[Wolves] Online multiplayer Game

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Wed Sep 25 12:02:04 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

The one I was on about at the lug is assaultcube,  You can have a look
at how easy it is to setup a server with the charm here

This is possibly the easiest way to get a server up and running, client
side assaultcube is in software-center, I'm assuming packages will be
available in other distros.

You make it, I'll break it!

I love my job :)

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