Nexuiz – How to get (2012) playable in 2021

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This is how to get past the intro videos and actually play the game.



Since the central server went down, Nexuiz 2012 can’t be played online without ha*sle anymore. To make matters worse, the game will rapidly try to connect to the server while the game is open, causing the game to freeze (ignoring alt-tab trickery). 
The only way to get it sanely working is to launch Steam in Offline Mode. This will put the game into a “demo mode”, disabling achievements and Workshop intergration but it will allow bot matches and LAN play. 


  1. Open Steam. 
  2. On the top left corner of the Steam window, click on “Steam”. 
  3. Click “Go Offline”. 
  4. (Optional) Create a shortcut to the game’s executable. This will stop going through the installscript admin prompt every time you launch the game. Go to “<Steam install folder>\steamapps\common\Nexuiz\Bin32\” and look for “Nexuiz.exe”. Then right click it > Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). 
  5. Launch the game!


Closing notes

I think the game can theoretically be played online through LAN tunnelling (e.g. Hamachi) but I can’t confirm it works. 

Written by Llama

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