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    Need a good free first person shooter


    Been playing BZflag for an eternity, anything else like it out there?

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    I like Cube, it's small, light and runs on lots of platforms. And comes with a surprising amount of game for the measly download. Better online than singleplayer.

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    Legends?

    There's also a newish one called Nexuiz or summat like that.

    Enemy Territory.

    All fps but a bit more system intensive than bxflag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    There's also a newish one called Nexuiz or summat like that.
    Nexuiz looks really cool, but I'm blessed with an Ati radeon which doesn't work all that great in linux. I might try this in windows, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    There's also a newish one called Nexuiz or summat like that.
    Nexuiz looks really cool, but I'm blessed with an Ati radeon which doesn't work all that great in linux. I might try this in windows, though.
    I think Nexuiz is very promising. I managed to install it, but you really need a good graphics card. My frame rate was appalling, but this is a good project.
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    I play Nexuiz, and recently introduced a few people in my dorm to it. Since they're used to nothing but commercial games, they continuously mock it. They still keep coming back for more though.

    In Nexuiz, it's critical that you adjust your graphics options to get the game running at a decent framerate. Try turning off Bloom and some of the lighting features in the Effects tab, and then lower your resolution to something like 800x600 or 640x480 in the Video tab. I haven't seen any significant performance improvements in turning video quality down to 16 bits from 32, but it did help my friends' laptops display the game correctly without artifacts.

    Also be sure to enable Show FPS. Remember that if your movement and game action is lagging but your display seems quick (that is, you can turn the camera without resistance but feel like you're being jerked along when you run), your problem is that you have a lousy connection to the server, or perhaps the server machine is overloaded with too many players.


    I tried Cube before but I never really ran with it. I'm not sure how its online gameplay is since I only tried single player mode, but I do remember that it left me feeling a bit claustrophobic(sp).
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    Or for real old systems, Overkill:
    http://artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~brain/0verkill/
    It's in ASCII and doesn't even need X

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    You HAVE to play Enemy Territory. It's just boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxygen
    You HAVE to play Enemy Territory. It's just boss!

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    Ah yes. Good one. I remember hearing John Carmack (CEO of Id, the folks who made DOOM and Quake) saying to the crowd at QuakeCon 2003: "And of course, Enemy Territory is the best free game ever."
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