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[HL2] EMPIRES
« on: March 04, 2006, 02:11:24 AM »

What Is this mod?

Empires is a revolutionary mod currently in development for Half-Life 2. It'll be combining the genres of first-person shooter and real-time strategy. Two key players will be present in each game, one player per team will be the commander, playing the game from a top down perspective with the ability to construct bases and give orders to his team, and all remaining players will be soldiers, playing the game from a first person perspective either on foot or in an aircraft or vehicle.

As the game progresses, upgrades will be available in many forms to players. Normal players can be promoted in rank and given command of a squad of infantry (consisting of either human players or bots or a combination of both), given custom abilities such as the scout's ability to hide almost completely from enemy sight, and given upgraded attributes such as improved weapon handling. Upgrades will also become available to vehicles and aircraft in the form of improved weapons, ammo, armor, and engines.

 Maps will consist of large roaming areas like those common in Battlefield 1942 with plenty of room for aircraft to maneuver and smaller maps which mainly focus on infantry combat. Maps can either be played individually or strung together in the form of a campaign which will progress the storyline and culminate in a sweeter victory or even more bitter defeat.


Screenshots here:
http://www.empiresmod.com/media.php

Download here (413 megs) :

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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 02:21:24 AM »

These are the same ppl who made Empires for BF1942, right  ??? Those guys have potential. I believe their latest trailer said they'd release a beta on march the 6th, hopefully it won't be too rushed, but YAY  :D
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 02:26:55 AM »

it's the 4th, thats tommrow.

By the way:
If you restart steam, you see that valve is supporting this mod's release.
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 02:35:08 AM »

it's the 4th, thats tommrow.

By the way:
If you restart steam, you see that valve is supporting this mod's release.
meh, I'm busy checking Valve's paks right now, but I'll take your word for it about the Steam news ;)

unfortunately I have to go tour some college tomorrow, so you'll just have to tell me how much the mod pwns when you try it :P
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 02:51:38 AM »

i am normally not a rpg/strategy gamer at all.

but i looked at just the two screenshots valve put up, and they caught my eye.

i am now interested...hope this lives up to its sudden reputation
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 02:52:52 AM »

i am normally not a rpg/strategy gamer at all.

but i looked at just the two screenshots valve put up, and they caught my eye.

i am now interested...hope this lives up to its sudden reputation

Watch the trailer, you won't be disapponted.
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006, 03:20:09 AM »

I saw the trailers and from the looks of it, it looks pretty impressive. I wanna see an all out tank & infantry battle when I play...or I'll make one.
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2006, 03:30:40 AM »

yeah and what about their aircraft?

will they be drivable or just like used to drop of tanks?
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2006, 03:32:54 AM »

the hl2 comic makers are going to go to town with those models :P
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2006, 03:33:35 AM »

yeah and what about their aircraft?

will they be drivable or just like used to drop of tanks?

Driveable from the sound of it.
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES *Download Pending*
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2006, 06:43:55 AM »

It's released. :P
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2006, 07:16:12 AM »

Awsome, Grabbing it now. the only link I recommend useing now is the 3ddownloads. The other links want to wait up to 16 hours..

Update: FFS, Links are really takeing a beating. If you wanna download now, Im warning you, your in for a long long wait. Ill be sleeping when this is downloadin. so.. goodnight and ill be enjoying empires tommrow ^_^
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2006, 03:21:34 PM »

I'm downloading from 3ddownload. ETA 16 minutes in line. Better be worth it.
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2006, 03:53:22 PM »

Can somebody plz provide a better link? The links on their site are really overloaded...
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Re: [HL2] EMPIRES
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2006, 04:23:54 PM »

They've added lots of new links to the site.

http://www.empiresmod.com/download.php

edit: The fastest one appears to be stormed.de, but that may vary with your location
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