Today we address the field Gamer on Linux to continue expanding the information available on the excellent and growing catalog of games, especially the type FPS, that we can play on our Free and open operating systems, or others.
So today we take advantage of the recent launch of the new Beta version 0.52 of «Unvanquished» to know a little about the characteristics of it and more.
For those who may not be lovers of video games, especially those of the FPS type (first-person shooter) or simply from first person shooting (in Spanish), are those video games focused on the use of firearms from the perspective of a first person subject. These video games often share similar characteristics with others shooters, therefore, many times they are also considered action game.
For those who, if they are lovers of video games, especially those of the type FPS, we leave you some related previous posts, so that after finishing it they can explore it if necessary.
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Unvanquished: Free and Open FPS
What is Unvanquished?
As stated in the About section of the official website of «Unvanquished», it is described as follows:
"Unvanquished is a free and open source first person strategy game that pits technologically advanced human soldiers against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. Where players can choose either team, which is a totally different experience for both sides, since humans focus on long-range firepower, while aliens rely on fast movement and movement. stealth."
In addition, they add that:
"The objective of each game focuses on destroying the enemy base, preventing members of the opposing team from appearing. Upgrades for both teams are obtained through a combination of individual performance and control of the team's map, unlocking access to more powerful weapons and equipment for humans, and bigger, fiercer forms for aliens."
Finally, it is important to note that according to its developers:
"Unvanquished is a fork of Tremulous, powered by the Daemon engine. The Daemon engine that powers our game is ultimately based on Quake 3, along with features from ET: XreaL, as well as our own coding efforts. We are currently rewriting our engine in C ++ for better long-term maintenance."
Among its main features the following stand out:
- It is free and open source, as well as cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux).
- It has a modern OpenGL version 3 compatible renderer.
- It incorporates special effects, including: bloom, rim lighting, motion blur, heat haze, and color grading.
- It has a modern libRocket user interface that is compliant with HTML4 / CSS2 standards.
- Offers native Client VM support for game logic.
- Use IQM and MD5 models with skeleton animation and procedural animation mix.
- Utilize 2D minimaps and a real-time beacon system.
- Provides support for normal, specular, glow, and glow texture maps.
- It uses Bots based on Navmesh, which use behavior trees.
- Incorporates localization support with various community-produced translations already available.
- Currently it only comes in English.
Download, installation, use and screenshots
As stated in a recent publication of his official blog, the new beta version 0.52. And this can be downloaded from your download section and installed and used by following the steps outlined in your GitHub official site.
In case of download, the package Universal Zip, you just have to unzip it and in the terminal (console) execute the following command commands:
Installation and configuration
This first command command a single first time, to indicate the pkg folder.
«./Descargas/unvanquished_0.52.0/linux-amd64/daemon -pakpath ~/Descargas/unvanquished_0.52.0/pkg/»
Then only the following command each time you want to play:
I hope you like it and enjoy this FPS game that is in full development!
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