Empires Mod FAQ

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What is the best way to describe Empires Mod ?

Empires Mod is a A Half-Life 2 Total Conversion that is best described as a RTS/FPS hybrid, a blending of the two genres. Players may take to the front lines on foot, fighting their opponents directly, or command the faction in an RTS-style manner, building things and assigning orders.

What games are Empires Mod similar to ?

A similar ancestor mod from Half-Life 1 is Natural Selection. Like Empires Mod, NS has building and a very strategical play style. However, its theme is much different and it also lacks vehicles.

Also similar are basically any sci-fi RTS games like Red Alert, Total Annihilation, Warzone 2100, etc. Noticable inspirations can be found in Empires Mod, such as the research tech tree and vehicle customization (Warzone 2100).

How much does the mod cost ?

It's completely free for Download.

Who is currently developing the mod ?

A complete team listing can be found on the Empires Mod Team page.

Where can I join an Empires Mod Clan ?

We have a Clan Listing here. This will grow in the coming months so if you don't find a clan you like there, check again in a few weeks or why not start your own!

Why can't I find any aircraft ?

This is still a Beta version, Aircraft will be included with an upcoming patch.

Why is the game unpredictably laggy and unstable at times?

Empires is currently in early public beta, and many issues are being worked on at once. The development team is rather small and are doing this all for free, so these things take time. Please be patient and report any issues you may find.

Where can I download some custom maps ?

At the moment there is no specific custom map centre for Empires Mod, keep an eye on the Forums if you would like to download custom maps.

Where can I find out even more about Empires Mod ?

Have a look at the Manual, or visit the Forums. You can also ask in the main Empires Mod Irc channel #Empiresmod on Gamesurge.net.