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Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS Hybrid Unleashes Build 258

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Natural Selection 2 has a new build out which fixes rather a lot of issues and has the usual optimizations as well.

I am sure a few of you will like this one:
Quote-Fixed bug where the Linux client would not work properly if the locale was not en_US

That was supposed to be fixed before but it wasn't some of you reported.


Natural Selection 2 is an immersive, multiplayer shooter that pits aliens against humans in a strategic and action-packed struggle for survival. It seamlessly combines shooter and RTS/strategy gameplay.Key Features: Two Unique Sides: Whether you play as one of the elite marine Frontiersmen or the vicious alien Kharaa, you must use unique...

If you remember our Samsai from the GOL Cast did a video on it here:
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I have clocked a good few hours since it was released on Linux, how many have you clocked into NS2? Or is it still not working well for you? Let us know in the comments! Article taken from
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toor 15 Oct, 2013
Hope they fixed the openGL crashes every 5 sec
abelthorne 15 Oct, 2013
Quote-Fixed bug where the Linux client would not work properly if the locale was not en_US
Well, there's definitely some change: instead of having a black screen when I launch a game from the main menu, I get a black screen when I run NS2 from Steam...

It has been reported and it might come from something else than the game (like me using AMD beta graphic drivers) but just in case: anybody has the same problem?
Sabun 16 Oct, 2013
Quote(like me using AMD beta graphic drivers)
When I read that, I immediately felt compelled to tell you that it's very likely an AMD driver issue. My friend on Windows is also using the current AMD beta drivers and he's experiencing issues with the platform AMD is supposed to be supporting first and foremost.

I haven't tried this game with Intel yet, but with the Nvidia 313 drivers on my 680 I do not experience that black screen when running NS2 from Steam. I do however experience the OpenGL crashes rather often (mostly when trying to become a commander).
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