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Jubilee version of the Titanium Wars Mod. Five years ago (15 December 2008) it was the first day of the development of the Titanium Wars Mod. Now the Mod has reached its primary goal: to make good dynamic balanced gameplay for all classic W40k races with almost all Games Workshop units, also Titans and Titan-like units. Last classic W40k race was added in ver.1.00.12. - Tyranids.

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Jubilee version of the Titanium Wars Mod. Five years ago (15 December 2008) it was the first day of the development of the Titanium Wars Mod. Now the Mod has reached its primary goal: to make good dynamic balanced gameplay for all classic W40k races with almost all Games Workshop units, also Titans and Titan-like units. Last classic W40k race was added in ver.1.00.12. - Tyranids.

Version 012 (15 December 2013)

Change log
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- Tyranids race was added. Now all 11 classic W40k races are present within the Titanium Wars Mod (TWM) framework. Tyranids race is TWM-adaptation of old famous Tyranid Mod (ver.0.5b2). Great thanks to old Tyranid Mod team (modelers and texturers especially) for their great work for many years. However TWM have another concept of Tyranids race within DoW (TWM) framework (see details below). Moreover OE-code (WHE-files) for all units and buildings were remade (by GrOrc) within TWM framework for good bevaviour in game and in order to comply the TWM concept in W40k manner. Some WHM-files were remade too for more correct work of new OE-code (new anims were added). Some details about TWM-concept of Tyranids race:
-- New interface for Tyranids race. Correct work in game and playback.
-- Tyranids have no visible workers on the battlefield. All Tyranids buildings drop directly from Hive Fleet in orbit. Press on "."-key or press on left-top corner of the screen (on resource panel) to gain access to Hive Fleet in orbit. This is DoW-worker like DE- or DH-worker, but it is flying unit over the battlefield beyond the visible area for player. All buildings are constructed automatically after drop from orbit, but make sure that the invisible builder has touch each new building really (look on progress construction bar of new building and re-touch on the new dropped building by the builder if it is necessary). Hive Fleet have special abilities for global usage on the battlefield.
-- Tyranids have two type of resources: Biomass (green) and Influence (blue). Biomass is biomass which are consumed by Hive Fleet in orbit via Capillary Towers. Influence is biomass which are consumed by local Tyranid's broods and bases on the planet and this is depend on controlled territory (build Spore Chimney for consuming this resource). Biomass is needed for all units. Influence is needed for buildings, upgrades, and some special abilities.
-- Hive Spires (HQs), Capillary Towers, and Spore Chimneys project a large control area allowing other buildings to be placed on a large part of the map. So most buildings can not be placed in any location without control from that key buildings. Tyranids are needed to expand their controlled territory by construction of key buildings in new locations.
-- Almost all buildings have limits per HQ. Thus more HQ allow to construct more Tyranids' buildings on the map.
-- Rippers are good close-combat and anti-buildings unit. They can be dropped anywhere including invisible locations (under fog). Eat anything around. They able to cannibalize corpses to gain health (OE-coded). Limit 5 without cap usage.
-- Alpha Warriors squad was added. Like other Warriors but it is armed with Randing Claws and Scything Talons. Can be upgraded with a Venom Cannon or a Barbed Strangler. Limit 2.
-- Gargoyle squad was added. This is only one flying unit in the TWM framework (see Titanium Wars FAQ item 4.6).
-- Tyranids have no tech units (like tanks of other races). Thus anti-tank weapons are less effective and anti-tank abilities are unusable against them. All support squads for Tyranids are monstrous type.
-- Biovore is monster. Long range artillery. Only one unit in squad. Limit 6.
-- Zoanthrope is monster. Powerful ranged psychic attack unit. Only one unit in squad. Limit 4.
-- Carnifex WHE- and WHM-files were essentially remade. Now all Carnifex-like units have good behaviour in game and true view in Army Painter. It has become more functionality in the OE-code (any combinations of upgrades and good behavior while shooting). New type of Carnifex was added. It's a Thornback (spawned with twin-linked Devourers and Barbed Strangler, limit 6).
-- Hive Tyrant is hero unit with wargear in accordance with TWM traditions. Special buildings (Hive Tyrant's Lair) contain upgrades for this hero. Fixed some bugs in OE-code of Hive Tyrant (WHE-file).
-- Hierophant Bio-Titan is titan-like unit for Tyranids race. Hierophant Chamber is needed for this unit on highest Tier level. Great thanks to Catwell for Hierophant model. Additional animations, needed markers, events, OE- and AE-code were made by Grumbling Orc. Without this unit Tyranids race could not be realized within the TWM framework.
-- New special abilities were added for some Tyranids units in concordance with W40k Codexes.
-- New Tyranids AI in TWM manner.
-- Sound effects and sound speeches were added wherever they were needed.
-- Thanks to Dante for rework all Tyranids textures (specular effect was added for all). Thanks to BoyChaos for rework old "WHM Import" script.
- Plasma Rifle upgrade was added in both arms for XV81 Crisis Suit Shas'vre.
- Sister Hospitaller have Paladin's Healing Touch ability now (OE-coded too).
- New improved debut strategy for Whitch Hunters. Random convent on start and random type of early sisters therefore.
- SP, OP, and RP were fixed and remade, and Tyranids team colourable "banner" (chimney on SP) was made for new Tyranids race within TWM framework. Tyranids never had such stuff in DoW1 mods before.
- Fixed bug with Assassinate Win Condtition (unnoticed since ver.007). Random Canoness appearance was added for Whitch Hunters race in this type of game.
- Music playlist was updated.
- Many-many important cosmetic changes.

Hotfix 013 (22 December 2013)

Change log
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- Fixed some little bugs for Tyranids race.

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Aleflippy
Aleflippy - - 5 comments

Ah,and they said tyranids couldn't be in the game...

Anyway,very well thanks! I absolutely love the tyranids AND this wonderful mod! I will download it right now ;)

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Guest
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Verry nice Work Thanks for all !

A French player

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