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Old 22nd Sep 2010, 05:30 AM   #1
Katsukaze
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Arrow BrutalCalibre - Revenge of The Swarm

Mod is Shutdown !
Until further Notice.

BrutalCalibre - Revenge of the Swarm


Weapons modified using specifications of fantasy/real weapons & balanced with an incredibly difficult swarm.

Focus is on teamwork and survival.
Not recommended for low level players.
Camping at spawn is boring, play the game.


Installation Instructions
(optional)
Method 1
  • Download brutalcalibre.vpk file.
  • Extract brutalcalibre.vpk to ...\swarm\addons
  • Join a BrutalCalibre Server in New York, US or London,UK, server IPs here.
  • Deactivate the mod when playing regular games in Options>addons through the in-game menu


Method 2
  • Make a copy of your [Alien Swarm] Folder located in Drive:\...\Steam\steamapps\common\...
  • Download brutalcalibre.vpk file.
  • Extract brutalcalibre.vpk to ...\swarm\addons
  • Start Steam
  • Select Add a non-steam game to my library
  • Select Swarm.exe from your new directory
  • Select Add Selected Programs
  • Right Click your new Alien Swarm Icon
  • Select Properties
  • Rename it to Alien Swarm [BrutalCalibre]
    • Click that icon whenever you want to play this mod
    • Join a BrutalCalibre Server in New York, US or London,UK, server IPs here.


Remember, if you choose to play on a normal server, select your regular Alien Swarm link in your library.
More Questions? See the FAQ at the bottom of this post.


Intelligence Info
The Alien Queen has deployed hundreds of her elite units at each station preparing an attack from New York, US and London, UK.
Larger swarms, faster, tougher and more damaging units than normal are ready to strike. Intel has discovered a new unit, The Shaman which heals damaged alien units. Drones use abilities such as jumping over doors and devouring marines from beneath while crossfire inducing tactics of buzzers and parasites combine to make the chance of survival grim, indeed.
Featuring a worldwide collaboration among weapon experts. Marines now wield famous weapons found in the internet movie firearms database(imfdb)such as:

Marine suits have been modified to carry more ammunition and payload with increased speed. Training and tactics have evolved, placing emphasis on tick-tock precision teamwork and class-specialized weapons.
The Swarm


Shaman
  • Heals Damaged Alien Units

Harvester
  • Spawns 15 critters instead of 5

Drones
*when compared to its counterpart in normal mode
  • Speed: 90% faster*
  • Health: 60% tougher*
  • Damage: 60% deadlier*
  • 5% faster when hurt*

Uber Drones
  • Speed: 15% faster*

Alien Attack Patterns
  • Horde may attack in swarms of 14 to 18
  • Horde may attack every 0 to 9 seconds
  • Wanderers may attack in swarms of 4 to 8
  • Wanderers may attack every 5 to 12 seconds
  • Max Batch size: 25
  • Attack from rear
  • Attack beneath marines
  • Jump sealed doors

Alien Awareness
  • There are no safe zones
  • Aliens are 33% more alert
  • Aliens may call for support when the battle gets tough for 3 to 7 seconds



Weapon Upgrades

Ammo Crate - Compact Crate
  • 24-Case Stack: Heavy Suit Mod
  • Reload cycle: 1.3

Autogun - USAF GAU-17/a Variant
  • Fire Rate: 33/sec - 2000 rpm
  • Capacity: 250 x 3

Chainsaw - MS 880 STIHL Magnum
  • Damage: 62.5

Electric Charged Armor
  • Capacity: 4/pack
  • Reduces Alien movement 75%

Flamer
  • Instantly ignites marines; burns for 1 minute

Freeze Grenades
  • 6/pack

Grenades
  • 6/pack

Healing Gun
  • Capacity: 120 x 1 (all bonuses included)
  • Fire Rate: 9.09/sec - 66% increase

Hornets
  • Capacity: 26 x 4
  • rocket acceleration: 360
  • rocket speed: 700-900

Medkit
  • 2/pack

M478 Incendiary Mines
  • 6/pack

Minigun - Russian GShG Variant
  • Fire rate: 100/sec - 6000 rpm
  • Capacity: 250 x 3
  • Spin-up: 50% faster
  • Higher pitched spinup

PDWs - Heckler & Koch MP5 with .40 S&W rounds
  • Fire rate: 26.66/sec - 1600 rpm (800 x 2)
  • Damage: 13
  • Capacity: 120 x 4

