0verkill: Thirteen years after

Back in 2000, I imagine this was quite dashing.


Now … maybe not so much. This is 0verkill, best billed as an online 2D ascii deathmatch.

I did what I could to find an actual online game but came up empty-handed.

No matter, if you really want to get a feel for it, start the server and point the client at; that worked fine for me.

What you see there was a challenge to get installed though.

The AUR versions crashed on two different machines. 0verkill is in the repos for Debian, but as “overkill” without the zero.

What you see there is the Ubuntu Hardy version fused to the guts of Linux Mint. It works, as you can guess.

Now if you can find someone to connect with, all that ascii glory will be yours too.

6 thoughts on “0verkill: Thirteen years after

  1. Will

    Interesting game, I’ve just downloaded and installed it on Arch from the git repo, here’s the code to do so:

    $ git clone https://github.com/hackndev/0verkill.git
    $ cd 0verkill
    $ autoreconf && ./configure && make && sudo make install

    Binaries are stored in /usr/local/bin

    If it’s any good I’ll write a PKGBUILD for it and upload it to the AUR, and finally post a link here.

    1. K.Mandla Post author

      Thanks Will, that’s great. I’ll give it a test run once I get my guinea pig machine online again. I screwed up the filesystem update from last week, and still haven’t done the work to get it going again. Live USBs make me lazy.

      1. Will

        You’re probably already subscribed, but the Arch Announce mailing list covers only the important announcements that you need to be aware of: https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-announce

        Arch General also usually has discussion about the up coming announcements, quite often there is talk of issues that others have faced, I’ve found that extra bit of knowledge quite helpful. I haven’t cocked up any upgrades since I started reading the mailing lists.

        If you need some help fixing your system I could probably try and give a hand, you might be better off asking on the mailing list; most people are much more knowledgeable than me.

      2. K.Mandla Post author

        Thanks, I took care of it today. This was just a case of me being lazy and not wanting to do the grunt work to fix it, when I could just boot from a USB drive and keep grooving.

        You are very kind to offer, sir. A scholar and a gentleman (?). šŸ™‚

      3. Will

        A scholar? I certainly would like to be. I think it’s rather doubtful whether I am or not! A gentlemen? I try my best. I will always have time for those who have time for others.

        Thanks for the blog, I’ve found lots of interesting programs from perusing ‘inconsolation’ and your older blog!

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