Cube Portable 2005.08.29 Rev 2 (first person shooter) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 4, 2014 - 2:23pm

logoCube Portable 2005.08.29 Rev 2 has been released. Cube is a multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter game. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine using a combination of techniques. This release updates Cube Portable to the latest packaging format. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Cube is packaged for portable use with permission from the publisher.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform. Platform users will receive a small quick-install patch.


ScreenshotAllows in-engine editing of geometry in full 3D (you fly around the map, point / drag stuff to select it / modify it), which can even be done simultaneously with others in multiplayer (a first!). Has simplistic but effective fine grain vertex lighting that looks like lightmapping and can do dynamic lights & shadows. Doesn't need any kind of map precompilation, even lighting is done on the fly. Has very simplistic quad-tree world structure that can do slopes (heightfields with caps) and slants, water, does decent collision detection & physics, has client/server networking that goes a long way in giving a lag-free game experience, and features a Doom/Quake-style singleplayer (2 game modes, savegames) and multiplayer (12 game modes, master server / server browser, demo recording) game with some uncompromising brutal oldskool gameplay.

Learn more about Cube... Installer / Format

Cube Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Cube Portable is available for immediate download from the Cube Portable homepage. Get it today!

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This is just a minor update to the packaging format to ensure it installs easily with larger drives. Note that Cube is mostly abandoned these days and most folks who played Cube now play Cube 2 which we also make portable. This revision of Cube is for folks who still wish to setup and play their own hosted matches.

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