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October 12, 2008 3:43 PM   Subscribe

AssaultCube is a free first-person-shooter. Set in a realistic looking environment, it's fast and arcade-like. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux (via)
posted by blue_beetle (27 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
The mac version is bigger due to the lick-able sugar coating and post-update snappiness.
posted by chillmost at 3:59 PM on October 12, 2008


Oh hell yes. Cube and its successor Sauerbraten are incredible.

I spent a full month last fall building a level in Sauerbraten...if you are trying to get into level design, their built in tools are fairly easy to use.

You can go directly into edit mode from gameplay mode, and when in edit mode you can fly around moving walls, lights, teleporters, pickups etc, then back to the game...it's pretty wild!

It would be great if the editing were somehow integrated into game play, but I guess that could get crazy.
posted by chronkite at 4:07 PM on October 12, 2008


Thanks...I've been looking for a replacement for Counter-Strike and this looks like it will do
posted by god particle at 4:43 PM on October 12, 2008


Nice.
posted by mr. strange at 4:45 PM on October 12, 2008


If you like AssaultCube and Sauerbraten, you may also want to try Urban Terror.
posted by aheckler at 4:45 PM on October 12, 2008


"...AssaultCube is fast and runs on old hardware, with the correct settings you can run it on a P3 800Mhz gf2."

Sweet a game I can actually play. I've been wanting to get the orange box and play on the metafilter server for a while but I guess this will have to do.
posted by 517 at 4:47 PM on October 12, 2008


Wow, I still really suck at shooty games. Thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:02 PM on October 12, 2008


Thanks, I sometimes want to play a few rounds of a game like this online but lack the desire to actually go out and purchase one.
posted by bradbane at 5:53 PM on October 12, 2008


If this is a plug-your-favorite-free-online-cross-platform-fps thread then I'm going to mention Tremulous. I'm sure its been mentioned here before, and it's not a counter-strike clone (rather, think small scale FPS co-op Starcraft) but its so awesome I can't help myself. But if you must have actual guns in your virtual shootout then you should also try True Combat. Of all the free CS clones, I find it the best, having the most realistic movement and shooting, i.e., you can't run 20mph and jump 10 ft in the air.
posted by scope the lobe at 6:07 PM on October 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


So I'm in the game and, like, where are the instructions?
posted by Faze at 6:27 PM on October 12, 2008


I've just been periodically going back to the wiki, Faze.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:29 PM on October 12, 2008


There's a readme and a documentation folder... but real men (and wimmens) ignore those, of course.
posted by rokusan at 6:53 PM on October 12, 2008


Regrettably, my video game abilities seem to have never progressed passed the "run to the right and jump over the hole" stage.
posted by milarepa at 7:50 PM on October 12, 2008


Heh. Funny how Cpunterstrike now represents "The Man".
posted by Artw at 7:58 PM on October 12, 2008


Wow, this is cool!

It became even cooler once I learned to invert the mouse: /invmouse 1

Doesn't seem to be too many servers yet, but if someone here decides to set one up, count me in! :)
posted by starscream at 8:27 PM on October 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


if someone here decides to set one up, count me in!

Ditto, I'm tired of being killed by strangers.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:43 PM on October 12, 2008


If someone decides to count me in, set me up!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:51 PM on October 12, 2008


In other free FPS fun, Jay is Games recently posted a brief feature on Avert Fate, which I haven't had a chance to play yet but looks pretty cool.
posted by infinitywaltz at 11:00 PM on October 12, 2008


sauerbraten.org
posted by jouke at 11:40 PM on October 12, 2008


A first person shooter that runs in Linux without Wine? Sold!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:44 AM on October 13, 2008


MStPT, have you seen OpenArena, Nexuiz and the like?
posted by jackiemcghee at 2:46 AM on October 13, 2008


have you seen OpenArena, Nexuiz and the like?

Ah! No, I haven't. I'm pretty new to gaming, really. I'm still obsessed with Touhou and Yume Nikki.

Thanks!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:52 AM on October 13, 2008


K, I just played for ten minutes and got killed a lot but it was fun.

So if anyone is planning on doing a mefi frag-down, let me know!
posted by bardic at 8:50 AM on October 13, 2008


Damn, I can run single player just fine, but when I connect to a multiplayer server, my PC eventually freezes up something fierce. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later, but I usually have to just pull the plug on the whole thing. Damn.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:57 AM on October 13, 2008


Alvy, invest in a power button.
posted by tehloki at 4:59 PM on October 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Damn, I can run single player just fine, but when I connect to a multiplayer server, my PC eventually freezes up something fierce.

Upgrade your RAM.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:06 PM on October 13, 2008


ouch. on ubuntu there's no sound, and hitting the 'quit' menu option froze up my whole computer. I was able to kill it by logging in from another computer but it didn't leave 640x480 mode.
posted by grubby at 11:06 PM on October 13, 2008


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