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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Free game:Nexuiz 2.3

8"> As I said once before...Nexuiz is no replacement for a well-made proprietary game. How ever It is available on a single download for Windows, Mac, and Linux . Its released entirely GPL and free over the net. Let it be known, that it is the first for a project of its kind. Since ver. 1.0 it has been downloaded over half a million times (should be more if you ask me), and the game is still being updated and developed all the time. It is using Quake3 format levels, and is based on the Darkplaces engine, built on OpenGL technology.Another thing is, Nexuiz 2.3 does not require a dual core system. Video cards such as a Geforce2 will be able to run Nexuiz, while newer video cards will be able to take advantage of some features such as real-time lighting and bump-mapping. I see a lot of that with my Geforce 4. There is more eye candy with reduced graphic memory usage. Things like transparent console background, new Nexgun effect, bullet impacts, and animated most jump pads.

The offline singleplayer campaign offers improvement over 1.5 , more human-like bots while the new maps add a fresh thrill to both offline and online play. But I can only seem to find one offline singleplayer campaign map.

Last: Nexuiz 2.3 runs faster and renders more much better. I think forced team balance works better than it did in the last ver. It just over all introduces sharper effects taking advantage of an improved engine with reduced graphic memory usage and better compatibility with quake3 maps.

  • If you're still playing Quake 3 Arena, you may like Nexuiz.
  • Its “Free”
  • It can be played on any platform.

System Requirements
200 MB of hard drive space
Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.4 or better (PPC or x86)
Linux Kernel 2.2 or better with glibc

High Quality - Realtime lights and shadows on, bloom on, high detailed maps, 1024x768 or higher res
- A 1.5 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 chip or AMD Athlon 1500+ or better
- 9600ati or 5700fx or better
- 512 MB of ram or better

Low Quality - no realtime lights, no bloom
- 1 Ghz Pentium III or AMD Athlon
- Geforce2 Video card
- 512 MB of ram


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