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Serious Sam: The First Encounter

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This game has a native client and can be played on Linux without Cedega.
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Game Info

Game version v1.05
Installer Works, no problems
Game Has problems detecting the 3D acceleration
Patch Works, no problems
Download patch SeriousZone
3DGamers
Demo works No (same issues as the game regarding 3D acceleration)
Download demo

SeriousZone

3DGamers
Requires no-cd patch No
Multiplayer works unknown
Works with Cedega version(s) -
Tested with Cedega version(s) v4.0.1 (Point2Play v1.3.2)
Supported by TransGaming No
URLs Official homepage

3DGamers info page

Official Fanpage


Linux client

Note that there is a beta native Linux client available here, which while far from perfect, runs much better than the Windows version does in Cedega.

Updates can be found here. Note that even the latest beta is quite old and has some serious bugs.

Issues

  • Tels 17:57, 9 Oct 2004 (CEST) The original game did not start with the Desktop set to 24 bpp nor 16 bpp. It always complained that it could not find a working 3D acceleration. Patched to v1.05, the game simple exits and leaves in the log entries like:
Trying recovery mode 1...
  Starting display mode: 640x480x16 (fullscreen)
  CDS: mode reset to original desktop settings
  CDS: mode set to 640x480x16

Pixel Format Description:
  Number:     1 (TYPE_RGBA)
  Flags:      DRAW_TO_WINDOW SUPPORT_OPENGL GENERIC_ACCELERATED DOUBLEBUFFER
  Color bits: 16 (5:6:5:0)
  Depth bits: 24 (8 for stencil)


* OpenGL context created: *----------------------------------
  (NVIDIA Corporation, GeForce FX 5900XT/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!, 1.4.1 NVIDIA 53.36)

All textures reloaded.
This mode does not support hardware acceleration.

Description

Serious Sam is a seriously fun game from the formerly unknown Crotation developer team CroTech. It pushed the boundaries of FPS games with its hundred monsters in huge, brightly lit outdoor areas and the still fast-paced gameplay. In addition, the game is quite funny and doesn't take itself too serious.

The somewhat whacky story, beautyfull levels, a fast graphics engine, and serious amounts of monsters that you can mow down with a wide range of weapons that include a gorgeous flame-thrower and a huge canon shooting balls that are like nothing you have ever seen before.

Some of the levels have over 700 monsters, and after you have run almost out of ammo for three times, walked backwards all the way to the start while still continously emptying barrels full of lead into the onrushing horde, you'll wish that feeling would never stop.

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