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Nexuiz is a first-person shooter with nine weapons, 24 official maps and over 240 community created maps, as well as 15 player models. It uses DarkPlaces, a significantly modified Quake engine.
The graphics in the game use coronas, the bloom shader effect, Realtime World and Dynamic Lighting and shadowing, shaders (with OpenGL 2.0), offset mapping, and High dynamic range rendering. All these effects can be turned off to make the game run on older hardware.
Nexuiz is primarily multiplayer (though it includes a full single-player campaign, which allows one to play through the various multiplayer game types and maps with bots), and allows for hosting and joining of games. It can also support new gametypes, or whole conversions quickly applied to it (much like Quake).
Take a look at the Nexuiz promotional video on Wikimedia Commons if you are curious about how Nexuiz looks like in action.
1 GHz Pentium III or Athlon
512 MB of RAM
GeForce 2 or equivalent
400 MB disk space
Keyboard and mouse
To install Nexuiz (version 2.4), open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nexuiz
(Optionally you can also install the game soundtrack by adding nexuiz-music to the line above)
Be aware that Nexuiz requires about 320 MB of data (and the music adds roughly another 50 MB), so depending on the speed of your internet connection, the installation process may take quite a while.
Let the installation procedure take place, and once it's done you should be able to find Nexuiz:
in GNOME: Applications > Games > Nexuiz,
in KDE: K Menu > Games > Arcade > Nexuiz,
in Xfce: right click with your mouse on the desktop and go to Games > Nexuiz.
Alternatively you can type
in a terminal and get it up and running that way.
Play the game (a quick set up guide)
This explains how you very fast can set up a match against the computer (bots):
- Launch Nexuiz.
- Click on "Singleplayer" in the menu.
- Click on "Instant action!".
- Happy fragging!
To join a multiplayer match and play against human opponents follow these steps:
- Launch Nexuiz.
- Choose "Multiplayer" in the menu.
- Configure character settings.
- Click on "Servers" in the top left of the screen.
- Wait for the servers to show up, select one in the list and press "Join!" when you're ready.
Please note that if you want to play the game with a smooth framerate you will need to have 3D drivers for your graphics card installed.