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[News] EVE Online to Work with GNU/Linux

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EVE Online coming to retail stores in March

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| In 2007 EVE Online finally came to the Macintosh and Linux platforms — 
| versions of both games can be downloaded alongside their Windows counterparts 
| at the EVE Online Web site. Players can try out the game for free for 14 days 
| (without requiring a credit card) before they’re charged. As with many 
| massively multiplayer online games, EVE incurs a modest up-front cost and a 
| monthly fee in order to play.     



EVE Online: Quantum Rise expansion coming Nov. 11

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| CCP Games has announced November 11, 2008 as the release date for the latest
| expansion to EVE Online, its Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for Mac
| OS X, Windows and Linux. The expansion, called Quantum Rise, will be a free
| download for all players upon release.


Eve Online Source Code Leaked

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| Full source code for the client for popular MMORPG Eve Online was made
| available recently via BitTorrent on The Pirate Bay.  Along with the torrent,
| the user posts a chat transcript with a representative identified as
| [IA]Morpheus from Eve’s developer and publisher CCP.  In the lengthy and
| scatological exchange, the poster of the source code attempts to get some
| answers about CCP’s much maligned security practices, particularly concerning
| the rife issue of bots and scripting in their flagship game.  The
| conversation was a little less than professional.      



EVE Online [now available for Linux]


EVE Online developers outline Mac conversion

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| EVE Online is distributed as a download available from the EVE Online Web
| site. It will be the same for Mac and Linux users. And Mac and Linux users
| will be able to play in the same persistent online universe—
| called “Tranquility”—as Windows users. That means that EVE Online players all
| participate in the same area, regardless of platform.    


Volunteers Wanted

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| We are looking for some volunteers to help us with the testing of the new Mac
| and Linux Clients.


Eve Online for Mac and Linux operating systems

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| Today CCP Games and TransGaming Partner announce to Bring EVE Online to new
| platforms, being Linux and Mac. By the end of this year it should be possible
| to play Eve on a Mac, finally!  
| On linux it was already possible through Cedega or a good configured WINE,
| but now nothing extra will be needed.


about the boot.ini issue

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| Shortly after releasing EVE Online: Trinity at 22:04 GMT on Wednesday, 5
| December, we started receiving reports that the Classic to Premium graphics
| content upgrade was causing problems to players by deleting the file C:
| \boot.ini, which is a Windows system startup file. In some cases the computer
| was not able to recover on the next startup and would not start until the
| file had been fixed. In this dev blog I want to tell you how this happened.    
| In the weeks leading up to the release of Trinity, one of our concerns was
| how to deliver this update to our players in a very short amount of time and
| to players that might not all have a good internet connection. Significant
| effort was therefore put into making the Classic to Premium graphics content
| upgrade as small as possible at various stages in the process.    

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