Join us on our own very special Reddit: /r/Linuxers

After a long period of silence, it seems a lot was going on behind the scenes for Unvanquished and it's now properly open source all the way through.

Originally forked off from another game, Tremulous, which has a lot in common with the Natural Selection game. Two opposing sides of Aliens vs Humans that mixes first-person action with a little strategy with some building. Unvanquished was an effort to continue Tremulous with more modern features and it appears to be close to a new release.

In a long round-up blog post, a lot of effort has been put into splitting up assets and tools needed for Unvanquished into their own respositories, making it easier to track down and properly sort out licensing. Lots didn't have a license, or one that was problematic for the project. Now though? They're announcing that Unvanquished is now "fully open source again, from engine to game code, from models to textures".

Part of their move to ensure it's open source comes from how many games are now on Linux or can be run unofficially, so they want to continue to show off free and open source gaming. So it's a cross-platform game across Linux, macOS and Windows that's also fully free and open source. It took a few years and lots of effort to do but I for one appreciate how far they went to ensure it.

The best news is that a new release, Unvanquished 0.52, is almost here. Sounds like it's going to be a big one too, as they mentioned it's going to need multiple blog posts to cover. Exciting times.

See more on the Unvanquished website.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
22 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
20 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

Tchey 17 Sep
Hm, tried to install, but

Crashed with signal 11: Segmentation fault

Tried with auto-updater and universal zip, same.


Last edited by Tchey on 17 September 2020 at 11:46 am UTC
Pit 17 Sep
No issues here (openSUSE Tumbleweed). I used the updater.
Tchey 17 Sep
Quoting: PitNo issues here (openSUSE Tumbleweed). I used the updater.

Ah, good to know then. I’m on Manjaro.

You do the same, right ? I don’t miss a step ?

- download,
- run the updater,
- inside the launcher, click the arrow to DL the files,
- inside the launcher, click the next arrow to launch the game
- here i have the error.

(i also tried to change directory)

And from the folder via the zip file, chmod +x daemon and ./daemon, to launch the game ? 
Very good. Looks like for fans of the likes of Xonotic
Pit 17 Sep
Quoting: Tchey
Quoting: PitNo issues here (openSUSE Tumbleweed). I used the updater.

Ah, good to know then. I’m on Manjaro.

You do the same, right ? I don’t miss a step ?

No, I did the same, just edited the location before (toothwheel symbol in the upper right), as I didn't want it to end up in ~/.local

Haven't tried the ZIP, as the updater worked....
Faalhaas 17 Sep
Quoting: TcheyAh, good to know then. I’m on Manjaro.

You do the same, right ? I don’t miss a step ?
I had this same issue on Arch.
Good for them!
Phlebiac 18 Sep
Quoting: Pittoothwheel symbol

Is that a common alternative for "gear" or "cog"? Not sure I've seen it used before.
Pit 18 Sep
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: Pittoothwheel symbol

Is that a common alternative for "gear" or "cog"? Not sure I've seen it used before.

Don't know if it's common. Just what came to the mind of a non-native speaker....
Eike 18 Sep
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: Pittoothwheel symbol

Is that a common alternative for "gear" or "cog"? Not sure I've seen it used before.

It would be the word-by-word translation of the German word for it, "Zahnrad".
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
Latest Forum Posts