The Linux version of X3: Reunion has just entered public beta testing and is available to anyone owning the game.
For technical support and news please visit: http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=332472
Dammit !. Have the LGP port not the win version.
Shame as x3 don't like ATI/AMD cards.
Not tried 13.x drivers.
Yeah I have the LGP version as well and now I own the Steam version, once I bought the Windows version on Steam the Linux version showed up too... So I'm just installing it now.
Bought the Steam version and been running on my Arch64 system with an NVIDIA GTX460. Seems to be running great. The opening in-game cinematic was a bit jerky between transitions but I think they may have already fixed or at least improved that.
However, I think most games (at least ones from major developers) do opt-in to using the Steamworks DRM (I don't have statistics). You can still play them without internet access, but Steam has to be running and logged in (there's an offline mode).
I've got X2/Linux and X3:R/Linux (LGP) and X3:TC running via wine.
All work just fine on Fedora 17/x86_64 (I manually replaced the SDL and OpenAL static libraries to the OS supplied ones in-order to get working 5.1 sound).
I may re-buy X3/Linux via Steam to support the developers.
Hopefully X3:TC and X3:AP will be next in Egosoft's port list.