LinuxGames Review: SiN

June 12th, 2001 by

I’ve completed a review of the Linux port of Ritual’s SiN by Hyperion Entertainment. Covered therein are the usual suspects: gameplay, graphics, sound, and the ever-popular Linux-specific issues. You’ll find it chock full of frank opinions, entertaining screenshots with fun captions, and thoughtful comparisons with other video games. I hope you enjoy reading it.

You’re further invited to leave your own opinions of SiN, along with any notes about the review, in the comments below.

9 Responses to “LinuxGames Review: SiN”

  1. Anonymous Says:

  2. chunky Says:

    Mind you, I like most of the reviews by this guy.

    Still don’t want it, though. I played the demo and didn’t like it.

    Gary (-;

  3. Starbuck Zero Says:

    Doesn’t work with my Nvidia drivers… So oh well… I’ll wait into some kinda fix hit.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Yes there is a little bug in it. I tried the game today on a p3 800 lfs system with the newest 1.0** nvidia drivers.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Does anyone besides me have really horrible mouse movement, very choppy. I’ve got the newest NVidia Drivers, Slackware-Current, a USB Logitech mouse, and a 1GHz Duron, I’m perplexed, so I’ve only played it for about 10 minutes when I first got it :-(

  6. PJ_Hooker Says:

    I too have serious problems with SiN and the Nvidia drivers. I am using Mandrake 8.0 with nvidia drivers 1.0-1251. I also tried this game with the 0.9-769 drivers.

    In both instances the game does not run properly. The menus are painfully slow to respond. When I start the game the movie is choppy with long pauses. When the gameplay begins, it does not respond to mouse movement at all.

    I also wrote to Hyperion about this and they told me it was a problems with the Nvidia drivers and that they were in contact with Nvidia. They suggested I go back to older Nvidia drivers, but did not specify a version.

    I would REALLY like to see this problem fixed. I do not like that I have spent this money for the game and it is practically useless to me. :( I shouldn’t have to revert to old Nvidia drivers when they work almost flawlessly for everything else.

    As an aside, I was having problems with Shogo also. When in OpenGL mode, it would just crash upon launch. I found that if I disable the movies in the setup, Shogo will launch perfectly. I haven’t noticed any missing movies yet between the OpenGL and Software, but I am still at the very beginning of the game.

  7. cof Says:

    As far as I understand SiN isn’t shipping yet. Am I right?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    it’s been said a thousand times. but. we need original games for linux. porting 4 year old games is appreciated, but without original titles linux gaming will never take off.


    ‘course, I’m part of the problem, not the solution.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Well, I thought that the Sin demo was actually
    pretty neat, even though I don’t usually like
    these semi-quakealikes and the Q2 engine looks
    a bit old and clunky now. I simply liked the
    attention to detail (love destructible environs)
    and O.T.T. comic-book-style action and humour
    (such that it is).

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