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Flat Universe: Created with Linux in mind

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  1. maslasbros

    maslasbros New Member

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    For those who haven't heard Flat Universe is a top down space combat shooter. The game is under heavy development for four years and it's ultimate goal is to reach the following awesome features that no other FAN game out there ever had:

    • Amazing Next-Gen Visuals, Effects and Soundtrack
    • Community Shaped Intense Space Combat and Technology
    • Totally Free Like all the other Awesome Fan Projects
    • Thrilling Mission-Based Multiplayer Gameplay
    • Expanding and Rich Universe of Interconnected Star Systems
    • Large Arsenal of Fighters, Bombers, Capital Ships and Weapon Systems
    • Multiplatform Linux, Mac, Windows whatever your taste we've got it
    • Engaging Single Player Branching Campaing with Co-Op Option
    For a couple of months now Flat Universe Multiplayer Team Arena mode is ONLINE and open for the public.

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    All you need to do is REGISTER to the recently upgraded web site and download the game.

    The Flat Universe team and the Wing Commander Community are preparing the first official Multiplayer tournament.

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    The tournament is called Flat Universe: RED FLAG 2678 and is going to take place, next month, on the weekend 23/24 of June 2018.

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    Additionally, the team will celebrate the upcoming event with an upgraded Multiplayer version of Flat Universe that will feature upgrades such as:

    • Option to fight inside a mine field or an asteroid belt for the already featured scenes.
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    • Interactive menus and rooms like the single player Alpha 0.8.5 used to feature.
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    • Spectator mode to watch the Tournament matches even if you have been out of the game early.
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    All you have to do is sign up, if you already haven't, and then enlist on the tournament with your callsign and password.

    We gonna be there!

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    You?
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Awesome! Flat Universe looks like a great game!
    Already reminds me of Drox Operative



    It is a flat universe as well with RPG elements. Lots of loot and co-operative gameplay. Fun, really fun game!
    The most original aspect of the game is Relations with other races.
  3. maslasbros

    maslasbros New Member

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    Thanks, we are glad that you liked it. There is much love spent on this project.

    Strange! Never heard of it. It seems pretty cool, we might give it a shot. :)
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    Thanks for sharing the good news! ":O}
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    A couple of days now, some people are getting the following message from the FlatUniverse launcher aka FULG.

    "Unable to connect to NavCom AI etc..."

    Yup, the message is true since we are preparing some major updates both on server and client side. In a couple of days, we gonna release the final version of the launcher only which is going to be smaller in size and seriously debugged (No UAC problems, no compatibility bugs on Windows 10, no download loops etc).
    You will have to uninstall and reinstall it but that's one of the reasons that we haven't put down the ALPHA flag yet. :)
    Keep In Mind, with the release of the new launcher aka FULG you will, at first, be able to download the previous multiplayer version of Flat Universe and during the weeks that will follow the launcher will upgrade you to the tournament release.

    And since you opened this matter a little sooner, I am allowed to reveal some of the new features that the upcoming version of Flat Universe will contain:
    • Two new light fighters to fly with given by DefianceIndustries. The Banshee and the Talon (the Retro version) with LOD, damage effects and custom cockpits as always.
    • The leech guns. With the introduction of the Banshee the Leech guns are also going to be available. Enjoy disabling your opponents and then take your time with them.
    • G-effects. Yup your pilot will fadeout on persistent hi G maneuvers.
    • Updated graphics engine with marvelous new explosions and damage effects.
    • Better calibrated Quality Selector that benefits the performance of the game on boxes with lower specs and capabilities. However, from now and on Windows XP will not be supported any more guys, we are really sorry for that.
    This is just a taste of what is about to come. So stay tuned with this forum and Enlist Now!
    As always, thanks for the support and understanding.

    the MaslasBros
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Thanks for the update!
    Any new on the Linux side?
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    maslasbros New Member

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    As promised the new version of the Launcher is here!

    Go to the download section of Daedalus Station and grab a copy of the new FULG.

