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Orxonox package for Ubuntu and Debian now available

The Orxonox developer team is happy to announce that Orxonox can now be downloaded for Debian and Ubuntu in form of two distribution packages. Our Personal Package Archive allows users to update Orxonox when there were changes committed to the package. Even though this is not the announcement of a release, it is major news as Orxonox was never available so handily to this date. From this point on the basis for further packages and releases in the form of packages is set. You will find more information on how to install the package on the download page.

Orxonox Convention XII

We're proud to announce the 12th Orxonox Convention in Zurich. It will take place on Jun 3rd at 12:30 in the ETZ E81. We will present the latest developments and achievements of Orxonox in a short presentation with a live demo. You can find the flyer here.

Orxonox in Blitz — April 20th, 2010

x3n? wrote an article for the Blitz, the student magazine of the electrical and mechanical engineers at ETH Zürich. The article with the title "Pizza und Spiele" (allusion to Brot und Spiele) is written in German and is about Orxonox in general and the PPS course we offer for students of out department at the ETH. Pizzas and Coke are very important for our nightly coding sessions and we are grateful to the AMIV for paying our bills. x3n explains what Orxonox is, how it was founded and how the PPS course came about. The article concludes with an invitation to the next presentation where the students of the PPS will present their projects.

Grab your copy of the Blitz during the following two weeks at the ETH or read the online version.

PPS in FS10 announced — February 2010

In light of the coming spring semester, the Orxonox team has appointed a couple of Orxonox maintainers as PPS leaders to be able to offer another PPS for the students of the 2nd and 4th semester of the D-ITET. We encourage students of the D-ITET to check out the PPS site? and the game (or at least the screenshots). We are also always happy to answer any unanswered questions you may have about the PPS in specific or in general. Please contact us.
We are looking forward to welcome you in our PPS and we're hoping to have a fun time developing Orxonox together.

Major Improvements in Network Code

Orxonox should be fun and what's more fun than playing with your friends? That's why we always had a strong multiplayer mode in focus. With recent major improvements in our network code we moved closer to this goal. The network data load of one pass has been reduced by nearly 94% to 4.6KB in an empty level with 50 bots. The time to prepare and compress the data has been reduced to nearly a fifth of the previous time consumption. This allows us to better synchronize large levels and even when a lot is happening in the scene you will experience less lags in multiplayer mode. Additional to those immediate improvements the structure of the network code has been improved. In prospect of future multithreading, network tasks are now better separated and could be processed in parallel.

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Orxonox is a computer game - Orxonox is a spacecraft shooter that plays in the post-apocalyptic world of our future. Humanity struggles to survive under the threat of wars, economic and ecological disasters. A lot of people search for their luck in the vast space of the solar system. But the human race faces extinction when they realize they are not alone in the galaxy. The Noxons, an evil alien species, believes the human race must be destroyed to free themselves from their cruel god Nox.

Orxonox is an open source project - We started the project in May 2004 as a two-man team and have written large parts of our engine by ourselves. As the open source community provides many excellent libraries, we try to incorporate the best suited libraries and focus on the game mechanics. That's why in 2007 we decided to exchange our own graphics engine with the open source engine Ogre. Find out more about us.

Orxonox is a community - For us the community is very important and thus the multi player mode deserves special focus. We work together with the community to develop new game modes. Play with your friends at a LAN party or over the Internet. Our game modes support up to about 16 players and multiple teams. Meet the team?.

Become a part of Orxonox and help the development team to create new features (like a first person shooter), levels and content. Write a post in our forum to tell us about your ideas or read this site? to find out about our ideas. Contact us!


Orxonox is a PPS - Orxonox is partly developed by students of the ETH Zürich. We offer a PPS course for students in the first and second year of their studies at the D-ITET. If you are interested in our teaching or if you're a student studying at the D-ITET, we will be glad to give you more information on the PPS site?.


Orxonox is buggy? - Please submit your bug reports here (registration necessary).


Orxonox is free! - You can get Orxonox for free?. Check out the download page for further details.

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