Pistols - prototype laser pistol
  • Ammo: Laser Bolts
  • Fire Rate: 2/sec
  • Damage: 384
  • Capacity: 30 x 9

Prototype Rifle - M56 Smartgun
  • Auto-Aim
  • Damage: 7
  • Capacity: 98 x 6
  • Fire rate: 20/sec - 1200 rpm

Rail Driver - Red Faction variant
  • Damage: 1600
  • Reload Cycle: 1.3/sec
  • Limited to Tech

Rifle - MG 42 Variant
  • Damage: 6
  • Capacity: 98 x 6
  • Fire rate: 25/sec - 1500

Shotgun - Franchi SPAS-12 with LE127 00 Buckshot
  • Damage: 25/pellet
  • Capacity: 9 x 5
  • Fire rate: 1.54/sec
  • Pellets: 9

Smart Bomb
  • Capacity: 2 x 52
  • Rocket acceleration: 360
  • Rocket speed: 700-900

Sniper Rifle - M110 SASS variant
  • Fire rate: 2/sec
  • Damage: 800
  • Capacity: 20 x 4

Stimulant - Adrenaline
  • 4/pack

Tesla Cannon
  • Damage: 10
  • Fire Rate: 2/sec
  • reduces alien movement by 75%

Tesla Coils
  • 9/pack
  • reduces alien movement by 75%

Vindicator - Atchisson Assault Shotgun (AA-12) with FRAG-12 rounds
  • Damage: 180
  • Fire rate: 5.0/sec - 300 rpm
  • Capacity: 20 x 5

Welder
  • Fully welded doors are 80% more stable

Marines

  • Suit Upgrades increase movement speed by 7.2% than normal suits
  • Trained to normalize natural body stimulants within 8 seconds of increased combat


Bots

  • Tech automatically hacks



Changelog
  • 2010-09-22 V1.0 - Initial Release
  • 2010-09-22 V1.1 - added limitation for ammunition to Special Weapons
  • 2010-09-24 V1.2 - changed Vindicator capacity to 20 x 4 (+10 reserve)
  • 2010-09-24 V1.3 - added Pistol mod to help with low-level players
  • 2010-09-25 V1.4
    • decreased Autogun fire rate to 3000 from 4000
    • reduced Alien speed to 60% from 80%
    • included Shamans
    • increased max horde to 42 from 36
    • decreased horde & wanderer min spawn time to 12 from 15
    • decreased horde & wanderer max spawn time to 27 from 30
    • increased horde batch from 15 to 18
  • 2010-09-27 V1.5
    Swarm Changes
    • Wanderers travel in groups of 4 to 14 increased from 3 to 12
    • More Shamans deployed
    • Harvester
      • increased critter spawn to 15 from 10
      • uses new model, old model does not retreat
    Weapon Changes
    • Autogun - damage increased to 9 from 7
    • Chainsaw - damage increased to 62.5 from 30.5
    • Minigun - damage increased to 9 from 7
    • Shotgun - upgraded to Franchi SPAS -12 (Terminator 1) request from Ξקטћהםλx
      • now uses 00 buckshot: pellets decreased from 12 to 9
      • flinchchance increased to 50% from 20%
    • Vindicator - added FRAG - 12 shells to reflect the incendiary upgrade
    • Tesla Coils - increased to 9/pack
    • Prototype Rifle - damage increased to 7
    • Rifle
      • damage decreased to 6 from 7
      • fire rate increased to 25/sec @ 1500 rpm
    • Personal Defense Weapon - damage increased to 9
  • 2010-09-30 V1.6
    Swarm Changes
    • Horde size range: 8 to 32
    • Hordes spawn every 12 to 28 seconds
    • Wanderers spawn every 15 to 25 seconds
    • Wanderers will spawn for 3 to 5 seconds @ peak marine intesity
    Weapon Changes
    • Autogun - decreased fire rate to 33 shots/sec @ 2000 rpm
    • PDWs - upgraded to Heckler & Koch MP5/40
      • damage increased to 13 (.40 Smith & Wesson rounds)
      • decreased fire rate to 26.67 shots/sec @ 1600 rpm (each gun - 800 rpm) - real fire rate of MP5/40
    • Pistol - increased clip to 30
    • Railgun - reload cycle set to normal @ 1.3 sec
    • Welder - fully welded doors are 80% more stable
    • Tesla Coils - slows aliens to 20% of their speed
    • Tesla Cannon - same as above
    • Electrified armor - same as above
  • 2010-10-04 V1.7
    Patch Method
    • Script files added to VPK
    • Put VPK in addons folder
    Weapon Changes
    • Pistol - prototype laser pistol weapon
      • Uses beam similar to the mining laser
      • Damage increased to 384/shot
    • Sniper - upgraded to M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System
      • uses a 20 round drum
      • decreased reload cycle to 2.0 seconds
      • fire rate increased to 2 shots/sec
    • Vindicator
      • Removed incendiary ammo
      • Reduced pellet count to 7 from 12

