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Soldat, a rather old side-view multiplayer action game is being ported to Linux

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This is something I did not expect. I remember Soldat [Official Site] from many years ago and it looks like it's being ported to Linux.

Speaking on their forum, a developer said this:
QuoteHey everyone, long time no see :)

Over the past months, the code of Soldat underwent a major refactoring so it became possible to compile Soldat client using the FPC compiler which is much more modern compiler than previously used Delphi7. Thanks to these changes the work on the code is now much easier.

This has allowed us to port the game client to other operating systems - Linux and MacOS! Soon you will not need to use WINE/Vms to play Soldat natively on those systems!


They also shared some screenshots:
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They are now using OpenAL and they plan to start using SDL 2, so it should be a good experience for Linux gamers when it's released.

It may be a while before it is released for Linux, but it's always fantastic to see older games getting some Linux love. We do need a healthy catalogue of older games, not just newer games. Since being newer doesn't always mean better. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Aryvandaar 14 February 2017 at 1:16 pm UTC
Ah Soldat, good memories.

That and Liero.
hardpenguin 14 February 2017 at 1:30 pm UTC
One of the games of my childhood and probably my favorite action game of all time. What a time we live in! Bless you falcon, helloer and all previous Soldat dev team members!
polymachairoplacida 14 February 2017 at 1:53 pm UTC
oh wow, there's a dose of nostalgia. We used to play that during progamming class in school. Its netcode used to crash the school's network constantly.

The music got me into metal... *sigh* good times
Saladien 14 February 2017 at 2:21 pm UTC
This is great,
going to rebuy this
Drakker 14 February 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC
Amazing! Always loved this game! Now I need to dig all the levels I made from my old backups...
pcavalcanti 14 February 2017 at 3:00 pm UTC
OMG! That's awesome - this game is so much fun, spent hours on it many years ago! There isn't any game like it - so it's fantastic news!
hateball 14 February 2017 at 5:19 pm UTC
So much time spent on Soldat, many many years ago. Used to play hours upon hours on Leo's Realistic Servers... good times
Kuduzkehpan 14 February 2017 at 9:20 pm UTC
ooh another AAA game for me ^^ lovely SOLDAT remember LAN parties last longs 3 hour ++
Rolz73 15 February 2017 at 2:56 am UTC
SOLDAT! Nice! Back to college days....
Wendigo 15 February 2017 at 9:43 am UTC
Nice to see a game made with Pascal.
I discovered FPC/Lazarus when I moved to Linux and had to drop Visual Studio.
Really like this language and IDE.
It's a pity that it became out of fashion.
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