DEFCON Patch, Linux Plans

The DEFCON Website now offers a new patch for Introversion Software's strategy game of global conflict, while the Steam edition of the patch is now automatically available. This update adds amBX support and ushers in an era of cross-platform play for the game, as Macs and PCs can now play together online, and word is this support will also extend to the upcoming Linux edition: "Indie-developer Introversion Software today announced the release of version 1.4 of their hit-title DEFCON, an online multiplayer strategy game, based around the theme of thermonuclear war. Significantly, the new patch provides cross-platform interoperability, enabling Windows users to wage nuclear Armageddon against fellow Mac players. Linux users will also soon be able to join in the fun, with the release of the Linux version due around the end of April."
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Linux version
Apr 20, 2007, 08:24
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Apr 20, 2007, 08:24
 
I hope we can get the Linux version if we already own the Windows one. Seeing as how I've suddenly fallen in love with Linux I need something to play when I don't feel like loading Windows up.

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Ok
Apr 20, 2007, 08:49
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Ok Apr 20, 2007, 08:49
Apr 20, 2007, 08:49
 
I checked out the demo - the front-end interface is a work of art, very cool. But IMO there's little or no dramatic tension in the strategy part - you set up your bases (in the most obvious location, close to the enemy) send in your bombers, subs and carriers, etc, then sit back and watch the megadeaths roll up. There is no sense of an ebb-and-flow battle for control - this is probably realistic in a nuclear war, but it makes playing a little dull.

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Re: Ok
Apr 20, 2007, 09:05
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Apr 20, 2007, 09:05
 
linux version would be great, but is it multiplayer only?

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Re: Ok
Apr 20, 2007, 09:20
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Re: Ok Apr 20, 2007, 09:20
Apr 20, 2007, 09:20
 
no it has single player against 1 or 2 computer opponents (China is the third power, iirc). Check the demo out, if you can bear to run windows or OsX

http://www.everybody-dies.com/downloads/

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Re: Ok
Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
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Re: Ok Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
 
Calabi,

The "lack of tension" you describe might be true in the single player (how tense can you be against a computer AI player, honestly) but I challenge you get online and try multiplayer then come back here and tell me that the game doesn't have tension.

As you creep your subs up against your enemy coast to launch a massive decapitation strike or suddenly see your teammate backstab you and wipe out your cities while their bombers follow closely behind, I guarntee that you will suddenly find a great deal of tension in this game.

Defcon is one of the most nerve wrecking games I've ever played but that's one of the main reasons I still think it's the best game I've played in the past year.
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Apr 20, 2007, 12:49
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Apr 20, 2007, 12:49
 
Fair comment Sphinx. But it seems to me the strategy is all in the planning stages, and when you get to Defcon 0 you get to find out if you outplanned the other guy. I'm glad you like it however.

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