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Raze - a new open source fork of EDuke32 backed by GZDoom tech

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Late last month to coincide with the 24th anniversary of Duke Nukem 3D, the EDuke32 fork Raze was announced.

What's the point of this then, what does it do? They say it's a fork of EDuke32 that's "backed by GZDoom tech" and it combines together EDuke32, PCExhumed, NBlood, and RedNukem all under a single package. Right now, they said their main focus is on usability "and actually being able to PLAY the games without frustration". You can see their teaser video below:

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One of the team said to think of it a bit like BuildGDX, as Raze "shares the renderer, the sound system and the input/system interface code across games". Thanks to the use of some of GZDoom, it also includes a bunch of their post-processing effects.

You can see their brief announcement here along with all their replies to questions, plus check out the code and download from the GitHub.

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ageres 6 February 2020 at 12:12 pm UTC
What is libomp.so.5? Raze needs it, but I cannot find a package that contains it.
Liam Dawe 6 February 2020 at 12:21 pm UTC
ageresWhat is libomp.so.5? Raze needs it, but I cannot find a package that contains it.
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/openmp/
ageres 6 February 2020 at 12:45 pm UTC
Liam Dawe
ageresWhat is libomp.so.5? Raze needs it, but I cannot find a package that contains it.
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/openmp/
Thank you, but that installed libomp.so, not libomp.so.5. I copied it to the Raze folder, renamed to libomp.so.5 and finally could launch Raze with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./ ./raze

It even found my installation of Ion Fury in its Steam folder and ran it!
mirv 6 February 2020 at 1:41 pm UTC
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ageres
Liam Dawe
ageresWhat is libomp.so.5? Raze needs it, but I cannot find a package that contains it.
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/openmp/
Thank you, but that installed libomp.so, not libomp.so.5. I copied it to the Raze folder, renamed to libomp.so.5 and finally could launch Raze with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./ ./raze

It even found my installation of Ion Fury in its Steam folder and ran it!

It just popped up a window that said "no game data found" for me. Anything else you did to get Ion Fury to run?
ageres 6 February 2020 at 2:22 pm UTC
No, nothing. I was surprised to see it launched. Try to edit ~/.config/raze/raze.ini to add it manually.
Hamish 6 February 2020 at 2:39 pm UTC
I have been kind of just sitting in limbo for the last few years waiting for one Build engine port to become definitive enough for me to play through Blood again. Here comes another contender.
mirv 6 February 2020 at 5:39 pm UTC
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ageresNo, nothing. I was surprised to see it launched. Try to edit ~/.config/raze/raze.ini to add it manually.

Well, that at least finds game data....and then promptly crashes for me with a most uninteresting assert message of not being fullscreen. I'm not going to bother digging through source code and build files to find out more, but cheers for the help.
TimeFreeze 6 February 2020 at 6:06 pm UTC
While its nice to have more choices i will stay with EDuke32 and NBlood

EDIT: Well tried it to run on my Laptop. Wont work since it requires OpenGL 3.3 and it tells me for older i need to Download the vintage build of raze....is there a vintage build?

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Last edited by TimeFreeze on 6 February 2020 at 7:37 pm UTC
ageres 6 February 2020 at 11:09 pm UTC
TimeFreezeis there a vintage build?
No, this is leftovers from GZDoom which dropped old OpenGL versions support some time ago and has this message too now.
TimeFreeze 7 February 2020 at 9:10 am UTC
ageres
TimeFreezeis there a vintage build?
No, this is leftovers from GZDoom which dropped old OpenGL versions support some time ago and has this message too now.

Thats what i thought. Oh well whatever back to EDuke32,NBlood,LZDoom and so on
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