1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Nexuiz 2.5 Raises The Bar For Open-Source Gaming

Michael Larabel

Published on 3 April 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 2 - 27 Comments

Nearly a year ago Nexuiz 2.4 was released and it offered impressive graphics along with a new menu design, improved networking performance, reduced memory usage, and many other enhancements to this open-source game. The developers behind this first person shooter have now outdone themselves again with the release of Nexuiz 2.5. This latest release of Nexuiz brings even better graphics capabilities along with a new HUD, network communication improvements that cut the bandwidth in half, smarter bots, even better graphics, and several new maps. In total more than 3,000 changes make up Nexuiz 2.5!

For a rough idea how extensively different this new release is from its predecessor, Nexuiz 2.5 is packaged as a 636MB zip file compared to being 362MB in size for Nexuiz 2.4. To start with, Nexuiz 2.5 presents a completely redesigned HUD and a user-adjustable scoreboard. Nexuiz 2.5 also has its menus restructured. All game effects have been improved for eye candy and tweak-ability. There are also new crosshairs, weapon models, effects, and menu skins. Besides the enhanced graphics, there are new player sounds and announcer sounds/voices.

When it comes to the game-play, there is a new game-mode called Race. The objective of this mode is to get across the map from one end to the other as fast as possible. The race game-mode is available to play as a free-for-all or with teams. New maps in Nexuiz 2.5 include desert factory, which provides death-match / team death-match / instagib support, and racetrack, which is for the new race game-mode. All maps have also been recompiled with external light-maps, which provide crisper shadows. Several new weapons were added with this release too. The new Nexuiz 2.5 weapons consist of the on-hand grappling hook, Port-O-Launch, T.A.G. Seeker, Heavy Laser Assault Cannon, and Rifle.

Besides new maps, a new game-mode, and new weaponry, the game bots have also been enhanced in this first 2009 release. The bots now have better support for team working, bunny hopping, swimming, better way finding, and support for ladders. The Nexuiz bots will also use less CPU usage and maps should load faster. When it comes to performance improvements, Nexuiz 2.5 has its server/client communication completely rewritten. The benefit of rewriting and optimizing this network communication is that the consumed bandwidth has been cut in half!

A Message From The People At Test-King: Using 650-322 products, you will successfully pass your 310-814 as well as hp0-m31 exam on first try.

Our pass4sure 70-562 dumps can make you successful in 642-515 exam? On pass4sure we also offer you online LOT-988 training at your pace with 100% pass guarantee!

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  2. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  3. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  4. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
Latest Linux News
  1. GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features
  2. Qt 5.4 Going Into Feature Freeze Next Week With Exciting Changes
  3. OpenSUSE Factory Turns Into Rolling Release Distribution
  4. "The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced
  5. NVIDIA Is Working Towards VDPAU H.265/HEVC Support
  6. Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D
  7. The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land
  8. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  9. GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project
  10. Age Of Wonders III Is Still Being Ported To Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  2. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Debian + radeonsi
  5. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  6. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects
  7. Porting Mesa to the Playstation 2
  8. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards