Thursday, February 24, 2011


The Game

VDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. The driving physics engine was recently re-written from scratch but was inspired and owes much to the Vamos physics engine. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. It is currently available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

UFO: Alien Invasion

The Game

UFO: Alien Invasion is an open source strategy video game in which the player fights aliens that are trying to take control of the Earth. The game is heavily influenced by the X-COM series (mostly by UFO: Enemy Unknown). It is based on a modified id Tech 2 engine, and runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, AmigaOS 4 [1], and Mac OS X for both PPC and Intel Macs.

UFO:AI has been nominated for "Best project for Gamers" in the Sourceforge 2007 and 2008 Community Choice Awards[2] and was positively noted by Linux Journal.[3]

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quake Live

The Game

Quake Live is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software designed to run on x86-based computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux that is downloaded and launched via a web browser plugin. It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena (Q3A).

Quake Live is free to download and play. Additionally, there are subscription options that include more arenas, game types and game server options.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sublight {subtitles download}

 The Software

Sublight is a program for automatic download/upload subtitles for videofiles (DIVX,MPEG,AVI,VOB,etc) and DVD's using fast hashing.
Providing a friendly interface, users have a better movie experience since searching for subtitles is no longer dull or boring. Sulight follows the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) priciple. You just want to watch a good movie, right?! So, subtitle searching and matching for your movies should be a simple task. It is now! :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011


The Game

Glest is a free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield.

Glest is not just a game, but also an engine to make strategy games, based on XML and a set of tools. A few mods already exist.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Urban Terror

Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that (thanks to the ioquake3-code) does not require Quake III Arena anymore. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh. The current version is 4.1.

Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.

No registration required: Download, install, play!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Game Ranger

The software

GameRanger is a free download for Mac and PC that lets you play over 600 games and demos online with friends and opponents worldwide. GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings.
Created by Scott Kevill and opened to Mac gaming in 1999, GameRanger is the longest running multiplayer online gaming service on any platform. In 2008, GameRanger expanded into PC gaming receiving widespread enthusiasm and acclaim.

The list of supported games could be found here.

This is the easiest way to play with your friends online, A must have.


The Software 

JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows the automatic download of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Certain parts of JDownloader are open source.

JDownloader is better known in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. The Spanish news web site listed it among the "indispensable programs that every Mac user must have". As of December 2009 the program's web site is in the top 1000 sites by traffic from Spain. A May 2009 review on Walla! found it better than the competing software Raptor. The German online magazine, designated it "newcomer of the year" for 2009 after it ranked among top 50 downloads with over half a million downloads for the year.

A must have! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011


The Software

Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application.

One of the things that makes Soulseek® unique is our community and community-related features. Based on peer-to-peer technology, virtual rooms allow you to meet people with the same interests, share information, and chat freely using real-time messages in public or private.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


 The Game

Hedgewars is a worm-like  turn based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game, featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space.

As commander, it's your job to assemble your crack team of hedgehog soldiers and bring the war to your enemy.

Dungeon Runners

 The Game

Looking for your Diablo fix but sick of playing Diablo? Lamenting the permanent "hiatus" status of Flagship Studios' Mythos? Dungeon Runners is there to fill the void. Technically, this is one of those "tiered" games where it's free to play all you want, but you'll have to subscribe for $5 a month to have access to some of the better items (subscribing also boosts your leveling rate and gives you some other perks). Even in its free mode, there's a lot of good stuff in there. The 3D graphics are more than passable, animation and sound is decent, there's voice chat and PvP—it's every bit a "full" game experience. It may or may not be enough to subscribe to, but it's sure worth playing for free.


The Software

Audacity is a free software, cross-platform digital audio editor and recording application. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD. 

Audacity's features include the following:
Importing and exporting of WAV, AIFF, MP3 (via the LAME encoder, downloaded separately), Ogg Vorbis, and all file formats supported by libsndfile library. Versions 1.3.2 and later support Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)[10]. Version 1.3.6 and later also support additional formats such as WMA, AAC, AMR and AC3 via the optional FFmpeg library.
Recording and playing back sounds
Editing via Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited levels of Undo)
Multitrack mixing
A large array of digital effects and plug-ins. Additional effects can be written with Nyquist
Built-in LADSPA plug-in support. VST support available through an optional VST Enabler[11].
Amplitude envelope editing
Noise removal
Audio spectrum analysis using the Fourier transformation algorithm
Support for multi-channel modes with sampling rates up to 96 kHz with 32 bits per sample
Precise adjustments to the audio's speed while maintaining pitch (Audacity calls it changing tempo), in order to synchronize it with video or run for a predetermined length of time
Changes to the audio's pitch without changing the speed
Features of modern multi-track audio software[12] including navigation controls, zoom and single track edit, project pane and XY project navigation, non-destructive and destructive effect processing, audio file manipulation (cut, copy, paste)
Conversion of cassette tapes or records into digital tracks by automatically splitting the audio source into multiple tracks based on silences in the source material
Support for multiple platforms — Audacity works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix-like systems (including Linux and BSD), among others
The latest stable version supports Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, but Windows 95 and NT are not supported. Windows 7 support is still provisional. For Windows 7, the developers recommend the latest 1.3.x Beta[13]
Audacity uses the wxWidgets software library to provide a similar graphical user interface on several different operating systems.

Audacity can also be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out.[14]

It is currently used in the OCR National Level 2 ICT course for the sound creation unit.

Alien Swarm

The Game

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics.

Truecombat [Elite]

The Game 

TrueCombat:Elite (TCE) is a modern world total conversion of the free, popular, stand-alone third-person shooter, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. That is, TCE is an entirely free game, made by gamers, for gamers.

War Rock

The Game

War Rock is a free to play MMOFPS set in a modern day battleground. Gameplay should be familiar to shooter fans, as you log in, choose your character class (Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Heavy Trooper, or Assault) and jump right into battle.

There are three modes available - close quarters, which is your standard team-based free-for-all, as well as two team modes called Urban Ops and Battle Group that include vehicles, larger maps, and higher player caps. These vehicles include tanks (that several players can ride on simultaneously, including a gunner), helicopters, boats, and even planes.

War Rock also features a clan-based matching system.

Level R

The Game

Level R is a one-of-a-kind game that brings you into the fray of car racing in all sorts of diverse game settings. Improve your skills, collect racing experience, expand your automobile collection, and compete against increasingly more challenging opponents in races and special events.

Massively Multiplayer Online Racing Game - eat up the track in races against thousands of other players!
Realistic high-speed driving action and wreck damage
High-quality 3D graphics with dynamic particle rendering, reflections and more
Highly detailed car tuning - mod your car to enhance its performance and give it its own unique customised look
Collect experience points by winning races and level up to higher classes
More than 40 vehicle types to choose from, many from officially licensed manufacturers
Numerous game modes and more than 200 tracks: race on asphalt, through mud and snow, day and night
Competitive ranking and single-player career mode create ever-lasting fun


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