Unvanquished is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. The game is under highly active development, with a new alpha release being made at the beginning of each month.

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1 comment by kharnov on Aug 5th, 2014

Unvanquished Alpha 30 Universal

Hello friends, and welcome to the latest installment of Unvanquished. We were nominated as project of the month for July by Linux Game Awards, and we've taken note of the feedback that everyone gave us over the last release. There are many fixes in this one, along with some new content. We are grateful for the nomination and the attention we have received. Thank you!

New armory!

The new armory model is now in this release. As you can probably tell, it looks absolutely nothing like the old one, and presents a more circular design. It's taller than the previous armory, and you'll need to be a bit more creative if you intend to camp on top of it. We are open to suggestions as to what to display on the screens that you can see in the shot.

New hive!

Everyone's favorite late-game alien defense structure now has a new model, too. The model lies closer to the ground and has a face to ensure that you will feel guilty when firing upon it. For the moment it still fires a swarm of buzzing things, but in the near future it will fire off individual flies.

Beacons!

We now have a cool new beacon system that will lay the foundations for many future changes, but they are already usable as-is. It is now possible to mark things with a variety of beacons visible to teammates, including attack, defend, pointer, repair, and time beacons. They are also visible on the minimap. We tried our best to make them unobtrusive, and in the future, we will use the system for team radar. Give us feedback!

Vertex data optimization!

For this release we've merged in our ‘vertexpack’ branch, which adds some efficiency to our renderer in the form of more efficient vertex attributes. This should result in less GPU memory usage per model, and depending on the graphics card in question, faster vertex shader invocation should result in some users noticing a degree of performance increase. We will have an article soon on the more technical aspects of it, as well as future plans regarding it.

Weapon inertia!

As part of what will be a series of changes in making the first-person weapons behave more realistically, human weapons now all have inertia behind them. This means that they will now lag slightly when following your motions.

Bug fixes!

We spent a lot of time going over the new libRocket interface and fixing things, so it should be a lot better than it was on its debut last month. For instance, we've reorganized many things in the interface, including many small things like adding a new team selection box. We also fixed long-standing issues like the weirdness with first-person models while spectating, assorted console strangeness, and the abundance of dynamic light created by marauders for no reason.

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Unvanquished Alpha 30 Universal

Unvanquished Alpha 30 Universal

Aug 5, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Everything you need in one package, for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Check our website for the release post and/or Linux distro-specific packages.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Jan 12 2013, 2:17am says:

So i've been wondering: Will my Tremulous 1.1 mods still be compatible here? And also, Is there a way I can host a dedicated server, or does it have to be client-side?

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kharnov
kharnov Jan 12 2013, 9:32pm replied:

They should be compatible, but remember that we've had some code changes and that some things have been renamed. However, the same file formats are still being used, so asset mods should be just fine.

As for servers, yes, you can host a dedicated server. We can help out with that on our forums.

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ZdrytchX
ZdrytchX Feb 1 2013, 7:09am replied:

I had just tried various tremulous (1.1 and gpp, including the official 8/8/11 update) qvms and they all come up with various error messages and the server doesn't start up.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Jan 14 2013, 7:30pm replied:

Alright, Thanks!

P.S.
I have gotten my mods working in the current alpha. I see the coding structure is slightly different as well.

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punkupoli
punkupoli Dec 27 2012, 7:56pm says:

Pls try to make as low system requirements for the game! Looks promising :)

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Zeriof
Zeriof Dec 26 2012, 6:38am says:

Looking good will give it a try ^^ nicely done btw.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Dec 11 2012, 1:08am says:

alpha link is down.

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kharnov
kharnov Dec 11 2012, 2:00am replied:

That would appear to be an issue with SourceForge, which is beyond our control. They'll probably be back up again in a couple of hours.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Dec 11 2012, 6:04pm replied:

ok

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DarkStarAngelo
DarkStarAngelo Dec 9 2012, 7:46am replied:

I'm not quite sure how to do that, but I will look at the forums for help. Thank you :) And I am enjoying this game very much.

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