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Lord Libre Vidya 05/14/2016 (Sat) 18:21:19 [Preview] No. 1 [Reply]
Welcome to Libre Vidya, Video Games in Freedom.

Rules: http://endchan.xyz/lv/rules.html
Guide: https://a.safe.moe/rtavo.png

This thread is stickied so comments can act as a list of games that won't get bumped off.
Edited last time by lordlibrevidya on 03/17/2017 (Fri) 13:08:08.
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Anonymous 10/29/2016 (Sat) 08:03:48 [Preview] No. 134 del
Linux Tycoon:
http://lunduke.com/linux-tycoon/

Infamous kraut pedo game:
http://unteralterbach.net/index.en.html

FreeCiv - explicit:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Scorced3d - Pretty nice (looks like Worms in 3D):
http://scorched3d.co.uk/

Visual novel with tactical elements. You are a captain of a space ship and your crew is full of qts:
http://sunrider-vn.com/sunriderpage/
https://github.com/vaendryl/Sunrider

Obligatory tux racer:

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Anonymous 10/29/2016 (Sat) 08:04:03 [Preview] No. 135 del

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Anonymous 10/31/2016 (Mon) 19:02:21 [Preview] No. 142 del
Angband
http://rephial.org/

I just want to thank the previous posters, great work!
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ChaosEsque Anthology Anonymous 06/02/2016 (Thu) 14:36:57 [Preview] No. 42 [Reply]
ChaosEsque Anthology is a first person shooter. It is a standalone modification of Xonotic which includes extended weapons, maps, vehicles, buildable buildings, mounted weapons, spell casting, monsters, player characters, textures, and game modes.

It has over 100 maps. Some are futuristic, some are ancient, and some are medieval. A few evoke platform games such as sonic, others follow a style more akin to diablo. Some are static maps, others are randomly connected.

There is something to fit your mood. There are mutators that can add mounted weapons in any map, buildings, monsters, foliage, hazards, and even balloons and bumpers. You can fight with futuristic weapons, medieval weapons, and /or hand to hand combat (over 100 weapons). There are also many vehicles (and a mutator to spawn them in maps that do not have them, as is tradition (as you can see)).

You can also set each team to start with different specific weapons if you want to test a theory that you could defeat a well equipped military force with your bolt action rifle or crossbow. Same with vehicles and mounted weapons spawning (you can set which spawn near which team in CTF etc). You can drink wine, potions, learn magic, read scrolls, so on and so forth.

The goal, and much of this has been reached, is to not limit the player.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/chaosesqueanthology/
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Anonymous 03/23/2017 (Thu) 18:29:40 [Preview] No. 265 del
Release 117: A minor release with bugfixes, shader work, and texture fixes, aswell as some extentions for map functions by Mario.
This release is mostly aimed at mappers. Some longstanding errors were corrected aswell such as the (incorrectly) blackandwhite glowmaps for computer terminals and network equipment in the Philip1X texture series.
Volume 2, however, hosts a number of new libre/opensource textures in the newest version including 100 rock/marble textures aswell as a number of futuristic sci-fi textures.
This new version expands the palette available to the mapper.
Enjoy!


Anonymous 03/23/2017 (Thu) 18:33:06 [Preview] No. 266 del
Thoughts?


Anonymous 03/25/2017 (Sat) 03:11:06 [Preview] No. 267 del
>>259
>Wagie piece of garbage has nothing to say. He wastes his life working for another, and to obtain what?
I'm not employed, I'm a college student.

>HE DONT NEED NO LITTLE GIRLIE GIRL... NO HE STRONK... CAN FK MASCULINE THING!!!
Those little girls turn into the "masculine things". And I would date a 12 year old if I could, so none of this is against me being against your views since I'm not. I'm just saying you're autistic and don't need to shove your politics in every post you make. You don't tell people about your thoughts on this or that food, or what cars you like, or what countries you like in every post you make, so I don't understand why you feel compelled to talk about girls in just about every post. It's as if you worship women.

>>266
My thought is that you're on some sort of welfare.


Anonymous 03/25/2017 (Sat) 08:10:13 [Preview] No. 268 del
>>267
>My thought is that you're on some sort of welfare.

Nope.

>I'm just saying you're autistic and don't need to shove your politics in every post you make. You don't tell people about your thoughts on this or that food, or what cars you like, or what countries you like in every post you make, so I don't understand why you feel compelled to talk about girls in just about every post.

Because I do it for "free"; this is the cost. I am not going to develop something for free for your benefit. I do it only for my benefit: thus I put whatever I am want in it.


> It's as if you worship women.
Women banned men from taking girls as brides.

>Those little girls turn into the "masculine things".
Which is why the OT puts no limit on the amounts of girls one might have, unlike Christians.


