1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

America's Army Returning To Linux?

Gaming

Published on 07 September 2008 02:42 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
25 Comments

Do you remember the days when we had America's Army for Linux? The first-person shooter game sponsored by the US government and uses Epic's Unreal Engine while being distributed freely? Well, it could come back to Linux!

There were Linux server and client versions of America's Army up through v2.5 Direct Action. At that point, however, Ryan Gordon had abandoned his AA client porting work to Linux and Mac OS X. This decision was made as the US government had stopped paying him to do the porting work. Since then, all has been silent of America's Army game-play on Linux.

The release though of America's Army 3.0 is approaching quite quickly. Most notably this release will adopt the Unreal Engine 3, the game engine used by Unreal Tournament 3. It's been over 9 months without UT3 Linux client support but all hope has not been lost yet and Epic Games still assures us that this port is coming.

Apparently once America's Army 3.0 is released there is the possibility they may reconsider their abandonment of Linux and Mac OS X client ports. One of the America's Army developments has mentioned on their forums that "I've been looking into this and there are ways to make it work. We are exploring that possibility." This was in regards to an updated Mac port. However, a Phoronix reader that has spoke with one of the other AA developers has also informed us that they're interested in a Linux port too, but they currently don't have any funds allocated.

We sincerely hope that they'll be able to return to producing Linux ports of this free game, but right now we're waiting to hear back on all of the details involved. If you'd like to voice your opinions to the game's developers about these ports, you can do so in the America's Army Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. GNOME's Mutter Now Supports Drag-n-Drop To/From Wayland & X11
  2. Wine 1.7.44 Works On More 64-bit ARM Support
  3. Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 Milestone 5 Brings Near Final "Belev" Experience
  4. For AMD Users, Linux 4.2 Will Bring The New AMDGPU Driver & VCE1 For Radeon
  5. Atomic Mode-Setting Still Baking For Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver
  6. Ubuntu Phone Update This Month Brings Many Improvements
  7. Fedora's "Fedup" To Be Replaced In Fedora 23
  8. Android M Should Bring Greater Performance & Efficiency
  9. AMD Teases Upcoming Radeon "Fiji" GPU Launch
  10. Dell Makes An Ubuntu Installation Guide, Suggests Users Try It Out
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Opening The Gates To Our Daily Open-Source Linux Benchmark Results
  2. The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring
  3. Noctua NH-U12DX i4 + NF-F12
  4. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  2. Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"
  3. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  4. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  5. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  6. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  7. Friction Building Around An Ubuntu Community Council Decision
  8. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday