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Tremulous: The best free software game ever?

Tremulous: The best free software game ever? - Linux and open source software lag behind the proprietary market in the number and quality of available video games, especially in the realm of first-person shooters (FPS), a genre dominated by the likes of Doom, Quake, Unreal, Half-Life, and Halo. Here, Linux is an afterthought, if not ignored completely. Tremulous, a mixture of FPS and RTS (real-time strategy) written by Tim Angus, is an exception to that rule. [GNUs]

I've tried Tremulous a bit last night before going to sleep and I gotta say it does look like a great game, definitely one of the best in its genre. The fact that it's on a Quake 3 engine (which worked fine on my and even older hardware, and that's an onboard graphics chip) made Tremulous playable on my computer as well (of course with DRI enabled, which I certainly welcome.

I guess I'll be playing this for a change on weekends now, rather than Battle for Wesnoth. Smiling

Cheers!
Daniel

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The problem with Tremulus is

The problem with Tremulus is that it isn't all Free - there is some non-free data on the download (maps etc.).

Sorry to spoil the party...

dylunio

free data files?

Yeah I saw that yesterday as well, just after writing the above entry. What a pitty.

I suppose though that there may be a free alternative for these data files somewhere and a way to replace the current ones with that.

Anyone knows of a Quake 3 engine based game with truly Free data files?

Thanks

re:

according to the COPYING file there are only some texture files which are non-free, most of the data are still under the CreativeCommons license. So it would be nice of them to clearly mark which are the non-free files, I don't think it will be very difficult to replace them with some other pictures Smiling

creativecommons, eh ? That

creativecommons, eh ? That isn't dfsg-free, but not bad at all.

It all depends on which

It all depends on which creative commons license it is.

Just saying creative commons is almost like saying nothing as there are many *different* CC licenses of which some as applied to software are proprietary.

I've forgotten which one it

I've forgotten which one it is but it's free. Nevertheless it still fails to comply with the DFSG.

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