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Comparison of Free Software Shooters

Jan 01, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"About a week ago, Joe Barr posted a feature on Linux.com titled 'New Alien Arena 6.10 blows away its FPS competition' yet gave no real comparisons with other similar games, regretable since his conclusion was that it 'blows away its competition.' This was done in the same style as Barr's previous feature, 'Tremulous: The best free software game ever?' which described Tremulous but also lacked comparisons and relations to other games. This feature hopes to be a thorough comparison of the major free software shooters.

"There have been many free software first-person shooters (FPS) projects over the years, from modded Doom and Quake engines to enhance the existing games (ezQuake, EGL, ZDoom), to free art packs such as OpenQuartz or OpenArena. In 2002, along came Cube, a single and multiplayer FPS based on its own engine, including artwork, maps, models and an ingame map editor..."

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