    2010-10-08 V1.8
    Swarm Changes
    • Speed increased from 60% to 90%
    • Horde may attack in swarms of 8 to 36
    • Horde may attack every 9 to 24 seconds
    • Wanderers may attack in swarms of 4 to 8
    • Wanderers may attack every 14 to 30 seconds
    Weapon Changes
    • Ammo Crate
      • Ammo crate #: reduced to 20 from 24
      • Reload cycle: decreased to 1.3
      • All classes have access to ammunition
    • Autogun
      • Capacity: 250 x 3
      • Reload Cycle: 2.2sec
    • Minigun
      • Capacity: 250 x 3
      • Spin-up Speed: decreased 50%
      • Sound Pitch Range 125-175 from 50-150
    • Rifle/Prototype Rifle
      • Capacity: 98 x 6
    • Shotgun
      • Capacity: 9 x 5
    Marine Changes
    • lowered instensity increase to 50%
    2010-10-29 V1.9
    Swarm Changes
    • Alien move in batches of 8 instead of 12
    • Horde may attack in swarms of 8 to 20
    • Horde may attack every 3 to 12 seconds
    • Wanderers may attack in swarms of 4 to 8
    • Wanderers may attack every 9 to 15 seconds
    • Aliens may call for backup for 3 to 7 seconds
    Weapon Changes
    • PDWs
      • Capacity: increased to 120 x 4 from 100 x 4

    2010-11-20 V2.0
    Swarm Changes
    • Horde may attack in swarms of 14 to 18
    • Horde may attack every 0 to 9 seconds
    • Wanderers may attack in swarms of 4 to 8
    • Wanderers may attack every 5 to 12 seconds
    • Max Batch size: 25
    Weapon Changes
    • Modified Weapons and descriptions




Frequently Asked Questions


Why do I need to make a copy of my Alien Swarm Directory?
  • Adding these modded script files will cause a consistency error on un-modded servers. Have a separate installation and no worries.

Is it necessary to have the script files?
No, however...
  • Sound of gun's fire rate will not match nor give the player an accurate sound of what is being shot.
  • This is crucial to ammo conservation in tight corners i.e. holding off that 1 shot to take down the last of a swarm before reloading.
  • I'm sure u want to hear the sound of your 3000 rpm autogun or AA-12 Vindicator.
  • Modified weapon damage details and reload times are displayed correctly.
  • For a better experience, plz follow the installation instructions at the start of this post.

Mods Supported?
  1. Sourcemod and Metamod: Source
    • Removes Death Cam
    • Adjusts horde speed, quantity, timings
    • Adjusts some weapon configurations
    • Adjusts marine speed
    • Allows for a simple MOTD plugin, etc.
  2. Xehonk's BeyondInsane mod

Purpose of this mod?
  • Include some weapons types from movies, history and modern era
  • High Teamwork requirement
  • Breathtaking Gameplay
  • The inescapable and relentless swarm
  • To keep us busy until proper mods are made

Why aren't sentries and grenade launchers modded?
Storymode:
  • The marines opted for increased mobility and carrying space. Their modded weapons surpassed any attempts to mod the sentries. Also, more carrying space.
Reality:
  • The damage is coded into the game differently than other weapons.
  • Unable to change by editing the script files.



Thanks to GH7, Redshaddovv, Honk, Faedine, PigtailsBoy, iKossu, Makor, BlackPlague, Sen and all other players for their input and playtesting.

Last edited by Katsukaze; 11th Dec 2010 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Version 2.0
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Old 24th Sep 2010, 02:24 AM   #2
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I think your last bullet point says it all for me.

