Cube 2: Sauerbraten 2013 “Collect Edition” FPS Game Update Brings New Maps And Game Modes

Ater two years and a half, a new Cube 2 Sauerbraten version has been released: 2013-01-04 “Collect Edition”, which brings new maps, new game modes: “collect”, “insta collect”, and “efficiency collect” and other interesting changes.

Cube 2 Sauerbraten 2013-01-04
Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a first-person shooter that runs on Linux, Windows and mac OSX which features both single-player and multi-player game modes (LAN, local, online play).

New features / changes in the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten 2013-01-04 “Collect Edition”:
added “collect”, “insta collect”, and “efficiency collect” game modes;many new maps;new weapon sounds;added support for directional sunlight for lightmaps;added support for up to 4 types of water, lava, and glass materials;now uses GLSL as the default rendering path when available;added auto-update and auto-sort options to the server browser;added snow particles;many other changes.A complete list of changes in the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten can be found HERE.

Below you can watch the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten “Collect Edition” in action:

(direct video link)

Download Cube 2: Sauerbraten (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX).

Cube 2 Sauerbraten 2013-01-04 screenshot
Note for Ubuntu users: to be able to run the game, install the following dependencies:sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-image1.2
Then, download and extract the game and simply run the “sauerbraten_unix” executable script inside the game folder (I’ve tested it on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit).

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Cube 2: Sauerbraten 2013 `Collect Edition` FPS Game Update Brings New Maps And Game Modes

Ater two years and a half, a new Cube 2 Sauerbraten version has been released: 2013-01-04 “Collect Edition”, which brings new maps, new game modes: “collect”, “insta collect”, and “efficiency collect” and other interesting changes.

Cube 2 Sauerbraten 2013-01-04
Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a first-person shooter that runs on Linux, Windows and mac OSX which features both single-player and multi-player game modes (LAN, local, online play).

New features / changes in the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten 2013-01-04 “Collect Edition”:
added “collect”, “insta collect”, and “efficiency collect” game modes;many new maps;new weapon sounds;added support for directional sunlight for lightmaps;added support for up to 4 types of water, lava, and glass materials;now uses GLSL as the default rendering path when available;added auto-update and auto-sort options to the server browser;added snow particles;many other changes.A complete list of changes in the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten can be found HERE.

Below you can watch the latest Cube 2: Sauerbraten “Collect Edition” in action:

(direct video link)

Download Cube 2: Sauerbraten (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX).

Cube 2 Sauerbraten 2013-01-04 screenshot
Note for Ubuntu users: to be able to run the game, install the following dependencies:sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-image1.2
Then, download and extract the game and simply run the “sauerbraten_unix” executable script inside the game folder (I’ve tested it on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit).

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Team Fortress 2 Available On Linux For Non-Beta Steam Accounts

Team Fortress 2, a free to play first-person shooter (FPS) multiplayer game, is now available for everyone using the Linux Steam client, and not just those who have received a beta invitation, so non-beta users shouldn’t see the “server is too busy” error when trying to download the game any more.
Team Fortress 2 Ubuntu
team fortress 2 Ubuntu
It seems this is a mistake from Valve, which fixed a bug that prevented Ubuntu Developer Summit participants from playing Team Fortress 2 and in the process, somehow the game ended up as being available for everyone. This might mean that Team Fortress 2 won’t be available after Valve fixes the glitch, but considering they haven’t fixed the bug that allows non-beta accounts to use Steam for Linux, they might allow this as well.

Team Fortress 2 game Ubuntu Steam

To play Team Fortress 2 in Linux without a Steam for Linux beta account, firstly install Steam for Linux, then launch Steam, search for Team Fortress 2, click the “Play game” button and then wait for the download to complete – it will take a while since 12 GB of data needs to be downloaded.

Tip for those who have TF2 installed on Windows: you can copy the .gcf files from the Windows installation to ~/Steam/SteamApps/ and rename each word to start with a capital letter (e.g.: “Team Fortress 2 Client Content.gcf”) to speed things up – only a few MB of data will need to be downloaded once you do this.
Note: in my test, the Team Fortress 2 download seemed stuck at 99%, but I was able to launch the game anyway and although it took a while to launch it for the first time, it worked just fine. After that, the Steam for Linux client displays the game as being installed successfully.

via linuxgamecast.com, http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410 and reddit

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Team Fortress 2 Available On Linux For Non-Beta Steam Accounts

Team Fortress 2, a free to play first-person shooter (FPS) multiplayer game, is now available for everyone using the Linux Steam client, and not just those who have received a beta invitation, so non-beta users shouldn’t see the “server is too busy” error when trying to download the game any more.
Team Fortress 2 Ubuntu
team fortress 2 Ubuntu
It seems this is a mistake from Valve, which fixed a bug that prevented Ubuntu Developer Summit participants from playing Team Fortress 2 and in the process, somehow the game ended up as being available for everyone. This might mean that Team Fortress 2 won’t be available after Valve fixes the glitch, but considering they haven’t fixed the bug that allows non-beta accounts to use Steam for Linux, they might allow this as well.

Team Fortress 2 game Ubuntu Steam

To play Team Fortress 2 in Linux without a Steam for Linux beta account, firstly install Steam for Linux, then launch Steam, search for Team Fortress 2, click the “Play game” button and then wait for the download to complete – it will take a while since 12 GB of data needs to be downloaded.

Tip for those who have TF2 installed on Windows: you can copy the .gcf files from the Windows installation to ~/Steam/SteamApps/ and rename each word to start with a capital letter (e.g.: “Team Fortress 2 Client Content.gcf”) to speed things up – only a few MB of data will need to be downloaded once you do this.
Note: in my test, the Team Fortress 2 download seemed stuck at 99%, but I was able to launch the game anyway and although it took a while to launch it for the first time, it worked just fine. After that, the Steam for Linux client displays the game as being installed successfully.

Oh, and remember that Steam is currently in beta, so things might break, you might get bad performance or the game might not work at all for you.

via linuxgamecast.com, http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410 and reddit

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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