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Freeware / Open Source Roundup

Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member

I spend quite a lot of time on these forums and every now and then I like to give a little something back to the community. So here is a (long) list of freeware and open source games that are actually good;

FreeOrion

Vega Strike

Lin Warrior 3D

Battle for Wesnoth

Warzone 2100

LinCity-NG

Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe

FreeCiv

netPanzer

Stone Soup Dungeon Crawl

Lost Labyrinth

Egoboo

Soulfu

 

Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden

Frozen Bubble

XMoto

Secret Maryo Chronicles

Open Sonic

Zelda Classic

Alien Arena

 

Nexiuz

Tremulous

Warsow

World of Padman



TeeWorlds

 

Gunroar

rRootage

Titanion

Passage

And that's all for now. Feel free to add to this list if you find anything that you think we should know about.

 

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  • MystaMysta Greenville, SCPosts: 85Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jimmy_Scythe


    I spend quite a lot of time on these forums and every now and then I like to give a little something back to the community. So here is a (long) list of freeware and open source games that are actually good;


     

    The second space sim doesn't look too bad graphic wise. Albeit not great either. The cellshaded looking game looks neat. Somehow UTish.

    Nice list. I'll check some of them out=)

  • TeimanTeiman ZaragozaPosts: 1,319Member

    Maybe you can add Team Arena, and Paintball, Alien Arena and Warsow.

  • Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member
    Originally posted by Teiman


    Maybe you can add Team Arena, and Paintball, Alien Arena and Warsow.

     

    Warsow is already on the list. I'm not sure if you're talking about Open Arena or Q3: Team Arena (same game with a different skin actually). I thought Paintball was a Half-Life mod and not a stand alone.

    I'll be adding Alien Arena though...

  • Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member

    Seems as though I've missed a few vey notable games:

    GL Tron

    Globulation 2

    Frets on Fire

    Stepmania

    Scorched 3D

    TORCS

    Combat Simulator Project

    Yo Frankie!

  • TeimanTeiman ZaragozaPosts: 1,319Member
    Originally posted by Jimmy_Scythe

    Originally posted by Teiman


    Maybe you can add Team Arena, and Paintball, Alien Arena and Warsow.

     

    Warsow is already on the list. I'm not sure if you're talking about Open Arena or Q3: Team Arena (same game with a different skin actually). I thought Paintball was a Half-Life mod and not a stand alone.

    I'll be adding Alien Arena though...

    OpenArena is the same *gameplay*, but it use a modified Quake3 engine, the ioQuake3 engine (the same as Tremulous and others Q3 based games )

    It also use new medias.  It was started by CheapAlert, but he got kicked from the team by some disagrements.hehe. 

    http://www.openarena.ws/

    Digital Paintball is started  by a jistspoe. Is a awesome game, his engine is a modified Q2 engine. 

    http://digitalpaint.org/

     

     

     

  • hobodactylhobodactyl Lordly Land, IAPosts: 23Member

     Thanks, this is a great list :) I'm always looking for games to try out, so I'll post some that I've come across later :D

  • cukimungacukimunga Dacono, COPosts: 2,259Member

    I haven't played it yet but this looks like fun. www.rigsofrods.com/      www.youtube.com/watch . Its called Rigs of Rods.

     

  • RoutverRoutver MoscovPosts: 383Member

    Few suggestions from me:

    Urban Terror -  Q3A mod previously, a standalone game now.

    Quake Live - Quake 3 via browser (Open Beta at the moment).

    Battlefield Heroes - A "Battlefield lite".

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory  - Objective based game, looks like a Return to Castle Wolfenstein mod, but it's standalone.

  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member

    Can't believe noone mentioned Dink Smallwood.

    http://www.rtsoft.com/dink/

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,060Member Uncommon

    Great tread!

    Here are some more gems:

    Spelunky ( roguelike platformer ! amazing)

     

    Incursion ( D&D 3.5 ed , insanely complex roguelike )

     

    Dwarf Fortress  ( kind of sims meet roguelike civilisation ... warning : very complex game )

     

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  • BrenelaelBrenelael Warren, MEPosts: 3,996Member

    Not really a game like others on this list but here's a site where you can play a lot of older Abandonware DOS games right in your browser! Check it out.

     

    Free Game Empire

     

    Bren

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  • Hades_WarpigHades_Warpig Gansevoort, NYPosts: 265Member

    Great thread fellas. I've been bored out of my mind all morning and it looks like this is going to save me. I wish I could contribute a game but all of the ones I know of have been suggested.  

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  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYPosts: 4,993Member

    I can't believe that no one mentioned this little gem.

    Cave Story

    I linked to a fan site because the original site is in Japanese and the fan site has all the downloads with the translations and whatnot.

    Edit: Also, Bonesaw is a pretty fun game.

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  • Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member

    I was trying to keep it open source, but if we're goint the closed source and free route...

    Mighty Jill Off

    La Mulana

    GeneRally

    Gravity Bone

    Karoshi Factory

    Knytt

    Survival Crisis Z

    Solar Vengeance

    Bonesaw

    and that's all I have for this week.

    happy freeloading!

       

  • Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member

    Assault Cube

    I didn't add this one to the original list since I felt that we had enough FPS games already....

    ... And I got this game confused with Urban Terror which I didn't really like very much.

    At any rate, I downloaded this yesterday and have been playing it pretty much non-stop. It even runs on my netbook, so definitely check it out.

  • TeimanTeiman ZaragozaPosts: 1,319Member

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  • protorocprotoroc Fort Myers, FLPosts: 1,042Member

    Star Control 2 sc2.sourceforge.net/

    Great game in the 90s. It got open sourced and ported to PC.

  • GrandVizierGrandVizier Ottawa, ONPosts: 72Member

    Stickied.  Great thread!  Just remember any new contributions keep any download links for legal use only.

    "Asking permission is easier than asking forgiveness."

    "Without power, one dies."

    -State Pestage, Grand Vizier

  • nategremlinnategremlin sparta, MOPosts: 3Member

    that actually looks like a lot of good games on there! I think i'm going to try some of them.

  • NarugNarug Lafayette, LAPosts: 759Member

    Since FreeCiv is introduced already, I feel compelled to mention this one.

    Freecol



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  • ionutz21ionutz21 RomaniaPosts: 4Member

    very good

  • GrandVizierGrandVizier Ottawa, ONPosts: 72Member

    Another thread that was started (and locked as this thread exists) and has a rather extensive list of freeware games as well... http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/278176

    The OP may copy and past their info directly here at a later date.

    "Asking permission is easier than asking forgiveness."

    "Without power, one dies."

    -State Pestage, Grand Vizier

  • KathyPepperKathyPepper New Jersey, NJPosts: 1Member

    I think Its a nice game..Some other time I will try to play this game.

  • ShinamiShinami Sacramento, CAPosts: 634Member

    I love OpenArena. That is basically Quake 3 on Acid....Watch out, its like an ADULT VERSION of QUAKE 3! :)

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  • Jimmy_ScytheJimmy_Scythe Macomb, ILPosts: 3,586Member

    I just found this one:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Gate 88

    It's like an RTS version of Sinistar. The most obvious comparison I can make is Herzog Zwei and that doesn't quite do this thing justice. You control a ship, Asteriods style, and you have to defend that big green thing with rings around it in the bottom left hand part of the screenshot. The twist is that you can build turrets and other structures like factories and research labs. After awhile you'll be able to upgrade your ship and order around other fighters and bombers in a quest to destroy your opponent's gate, which is red.

    Seriously, this game rocks and, if you are any kind of gamer at all, you have to try this.

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