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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)
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Nov 10 @ 10:01am
First map on coop, I teleport to the next area in the beginning, my freind doesnt.
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Lavama Dec 24 @ 11:16am 
When is it gone be done
Alipheese Fateburn XVI Nov 10 @ 9:39am 
Ah I see, well for what it is it's really fun and really hope it will be done one day in the future! I'm sure people are bugging yah to finish it becuase they want to see what happens at the end, it was a real cliffhanger :P Even the secret side story with the FF characters had a bit of a cliff hanger too at the end of the 2nd last level. Leaves a lot to the mind!
FunkyFinzy  [author] Nov 10 @ 6:38am 
It's sir. :P Thanks a lot for the kind words, most people just demand me to finish it or complain about how hard it's to install. I've been working on a lot of other stuff for SS3 and it's been quite a while since I made this now so I can't really say if I'll finish it (especially with work and studies IRL on the way), but I'm happy that people still appreciate it.
Alipheese Fateburn XVI Nov 9 @ 10:09pm 
This was the most fun I have had in a SS3 custom map in a long time :) You sir/ma'am caught a very rare feeling in me I don't feel in many games now a days, something fun and magical about playing a custom map or story that changes the feel of the game but keeps it’s elements. I wish I could describe it better but I can’t. I can’t wait for V1.0 of the map! ^^
FunkyFinzy  [author] Oct 9 @ 10:00am 
If it doesn't load then I'm afraid you did not install something correctly (there are instructions right there in the description on how to install everything). Believe me it's been tested and the only other option would be to pack all the files into a single download WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLE due to filesize limitations on the Steam workshop.
USSR Oct 8 @ 10:06pm 
downloaded the file mode put in Steam, the choice of missions appeared, but when booting the error "Failed to load level"
[Corrupted Hawk] Pataponex Jul 16 @ 12:11pm 
wont load
Seath The Scaleless 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