Anonymous 03/25/2017 (Sat) 13:49:21 [Preview] No. 269 del
Thoughts?



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Doom Thread Anonymous 05/20/2016 (Fri) 16:44:24 [Preview] No. 27 [Reply]
All versions, mods, tweaks, textures, pk3s and wads
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Anonymous 11/15/2016 (Tue) 12:34:10 [Preview] No. 186 del
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Hey guys, I saw an interesting infographic and thought I would alter it slightly for /lv. Full credit goes to cuckchans' /vr for the info that went into this.


Anonymous 03/22/2017 (Wed) 19:16:29 [Preview] No. 263 del
I had to post this. Some 8chan anon has made a moon man doom2 mod. It's clear a lot of thought and work went into this.

https://mega.nz/#!XcMh3AiR!JvBCpzEMlPIIGeuhQZQlCWl050DkINRTFHbxT7tuJJ4


Anonymous 03/22/2017 (Wed) 19:38:31 [Preview] No. 264 del
>>263
Also, it doesn't work very well with freedoom. I have no idea why.



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Are 3D games truly libre? Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 06:18:54 [Preview] No. 248 [Reply]
It's well known that 3D support on free software distros is less than ideal. And in computers certified by the FSF as using only free software, 3D graphics card acceleration is often nonexistent. And let's not even start with free hardware! The point is, do you consider that libre games that only work with 3D acceleration hinder the adoption of fully free distros?


Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 06:45:38 [Preview] No. 249 del
Absolutely. I don't install any game that would require a non free library, however I do have the proprietary graphics driver installed. It's the only proprietary software on an otherwise free distro. The support for my graphics card was so bad, I had lag moving the mouse on the desktop. My card was supposedly supported but I didn't realise how bad the radeon drivers were. If I was a new user to free software, attracted by the offering of games, unless I was lucky enough to have a supported nvidia card I would likely just move on.
Although the question is, do the games make it seem bad by being too advanced for the drivers, or are drivers to blame?


Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 17:06:24 [Preview] No. 252 del
I think a big part of the problem is also that some games were made for a proprietary software environment with the latest advances and were then later licensed as free software. These are often big titles and attract well developed communities around them, so when they enter the libre gaming realm a high expectation is put on graphics driver developers to make it play. This advance can then become the standard for other open source projects.
An example of this can be the use of later opengl versions which many intel drivers don't support, which is contrary to the fact that intel chips have the best completely libre offering.


Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 12:30:34 [Preview] No. 262 del
Use an intel gpu, works for me.



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Anonymous 03/17/2017 (Fri) 13:12:00 [Preview] No. 261 [Reply]
Just updated the newbie guide. Should accurately reflect the current changes with AMD. Plus a few tweaks.



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Youtube channels Anonymous 03/16/2017 (Thu) 17:17:56 [Preview] No. 256 [Reply]
So I figured I would trawl youtube in search of free software gaming channels, and I found one.

https://www.youtube.com/user/GamesOpenSource



Space Lynx Anonymous 06/08/2016 (Wed) 13:47:21 [Preview] No. 55 [Reply]
Hey, I just released the first playable build for Space Lynx.
https://gitgud.io/stephenlynx/SpaceLynx-Build
Its a minecraft-like game on space based on corneroids.
You can place and destroy blocks and move around.

There is also a lua terminal, but there is no integration with the game yet, so it won't do nothing but run your commands on the lua runtime environment.

The compound bodies have a dynamic center of mass. That is a core feature that made me make this build.

Next step is networking, which will be another huge milestone and will be followed up by the next build.


There is just one thing I forgot to write on the controls, its Q and E to roll.
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Anonymous 08/21/2016 (Sun) 18:39:43 [Preview] No. 108 del
it looks so much like duke nukem.

I hope theres some cool things and damage physics and damage decals or something so we can crash land and fire off escape pods to crash land on weird moons or crash land into space stations


Anonymous 10/19/2016 (Wed) 18:53:50 [Preview] No. 129 del
Dude, this is really nice. But I have two questions:

1) Is it possible (or will it) to invert the mouse?

2) How large is the player and what shape? I am having trouble entering structures I build.


Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 18:29:09 [Preview] No. 253 del
Nothing new since 0.0.4, 6 months ago. Did he get bored?


Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 20:18:00 [Preview] No. 254 del
>>253
Yes.
t. Stephen Lynx


Anonymous 03/15/2017 (Wed) 21:18:13 [Preview] No. 255 del
>>254
Sorry to hear that. Thanks for replying though, assuming it's really you.



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Libre Game Night Anonymous 03/14/2017 (Tue) 18:30:36 [Preview] No. 247 [Reply]
Libre Game Night is one night a week where members of the community can kick back and play a good game together.

Come and join us. We are going to be playing some Freedom, but we rotate games.

