Game Sheet: The Hunted
(from the original archive of "The Linux Game Tome")


The Hunted is a single player FPS game based off of the Darkplaces engine. It is completely standalone, meaning that you do not need any prior files to run it, and it comes in a series called chronicles. These chronicles are used for having a continuously flowing story and a difference in weaponry and in other things found in-game.

Each chronicle tells the story of a lone survivor escaping the city that has been overcome by the infected. The symptoms of the infected at the time of the survivor's adventure are not clear but as the chronicles are released, the story unfolds to make it quite clear as to why, where, when, and how this survivor came to be in a horror show such as this.

Author: Chris PageCompany:
Version: Category: Mia
License: freeCost:
Votes: 1      Vote->      Rank: 4 / 5        N.A.
Source? Yes     Sound? YesXWindow (X11)? Yes     Console? No
3D Accelleration? Yes     Multiplayer? NoPlay Online? No     Submitter: vmx
Last updated: 2005-09-18 13:56:25


Date: 2005-09-18 14:54:09     User: gaminggeek     Subject: The Hunted
Date: 2005-09-18 15:24:59     User: Rubinstein     Subject: Re: The Hunted
What? You can't mean the download, it's constantly ~120K/s here
Date: 2005-09-18 18:01:09     User: gaminggeek     Subject: Re: The Hunted
I mean the game its slow....
Date: 2005-09-18 18:44:18     User: anonymous     Subject: Problem installing
cannot find ../ :(
Date: 2005-09-18 19:25:00     User: anonymous     Subject: To run
To run it you need to just follow the link for the GNU/Linux version, grab the shell script run that, then cd into the directory and run the one you need with -game thdata on the end. I think the game is horrible, though by that I mean too freaky, which I guess it is meant to be. It also doesn't run very smoothly even on a AMD XP 3200 with an nvidia 5700. 4 Stars, too creepy for me.
Date: 2005-09-18 21:01:42     User: anonymous     Subject: So far...
Personally, I love survival horror games...I'm a big fan of Half-Life and HL single-player mods like "They Hunger". Since I've recently switched to Linux and my computer is probably too old to run Wine with Steam all that well, I've been kind of craving an FPS like this to come along.

I'm not going to rate it since I have only first and second impressions but I will say that the ambient sound is fantastic so far!! I got the game to run quite smooth (40-60 fps) on my PIII 450 and cheapy gForce MX 400 card.

When I first loaded the game, the sound was very choppy but I fixed that after I added the following lines to my ".bash_profile" script and reloaded:


Also, you may want to create an alias because the command to load the game is too darn long.

Date: 2005-09-18 21:08:24     User: scarlet     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Lag is a phenominon caused by latancy in a network connection making information in a game out of date. There can be no lag in a single player game.
Date: 2005-09-19 02:14:52     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Date: 2005-09-19 03:09:54     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
aren't we all? ; )
Date: 2005-09-19 04:00:28     User: jammet     Subject: Re: The Hunted
The guy is right though. The game's graphics is smooth - but the game itself stutters when you move the mouse. It skips ... time, not frames. You move around, and it will often happen that you are facing a door, move forwards, the second spent move towards the door to open it was like ... never shown. Maybe I can explain it better this way: Often moving around feels like you are walking on a grid, and you can only move from vertex to vertex, not smoothly and fluently all around inbetween. But that only happens when you look at certain elements in game. Depending on where you actually look everything will stutter or be fluent and smooth. Can't really be the engine. It's quake1. Okay it's a buffed up quake1 but darkplaces shouldn't choke like that anyway.
Date: 2005-09-19 11:07:27     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
I completly agree, when I made The Hunted C2 I wasn't as conservative with performance and spent no time optomizing it :( fortunately this will be fixed with thc3 which runs much smoother and hopefully looks better you can grab a video clip and some outdated screenshots here ~ have some new screenshots on main site for it ~ and of course some work in progress pics using normal maps ~ for any questions, contributions, or complaints, send them to [email protected] thankyou and hopefully you enjoy the game ;D
Date: 2005-09-19 14:41:23     User: kabutor     Subject: Scary
Nice sound effects, nice lighting/shadows effects, very scary, Tons of Zombies. Only One complain, where is the shotgun? :D
Date: 2005-09-19 19:17:55     User: anonymous     Subject: System requirements
I whant to know what are the system basic requirementes for "thc1" and "thc2" in a win32 computer?
Date: 2005-09-20 02:00:30     User: anonymous     Subject: The Hunted
After installing the game using the script, it complains about not finding a lot of "gfx/*" files. Even after moving the directories from "./thdata" into "." they were not found.. where would I have to have them and which executable do I have to run? (the darkplaces-linux-x ones, right?)
Date: 2005-09-20 04:47:54     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Hi! Compiled it yesterday on my Pegasos2 and had same problem. The reason for that is that it cds into /homedir/darkplaces If you copy/link the data there it should work... good luck frostwork
Date: 2005-09-20 04:48:45     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Sorry forgot to say that the game ROCKS! :) frostwork
Date: 2005-09-20 06:39:52     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Thanks for the hint. I moved the game to "~/darkplaces" --- a "~/darkplaces/gfx" directory now exists, but it still does not find the files. Did I get you correctly?
Date: 2005-09-20 11:27:56     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: System requirements
And if only i need the .exe for play - in win32 -?
Date: 2005-09-20 11:51:11     User: thor27     Subject: ROX!
THATS IS AWESOME!! A free FPS single player game for linux!! I will rate as soon as I get this game in my hands!
Date: 2005-09-21 05:38:40     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Hi! Mmh, maybe I'm wrong! The problem is that I don't have net at home and writing this from netcafe... Try the following: - launch the game as usual - enter the build-in console (probably ESC...) - type "ls" it should list some config-file (not sure about the name, maybe config.cfg or so...) - exit the game and find the file -> htis is the place the game should be... I thought this file is in yourhome/darkplaces, but maybe it's in yourhome/.darkplaces or similar Sorry for being "a bit" complicated! good luck so far! frostwork
Date: 2005-09-22 08:18:51     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
It says: "config.cfg" - There is no such file, only a "default.cfg", in the same directory as the binaries and the "./gfx" directory.

Is there an official forum for the Linux beta, where I could ask such questions?

Date: 2005-09-22 19:39:11     User: anonymous     Subject: The Hunted
I found that the problem of choppiness when looking at certain doors and such went away when I switched from 32-bit to 16-bit in video section.. maybe something to do with textures / video memory?
Date: 2005-09-23 04:39:40     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: The Hunted
Hi! Now I checked the path at home: "homedir/.darkplaces/id1/" good luck frostwork