Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS. These structures provide many functions, the most important being spawning. The designated builders must ensure there are spawn structures or other players will not be able to rejoin the game after death. The overall objective behind Tremulous is to eliminate the opposing team. This is achieved by not only killing the opposing players but also removing their ability to respawn by destroying their spawn structures.

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Tremulous 1.2 beta "Gameplay Preview" Released! Head on over to Tremulous.net to grab the latest release!

Posted by khalsa on Dec 3rd, 2009

Darklegion development is proud to announce the immediate availability of a Tremulous 1.2 beta-release.

Boom! Run away! Run away!
Zzzzap! Aliens

Tremulous is a free open source game that blends team based FPS with RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races: aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build bases from a handful of different structures. These structures provide a multitude of functions, such as allowing players to respawn after dying. The builders must ensure there are spawn structures or other players will not be able to rejoin the game after death. Other structures can be built to provide some amount of automated base defence, or heal wounded players and much more...


Changes:
The latest 1.2 Beta includes a ton of gameplay updates and bug fixes.
The full list of gameplay updates are in this thread:  Tremulous.net

Availability:
The installers are available for all major operating systems at Tremulous.net

How to Install:
For all platforms other than Mac OS X, this is an update to 1.1, so an installation of Tremulous 1.1 is required. If you do not have Tremulous installed, download and install Tremulous 1.1. Then download and run the 1.2 Beta installer.

So there you go, that's all the necessary information you need to play the new 1.2 Beta! We'd love to see you in-game, every person that plays provides us with important feedback which contributes to making Tremulous better than ever! The more players that play the beta, the quicker we can make sure that all the major bugs are ironed out, which means we can release 1.2 sooner!

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AdiJager
AdiJager Dec 4 2009, 6:15am buried:

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now when the udk is avaible why not to move the project to better looking graphics? q3 is so old...

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Dec 4 2009, 7:58am replied:

because then they'd ditch the players who made the game popular.

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aquasheep
aquasheep Dec 5 2009, 11:41pm replied:

Lower graphics allows more people, like me and my friends, to play games like this. It provides for a wider audience and better testing. I can see this project moving into a higher graphics engine later in development, but I am very happy to see an open source game that I can run.

Great concept guys! Can't wait to try it!! :D

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bwilliam
bwilliam Dec 11 2009, 8:27pm replied:

It is not the graphics which attract the developers to this engine. The quake 3 (ID Tech 3) engine is FREE AND OPEN SOURCE and with the extensive additions the developers have made to it -- including many, many bug fixes, Voice over IP, and full potability (this is one of the few engines that work flawlessly over most popular POSIX complaint operating systems as well as windows and mac) -- it makes it ideal for a free simple multiplayer shooter. UDK on the otherhand is not portable, not compact or have low system requirements, and is not completely bug free or ported well to other operating systems.

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Wakkaboom
Wakkaboom Dec 11 2009, 10:41pm replied:

Bury this mfker 10ft below!!

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Tron619
Tron619 Dec 4 2009, 6:29am buried:

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yeah....they should move to unreal engine since its free now

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Shadow-Marine
Shadow-Marine Dec 4 2009, 6:58am replied:

but remember this is pretty much a gaming icon for linux users and i don't think the unreal engine supports linux
i mean this is a REALLY big deal for linux users

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InStars
InStars Dec 4 2009, 7:48am replied:

Yes, it is!
That's is definetly a minus for porting the game to UDK.

And it would actually be like recreating everything.
It is still possible to improve graphics in ID Tech3 engine and push this engine to its limits.

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1337-1
1337-1 Dec 4 2009, 4:08pm replied:

Trem was never really about the graphics though. I'd rather a game that plays well than plays pretty.

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noobthenoob
noobthenoob Dec 5 2009, 12:47pm replied:

Maybe the UDK version could be a expansion, sequel perhaps?

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Wakkaboom
Wakkaboom Dec 11 2009, 10:42pm replied:

Bury this mfker 8ft deep!!!

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AlCool
AlCool Dec 4 2009, 9:55am says:

Why would they port it to UDK? It is doing perfectly fine for IDtech3, especially since it is a standalone game nearly anyone can download and run effectively. Even for the engine it's an amazing game, that delivers great gameplay in an online setting.

Changing engines would take a very long time to remake every little thing, and would greatly reduce their fanbase considering some of their players would not be able to run it. Changing engines might be good for sequels, but not updates this far into the game.

I'm really looking forward to this update. Still play 1.1 from time to time. Maybe one day we can see a new alien type or maps out in 0g where humans have to wear suits.

ALIENS FTW.

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Dec 4 2009, 10:43am says:

Wow, so many changes! I'm so going to have to try this out again!

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Dubaian
Dubaian Dec 6 2009, 1:53am says:

this reminds me of a game I saw on steam a long time ago, 'natural selection' anybody?

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card176
card176 Dec 10 2009, 3:54pm says:

i am definitely going to download this but isn't it like Natural Selection? but on IDTech3? lol but i think it will be a good game

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