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Welcome to Libre Vidya, Video Games in Freedom.


This thread is stickied so comments can act as a list of games that won't get bumped off.

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Doom Thread

All versions, mods, tweaks, textures, pk3s and wads

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Anyone else feel like a complete retard playing Arx?

There were three points in the game when I felt utterly beaten and had to resort to a walk through.

The first locks the second - temple
Finding the rebel hideout
Final Akbaa's rock

Is Arx a game for smart gamers? Because personally, playing the game felt the dev was saying "like my game? fuck you, dumbass, I'm too smart to be wasting my time making a game for the likes of you."

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ChaosEsque Anthology

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.

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Destination Sol

Just started playing this and thought I would share:

You start at the edge of a solar system as a pilot in a small ship. You are free to explore space, land on planets, fight with enemies, upgrade your ship and equipment, hire mercenaries, mine asteroids, and so on.

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Are 3D games truly libre?

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?

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Just updated the newbie guide. Should accurately reflect the current changes with AMD. Plus a few tweaks.

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Youtube channels

So I figured I would trawl youtube in search of free software gaming channels, and I found one.

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Space Lynx

Hey, I just released the first playable build for Space Lynx.
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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Libre Game Night

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

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The proprietary game that broke your heart

Let's face it, we all have at least one. Name the games you had to say goodbye to.

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Hexoshi - metroid clone

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.

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scrape dump

I am dumping some games links I found here until I check through each one before posting them in the sticky. Feel free to help or point out any with bad licensing. I will likely only add those with stable gameplay, not alpha stuff, but enjoy the selection anyway.

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Lugaru HD - gratis

Lugaru just relicensed their assets, they are now free to download!
This does bode well for the sequel and its' eventual license too, I think.

Anyway, if you don't have it already, you have no excuse now.

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8ch/lv new board owner

The old lv board on pigchan has a new board owner.
The only change made I can see thus far is to remove the link to endchan in the sticky. A shame, but good luck to the new BO. I am interested in what he may bring to the board.

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Tiberian Sun

If you haven't tried the OpenRA TS mod yet, you really should. It's in the main dev atm and damn it's stable.
git clone
cd OpenRA
make dependencies

On trisquel I installed mono-complete to make it.

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Gaming without X

Some games can output video to the framebuffer, allowing you to launch and play them from the tty, without any display server running. This usually requires some tinkering to get to work because /dev/input devices are set to 660 root:input, so you can't access them directly without being in the input group. You shouldn't add yourself to the input group though, that's a bad idea. What I do is this:
$ sudo chown :input /usr/bin/game
$ sudo chmod g+s /usr/bin/game
Now the game executable will be launched as if you were in the input group even though you're not. If the game is libre, then giving it unrestricted access to your input shouldn't be an issue.
Games I know to work like this are:
>widelands (requires SDL_VIDEODRIVER=fbcon)
>retroarch (I know the games themselves aren't libre, but the emulator is and that's what counts)

Feel free to add to the list if you know of any more.

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The yearning

This was in a recent freegamer article:

My only point of contention is the Linux instructions...
>The Wwise authoring tool doesn't run on Linux. Use Wwise on another platform to build the Linux soundbanks.
Going to try and run this in wine to get it compiled. Kind of annoying though, very vague instruction.

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Valyria Tear

Valyria Tear is a JRPG. It's well rounded game and its' clear lots of development work went into it. It kind of reminds of an old FF game and I recommend it, if you are into that sort of things. Graphics and movement are a little basic, but at the very least it's an enjoyable waste of time.

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New STK game mode!

Massive AI improvements in 0.9.2 bring full support to the new soccer mode!

Anyone played it yet?

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Space Station 13 without BYOND

Hey, /lv/-fag, have you ever wanted to play Space Station 13?
I wanted to, but it runs on proprietary (and laggy, according to players) BYOND game engine.

What you think about this project?

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As you can see it has some interesting mechanic which they call "Molecular Voxel Interaction Engine". As seen in the trailer above, it basically allows you to automate crafting, resulting in interesting "programmable" factory setups.
Of course this might sound a bit too much like actual work and not fun... but given the big fan scene for the closed source game Factorio, I would say it can be more fun that it looks at first ;)

Blackvoxel itself probably needs to be a bit more of a game instead of "just" a sandbox, but there is big promise in the overall concept, so give it a try :)

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Hey guys, I want a libre game as my wallpaper. Probably a screenshot, mostly blue. Maybe some faggot pixel art.

What would be the best game for that?

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Hey guys, just thinking out loud.

How much effort would it be to manage a repo? I would likely be creating all the packages myself.

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So I never found a decent libre benching program, until now. It's GL based, so maybe no vulkan benching in future but hey it beats glxgears.

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Information sources

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MAME is now Free and Open Source Software

After 19 years, MAME is now available under an OSI-compliant and FSF-approved license! Many thanks to all of the contributors who helped this to go as smoothly as possible!

We have spent the last 10 months trying to contact all people that contributed to MAME as developers and external contributors and get information about desired license. We had limited choice to 3 that people already had dual-license MAME code with.

As a result, a great majority of files (over 90% including core files) are available under the 3-Clause BSD License but project as a whole is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (GPL-2.0+), since it contains code made available under multiple GPL-compatible licenses.

If you have contributed to the MAME source code and believe we have not contacted you, please reach out to us at our contact page.

Please note that MAME is a registered trademark of Nicola Salmoria, and permission is required to use the "MAME" name, logo or wordmark.

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Hey guys, I chose endchan first for its' board creation and because it's not based on infinity. Although I am dubious about mongodb, let's see where this goes.

I am fucking with settings and the CSS right now. If something is fucked for some reason, I probably already know about it but please feel free to drop a reply ITT.