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Free to play MMORPG Ryzom launches on Steam with Linux support

Posted by , 6 May 2016 at 2:16 pm UTC / 9318 views
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The classic MMORPG Ryzom has officially launched on Steam with full Linux support. This new release has a few updates to the old game too.

It has a bunch of graphical improvements like FXAA, anisotropic filtering, improvement of bloom. Improved security, OpenGL by default for all platforms, optimizations and much more. You can see what they added in here.

I've never tried it myself, so I will be giving it a download to see what it's like.

About Ryzom
Ryzom is one of only a few commercial-grade MMORPGs that are fully open source: client, server, tools, and media. Being open source means that Ryzom draws on a vibrant community providing fixes and functionality above and beyond that of what the team can provide. It offers players a unique opportunity to become involved in the development of the game.
Sandbox

Far from being a frozen world, Ryzom is constantly evolving in regard to your actions. Will you spark another war? Will you found a lucrative commercial guild or aim for political power? What if your hunting talents could be decisive in the struggle against Kitins?
Pick your actions well, for each one of them may impact the world and its inhabitants!
Classless

Ryzom characters are unusual in that they are not bound to a class. That means you don't have to choose between being a warrior, a mage, a harvester or a crafter. You can improve your skills in all these classes with only one character; you do not need to focus on one path. For example, you can, at your leisure, either train your pike handling, put on your magic amplifiers to heal or cast offensive spells, pick up your pickaxe and harvest materials, or go into crafting a new armor or weapon.
You have absolute freedom!

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psymin commented on 6 May 2016 at 2:23 pm UTC
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I'm glad it is on Steam now. This is an odd game. IIRC you can host your own server freely.

If you make content for it, however, the "official" server can use it and profit from it .. again this is from memory so might not be current info.


Adinimys commented on 6 May 2016 at 2:43 pm UTC

If I understood correctly it's an open source rerelease of a 2004 MMORPG. Had someone tried it before ? How good is it ?


Gobo commented on 6 May 2016 at 2:52 pm UTC

psyminI'm glad it is on Steam now. This is an odd game. IIRC you can host your own server freely.

If you make content for it, however, the "official" server can use it and profit from it .. again this is from memory so might not be current info.

Not sure about self hosting, but I think I remember you could design your own instances, including quests and NPC actions and share them with the community. That open scripting of world internals is in contrast to the personal user interface scripting available in the better popular MMOs out there.

I'm intimidated to give it a spin and check how populated the servers really are after all those years.


Gonza565 commented on 6 May 2016 at 3:24 pm UTC

This is really good to see. I played it a little a couple of years ago and it was pretty interesting. Certainly one of the most unique mmorpgs. If you don't like mmorpgs though it wont blow your mind - its still pretty grindy.


Shmerl commented on 6 May 2016 at 5:19 pm UTC

Does it have a good roleplaying community? I can give it a try, but if it's all about grinding, I wouldn't be so interested.


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toor commented on 6 May 2016 at 5:35 pm UTC

This game has the best community I have ever seen. People are helpful and mature


Qantourisc commented on 6 May 2016 at 6:18 pm UTC

If anyone has any of the mouse sensitivity bugs left, like FPS deepened mouse bugs, and different sensitivity between camera-drag and normal mouse-cursor sensitivity. Give me a shout. This means they still didn't apply the patch I provided.


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nifker commented on 6 May 2016 at 6:31 pm UTC

Free and Open Source*


Shmerl commented on 6 May 2016 at 7:58 pm UTC

Do they provide a 64-bit client for download? I remember checking it a while back, and they didn't have it. I guess other way to get it would be building the source of course (and replacing the binary / libs from the official client).


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Shmerl commented on 6 May 2016 at 8:00 pm UTC

toorThis game has the best community I have ever seen. People are helpful and mature

But is into roleplaying or into mindless hack-n-slash / grinding? For instance WoW is the later.


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