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  • FreeCS: Aiming For An Open-Source Counter-Strike Implementation

    Phoronix: FreeCS: Aiming For An Open-Source Counter-Strike Implementation

    The latest open-source game project working on an open-source engine re-implementation of a popular game is FreeCS that is aiming to be a free software re-implementation of Counter-Strike...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Counter-Strike

  • #2
    The reason he implemented CS 1.5 and not 1.6 is so that you don't need to own a copy, since 1.5 was free. There will be a few props and textures missing if you don't have the half-life assets.

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    • #3
      This is really cool. I stopped playing CS entirely once Valve added the invasive DRM (known as Steam).
      I also like that the author has decided to explicitly target 1.5 and focus on making that complete/perfect rather than constantly playing catchup and breaking existing features.

      It is about time something interesting came out on news sites

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      • #4
        Nice project, cs1.5 was the version I started with
        I read the installation guide but do not really get it. Where do I get this csv15.exe from? I thought this is a native linux thing.

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        • #5
          Download here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/counter-st...nter-strike-15
          Start with WINE to unpack, copy files afterwards into FreeCS.

          Don't forget to get FTEQW binaries from here: http://triptohell.info/moodles/

          Nice is also the XMPP plugin to have a friends list etc.

          For other cool features of FTEQW see the wiki: https://quakewiki.org/wiki/FTEQW_Wiki

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          • #6
            Why not implement something with the Quake engine and make it compatible with CS maps?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nomadewolf View Post
              Why not implement something with the Quake engine and make it compatible with CS maps?
              looks like that's what he's doing "Free-software implementation of Counter-Strike running on the FTE QuakeWorld engine."
              Thanks ID software to open source the quake 1, 2 and 3 engines

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              • #8
                It had to be said. A brave GNU generation. It is about time.
                Wrong topic
                Last edited by Razmattaz; 11-10-2017, 07:10 PM. Reason: Reading in 2 different tabs. My bad. Was meant for the GNU time post.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
                  This is really cool. I stopped playing CS entirely once Valve added the invasive DRM (known as Steam).[...]
                  It is about time something interesting came out on news sites
                  yes for me it was the same story i played counter strike from 0,5beta to version 1,5 and then i stop playing counter strike because of the DRM/steam 1,6 version.

                  feels good other people share the same history...
                  Phantom circuit Sequence Reducer Dyslexia

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                  • #10
                    Isn't it ironic CS: Source lacks source?

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