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Yesterday we brought news of X2 The Threat Linux Beta 7 from LGP, now Beta 8 has been released this afternoon. Linux Game Publishing's Beta 8 fixes issues for people with only ALSA drivers and it also fixes a crash for people playing without sound. Now with this internal Beta release, users of either ALSA or OSS or both, now should properly experience the in-game audio. No other corrections have been made since Beta 7. Once again, the public release candidate of X2 The Threat should be available soon.