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Old 02-11-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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...what game would it be?


inspired by MegamanX:s other game thread and a few cans of russian beer i wonder:
does any one of you know a quality open source fps game for linux, which is actively developed and enchanced by the community?
my friends just finished their wonderful lan party, with a nice team i used to hang with back in my windows days. the hit of the lan was counter strike source.
now, i donīt play myself anymore, but i believe i could contribute to an oss project with a goal to make a quality shooter. i am a professional 3d-modeler (have been for the last 5 years at least).
now i study history and try to get away from the evil corporate world. but i still would like to use my knowledge to make something for all.
or maybe itīs just the synthehol talking. but if you know any ambitious projects i would like to take a pee-k.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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Hey pevelius, thanks for what you said. I'm glad to hear I finally did something useful over here . Anyway, since you are a professional artist, the most difficult part of creating a game today lies on your hands. When I first tried to create a game in 3D with some friends, we always got stuck because of the lack of 3D artists available around for a free project.

The engine was easy to get going (buggy as hell, but still) and we could even take the approach of creating a mod instead (, by the way, this mod looks really promising: http://darkforces.jediknight.net/), at the end, we got stuck using boxes and crappy designed maps and textures, because artist, even 2D artists, for a game today are even more important than the programming itself. Just post some of your work at sites like sourceforge and it will rain e-mails on you with projects. You will be able to choose which one is the most safe to join . Be careful though, don't fly too close to the sun or to near the ocean. If the guys leading the project never finished a game and are trying to create a new Quake 4, the project most likely will not succeed and you will waste a huge amount of time doing the models

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Old 02-11-2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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i think Cube is one of the best OSS FPS's (tho, it has no plot .... but who care about plots these days?)
 
  


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