Nexuiz has been around a while and is well known as being one of the nicest looking games available to run natively under Linux. The open source project hasn’t had a release since late 2009, and many speculate that the project is officially dead.
Not wanting to leave such a great game untouched and let it sink into the ground of the vaporware graveyard, the Xonotic project was born. Promising new features, graphics, physics and maps (not prescription medicine as the name suggests), they are determined to inject new life into the stranded FPS.
“The last release of Nexuiz (2.5.2) was on the first of October 2009, and when we decided to fork early March 2010 we continued where we had left off with Nexuiz. Large parts of the code, graphics and music have been redone and have improved immensely. In over a year we have managed to make huge progress on pretty much every part of the game.
However this release is still a preview, which means that bugs are likely to exist and that some of our decisions turn out to have unwanted side effects.”
What’s new?Today, the project released a preview, Xonotic 0.1, which sees a whole host of new stuff added, as well as a heap of bugs as one should expect from such an early release. This is of course great news for Linux FPS fans who have been following the project eagerly awaiting some news.
The new release sees features such as:
- Performance and graphics improvements
- A new dynamic and configurable HUD
- New informative cross hairs
- New game menu
- Tweaks to physics and weapon balance
- New player models and animations
- New maps
- Client authentication and encryption
For the complete list of changes and a detailed description of each, you should direct your browsers to the press release and have a read.
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