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    Delete the previous version and decompress the current. Up on launch, it will ask you to download two updates. After that, you are ready to Launch the old multiplayer version of Flat Universe. For the time being of course.;)

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    Let me point some of the basic bug fixes that have been made.
    • It is tested to install and work correctly on Windows 10 with UAC raised.
    • The Launch button activates only when all the patches are fuly installed.
    • The news slider updates correctly without caching old rss news.
    • FlatUniverse will Launch after the FULG is closed no matter what.
    Everything of the above have been tested on Linux!
    I will come back with more tasty news on the later days regarding the upcoming Tournament version.

    Until then,

    Have fun!:)

    the MaslasBros
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Scroll down to the bottom and download here:
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    Select version
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    maslasbros New Member

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    Thanks for the extra explanation of the download procedure.:)
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    Dear Linux FlatPilots,

    2 Days are left before we load our fighters with dangerous arsenal and start to hit each other with guns and missiles. What you already know is the date of the event (23rd/24th of June) what you don't, however, is the hour. We are really sorry for not being able to determine the exact time sooner but we had to collect enough data from the Enlisted FlatPilots to make the best possible decision for every time zone out there.
    So let me enlighten you:

    Red Flag 2678 starts at 16:00 UTC

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    Those of you who haven't had the chance or the appetite to enlist to the event and you've changed your mind, you can still subscribe on https://flatuniverse.maslasbros.com/event/details until this Friday (22nd of June). If not you are still welcome to come around with your friends and say hi on our discord channel, chat with other FlatPilots or play against your friends with the latest features that FlatUniverse will introduce to you on the upcoming version.
    Of course, you could always watch the Tournament matches as a spectator.
    Furthermore, we are now in the position to announce some more of the upcoming features of the Tournament version of Flat Universe.
    • For those who will participate on the event, brace yourselves for the following type of games:
      • 1 vs 1. Flying both pilots the same ship.
      • Faction 1 vs 1 (Kilrathi vs Confed). The available vs ship pairs will be announced by the FlatUniverse staff at the time of the match.
      • team vs team. Flying both teams the same ship.
      • Faction team vs team (Kilrathi vs Confed). The available vs ship pairs will be announced by the FlatUniverse staff at the time of the match.
      • Crazy Challenges, like catch the fool with the Broadsword etc.
    • Spectator mode. As I mentioned before you will have the opportunity to watch every match you desire on the front row as a spectator.
    • Public chat will give a stop to loneliness. If you don't have anyone to play Flat Universe against, pass by and make some friends or foes.
    • Daedalus station is coming back to life again with interactive animated menus, rooms and consoles.
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    • Asteroid fields,
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    • and last but not least AI GUN Turrets.
    We are very excited for this event and we are eager to burn to pieces some familiar faces out there this weekend.:cool:

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    Meet you inside our reticles,

    the MaslasBros
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    maslasbros New Member

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    Dear Linux FlatPilots,

    After several days of coding and a lot more of debugging we come to the position to postpone the event for next week (30/06/2018). :mad:
    Although, we made credible efforts to package FlatUniverse, until this very moment the version suffers from instabilities and bugs that makes it just impossible to deliver on time of the event.
    We are Really, Really and of course Really sorry for the setback and we are open to change the date if next week is not good enough for the majority of you.:(

    Thank you again for the understanding,

    the MaslasBros
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    maslasbros New Member

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    Saturday, 6th of October, 16:00 UTC

    To All Linux FlatPilots out there...



    You have been recalled to active military service.
    Flat Universe: Tournament is Back!

    Deserter or not you are going to be shot anyway.
    BE THERE!
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    Saturday, 6th of October, 16:00 UTC

    Two days are only left from the FlatUniverse: Tournament.
    And ONLY the lucky ones who will JOIN US will fly this BABY...

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    It might be YOU!

    the MaslasBros
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Thats amazing! The ships almost look like they are made of paper or cardboard. Like they are models on a runway.
    Great job!
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    Thanks.
    For what is worth, all the images that are uploaded are directly taken from the in game engine with realtime effect. The images except cropping or sizing are not post processed.

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