Thursday, May 24, 2012

Total War: Shogun 2 gets free map editor

Total War map editor Great news for Total War fans. Out of the blue, The Creative Assembly have released the first official modding tool for a Total War game. The map editor is now available to download for free from the Tools section of your Steam library. It’ll let you create multiplayer maps that can then be shared and played in custom battles against other players or the AI in Shogun 2 and this year’s splendid standalone expansion, Fall of the Samurai.
The Total War series has always had a great modding community. It’s nice to see them get some official support from the developers. The editor lets you mould terrain into a battlefield and then place objects to form towns, forests and castles. The Creative Assembly have released a bunch of new screenshots showing off some of the landscapes you can make using the tools. Take a look.

That’s a fine trailer you’ve got there, ShootMania Storm

Good things can happen when developers take a crack at a new genre. BioWare is making a strategy game. Relic made a shooter based on a license they understand really well. The Trackmania folks seem to be bringing their love of fast movement to the multiplayer FPS space.
And they’ve got a very exciting trailer to back it up. We’re, if you’ll allow me the title, devotees of Instagib here at PC Gamer, so I’d expect this’ll go over well. Between this and Tribes, all we need now is Quake to wake up and we’ll have a proper renaissance of agility-driven multiplayer FPSes.

Linux Mint 13 RC

 Clement Lefebvre has announced the finale release of Linux Mint 13, code name "Maya: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 'Maya'. Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand, new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they're perfectly integrated within Linux Mint and represent great alternatives to GNOME 2 users. Linux Mint 13 is also an LTS (long-term support) release and it will be supported until April 2017." Read the release announcement and release notes for system requirements, known issues and upgrade instructions. Download (SHA256): linuxmint-13-mate-dvd-32bit.iso (898MB, torrent), linuxmint-13-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (885MB, torrent), linuxmint-13-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso (817MB, torrent), linuxmint-13-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso (801MB, torrent).