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kkrieger beta

A first-person  shooter in under 100KB

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 06 June 2017
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Downloads To Date: 271
Developer: Farbrausch
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kkrieger beta
A first-person shooter in under 100KB

Kkrieger is a portable first-person shooter in a single 95KB executable.

The program was written in 2004, and despite its tiny size, it looks and feels much like similar games of the day. You must run around a maze of corridors to an atmospheric soundtrack, picking up guns, ammo, health packs and more, while shooting assorted monsters before they get too close.

Controls are mostly keyboard-based, and also much the same as other programs: press W/ A/ S/ D to move around, space to jump, 1-5 to switch weapons, left mouse button to shoot, and Esc to pause or close a game.

PLEASE NOTE: Kkrieger doesn't run smoothly with modern Windows and PCs, and there's a good chance it won't launch at all on the default settings.

To run the program successfully, right-click pno0001.exe, select Troubleshoot Compatibility > Try Recommended Settings.

Alternatively, create a shortcut for the program, right-click it and select Properties > Compatibility. At a minimum, check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".

BEWARE: kkrieger needs to take full control of your hardware to run successfully, and this means running full-screen and grabbing your mouse. That's not an issue while you're playing, but if you Alt+Tab away, you might find you can't move the mouse or Alt+Tab back. To avoid problems, close kkrieger properly via the Esc menu rather than switch away, and ideally save any current work before you play the game.

Verdict:

Kkrieger probably won't hold your interest for long as a game, but squeezing this much functionality into under 100kb is still a hugely impressive technical achievement.

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