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Things that Xonotic has that not many other FPS games do

#1
Noticed quite a few things that Xonotic has that no mainstream commercial developer is doing right now, here's a few things I find interesting.


Graphics:
Xonotic does a good job hiding any and all graphical weak points it has by avoiding the lame-ass brown and bloom crap and favoring a colorful yet detailed approach with it's art while maintaining a mostly clean clutter-free environment. As a result the game looks very different than most first person shooters released within the last decade. I can think of VERY few other games that have done anything similar to this I've only seen it attempted in the Serious Sam, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Unreal Championship 2 games. Serious Sam lends itself to a cartoony style while UT2k4 lends itself to being a freaking mess, UC2 pulls it off well but does it in a different style than Xonotic. Xonotic also does something interesting with the player models which hasn't been pulled off in other games save maybe Warsow and that is giving them a dark color, a glow, and a bright color to keep them visible at all times.

Performance:
I got a git build (which in my testing runs a helluva lot worse than the preview version) to run at a playable frame rate on junk rig rocking less than a gig of RAM, a P4-based single core Celeron, and integrated pre-AMD ATI graphics. Not many other games can do this. This thing also runs on pretty much any-given OS that's in use now.

Gameplay:
As said in the graphics the maps were obviously built as fighting arenas first and tend have less clutter/bullshit in them making the game feel very fluid. Some of the very best arenas I've seen in ANY GAME (and I've played quite a few) are in this. It also has a focus on skill and mixes in MANY gameplay aspects from classic twitch shooters such as the original Unreal Tournament, QuakeWorld, and Quake III: Arena. There are VERY FEW twitch shooters (much less shooters that actually deserve the title twitch shooter) today and this one not only is a modern one, but one that has VERY unique gameplay that seperates itself from the crowd that inspired it.

Sound:
Due to this being a free project and not something commercial, most of the music has had to be cranked out using software tools. This is actually a good thing, because most current developers don't even think about cranking stuff out on synthesizers these days and instead focus on licensing musicians to do music that doesn't really fit their games well, plus the electronic music done in the game gives it a classic feel that no current game can capture. While not too unique it should also be noted that the sound effects for a lot of the weapons are truly devastating/satisfying. The singe sound you hear after a rocket explosion especially gives you the impression that you probably @$@%'d something up when you hit it.
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#2
And don't forget the @#$!'n Tuba.
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By the way, I think the tuba is totally underrepresented in the stock maps so far. Plus we'd need to balance it a bit better, I find it fairly difficult to hit anybody with the tuba. Maybe we can do a melee attack on secondary for it? Currently it is a bit weaker than electro, especially with the combo.

With the tuba setting Xonotic apart from all the other FPS, I think we should pay more respect to that weapon and make it more present in the game overall.
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(02-09-2011, 09:36 AM)Minkovsky Wrote: And don't forget the @#$!'n Tuba.

You mean the @#!%'n Tuba. Tongue

Btw maybe resize the picture in your signature? Rolleyes
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Might I also add that the speed of the gameplay is much faster than other commercial games. I find it great to be able to quickly manuver through a map, instead of taking several minuites to run from one end of the map to the other ( I'm looking at you Halo and SWBF).
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(02-09-2011, 10:46 AM)greasem0nkey Wrote: ( I'm looking at you Halo and SWBF).

Looking at me and WHO?
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#7
I think he meant Halo and Star Wars: BattleFront.
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#8
> This thing also runs on pretty much any-given OS that's in use now.

Incoming Shitstorm!

You never know. Wink
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(02-09-2011, 05:21 PM)naryl Wrote: > This thing also runs on pretty much any-given OS that's in use now.

Incoming Shitstorm!

You never know. Wink

Grab the source and compile it.
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#10
Indeed, I was referring to the games Halo and Star Wars:Battlefront.
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> Grab the source and compile it.

And if there is no gcc for that platform?
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(02-09-2011, 07:33 PM)naryl Wrote: > Grab the source and compile it.

And if there is no gcc for that platform?

? hehehe I guess your screwed then.
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naryl Wrote:And if there is no gcc for that platform?

0o, what is the platform?
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(02-09-2011, 06:41 PM)greasem0nkey Wrote: Indeed, I was referring to the games Halo and Star Wars:Battlefront.

