Jump to content

Free & Open Source Game Guide


Recommended Posts

Added

Mechwarrior 4

Just released for free!! 1.7gb. wow.

This slashdot post might have best way to download/install it. The official download is slow, and they are going to do a new release sometime to fix that problem. The torrents on that slashdot post are from official website.

EDIT:

Ahh, I think the official download that supposedly sucks is a custom made torrent program to get the game. At least everyone I'm connected to on my torrent program is using "mono torrent 0.8.0" which I've never heard of before.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Mechwarrior 4 is downloaded via Mektek's own torrent client - http://www.mektek.net/index.php?pid=13

it's in fact the Mercenaries version, with patch and custom mechs (both from developer and fans); even better than the original release

I added that May 4. I made a post about it on this page (page 2) of the thread. Still worth re-mentioning. Sadly it would crash in first mission on my computer. So I havn't played it much.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Done. I don't plan on adding browser based games, since there are a lot of them. Unless it were something like google porting quake to html5. But those turn based browser games and flash games are too many. But feel free to suggest them in the thread.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Minecraft is java-based, which allows it to be run in all modern browsers, but it's not a browser-based game, per se.  It's something of an anomaly; developed by one guy in his spare time, he's gone on to make something akin to half a million dollars in roughly a year, even taking into account PayPal charges.

I see where you're coming from with not adding it to the list, though.  Still, people should check it out if they have a lot of spare time they want devoured. :P

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

There's a distinct lack of Dwarf Fortress on this list.  It's one of the hardest, most detailed and fun games to play around, even if it does just look like ascii soup.  Just remember: Losing is Fun!

There's a number of excellent let's plays about Dwarf Fortress too, one of most popular is Boatmurdered, which is fairly old now since it used the old 2d version of the game, but it still manages to show how ridiculous the game can get. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Cube 2: Sauerbraten ( Free and open source ;) )

http://sauerbraten.org/

Online FPS. I used to play it all the time. My nick in the game was Usul :) Anyway, I play quakelive now.

Here are some pics of me playing it. I was quite good actually.

6783635de8c25b4a9f19bb029a33de514f9b507.png

67836387dbc2240cf2f82f6dda8a2968e9954d3.png

6783644bef3496e1bdcb87d7ac3c02babb6d791.png

67836476165d8686f0f220fef4785c21f465490.png

678366210d613b06414856ce35c9f50b3dc4b04.png

678366890dd154b098c877e46aaedf31a0695bf.png

67836719d0ebe4935e16267a56519ff1175beb6.png

As you can see, i was quite popular :P I even found some Dune fans.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Crimelife, Crimelife 2, Crimelife III - GTA clones.

Dark Hive - a sci-fi RTS like Dark Colony I guess.

Dark Konflict - heavily inspired by Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, but with 3D graphics.

Dark Oberon: a medieval RTS like Warcraft II, with sprites made from clay models. Looks rather weird.

Glest - a fantasy/steampunk RTS in the visual style of Warcraft III.

Harmony - a sci-fi FPS that uses the Doom engine.

Priority: Survive: a Starcraft lookalike with nice graphics. Single-player only.

Unknown Horizons - a city-building strategy inspired by the Anno series of games.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Turrican 2002 - a Turrican 2 remake that uses the original graphics and sounds (which is authorized by the copyright holders, BTW), but the levels are all new, and it supports higher resolutions as well.

Hurrican - another remake of Turrican 2, this one using updated custom graphics.

Return of Egypt - a Castlevania series lookalike set in ancient Egypt.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

HacX - this used to be a commercial add-on/total conversion for Doom II, but it's been released as freeware since. The latest version, 1.2, no longer requires the original Doom II files, effectively becoming a free stand-alone game. Read more about v1.2 here

In other news, the Blasphemer project has got a new site:

https://code.google.com/p/blasphemer/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...