Tribes 2 Linux Beta 25005

June 22nd, 2002 by Crusader

I’m just posting this so theoddone33 believes it happened ;)

After an interminable wait, a new patch (BETA) for the Linux version of Tribes 2 has been released. There’s a great deal of changes (which can be read here), as this is based on the recent Win32 beta patches developed by GarageGames. Major thanks go out to Sam Lantinga (who got permission from Blizzard to work on this patch) and Mike Phillips for getting this out in the light of day. I just may have to start playing again now :D.

Linux Tribes 2 Beta 25005 Patch Download:

41 Responses to “Tribes 2 Linux Beta 25005”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    must play again :)
    Thank you tux god of linux users :)
    and thanks all ex-loki people who helped to make this patch

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Blizzard own tribes?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Very, very cool.

    Sierra: We don’t have the time or the resources to do a linux version.

    Sam Latinga: What, this?

  4. ldog Says:

    This is really really cool.

    Sam must code 24 hours a day.

    Lesse… SDL coding, SDL mailing list, SDL website, Tribes2 patch, a day job at Blizzard, and who knows what else.

    You da man! Seriously, thanks.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I had been waiting for Tuxgames to get Tribes back in stock, then I heard about the likely patch incompatibility. Now that this patch is coming out, I’m going to go buy it.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Damn! Someday I have to meet this man so I can buy him a beer!

  7. pphaneuf Says:

    Just *today*, I was complaining to a coworker who’s also a fellow Tribes fan how it sucked that the patches for Linux had “dried up”.

    Kudos and lots of thanks to everyone involved!

  8. mrluisp Says:

    For so long I have been getting depressed over this windows only patch. I think it’s amazing that Sam did this. Thank you so much. We really appreciate it. I know you already do so much. Thanks Sam.

    As for Sierra, well, I think they’ve attoned for the way they left us dangling for a long while there. My boycott of Sierra is officially over. I’m gonna run out and buy all their linux games….lol..

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I am an avid Tribes2 fan and the thought of having to reboot to keep playing what is undeniably [b]the[/b] best team based FPS, was making me go prematurely grey of hair ;)

    Much thanking to Sam, Blizzard, Sierra and GarageGames. You are all stars :)

  10. wee Says:

    I didn’t see any server-related fixes in that changelog. That’s bad since the server is nearly unusable. I’ve been waiting on a patch since… well, since the last patch effectively killed my server for viable play. The server would run through one or two or three map cycles and then hang. It’d be *running*, but spinning its wheels. The auto-restart script never worked because the server never actually died. Never could figure a way to make it re-start unattended.

    Anyway, everyone at work moved on to MoH:AA and I re-installed Windows on an old hard disk to play that. Now I’ve an 800MHz 512 RAM Linux T2 server at my company’s colo hooked up to a well-peered set of T3s with massive amounts of unused bandwidth that hasn’t been used in 9 months. Although maybe I’ll install the patch, I dunno. I’m halfway thinking a Win2K box in time for Battlefield 1942 would be better.

    I’m just so completely disgusted with the whole situation. I appreciate Sam’s hard work and all, but it’s too late I think. Windows won.


  11. Judecca Says:

    I’d like to thank Mike for this, because the rest of you losers are only thanking sam.

    Excellent stuff from the both of you.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    So Blizzard is spending money to make others games work in Linux, but they won’t waste the time/money to make their own game compatible?

  13. jonabbey Says:

    We are grateful.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    That’s about the best news I’ve read in quite a while. Thanks to all who made it happen.

  15. Ender Ryan Says:

    I haven’t played Tribes 2 in a while, it’s a good game though. I thought we would never see another Linux patch for it, I’m simply stunned that Blizzard, bastards they can be, allowed Sam to work on this. Guess they’re not All Bad(TM), they really didn’t have to do that.

    Anyways, that’s excellent news. Thanks, Sam, Blizzard and Sierra.

  16. bobcat Says:

    I were a girl, I’d want to have Sam’s love child. As it is, I’ll have to just buy him a beer if I ever get the chance.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    i knew it would happen, excellent work guys!

  18. terracon Says:

    A big thanks goes out to Sam and Mike for coming through for use.

  19. phinn Says:

    Thats so sweet about the Tribes 2 patch, i was expecting that i wouldnt be able to play in Linux anymore… awesome news.

