Sunday, August 26, 2007

BZFlag - 3D multi-player tank game install howto

A very tactical nice 3D enabled multiplayer strategical linux battle tank game. The approach and skills required for this tank game appears to be similar to the strategy skills used from playing the old and famous tank game played under Nintendo boxes years ago. This nice battle tank game has much more 3D graphics and audio enhancements, runs in several OS platforms like Linux, Macs, Windows with easy installation steps. BZflag also allows you to create your own game server locally from network or even from internet game servers with customized tank and play settings.

BZFlag site describes:
BZFlag is a 3D multi-player tank battle game that allows users to play against each other in a networked environment. There are five teams: red, green, blue, purple and rogue (rogue tanks are black). Destroying a player on another team scores a win, while being destroyed or destroying a teammate scores a loss. Rogues have no teammates (not even other rogues), so they cannot shoot teammates and they do not have a team score. There are two main styles of play: capture-the-flag and free-for-all.

BZFlag is a free online multiplayer cross-platform open source 3D tank battle game. The name originates from "Battle Zone capture the Flag". It runs on Irix, Linux, *BSD, Windows, Mac OS X, and many other platforms. It's one of the most popular games ever on Silicon Graphics machines and continues to be developed and improved to this day. It's one of the most popular open source games ever. For more information, check out some of the reviews.

Easy installation steps of this multiplayer BZFlag 3D tank game. Issue the below commands

# yum -y install bzflag

Sample bzflag tank game screenshot:



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