As some of you may know, GarageGames was contracted by Sierra to update Tribes 2. Well, a beta patch for Windows was just released but there are no plans for a corresponding Linux patch. Chances are that this patch will break all compatibility between the two versions and Linux clients (and servers) will be left behind.
We have previously posted on Sierra’s attempt to gauge the effect of no longer updating the Linux client. But, I never heard an official decision from Sierra following the discussion. One person mentioned open-sourcing the T2 code and the only comment Sierra had on that was concerns regarding cheating and piracy.
So, some fans have put together a Tribes2 Linux client Petition site as an attempt to convince Sierra to continue Linux support for T2. Personally, I remain skeptical of the virtues of petitions, but if you think it will help get what you want, sign away.
The issue of Linux support is still looming and is currently stillunresolved. Sierra cannot support Linux code, but we are open to a reputableLinux development company picking up where Loki left off. None have offeredto date.