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Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 03:54 Edit Quote

Hello everyone,

As you may or may not know, i'm a bit of a gamer.

I don't like the new trendy mmorpgs scene, or the public orientated "industry quality" thematic games.

And as such, from being a hardcore competitive level gamer, i've become a bit of a relaxed retro gamer.

Still, once in a while something comes along that catches the eye. Some attempt at greatness.

And here it is:

http://savage2.s2games.com/movies/25_medium_28.html


Im doing this hoping such an attempt doesn't go unnoticed. So the game doesn't become one of those great games that gained cult status post mortem (Planescape Torment, anyone?).


This is Savage 2, a fresh online, one time payment, TPS-FPS-RTS-RPG-with-a-hint-of-MMORPG hybrid.

Imagine a game like Warcraft 3 or Starcraft or Age of Empires, where each unit is controlled by a different player. This should give you the right idea.

You get a 4 hour demo trial for creating an account. The learning curve is a bit steep, but try to have fun while learning.

More information on the site.

http://savage2.s2games.com/media.php?t=m

This one, if you are any sort of gamer, is worthy of attention.

Enjoy.







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(Edited by Arthemis on 02-02-2008 04:00)

edit: my ingame name is SSarah . Please refer me.

(Edited by Arthemis on 02-02-2008 05:46)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 04:12 Edit Quote

Ooo I like the sound of this.
~Scurries off to investigate


Those who look for monsters should look to it that
they do not become monsters. For when you gaze
long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 10:30 Edit Quote

Windows only though...

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 12:31 Edit Quote

Yeah, I still keep XP on a partition because I still can't get Photoshop to run on my Ubuntu, and the odd game of course. Otherwise...

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 13:05 Edit Quote

Looks interesting! Thanks for posting!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 14:20 Edit Quote

Actually, I just read in their FAQ that they intend to have a Linux client available. I can't find it but if it's not out yet it sounds like they intent to eventually, which is good news.

Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2008 14:43 Edit Quote

i hope they are really careful when making the linux client though.

The only other game i play a bit, that has a client available for multiple OS's is tremulous ( www.tremulous.net ).

And from what i could see, it is by no mere chance that the Killer NIC PCI Lan card is only a machine running linux that makes the game bypass the windows network stack.

Those linux players sure have the upper hand =/

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Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-03-2008 00:28 Edit Quote

Wow that looks really interesting. I'll try it out tomorrow. Thanks.

At first sight looks like UT3 or ET:QW with different models and added rpg elements. Also the different rts and fps viewpoints resemble Natural Selection - an HL mod. Anyway looks like something I may buy tomorrow

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-03-2008 11:57 Edit Quote

Yes, I've been playing the original Savage since yesterday and it is very much like natural selection, but with a more fantasy feel, I also thing the RTS bit is a bit more polished.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 02-03-2008 12:13 Edit Quote

That looks interesting - seems about time the genres were effectively blended.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-04-2008 21:07 Edit Quote

Whoops!
My first double post of the year, yeah, yeh, I'll have to celebrate.
Party in my cell I've got enough music, booze and pills, just bring a loving attitude,
shrooms and a spell checker.


(Edited by Tao on 02-04-2008 21:18)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-04-2008 21:10 Edit Quote

I've signed up but not paid any dosh out yet, I'm still getting used to the game play, things seem to have moved on a bit from Duke Nukem
Pity I could not use my usual gaming names Tao (of course ) and Grim or Grimm. Did I ever tell you I got banned from America's Army because they did not like my user name Grin Reefer? Oh, I told you already? Well, I've told you again

When thinking of user names I often go for something I deem heroic as well as related to the game. For Savage II I have decided on a new name, a heroic and wise leader of his people in battle and in peace Tecumseh

I haven't started my free five hours on-line yet, I want to get some practice in first. I do like the sound of the combat moves being similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2008 21:14 Edit Quote

how did you find about the rock scissoors paper thing on practice mode? i had to go read about it =P

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Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2008 21:50 Edit Quote

I discovered that on practise mode Arthemis.
Oh yes, I wanted to make my first free five (fff ooer!) hours as productive as possible. Otherwise it would just be spent getting battered by big (bbb) monsters and re-spawning all the time.

I do be a little cunning like that
I'm still getting hammered by two of the monsters regularly though, I have not memorised the various names yet, at the moment they are just Big, Bigger, and Flippin' heck!

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2008 22:21 Edit Quote

How does this game compare to its predecessor?

