What are the system requirements for
the game? How do the requirements compare to the Windows version?
The listed system requirements are the same. That said, we think Linux users will enjoy all the benefits of Linux while running the game. It's not emulated at all, but a fully native Linux application running under X11.
Minimum system requirements
Linux kernel 2.2.x
8-bit or 16-bit color
Does the game use 3D acceleration?
In what environment does the game
run? Does it run in X or from the console with SVGALIB?
The Linux version ships with support for X11R6. We may support the framebuffer console in the future and possibly other fullscreen APIs as well If so, a free upgrade will be available for download.
Can the game be played on all distributions
We have spent a significant amount of development time ensuring that RT2 works properly with all major distributions.
Because the game is designed for glibc, libc5 users may need to upgrade.
Can I play RT2 on FreeBSD with
This is not an officially supported platform. However, some have made the game work on FreeBSD 3.1, by recompiling the kernel to support Posix extensions. We appreciate any feedback users can give us on this configuration, and will post tips and tricks to the FAQ as you supply them.
Will you be offering support for PPC
and Alpha platforms?
The release CD contains i386 binaries and data files. We want to bring our games to Linux users running on various platforms, and are supporting them as resources permit. At the present time, we are working on RT2 ports for both PPC and Alpha platforms, but have not set release dates. Keep an eye on our web site for announcements.
Does the game support Esound?
RT2 has native support for esound.
Can I use my SBLive! card with RT2?
The problems initially experienced by SBLive! users have apparently been solved in the latest open source drivers from Creative Labs.
Does the game fully support X-Windows?
Would I be able to run the Linux game using an X-term on a Windows
Some people have been able to do this, but it tends to be slow and requires a very fast network connection between the two machines. It is an unsupported configuration.
Does the game run from the CD?
It does not run from CD, and at least the base installation must be installed onto your hard disk.
The base installation will use up approximately 180 MB of hard disk space. The two campaigns can be left on the cd, as can the movies for the campaigns. If installed to the hard disk, the campaigns and movies will take an additional 160+ MB of space. If the space is available, we recommend installing to the hard disk, as doing so will improve game performance, scenario loading time, etc.
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