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Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too

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Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version.

Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them.

There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.

This is me running it on Antergos, lovely.

I never got to play this one, but I was a massive fan of the original Imperium Galactica and spent days in it.

If you buy it on GOG be sure to grab "" as GOG don't bundle any libs with their games. This is an older version, so on Arch I had to install it from the AUR. Once I had that sorted, it runs perfectly well and I haven't seen any issues.

Even with my two-monitor setup, it gave me the right monitor and set everything correctly. It works better than a lot of recent games.

It seems this is a newer remastered version with:
- Updated rendering engine to support arbitrary screen resolutions and aspect ratios
- Updated, higher resolution user interface textures
- Updated lighting and shadowing quality on planet surfaces
- Updated planet view mode
- Added server browser for multiplayer mode

About the game
Reintroducing a classic from the golden era of gaming, the original empire building space RTS, Imperium Galactica 2 is back and looking better than ever with new high-res textures and vivid colors. Imperium Galactica 2 features an expansive and unique Sci-fi universe with multiple playable species.

Take your empire in your hands and guide it into the future. Use intrigue and spying to weaken your enemies and strengthen yourself or research and build the most powerful military force in the universe to crush whoever would oppose you. Massive battles, universe spanning empires, 3 playable campaigns and countless possibilities through custom scenarios insure you always have something to come back to. Take control, conquer the universe, and lead your species to ultimate domination… for the Imperium.
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gojul 21 January 2017 at 8:49 am UTC
If you want to make it work under Debian stable (or distros older than Ubuntu 16.04), two things :
1/ in game directory copy file to
2/ a) download libstdc++ from Stretch (testing) from here :
b) extract its content using dpkg-deb -x
c) copy file to the game root directory

Then you'll be able to launch it through command line (does not work from Steam).
slaapliedje 26 January 2017 at 4:24 am UTC
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iiari@Teodosio: As a casual gamer looking to get into my first space strategy title who has never played IG2, I'm just curious what aspects of the gameplay you consider outdated? And which modern Linux space game you'd recommend instead? Thanks!
Personally, I don't think "outdated" matters much in space strategy games. Really, you should start with Master of Orion II, so that like the rest of us when you start playing more modern games you can complain that none of them is really as good as MOO II despite the glitzy graphics.
And hey, MOO II is available on Linux, at both Steam and GOG. For cheap.

The sad thing is, that even the sequels from everything I've read of MOO aren't as good as MOO II.
pungentstentch 3 June 2017 at 9:44 am UTC
Game won't start on Linux, Mint 17.3, this is the error I get when I try to run it from the terminal

./ig2: relocation error: ./ig2: symbol _ZNSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEEC1Ev, version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file with link time reference

I posted this on the steam game forums as well, hope to get any clues to get this working.
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