You have been locked in a prison where illegal genetic experiments have been going on. The scientist figure out how to genetically make anyone go into a rage. They call it the Abuse virus. It has gotten loose and spread through out the entire prison. You have to fight your way through all the mutated and enraged enemies and make sure this doesn't leave the prison.
Updated version of Abuse SDL port for Windows computers. Enables support for higher resolutions, adds XBox controller support and makes some other QOL improvements.
Falsely accused and imprisoned in a high-security facility, you watch in horror as a mysterious biogenetic experiment turns everybody around you - guards and prisoners alike, into ravening, inhuman monsters. Your only hope - steal a suit of powered armor, any weapons you can get your hands on, and make your way to the deepest level of the prison, before the plague spreads to the outside world.
Released by "Crack dot Com" in 1996, Abuse combines classic arcade action with cutting edge graphics, sound and technology:
ABUSE SDL 0.9a
In 2014 Xenoveritas ported the Abuse SDL 0.8 Linux port from 2011 to SDL2 and made it build on Windows and Mac too, and stopped working on it. I updated that version and made the following changes:
As far as I know, this is the only version where the music has finally been fixed. I tested it on my old and new PC on Windows 7 32bit and 64bit. Please read the included README for more info. You can also download the Windows version here:
I also extracted the textures and converted the HMI music to MIDI. If you want you can get those on my blog:
The source code and the binaries are also on my GitHub page. The game physics are locked at 15 FPS and the rendering is a bit slow, since it is all done by pushing around bytes of data on the CPU. I would like that to be improved. I only compiled it for Windows, but it should also compile for Linux and Mac if I didn't mess something up. If someone compiles it for Mac and Linux I will link to them too:
I made a thread about in on GOG: