NS2 on Linux

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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 15,780 Advanced user
    QUOTE (StopSpazzing @ Nov 9 2012, 11:59 PM) »
    Wow, you need to be banned. Don't need to see a porn link.

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  • StopSpazzingStopSpazzing Join Date: 2005-02-26 Member: 42529Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 78
    QUOTE (Kouji_San @ Nov 9 2012, 05:10 PM) »
    No need to respond to spambot, just report them using the report feature and we'll take care of it ;)


    I did report him, but the reason why I posted that was to warn other users before they clicked it.
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  • zimzumzimzum Join Date: 2004-09-02 Member: 31200Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 251 Advanced user
    Just adding a link to the hub for the steam linux beta.

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410
    The new posts that pop up daily by some guy with 3 hours playtime who knows how to perfectly balance this game already make me want to vomit - PaLaGi
  • ToastieToastie Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167351Members Posts: 104
    A chance to give UWE more of the money they deserve for their awesome work? Hold on, let me go set up a linux machine.
    Awesome people made this:
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  • SevenOfMineSevenOfMine Join Date: 2009-06-21 Member: 67892Members Posts: 11
    edited November 2012
    With he upcoming Steam Linux release, it'd be great if NS2 would go ahead and start working on a Linux client (and server). I preordered the deluxe edition years back, but I'm willing to support the possible Linux release by buying another copy of the game -- either for myself or someone else.

    As there won't be many releases on Steam linux port in a while, wouldn't it be also great for sales if NS2 was there as early on as possible? Certainly it would get a lot of media attention.
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  • ghetolayghetolay Join Date: 2012-11-19 Member: 172447Members Posts: 1
    1 more fan expecting a linux version :)

    In my memories ns2 was cross-platform and it became windows only because of steam.
    Now that steam is compatible on linux(still beta) ns2 should be compatible too. Especially when we know that ns2 doesn't work on wine.

    Go on you have few month before the official linux steam release, plenty of time :)
  • JektJekt Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143714Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,543 Fully active user
    Some necromancy up in here.

    Ryan Gordon, the guy largely responsible for these linux ports was interviewed last week.

    Interesting pull out.

    QUOTE (Ryan)
    A one-man team--me--can take a completed game and port it to Linux. Usually this is pretty fast and cheap. If they had concerned themselves with portability right from the start, there would be no problem at all.


    Full interview is here.

    nVidia's new linux drivers claim to give up to a 100% performance boost in 3D games. Well that was a month ago.

    So keen.

  • DerRiddaDerRidda Join Date: 2012-08-03 Member: 154647Members Posts: 20
    QUOTE (Jekt @ Dec 6 2012, 08:37 AM) »
    Some necromancy up in here.

    Ryan Gordon, the guy largely responsible for these linux ports was interviewed last week.

    Interesting pull out.

    Full interview is here.

    nVidia's new linux drivers claim to give up to a 100% performance boost in 3D games. Well that was a month ago.

    So keen.


    Hiring Gordon probably wouldn't be a bad idea.
    OSX and Linux clients plus the Linux server all in one contract from one source and afaik he usually creates ports that are easy to maintain
    by the original developer without them having to go to Gordon after the initial port is done.

    And about nVidia: my AMD HD5770 just died a couple of weeks ago and I went nVidia for my replacement and - fudge yeah - the drivers are soooo much better than what AMD delivers.
  • SixPairsOfFeetSixPairsOfFeet Join Date: 2012-02-18 Member: 146689Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 27
    edited December 2012
    just making my interest in the linux version known. i've signed up for the steam linux beta, but i'm not in yet ... EDIT: just a few hours after i wrote this, i got in, yay!

    i'd love to see them hire ryan gordon for the game. it would probably be ported in just a few weeks (assuming gordon's not up to his ears in work already)
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  • VimesVimes Join Date: 2012-12-20 Member: 175660Members Posts: 1
    Would love to see a Linux version as well.
  • TouchMyBoxTouchMyBox Join Date: 2012-12-20 Member: 175665Members Posts: 1
    I'd absolutely love a Linux version of NS2. After dota 2 gets ported, NS2 will be the one thing that keeps me booting up windows.
  • enoopenoop Join Date: 2012-12-20 Member: 175667Members Posts: 1
    I've played NS2 on windows for hours. I would love to have Linux support because it would mean I could play it even more.
  • digitaldigital Join Date: 2011-01-30 Member: 79669Members Posts: 24 Advanced user
    Would love a linux release!
  • AurOn2AurOn2 COOKIES! FREEDOM, AND BISCUITS! Australia Join Date: 2012-01-13 Member: 140224Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Forum staff Posts: 2,130 mod
    edited December 2012
    Linux gaming faster:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLlBtxiadP8
    Enough Said.
    OOPS, wrong link, updated it.
    go to 1:27 if you want the statisticks.
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  • 0ni0ni Join Date: 2012-08-30 Member: 156991Members Posts: 231 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Max McGuire @ NS2 @ Dec 21 2012, 07:18 AM)
    Hi James,

    We're currently working on the Linux port of the dedicated server. We're hoping to have this done for a big update to the game in January. After that we'll be working in an OpenGL implementation of the renderer, which we may try to do as an open source/community project so we can move it along faster.

    I asked him if a native NS2 client will be coming to Linux now that the steam for Linux beta is open. I'm very much looking forward to playing, it looks like a very original game (aside from being a sequel, you know what I mean).
  • SixtyWattManSixtyWattMan Join Date: 2004-09-05 Member: 31404Members Posts: 708 Fully active user
    edited December 2012
    QUOTE (AuroN2 @ Dec 20 2012, 10:56 PM) »
    Linux gaming faster:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVtbTurdCk
    Enough Said.

