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Exception Beta v.0.95
Content: Maps
File Size:
159.984 MB
Nov 5, 2012 @ 9:54am
May 28, 2013 @ 12:52pm
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HOTFIX[www.dropbox.com] - Save to Content/SeriousSam3, fixes the last level not loading

Exception Beta Part 2 (Second part of the mappack, workshop file)

Serious Sam 2 Sounds Resource Pack[www.gamefront.com] (.Zip, extract the .gro file inside to Content/SeriousSam3 - Alternate Dropbox download link[www.dropbox.com])

Mischievous's NPCs (Workshop file)

(Put manually downloaded .gro files into Content/SeriousSam3 folder, found in Steam/steamapps/common/serious sam 3)


Enter the mind of Serious Sam himself in this exceptional mappack inspired by
Inception and Psychonauts!

Mental has hacked into Netricsa using technology to manipulate a person's dreams, trapping Sam inside his own mind and militarizing his mind against himself. To wake up, Sam must perform an Exception, and fix Netricsa by convincing her to get back to her senses.

This near final beta version of the mappack includes four playable levels, Dream Collapses, Madness Begins, The City of the End and The Peak of Insanity, each being set in surrealistic landscapes, either made of checkerboard cubes and various odd geometrical shapes, or a gigantic bathroom with a warzone of soldiers, giant machine guns mounted on carrots, destroyed helicopters and tanks, a burning gigantic cityscape, or a mental apocalypse! All levels are fully playable to completion with the exception of Peak of Insanity, which is still missing a final boss fight and some additions.

Recommended to be played on Normal difficulty unless you're an experienced Sam player.


All mapping & design by me, Finzy.
Special thanks to: Pan for custom character models and model rips, Mischievous for NPCs, scripting help, sea model / effects, Devostator for Amnesia models, Noam for the Netricsa witch bride model
Music credits:
Inception, Psychonauts, Ape Escape: On the Loose, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, FFVII: Advent Children,
Ratchet & Clank 3, Golden Axe, Playstation All Stars BR OSTs
All music and sound resources downloaded from YouTube using YouTube Downloader, copyright to respective owners.
Some sound sfx from Dissidia (Duodecim 012): Final Fantasy, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Warhammer 4K: Dawn of War 1 and 2 (also YouTube).
Drugged pills/secret sfx by YouTube users alfabusa, seibmoz, Nakazimm, Lightning Lion
Additional secret sfx by Dexter Manning/Lyle (Final Fantasy machinima - Tough Love, YouTube)
Battle music "Psychotic Censors" OC Remix by Mazedude, from OCRemix.org
Secret battle music "Aire Tam Break" OC Remix by Fishy, from OCRemix.org
Madness Begins - secret battle music (FFIX Battle 1 Metal Arrange) by iapprovelolis (YouTube)
Additional FF and KH remixes by BitSymphony and Sasukeshika (also YouTube)
Main beta testing by: Sly7745, Noam, Mischievous, Pan and Lavama



- Added 2 new levels, The City of the End and The Peak of Insanity
- Added a new introduction scene to Dream Collapses
- Added a new unlockable credits level
- Added new player models for characters that are featured throughout the levels
- Added transitions between certain levels.
- Fixed a bug in Madness Begins where enemies would remain alive at the bottom of the room (added an abyss killer).


- A final battle
- Some tweaks and bugfixes to the latter 2 levels - they are effectively in beta
- Subtitles for Dream Collapses and Madness Begins (will be added for the final release).
- Updated Sephiroth model (still uses the old one but probably replaced by SFL's "Sexyroth").
- Additional multiplayer enemies (if playing in co-op, using higher enemy strenght settings is recommended)


Old players: If you downloaded any previous betas of Exception from outside the Workshop, please delete them before installing this one!


Don't want to use the workshop? I've packaged a single gro file that contains both parts and the hotfix. You'll still need the SS2 Sounds Resource Pack + Mischievous NPCs linked in the original Exception file though.
Exception v095 Beta Non Workshop Version (Put to Content/SeriousSam3)
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O[Corrupted Hawk] Pataponex Jul 16 @ 12:11pm 
wont load
Ancient Gamer Jul 5 @ 8:24pm 
i would download this in a heartbeat if it didnt need that hotfix BS that i dont understand at all......looks awesome it looks like what sams mind would be like too......but THAT HOTFIX BS
FunkyFinzy  [author] Jun 4 @ 11:33am 
Added alternate download link for the SS2 sounds pack if people still can't get it. (Gamefront works fine for me at least)
Sam Stone ☆ May 24 @ 9:05am 
Hey, Sam 2 Sounds link is broken, dude
FunkyFinzy  [author] May 23 @ 2:56pm 
Works fine for me. I can try uploading it to Dropbox later, though.
MacieGPL May 23 @ 1:58pm 
Serious Sam 2 Sounds Resource Pack download link is not working :(
_ProSlam_ Apr 21 @ 6:17am 
Yeah the mod work only with the non-workshop files !
Good map!
DeathTruckShaun Apr 21 @ 2:14am 
Totally works, thanks a lot ! :D
FunkyFinzy  [author] Apr 20 @ 2:49pm 
Grab the hotfix linked in the description (here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpomijfqj46bx3l/Z4_UTDrownSounds.gro) and it should load. Cheers!
DeathTruckShaun Apr 20 @ 12:28pm 
Dude, what an awesome mod you give us here, it's a long time I didn't play an awesome custom campaign like this one .... but I have a problem, the level "The Peak of Insanity" is unable to load because of this:
"Cannot open file Content/SeriousSam3/Models/Player/NewUTVoices/UTVoices/Male/Drown.wav"
What is going on ? What should I do ?