgnjeniVuk

I think I see what you are going for but not really into modding or modeling that much anymore. Tried with my own mod, it died.
If you change your mind, you can find the assets here
Moddb.com
Good luck with the future updates :)

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Darth_Cameroth
Darth_Cameroth

Excellent news. I never lost faith. I believe in the Hive Mind.

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DarkTestaMent
DarkTestaMent

Everybody on the HYPETRAIN NOW!!!

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DestroyerOfSkulls
DestroyerOfSkulls

Any idea on when it will be out?

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

Not precisely, but I'm hoping a month or two at most.

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DestroyerOfSkulls
DestroyerOfSkulls

Thanks.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

I can give an improved estimate: definitely less than two months.

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Lord_Cylarne Online
Lord_Cylarne

This is excellent news, guys!

Keep up the good work. ;)

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

I'm glad to see updates on this mod, and especially to see that there's now a legitimate way other modders can access your models. It's still a shame however that the previous fight over Tyranid models destroyed our ability to enjoy the Titanium Wars mod, as GrOrc never got over his bitterness. But there's little need to bring that up again.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

Yep. And we've had other people ask before (no others who went quite that far though).

The main thing for us has been that our model art and sound art are the works of individuals who we try to individually credit. They own those models and we use them with their permission. This change in the way we structure the mod allows other people to use them without taking their work or removing that credit.

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Revontheus1746
Revontheus1746

If all else falls through, I can try taking some Tyranid textures from my Eternal Confrontation folder and see if they work.
(Said textures are circa DoW2, I believe.)

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 Philosoraptor
 Philosoraptor

Looking forward to it. =)

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401Raven
401Raven

I recently discovered this mod. I have the Dawn of War Maste Collection on Steam. I installed the latest version of the mod and there is no Tyranid faction available for choosing, neither me nor AI.

Upon checking the files installed correctly, however when I checked the Tyranid AI Control's properties I noticed the path was not the steam directory. It was D\Program Files (x86)\THQ\Dawn of War - Soulstorm.
Now D is my Blu Ray Drive, thus potentially several files were not installed correctly. Despite the installer .exe found the steam directory without any trouble.

Any ideas?

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Miros
Miros

Check if there is a tyranids.module file in your installation folder (the real one). If so, then you only need to activate the mod in the Game Manager window, right after you start the game.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

I'd suggest re-running the installer and checking that it lists the correct folder to install to on the third page.

It's possible that since you bought them as a Master Collection the registry details might be a bit different and consequently it may have aimed at the wrong location.

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

General Update:
I've been unwell the past few months (well longer really, but it's only relevant recently), and this has slowed down my ability to oversee the mod which has slowed down the final release of 0.5b3.

We're really close, we're in the final quality assurance testing phase, it should be really soon..

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cjogger1
cjogger1

Can’t wait. This mod is dope!

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Alesiosakasipe
Alesiosakasipe

is ready for final release of 0.5b3?

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

I think we might be in the next three weeks.

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Alesiosakasipe
Alesiosakasipe

HI!
any news?

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ARK2
ARK2

Hello, a couple of questions

Is it compatible with the campaign in soulstorm?

Is it possible to translate to other languages? , I would love to have it in Spanish,

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Miros
Miros

If by compatible you mean if you can play it, then yes it is. The mod doesn't add any new content to the campaign, though.

As for translation, yes it is! And translators are very welcome :)

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ARK2
ARK2

I have not been able to play in the campaign. How do I do it?

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Miros
Miros

You can play the campaign as normal, you just won't be able to play it as the Tyranids.

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ARK2
ARK2

That same question, if I can play the campaign with tyranids or in the future you will put the option

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Miros
Miros

Not easy to say.
As much as we'd like to, it involves quite a bit of work and potential legal implications.
We'd love to, though.

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Miros
Miros

Chiming in to say we've added a Spanish translation.
Any would be translators of other languages please contact either Zaha or me.

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Cheezy1
Cheezy1

Made an account to say that i still have faith in the hivemind \m/

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Guest
Guest

Is this mod dead? I know a great deal of work and time goes into creating any mod and perfecting it but I just want to know if it's still being developed. I'd love to use this mod with the unification mod but it requires V0.5b3

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zahaqiel Author
zahaqiel

Not dead, just dreaming.

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Top 10 anime lies

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