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Privateer: Ascii Sector 0.4.7.6

March 30th, 2009 by Crusader

Privateer: Ascii Sector, a clever space combat/trading game with text-based graphics (which allows the developer to concentrate on gameplay) has reached version 0.4.7.6 to fix a quest bug.

Download: [ asciisector.net ]

Battle for Wesnoth 1.6

March 30th, 2009 by Crusader

Version 1.6 of The Battle for Wesnoth, the lauded open source fantasy-themed turn-based strategy game, has been released with new campaign features, an improved multiplayer lobby, new unit portraits, new music, and an improved map editor. Additionally:

We hope there are no bugs left, but if you find any, report them. We are also looking for help in several areas, so that many other releases of similar caliber can follow this one. We are especially looking for translators, graphic artists (sprite, portraits, terrain, story images), music composers (a background in classical composition, and good equipment required), sound artists (for special effects), authors (writing/maintaining campaigns, creating content like unit descriptions, improving the ingame help) and, of course, coders. If you want to participate in developing Wesnoth, just have a look at the forum or visit us in the IRC channel #wesnoth-dev on irc.freenode.net.

Battle for Wesnoth 1.6

Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ wesnoth.org ]

Pandora Complete

March 30th, 2009 by Crusader

Gizmodo has linked a demo video of the first complete Pandora open-source handheld game console, which was available for pre-ordering ($329.99 US) last fall. Developed through internet forum discussion, the hardware specs are:

  • ARM® Cortex™-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
  • 430-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core
  • PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
  • 800×480 4.3″ 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
  • Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth & High Speed USB 2.0 Host
  • Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV output
  • Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
  • 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
  • Around 10+ Hours battery life

The video shows Quake 1 being played; if you’re interested in already available Linux handheld game device, there’s the GP2X.

Dominions 3 v3.23b

March 30th, 2009 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design released the version 3.23b patch for the turn-based strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening; you can read the changelog which delineates the various bugfixes, including a cheat detection fix. If you’re not familiar with the game, this “Let’s Play!” thread at the Something Awful forums is a good primer.

Dominions 3: The Awakening

Download: [ shrapnelgames.com ]

DarkRadiant Ubuntu Repository

March 28th, 2009 by Crusader

Thanks to SlickMcRunfast for letting us know that the DarkRadiant team has created an Ubuntu repository for their Dark Mod / Doom 3 level editor:

For Ubuntu or Kubuntu users, we have set up an apt repository. Please see the wiki page for further information: Using the Repository.

Wine 1.1.18

March 27th, 2009 by Marv

Version 1.1.18 of Wine has been released. This popular translation layer for Windows has the following new features:

  • RPC over HTTP support.
  • Improved support for upgrades in MSI.
  • Debug symbols in WineDbg on Mac OS X.
  • Many Direct3D code cleanups.
  • Various bug fixes.

Download: [ Wine 1.1.18 ]

Majesty Patch

March 27th, 2009 by Crusader

Linux Game Publishing let us know that a new patch has been released for Majesty which resolves many issues that have been reported; it can be downloaded and installed via lgp_update.

Jumpman

March 27th, 2009 by Crusader

A reader let us know about a neat platforming game dubbed Jumpman, in which the player must traverse a deadly multi-dimensional labyrinth:

Download: [ runhello.com ]

And now the news…

March 26th, 2009 by Crusader

Sorry about the lack of updates recently; working to get back up to speed ASAP. Thank you for your patience!

YoFrankie Competition Winners Announced

March 18th, 2009 by Crusader

The Blender-derived open-source game project, Yo Frankie! sent in the following announcement:

After running for 6 weeks the winners of the YoFrankie level design competition have been announced. Checkout the web page for screenshots and download links.

This is especially interesting because all the levels were made by artists however they contain some fairly advanced game logic using blenders logic bricks and basic python scripting.

Fight or Perish Looking for Art

March 16th, 2009 by Crusader

Bill Kendrick of New Breed Software sent in the following request for assistance:

Fight or Perish is a Dandy-inspired dungeon crawling action game. (Dandy being the ancestor of Atari Games’ “Gauntlet“.)

It utilizes cellular automata to allow for literally hundreds or thousands of enemies on the map. The current alpha version has rudimentary graphics, no sound, and only one partial map, but supports 1-4 players on the same system, using keyboard and/or joysticks.

FOP is open source (GPL), and is already fun to play. The project is looking for artists to create all new artwork, and map designers to create some fun dungeons to crawl. Contact Bill Kendrick if you’d like to help out!

Wine 1.1.17

March 14th, 2009 by Marv

The latest development release of Wine has been released. This 1.1.17 has the following changes:

  • Joystick support on Mac OS X.
  • Implementation of iphlpapi on Solaris.
  • A number of 64-bit improvements.
  • Obsolete LinuxThreads support has been removed.
  • Many fixes to the regression tests on Windows.
  • Various bug fixes.

Download: [ Wine 1.1.17 ]

Open Source Landscape Generators

March 13th, 2009 by Crusader

For the developers: Free Gamer posted about several open source 3D landscape generators recently; among them, the Blender plugin InnerWorld looks the most interesting. There’s also a Blender landscape modeling tutorial at Wikibooks.

DarkRadiant 0.9.11

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

Version 0.9.11 of the Doom 3 editor DarkRadiant, a fork of the GtkRadiant level editor maintained by the Dark Mod project, has been released, which adds a command console.

Download: [ sourceforge.net ]

Edit: Well crap, looks like this release doesn’t have a Linux build for download – I’ll see if a SVN snapshot works at some point. Sorry about that.

Simutrans

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

Simutrans is a transportation sim (thanks Game Tome!):

Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship, and even air. Interconnect districts, cities, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of.

Download: [ simutrans.com ]

Scorched3D 42.1

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

A bugfix version of Scorched3D is out; version 42.1 adds:

  • Changed skill formula to have less fluctuations (more stable skill)
  • Fixed unicode names in server web console
  • Added more LUA scripting functions
  • Changes for 64bit compiler compatability
  • Changes for gcc version 3.4 compatability
  • Fixed server sending too many messages to the client

Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the classic game Scorched Earth, where artillery pieces lob shells at one another across varied terrain.

Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ scorched3d.co.uk ]

ScummVM 0.13.0

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

ScummVM, a virtual machine for classic adventure games that utilize the SCUMM interpreter SPU™ and a dozen other engines, has a new release, which adds support for The 7th Guest among other changes.

Download: [ scummvm.org ]

Wormux 0.8.3

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

Version 0.8.3 of Wormux, an open-source multiplayer strategy game inspired by Worms, has been released:

  • New skins with new animations
  • New sounds thanks to Bebelious
  • Better team menu editor
  • New game interface
  • Small AI enhancements
  • Fix crash when leaving options menu during a game
  • Fix crash when checking for new version without internet connection
  • Fix some small graphical bugs

Screenshots: [ View ] Download: [ wormux.org ]

Billiards

March 11th, 2009 by Crusader

Billiards is a cue sports simulator which aims for accurate physics.

Download: [ nongnu.org ]

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars for $8 (USD)

March 9th, 2009 by TimeDoctor

Via CAG, I found this deal on Newegg.com for an eight dollar copy of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

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