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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.

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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.

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Quick post:

Portal is free until May 24.

Sounds like a good way to get more user to install and sign up for Steam. Might have to try it in winxp.

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I've been busy so havn't been updating the list much.

I will sometime though!

Keep the legally free games coming :)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. :)

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Widelands - a free open source Settlers II clone.

I've also noticed that I mentioned Freedoom but not Blasphemer, which is an open source, freeware data set to be used with the Doom/Heretic engine to create a freeware "counterpart" to Heretic.

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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.

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

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Re: Dwarf Fortress.

Holy crap this game is complex, but amazingly rewarding once you learn what to do. I started a few crappy fortresses, then followed the guide on the wiki. Wow, just, wow.

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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.

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Thanks MrFlibble. It is a pity Dark Oberon is dead. Unknown Horizons looks attractive. Dark Hive? I am going to download and play it. I loved Dark Colony.

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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.

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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/

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