Several hundred players are needed to populate the
first test game of Starship Traders II. The client program is
currently available only for Linux. Instructions and download
information can be found here.
"A new version of the Starship Traders multiplayer strategy game
is under development. The new version, ST2, has a 3D interface and
includes an X-Window-based client program. ST2 is considerably
faster than its WWW predecessor and integrates a graphical display
and point-and-click mouse controls with a complete keyboard
interface. Linux users are needed to participate in the first test
game since no other operating systems are yet supported. "
"The new server is up and running now and a Linux version of the
client is available. The client is a dynamically linked Linux x86
binary and requires the Mesa3D or OpenGL libraries -- which should
already be installed on most modern distributions. Internet access
is also required to play in the test game, of course."