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Unvanquished, a shoot ’em up game available for Linux, Windows and OS X, has reached Alpha 32, bringing several new fixes, a new model for the SMG, and updated textures for the mantis.


Unvanquished is a fast-paced first-person shooter, forked from Tremulous and based on the Daemon engine, which in turn is based on the Quake 3 engine. Unvanquished is in active development, with new alphas being released at the beginning of each month.

(Image credit: https://www.unvanquished.net/gallery)

This new alpha comes with a few improvements. The SMG replaces the rifle, while the Mantis received animation fixes and a texture update:

We’ve at last added the new model for our rifle replacement, the SMG. Compared to its prior incarnation, the weapon has a faster firing rate and more spread, making the default human weapon more useful at shorter ranges. Be sure to try it out and shoot up some aliens with it! You’ll have some new targets, as well. The mantis has received animation fixes and a texture update, while the trapper has been completely reanimated, making it much more lively compared to the older, more rigid animations.

(Image credit: https://www.unvanquished.net/gallery)

Unvanquished features decent graphics and lots of configuration options:


Except for these, a bunch of bug fixes and improvements have also found way in this alpha:

We’ve merged in our latest batch of renderer fixes, optimizations, and improvements. Multiple bugs were fixed this release, as well. IQM structures (such as the reactor, armory, and drill) are no longer culled when you move your view past them. Circle menu colors for both teams have been made more consistent and hopefully less confusing. In addition, right clicking will cancel building now, as intended. Builders on both teams can view resource extraction rates on the lower left portion of the screen.

(Image credit: https://www.unvanquished.net/gallery)

Install Unvanquished in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

First add the public key:

wget http://debs.unvanquished.net/unvanquished-archive-key.gpg.asc
sudo apt-key add unvanquished-archive-key.gpg.asc

Next add the repository:

sudo sh -c ‘echo deb http://debs.unvanquished.net trusty main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unvanquished.list’

And then update the repository list and install Unvanquished:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unvanquished

The necessary PK3 files should be downloaded automatically in the install process.


You can also install the latest version of Unvanquished using UbuTricks for Ubuntu.

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