The original Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the beautiful world of ancient Egypt and several diverse planets, confronting countless minions on his way to the Mental's base. [NOTE: Indie Royale's Serious Sam Lightning pack also includes The Second Encounter. Both versions are the original releases, rather than the HD remakes.]

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The awesome guys over at Croteam, have a wonderful surprise for all you budding fans of Serious Sam or modding in general, With the source code out now, mods can really stretch their legs and push the limits of the game. So lets get serious for a moment and find out what Croteam had to say.

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Hey guys, today we have a surprise for you. We’re releasing the source code for Serious Engine v1.10! It’s the very same engine that we used for Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter.

This month we’ll be celebrating Serious Sam’s 15th anniversary and we’re all feeling very nostalgic. Croteam’s Vyacheslav Nikitenko, who worked on the source code and prepared Serious Engine v.1.10 for this release, had this to say:

“Historically, this version of Serious Engine is very important for Croteam and for me personally. I created several mods for Serious Sam back in the day, before even starting the work on the source code, and it was a great tool for learning.

And it’s even better today! Obviously, Serious Engine v1.10 won’t produce top-notch graphics, but the source code is very well commented, easy to modify, and there are lots of user generated mods out there. This version has everything you need to build your own game – or just experiment.

If you’re looking to get started, just download the files from GitHub and head over to SeriousZone, it has a great community and lots of tutorials.”

You can grab the files here:
Github.com


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The Serious Sam Lightning Pack

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Serious Sam: TFE Plus Big Patch

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Contains the first patch plus new content. Time to Upgrade your Serious Sam. Adds HD models/textures and the big patch adds several new options in the...

Serious Sam: TFE Plus Patch

Serious Sam: TFE Plus Patch

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Time to Upgrade your Serious Sam. Adds HD models/textures and the big patch adds several new options in the options menu.

Serious Sam: TFE Plus

Serious Sam: TFE Plus

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Serious Sam: TFE ++ v1.11

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A unofficial mod by Iirion Claus. An editor mod that adds new entities and enchances old ones.

Serious Sam: TFE ++ Source code

Serious Sam: TFE ++ Source code

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A unofficial mod by Iirion Claus. The complete source code for Serious Sam Plus Plus v1.11.

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timstro59
timstro59

bought on Amazon.

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beatzoo
beatzoo

I love SSFE the original...... and Split Screen online COOL

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Geksis
Geksis

Just awesome games! I still own both first and second encounter CD's, Im glad I can escape the steam(y) ********. Good times!+

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Why is this Steam only when the game was clearly developed and released before Steam even existed?

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SuperWafflecones
SuperWafflecones

According to Protektor: "All of the old Serious Sam games run without Steam." They just haven't removed the message from this and the second encounter yet.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Yeah, just checked and it still just tries to install through Steam, so Steam is clearly required.

The message you mention is still true, so I don't see why they would be removing it.

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

The key still needs to be registered on Steam and the game downloaded through Steam, so it certainly requires Steam in some way.

It's true that once downloaded the games don't need Steam to run, but that begs the question "Why is Steam required at all?". Given that they're not using the Steam DRM, why not just upload the game to Desura so you can download it directly?

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AshHousewares
AshHousewares

I still have this on CD :D

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cyberkiller40
cyberkiller40

Why the low quality screenshots? This game does look a hell lot better if you pump the graphics settings to the max (by poking around the options yourself, not choosing the predefined settings).

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Cousinmuscles
Cousinmuscles

i love this game so much. i played it on xbox with my cousin all the time. whenever the headless bomb guys came, he'd be like 'aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh'. good times

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