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An awesome piece of news for Linux users

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:07 pm
by vic
A frequent question recently has been ''will we ever get Defcon for Linux?''. We're delighted finally to be able to confirm that you will! Chris and John have been working hard on the Mac and Linux versions making sure they all operate perfectly with each other and PC users. The Linux beta test began today and we're hoping to release it at around the same time as the Mac version in March. Linux users can download the beta version from our Beta Test Discussion forum if they are interested in helping us test it.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:35 pm
by Ebola
wooo yaay etc.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:46 pm
by recover
Nice going!
I was actually starting to think it wasn't going to happen. :)

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:52 am
by ewanm
Me tooooooooooooooooo
Yay
Cheers for introversion!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:45 am
by shinygerbil
Huzzah!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:43 pm
by Darksun
What about Lunix? I want Defcon on the C64, dammit!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:35 pm
by wardrobe
wonder if it will work on FreeBSD?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:45 am
by ewanm
Try it on freebsd it might run!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:24 pm
by wardrobe
id love to try it on FreeBSD, i only have the steam version. and i dont want to "risk" purchasing again if it wont work on BSD. might though.

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:30 pm
by KingAl
Once it's released, you'll be able to download the Linux executable for free as a demo version, and if your Steam 'authkey' file is present in the installation directory it'll run the full version (assuming the key is recorded the same way as the windows version. So no, you shouldn't need to repurchase to find out if it works. Check http://www.montyphy.f2s.com/defcon/defconfaq.html#NoSteam for a lengthier explanation.
Also, because you'll be able to download the demo, you won't even need to transfer the key across to test if it works on FreeBSD.

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:56 pm
by wardrobe
awesome! im off to test for FreeBSD tonight then :)

BSD has a linux Bin compatibility "mode" so it may run under that if not natively.

Fun testing tonight :)

Re: An awesome piece of news for Linux users

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:11 pm
by sorceror
vic wrote: The Linux beta test began today and we're hoping to release it at around the same time as the Mac version in March. Linux users can download the beta version from our Beta Test Discussion forum if they are interested in helping us test it.


Oh, I am so downloading that tonight! Yay!

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:24 pm
by Cippy
Yay! I love having Uplink on my Linux machine, and now I can look forward to attempting to put Defcon on it. Of course, it's an older machine, so I don't know if it'll work, but this is still good news.