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Need a new game? Here's one I can recommend without hesitation - Brigador: Up-Armored Deluxe and it's free to claim and keep for 72 hours.

Brigador is a game I've sunk a great many hours into, and I've written a few words here and there before about just how entertaining it is. An isometric rogue-lite with seriously intense combat, and plenty of fancy destruction as you can annihilate an entire city with your big mech or tank with customizable loadouts it's so much fun to blast through. Getting it free really is an absolute steal you shouldn't pass up.

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Find the giveaway up on GOG.com, which is live until December 25 - 2PM UTC. Look for the big banner on GOG home page. The developer (Stellar Jockeys, Gausswerks) is also working on the next game in the series with Brigador Killers.

Why the giveaway? Well, that's because the GOG Winter Sale is still going on until January 4 and there's of course lots of juicy Linux games on sale. To save you an extra click, here's the essentials we recommended last time:

In related GOG news they now have the classics Heretic and HeXen up. While they only have Windows builds sorted, you can play some them with various open source game engines like GZDoom.

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TimeFreeze 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Avehicle7887
Quoting: TimeFreezeHeXen 2 is too "modern" as it runs via .exe [also there is no .WAD file anyway so yeah] so for that one you have to use WINE.

No you don't! - http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/

Huh i didn't knew about that one! Looks interesting will definitely try it out so thanks for showing it me.
MisterPaytwick 22 Dec, 2020
Please, if you never tried the "Make fat money and commit war crimes" simulator, do so.

Brigador is amazing.

Sadly I have those others games, but now I need to scratch that Brigador itch again.
Dennis_Payne 23 Dec, 2020
Tried Brigador. Crashes as soon as I start a mission.
Shmerl 23 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Avehicle7887No you don't! - http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/

Is there a way to set some decent resolution in it (or may be it can scale to some higher res without resorting to windowed mode or messing up the desktop by setting fullscreen to low ones)?

Also, I wish they supported a way to set custom user directory and also use XDG base dir spec. I'll probably write a patch, but Sourceforge? Who is using it these days?


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thewho 23 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Redface
Quoting: notinuseStrange, when I click on the Gog page banner, it forwards to the "On sale" game page. If I search for Brigador, I get a result of $8.99. I must be doing something wrong, although I've had no problem in the past with free Gog games.

I clicked on the countdown too first.

You have to scroll down on the main page then there is a link to claim Brigador.


I had the same "issue" with the Prison Architect giveaway. Wrote their support because of this but never got any response. And now i am feeling a bit ashamed.

Thank to your hint, i could at least grab Brigador for free. Thank you very much!
Pit 23 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: Avehicle7887No you don't! - http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/

Is there a way to set some decent resolution in it (or may be it can scale to some higher res without resorting to windowed mode or messing up the desktop by setting fullscreen to low ones)?

Just pass it as command line option, glhexen2 -width X -height Y -f

QuoteAlso, I wish they supported a way to set custom user directory and also use XDG base dir spec. I'll probably write a patch, but Sourceforge? Who is using it these days?

Likely too lazy to switch? After all, they are around since almost 20 years
Hexen2 / HoT is definitely one of my all-time favorites.
Shmerl 23 Dec, 2020
Thanks, I'll try with those params and will make a patch to be able to put the game in a specific location.
mirv 23 Dec, 2020
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When I last tried Brigador, quite a while ago, there were audio problems - wouldn't play any sound. Whatever the cause of that was though (I forget cause), all runs perfectly fine for me now.

Actually seems to run smoother, and there's some improvements to the lighting. Really a fun game.
mirv 23 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: Dennis_PayneTried Brigador. Crashes as soon as I start a mission.

Any output on the command line? You could also try disabling and turning down as many graphical options as you can find.
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