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    Phoronix: Unvanquished Still Looks Amazing For Open-Source

    Unvanquished is still on track to become one of the most compelling and visually impressive multi-platform open-source games...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2ODE

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    one of the most compelling and visually impressive
    ...and still worse than 2004 commercial games (FarCry, HL2, Doom) or I'm blind.

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    • #3
      Now compare the budgets of those games with this open-source game

      Michael compared it to other FOSS games.

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      • #4
        i thought xonotic/nexuiz were the most detailed open source games, unless they're not open source?

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        • #5
          Xonotic looks 10 times better.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by curaga View Post
            Michael compared it to other FOSS games.
            Only engine demo but...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              Xonotic looks 10 times better.
              Xonotic is a pretty good one yes. This one looks promising, but the installer failed because apparently a few of the files it tried to fetch don't exist.

              I'm real happy though that both have strived to make functional cross-distro binaries. That is, hopefully they included all the dependencies in the package...

              Using Zero Install would have been nicer though so you could get launcher icons and easy updates...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kwahoo View Post
                Only engine demo but...
                Embedded youtube video? I have neither Flash nor HTML5 video. Screenshots instead would've been nice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by curaga View Post
                  Embedded youtube video? I have neither Flash nor HTML5 video. Screenshots instead would've been nice.
                  what rock are you hiding under?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    Embedded youtube video? I have neither Flash nor HTML5 video. Screenshots instead would've been nice.
                    Curaga stop growing a neckbeard and install a proper webbrowser. Command line is not suitable for stuff like that.

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                    • #11
                      Flash is shit in so many ways, I trust there's no need to write an essay here on that topic, it would be preaching to the choir.


                      On HTML5 video:

                      99.9% of Youtube is crap. Even the people that go there are the lowest of the low as witnessed by the Youtube comments, that place makes 4chan look like a civilized upperclass gentleman club.

                      No, yet another video of your cat skateboarding is not funny.

                      With Youtube being not useful at all, I haven't found any use for HTML5 video. inb4 porn.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        Flash is shit in so many ways, I trust there's no need to write an essay here on that topic, it would be preaching to the choir.


                        On HTML5 video:

                        99.9% of Youtube is crap. Even the people that go there are the lowest of the low as witnessed by the Youtube comments, that place makes 4chan look like a civilized upperclass gentleman club.

                        No, yet another video of your cat skateboarding is not funny.

                        With Youtube being not useful at all, I haven't found any use for HTML5 video. inb4 porn.
                        There is no html5 video porn site. inb4 too much knowledge

                        Seriously for the 0.1% its worth it. Even though Youtube people are morons and don't allow monetized videos to be played via their website it works when someone embeds and its being used by many blogs etc. Vimeo which is more civilized sadly doesn't support .webm.

                        Html5 video isn't all rosy but i believe they ll fix the remaining quirks in the future.

                        And i can't actually believe that you read comments on youtube.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by curaga View Post
                          With Youtube being not useful at all
                          Offtopic, but...
                          Youtube has so many videos that even with 99,9% "crap" you can still spend your whole time watching good videos there.

                          Just some examples you unfortunately won't see because you don't have neither a userscript that embeds videos so that an external media plugin can play them nor use one of the multitude of youtube downloaders.

                          Videos about what you can do with a raspberry pi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuYLTudcOaM
                          Frisson inducing inspirational videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuK6x52-9aE
                          Updates regarding overgrowth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Em6bRBXFc&feature=plcp
                          TED talks for example about "Intellectual Property": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZadCj8O1-0
                          Some really good covers of all kinds of music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mieXVkSGb4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFTYRy70kk
                          Live recordings from concerts of all kind of genres (though not always very good quality): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFTYRy70kk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YMXpFca0ko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmYAXUHgvEQ



                          Ontopic:
                          Unfortunately it seems today open source games are really falling behind commercial titles. Just look at skyrim where so many people complained about it being so console focussed that the graphics quality suffered so much and that it didn't make much use of the newer APIs like directx11. And still it is so much better than the open source games. It's a bit sad that there still is no well known and tested system to long-term fund open source games so several people can actually create an elaborate storyline and focus on map details...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            And i can't actually believe that you read comments on youtube.
                            It's occasionally useful to remind oneself how low can humanity go, lest one forgets that

                            @ChrisXY:
                            I do have a downloader script at hand for the one decent video per year. But it takes a lot to convince me that _your_ video is worth wasting time over among the cesspool of lolcats, attention whores, and people imitating the Dudesons. Wait, I think I just repeated myself thrice.

                            As for the content, there's exceedingly little to be gained from a video about most of the topics you mentioned. Reading is much better and faster for technical matters (Rpi) than waiting someone go "umm.. eh... now...", Intellectual Property likewise. If there's something there on a video that's not available in text elsewhere, well, their loss.

                            For music, why would you subject yourself to the bad quality there? It's heavily compressed AAC if I remember right, with clearly audible distortions even over standard computer speakers, not to mention any better set.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by curaga View Post
                              It's occasionally useful to remind oneself how low can humanity go, lest one forgets that

                              @ChrisXY:
                              I do have a downloader script at hand for the one decent video per year. But it takes a lot to convince me that _your_ video is worth wasting time over among the cesspool of lolcats, attention whores, and people imitating the Dudesons. Wait, I think I just repeated myself thrice.

                              As for the content, there's exceedingly little to be gained from a video about most of the topics you mentioned. Reading is much better and faster for technical matters (Rpi) than waiting someone go "umm.. eh... now...", Intellectual Property likewise. If there's something there on a video that's not available in text elsewhere, well, their loss.

                              For music, why would you subject yourself to the bad quality there? It's heavily compressed AAC if I remember right, with clearly audible distortions even over standard computer speakers, not to mention any better set.
                              Out of curiosity what browser and DE are you using

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