Outgun 1.0 is the latest branch of Outgun. Every version 1.0.x will be protocol compatible with each other, although in addition to bug fixes, new features are added as well. Outgun 1.0 is incompatible with older releases, except that it understands 0.5.0 and 0.5.0-E’s sound themes and map files and supports the same server monitor program. Many bugs of previous versions are fixed, and there are very many new features.
The game can still be configured to play and look quite similar to 0.5.0, but that isn’t necessary. Even new features added after 1.0.0 can be radical. Some of them require both the client and server to be upgraded in order to be enabled, and may create a strong advantage in the game to players with upgraded clients in which case the disadvantaged players are automatically notified.
Most of the new features since 1.0.0 are currently only available in unstable test versions, but will be released as 1.0.4 when the code matures.
Outgun 1.0.3 as originally released had an annoying error in the Portuguese translation. The 1.0.3 packages now available (with
_fix1 in their name, except for the Linux dedicated server package) include the fixed
languages/ptBR.txt. To fix the Portuguese language in the original packages, you can only download the fixed
ptBR.txt and save it in Outgun’s
languages directory replacing the old
The longest time without updates since we started our Outgun project has finally ended. Outgun 1.0.3 both adds features and fixes the bugs found in 1.0.2 while remaining compatible with the previous 1.0 versions. Some of the bugs were nasty enough that we recommend updating to both players and server administrators. The most noticeable changes apart from bugfixes are:
Outgun 1.0.2 fixes quite many bugs of 1.0.1, and is recommended for both players and servers. It is fully compatible with 1.0.0 and 1.0.1. The noticeable changes apart from bugfixes are:
mapsdirectory if not found in
cmapsare now in
maps. The maps are not included in the upgrade packages, so to get them on your server you need to download a full package, or download them separately.
Additionally, a separate precompiled dedicated server package for Linux is now available. It includes only the files needed for running a server and doesn’t require the X window system.
See the news archive for older news and those not related to 1.0.