Sunday, July 8

FLARE 0.16 Released for Linux [Diablo Like RPG]


FLARE is a free and open source action role playing game for Linux. Inspired by Diablo series, the game is currently under development but very much playable, with lots of content and mods.

FLARE 0.16 has been released recently with many new features and Fixes.
  • Improved enemy pathfinding, including flying creatures
  • Summon or transform into enemies
  • Config menu including keybindings, mods, and more
  • Orthogonal map support
  • Enemies now block movement
  • Enemies, powers, and map events can spawn enemies
  • Floating Combat Text
  • New Widgets: tabs, check boxes, scroll bars, sliders, and more 
  • Flying Creatures 
  • Patrolling Enemies
  • Configurable XP per level and per creature
  • Configurable sell price for items
  • Powers can target neighboring squares
  • Intramap teleportation events 
  • Optional Permadeath 
  • NPCs can be both Talkers and Vendors
  • Animated Tiles
  • Gold Autopickup 
  • Full changes here
Check out an older video of FLARE (0.15):



No packages for FLARE 0.16 are available yet but compiling it from source code is very easy and only takes a few seconds. To install FLARE 0.16. first remove version 0.15, if you have installed FLARE from official Ubuntu repositories.

Download FLARE 0.16 source code from here.

Install required dependencies by running command:

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev cmake libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

To build flare, CD to the game directory/folder and run the following commands:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make

You will get a new flare executable file in build folder. Just copy it back to main game folder, mark it executable and run it to launch the game.

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