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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
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For those looking at making their own game content, the NetRadiant map editor is now part of Nexuiz. Users can also capture in-game video to Ogg Theora format with Nexuiz 2.5. Some of the other Nexuiz 2.5 features include integrating the Havoc mod for connecting to servers with different physics and weapons, fixing a crash when using the ATI drivers, fixing a problem with lagging game-play/crashes/wrong display of effects, better visual display of carried items, better parental guidance support, and new tournament-related features.

Nexuiz uses the DarkPlaces engine, which in turn is based upon the source release of the Quake engine, although with very significant modifications. With the Nexuiz 2.5, as you can see from the graphics and changes, the DarkPlaces engine is now even more powerful.

We have been trying out this release since it was announced today, and to say the least, Nexuiz 2.5 is stunning. This is really the best open-source first person shooter we have ever played. The graphics continue to improve and are able to take advantage of modern hardware, the game-play continues to be refined, and other features continue to be introduced to satisfy gamers on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

The Nexuiz 2.5 release announcement can be found at SourceForge along with download links. For those interested in benchmarking Nexuiz 2.5, by tonight, support for this new version will be committed to the Phoronix Test Suite.

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