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About.com: Myth II: Soulblighter for Linux

Jul 22, 2000, 12:10 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Bungie's Myth games are among the most popular non-shooters in the gaming industry. The Myth games bring a little bit of medevil gore and violence to the refined modern desktop, and many users are thankful for it. And thanks to Loki, Myth II: Soulblighter is now available to Linux users as well. Wey-hey!"

"As is always the case with Loki software, first impressions are good. The packaging is identical to the packaging for the Windows version of Myth II, with the addition of a penguin at the bottom of the box and the now obligatory "Runs on Linux!" sticker. The manual is also identical, save for the Linux-oriented install instructions which also give basic system requirements for both x86 and PowerPC Linux systems."

"After launching the game and tweaking the graphics settings in the "Preferences" menu to suit your processor and system capabilities, you'll probably want to head straight for the excellent tutorial, which is also fairly entertaining in its own right. Myth II is a battlefield simulation, which means that you are the virtual commander of a small army of knights, archers, and other interesting characters who spend their time questing, or in this case, fighting, in the fields of medevil Europe. The tutorial does a good job of teaching formation and battle techniques (including the blowing up of scarecrows, my personal favorite), and camera manipulation, important for observing the men during battle."

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