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LinuxMall.com: Gaming Vicariously Through Linux

Jun 23, 2000, 19:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greta Durr)

[ Thanks to Greta Durr/LinuxMall.com for this link. ]

"Vicarious Visions has released a downloadable demo of Terminus, its epic space combat game. Now Linux, Macintosh and Windows users can simultaneously use it while playing nice and learning to blow one another into cosmic bits."

"According to Vicarious Visions, Terminus is the first game developed simultaneously on Mac, Linux. and Windows. Company spokesperson Doug Mealy said it also is "the first game with all three platforms in one box with one SKU and the first space combat RPG with a persistent universe and a real-time economy...."

"The wait was worth it for Linux users, Bela continued in his journal entry. "There have been some positive developments as a result of the delay. Terminus will now have Linux OpenGL support out of the box! The original plan was to issue this as a patch since it required us to work with the hardware vendors and the DRI folks to get it fully implemented. Now, Terminus supports NVidia cards (TNT, GeForce), Matrox cards (G400), 3Dfx (Voodoo3). Voodoo 1 and Voodoo 2 users will be able to use Glide. The game is running very well in high -res modes under OpenGL."

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