With Sauerbraten being an open source game, it was inevitable that some skilled programmers would seek to build their own client modifications in order to fulfill the desires for advanced features. So in this week’s edition of Q&A we asked the community: Which Sauerbraten client do you use and why? Continue reading to learn more!
<Star> I use the extra-a client from ETERNALSAUSAGE, because of it’s incredible codebase, his ingenuity of features and because he is such a nice fellar. Also the improved network code makes me feel much more superior, although only 1/8th of the servers support it.
<cs4> actually comed interface plus Thomas client :D. it has anticheat (sic!) and also coz it has wahnclients portions
<Aonikenk> iam on linux using crash because i can use more settiings, i can change the skins very fast. on windows i like supersauer
<ztk> i use the stock client, cause I’m a lazy monkey
<Papriko> I use the default client, with a hand full of custom additions. partially to learn C++, but also to get exactly the features I want, sometimes I also take features from other clients as well, such as cm edition’s /senddata and nyne used me as guinea pig for some fanatic edition features as well :P
<Fear> I was using the WC-client for ages, before i changed to pistos Sdos-client. His client brought a lot of new things to sauer, like multipoll for example (more info). When i saw, there was a new client which is based on pistos client, i had to try it. The client i’m talking about is the Comed-client. There are many different reasons why i’m using this client at the moment. One of the main reasons is, as i already said, that the client is based on pistos client, which means that also SDL2 is included. When i changed from WC-client to the Sdos-client, i had HUGE problems with my mouse, since Sdos is using direct mouse input. This problem didn’t appear, when i changed from Sdos to Comed. On the other hand, the crew of comed added some really nice features to their client, which forced me to play with it. Such as the colored smoke trails of your shots, the damagereceived and damagedealt display, which you can add to your scoreboard and the ammobar. Also the client sided demo recording is a nice feature. But there is also one feature, which some players count as cheat. The command i talk about, is “playernamesize”, because it allows you to increase the size of the name over the head of a player. This will give you an advantage, but since you arent forced to use this command, i see no problem in it. If you want to be a fair sportsman, just don’t use it. In the end, i can recommend this client to everyone who already had some experiences with SDL1 or SDL2.
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