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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!

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