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2008 23:37 Edit Quote

This is the first time I have played Savage Blaise. The only other online games I've played are Diablo2, Americas Army and Freelancer.

Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-07-2008 02:43 Edit Quote

@tao

I played a bit then read a bit, then played a bit and after a while i was actually good at it. Got a few 1st ranks and all.

@Blaise

much better, basically it improves on a concept the first one practically created

@the ones complaining about the non-linux availability:

[HOWTO] Debian + wine + Savage 2

http://forums.s2games.com/showthread.php?t=6963

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Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-10-2008 15:28 Edit Quote

Well, my 5 hours are over, going to buy it now =P

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-26-2008 11:34 Edit Quote

Savage 2 is now available for Linux! I had great success with the Savage 1 client, so I'm downloading this now with great hopes.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-26-2008 19:17 Edit Quote

I'm more of a FPS guy. These types of games suck me in and I loose days at a time

Has anyone played Alien Arena? It uses the Quake3 engine and for a free game it's pretty cool. Has a client / server option as well as the stand alone.

Linux version as well There were some sound issues that I had using it but after getting that fixed, all is good.

Later,

C:\

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2008 13:17 Edit Quote

I tried Alien Arena, but I just couldn't get into it. It made me think of UT2003, but the weapons all seemed a bit 'samey'. It's bloody good, but I have a hard enough time choosing between BF2142 and ET:QW. Hehe.

I know it's a little old now, but also based on the Quake3 engine, and still absolutely free; Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. I would happily nominate this as the best free game ever released, but it seems a little unfair, as the initial development stages were entirely commercial. It only ended up free because the single-player development was abandoned, and the multiplayer code was handed over to Splash Damage (who, at the time, were just a handful of mod developers in a small British firm).

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2008 14:21 Edit Quote

I've tried Alien Arena and W:ET, I couldn't get into either, I understand the limitations of open source programming, but I really don't enjoy playing such poor looking FPS's on my Linux machine which has relatively good hardware.

Even the original Savage looks better than W:ET.

However does ET:QW work on Linux?

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2008 15:10 Edit Quote

I used to play ET a lot ^^ and imo the graphics were adequate for the time. I had a gf4 ti4200 back then.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2008 17:15 Edit Quote

lol - it may have been free, but W:ET was never open source (and still isn't AFAIK). As for graphics - W:ET was very good for its time; don't forget that it was the incomplete sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which was released in 2001!

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2008 17:44 Edit Quote

Yes, you're right, it wasn't open source, pardon me, but it was 2001 and it's 2008 now, I'd like to try and play something a bit more modern, well, except for Diablo II which is still awesome and doesn't have any contenders to its throne.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 03-28-2008 18:18 Edit Quote

Sorry - missed the Linux question, Blaise. You'll be pleased to know that there is a Linux client for Quake Wars. There is a handy FAQ here along with download links for the retail and demo versions. I should think that so long as your machine meets the minimum spec, the Linux client should prove as good as (if not better than) the Windows client. I'd recommend trying the demo even if you're sure your machine is up to it.

I've only played QW sporadically since I bought it, myself. It feels like a faster, more arcade-like Battlefield game, but I'm already (and still) hooked on 2142.

I must admit though - Quake Wars is great for a giggle. It still makes me laugh when you fail to win a round and the Strogg announcer exclaims in a gruff voice that...

quote:
...the Makron will not be pleased... as you will discover when he eats you!



EDIT: On another note - even if the standards you expect are rather high, there may well be a free FPS out there that has that graphical 'wow' factor you seek. I plan to download and try-out a few when I have the time. I'm adding F.E.A.R to my list, as well as the total W:ET conversion mod called True Combat: Elite which sports some pretty nifty graphical upgrades along with a modernised weapons load-out and all-new gameplay. I'm also interested in the BF2 contender, War Rock - but this appears to be one of those 'play for free, pay for extras' games...

EDIT (again): More on-topic, if you fancy a butchers at something completely free, with elements of Savage (FPS/RTS crossover), Gloom (the excellent Q2-based game to which I was introduced by my fellow asylumnites), and Natural Selection, Tremulous appears to have it all. It has a Linux client, a large and growing community, and apparently rather spiffy graphics for a Q3 engine based game.

(Edited by White Hawk on 03-28-2008 18:57)

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 12-12-2008 00:29 Edit Quote

This game has just gone free on all platforms!

http://savage2.s2games.com/main.php

Go and check it out, it'll cost nothing but time



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