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About

Abuse is a dark 2D side-scrolling platform game developed by Crack dot Com in 1995. It features beautiful lighting, realistic animation and nasty alien-like creatures to destroy.

This is the new home to Abuse and Abuse-SDL. I took over maintenance of that game to prevent it from vanishing from the Internet.

Since Abuse's public domain release in 1997, the following improvements were made:

  • video output uses the SDL library, with optional OpenGL rendering
  • 64-bit platforms support
  • lots of crashes, memory leaks and general bugs fixed

Downloads

The latest official version is 0.7.1:

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Two sets of free level files are available. abuse-lib is the original shareware version of the game, released into the public domain. abuse-frabs is the result of a community effort to create free Abuse levels:

The sound effects were not put into the public domain. Bobby Prince, the current copyright holder, still agreed to their redistribution:

A full registered game dataset is also available. Its licensing terms are unclear, but Jonathan Clark and Dave Taylor, the original Abuse authors, allowed it to be freely redistributed for Abuse-SDL:

Development

Development takes place in a Subversion repository. You can browse it online or check it out using svn:

 svn co svn://svn.zoy.org/abuse/abuse/trunk abuse-trunk

You can report new bugs or browse current bugs. See also the development notes?.

Contact

Page maintained by Sam Hocevar

Contact me if you want to help in any way: sam@zoy.org

Links

Unfortunately, most Abuse resources are now dead. Here are a few worthwile links and archived pages that really deserve to be salvaged: