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DukeOfURL: Tribes 2 Linux Preview

Mar 09, 2001, 17:19 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"If you talk to any gamer these days, odds are one game that comes up is Dynamix's Tribes 2. After several years in the making, Tribes 2 is almost here and is currently in beta testing. The testing is nearing a close, and this has become very obvious with the rock-solid stability of the seemingly young Linux beta. With NDAs being lifted, it's about time the public finally got a chance to see what all this hard work has materialized into."

"Currently, Tribes 2 is at Beta 9, and is nearing a very stable and very close to final version. The version used for this review was Beta 9 and Beta 8 for Linux, both of which were extremely stable, thanks to Loki's diligent efforts on Tribes 2. Even with the former project maintainer gone, Loki's Sam Lantinga has somehow managed to keep up with the Windows code and at the moment, the Windows versions and Linux versions are competely sync-ed. Both Quake III and Unreal Tournament users found the discrepancies in versions to be a problem at times, so I'm sure many Tribes 2 players are hoping Loki steps up their level of dedication to this highly-awaited port. If the dedication they've shown to the beta test is any indication, I think it will be good news for Tribes 2 players on Linux."

"...Even in beta, Tribes 2 has proved to be worth the long wait for both Linux and Windows users alike. Linux users may need to wait a couple weeks before getting their hands on a version, but nevertheless can be assured a stable and fast release shortly after Tribes 2 for Windows hits the retail stands."

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