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Freespace 2 Linux Port

June 20th, 2002 by Alkini

Ryan “Icculus” Gordon wrote in to announce that the source to Freespace 2 has been ported to run natively in Linux. The source was released in late April and thanks to Steven Fuller, Dan Olson and Charles Mason the game now has an OpenGL renderer and network play in a native Linux client. 3d audio is also included via OpenAL. For more information, see the news at icculus.org or the project page.

15 Responses to “Freespace 2 Linux Port”

  1. terracon Says:

    Cool game. /me looks forward to some multiplay with the demo for now

  2. ldog Says:

    Anyone know where to get the full version of this game?
    Interplay’s store doesn’t even have it.

  3. clump Says:

    Again its good work
    By the one called icculus.
    Get to play some more.

  4. Tcide Says:

    FS2, having been my most favorite space sim of all time, has been in the top 5 on my wishlist of games to see ported to Linux, Im extremely happy to see this development!!! Good one Iccululus!!!

  5. icculus Says:

    …relnev, theoddone33, and cemason did all the work on this one. i.o just hosts it. Send kudos, money, and women to those guys. :)

    –ryan.

  6. Tcide Says:

    FS2, having been my most favorite space sim of all time, has been in the top 5 on my wishlist of games to see ported to Linux, Im extremely happy to see this development!!! Good one Iccululus!!!

  7. Dweebs Says:

    What about Serious Sam?

    I, for one, love that game and a port has been in the works for a while (screenshots were released and all). I’d like to see at least a beta of the Linux executable released. I would pay for a port of that game if some developer would pick it up. Anyway, my 2 cents for the day.

    –Dweebs

  8. byte_bandit Says:

    looks like a decent game .. if you look at the screenshots. Will check it out someday. What about the AVP linux port by the way? is it still developed ? is it 100% playable?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    2 months from the source came out to the game runs decent. This is pretty fast I think. Nice work.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    This was ported by 3 college students in their spare time in such a short period without using any of that great winex technology we all love to hear about.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Just compiled from cvs – on SuSE 7.3 with cvs-openal – without any problem.[br]Installed the Demo with wine.[br]Fired up freespace2 – and it works :-). Even my USB Logitech Wingman.[br]Gamertux[br]Speed: 30-55 fps on Athlon 600, Voodoo 3 3000, 256MB RAM[br]

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I didn’t know Charles Manson was alive, much less porting games.

    Next thing you know we’ll find out icculus.org is hosted out of the Tate home.

    m.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Looks nice. :)

    One question for anyone who can help me. I have a Logitech USB joystick – it works, but my ship turns slower than it should.

    I tried one calibration program, but it made it so my ship will not turn at all…. can anyone help me?

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Looks like Interplay has Freespace 1 and 2 for $10, check out their online store.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t get it to compile. Autogen.sh creates a bad configure-script. Anyone else having problems?

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