Battlestar Galactica: Beyond the Red Line is a 3D space combat simulation which takes place inside the Battlestar Galactica universe. The game is free, and the good folks over at Game Warden have also released a Linux client for it. Here’s how to get it up and running on Ubuntu.
1> Download the game
2> Install GTK 1.2 Libraries “sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2″
3> Run “./BtRLDemoInstaller.run”
Make sure that you tick the ‘mouse’ tickbox in the options menu, the game is setup as default to use a joystick. You’ll have to repeat this for both single and multiplayer.
If you want to change the screen resolution, edit the file fs2_open.ini which you’ll find in a hidden folder in your home directory called .btrl_demo
Visit the BSG site on GameWarden.com to get the game. Currently only a bittorent file is available. If that’s no good to you, send an email to chris at justuber put-a-dot-here com and I’ll send you a link to download it from my own server.
RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.