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Nexuiz Released

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After many years of development, Nexuiz has been released to the public! Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first person shooter, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch. The 1.0 release weighs in at 161MB, and includes 17 maps, 28 playable characters, and 10 music tracks. It is cross-platform, and supports Windows and Linux (x86 and x86_64), with Mac support coming soon (patch to be released in the next few days).

All of Nexuiz is licensed under the GPL, including the core engine, the textures, maps, sounds, and models. It is extremely modder friendly. Because of its GPL license status, it can be included in any Linux distros or packages and is entirely free.

Nexuiz is built on the power of the Darkplaces engine, which is a heavily modified version of the original Quake. Darkplaces features realtime lighting and stencil shadows, bumpmapping, gloss, bloom, and totally rewritten network code that supports up to 64 players on a single server. While quality gameplay was our primary goal, it's graphics technology and artwork allows the game to compete with the current quality of commercial games.

Any online deathmatch fan will instantly feel at home with Nexuiz' weapons and movement style. The fast server browser and quick loading time allows you to jump right into a game at a moments notice and play a quick game.



I suck

Teehee. A preliminary look at nexuiz gives the impression of a wonderful open sourced project. Last I heard it was gpl'd, tho there was a little glitch with the soundtracks.

The map in space with little gravity played well. ...really well. If I could just stop falling off. Big Grin I suck! I killed myself more than the other players killed me and I think I managed to frag a couple guys myself. Big Grin

It reminds of quake3 a lot, but I guess it should, I think it uses the same game engine. The familiar loki installer worked flawlessly.

I just wish there was a single player adventure mode. I'm not much into online gaming cuz of the hackers and cheaters and mainly, face it, cuz I suck! Big Grin

I do pretty well in single player games when I can turn the difficulty down to medium or easy, but these online games make me feel quite inadequate. Big Grin I'm not sure how accurate the sites were either to tell the truth, I think they were a little off. Big Grin

I'll be looking closer at this game later when I have the time and possibly post some screenshots - if the guys will let me live long enough! Big Grin

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

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