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A Big Warsow Update Is Still Being Worked On

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Published on 07 December 2013 10:56 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.

This year we've seen Warsow open-source their game match-maker service known as Warmama. They also enabled Warsow to function as an HTTP server itself for serving file (game asset) downloads to players connecting to game servers without having to rely upon external HTTP mirrors.

There was also another big update talked about on Phoronix a few months ago for the QFusion engine. The open-source engine behind Warsow now has support for TrueType/OpenType fonts, new HUD commands, an OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible renderer, performance improvements, support for loading GLSL shaders from disk, and various other renderer improvements.

When trying to find out about any new Warsow release this weekend for new open-source game Linux benchmarking, in this forum thread it was pointed out that they aren't looking to do any more 1.0.x point releases of the game but will be moving onto the next major release: it will be known as either v1.1 or v1.5. "Anyway, doubt we'll do any 1.0x releases or packagings anymore, all of our little manresources will go to finalizing 1.1/1.5, that'll be good milestone to think about update methods through a bit."

Unfortunately other details remain scarce on the update or when it will finally arrive for this seldom updated game. At least in 2014 we also have to look forward to Unvanquished showing its colors and hopefully a long-awaited update to Xonotic.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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