Reaching the closed testing environment just hours ago has been the third BETA candidate for X2 - The Threat, which is presently being ported to Linux by the developers at Linux Game Publishing. This third candidate delivers many performance improvements and is the focus of our benchmarking today to see how the second and third BETA updates fair, after we had tampered with the initial build late last year.
In Hell is a new revolutionary Doom3 singleplayer modification that brings you back the old atmosphere of ultimate doom.
D2X-XL is a opensource OpenGL port for Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6 and they fixed all the bugs in D2X 0.2.6!
Into Cerberon is focused on the gameplay of the descent games with the doom3 engine. Its multiplayer only in the moment but they discuss about a singleplayer campaign when the time is come.
SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous nonviolent 3D hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. You may download the shareware version of SuperMaze from the Decane website for free!
Have you ever found yourself quoting something from a favorite old arcade game ("Elf needs food, badly!") and wondered whatever happened to that original experience? While many games have been updated over the years, those who remember their debut at times feel that the newest versions lost the something special that the original had captured. When caught in a nostalgic mood, it's a natural move these days to find out if you can revisit those old games again.
How about a nice game of chess?
Chess is one of the most popular and one of the most enduring games in the history of the world. That, and if you haven't played a decent game of computer chess lately, it's time to check out Felipe Bergo's eboard.
The Year 2005 draws to an end, everyone looks back to see, what happened during the past twelve months and so do we. The year was successful for linux-gamers.net and for linux-gaming in general.
A few days ago, the development team released FreeOrion v0.3, the first edition of the game to incorporate production and research. While it's still early on in the development process, v0.3 showcases enough of the design, development, and art behind the project that we felt it was time to come out of hiding.
A new patch has been released to fix a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 that got turned off by accident in 3369.1.
Last 8 December, an independent Web site serving the Xbox gaming community revealed that an unknown Dutch group of programmers (perhaps numbering as few as one) released several binary images of Xbox 360 game discs through the Internet, along with a so-called "dump extractor" command line tool that would enable individuals to scan and examine the contents of these images.
Only weeks after the introduction of the Xbox 360, hackers appear to have cracked their way into the software that runs the Microsoft game console.
Wish you could relive the glory days playing the original Doom but with all the flair of a modern graphics engine? Well, thanks to the folks over at Flaming Sheep Software, you can!
Rounding off this patchy Monday, Icculus has issued updated retail patches for Unreal Tournament 2004 to bring the Linux and Mac OSX editions of Epic's multiplayer first-person shooter to version 3369-1.
Id Software has released a new beta patches for Quake 4, bringing the Linux client/server to version 1.0.6.
Also: $2,000 Quake 4 tourney proposed
The Xbox 360 experience just hasn't been what it should be, given the hype, anticipation and price tag for one of the units.
Also: Muted hello for Xbox 360 in Japan
Gaming on the GP2X is 100% open source, so an extensive library of dubious ports and emulations was fairly inevitable. Among others, the GP2X already boasts emulators for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Master System, and Genesis/Megadrive.
Also: UT 2007 on PlayStation 3
Awakening II is a partial conversion for Quake 2 that adds 10 new weapons and 5 new powerups, and there are also a whopping 28 new levels available to play on."
If gaming is the only reason you still use Windows, now might be time to switch. Cedega represents the best solution for gaming under Linux.
A new patch for ut2004 has been released today. Patch 3369 contains several important fixes, but Linux users might be most excited about the availability of render-to-texture support.