As seen via the in-game Tribes 2 news, Dave ‘QIX’ Georgeson posted this:
The folks at Loki (that created the Linux version of T2) would like to add a check to the network packets that will allow them to tell how many players are running Linux clients.
If they put this detection in, it would have *NO* other effect and would not relay ANY other information to us. The detection has nothing to do with your system. It merely detects if you are using the Loki-produced Linux version of T2, or if you are using the Dynamix-produced Win32 version of T2.
If you feel strongly, either yay or nay, we would appreciate it if you would respond to this news article. Essentially, we’re seeing if you’re okay with this idea, or whether you think it’s a violation of privacy for some reason.
If you add a comment…please…be as clear about why you feel one way or the other. Thanks all.
As QIX mentions, Dynamix would like to see your opinions on this using the in-game Tribes 2 forums.