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What is the community patch Savage XR?
|What is Savage: The Battle for Newerth?
Savage: The Battle for Newerth, released in 2003 by S2Games, combines effectively the computer game genres First Person Shooter, Real Time Strategy and minor aspects of Role Playing Games into an on-line only multi-player game.
Choose to be a commander and play an in-depth RTS managing a command center, or choose to be a unit and you play an intense game of first person / third person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a tech tree, plan tactical and strategic assault and lead a team of up to 64 human players into battle. As a unit in action mode, you will master melee combat, many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle.
Set in a unique fantasy world, Newerth, eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Savage transcends PC gamers to the next level of multi-player gaming. Choose to fight on the side of HUMANITY, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the BEAST HORDE, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on?
Savage XR Overview
Newerth.com is continuing to develop Savage: The Battle for Newerth and the content added by the SFE Mod developers on behalf of S2Games, with guidance from the community and have created a new content patch named XR. If you would like to see our progress please visit the developer blog here.
The the objective of the XR development team has been and is to improve Savage without modifying the now classical game play and balance of the game, avoiding decent in our community over people's hearty felt opinions on what balance changes should be made.
Instead the XR patch has added new features such as a simpler user-friendly installer, an automatic game updater, and an improved statistics system, while improving the game's engine, Silverback, visually to bring it in line with modern equivalents.
The following list is an incomplete overview of the current major features that have been added to the game:
Log of other Minor Changes and Fixes: Here
Special Content Additions:
To give you a feel for the game we have created a feature length trailer which you can view by clicking the image or links bellow.
You will need the divx codec to play the video which can be downloaded here.
Before downloading Savage XR please make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers installed from your vendors website. You can find Nvidia drivers here and ATI (AMD) drivers here.
To be able to play Savage XR you will need to meet at least the Minimum System Requirements bellow. The Minimum System Requirements is suggested for playing servers with less than 20 players. For a smooth gaming experience on 64+ player server we suggest your system meets the Recommended System requirements.
To play Savage XR please select the appropriate installer from those below for your operating system.
If you are experiencing an issue installing or playing the game first try searching for a solution on our forum here or create a post with details of your hardware drivers and problem here.