Linked by JoshB on Mon 14th Nov 2011 11:45 UTC
Games When I decided to take on this article I thought it would be easy. Grab a few quotes from some developers, re-hash WINE support, check out the latest version of Battle for Wesnoth... Simple stuff.
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RE: Need an MMO
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Nov 2011 12:38 UTC in reply to "Need an MMO"
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2006-02-15

Hopefully the OSS game devs will put something together with the newly sourced iDTech engine aside from yet another Quake rehash...


The sad truth is that the majority of F/OSS games fill atleast one of the following, if not multiple ones:
* Looks horrible.
* Is yet-another deathmatch FPS.
* Lacks any kind of single-player story.

I do realize that creating deathmatch FPSes is easy; you don't need a coordinated effort in drafting a story, you don't need to write your own engine, you don't even need to worry about the graphics either as people are too busy killing eachothers to notice anything else. Anything more complicated quickly requires too much coordination to be possible.

*toddles back to playing Skyrim*

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RE[2]: Need an MMO
by Kivada on Mon 14th Nov 2011 12:56 in reply to "RE: Need an MMO"
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2010-07-07

I guess that http://blog.naev.org/ is at the max of OSS artistic ambition then?

It's not that impressive graphically, but if they intend to get a set of multipath storylines like the Escape Velocity series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwW1evVrikk then thats going quite far for a free OSS title.

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RE[2]: Need an MMO
by JAlexoid on Mon 14th Nov 2011 13:00 in reply to "RE: Need an MMO"
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2009-05-19

I like my FreeCiv and Freecol. EDIT: And OpenTTD.

Edited 2011-11-14 13:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Nov 2011 13:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
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I like my FreeCiv and Freecol. EDIT: And OpenTTD.


Well, all 3 are open-source implementations of already-existing games...

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by Priest on Mon 14th Nov 2011 16:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
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2006-05-12

Not to be picky, but OpenTTD looks pretty much like the first version of SimCity I played.

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RE[2]: Need an MMO
by JLF65 on Mon 14th Nov 2011 16:59 in reply to "RE: Need an MMO"
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2005-07-06

FPS games are so easy primarily thanks to Id, which has consistently posted the source code to their previous generation engine the Christmas after the current engine comes out. Carmack has already posted on his blog that the source for Doom3 has gone to legal for final vetting for release this xmas, so look forward to a big jump in linux FPS games next spring. ;)

Look at all the awesomeness that came from the Quake3 code... ioquake3 maintains and extends the code, which in turn is the base for games like Urban Terror, World of Padman, Tremulous, and more! I can't wait to see what comes from the Doom3 code!

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by Dr.Mabuse on Tue 15th Nov 2011 00:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
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Look at all the awesomeness that came from the Quake3 code... ioquake3 maintains and extends the code, which in turn is the base for games like Urban Terror, World of Padman, Tremulous, and more! I can't wait to see what comes from the Doom3 code!


URT is all I play these days (call it "work de-stress") on Windows or Ubuntu. People into the gaming eye-candy wil dismiss it, but it has a lot of depth and awesome online play.

Great game, and nice that the Linux version is considered to be a first-class citizen!

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v RE[2]: Need an MMO
by tuma324 on Mon 14th Nov 2011 18:09 in reply to "RE: Need an MMO"
RE[3]: Need an MMO
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Nov 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

How about your start contributing then?

Wait, that's impossible right?


I never claimed to have the required skills, now did I?

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RE[3]: Need an MMO
by Kivada on Tue 15th Nov 2011 05:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Need an MMO"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

How about your start contributing then?

Wait, that's impossible right?


Ah yes! Because everyone that uses open source software has any ability to code or has any 3d modeling skill?

I'm more then willing to pay for an OSS game, there are plenty of engines that have licensing terms that allow for you to make a profit.

Hell how about an RPG Maker or Fighter Maker or Never Winter Nights style DIY game maker kit.

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