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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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...

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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...

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

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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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stevenbinion
stevenbinion Oct 23 2011, 3:54pm says:

I like FPS, but not always online, Does this have a single player game mode? I didn't see this meantioned.

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MagusZero
MagusZero Nov 12 2011, 8:33pm replied:

Sadly, the game has no real single player other than simple bot matches at the moment. It's not really an area that the developers consider important, since its mostly a competitive game. Races can also be played single player, since its such a heavily movement-based game.

But I, a simple community member, do intend to try implementing a different kind of bot, which would probably eventually result in boosfights, ut-style survival, and perhaps a single player story, depending on how much I/others can be bothered to do.

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Walcionyrs
Walcionyrs Nov 7 2011, 12:26pm replied:

you can play it offline like i do. "start new server", then choose the gametype, add bots and play.

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desuradroid
desuradroid Oct 8 2011, 10:38am says:

OMEGA error on website...403 forbidden

+3 votes     reply to comment
RageX
RageX Sep 27 2011, 7:22pm says:

Hopefully this gets added to the Linux side of Desura.

+4 votes     reply to comment
vdo
vdo Jul 9 2011, 4:48pm says:

Love this game, awesome and fun to play!

+4 votes     reply to comment
MagusZero
MagusZero Jul 3 2011, 5:58am says:

Just thought I'd mention the game's most understated feature: the gametype scripts. They've been used to implement turrets and cluster bombs, and support just about anything you can think of, barring changing weapon stats. I've just started looking into making some custom bots, with the eventual goal of bossfights and/or a monday night combat clone. The devs have really done great work supporting modding.

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NetXero
NetXero May 26 2011, 8:10pm says:

lol does the game OPEN in a game window or it starts with the fullscreen already on

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xj0mp1
xj0mp1 Apr 30 2011, 12:36am says:

Fun, but my antivirus said there's a trojan in it and removed it.. anyways, with that removed this is still fun.

+2 votes     reply to comment
MontyB
MontyB Oct 25 2011, 11:35am replied:

Let me Guess..
AVG?
Ignore it. It's a False Positive.

+3 votes     reply to comment
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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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