What is Warsow?

Set in a futuristic cartoon-like world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets, Warsow is a completely free fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Speed and movement, that's what Warsow is all about. Like a true cyberathlete you jump, dash, dodge and walljump your way through the game. Grab those power-ups before your enemy does, plant the bomb before anyone sees you, and steal the enemy's flag before anyone knows what's going on!

A handful of popular gametypes come shipped with Warsow, like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Clan Arena, Instagib and Duel. Warsow invites you to add to this list, by creating your own custom gametypes with the brand new gametype scripting system!

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3 comments by Vic_mm on Jun 8th, 2014

After months of hard work and multiple test releases, we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of Warsow 1.5. The latest and greatest version introduces significant updates to all areas of the game.

Jason Padpork, the heroic pig of war, has gone through a complete visual makeover. The new player model has been created from scratch by Matteo Pignatelli and funded by the Warsow community. We believe the new model manages to better represent the character that Padpork is, and to bring the player model up to date with the modern advances in Warsows visuals.

As moving around in the world of Warsow is one of the key skills a player has to master, we concluded that improvements to the movement mechanics were due. The newly improved default movement makes it easier for new players to get a grip of the basics, while simultaneously allowing experienced Warsowians to even further express their art of movement. However, old school movement is still available as a possible movement style.

Localization support has arrived to Warsow. For a game played all around the world, we feel that language-independence is a welcome addition to the global audience of this fast-paced shooter. Warsow 1.5 ships with 11 community-translated localizations (in Russian, Japanese, French, Polish, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, German, Italian and Finnish), and there are many more to come. Warsow 1.5 automatically detects the language of your operating system and uses the localization of that language whenever available. Remember to check out this wiki article for a guide on how to participate in translating Warsow to your language!

In addition to a whole new Padpork, Warsow 1.5 also introduces other beautiful changes to the games visuals. The latest installment of our qfusion engine supports FXAA, a fast and powerful anti-aliasing method which can improve image quality when hardware anti-aliasing methods like MSAA or CSAA are not available or affordable.

Le dream on, the extremely popular duel map known to many as wdm2, has gone through a major facelift with stunning new textures and added details. Additionally, the improved qfusion engine introduces beautiful soft particle effects to explosions and halo shaders.

There are many cool things happening in the world of Linux gaming, and Warsow 1.5 is one of them. We have taken great care to make our latest release run smoothly on the open source radeon drivers, the input code utilizes XInput2, and our shipped binaries are fully compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian Wheezy.

Server hosts will be happy to hear that 1.5 features a built-in HTTP server that significantly simplifies map downloads by removing the need to serve downloadable files through mirrors.

As with every release, we welcome constructive feedback on every aspect of the game. For more details, make sure to see the full changelog.

See you in the game!

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Warsow 1.51

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After months of hard work and multiple test releases, we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of Warsow 1.5. The latest and greatest version...

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

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Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

Warsow 1.02 for Windows and Linux (TGZ)

Warsow 1.02 for Windows and Linux (TGZ)

Oct 18, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

Warsow 1.02 for Mac (OS X 10.7/10.8, Intel)

Warsow 1.02 for Mac (OS X 10.7/10.8, Intel)

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Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

Warsow 1.0 Installer (Windows only)

Warsow 1.0 Installer (Windows only)

Jul 28, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

Warsow 1.0 for Mac

Warsow 1.0 for Mac

Jul 28, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3 Jan 21 2008, 7:09am says:

awesome

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rgkimball
rgkimball Jan 21 2008, 2:30am says:

So who "compiled" the Mac version?

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Jan 20 2008, 9:44pm says:

dont know how to start this on my mac =/
any ideas?

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2goodwwe
2goodwwe Jan 20 2008, 9:06am says:

Warsow 0.4 ftw!!!

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Lamü
Lamü Jan 1 2008, 1:23pm says:

100/100

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Minko
Minko Dec 28 2007, 2:33am says:

This game just amazed me after the first multiplayer clan arena gametype mode play. There is a huge potential demanding hi fps skills here! And this movements.. it's fantastic! I think it's a future of eSport! This game is really rocks and by the way there is nothing new in fast-paced FPS genre for the last years (after q3 and UT). Great work developers team, wish you good luck!

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AlexMax
AlexMax Dec 23 2007, 9:58am says:

This is hands down the best free FPS out there. While the other free FPS's seem fit to just cram a bunch of random levels, weapons and gametypes and hope people will play it, Warsow has a very unique and distinct graphic style which is constantly evolving. The gameplay is also given the same kind of care, and the dev team is also not afraid to try new things and break new ground.

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Seraph1m
Seraph1m Dec 23 2007, 2:41am says:

Top game, 10/10

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Wildkater
Wildkater Dec 23 2007, 11:20am replied:

Very nice free ego-shooter.
Warsow ftw !!!

Greetz from www.warsow-arena.de

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He4rTL3sS
He4rTL3sS Dec 22 2007, 6:24pm says:

This game is amazing :

- free, light
- nice gfx, clean, colorful
- works on every pc
- devs close to the community
- fast-paced action (even faster than quake 3... yes.), skilled game
but not as elitist as quake 3 is (I mean, devs really care of newcomers, so does the community)

and so more... :P

Really deserves some publicity :-)

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aaaa, my favourite game, what to say? Well, Warsow is a multiplayer game that advances what made quake and ut great. Speady, tricky fast paced shooter gameplay. If I would need one word to describe warsow, then it would be: Speed Warsow is the fastest shooter in the world, combining interesting comiclike graphics with a lot of different gametypes ranging from ctf to bomb. Also Warsow is highly editable to meet each persons individual preference. I really don't know what to say, I play this game…

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