Nexuiz 2.5

April 6th, 2009 by Crusader

Nexuiz, an open-source first-person shooter based on the Quake-derived DarkPlaces engine, is now at version 2.5:

  • Completely redone HUD and user adjustable scoreboard
  • Totally rewritten Client/Server communication to cut the bandwidth usage in half
  • New gamemode “Race”. Try to get from start to end of a level as fast as possible. Available as free-for-all and team variant. Further allows to play with or without a qualification period.
  • Added several new weapons (on-hand Grappling Hook, Port-O-Launch, T.A.G. Seeker, Heavy Laser Assault Cannon, Rifle)
  • Map editor NetRadiant included
  • Improved all effects for eye candy and tweakability
  • All maps recompiled with external lightmaps which allow for much crisper shadows
  • Added maps desertfactory (DM, TDM, MinstaGib), racetrack (Race) and made aggressor support Key Hunt
  • New player sounds, announcer sounds/voices, textures, crosshairs, weapon models, effects and menu skins
  • Added support for video capture to OggTheora
  • Integrated the Havoc mod into the menu! Havoc servers use quite different physics and weapons, give it a try!
  • Fixed a crash with ATI drivers on shutdown or vid_restart
  • Fixed several problems with lagging gameplay/crashes/wrong display of effects
  • Improved bots (teamworking, bunnyhopping, swimming, better way finding, support for ladders, less CPU usage, faster map loading)
  • Better visual display of carried items (Strength, Shield, flags and keys)
  • Better parental guidance support with cl_gentle and cl_nogibs
  • Lots of tourney-related features (timeout/in, spectator-slots, allready, warmup mode, lockteams, unlockteams, movetoteam_red/blue/…, nospectators, records, cointoss)
  • Added some effects customization options like cl_casings, cl_weaponpriority
  • Many more map entities allowing for more dynamic maps
  • Restructured and improved menu: demos menu and multiple campaigns are back, also added an advanced menu containing ALL settings of the game

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2 Responses to “Nexuiz 2.5”

  1. vadi4 Says:

    Ubuntu .debs on

  2. Marv Says:

    A much better game then ioquake3

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