LINUXGAMES

Savage Possible for Linux

January 30th, 2003 by jvm

Derek G. and Andy C. both reported on a possible Linux port of Savage, a new action game that is just entering beta testing. Declaring itself a “Real-Time Strategy Shooter”, it apparently blends the real-time strategy and first-person shooter genres into an online-only, multiplayer game. The main site includes the obligatory FAQ. FAQ #29 is:

Will there be a Linux or a Macintosh version?
We are considering each OS, but we have not made a decision yet.

The previous question indicates that most OpenGL cards will be supported. If, indeed, they are using OpenGL for the renderer, then a port could potentially be made more easily.They have forums and a beta signup if you’d like to get into it and be a friendly proponent of a Linux port. Remember that it will probably be helpful to be polite in your request for a Linux port and that you should stress that a Linux port would make you more likely to purchase their game.

UPDATE:A developer on the Savage team, Jon, posted in our comments:

Yes, a full-featured Linux port exists currently, and I’m going to need some help making it work on all the various distributions. About 1% of the people signing up have chosen Linux so far, which is better than I expected, but let’s get some more Linux folks in the beta

So, there you go. A full-fledged invitation to take part and hammer the bugs out of the Linux client. Now go sign up or I’ll put Marv on your case.

8 Responses to “Savage Possible for Linux”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    on the application for beta testing they say the minumun requirements are various flavors of windows and Linux… and you can choose linux in their OS drop down.. But not MacOS..

  2. kccricket Says:

    “One of our programmers (Jon) develops primarily on Linux, so we have a build of Savage being developed in tandem with the win32 build…”

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Lets put it this way, if the game comes out for linux, I *will* purchase it. This game looks great and I’ve been interested in it since I first saw their ads smashed all over the websites I goto frequently. If this comes out for linux it would be incentive enough for me to buy it.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hey, I am the aforementioned “Jon”. Yes, a full-featured Linux port exists currently, and I’m going to need some help making it work on all the various distributions. About 1% of the people signing up have chosen Linux so far, which is better than I expected, but let’s get some more Linux folks in the beta ;)

    Jon

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Man, this is a game I was looking for. Registration sent. :)


    Drakker

  6. zborgerd Says:

    It says that they require an nVidia or ATi card for the test. I wonder if it will work with PowerVR Kyro cards? They have good Linux drivers too. ;)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Anyone know what libraries were used in making this game. I would assume SDL, openAL, and of course opengl

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I signed up for beta testing for savage and I STILL haven’t heard..last was over 10 days ago now..

    They surely are busy but not even a reply to let me know they got it or if i’m accepted to test it??

    gee..

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