A news item was posted on icculus.org earlier this week indicating that there have been some updates to the public beta of Serious Sam. Most notably, there is now a beta for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
The First Encounter is up to beta 3. This fixes a vorbis issue,makes homedir access compatible with The Second Encounter, and removesall beta expirations, since I don’t plan to have a new beta in the nextmonth. You can get this patch through Loki Update.
The Second Encounter for GNU/Linux is now available, too, as a first beta. Grab it here.
I’ve played through the first third of the game, and there’s twonasty bugs (one is in the First Encounter, too), but most can be workedaround with the “please fly” console command.
You’ll need a retail Second Encounter disc to install thegame, but you don’t need Windows; the installer you download will(hopefully) know what to do with the disc.
Both games should be considered buggy and incomplete at this time. Bugs reports go in the bugtracker, but don’t expect a response or fix in a timely matter, if at all. Please don’t send bug reports to me directly.
A mailing list for discussion (NOT bug reports!) is available. Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.