Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tremulous - Quake 3 install howto

Tremulous by Darklegion Development is a teamwork oriented First-person shooter with elements of real time strategy. Originally developed and released as a Quake 3 mod, Tremulous has since been released as a standalone game using the open source quake 3 engine. Players join either the human or alien team, and can play a fighting, or building class.

Player advancement is different depending on which team you are on. As a human, players are rewarded with credits for each alien kill. These credits may be used to purchase new weapons and upgrades from the "Armoury". The alien team advances quite differently. Upon killing a human foe, the alien is able to evolve into a new class. The more kills gained the more powerful the classes available.

The overall objective behind Tremulous is to eliminate the opposing team. This is achieved by not only killing the opposing players but also removing their ability to respawn by destroying their spawn structures.

Tremulous has been nominated as a finalist in the Sourceforge Community Choice Awards. You can vote for them here.

This game has FREE (as in Freedom) source code available for download. This usually means that it can be compiled and run on nearly every platform available. Some games have specific system requirements, and may not be compatible with all versions of Linux. See the homepage of the game for more information.

You can visit their site here, there, and here.

Sample screenshot from web:


For x86 archs, you can just do the yum thing. Yum will download around 110MB of rpm package. So if you have a slow connection, might as well let somebody download it for you.

# yum -y install tremulous.i386

Now, here's my initial screenshot when I was choosing one of the internet gaming servers from web.

I love this 3D strategy game a lot, is really very nice! Adiseable if you have more memory resources and your VGA supports 3D features.

*** Pinoys: If you do have a real slow connection and wishes me to download the rpm for you, that would be no problem, just let me know around here. In fact, I have already downloaded the rpm file as you can see. And I would fly back to Manila for you to have a copy of it into your USB disk, but that would be possible in 2 months time from now :( But really, I would be in Manila soon!


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