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DEFCON Linux released!

DEFCON Linux released!

Postby vic » Tue May 22, 2007 4:26 pm

Good news to all Linux users as we announce the release of DEFCON Linux today!

Apologies to all those who have been waitng for this release. As so often occurs with development, we experienced some unforeseen delays, this time due to compatability complications between the Mac and PC DEFCON versions but we hope you're happy with the results :D

DEFCON Linux will be availble to all existing DEFCON PC users free of charge, using your exisiting key code. You can download it here from:
http://download.introversion.co.uk/defcon/linux/defcon-v1.42.tar.gz

For those of you who've been holding out until this release - you can now buy DEFCON Linux for £10 from:
http://store.introversion.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=55

For all queries and comments relating to DEFCON Linux, please post on the Linux troubleshooting pages:
http://forums.introversion.co.uk/defcon/viewforum.php?f=11
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Postby xander » Tue May 22, 2007 4:30 pm

First Post!

I mean, um... \o/

Congratulations on getting this rolled out. Now, all 12 of us Mac users can glass all 3 Linux users!

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Bundle *without* sounds.dat?

Postby cde » Tue May 22, 2007 5:04 pm

Hi

Having followed the betas, and preordered the Windows version, I really don't need to download just under 60MB when I know I have most of these precious bytes on my shiny CD... Any chance of a "slim" download?

Some of us still have monthly caps on our broadband, y'see, or just don't want to wait several minutes when given the choice.

Thanks, looking forward to enjoying the final build!

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Postby Ace Rimmer » Tue May 22, 2007 5:31 pm

xander wrote:First Post!

I mean, um... \o/

Congratulations on getting this rolled out. Now, both of us Mac users can glass that Linux user!

xander

Horray! ... and Fix'd
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue May 22, 2007 5:37 pm

xander wrote:First Post!

I mean, um... \o/

Congratulations on getting this rolled out. Now, all 12 of us Mac users can glass all 3 Linux users!

xander


It's on! :p

And I'd also like to second cde's point about the 'slim' download. It'd be nice to have something like Darwinia and Uplink; a sh-file which links to the CD/directory containing sounds.dat and any other files which aren't unique to the Linux version. (Unless, of course, the sounds.dat is different?)
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Postby ewanm » Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 pm

Do you want to remove the "Final candidate, please test with mac and windows users" message?
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Postby Rkiver » Tue May 22, 2007 10:07 pm

Wahey, tri-platform multiplayer nuclear madness.
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Postby SlimG » Tue May 22, 2007 11:42 pm

This is only the 32bit Linux binary, you should seriously consider compile Defcon to a 64bit Linux binary.

Complaints aside, I love Defcon and I love Linux, luckily I currently run 32bit OS so I've just purchased myself a key, I'm really looking forward to see the next project from IV :)
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Postby elDiablo » Wed May 23, 2007 7:08 am

Yay! Good job, and glad to see Iv are still working for all the gamers out there!
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Postby ewanm » Wed May 23, 2007 8:03 am

I've been using the 32bit linux Beta on a 64bit distro for months now.
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Postby jelco » Wed May 23, 2007 8:27 am

xander wrote:First Post!

I mean, um... \o/


Don't be ashamed of yourself, xander. It's obvious that this just made you so childishly happy, that you've returned to being a n00b for a short period of time.

I'm sure it'll be gone in a week or so... :P

Anyways, congratulations! Now I can finally use my vitual Linux machines for something useful!

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Debian/Ubuntu .deb packages

Postby SlimG » Thu May 24, 2007 2:15 am

I've started creating Debian/Ubuntu packages of Defcon strictly for my own use.

* Would it be possible for me to redistribute these packages?
* Would you be interested in hosting these Ubuntu packages yourself?
* Would it be possible to let ex. these Defcon packages be hosted in Debian/Ubuntu's own package repositories?

I don't see the disadvantage of this, If you're interested I could create the .deb packages for you.

PS. To reassure you, I would/will never redistribute the files without permission to do so.
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Postby cde » Thu May 24, 2007 4:50 pm

Oh please say YES to repo hosting of Defcon! Auto-updating, nice icons and integration with the Games menu, more people might get the demo, another reason to evangelise about Ubuntu...

Damn, I just realised how sarcastic that sounded. I really AM an Ubuntu user who preordered Defcon way back when, and have been playing on XP until recently. I even bought licenses for friends and family, but now I just sound like a salivating fanboy.

Just nuke me.
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Postby ZlatkO » Sun May 27, 2007 2:10 pm

ewanm wrote:Do you want to remove the "Final candidate, please test with mac and windows users" message?


Yeah, same here - please do that! I actually downloaded the whole tarball once again, just to make sure I really had the latest version ... :roll:
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Postby adolson » Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:41 pm

I just found out yesterday, and I bought Defcon. I am a huge fan of IV's games, so even though I don't game much on my PC anymore (love my Wii), so I don't buy many games, I picked it up anyhow. Thanks for porting to Linux!
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