    Now how about us getting Sam to write some Linux WarCraft 3 binaries ;)

  20. Anonymous Says:

    I bought Tribes 2 from Loki, and then realized I couldn’t play due to bloody patches being unavailable. Now they are. Sam Latinga made SDL, possibly the best graphics library ever, but for this….. he should be on Mt. Rushmore.
    *rushes off to build Sam Latinga memorials*

  21. Anonymous Says:

    do you still need a cd-key to play it?

  22. Anonymous Says:

    I had this game install for months I could never play it. Thank you so much and I would even like to think Blizzard for having a heart and letting Sam work on the patch.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks to Sam, Blizzard and Sierra! I LOVE this game and the fact that there wasn’t going to be a Linux patch really bummed me out. Because of this I’ll buy both Blizzard’s and Sierra’s next game.

  24. LilSatchMo Says:

    well internet radio maybe dead but life goes on. Thanks

  25. Anonymous Says:

    I am humbled by Mr.Lantinga stepping up and taking care of us screaming Linux gamers. :)

  26. aergern Says:

    I get the following error and I have no clue how to get around this. T2 runs but I can’t get the update to work.

    The error is:

    Performing update:
    ERROR: No matching delta for
    The program returned an error code (3)

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Any chance for getting a patch for Civilization: CTP Linux port someday? I’d just like to have it compiled for the newer SDL’s, since the original is compiled for libsdl 1.0 and Debian Woody doesn’t have it anymore…

  28. Anonymous Says:

    It just strikes me as pretty weird that _Blizzard_ would give a programmer two weeks of time (that amounts to several thousand dollars) to port a patch for a game they weren’t even remotely involved in.

    Is this some forebear of a new attitude towards Linux over there? Or is it just an attempt to try to make amends after the whole bnet debacle?

    Blizzard – don’t know whether to love them or hate them sometimes.


  29. Anonymous Says:

    I bought Tribes 2 for Windows when it first came out, and have since made the switch to exclusively using Linux, and I don’t really feel like shelling out another $50 for a game I already own. Is their anyway to get it running in Linux, without buying the Loki version?
    Also, IMHO companies would do better to write ports for Linux more like Loki did for Unreal Tournament, and ID did with RTCW, and sell those for like $10 then to try to sell full versions of the ported games, because most dedicated gamers are going to buy a good game soon after it comes out, and with no Linux version available they’ll have to just dual-boot it, or hope that it works in WineX, and then when someone finally does come out with a Linux port, they don’t want to have to shell out money again.

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Thank You very much for releasing a patch for T2. I almost gave up hope of being able to play my fav game on the net again.
    There is a market for Linux games and Linux gamers are willing to pay for commercial games. Please don’t forget that or abandon us.
    Thanks to Sam and Sierra and whoever else made this happen.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    I have installed tribes from the loki cd .. can I apply just this patch or do I have to install them all? .. to get the newest version.

  32. jirenicus Says:

    Has anyone been able to run the linux version of Tribes 2 on any Mac version of Linux (esp. linux-mandrake PPC)?

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Anyone have problems with stereo sound not working? This happens on both PCs I have T2 on, and they have significantly different hardware.

  34. kmp Says:

    Thank you Sam and Mike, your efforts are greatly appreciated!

  35. byte_bandit Says:

    do the -nosound option work for lan games with this patch?

  36. bobcat Says:

    After the patch I have been playing T2 daily again (I’d been slipping). It’s really nice to see others naming themselves with the Linux suffix IE: bobcat_linux. Been playing with a few of you guys. Very cool. See you online!

  37. Anonymous Says:

    You made my week. :)
    Special thanks to Mike, for doing lots of HARD ;-) Q/A work, and Blizzard for giving me the thumbs up.

  38. Anonymous Says:

    Adding this patch to my current install or doing the full cdrom version of the patch against a fresh install leaves me unable to see most servers in my server list. Am I alone?

  39. johnny appleseed Says:

    I need a cd key for tribes 2 does any have one i can use.


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    I ended up here looking for a linux version of T2. Took a bit more searching but I found a place, so here it is so people don’t have to look further.

    btw Linux rocks I’ve started using it as my only OS a month ago and I’m never going back.

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