Author Topic: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)  (Read 1246 times)

Draaglom

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Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« on: January 08, 2009, 08:37:40 pm »
Half finished open source games are ten a penny. Well, more than ten a penny as they're free.

Played any good ones, however?

The ones I've played that could pass as paid-for games:


-The Battle for Wesnoth - A cool turn-based fantasy strategy with RPG elements. Awesome
-Glest -  Fantasy RTS that is improving fast. Magic vs Tech.
-Armagetron Advanced - Lightcycle racing, all that needs be said.
-Freeciv - Think Civ III, but opensourced awesomeness.

That's all for now.
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malta_1990

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 08:39:11 pm »
I used to play Nexuiz which is the Open-Source version of Quake.
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rastari

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 09:21:47 pm »
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Kartalon

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 06:40:51 pm »
FlightGear. Shitty graphics but will be ok for flight simulation freaks.

Warzone2100. RTS, I have not played it a lot but... Looks fine to be open source.

SKQ62

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 07:04:48 pm »
Does open-source mean fan-made and free?

If any of you are Battlestar Galactica fans, there's one called "Beyond the Red Line" which is apparently an add-on or modified version of another game. It's just a demo, but it's pretty good for a free game, includes spacecraft from the game, and pretty hard! I haven't finished it!

bluefalcon99

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 06:52:53 pm »
Erm if you liked settlers theres a fan madeversion (still in production I admit) called Widelands, Worth at least a try but more one to look out though really,

rastari

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MikeLee

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Re: Open-Source Games (That are good, mind you!)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 10:28:24 pm »
For those who don't feel like reading the article, basically, you get the program and the source code, you can edit the source code, recompile it and run your edited version of the program or just stick with the original program. You can redistribute your edited program to other people so that the program (hopefully) will advance at a much quicker rate as there are many people helping one project. This also means it can be majorly hacked.
My PC doesn't have a graphics card (using the integrated graphics in the 8 year old mobo <shudder>) so I can't run many games whatsoever and as OSS has only become really common until recently, my PC grinds to a halt running the games. :(

 

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