    Citation needed.
  • murraymurray Join Date: 2012-12-22 Member: 175880Members, NS2 Playtester, Pistachionauts Posts: 43
    edited December 2012
    Playing NS2 on Linux would be awesome!

    http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/news/2010...s_and_answers_1
    I can remember this blog post and hope a dream comes true ;)
  • d10sfand10sfan Join Date: 2012-11-09 Member: 168571Members Posts: 10
    QUOTE (SixtyWattMan @ Dec 21 2012, 10:06 AM) »
    Citation needed.


    In terms of Valve's experience with Left 4 Dead 2, here's a link: http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/faster-zombies/
  • nsguynsguy Join Date: 2010-01-03 Member: 69869Members Posts: 238
    If I could shift my games over to Linux, I would.
  • AnimeLOLAnimeLOL Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58275Members Posts: 118 Fully active user
    I would definitely play a Linux NS2 version. This would be an important strategic move in many ways since many developers and coders prefer Linux. Making the game easy to use and develop on in Linux would get even more high-quality community contributions. Of course the open Steam-for-linux beta should be taken as another sign of where gaming is going.
  • ZenMasterFlashZenMasterFlash Join Date: 2011-05-06 Member: 97556Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1
    Throwing my voice into the mix here. I would love to have a native Linux version of NS2.
  • BitcrusherBitcrusher Join Date: 2012-08-28 Member: 156628Members Posts: 100
    <3 please do this, if more games ran on linux I would be using only archlinux
  • TharosTharos Join Date: 2012-12-18 Member: 175439Members Posts: 134
    I'll definitely play a linux version of ns2
  • zimzumzimzum Join Date: 2004-09-02 Member: 31200Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 251 Advanced user
    http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/?snr=1_4_4__12

    The steam client for linux is only a deb file but if you extract the steam.sh file you can still launch the client and install the linux games. TF2 ran incredibly well for me (opensuse 12.2) as did Killing Floor and Amnesia.

    download media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    open the .deb
    open the data.tar.gz
    extract the /lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz file to any directory you want
    execute ./steam.sh from that directory and let it update
    enter your login

    I know this thread is for NS2 Linux, but I'm using it for a slight derail for Linux Steam promotion :)
    The new posts that pop up daily by some guy with 3 hours playtime who knows how to perfectly balance this game already make me want to vomit - PaLaGi
  • AurOn2AurOn2 COOKIES&#33; FREEDOM, AND BISCUITS&#33; Australia Join Date: 2012-01-13 Member: 140224Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Forum staff Posts: 2,130 mod
    well. linux steam is esentially linux ns2. so fair enough.
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  • AlphaWolfAlphaWolf Join Date: 2003-01-11 Member: 12175Members Posts: 93
    edited December 2012
    Hmm...interesting distro choices. I'm a backtrack user myself - it has all kinds of neat little tools and kernel tweaks that allow you to get into all sorts of trouble with your preferred government of choice, already set up right out of the box. Or if you're just really into cyber forensics, that works as well. If it had cinnamon included I couldn't think of any reason to use any other distro.

    QUOTE (Squishpoke @ Nov 4 2012, 09:52 AM) »
    I definitely would not.

    Linux is for work, not gaming.

    (But as a server host for NS2, might be fine).


    Right now, yes, I absolutely agree. But things can easily change. Computers in general started out for work and not play. Android runs on Linux, and Android (like all mobile or otherwise embedded end user device OSes) is almost purely for content consumption with very limited content creation (vis a vis - work) and therefore you could say that Android is for gaming, and not work. Other examples of "linux for play" implementations include tivo, webOS, and many others.

    Remember, Linux is just the kernel - the end user never really "sees" Linux, even on a de-facto Linux distro, rather they "see" bash, sh, or x.org, with gnome or kde on top.

    QUOTE (ts0mbi @ Nov 18 2012, 11:22 AM) »
    With he upcoming Steam Linux release, it'd be great if NS2 would go ahead and start working on a Linux client (and server). I preordered the deluxe edition years back, but I'm willing to support the possible Linux release by buying another copy of the game -- either for myself or someone else.

    As there won't be many releases on Steam linux port in a while, wouldn't it be also great for sales if NS2 was there as early on as possible? Certainly it would get a lot of media attention.


    This would score HUGE brownie points with the linux community, as they already have a limited selection of games as it is. I think you could see at least a noticeable spike in customers the day a linux port hits steam.
  • MOOtantMOOtant Join Date: 2010-06-25 Member: 72158Members Posts: 416
    So where can I buy or pledge NS2 on Linux? I want to get rid of Windows as soon as possible. TF2 is there, I'm waiting for more Source games (Valve will probably have a lot easier time with it now) to move to Linux. Once that is done I think we'll have a chance of more realistic move of further games.
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  • MOOtantMOOtant Join Date: 2010-06-25 Member: 72158Members Posts: 416
    QUOTE (zimzum @ Dec 27 2012, 06:13 PM) »
    The steam client for linux is only a deb file but if you extract the steam.sh file you can still launch the client and install the linux games. TF2 ran incredibly well for me (opensuse 12.2) as did Killing Floor and Amnesia.


    Use Gentoo and steam-overlay, Luke.
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  • B0KB0K Join Date: 2012-12-14 Member: 175116Members Posts: 16
    w00t

    already have a copy of NS2 bought on steam for windoze... will pay again if it works that way to get NS2 on linux and not have to reboot my machine to play after work :-)
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