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An interstellar tactical wargame. Built by a the worlds most dangerous geeks, and a US Marine.
An interstellar tactical wargame. Built by a the worlds most dangerous geeks, and a US Marine.
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Linux 64 bit!

We're just waiting on confirmation from Desura.

The 64 bit version for Linux should be ready for testing once we are approved.  A 32 bit version is just a matter of time.

If you have the time, we'd love to show this off to the Linux community.  Please spread the word, and we hope to have a large armada of Penguins! :)

EDIT : an explanation about our porting process, so the Linux community can be clear about our efforts.

So far, our build compiled and ran under Linux, and most of the effort required package management and also porting over sources mostly AntTweakBar, GLFW and Pyro.  The rest of our sources are all C/C++, and have no further dependencies that are operating system specific.

For us, it's a matter of completing the base build porting over, the rest of our code is trivial to port, and the grunt work is mostly un-mangling system specific stuff. 


    1. Creator Mercenary Games on April 21, 2012

      More updates from the Desura linux build.

      Yes, we're having more library issues. However, we've isolated it to a specific AMD64 library. Seems Desuras system is having some conflicts.

      Rest assured, we are investigating it thoroughly with Desura staff.

    2. Creator Andreas Falk on April 20, 2012

      Sooo nice with a Linux build!
      Sadly no cigarr yet, waiting until Desura is done with the approval

      Thanks Mercenary Games!

    3. Creator Mercenary Games on April 19, 2012


      from 01d55

      In order to submit the Linux build, I had to first tag the game for Linux 64, and add a branch linked to the Windows Demo. That's enough for it to appear on client, and as a developer I can install submitted builds, but until we get a build approved by Desura, users attempting to install will return the error Vadim recieved. When we compile and submit the Linux 32 build, there will be a similar interregnum during which users will be able to see, but unable to install, the game.

    4. Creator Mercenary Games on April 19, 2012


      Give Desura a few tries, uninstall it, then reinstall.

    5. Creator Vadim Peretokin on April 19, 2012


      Desura shows it as being available now, but it can't get it installed:

      Anyone else ran into this?

      PS. Yay for OpenGL renderer.

    6. Creator Mercenary Games on April 19, 2012

      @Varsovie : We'll contact those guys as soon as possible

    7. Creator varsovie on April 19, 2012

      Yeah !

      varsovie_pat on desura, waiting to try this demo.

      For the linux community, you should try :…
      And forum of the bigs ditributions : Ubuntu, Mint, opensuse, fedora...

    8. Creator Mercenary Games on April 19, 2012

      @Bantos : Thank you.

      We've confirmed the build on our end, and just waiting to clean up our distribution of the demo. We expect to clear it up for distribution within the next 24 hours.

    9. Creator bantos on April 19, 2012

      I love you guys! You might take the cake for most enthusiastic Linux supporters. I'll try to spread the news amongst fellow penguins.

    10. Creator Mercenary Games on April 19, 2012

      UPDATE :

      so it looks like we're missing one library, Desura told us to correct the build.

      Just waiting on 01d55 to get some sleep. I'll be sure to remind him when he's well rested. :)


    11. Creator Patrick David on April 19, 2012

      Marry me. Nao. :')