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About Red Eclipse with 4 comments by qreeves on Mar 21st, 2015

Two years in the making, Red Eclipse is back for the biggest release yet; v1.5 "Aurora Edition".

We've been working hard on all areas of the game, improving weapon balance, refining the user interface, and helping new players learn the game. Included in this release is our new auto-updating mechanism, designed to keep you running the latest improvements and freshest maps.

This release is also our first release as a true community built game. With a recent move to GitHub, the project is now openly developed, allowing everyone to contribute to the game we all love in a format where everyone gets a say (and learns how to contribute at the same time). If you feel like you'd have something to contribute, come see us in action!

Here's some interesting things that have changed:

  • Support for giving AI orders ("defend", "attack", "base", "goal", "ball", "forget").
  • Better physics and bounce sounds for affinities (flags/points/bombs).
  • Footstep sounds, hear people approaching!
  • Auto team balancing, so you're never stuck with uneven team counts.
  • Rebalanced all weapons, making for a fairer game.
  • New weapon, the "zapper". Electrify your friends and foes!
  • Increased weapon spread when in air / impulsing
  • Rebranded Defend-The-Flag to Defend-And-Control, with a new look.
  • Increased buffing timeout tolerances when defending affinities.
  • Slicker menus, tips and rollover help text.
  • Scoreboard redesign and better colouring.
  • Ability to send a message to a specific player with "whisper".

Map changes:

  • Race
    • Absorption - new time-trial map by Unnamed.
    • Amplification - new time-trial map by Unnamed.
    • Relax - new time-trial map by Bonifarz.
    • Steel Rat - added to time-trial rotation.
    • Test Chamber - retextured by Quinton Reeves.
    • War Depot - new time-trial map by TristamK.
  • Other game modes
    • Abuse - new map by ballist1c.
    • Campgrounds - new map by ballist1c and Greaserpirate.
    • Canyon - new map by restcoser.
    • Condensation - new map by Unnamed.
    • Decay by Ricky Thomson.
    • Echo2k - remix of Echo by Ulukai.
    • Enyo - new map by Ulukai.
    • Octavus - new map by Ricky Thomson.

Data Assets:

  • New vanity items!
    • Blade
    • Boots
    • Chestplate
    • Crown
    • Disc
    • Fox Ears
    • Guitar
    • Mask
    • Microeye
    • Panda
    • Prongs
    • Shoulder armour
  • New wakawaka sound.
  • New model for control points used in Defend-and-Control and Bomber-Ball.
  • New Rocket projectile by Unnamed.
  • Added texture set by Unnamed.
  • Added lava texture by Nobiax, applied in maps Hinder, Nova, Tower

As always, have fun playing Red Eclipse!

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DarkStarAngelo Apr 8 2015, 1:27am says:

Has anyone ever figured out how to implement a save game function in Sauerbraten? I mean it's a bloody great engine and game in itself but I honestly think the original Cube was better because of its heavy focus on single player whereas Sauerbraten focused on multiplayer. I guess they both have their strengths but I feel like Sauerbraten could easily be the go to engine if only it had a save (And quicksave!) function for single player levels - it just makes the whole thing feel more natural and old school.

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Snowmangaming Oct 19 2013, 1:02pm says:

Is there a place where I can download the Cube2 engine? I'm wanting to make a FPS game but I don't know if that link that send me to the game if when I download it, it's just a game or if its the engine itself. And link would be nice. :)

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Memorix101 Mar 7 2013, 6:55pm says:
Tesseract Engine is a fork of Cube 2 Engine :)

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IMGVERTEX Nov 11 2012, 12:02am says:

i thought Cube2 was like Unity.

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brickmasterj Jan 25 2012, 8:45am says:

Cube2 is a awsome engine! Red Eclipse, Sauerbraten and AssaultCube are running on it, and Red Eclipse is one of the best free FPS s i ve seen/played!

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levelextreme Jan 5 2013, 12:52am replied:

THE BEST is Blood Frontier download on it runs with cube2

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SeriousDoom Jan 10 2013, 11:13am replied:

Blood Frontier is dead.
Red eclipse is the game's sucessor.

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gear4 Jul 26 2013, 7:09pm replied:

they're the same ..

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KingPhazon Dec 26 2011, 1:44pm says:

War Of The Immortals is built on the Cube 2, it's not an indie but it looks very cool and isn't Cube 2 an indie built engine? It's by Perfect World Entertainment and it's a free to play MMORPG.

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AikoNatsuki Oct 22 2013, 6:48am replied:

War of The Immortals is not built off of cube2. Its an ok game, but its not made with cube2.

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