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Re: Free alternatives to classic/well-known games

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:20 pm

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:28 pm

The list now has a separate section for free content replacement projects that use either the original engine of the respective game, or a game engine remake that is capable of handling original game data.

Also, added the following:

Half-Life Quake

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Post by MrFlibble » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Not much of an update but still:
Hexen: Beyond Heretic Quake III: Arena

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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:17 pm

Following suggestions in another forum, I have updated the list with these titles:

Total Annihilation Minecraft Half-Life: Counterstrike Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos


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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:46 am

Here's a very neat game in the style of Wolfenstein 3-D and Ken's Labyrinth called Gun Godz.

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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:56 pm

Wyrmsun is a free, open source real-time strategy game that runs on the Stratagus engine (an engine recreation of Warcraft II). Its art style is remarkable close to that of Blizzard's famous game, however Wyrmsun is an original title with its own unique features like individual unit names, traits and experience points, a turn-based grand strategy mode, and a setting that blends fantasy and mythology with real historical background.

Wyrmsun is free and open source, but those who would like to support its development can buy copies from Steam and Desura.

Annex: Conquer the World is a free, open source real-time strategy game based on the MegaGlest engine, which is apparently inspired by the Command & Conquer series of games, as well as Earth 2140 and sequels, Warzone 2100 and StarCraft. There are four playable factions, several terrain tilesets, customizable tech trees, campaign scenarios, skirmish and mutliplayer modes.

The same developer is working on another RTS with a space sci-fi setting, called Terra Centauri: Last Stand. A beta is available here.

openKB is an engine recreation project for New World Computing's King's Bounty, with planned support for the original game's files as well as a free open source data set. The development is in its early stages, so no downloads yet.

Free Mars is a free, open source turn-based strategy game inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization, Colonization and Alpha Centauri.

Rescue! Max is a remake of Rescue!, a Mac shareware game.

CATharsis is a project to create an open source clone of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project in Blender. It's not an engine recreation, but rather a stand-alone game similar to DNMP but with its own protagonist, art, levels etc. Rather early stages of development.

In other news, recently a Windows binary executable was made available for LordsAWar!, a free open source clone of SSG's Warlords II. The version is 0.3.0, which features a two single-player scenarios, random map mode, and network multiplayer.

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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:50 pm

Added the free/prototype version of Sublevel Zero as a game inspired by Descent.

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:00 pm

Feudal Wars is a project of a free browser-based medieval RTS inspired by Age of Empires II. The list of features can be found here, and the project messageboard showcases the graphics and other stuff already done.

According to the FAQ, there will be a kickstarter for the game at some point. There seem to be no plans for a non-browser versions for now, but perhaps the authors will agree to release their assets into public domain and those could be combined with the OpenAge engine recreation of AoE2.

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Re: Free alternatives to classic/well-known games

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:34 pm

Freedoom v0.10 is out, with lots of improvements. More monsters and almost all weapons have been replaced with higher quality art. Maps have been updated as well.

Wyrmsun v1.8.0 adds the custom hero option and inventories for heroes and high-level units.

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