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NBlood, an open source port of the classic FPS 'Blood' using EDuke32

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Based on the EDuke32 game engine, NBlood is a new open source port of the classic FPS Blood. From what Voidpoint (Ion Maiden) said on Twitter, it's using their version of the game engine too.

While there's a new remaster of Blood coming from Nightdive Studios, which hasn't yet been confirmed for Linux (so we've not mentioned it) it's good to see the classics still being updated for other platforms (and getting newer features).

Once you get it compiled, it works quite nicely:

It's quite an active project, with plenty of work being done to it to clean it up and fix any issues as they arise. It would probably be worth using the latest master from the GitHub, as it includes a fix for Linux crashing on cutscene playback along with plenty of other improvements since the initial tagged release.

You can find it on GitHub. If you need a copy of Blood to use with it, you can find it on GOG and Steam.

As always, I'm impressed with what people are able to do with older games.

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strycore 23 February 2019 at 10:21 am UTC
nblood runs really great, I've been waiting for a good native port of Blood for years!

I've made a x64 build of nblood and used it in the GOG installer: https://lutris.net/games/blood-one-unit-whole-blood/
Beer 23 February 2019 at 9:46 pm UTC
liamdaweI Windows

Quoting you so you get a notification I'm the one who posted about NBlood on Reddit (assuming that's where you got the info for this article, which it sounds like it is)

The same developer is also working on NRedneck/Rednukem (it kinda has two names right now..), an Eduke32 port for Redneck Rampage. This didn't seem to get the attention it deserves. The github page is devoid of a readme, but the steps for compiling are the same as NBlood.. just drop the game files from GOG/etc into ~/.config/Rednukem and off you go. It works flawlessly.

https://forums.duke4.net/topic/10241-rednukem-redneck-rampage-port/

Instructions for getting music working in .ogg format are here:
https://forums.duke4.net/topic/10241-rednukem-redneck-rampage-port/page__view__findpost__p__308706

More news in build engine games, the original Shadow Warrior's source code was lost but was recently found and licensed under GPLv2, so I think it's only a matter of time before we get a port of this as well.

https://blog.adafruit.com/2019/02/08/source-code-for-the-game-shadow-warrior-1997-found-available-under-gplv2-gaming-retrogaming-vintagecomputing-retrocomputing/

2019 is shaping up to be a good year for classic shooters.
liamdawe 23 February 2019 at 9:50 pm UTC
Beer
liamdaweI Windows

Quoting you so you get a notification I'm the one who posted about NBlood on Reddit (assuming that's where you got the info for this article, which it sounds like it is)
No, I got my info from the Voidpoint tweet noted in the article. We also had it emailed in by Faalhaas, but it was left in my long TODO list.

I've also heard about their other project, might take a look another time
Beer 23 February 2019 at 10:15 pm UTC
liamdawe
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liamdaweI Windows

Quoting you so you get a notification I'm the one who posted about NBlood on Reddit (assuming that's where you got the info for this article, which it sounds like it is)
No, I got my info from the Voidpoint tweet noted in the article. We also had it emailed in by Faalhaas, but it was left in my long TODO list.

I've also heard about their other project, might take a look another time

Oh ok. I reported that cutscene bug and posted about it in the thread, so I thought that's where you might have run across that info. Thanks for posting about this, glad it's getting attention
Robert 24 February 2019 at 4:28 pm UTC
strycoreI've made a x64 build of nblood and used it in the GOG installer: https://lutris.net/games/blood-one-unit-whole-blood/
You're my hero!
Lockdonnen 24 February 2019 at 8:49 pm UTC
strycorenblood runs really great, I've been waiting for a good native port of Blood for years!

I've made a x64 build of nblood and used it in the GOG installer: https://lutris.net/games/blood-one-unit-whole-blood/

Every time I see something that I might need to compile, Lutris already has it for me. Internet points for you!
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