Tyranid Mod

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This modification for Dawn of War adds the Tyranid race, from the tabletop war-game Warha...

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This modification for Dawn of War adds the Tyranid race, from the tabletop war-game Warhammer 40k from which Dawn of War was based on, to the game. The Tyranids are an alien race, threatening the imperium from the edge of the galaxy, living only to feast upon the flesh of their foes. They are a fearsome adversary, but an even better ally! That's why our mod allows you fight with and for the great Tyranid race, swarm the enemy with hundreds of hormagaunts, stamp on your foes with the huge carnifex and devour your opponent from within with the deadly lictor. We aim to show players of Dawn of War what the fantastic Tyranids are and attempt to keep as true to the feel of the race as possible.

Tyranids 400 Release

+WHAT TYRANID MODELS ARE IN THIS RELEASE?

Every single model is in the game and animated, with a few exceptions -The Ravener has no animations -The Biovore appears as a Defiler -The Hive Tyrant appears as a Wraithlord -Will of the Hive appears as a skull probe -Capillary Tower, Spore Chimney and Magma Vents are all standins -Most buildings do not have animations

===IN GAME THINGS TO KNOW!===

+WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS MOD+

This version of the mod is a complete overhaul from 0.3. Everything is different. The main point we want to establish is that this mod is a huge step from 0.3, but is not without errors. Things such as the Trygon Run animation is a bit dodgy, some models still using standins and other weapon upgrades not appearing visually. The Code is solid, but for whatever reason, some visuals havn't made it into this 0.4 release.

This mod is intended as a halfway between 0.3 and 0.5. 0.5 Will be hopefully the finished race, and will be complely visually finished. This mod has been polished to the best of our abilities without pushing back the deadline any further. Any issues will be fixed with 0.5 or a subsequent patch.

Saying that, we really hope you enjoy it!

+HOW DO I CAPTURE STRATEGIC POINTS?

Genestealers and Warriors are the ONLY Tyranid unit that can capture strategic points.

Will of the Hives are the Tyranid builder units. They are a little like the Eldar builder units, and appear as skull probes

+HOW DOES THE TYRANID ECONOMY WORK?

Capture Strategic Point and build Spore Towers/Listening Posts (just like other races), you will also need to build lots of Reclamation Pools as these also produce requisition

+HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM ON A PAR WITH OTHERS RACES RESOURCE OUTPUT?

As the Tyranids only have one resource, requisition, as a guide you need to produce 180+ requisition, not the usual 100 or so.

+WHAT ARE THE SQUAD AND SUPPORT CAPS?

The maximum squad capacity in-game is 30 and the maximum support capacity is 20. To justify the increase in squad cap from the usual 20 to 30, the Tyranids do not have turrets or mines.

+HOW DO I INCREASE THE SQUAD OR SUPPORT CAPACITY? By simply building a Hive, the relevant cap will increase by 5, look at the help tool tips. As a guide you should build the following - 4 Hive Node/Troop/Brood Hives – increase squad cap by 5 1 Birthing Sacs/Elite/Warrior Hives – increase squad cap by 5 2 Spawning Chambers/Carnifex/Heavy Hives – increase support cap by 5 1 Mutation Lair – increase support cap by 5 1 Tunnel Warrens/Relic - increase support cap by 5

+HOW DO I DEFEND MY BASE?

As the Tyranids you can only defend with your mobile forces, your spawned units. Your base does NO damage to the enemy. However, All your buildings produce an effect called Toxic Miasma. This slows them down and it reduces the enemy’s accuracy.

+DO MY BUILDINGS HAVE SYNAPSE AURA?

The HQ has Synapse. The Hive Mind would never leave their young without the comfort of their “mother” being present at the “birth”. Synapse provides “Iron Will” (auto rallies your troops) and “Immune to Instant Death” (reduces enemy damage) as per the codex.

+WHAT TYRANIDS HAVE SYNAPSE?

The Hive Tyrant, Brood Lord, Warriors and Zoanthrope all have the Synapse aura.

+WHAT DOES “WITHOUT NUMBER” MEAN?

In the Hive Node (Troop Hives the Spinegaunts, Termagaunts, Hormagaunts and Genestealers) at T3 (Tier 3, after the second HQ upgrade) there is another set of 4 identical icons at the bottom of the unit selection box. They have “without number” (WoN) in the top row of the help tool tip. These units are produced at full strength, for example, when spawning a 'without number' Genestealer unit, instead of spawning at a squad size of 2, they will spawn as a full squad of 12. Individually they are cheaper and spawn quicker than units at T1 and T2. Use the “without number” upgrades when you have plenty of resources.

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DESCRIPTION
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This modification for Dawn of War adds the Tyranid race, 
from the tabletop war-game Warhammer 40k from which Dawn 
of War was based on, to the game. The Tyranids are an alien 
race, threatening the imperium from the edge of the galaxy, 
living only to feast upon the flesh of their foes. They are 
a fearsome adversary, but an even better ally! That's why 
our mod allows you fight with and for the great Tyranid race, 
swarm the enemy with hundreds of hormagaunts, stamp on your 
foes with the huge carnifex and devour your opponent from 
within with the deadly lictor. We aim to show players of Dawn 
of War what the fantastic Tyranids are and attempt to keep as 
true to the feel of the race as possible.

Tyranids 400 Release
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+++YOU MUST HAVE DC INSTALLED TO PLAY THIS MOD+++



+WHAT TYRANID MODELS ARE IN THIS RELEASE? 

