DEFCON Linux Beta

March 1st, 2007 by Crusader

Introversion has announced the release of a DEFCON beta for Linux on their forums:

We’ve made a beta version of Defcon for Linux available and we’d really appreciate your help testing it.

In order to cut down on downloading time (for future Linux betas or those with an install of Windows Defcon), we’re distributing the sounds.dat (60MB) separately. So you need:
  • sounds.dat – Extract it from an installation of Defcon for Windows (or download it here).
  • The Defcon files – Download it here

Then extract the defcon files with tar xzf defcon-v1.4-beta2.tar.gz and put the sounds.dat file in the defcon-v1.4-beta2/lib directory.

If you come across any bugs, please can you post them in this forum, using [defcon 1.4 beta 2 linux] to prefix the subject line.

DEFCON is a global thermonuclear war sim with multiplayer support; you can order the retail version online from the Introversion Store (as well as Introversion’s previous Linux titles, Uplink and Darwinia).

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8 Responses to “DEFCON Linux Beta”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I hate tried running this under whine and it just didn’t work too well.

    In about 45 minutes of play (the tutorial) it held up just fine.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Better late than never! Thanks IV.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    is it any fun?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    To whoever asked that – hell yes it’s fun!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    and to whoever anwers…. are you the developer? ;)

  6. Thunor Says:

    Nice work chaps.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Unmitigated Death! Just like the real world!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Looks like it works properly, but the underlying network isn’t compatible yet with it’s other brethren. All I see are incompatible servers. More of the same for a port. Not really a big deal. The single player works very well.

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