Zero Ballistics 2.0

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

The free (as in beer and open source) tank simulation Zero Ballistics is now at version 2.0. Current features:

  • Three levels set in an alpine environment
  • One arena Level
  • Three different main weapons, and three secondary weapons
  • Six different skills
  • BeaconStrike, Deathmatch and Team Deatchmatch modes

Zero Ballistics

Download: [ AtomicGamer | | ]

Zero Ballistics will be released for FREE in 2010?

January 31st, 2010 by Marv

A post on the Zero Ballistics forums has been posted asking how interested people would be in a free release of Zero Ballistics and what I believe is them stating they will release the game for free also. For people who do not know Zero Ballistics is a game that is a blend of first person shooter and tank combat, focusing on multiplayer gaming exclusively. You can check out the beta if you want to get a better feel for the game.

Download: [ Zero Ballistics Current Beta for Linux ]

This post was submitted by jiero.

Zero Ballistics

June 2nd, 2008 by Crusader

The Linux Game Tome pointed out ZeroBallistics, a tank combat game from QuantiCode currently in open beta testing. Features:

  • Three levels set in an alpine environment
  • Three different main weapons, and one secondary weapon
  • Three different skills
  • Deathmatch and Team Deatchmatch modes

Info on controls and tank handling can be found in the readme.

Media: [ View ] Download: [ ]

Ballistics Shipping

June 7th, 2007 by Alkini

Linux Game Publishing sent out the following announcing that Ballistics is shipping:

The day is here. You can finally hit the track in a Ballistics speeder as of today! Ballistics is in stock, and shipping TODAY! The fastest racing game available, and the first commercial racing game for Linux, combining great graphics with excellent single and multiplayer gaming. Order direct from us, or from one of our resellers.

Ballistics Demo

May 16th, 2007 by Crusader

A reader let us know that Linux Game Publishing has posted a demo for Ballistics, a futuristic racing game originally developed by GRIN. System requirements:

  • Operating System: 2.2.x or better Linux kernel with glibc-2.1 or later and X-Windows (XFree86 3.3.x or later)
  • Processor: 500 MHz x86 Processor
  • Memory: 160 MB
  • Disc Space: 1.1 GB
  • CD-ROM: 4x
  • Graphics Card: Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics card with 32 MB video memory
  • Sound Card: OSS or ALSA Compatible

It’s also noted that the full game is expected to be released at the end of this month.

Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ 3D Downloads | linuxgamepublishing ]

More Ballistics Screenshots

November 14th, 2003 by Alkini

LGP has published more screenshots (sixteen total)of Ballistics, the racing game that they currently are porting and beta testing.

[pre-order Ballistics from TuxGames and be automatically allowed in to the beta]

Ballistics Beta Opens

October 1st, 2003 by Alkini

LGP‘s beta test period for Ballistics has begun. As always, LGP’s ‘net connection is a bitswamped right now, but remember that if you didn’t make it in to the beta, LGP is allowing all who preorder the game from any oftheir resellers to automatically be allowed in to the beta.

Ballistics Beta Testing

September 3rd, 2003 by Crusader

Linux Game Publishing sent in the following notice:

Applications for Beta Testers for Ballistics are now open. If you wish to join the beta, please go to; and sign up.

For this beta, we are trialling a new system. For those that don`t make it into the beta, you will be able to send us a proof of preorder of Ballistics from any of our resellers, and you will be admitted into the beta as a registered owner.

First Ballistics Screenshot

February 19th, 2003 by Judecca

Michael Simms of LGP sent in an announcement regarding the release of the first Ballistics screenshot.

It is just the intro screen, but as with Majesty we will add newscreenshots further through the game as the development progresses.

[Preorder Ballistics @ TuxGames]

LGP to Port Ballistics and Bandits

January 10th, 2003 by Alkini

LGP just announced that they will be porting two games from Swedish game developer Grin, Bandits – Phoenix Rising (screenshots) and Ballistics (screenshots):

LGP is excited to announce our two newest games. We have signed an agreementwith Grin to port their two popular games, Ballistics, a highspeed racing game, and Bandits: PhoenixRising, a post apocalyptic game centered around cars with big guns!

