For those keeping track of the progress of Egosoft's X2 - The Threat Linux port by Linux Game Publishing, it has reached a new milestone last night. Michael Simms, the CEO of Linux Game Publishing, has announced the release of X2 BETA 6 RC 1 to its closed testing community. Included in this new testing release are several fixes -- German introduction scene, JPGs with clipped ends, buffered sound, movies, script editor, and the sound should work now on ALSA-only or OSS-only machines. It is anticipated that BETA 6 will be the last testing build, however, there are likely to be multiple release candidates at this stage. We imagine X2 - The Threat for Linux should be reaching the general public in the very near future now.
Michael Simms also announced a competition to the community of drawing a player logo for the X2 game. At this present time, they have five player logos integrated into the game and they will include the best user-submitted one into the final release of the game on the disc. He also mentioned that Tux will be one of the logos.