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[News] Major Update for Linux Game Engine and More Games

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Linux MMORPG Game Engine Sees Major Update

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| Regnum Online, a Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game that has a 
| native Linux client offered by its developers (NGD Studios), has received a 
| major overhaul. Regnum Online is one of the very few MMORPGs that has a 
| native Linux client, but now its own game engine got a whole lot more 
| powerful. The game engine has been reworked greatly and is now known as 
| NG3D2.0, but later this year they already plan to introduce another major 
| update on top of that.      


Mystic Mine Sale

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| Koonsolo is starting production on their next game, but as you might know 
| this can be quite costly especially for a small game developer. In order to 
| gain some funds quickly, they are doing a promotion and sell their current 
| game ‘Mystic Mine‘ at a huge price discount!   


Vendetta Online launches Dynamic Warfare.

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| With the Friday night release, Linux-friendly space MMO Vendetta Online has 
| launched Dynamic Warfare: a new long-term battle and large-scale warfare 
| mechanic designed to permit factional conquest of geographical areas.   



Talking To The Developers Of The Unigine Engine

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| While the Unigine game engine may not be as widely known or used as the
| Unreal or id Tech engines, its capabilities and features have been increasing
| at an incredible rate. Last year there were two tech demos released by
| Unigine Corp to demonstrate the capabilities of their proprietary engine --
| both of which were very impressive -- but since then their software stack has
| picked up a slew of new features like improved physics and multiplayer
| support. This year they are slated to release a new in-house game / tech demo
| that will be even more impressive and will go head-to-head with the latest
| high-end commercial game engines. Through all of their game engine
| development work, they continue to support Linux gaming, so we recently
| carried out an interview with them to learn more about their current and
| future work.


New Unigine Project Will Work On Linux

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| Unigine Corp has done a phenomenal job with its multi-platform game engine in
| delivering a new level of OpenGL realism to Linux users -- albeit it can tax
| your hardware quite a bit. Last year's engine was amazing, but as we shared
| last week, they are working on a host of new features, including but not
| limited to multiplayer and physics support. They also have a few internal
| projects they have been working on.


Open-source Flash Game Engine Now In Open Beta

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| When it comes to gaming, the most popular platform isn’t the Nintendo Wii,
| but Flash, the interactive browser plugin that now boasts 99 percent market
| penetration on nearly a billion PCs. (Flash game advertising network Mochi
| Media currently counts 100 million players across its system alone.) That
| huge audience has led to a lot of games, but most of them are rudimentary at
| best, the product of amateur enthusiasts working with limited resources.
| That’s why I was excited to hear about PushButton, a Flash game engine from a
| team of seasoned game developers that’s free, open source, and associated
| with an innovative revenue model that should help spur its adoption.



Profs Building Open-Source Educational Gaming Engine

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| Washington State University Vancouver professor Scott Wallace and University
| of Puget Sound computer science professor Andrew Nierman were recently
| awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build a
| gaming engine designed to make learning computer science more absorbing for
| students.    


QuakeCon Wrapup [with John Carmack]

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| Q: I wanted to say thank you for open-sourcing the Quake 3 engine, it's made
| a huge difference to the community. I wanted to ask your opinion about the
| future of Linux and open source gaming.  
| A: I do take a great deal of personal pride and satisfaction with what I've
| been able to do with getting so much of the stuff out. Sometimes I think
| about it, and while I know it's not something I'm generally considered for, I
| may be one of the most prolific open source authors considering all the code
| that I've written over the last 15 years that I've made open source, or have
| made open source there.    


Quake 4 v1.4.2

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| id Software has made the 1.4.2 Point Release for Quake 4 available.


Quake 4 On XP, Vista, & Linux

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| However, I spent the extra time and while I was at it had run three
| Quake 4 v1.3 benchmarks in XP, Vista, and Fedora Core 6 (2.6.20 kernel).
| The hardware used was a modest AMD Sempron setup with a NVIDIA GeForce
| 6150 and the NVIDIA 1.0-9755 drivers (the hardware chosen was to
| represent the more common Linux user rather than using an octal-core
| setup). The NVIDIA driver on Vista was 100.65 while the XP version
| was 93.71. Below is the average frame-rate from each test on each
| operating system.

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