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Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion is a port of the class based shooter game Hexen II

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Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion
Source port to support Linux, FreeBSD, other unices, Mac OS X & Windows

In 2000, Raven Software released the source code to their class based shooter game Hexen II and its multiplayer extension HexenWorld. Since then, there has been some source ports of this game, such as the now discontinued Anvil of Thyrion project, but nothing has been done for Linux since the beginning of 2002.

The Hammer of Thyrion project is a cross-platform source port effort: We continue the development for Linux, BSD and Mac OS X people, with continued support for Windows users as well. Many bugs are fixed and even new features are added: New sound modes, improved mouse handling, improved video modes, OpenGL glows and more. You can go to our project page for more information.

Hammer of Thyrion (uHexen2) Features:

    Support for Hexen II, Hexen II demo, Portal of Praevus mission pack and HexenWorld.
    Cross-platform code: Tested on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. Also reported to build and run fine on QNX and Nokia N770, N800 and N810. Other unices should also work. Even DOS is supported for nostalgic purposes. There are seperate ports to MorphOS, AmigaOS4, PalmOS, GP2X and Pandora.
    Tested on 32 bit and 64 bit platforms.
    In-game resolution changing for both opengl and software renderers. Instant fullscreen/windowed toggling on X11 (unix).
    OpenGL enhancements including multitexturing, glow effects, working brightness control, text and hud size changing on the fly, translucent console background, console background stretching, colored lights and support for external lit files, fixes for texture cache and model mesh cache mismatches.
    Fully network-compatible with Raven's 1.11 windows version as well as with other Hexen II ports. Can load and play games saved with Raven's 1.11 windows version.
    The same binary handles both original hexen2 and the mission pack.
    The same hexen2 binary transparently handles both v1.11 (hexen2) and v1.12 (mission pack) style progs.dat files.
    Fullscreen intermissions and help dialogs.
    MouseWheel support.
    Improvements and fixes to the HexenC game code.
    Improved sound support: A selection of three different sound drivers (ALSA, OSS and SDL) for Linux. FreeBSD is supported with OSS and SDL, OpenBSD and NetBSD are experimentally supported with sunaudio and SDL.
    Support for ogg, mp3 and wav external music files to be played instead of the original midi files.
    Working music volume controls and on the fly selection of CD or MIDI music.
    Full user directories support under unix: all users have their own configuration files and game saves.
    Improved console functionality (inline editing and tab completion), and a maplist command.
    Ability to delete saved games from within the game.
    Several hexen2 utilities (hcc: the hexenc compiler, and other mapping tools) are maintained and are being kept up to date.
    Several hexenworld utilities (hwmaster: hexenworld master server, hwmquery: tool for querying hw master servers, hwrcon and hwterm: rcon tools) are maintained and are being kept up to date.
    Many bug fixes, security fixes and other improvements.

http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/

 

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