XShipWars 2.5.5 reviewDownload
XShipWars is a massively multi-player game, ultra graphical, space-oriented gaming system designed exclusively for network play
XShipWars is a massively multi-player game, ultra graphical, space-oriented gaming system designed exclusively for network play. You create your own universes, build your own vessels and form your own empires.
CPU: 486 or faster
Graphics: 16 or 32 bit capable video card
Resolution: min 1024x768 virtual screen size
Memory: 10 to 60 MB (depending on universe)
Bandwidth: 19.6k bps or faster
Disk Space: 100 MB for complete install
YIFF Sound Server (optional for sound support, better performance and reliablity than EsounD)
EsounD (optional for sound support)
libjsw (optional for joystick support)
X GUI Options
Below is the help output for XShipWars when `xsw --help' is typed at the prompt.
Usage: xsw [url] [options] [GUI_options]
[url] is the URL to the universe that you want to connect to.
[options] can be any of the following:
--rcfile Load configuration from .
-f Same as --rcfile.
--control Specify which controller to use:
-c Same as --control.
--help Prints (this) help screen and exits.
--version Prints version information and exits.
Most customizations can be performed in the options menu.
Command line options override any options in the configuration file.
[GUI_options] can be any options standard to your GUI, consult your GUI's manual for available options.
What's New in This Release:
Added the asteroid_field_damage_int to the universe legend, this
specifies an interval in milliseconds on which damage is to be done when flying above the velocity_max of an asteroid field. This also means that existing asteroid_field_damage_rate values may need to be increased.
Added the ignoring of hails and messages from certain objects, the default key mapped to this function is R but you should update your keyboard mapping by going to Options->General->Map Keyboard
Added garbled com messages on SWServ when players send or receive messages in nebulas or asteroid fields.
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