Penumbra - Update

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[[Update 1.1]]

Frictional Games, creators of Penumbra, have released version 1.1 which introduces support for more graphics cards, mods and languages.

Version 1.1 is available as an update, for those that already have version 1.0, as well as a full download. Follow the download tab above for the files.

The update introduces:

-Extended graphic cards support: GeForce 3/4 and Radeon 8500-9200 as well as all previously supported cards.
-Language support: Now supports several different languages. A big Thank You to the community for the translations.
-Extended options: All effects can now be set in-game, allowing users to tweak them for best possible game experience.
-Fixes and additions: A general overhaul of the game fixing reported issues and bugs as well as adding some minor new additions to the game.

Mod Tools

Tools and documentation required to create modifications to Penumbra are also included. To get everyone started there are tutorials and a new section in the forums for mod creators. The develoeprs hope they will stimulate the interest and growth of a mod community. The tools and documentation can be downloaded from the Penumbra modification section, link available by following the download tab above.

Penumbra is a horror adventure game featuring state of the art graphics and makes heavy use of physics. Penumbra was created as a technology development project, with the aim to explore new uses of physics in games.

Make no mistake, Penumbra may be free but that fact has not limited its development and the game includes all sorts of eye candy that you would demand from a contemporary retail title. It is not just about the tech however and the game's developers have spent a long time making the storyline intriguing and incorporating the in-game physics in such way that the result is a very cohesive and immersive title.

Penumbra is a must-have download for all gamers and proves that a small team of students working for the fun-of-it-all can create an engaging product and a pretty decent engine too.

If you are concerned about the large filesize of the download you can always view a few Penumbra Movies.

Minimum requirements:
CPU 1Ghz, RAM 512MB, Radeon 9600/Geforce FX

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Penumbra - Update

Given the fact that some college students made this game, it is amazing, the graphics are fantastic for a free game, the physics are pretty great, just taking in the fact of how in depth the coding for this game is, by STUDENTS, it alone makes me appreciate this game

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Pretty good and nice implementation of physics, ID could learn a thing or 2 from these guys and if u have a cordless mouse or motion sensing device is like playing a demo of a wii game =)Like dj_sea2005 said in Digg:also, the implementation of the physics engine is amazing! you can pick up/throw practically anything! and i love the way you can interact with objects like draws and lockers by moving the mouse in the direction you want to pull the item (like the part where you have to move your mouse in a circular motion to turn the valve and shut off the steam)

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Uh...I just got to the loading screen after the first movie (when he's out in the snow and finds the hatch) and then it just exited the game so I dunno how it is. If anyoen know's how to fix this then feel free to tell me.

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um... can someone tell me how to get this to work... when i try to begin the game it says it cant open the redist folder because it has either been moved or removed... and i havent even touched it... if you know how to fix this please tell me

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This game is pretty neat.The graphics are pretty good, and the use of physics are great.It's slightly unstable at times on my pc, but it's a pretty good game nevertheless.Thumbs up for the developers, a couple of students. Great job.

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this looks a lot like the doom 3 engine, but the game plays like silent hill 3, truly scared when no other game could and considering that its a free game is incredible.....V/O is a little off and to truley get the kreep factor U need a 6600+ vid card and 5.1 surround sound.... and my it feels sooooo real!! I can honselty give this a 5/5 now if this was clamed to be a full game then it would be a 4/5 becuase of the length..... but for now it's good, but would love to see this game expanded into a full game.

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A pretty interesting game. I like the way you can interact with the environment. It looks similar to Doom 3, but it requires a lot more thinking and you don't have a gun. The only things that disappointed me are that I was expecting the monsters to be more freightnening and the game was short. Not bad at all for freeware. Certainly worth a try.

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So pretty much it doesnt work.I get throught the beginning movie, then it shows thr first part after he enters the hatch.then it just freezes.my graphics card is:NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5200

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I hear alot of you guys saying "it looks like doom 3" to me it feels alot like fear, only without weapons. I must say for a freeware game I was very impressed. You can tell alot of work was put into this. and the physics in this thing may even be better then half life 2.

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