netPanzer, free open source online multiplayer tactical warfare game.

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netPanzer 0.8.4 Final Release is out!


Please note: new version is not compatible with 0.8.3.

We are proud to present you netPanzer 0.8.4, the latest release of our old and much beloved game !



New graphical user interface:
A complete re-design of netpanzer interface menus, both commnds logic and graphics.

More commands now: type /listcommands or /server listcommands in chat to see the command list.
The 'c' key (or CTRL+ 'c' key) is a shortcut for the countdown command, also available via scripting /countdown [seconds].
Also now it's possible to delegate some admin tasks (like kicking players, changing map etc.) to a remote user (player) if he knows a given password – set psw in config.cfg then in game chat /server adminlogin [password].

Full syncing of units:
Now gameserver admin decides units configuration and it will affect all players (also speed settings and regen timeouts).

Custom flags:
Put a flag in your /pics/flags/ folder and you will be able to select it on connection - now flag selection is after you've connected to a gameserver. Everybody will see the flag you've chosen even new flags created by you (no more flag packages hassle).
Currently you can also change flag live, while in game, by toggling the 'b' key.

New features for gameserver admins:
Check both config.cfg and netpanzer-dedicated.ini. Note: initial (spawn) units are now set in config.cfg – check game.unit_profiles and game.unit_spawnlist.
game.base_limit decides max number of bases per player.
game.autokicktime is the time in minutes for inactive players before disconnecting.
game.allowmultiip (true or false) is to allow or deny players with same IP.

Password protected server: You can start a server where only players who know a given password may connect.
Check game.gamepass in config.cfg.

Added a command parser for admin server (press tab when in chat mode).

Finally a special window will announce the round winner based on points of ranking tab (now ordered by points).

Check the 'Help' section included in the binary for full instructions.

Things fixed: Fixed bug when restarting server particles changed to smoke. Many fixes related to GUI and commands. Added missing minimaps. Updated help section. Many other minor fixes. Also some changes in code have been done in preparation of future developments and to improve network performances.

netPanzer is an online multiplayer tactical warfare game designed for fast action combat. Gameplay concentrates on the core - no resource management is needed. The game is based on quick tactical action and unit management in real-time. Battles progress quickly and constantly as destroyed players respawn with a set of new units. Players can join or leave games at any time.

Download latest stable release of netPanzer here - or install latest development version from svn repository. You can find a list of online servers in our server browser or directly from netPanzer start panel -> multiplayer -& gt; next -> select a server then again -> next. Done ! Need more help? You can read docs and tutorials available on this website or simply press F1 when in a game.

Join the worldwide community of netPanzer; register here or in Forum; a full featured ranking system and clan management will soon be available - so keep on training !

Last but not least netPanzer is absolutely FREE (as in FREE beer and in FREEDOM) and there are several binaries available for your Linux or Windows box.

HowTo Run a netPanzer Server.

Decide map, game type, number of players... manage a clan server and invite your friends to join.

You can use the server manager included in netPanzer software and run a non-dedicated NP server (multiplayer -> host -> next) or simply digit in a terminal window netpanzer -d (run 'netpanzer.exe -d' in Windows) for a dedicated server; the only requirement is that you forwarded port 3030 (TCP/UDP) to your PC local address.

Read more for an extended tutorial (...)

Draw your own netPanzer maps ! And then share them in the forum...

Now you can do it with netPanzer Map Editor utility (by Wile64). Download it here.

In current development version - and in next official release - you can also draw your own flags - just put them in flags/ folder and they're immediately uploaded to game. Use programs like The Gimp or Paint to create and save them.

Alternatively you can download one of the available flag packages.

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