Theocracy @ TuxGames

May 2nd, 2000 by Crusader

Tux Games’ Michael Simms wrote in to announce that the online Linux game retailer is now offering Ubisoft’s real-time strategy game Theocracy, which features warring Aztec tribes. You can pre-order Theocracy from here for $42.00 (US); shipping is expected to begin May 4th. A demo of Theocracy is also available from

Theocracy Retail Linux Client / Demo

April 4th, 2000 by Crusader

Dudley Brooke sent in the surprising news that Ubisoft’s RTS game Theocracy includes Linux binaries on the retail CD. Theocracy focuses on various ancient Aztec factions as they combat one another and, eventually, the Spanish conquistadors. Furthermore, the Hungarian developers, Philos Laboratories, have made a demo available; a few screenshots are listed below:

Theocracy Demo Download:

Linux Games Podcast Episode 3

September 10th, 2006 by TimeDoctor

The latest Linux Games Podcast episode is up. Podcast 3 brings you an informal interview with Andrew “hendersa” Henderson.

My thanks again to Alkini for doing the music on this episode, which doesn’t play for too long in the beginning as it did in the last episode. Please stop hating on his music and give constructive criticism in the comments here. My thanks also to micks for doing another great job as co-host.

URL dump from this episode:

iTunes users can click the iTunes Only link below, or drag and drop the feed link to iTunes, or click Advanced – Subscribe to Podcast and copy the feed url there, or just hit update if you’ve already subscribed. The podcast is also in the iTunes Music Store. For any other podcasting programs, you’ll need to insert the feed url into it.

Enjoy, leave feedback here, in the new forum, on iTunes, and tell your friends!

Update (by jvm): Ogg version now available. Enjoy your freedom.

Linux Games Podcast 3 Download: [ iTunes Only | MP3 RSS Feed | Straight MP3 | Straight Ogg]

No Linux NOMADS?

March 27th, 2001 by Crusader

Christoph Hessof sent in thefollowing:

The German software publisher CDV wrote me an eMail saying they have noplans to publish the linux version of The Nomads (only PC and XBox).Besides that: they did not even know about an linux version and did notknow about the Nebula Device being developed cross-platform.

I’m now waiting for a reply on the question: What’ll happen to the linuxversion of Alcatraz?

NOMADS, a 3D multi-genregame created with the open-sourceNebula Device engine, wasdeveloped by Radon Labs, who havestated in the pastthat the game was also running on Linux.The other title mentioned, Escapefrom Alcatraz, was created by Philos Labs,who ported their RTSTheocracy to Linux.

More Terminus Patches

July 1st, 2000 by Crusader

A Talent For War updated to note that the version 1.4 (whichquickly followed v1.3) patches have been released for the new space simTerminus, developed byVicarious Visions. Changes (in 1.3 and 1.4):

  • Removed ability to create black ships in cosmetic detail screen
  • Restored the Ship Manager
  • Fixed disconnect while joining a multiplayer game
  • Fixed comm queue overflow when starting some games
  • Fixed one liner bug when ignoring player communications
  • Fixed comm interface update bug


Furthermore, there’s been some controversy over just which non-Linux-exclusive shipped firstwith multiple binaries in one box… although there’s been many contenders(Hopkins FBI,BFRIS,Krilo,Theocracy, and probably some I’m forgetting), I thinkit’s safe to say this is the most widely available retail game which includes Linux support with Win32/MacOS out of box. In any case… I’m of the opinion that it’s a rather silly thing to fight over, especiallyconsidering our tactical position of industry underdog. Let’s show some solidarity folks, ok?


June 5th, 2000 by Crusader

Christoph Hess wrote in to note that Philos Laboratories, who developed the real-time strategy game Theocracy for Linux, is currently working on a Linux version of Alcatraz, a simulation of the infamous facility in an alternate future. Christoph also states that the German retailer CDV will offer the game upon release.

Tux Games Update

April 11th, 2000 by Crusader

Michael Simms of the on-line Linux game retailer Tux Games wrote in with the following info:

We are in negotiation with ubisoft to begin distributing Theocracyfor Linux. We are predicting 10 days to 2 weeks to get it on oursite.
We have had a site redesign now. The navigation is easier and itlooks nicer now.
Word from Loki is that they will probably be releasing at least 2of their pre-announced titles in may (most likely simcity 3000 andalpha centauri from what I was told)