Friday, February 29, 2008

Nexuiz 2.4 has been released

Lee Vermeulen's brainchild Nexuiz is a fast-paced first-person shooter, better comparable to Unreal Tournament than to Quake, though based on latter's engine. Release 2.4 has been available for some hours now. Time to grab a copy and freaking play it. But first, let me bore you some. (Not recommended, skip following paragraphs, you could be fragging already! Time is money! Go shoot stuff!)

Nexuiz is not just a remake of a UT or Q shooter, it contains many advanced and even some innovative features! Rockets can be destroyed by Bullets and if the timing is right, they will explode right into their shooter's face. The laser gun is the main method of movement, allowing alternative "rocket"-jumps without too much pain. Also you have the ability to make your rockets explode mid-air, which on one hand means that you don't have to aim for the ground and on the other hand allows you a combination of laser- and rocket-jumps - provided you have enough health and armor. The last two features make "capture the flag" a very fast-paced game mode.

I would tell you about the glowing balls which you can shoot and then make explode chain-reaction-wise but I think the video documents this better...

The gui of nex has been referred to as "some ugly version of Unreal Tournament" before. But this fact has apparently changed. To tell the truth I don't know yet, because for some reason I decided to first spread the happy news, before playing. Stupid. Check out the video, and check out the new homepage. Oh and by the way, the download link is here, in case you missed it.

See you on a server soon I hope... 15 minutes left to download...


  1. Nexuiz Rules! Great release and great effort by everyone on the team.

  2. 2.4 Rocks. Devs have significantly improved the performance and graphics effects.

  3. Anonymous9:52 p.m.

    When something close to AA 2.5 arises with GPL license, give me a holler.
    A touch of reality i mean. There isn't a game like that afaik.

    Nexuiz, isn't that the one where you feel like walking on ice? .. at a psycotic pace..

    I am kidding, some folks like that and we can't please everyone. I don't hold the ultimate opinion. :)

    But to me personally, there aren't GPL FPS's, unfortunatly. Not yet.
    Graphics seem to get better, gameplay sucks. :/

  4. anony, you're playing it wrong. You're not supposed to use feet and ground in this game, but lazgun and rocket. well, jumping is ok too =)

    You don't linke Nexuiz, Warsow and Tremulous? Because they are not realistic? Well, ok. I agree, there is no realistic open source fps. Maybe it's not fun to implement realism. Hm.

  5. Too much realism can sometimes be boring. I must admit I'm switching more and more to simple games like Pogo games.

  6. Anonymous4:00 p.m.

    Very nice menu system. Have to agree about the swimmy movement. I guess this is just Q1 legacy, but it doesn't feel very crisp like qw/q2/q3 physics. The graphic effects are nice, and framerates are ok, though the counter seems way off(reads way high imo). New weapons are good improvement though I think it really really needs to have those player models replaced, those are bad. Some nice maps, "strength" is great, looks like they got rid of some of the other stuff that wasn't up to snuff. Overall good work, it's improving with each release and should keep getting better.

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