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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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...

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

Oct 18, 2012 Full Version 2 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 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

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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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zamaziko
zamaziko Apr 29 2011, 4:04pm says:

errm......i got a small problem with the game.the full screen option doesn't work.

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MagusZero
MagusZero Jul 3 2011, 5:53am replied:

Probably means you set the game to a resolution not native to your monitor. Otherwise, fullscreen should work great.

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TheLastProject
TheLastProject Apr 11 2011, 3:20am says:

For years I have only been able to play games with a linear progressive system (read: level system) so I still had some feeling of accomplishment and the game wouldn't bore me out. However, Warsow is the first game ever I've been able to play for a long time, for FUN instead of for progress.

Thank you SO much for this awesome game, except from race servers often causing trouble with my client there is absolutely nothing I can complain about. Again, thank you Warsow Team, you are awesome.

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mciltis
mciltis Mar 26 2011, 6:39am says:

Quake 3 with fancy graphics. Nice game.

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zamaziko
zamaziko Mar 18 2011, 11:57am says:

one heck of a game and also free :D

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happyloser
happyloser Mar 27 2011, 8:48am replied:

true

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zax9
zax9 Feb 13 2011, 11:11pm says:

So... its quake 3?

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li Mar 23 2011, 6:27pm replied:

It's based on id-Tech 2 engine if I'm correct.

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the_dingle
the_dingle Mar 18 2011, 1:07am replied:

With a dash button, Painkiller style bunny hopping, and air control.

Plus you go really, really fast, it's pretty fun.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Zombie_James
Zombie_James Feb 13 2011, 2:57am says:

I wish this were more popular in Australia. It's hard to play on servers with 300+ ping.

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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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