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Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game.



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Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Crossfire is a free and open source cross platform multiplayer online computer role-playing game.

Crossfire features a tile based graphic system with a pseudo-isometric perspective. All content is licensed under the GNU GPL. The client and server will run in Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, IRIX, and an array of other platforms.

About the Game

Crossfire has the feel of certain other games, especially Gauntlet and roguelike games such as NetHack or Angband. Any number of players can connect and play on the public servers, finding and using items and battling monsters. They can choose to cooperate or compete in the same world which includes both static and randomly generated content. It is a client and server based game with the ability to be played over the Internet, on a local network setting, or on a single computer setup.

[edit] Game Basics

Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre. Players can choose any of the 13 races from dragons (fire hatchlings) to quetzalcoatl as well as the more average human and elf. They can also play as one of 15 classes or professions which range from alchemist to a monk to a warrior. The game consists of a comprehensive skill system that has experience levels in each skill, rather than just general experience points. As a result, it is realistic in that the skills the player uses are the skills that are improved.

Once the character creation process is complete, players enter the game world and pick from the two starting towns, Scorn or Navar. Although there are many quests, the game leans towards hack and slash adventuring with other players. With thousands of different maps spread out over a full-sized continent, the game has plenty of room to explore.

Windows 2K or Mac OS X 10.3

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