Online Shooters

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  1. evan g macrumors regular

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    What are some good online shooters that are free and actually have people on them? I've been itchin' for a good shooting rampage.
     
  2. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Well, the free part is always hard. Last time I opened the Halo demo there were people.
     
  3. nagromme macrumors G5

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    World of Padman
    http://padworld.myexp.de/index.php?files
    (Don't forget the 1.2 patch. This is free shooter the best-looking graphics--but it's a little weird. Several game modes, and it has bots too!)

    Tremulous
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/tremulous.html
    (I just installed this one--people seem to LOVE it even though the graphics are a little dated, so I'm giving it a shot. It's a class-bases team shooter where you upgrade--if human--or evolve--if alien--and try to wipe out the enemy.)

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
    http://www.splashdamage.com/node/57
    (I'm not in to WWII games, but I very much like the sequel, Quake Wars, and I know this free game has an active base. Class-based shooter with objectives to attack/defend. Bots are an optional mod, I believe.)

    Those three are definitely worthwhile. And a couple others (pretty much DM) that may have communities (Nexuiz does I'm pretty sure) but I never got into them:

    Nexuiz
    http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz
    (I think one zip contains all platforms?)

    Sauerbraten (formerly Cube)
    http://sauerbraten.org/
    (Has computer-controlled enemies to fight through--monsters, not regular bots.)

    As for demos: they can be fun, but be aware that many of them were never updated for Intel processors, even if the PAID game was updated.
     
  4. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

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    The only good online free FPS available right now is without a doubt WOLFENSTION ENEMY TERRITORY. There is still a good amount of players online, the game is actually really good. It's team based game with different classes. With good teamwork it's a blast.
     
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    I say Nexuiz. It was a staff pick in the downloads section of the apple site.
     
  7. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    America's Army is great, too. It's used to be Linux, Mac, and Windows, but they dropped support for the first two, leaving only Windows.

    However, the game is excellent. Graphics are great, lots of players, all around good game. If you play, just get used to the rounds... they just take a while to get used to if you die fast.
     
  8. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah i got Nexuiz and enjoyed it, and as for America's Army, I got it, but it ran very slow, even on the lowest setting, which was weird, cuz my computer should have been able to handle that. Any ideas?

    I got a new iMac,

    Processor : 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Memory : 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    if that means anything to you guys it would really help me out.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The Halo Demo, baby. Five years and still going strong.
     
  10. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh heck yeah i got that. i just wish some more mature people would play more often then the little 7 year old who kicks your butt at halo and then rubs your face in it :mad: i dont know, i'll try it.
     
  11. mowogg macrumors 6502

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    FPS Online

    Urban Terror FTW!

    http://www.urbanterror.net/news.php

    Free, works on a Mac (Intel or PPC), good maps, and there's lots of people playing. I like the CTF games the best.
     
  12. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Battle Field 2 by EA is always fun. There are always a ton of people online too. I've been addicted to it for the past 2 yrs :D

    Edit: Do you mean free as in online subscription or totally free?
     
  13. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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  14. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I didn' t find your post too clear so I asked... I'm trying to help you out bud
     
  15. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    :) well thanks. I decided to ask on here since I was sick of google search =P
     
  16. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Not the ONLY good one ;) World of Padman is extremely slick and commercial-quality--and Urban Terror sounds like it might be (but the theme is not my cup of tea).

    However, WET is worth learning, if it's anything like Quake Wars (which I know it is).
     
  17. Dan.Dare macrumors member

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    I wish I'd heard about this Wolfenstein ET game before!
     
  18. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok i got ET, but it takes forever to download stuff. I just want to play. I never hav gotten a chance to play cuz it takes so long! Any pointers?
     
  19. Dan.Dare macrumors member

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    I've dl'ed Wolfenstein but...every time I try and connect to a server, I'm told I'm missing something. What's going on?:(
     
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    Surley CS

    Has anyone heard of the custom built Steam for leapord??
    A friend in the Macstore told me of it but just really curious!

    Yoshi
     
  22. Dan.Dare macrumors member

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    DId you try to install the 2.6 patch? That failed as well, saying I was missing a component. Not sure whether its me or the servers.

    On the positive side, Tremulous installed and works fine. Have also dl'ed World of Padman and Urban Terror overnight so will see how they perform this evening.
     
  23. pinksta macrumors newbie

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    The latest version of americas army for macs is for PPC macs not intel ones so it runs under rosetta which is why it runs slow.

    You need to download the windows version and run it under bootcamp.
     
  24. tominated macrumors 68000

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    he probably means using it thru crossover games. it costs $40 or something (plus money for steam games and stuff), but it is awesome if you play a lot of source based games (hl2 and stuff)
     
  25. eXan macrumors 601

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    Why free? They usually suck.

    If you want something good, pay for it.
     

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