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Canada Computes: Linux: Business Unusual Part 2

Feb 18, 2001, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

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"... First of all, what have Loki done lately? Well, there have been the obligatory patches for their products, including a patch for Myth 2: Soulblighter, a fantastic game which, despite all the claims with the current patch, still won't use my 3D card. This even thought the card works with everything else. I've had problems since day one with Myth, but at the time I wrote my review I figured it was configuration issues AKA: my fault. Since then I have discovered that the problem is the game, not me. This issue has been sitting around in their bug tracking system for over six months now. The whole situation is a joke and has led to me removing the game from my system."

"Another thing Loki have done lately is released their update tool. This is a great idea. I was sceptical at first since it seemed very Windows like, but when I tried it I was very impressed. You run the program, it checks what Loki products you have installed, then compares what versions you have to what versions are currently available. If there is a patch you don't have, it will download it and install it. Very simple, but also very useful."

"Something odd is afoot at Loki, though. Several programmers have recently left the company, Alpha Centauri, which I previewed a long time ago, went gold six months ago and has yet to ship. The only thing coming out of Loki currently is the fact that they aren't going to talk about whatever the problems are."

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