Every single model is in the game and animated, with a few exceptions
-The Ravener has no animations
-The Biovore appears as a Defiler
-The Hive Tyrant appears as a Wraithlord
-Will of the Hive appears as a skull probe
-Capillary Tower, Spore Chimney and Magma Vents are all standins
-Most buildings do not have animations



+HOW DO I INSTALL IT?+

Simple run the installer! It should locate your DoW folder and automatically
install into the right place. It doesn't overwrite 0.3 either, so you can still
play the older version if you so choose!


===IN GAME THINGS TO KNOW!===

+WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS MOD+

This version of the mod is a complete overhaul from 0.3. Everything is different.
The main point we want to establish is that this mod is a huge step from 0.3, but 
is not without errors. Things such as the Trygon Run animation is a bit dodgy,
some models still using standins and other weapon upgrades not appearing 
visually. The Code is solid, but for whatever reason, some visuals havn't made it
into this 0.4 release.

This mod is intended as a halfway between 0.3 and 0.5. 0.5 Will be hopefully the 
finished race, and will be complely visually finished. This mod has been polished
to the best of our abilities without pushing back the deadline any further. Any 
issues will be fixed with 0.5 or a subsequent patch.

Saying that, we really hope you enjoy it!

+HOW DO I CAPTURE STRATEGIC POINTS?

Genestealers and Warriors are the ONLY Tyranid unit that can 
capture strategic points. 

Will of the Hives are the Tyranid builder units. They are a
little like the Eldar builder units, and appear as skull probes



+HOW DOES THE TYRANID ECONOMY WORK?

Capture Strategic Point and build Spore Towers/Listening Posts
(just like other races), you will also need to build lots of 
Reclamation Pools as these also produce requisition



+HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM ON A PAR WITH OTHERS RACES RESOURCE OUTPUT?

As the Tyranids only have one resource, requisition, as a guide you 
need to produce 180+ requisition, not the usual 100 or so.



+WHAT ARE THE SQUAD AND SUPPORT CAPS?

The maximum squad capacity in-game is 30 and the 
maximum support capacity is 20. To justify the increase 
in squad cap from the usual 20 to 30, the Tyranids do 
not have turrets or mines. 



+HOW DO I INCREASE THE SQUAD OR SUPPORT CAPACITY?
 
By simply building a Hive, the relevant cap will increase 
by 5, look at the help tool tips. As a guide you should 
build the following -
4 Hive Node/Troop/Brood Hives – increase squad cap by 5
1 Birthing Sacs/Elite/Warrior Hives – increase squad cap by 5
2 Spawning Chambers/Carnifex/Heavy Hives – increase support cap by 5
1 Mutation Lair – increase support cap by 5
1 Tunnel Warrens/Relic - increase support cap by 5



+HOW DO I DEFEND MY BASE?

As the Tyranids you can only defend with your mobile forces, 
your spawned units. Your base does NO damage to the enemy. However,
All your buildings produce an effect called Toxic Miasma. 
This slows them down and it reduces the enemy’s accuracy. 


+DO MY BUILDINGS HAVE SYNAPSE AURA?

The HQ has Synapse. The Hive Mind would never 
leave their young without the comfort of their “mother” being 
present at the “birth”. Synapse provides “Iron Will” (auto 
rallies your troops) and “Immune to Instant Death” (reduces 
enemy damage) as per the codex. 



+WHAT TYRANIDS HAVE SYNAPSE?

The Hive Tyrant, Brood Lord, Warriors and Zoanthrope 
all have the Synapse aura. 



+WHAT DOES “WITHOUT NUMBER” MEAN?

In the Hive Node (Troop Hives the Spinegaunts, Termagaunts, 
Hormagaunts and Genestealers) at T3 (Tier 3, after 
the second HQ upgrade) there is another set of 4 
identical icons at the bottom of the unit selection 
box. They have “without number” (WoN) in the top row of the 
help tool tip. These units are produced at full strength, 
for example, when spawning a 'without number' Genestealer unit,
instead of spawning at a squad size of 2, they will spawn as a full 
squad of 12. Individually they are cheaper and spawn quicker than 
units at T1 and T2. Use the “without number” upgrades when you have 
plenty of resources.



+I’d like to give feedback about the mod or visit it’s creators.

You can visit our website at http://tyranids.dowfiles.com/, 
feel free to give comments on the mod, as long as they’re constructive!


+DISCLAIMER+

This is to acknowledge that we take no personal responsibility for any hardware 
damage or data corruption brought forth by the use or installation of this DoW modification.
As used, this modification works "as is" and has been thoroughly tested and should not cause
any major problems. In the event, however, that something serious does occur, it is up 
to the user(s) of their computer(s) to make appropriate backups before any attempt is made
to install the following DoW modification. Use at your own risk.

+SPECIAL THANKS+

Special thanks have to be given, because without these wonderbras, this mod couldn't have
been possible. In no particular order:

-The Entire Tyranid mod team. Working hard to strive for the impossible
-The Dawn of Skirmish ai team, for their fantastic ai and thudmeizer especially for his ai work
-Corsix, for his mod tools and game manager fix
-Kaveman, for his incredibly hard work he has put into the mod
-Dawnofwarfiles, for their hosting space
-The Relic Forums community for being fabulous
-Lord Azreal - Leading the mod for a while
-Gwalchavad - Coding
-J_Ray - Hormagaunt and Termagaunt models

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