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After a long time of waiting with the last proper release in 2018, the Unvanquished team have managed to do it! The next version 0.52 Beta is officially out now and waiting to be played.

What is it? A free and open source first-person shooter with strategy elements, that puts humans vs aliens. It's a fork of the classic Tremulous, think of it like the well-known Natural Selection series with both sides providing very different gameplay overall.

This marks the first Beta release too, as the team explained they "think the engine and the game experience are polished enough to remove the alpha flag and wear the beta one". The game engine used, the Dæmon engine, also saw its own dedicated blog post to explain all the advances over the last two years - as expected there's been a huge amount of changes, including a "single rounding error that was the cause of many bugs" - oops. The amount of work that went into the underlying game engine is simply marvellous, with it being more bug free and advanced than ever.

As for the game itself, the list of what's changed is just as ridiculously long. The new player experience is much improved, there's new presets for different keyboard layouts, the UI now scales with your screen resolution, there's now graphics presets to easily switch between modes, many graphics improvements and the list goes on. It's pretty safe to say that Unvanquished 0.52 Beta is like a different game.

Check it out on the Unvanquished website.

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Tchey May 14, 2021
Hm... Installed, and then when i go to the directory, open a terminal to launch, i see the launcher a couple seconds and it goes boom.

If someone knows something... Thanks.

bash: ./unvanquished_0.52.0.aria2: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
[tchey@ordimanj Unvanquished]$ ./updater
Git version: v0.1.0
4 stored settings:
 - "settings/commandLineParameters" = "%command%"
 - "settings/currentVersion" = "0.52.0"
 - "settings/installFinished" = "true"
 - "settings/installPath" = "/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished"
Testing exception handling...
Exception handling works
QFontDatabase: Cannot find font directory /qt/lib/fonts.
Note that Qt no longer ships fonts. Deploy some (from https://dejavu-fonts.github.io/ for example) or switch to fontconfig.
CurrentVersionFetcher: fetched versions: updater = "v0.1.0" game = "0.52.0"
Previously-installed game version: "0.52.0"
Starting game with command line: "\"/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/daemon\""
Unvanquished 0.52 Linux x86_64 May 13 2021
[FS] Lib path: /home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished 
[FS] Home path: /home/tchey/.local/share/unvanquished 
[FS] Pak search path: /home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg 
[FS] Pak search path: /home/tchey/.local/share/unvanquished/pkg 
Warn: Could not connect to existing instance: Connection refused 
Starting crash logging server 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/unvanquished_0.52.0.dpk'.. ]
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/tex-common_2.2.dpk'... 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-players_0.52.dpk'... 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-legacy_0.52.dpk'... 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-weapons_0.52.dpk'... 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-buildables_0.52.dpk'.. ]
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-voices_0.52.dpk'... 
[FS] Loading pak '/home/tchey/Jeux/Unvanquished/pkg/res-soundtrack_0.52.dpk'.. ]
execing 'default.cfg' 
execing 'presets/input/wasd.cfg' 
Warn: Couldn't read conhistory: No such file or directory 

Linux Manjaro (Arch) 64bits Xfce
Intel Core i5 4590 (4 x 3,3 GHz)
GeForce GTX 1060 @ 6 Go
Nvidia Drivers
16 Go DIMM DDR3 PC12800
SSD Crucial 480Go
BENQ GL2460 16/9 24" 1920x1080
illwieckz May 14, 2021
Quoting: TcheyHm... Installed, and then when i go to the directory, open a terminal to launch, i see the launcher a couple seconds and it goes boom.

If someone knows something... Thanks.


Hi Tchey, I reported your issue on the Unvanquished bugtracker which is the best place to get help. Better continue the discussion about the bug there.

I don't know yet what is happening. For sure, the updater properly load the game once the download is complete, then the game fail. I don't see anything related to a crash in the log, that's surprising.

Edit: maybe do:

rm ~/.local/share/unvanquished/lock

Last edited by illwieckz on 14 May 2021 at 10:03 pm UTC
Tchey May 15, 2021

but then i tried to do

and... i’m in game menu now.
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