Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Tampere, Finland
Distribution: Debian, Familiar, OS X
Posts: 145

Rep: Reputation: 16
...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
Mega Man X
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Solaris, DSL
Posts: 5,339

Rep: Reputation: 65
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:, 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

Last edited by Mega Man X; 02-11-2005 at 08:08 PM.
Old 02-11-2005, 10:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
i think Cube is one of the best OSS FPS's (tho, it has no plot .... but who care about plots these days?)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
will you play windows game or linux native game pleasehelpme Linux - Newbie 16 04-29-2007 08:58 PM
What was the name of that game? joseph_k Linux - Games 2 05-30-2005 12:48 PM
2D/3D Game EASY Game Development Software tedjordan Linux - Games 1 03-22-2005 06:40 AM
game not receving game list from master server Rnastyracer Linux - Games 2 04-02-2004 10:20 PM
Help Me Game Igman Linux - Software 2 08-09-2003 11:01 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration