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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Warsow 2.0 released

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. Listing individual changes and improvements of over 150 featured in the release would take too much space and time, so here are some most prominent ones:

- Tutorial level was added to introduce new players to the basics of Warsow gameplay, movement and combat.
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- Majority of Warsow assets are now under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Setting the assets free ensures Warsow doesn't get stuck in proprietary limbo and will remain an important piece of indie gaming in the future too. Players and developers alike are encouraged to innovate with free assets, and contribute more media back to the game! Or just simply use them in their own games if they comfort the license.

- Many graphical effects such as gibs, hit and stun indicators, Lasergun and Electrobolt beams, were revamped. In addition, the renderer has received numerous optimizations, resulting in 30 to 50% performance improvements depending on the hardware and settings.

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- The spaw algorithm was revamped to favor more distant points in Duel mode. The further from the fragger is the spawn point, the more likely it gets to be picked for the fragged player is to respawn.

- Weapon parameters were tweaked to improve game balance and hopefully make it more fun to play.

- The flipped mode was introduced for those who might want to challenge themselves by tricking their brains on otherwise familiar maps!

- Game maps can now have a color grading profile set to create better mood or improve the aesthetics. The setting can be controlled by map author and can be turned off in the options menu. Here is how the effect is used in one of our maps, which also received an uplifted 3D sky in this version!

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- Two new HUDs by Adem for playing and spectating. The weapon and item icons were redrawn in a modern flat design to provide better visibility for the simple items setting.

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- Pressing and holding Left Shift in Team Deathmatch, Bomb & Defuse, Capture the Flag and CTF: Tactics game modes now brings up contextual voicecomm menu to aid in cooperative gameplay.

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- And much more!

Warsow 1.51 released

Warsow 1.51 released

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New major update to the game with plethora of improvements + a bugfix release

Warsow on Steam Greenlight - we need your help!

Warsow on Steam Greenlight - we need your help!

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Warsow is up on Steam Greenlight, and in this light I'd like to ask you, dear reader, would you play this game if it were available in Steam? If yes...

Warsow 1.02 Released

Warsow 1.02 Released

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Bugfix release of your favorite fast-paced first person shooter you sure don't want to miss!

Warsow 1.0 Released

Warsow 1.0 Released

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After 7 years in beta, the game finally hits the 1.0 milestone!

Warsow 2.0 for Mac

Warsow 2.0 for Mac

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 2.0 for Linux and Windows

Warsow 2.0 for Linux and Windows

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 2.0 for Windows

Warsow 2.0 for Windows

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 1.51

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)

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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...

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ETR Creator
ETR

Concerning mac, it is very beta, expect proper support @ 0.41.
Check this url -> Warsow.net for help.

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rgkimball
rgkimball

Thanks for the link. I talked to your Mac support guy, and I'm told there will be an installer released soon?

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rgkimball
rgkimball

Well, I tried the method you linked to, and a few problems arose. First of all, I couldn't select any number or letter for the controls, including the spacebar, so I ended up using tab to go forward and rely on my trackpad skills to turn. I couldn't jump, so I died pretty much every 5 seconds. That got old really quickly. Also, the main menus were almost non-functional. The background was white, and so was the text, so finding links was a little bit of a pain at first.

I talked to your Mac support guy, and I was told there would be a compiled .app released yesterday; maybe today?

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ETR Creator
ETR

Nope not yet... Can´t say when, but I´ll be sure to update this page when it´s done. So check back/check warsow.net for updates : ).

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rgkimball
rgkimball

Alright. Make a news post when you do. I'll be sure to see it that way. Thanks. :)

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3

awesome

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rgkimball
rgkimball

So who "compiled" the Mac version?

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

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

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2goodwwe
2goodwwe

Warsow 0.4 ftw!!!

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Lamü
Lamü

100/100

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Minko
Minko

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

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

Top game, 10/10

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Wildkater
Wildkater

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

Greetz from www.warsow-arena.de

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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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