[Wolves] Online multiplayer Game

Iain Cuthbertson iain at cuth.eu
Wed Sep 25 09:02:33 UTC 2013

On 09/09/13 23:38, Adam Sweet wrote:
> Hi everyone
> 2 LUG meetings ago I mentioned organising an online multi-player first
> person shooter game. A few people were interested, enough to make it
> worth taking further and if we play on the net a few times, perhaps we
> could organise a LAN gaming day sometime.
> The first decision is what to play, it's probably 5 years since I paid
> any attention to (Open Source) 3D multiplayer game s so my list is
> probably a bit off the pace. In any case, as best as my memory serves,
> options include:
> Open Source:
> * Open Arena
> * Alien Arena
> * Tremulous
> * Others?
> Closed source but free:
> * Wolf ET (very good, used to require simple audio hack on Linux, no
> idea if it works with Pulse audio... Lots of good third party maps
> available)
> Proprietary:
> * Quake III Arena (works on Linux but requires CD)
> * Unreal Tournament (my all-time favourite LAN game, requires CD)
> * Return to Castle Wolfenstein (as with Wolf ET and Quake3/UT but
> awesome game)
> * Quake Live (online hosted browser version of Quake III Arena - works
> in Firefox on Linux)
> Proprietary through Steam:
> * Team Fortress 2 (never played)
> * Counter Strike (honestly never played)
> * Left 4 Dead 2
> * Various Half Life games (no idea if any of them are online multiplayer)
> * Various others
> For the purposes of playing a great game, I don't really care whether
> it's open source or not but I suppose it's better that more people can
> play. The chances are that the old proprietary Quake 3/Unreal Tournament
> engine games will be harder to get working due to audio stack changes
> and the fact that most of us run 64 bit these days.
> Amo, having a fat internet pipe, is prepared to host the server unless
> somebody else is able to offer a colo server.
> If you want to join in, feel free to vote for a game above or suggest
> another. I guess it's obvious that a decent Nvidia or ATI graphics card
> with 3D drivers will be required. Newer Intel graphics might be also
> playable.
> As for a night, I was thinking perhaps the non-LUG wednesday, as most
> people will have something arranged for the same nigh each week, with
> the non-LUG Weds being the odd night out.
> Thoughts? Games?
> Regards,
> Adam Sweet

Maybe a little late in replying, but this is something that I would love
to see happen.

By booting into Windows, there are a lot of games that I could use.
But keeping to Linux...

Manually installed:
 - Quake III Arena via ioquake3 (requires game files either from a CD or
Steam download)

On Steam:
 - Deathmatch Classic
 - Guns of Icarus Online
 - Half-Life Deathmatch: Source (Beta)
 - Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
 - Team Fortress Classic

I used to play a lot of the various UT games and would like to again.
Given instructions, I'm sure this could happen :D

With VirginMedia cable broadband, I get about 60/3mb pretty much
constantly thoughout the day...

I don't know if it's good enough for serving many gamers at the same
time, but I'm happy to help.

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N41 or something, can never remember
the number) with 8gb ram which should be able to act as a dedicated server.


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