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An awesome piece of news for Linux users

Postby vic » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:07 pm

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.
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Postby Ebola » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:35 pm

wooo yaay etc.
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Postby recover » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:46 pm

Nice going!
I was actually starting to think it wasn't going to happen. :)
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Postby ewanm » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:52 am

Me tooooooooooooooooo
Yay
Cheers for introversion!
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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:45 am

Huzzah!
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Postby Darksun » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:43 pm

What about Lunix? I want Defcon on the C64, dammit!
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Postby wardrobe » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:35 pm

wonder if it will work on FreeBSD?
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Postby ewanm » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:45 am

Try it on freebsd it might run!
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Postby wardrobe » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:24 pm

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.
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Postby KingAl » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:30 pm

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.
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Postby wardrobe » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:56 pm

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 :)
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Re: An awesome piece of news for Linux users

Postby sorceror » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:11 pm

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!
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Postby Cippy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:24 pm

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.

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