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I host a number of retro game servers, mostly stuff I find interesting, but I focus on games that have very few available servers already. What I am able to host depends a bit on my hardware --weak at the moment -- but if you want something specific, feel free to ask.


So there's this old tank game called battlezone. This isn't that. This is an open source variant that is still under development. There are some goofy aspects to this, like you have to register on their phpBB forums to register your in-game nick. But it's a lot of fun if you can tolerate tank controls. I am personally terrible at this sort of thing.

The server I have at the moment is a randomly generated CTF (capture the flag) intended for fairly large teams. The address is easy: This game is fairly inactive but it's something you and a few friends can pick up very quickly if you get curious. Get curious sometime!


That's right! DOOM is a 1993 shooter from id software. It's pretty famous so I won't copy the wikipedia page here. The source port I am using is Chocolate Doom, which is as close as you can get to the original without switching to using IPX. This means, in my opinion, that it is suited for Vanilla co-op in particular.

The server's address is and it should be visible on the master server.

Quake 3 Arena

Quake 3 is the basis of the modern Quake Arena as well as Quake Live (I think, I didn't play them). The server I am running is ioquake3, which, much like Doom, is an open source implementation of the original engine. This was one of my first FPSes and the server is a bit of a typical pub, FFA with three common vanilla maps and one third party one.

The server is located at on the default port of 27960.

Happy fragging ~