Halo is a GAME? o.O oh noez, my name has been taken! I should sue them!
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(02-09-2011, 07:34 PM)Lee_Stricklin Wrote:
(02-09-2011, 07:33 PM)naryl Wrote: > Grab the source and compile it.

And if there is no gcc for that platform?

? hehehe I guess your screwed then.

Thankfully I'm not using one of them :)

clanclanclan Wrote:0o, what is the platform?

MenuetOS doesn't have any libc.
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(02-10-2011, 05:04 AM)Halogene Wrote:
(02-09-2011, 06:41 PM)greasem0nkey Wrote: Indeed, I was referring to the games Halo and Star Wars:Battlefront.

Halo is a GAME? o.O oh noez, my name has been taken! I should sue them!

Never heard about it? lol, it is a popular game series by Bungie.
It was the game who saved the Xbox from market hell like SEGA did with its Dreaming Cast, it was the game who fucked many players to multiplayer matchmaking in Halo 3. It was the game who peoples can have Co-op with their moms. And... it is just for Xbox and Xbox 360. NOT PS3, SORRY SONY-FANZ.
You, Halo has been used for first time in 2001 and earlier, so you is the guy who has TAKEN it. Tongue

If you want to know how it looks like:
(THE LATEST GAME)Halo Reach:
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(FIRST HALO ORIGINAL) Halo Combat Evolved:
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(02-10-2011, 05:04 AM)Halogene Wrote:
(02-09-2011, 06:41 PM)greasem0nkey Wrote: Indeed, I was referring to the games Halo and Star Wars:Battlefront.

Halo is a GAME? o.O oh noez, my name has been taken! I should sue them!

SIGGED!
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I can't tell whether SkyHookers is being serious or not :/
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(02-13-2011, 12:29 PM)ThePWTULN Wrote: I can't tell whether SkyHookers is being serious or not :/

Well I have to admit that I for one wasn't all serious, okaay I have heard about that game though I actually have picked my nickname LONG (!) before any Halo game came out (ya rly!), and I have only played parts of a Halo game once at a friends' place but wasn't particularly impressed at all except that I was upset they stole the abbreviation of my nick name. But in the end it's only an abbreviation and I still got the whole thing. Tongue

Edit: re-reading SkyHookers post I feel the need to point out that I picked that nickname for my first pilot profile in DESCENT™, which was published 1995 and never since changed it, though I didn't play much online before I fell for Nexuiz. Am I old or what? 3<3
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#20
Well... Microsoft OWN Halo Series now... do you gonna contact them for the nick thing? and then get buyed???
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(02-13-2011, 02:37 PM)Halogene Wrote:
(02-13-2011, 12:29 PM)ThePWTULN Wrote: I can't tell whether SkyHookers is being serious or not :/

Well I have to admit that I for one wasn't all serious, okaay I have heard about that game though I actually have picked my nickname LONG (!) before any Halo game came out (ya rly!), and I have only played parts of a Halo game once at a friends' place but wasn't particularly impressed at all except that I was upset they stole the abbreviation of my nick name. But in the end it's only an abbreviation and I still got the whole thing. Tongue

Edit: re-reading SkyHookers post I feel the need to point out that I picked that nickname for my first pilot profile in DESCENT™, which was published 1995 and never since changed it, though I didn't play much online before I fell for Nexuiz. Am I old or what? 3<3

Maybe change nick to Alkali or Chalkogene. Tongue
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(02-14-2011, 12:53 AM)SkyHookers Wrote: Well... Microsoft OWN Halo Series now... do you gonna contact them for the nick thing? and then get buyed???

Good idea. Wait, I'm not for sale. Except it depends on the price maybe. In any case, don't put me on ebay, okay?

(02-14-2011, 02:49 AM)Mirio Wrote: Maybe change nick to Alkali or Chalkogene. Tongue

Good point. Maybe I need to fork over my name going commercial.

No don't fork, stick with that name please!
Stop it, idiot, forking is the way to go!
Ah cmon what's in a name anyway? You old Halogene could call yourself GPL Halogene or anything.
WTF why should the original Halogene use some sort of appendix to it's name? Ridiculous!
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I could go on. Big Grin

If anyone thinks I took this thread off topic, I will hereby prove him/her wrong. Because this thread shows a material part of what Xonotic has that not many other FPS games do: a great community that has got an excellent taste for quality spam. Thanks for participating!
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Someone mentioned spam...
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