ChaosEsque Anthology

ChaosEsque Anthology

ChaosEsque Anthology is a first person shooter. It is a standalone modification of Xonotic which includes extended weapons, maps, vehicles, buildable buildings, mounted weapons, spell casting, monsters, player characters, textures, and game modes.

It has over 100 maps. Some are futuristic, some are ancient, and some are medieval. A few evoke platform games such as sonic, others follow a style more akin to diablo. Some are static maps, others are randomly connected.

There is something to fit your mood. There are mutators that can add mounted weapons in any map, buildings, monsters, foliage, hazards, and even balloons and bumpers. You can fight with futuristic weapons, medieval weapons, and /or hand to hand combat (140 weapons). There are also many vehicles (and a mutator to spawn them in maps that do not have them, as is tradition (as you can see)).

You can also set each team to start with different specific weapons if you want to test a theory that you could defeat a well equipped military force with your bolt action rifle or crossbow. Same with vehicles and mounted weapons spawning (you can set which spawn near which team in CTF etc). You can drink wine, potions, learn magic, read scrolls, so on and so forth.

The goal, and much of this has been reached, is to not limit the player.

Special thanks to NASA for images of Earth and Mars.

Minimum system requirements: 

3d Card

External links:
Developer: ChaosEsque Team



Version 106: New Mounted gun: Laser Cannon. With pulse and color varieties of different increasing power levels
(red, green, cyan, magenta).
New Utilitool point defense buildable: laser cannon.
Smoke grenades now also spawn a server-side smoke cloud so one cannot cheat by reducing cl_particles quality.
(this can be disabled and changed server side with the g_nades_smokenade... cvars)
Vehicle improvements to the spacecraft.
More documentation for the info tab.
Bugfixes etc.


Version 105: New vehicles imported and added (spacecraft) with lasers and pulse lasers as armaments,
New entitities for mappers to put down buildings in their maps (building_sctiles, etc), many entities added
to netradiants entities.ent file (vehicles, food, drink, nades, etc). Bugfixes, cleanup.


Release 104 extends the work done in previous versions and allows reverse-limits to be set for ambient temperature: that is: one may set that everything outside the limit is at the ambinent temp while within all is fine.

Additionally a gameplay fix has been added for global ambient sounds: thus the map bleach is not corrected as it was in the Nexuiz epoch.

Nordic castle, ICBM, etc now have proper ambient temp, and limits set. Evadproject and Hypergallery have proper cdtrack set.


Release 103 brings some new additions and bugfixes right in time for Chistmas:
New weapons: Three new LightSabres - Red, Green, Blue, each with own handle style and different stats.
New monster: Ninja Assassin. Buildables: recruitment posts placed in shrines will recruit Ninja Assassins (about 15 grain needed for each, 1 housing).
Improvements to ambient temp system, Improvements to freeze/paralyse.
Bug fixes. Addition of manual-ctf-flag capping option (must manually bring
flag back to base if enabled). New music for ArenaAutomatica (AKA: AutoPlayArena ]|[)
Settings>Input documentation added to.


Release 102: This release improves the ambient temperature code by allowing one to stand near point-particle flames to gain heat. They are in many maps so this integrates well with the existing game. Additionally one can now place limits on the ambient temperature so that it only operates in a specific area. The map KSTBunkerCTF64 showcases this feature. Some gameplayfix options have been added: one to set an upperlimit on func_door mover speed. These are sometimes used as elevators and the one in KSTBunker was too fast. You can also set teleporters to silent (shown in hypergallery11) Some fixes were added. An Info tab has been added next to Settings>Input which shows documentation about additions Chaos-Esque has added and how to use them.

v 101

Release 101. This release adds ambient temperature to the game. Mappers can set it in their map.mapinfo file using the set_temp_for_type all g_suggested_ambient_temperature -20 (for instance). Players can change it in the create>mutators>enviromental mutators section. If g_ambient_temperature is 0 it is disabled. If the temp is too cold players lose body heat, if it is freezing they eventually freeze. By standing in or near a building, a fire, or being in a vehicle one can warm one'self up. If the temperature is set at 300 or more degrees (C) trees, shrubs, and wooden buildings reach autoignition and burn.

There are also some bugfixes submitted by Mario so as to reduce console spam via the EvaluateHitMaterial subroutines. Mario contributed some code to test if the cvar exists first, thus not accessing a not-yet existant Cvar and have the engine complain. Thanks Mario!

Release 100

Release 100! For this release a new additional map was constructed; Saffer's War; A trench warfare map with a greek / marble-zone theme, and enough room to build and fly aeroplanes in (includes floating islands aswell). An opensource track by Snabisch is used for the musical backing to give an 8-bit flair to the map.

Additional weapons also come in the pot: MG 08/15 for your WWI simulating needs and a portable Lewis Gun (though the mounted guns will get you much better accuracy (nixes muzzle rise).

There are more building options aswell: barbed wire for the multitool when not in medeval mode, concerta wire for the utilitool, and small platforms for use in raising your mounted guns to the desired height (8 and 24 qunit increments).

Additionally bugfixes to the building code for resource generation in teamgame mode.

Enjoy Release 100!

Release 99

Release 99: New weapons: ChauChat, Sho-Sho (30-06 version), BAR-1918, Nagant M1895.
New buildables: Large Chest (wooden).

This release adds 4 new world war I weapons to the game: The french ChauChat,
The 30-06 version fielded by the American army nicknamed the Sho-Sho (which was horribly unreliable),
the 1918 version of the Browning Automatic Rifle, and the Russian Officer's pistol:
The 1895 double action model of the Nagant revolver.

The ChauChat and Sho-Sho can jam hard after enough bullets are fired through them
and the aluminium (al-uuuu-min-eye-um) heat jacket expands inside. This is coded into the
game code, so be careful. Additionally to that short over heatings and jammings can occur aswell,
especially with the 30-06 version.

(BTW... the Team here enjoyed the election results, did you?)


US election day surprise:
New weaps: Hellrigel WW1 SMG. Webley revolver. Webley dragoon.