Red eclipse is an open source multi-platform fps game (windows, mac, linux). Red Eclipse offers a wide variety of Quake style weapons and maps but with it’s own unique twist. All weapons have a secondary fire that applies to different situations and there are plenty of maps to choose from. On top of which the game has jetpacks and a variety of acrobatic tricks you can perform like wall walking.
This is a great game from any lan party – it’s is easy to pick up and fun to play, and can run at very low settings if need be for older machines.
Tested: windows 7 32 bit
To setup a Red Eclipse server on Windows follow these steps:
- Download the redeclipse_1.0_win32.exe from the Red Eclipse downloads page.
- Install the game from the executable.
- Navigate to your Red Eclipse installation directory and copy the serveinit.cfg and servexec.cfg files to your root redeclipse directory. Open these files and modify any settings you would like to. Most importantly in your servexec.cfg set your sv_serveroopen to 0.
- Start the rserver.exe located in your Red Eclipse\bin directory
- All players on the local network should be able to see and join the server now if they enable the search lan option in the find servers menu.
Tested: mandriva 2008.1
Red Eclipse is multiplatform and has a fairly easy setup process for running a server on linux. Download the redeclipse_1.0_linux.tar.bz2 from the Red Eclipse downloads page.
- Open a terminal and navigate to the directory that contains your redeclipse_1.0_linux.tar.bz2 and enter the following command:
tar -xvf redeclipse_1.0_linux.tar.bz2
This will extract your Red Eclipse directory. Now while still in terminal enter this directory and navigate to your src folder. Now enter:
- Once this is done go to your redeclipse/data/examples and copy the serveinit.cfg and servexec.cfg files to your root redeclipse directory. Open these files and modify any settings you would like to. Most importantly in your servexec.cfg set your sv_serveroopen to 0. Once you’re done with this, in your root redeclipse directory enter:
- Your server should now have been started. If you start up the client now, and select the local servers option you should be able to see your server and join it.