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Hello from FreeBSDguy (newbie)

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Well I got Xonotic server up and running on a dedicated FreeBSD server, and got the game client running on a Ubuntu machine. Now going to install it on a FreeBSD GNOME3 desktop. Thats right folks, no Windows machines in this house, and all of my family are perfectly fine with that.

Hoping to get into this game a bit. I also run same environment for another FPS game calles RedEclipse. I don't want to start a discussion about which game is better, but I am curious to learn what are some of the significant difference between the two. Oh, and if there are any other fellow FreeBSD users on here, please let me know, and I would interested in hearing about what you run for a video card.

If I think I get good enough, you just might see me participating in some of the online servers.

Cheers,
FreeBSDguy
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#2
Hello and welcome
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I like variety! Nice to have some FreeBSD here as well. Welcome to Xonotic and enjoy your stay. You might be interested to have a look at the Newbie Corner.
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(11-19-2016, 01:01 PM)FreeBSDGuy Wrote: I don't want to start a discussion about which game is better, but I am curious to learn what are some of the significant difference between the two.
  • Vanilla Xonotic has a more traditional arena shooter orientation and is more like a survival/resource control game, whereas Red Eclipse is more linear up-your-face gunning action.
  • 1v1/Duel is a more commonly played mode in Xonotic than in Red Eclipse. We even have competitive tournaments with occasional moneypool for that.
  • I'd argue that Red Eclipse has a more team-play focused community.
  • Xonotic has a simpler movement system in principle, but has a variety of advanced techniques that adds to a higher skill ceiling.
  • Notable differences in movement is that in Xonotic your speed can accelerate. Skilled players can accelerate and maneuver faster with advanced technique.
  • You can carry all weapons in Xonotic, iirc only 2-3 in Red Eclipse.
  • Red Eclipse has a built in and easier to use map editor, tools for Xonotic are lacking/iffy in comparison.
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Thanks everyone. I haven't gamed in years but am hoping to have some fun every once in a while.
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Welcome!
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Hmm Haven't used FBSD since 2003 when I used it to run bunch of websites from my cable connection at home. Also miss Slackware Tongue
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#8
Hi FreeBSDGuy.

No Windows in this house either, only Slackware, and I'm really happy with it.

Oh, and no graphics card on my PC, I'm using my integrated Intel HD4600 Wink
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