"until proper mods are made"

If you ask me you've spent more time making this advert than it'd take to make your mod.
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Old 24th Sep 2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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I really love how you hid the download link in the middle of the post, rather than the more obvious option of placing it at the beginning and/or end. It confused Idle_Wild into thinking you had an ad without a product.

Bravo.
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Old 24th Sep 2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Post

 Originally Posted by Hybrid: ( link to post ) 
It confused Idle_Wild into thinking you had an ad without a product.

Bravo.
Pretty funny actually

Will change the location of the d/l link.
Thanks for your input both of you. Play sometime and see how it is.

  1. No doubt editing script files are easy.
  2. No doubt editing on the forums is time consuming.
  3. Researching the various historical, modern, fantasy weapons took longer than 1 + 2.

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Old 26th Sep 2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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It could have been nice, is all I can say.

Well maybe it is. I am favourably assuming (if that is proper english) that we fell prey to a glitch.

We (westy, kjk, me, and some other ppl) were in that London BrutalCalibre server, and tried to play there. But it was like it had godmode turned on, no damage whatsoever to marines. No friendly fire.

The changes made to the game are nice, or would be, if we could have played it normally- with invulnerability it gets old after some minutes, like all cheating.

Nice to see that shaman monster, unlike the other leftouts the model looks nice, and fitting in style, I wonder why he didn't make it into the game.

Weapons are ridiculously overpowered, every single one I tried. Which could make sense, gameplay-wise, cos there were MASSES of aliens swarming upon us.

Maybe it was just a server admin who made a mistake, or something else went wrong, for godmode surely defeats the purpose of constructing a difficulty beyond brutal, or any challenge at all.

Maybe I should post it over there, but I hope the modder gets back here, I just can't bring myself to really use the steam forums...

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It sure has the potential to be funny, and seems really playable. I would like to play that again, with a good team. But only WITH damage of course.
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 12:23 AM   #6
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That must have been me

 Originally Posted by lightfoot: ( link to post ) 
It could have been nice, is all I can say.
We (westy, kjk, me, and some other ppl) were in that London BrutalCalibre server, and tried to play there.
Hope to see you all on the server again!

 Originally Posted by lightfood: ( link to post ) 
Nice to see that shaman monster, unlike the other leftouts the model looks nice, and fitting in style, I wonder why he didn't make it into the game.
Apparently, Shamans seem to be missing certain animations and sounds, the healing is working though.

 Originally Posted by lightfoot: ( link to post ) 
Weapons are ridiculously overpowered, every single one I tried. Which could make sense, gameplay-wise, cos there were MASSES of aliens swarming upon us.
Wanted bullets, sparks and goo to fly when some of our favourite guns were mixed with the incredibly large amount of swarms

 Originally Posted by lightfoot: ( link to post ) 
Maybe it was just a server admin who made a mistake...
Yes, I used Godmode to test the settings out and forgot.. my apologies.
 Originally Posted by lightfood: ( link to post ) 
Maybe I should post it over there, but I hope the modder gets back here, I just can't bring myself to really use the steam forums...
There is a BrutalCalibre post there as well. Thought different users might be using the BlackCat forums; i was right!


Version 1.5 has been released as well.

Hope to see you on the server and thanks for your input.
Not many people care in the first place.

Last edited by Katsukaze; 28th Sep 2010 at 12:47 AM. Reason: V1.5 released
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 08:09 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Katsukaze: ( link to post ) 
Not many people care in the first place.
Mmh, don't think that. There are quite a lot of people who don't use the forum much, and if they do then they just read. But they play and use the stuff that was made.

Meaning to say, you not getting much feedback doesn't mean that the work people like you do is not appreciated.
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 03:26 PM   #8
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Steamgroup ASBI

If you check the announcements on ASBI steampage, some information is there as well.
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 12:17 AM   #9
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Exclamation Version 1.6 Released

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Old 6th Oct 2010, 03:26 PM   #10
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Version 1.7 Released

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Version 1.8 released

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Old 18th Oct 2010, 05:11 PM   #12
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Fixed an error in Instructions.

Rename non-steam game link to Alien Swarm [BrutalCalibre] instead of Alien Swarm [BeyondInsane]
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Old 29th Oct 2010, 10:59 PM   #13
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Version 1.9 Released ( no download req )

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Old 30th Nov 2010, 02:05 AM   #14
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Version 2.0 Released

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Goodluck ^^
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