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.
Icculus, a.k.a. Ryan Gordon, has passed along word that the America's Army v2.6 Server for Linux has been released. Shipping today is ONLY the Linux dedicated server and NOT the client. Icculus, however, has stated that the America's Army v2.6 clients for Linux and Macintosh should be available soon. The Linux server is available in two tarballs - one if upgrading from v2.5.0 or alternatively if you are seeking a fresh build.
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