Warzone 2100 is a real-time action and strategy game set on earth in the 21st century. Upon entering the postnuclear world of Warzone 2100, you establish your base. Here you conduct research, design and manufacture vehicles, build new structures, and prepare your plans of global conquest. Each campaign features a large campaign map and six or more sub-maps. As key objectives are reached on the campaign map, missions are activated on the sub-maps. These missions are varied and feature everything from hit-and-run attacks to holding territory. The combat is fast and frantic with amazing effects and a true 3-D world with rotatable and zoomable cameras. Weapons range from bullets and lasers to explosive weapons that blast large areas of the highly detailed 3-D battlefield.

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warzone 2100 2.1 beta 4 release is now avaible also other news about original devs and music and fmvs

Posted by coolkid87 on Jul 28th, 2008

Hi folks,

Since a couple of minutes ago, we have finished the release process for the 4th beta of 2.1: 2.1_beta4. "Beta 4?" you might ask. Yes this beta is labeled beta 4. Because we started a release cycle for beta 3 some months ago, but found out (luckily in time) that it contained too many bugs to be released. But since we had already tagged beta 3, we wish to prevent confusion arising from two versions of Warzone with the same version number. Hence beta 4.

A source tarball and Windows installers (debug installer) are available. MacOS X and GNU/Linux binaries will follow soon. Some of the new features this version introduces:

    * Coloured mouse cursors (in game only, not in menus). Turned off by default since it can cause problems on some systems.
    * "Map Preview" button added to the multi player/skirmish lobby, including ability to preview starting positions.
    * A 'Ready' button that all players must press in order to start a multi player game.
    * Support changing the language via the options menu.
    * Units gain speed increase with experience.

We also have a large amount of bug fixes. You can find the full list of changes in the change log.

Known Issues

The known issues from beta 2 remain:

    * Save games from the 2.0 series can not be loaded with this version. (NOTE: We do not intend to "fix" this, as we are breaking compatibility with the previous save game format.)
    * The multi player code has been improved severely since beta 2, but running out of sync is still possible. Though it barely happens anymore, and the differences tend to be significantly smaller.
    * The game in general still aborts a lot in debug builds due to failed assertions.

Download

The source code and all available binaries can be found -as usual- at the download page.

More Good News

Some other great news is that we have finally received permission to distribute the FMVs and the original sound track under the terms and conditions of the GPL. We have also been confirmed in our assumption to use these works, and the rest of the source code and data, under the conditions of the GPL version 2, or at your option any later version. We now have an updated readme and if you're interested you can also read up on some history about the new licensing conditions.

For this we have to thank “Jaywalker” (alias Jason W.) at Eidos, several involved members of our community and surely a lot more people at Eidos and Pivotal Games.

So again, thanks to all involved people! This may just be, after the original open source release, the most significant step for Warzone's future.

Some Sad News

Then lastly, some sad news, which we received several days ago: Pivotal Games will be closed. Some of you may know, that Pivotal Games is the successor of Pumpkin Studios, which are the original creators of Warzone 2100.

So I wish to take this opportunity to wish all guys and gals from Pivotal Games the best for the future! As long as Warzone 2100 survives, it will stand as a testament to you're ability to create great games!

Best regards,
The Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project
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dl beta 4 Download.gna.org (unstable release)
source code Download.gna.org

stable release 2.0.10
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linux Download.gna.org
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mac os x intel 10.4 Download.gna.org
2.0.10 source Download.gna.org

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Robots!
Robots! Jul 29 2008, 9:01am says:

YAY!

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