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Game Zone: Killing Floor

by daiashi

About The Game

Killing Floor is a co-op survival horror game. Up to 6 players can play in online co-op mode, or just you, on your own, playing in the Solo mode. The aim - cleanse each area of zombies, in waves, until you get to the last one. The Big One. The Patriarch. Then, exterminate him, too. Actually, they aren't "zombies" at all. They are the leftover "specimens" from a cheap and dirty government program to clone monster soldiers. The basic ones will just munch on your arm and try to disembowel you. The bigger ones were the first ones they tried arming. Nothing much. Just a chainsaw or a blade for starters. They had just caught on to the chain gun and rockets when the government tried to shut down their secret program.

But, in the typical way these things go, the program didn't want to be shut down. The specimens got loose. No one was left alive to turn off the specimen-cloning equipment. Now, they are running amok. Well, some of them are running amok. Others are shambling amok or even jumping amok, but you get the idea.

The police were sent in, but that wasn't even a challenge for the specimens. The first army units hadn't been warned what to expect. The screams of "It's got a bloody chainsaw!" over the radios probably didn't do much for morale, as whole units were chewed up. Quite literally, in some cases, of course.

Now, there is just you. And a few friends. There are also a few survivors from the first police and army units thrown in. Of course, you can't tell anyone anything, because that would be a breach of the Official Secrets Act 1911, 1920, 1989. That would be a disciplinary offense. So just get in there and do your bit for Queen and Country.

Zombies. Lots of them. Big ones, little ones. Armed and Dangerous. JUST MAKE THEM ALL GO AWAY!

System requirements

Software: Wine and steam.


Processor: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics: 128 MB Directx 9.0c compatible or better with pixelshader 2.0
Hard Drive Space: 2 GB
Sound: Directx Eax compatible.

These are the minimum requirements for Windows 7/Vista/XP. However, I have always had better luck when these specs are slightly higher, on account of playing through WINE.

About The Company, Tripwire Interactive

Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. The team released Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, to both critical and commercial success, garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year". This was followed by the immensely popular Killing Floor, which went straight to the top of the best-seller list on Steam and has now sold over 1.2m units, making it one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Red Orchestra 2 was released in September 2011, to high praise and PC Gamer's award for "FPS of the Year (Multiplayer)". Along with publishing other Indie titles, Tripwire Interactive continues to build a reputation for strong support for all their titles over a prolonged period of time.

Some Gameplay Screenshots

Getting It To Run

Ok, first things first. Head on over and grab Steam. WINE should install it without any problems, as the WINE team has made lots of progress from where they used to be. Once you have Steam up and running, type "killing floors" in the search bar within Steam to quickly locate it. It started up with no problems with a fully updated PcLinuxOs. There was a slight freeze occasionally and stuttering, however these settings seem to work best. Others may vary. You can play around with it to see what works best. The only issue I had was after closing the game, you were left with the game's resolution. If you are able to play at your desktop's setting, you should not have this problem. Otherwise, you can enter (xrandr -s 0) in a console without the parentheses. I wanted to go ahead and enter this, knowing that Tripwire's titles have been sent to steam under Linux, but it has not been released to the masses as of yet. Well, I hope you enjoy it.

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