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X3 Reunion Beta for Linux in Steam

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If you already own the game on Steam it will be available to install. Another step forward in Steam for Linux!

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=332472
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Got the x3 superbox deal during a steam sale for $10 a while back. Don't regret it one bit.

One problem I have though is all the portraits are mixed up. For example, some guy scans my freight but he has the potrait of a girl and the voice of a man. Some of the items that I can buy have portraits of people that I have never seen. Weird bug, but all the essential gameplay has been without bugs.
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I actually bought the whole X game bundle, I have all of them in Steam, hoping they all eventually get the Linux treatment.

One thing I have noticed so far is game play (and menus) is much quicker and smoother than when I ran Steam in PlayOnLinux.
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Well it is highly likely that all the newer games will recieve treatment because (if I am not mistaken) they use the same engine that X3 reunion did.

One thing that has surprised me though is that X2 hasn't appeared on Steam yet for Linux, even though LGP has a port of it already done. Also the game should run smoother after all, it is running native OpenGL vs DirectX in WINE.

Edit: X3 reunion needs more love from Linux users. Its a great sandbox game, and there is none like it. I guess the only issue I have with Reunion is the terrible quality of the main plot. It's just bad... or at least starts out bad.
Edited by Rothen - 2/6/13 at 8:00pm
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