Desura Linux client available to anyone

November 9th, 2011 by Nemoder

Desura‘s Linux client is no longer in private beta, anyone may now make an account and download the software.
The following games are available now with more titles being added regularly:

Project Black Sun
Monster RPG 2
Cave Story
Thunder Fleets
Blue Libra
Little Space Duo
Cardinal Quest
Dwarf Fortress
Dungeons of Dredmor
Frozen Synapse
Oil Rush
Blocks That Matter
Air Forte
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Incognito Episode 3
Family Farm
Hacker Evolution: Untold
Incognito Episode 2
Puzzle Moppet
Hacker Evolution Duality
Conquest: Divide and Conquer
A.Typical RPG
Incognito Episode 1
World of Padman
Smokin’ Guns
Project Zomboid
Red Eclipse
M.A.R.S. – A Ridiculous Shooter
Alien Arena
Survivors of Ragnarök
King Arthur’s Gold
UFO: Alien Invasion
Zero Ballistics
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
Crayon Physics Deluxe
World of Goo
Shadowgrounds Survivor
Penumbra: Overture
Samorost 2
Revenge of the Titans
Lugaru: The Rabbit’s Foot
Atom Zombie Smasher
And Yet It Moves

This post was submitted by Nemoder.

LGP Patches

February 13th, 2009 by Crusader

Linux Game Publishing let us know that new patches are now available for Knights and Merchants, Candy Cruncher and Ballistics. These address issues with PenguinPlay, and a library issue on CandyCruncher.

Linux Game Publishing Patches

January 6th, 2009 by Crusader

New patches are now available for Knights and Merchants and Ballistics, to address a connection issue with PenguinPlay, Linux Game Publishing’s new multiplayer matchmaking service. These can be downloaded immediately using lgp_update.


January 2nd, 2009 by Crusader

Another item I should have gotten to before now, this one from Linux Game Publishing:

Today is a day that we at LGP have worked towards for over two years. We are very excited to announce the launch of LGP’s new site, PenguinPlay, a Multiplayer matchmaker for Linux.

Linux gamers can use PenguinPlay to find other gamers to play against, post about games on the PenguinPlay forums, and keep track of just how good they are on our highscore tables.

Coinciding with this launch, we are releasing patches for Knights and Merchants and Ballistics, to incorporate the new PenguinPlay library into these games. Patched for other LGP games are forthcoming, and our new titles, Jets’n’Guns and Sacred will be released with PenguinPlay support.

Full Metal Soccer

July 21st, 2008 by Crusader

The Linux Game Tome mentioned Full Metal Soccer, another game from QuantiCode (developers of ZeroBallistics) which features tank teams battling on a football/soccer pitch. The demo version allows play for two days, after which you must pay to register.

Screenshots: [ View ] Demo Download: [ ]

DropTeam Now Available

June 3rd, 2006 by Crusader let us know thatDropTeam, areal-time tactical sim set in the far future and developed by TBG Software, isnow available for purchasingonline:

The unqiue “realistic” Sci-Fi tactical combat game DropTeam for the PC,Mac and Linux platforms is NOW available as digital delivery or maildelivery – or both! Experience the unique multiplayer team action in theSpaceVikings universe, or fight through an intriguing solo campaignwhile trying to secure resources for your LiveShip clan! No hit points,no medi packs… DropTeam features “believable combat” simulatingreal-world physics, ballistics, damage and much more! Featuring HUGEmaps (over 1000 sqkm) and a totally new top-notch graphics enginesupporting HDR, advanced shading technology, cross-platform multiplayercapability and extensive XML-based modding support… you just cannotafford to miss this game!

When you order, you can download the game immediately and/or have theCD/manual package mailed to you.Additional information regardingfeatures,the setting’s backstory,units,and even the engine canbe found at the official site. Systemrequirements:
  • Geforce4/Radeon 9600 64MB VRAM video card (nVidia 6600/Radeon 9800recommended)
  • 512 MB system RAM (1GB recommended)
  • P4 (or equivalent) CPU recommended
  • GLIBC version 2.3.4 or higher
  • X Windows with working OpenGL acceleration
  • ALSA audio

Finally, the publictest demo is still available for download ( also mentionedthat a final demo built from the gold code will be released shortly).

Screenshots: [ View ]Download: [ Public Test Demo ]


May 13th, 2005 by TimeDoctor

Linux Game Publishing‘s Michael Simms broke the idling in his #lgp on the freenode network to give everyone a SITREP on LGP’s output:

12:27 < Zero_Dogg> what’s the next game to be released by LGP?
12:30 <@lgp-michael> soul ride then ballistics in short order
12:30 <@lgp-michael> weve fixed the big ballistics problem now
12:31 <@lgp-michael> we’ve got 1 data corruption, one crash, and then we’re done
12:32 <@lgp-michael> Ive contacted the G17 guy a few days ago with a list ofoutstanding problems and he hasnt replied yet, so Im notsure when the next beta for that will be

12:44 <@lgp-michael> but right now, Im actually busy allocating everyone I canto a new project Im having a meeting about on tuesday andit will be a major coup and land us two AAA titles {:-) But Ive said enough already *grins*