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Author Topic: Download and play Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2), a free, open-source game  (Read 9390 times)

KenR

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Here is a stunning, free first person shooter. There are versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Numerous screen shots will show the quality of the rendering engine. The game might take a while to download, however, as the files/downloads are over 100 MB.

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Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.

Much like the original Cube, the aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features & eyecandy possible, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine.

The engine supporting the game is entirely original in code & design, and its code is Open Source (ZLIB license, read the docs for more on how you can use the engine)...



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Looks impressive, but what are the minimum requirements? I don't want to download 100 MB for nothing, I already did that yesterday with another (bigger) game, and it didn't pass the title screen. And I don't see anything in the documentation...

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That looks pretty nifty, especially for something free.

EDIT: runs very well here, GeForce6600 pci-e card.

Graphics are about same quality as quake - with cute bumpmapping and water shaders, but less advanced lighting I think. And q3 has 'curved surfaces', don't think this has.

Levels load blazingly fast.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2006, 05:31 AM by f0dder »

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Tested it on ubuntu with an ATI x550 card, runs fine, but very buggy.
Like f0dder said, graphics are nice, but I experience some strange artifacts here and there.
And the game totally locked up the computer needing a hard reboot when i exited it.
It may be my 3d card drivers.... but the game itself ran very smooth, seems to need  a little more work tho.

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Bump mapping? Shaders? I think my card can handle the former, but not the latter... :(

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Shaders require... ho humm... Friend of mine says GeForce3, although it wasn't with Shader Model 2.0 until it got really useful - probably around GeForce5/Radeon9x00 or so. Can't really remember, never did shader coding, but it was added "fairly long ago", in the graphics card scene sense of "fairly long ago" anyway :)

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Yes, but with a TNT2 M64 shaders are not supported, they weren't added so long ago :(

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TNT2? Wow, that's ancient :) - I think I had a Riva TNT2 around the time when Quake3 was released, or perhaps the demo of it.

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... Why is it that Quake3 still seems 'new' to me. I'm still a Quake2 guy :P
It's not THAT ancient, you know. Computer technology just evolves way too fast :P

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Well, when I bought the computer I had a SIS6326 with 8 MB. Now that's ancient, and it couldn't run anything. Half-Life was very slow, even at a low resolution. The TNT2 was a gift from my brother, who replaced this card with a GeForce2 with TV-Out, for viewing movies. It surely was a change, but nowadays it's pretty old (my brother changed his computer two times since then, the last one being an impressive piece of hardware), and the most advanced games I can run are Quake 3 and Unreal... no Dreamfall for me :(

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Re: Download and play Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2), a free, open-source game
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 03:18 AM »
You're not missing out on much,.. the older games usually are more fun anyways :)

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LETS MAKE A SAUERBRATEN ADD-ON DOWNLOAD FORUM PAGE
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 10:26 PM »
LETS MAKE A SAUERBRATEN ADD-ONS DOWNLOAD PAGE WITH MAPS AND OTHER STUFF. EVERYONE PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR OWN MAPS FOR DOWNLOAD. ;)  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :) 8) ;) :( :D