Liberación! Savage: The Battle for Newerth now free

September 5th, 2006 by jvm

Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a real-time strategy shooter from S2 Games, has been liberated for both Windows and GNU/Linux. While S2 Games provides Windows installation instructions on the S2 Games Download page, you can find the GNU/Linux installation file links and instructions in this post at the Evolved Clan Community forums.

S2 Games actively supported GNU/Linux with Savage and has announced GNU/Linux support for the sequel, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Savage 2 is scheduled to launch during Fall 2006 and is currently available for pre-order for $29.99.

Download and installation instructions: [ Savage: The Battle for Newerth ]

22 Responses to “Liberación! Savage: The Battle for Newerth now free”

  1. joeljkp Says:


  2. fydo Says:

    While I’m very excited about Savage being free-of-change (freeware), I don’t think that it should be called ‘liberated’ as that implies that the source was released under an opensource license.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    This makes me even happier about having bought Savage, I’m confident that I will buy ‘a tortued soul’, support s2games for providing us with nice games.

  4. jvm Says:

    Read me:

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Just got it working, following the directions in the link in the story. One strange thing I had a problem with was that I [b]had[/b] to install the no-sse patch, even though my Athlon XP does in fact (report to) support SSE. Without it, I kept getting errors about not being able to allocate AGP memory and then it kept bombing out when it couldn’t locate, but after applying the no-sse patch, it works fine.

  6. Svartalf_ Says:

    Support for Linux in the sequel (Which I bought and have played off and on since I bought it… :-) and giving the original away as in free-beer free (One would wish they’d OpenSource it, but since Savage2 is using the next generation of the Silverback engine, I wouldn’t ask that of them…). S2’s got my vote- and with Dollars.

  7. fydo Says:

    If a piece of software is truly free, then I would be able to (for example) port to whatever platform I wish, and be able to modify and expand it.
    Savage still has these restrictions placed upon it, and thus, is not truly ‘free’ in both senses of the word.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    This is great!
    I bought Savage1 when it first came out and it had it’s ups and downs but it has now evolved into a very good and stable game with a still very active community.

  9. jvm Says:

    Around here we use liberated to mean “made free, in some measure.” We don’t use “made free” because it is confusing. Thanks for playing.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Is the server valible for Savage?

  11. Anonymous Says:

    This is really old news.

    And S2Games doesn’t actively support linux with Savage 1. Where’s 2.00e??

  12. Anonymous Says:

    There’s a [b][/b] and [b]dedicated_server.bin[/b] in the Savage directory.

    2.00e is linked in the “Download and installation instructions” link in the story.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    thank you very much S2!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    What are you talking about? I don’t use windows. Where’s the linux client version 2.00e?

  15. kccricket Says:

    There is no 2.00e linux client. The last Linux patch was 2.00c. Theoretically, you can make the game compatible with 2.00e by applying some community-released patch.

    I tried all this about 6 months ago with my copy and didn’t have any luck.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    The difference between 2.00c and 2.00e isn’t that great. Installing the SEP patch will bring it up to date and you need it anyway to play on the popular servers. Simply follow the instructions from the link to the bottom of the download page and it will work fine.

  17. linuxkrn Says:

    Not only do they not actively support it, but six months after it was released when people like me BOUGHT it they didn’t support it. They NEVER released a 2.00e patch. This meant you couldn’t play online without some 3rd party hacks. Give me a break and stop giving these lossers free kudos they don’t deserve. Don’t buy savage2, vote with your wallets.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    This is totally rediculous. Dont support them because you got 6 months of support and then a third party patch which incorporated all the issues from e? Ok, lets consider that their development team lost their lead linux developer almost immediately post production, that this indie company of what, 6 employees? still produced a functional, enjoyable commercial game, that the game was able to be patched correctly, and that its now free? Grow up or get the hell out of the linux community. Next time I stick you with 3 developers and tell you to do X and then fire 2 of them, lets see how well you manage at that point.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t get it work on dapper. It keeps saying ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

  20. Anonymous Says:

    They released patch 3T today. Install it in your home directory. It’s constantly updating.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    It isn’t liberated if it isn’t open source, it just doesnt cost, so what? How is it liberated if you have to depend on a few people to make sure it works properly.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    “It isn’t liberated if It isn’t liberated if it isn’t open source, it just doesnt cost, so what? How is it liberated if you have to depend on a few people to make sure it works properly.”

    That’s a good point actually. I wasn’t sure about it, so I talked to one of the two guys that ported it. Said they had the source since the beginning. But I don’t see anyone else with it, so it’s not opened anymore than any other port.

    It’s just free as in cost. Maybe that’ll change in the future. And if it doesn’t, it will die. We all know the outcome of closed systems.

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