#LGN @ Freenode

http://libregamenight.xyz/



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The proprietary game that broke your heart Anonymous 01/15/2017 (Sun) 19:10:31 [Preview] No. 207 [Reply]
Let's face it, we all have at least one. Name the games you had to say goodbye to.
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Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 17:15:38 [Preview] No. 241 del
>your sourceforge link

Not my cup of tea, that game is like 1/1000th of HOI3. But open is they way to go. As a critic of what I see there, it seems to simplistic, the ortho view is a real put off to me.

I have tried to stir up the "Open General" dudes with a few posts to one of their forums, heh, I said to them, "Hey, let's do an Open Gen module where we buld a wall with Mexico!" hah. I think Open General is a more pol-correct group, but their game and product is outstanding, I play OG all the time. Also the SSI classics like PG and so on. But have I ever written a mod? No I am a gamer and artist less than a bug finder. But modding is the new way, and that's where the best work is. I might also speak to all the great superhot mods I need to play now, and which I can't. So, this needs packaging.

Hmm, OP, can one's heart be broken and then the mod or retro scene brings back that feeling??


Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 17:22:23 [Preview] No. 242 del
Along the lines of OPs post tho, Superhot really is the true new way. They brought so much of what was oved, forward. And yet, the tap of the old TRS-80 keyboard, the elements they used, well, all have now been borrowed by these recent awesome superhot modders who have done some stunning short term work, I mean truly amazing shit that I now have to load up some sw I didn't give a shit about, to play superhot Fallout and so on.

Innovation in terms of storytelling? Hmmmmm. I play war games that allow me to understand war. Perhaps it is true that people play "dating sims" but know they will never go on a date. That's really funny if you think about it. There is so much to be discussed here, and I figured you'r board was game for it. Ha!


Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 17:31:39 [Preview] No. 243 del
To take it a step further,

I am a huge fan of "Advanced Tactics: Gold", which, is a Matrix Games product, but which basically has one dude at the helm, and that is great, because it's easily the best war sim on the market at this time. The reason we like it, is because the engine is truly a clockwork of war and battle. It allows you to see, each unit, and their rolls against the enemy. It allows you to see the cogs, if not the mainspring, of something we study called "war and battle"

However, imagine if, you could snap into a "superhot" sort of gameplay, within AT:G, during battle. Suddenly the battle which takes five seconds, can take an hour. You are one man, on that hexfield, and you can literally, run from Germany to Moscow, getting 10,000 slow motion kills. Hah! You just visualized it and know what I mean!

So, in some ways this ties back to Max Payne, another game I would throw onto OP's table. Version one, had time dilation effect, we all loved it. Max Payne as a title was ruined then. Completely. However time dilation effect, as proven by superhot, has the power to alter gameplay itself. Indeed I wonder now that I described it, how long it will be until we have all war sims with a first-person mode, so you can go in, and be that superhero, on the battlefield. Obviously when we see it we will know it, but, actual war may come first.

This thought occurs to me in BF2 mods I play where I wish they had a slow motion button, it's just fun, to play in slo mo. However some players do not like it. Again, Max Payne brought what? Most of the elements had been used before, but bullet time, is something that even right now, is an untapped realm. I don't play console games or steam or anything recent, so if there are better games with time dilation than max payne or superhot then mention them because it could make your heartbreaker game from the past, relevant tomorrow. Hence when they release "Max Payne: Superhot edition" is it retro or new?


Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 18:38:14 [Preview] No. 244 del
>>242
>superhot
Fuuuuuuuuuuck! Thanks so much for turning me to this.
https://superhotgame.com/SUPERQOT
That is an amazing quake mod, using darkplaces!

>Perhaps it is true that people play "dating sims" but know they will never go on a date.
https://homeward.renai.us/ I think dating sims are pretty good, though I have been on a date. Sims are better.

>I play war games that allow me to understand war
What aspect of war? Strategy?

I guess the only thing like a war sim I have played is Slay. You ever play Slay?


Anonymous 03/14/2017 (Tue) 15:30:13 [Preview] No. 245 del
I long for the 90s of gaming to resurrect in foss.

Deus ex, Thief, C&C/RA, Alpha Centauri, Diablo, Fallout, GTA, Neverwinter Nights, Heroes of Might and Magic, Postal, Elder Scrolls, Starcraft, System Shock, Unreal, Wipeout, Fzero, Tomb Raider, Warcraft, Worms and all the bullfrog games dk, rct, th etc.



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Hexoshi - metroid clone Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 15:57:14 [Preview] No. 237 [Reply]
This is a little piece of good news. I have been checking a new in-dev game called Hexoshi now and then. It is now fully funded and on savannah. Should start seeing progress soon. Just thought I would share.

http://www.nongnu.org/hexoshi/