Unfortunately I haven't been able to try out the game as of yet. I am not yet an adept at installing from .bin . Although I can expect the game to have problems as I am using fglrx. I'm also experiencing problems with other games as well (Nexuiz, doom3 linux) where the whole system freezes completely. ctrl-alt-bckspc does nothing. The mouse cursor still displays however.... Strangely enough.... Once I reboot, the system won't go through POST. After detecting HDD's, it hangs. I'm using a Ubuntu 8.04 (Ya ya I know, it's Beta software) Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi mobo, Sapphire HD3650 512 DDR2 VGA. I was thinking of kicking the dirt in Bridgman's corner and see if he can confirnm anything or see where he'll kick it himself :þ
EDIT: Oh ya, I'm using 1280x720 resolution with 1 CRT (Looks weird) and 1 56" Samsung DLP TV (Looks grrrrrrreat (Lumberg style))
EDIT#2: Composite desktop has no effect on this. It happens regardless of whether Compiz is on or off.
EDIT#3 while I'm at it: There are also problems with Firefox + Adobe Flash + Video (youtube)
The video will Freeze the windows. Though firefox is still kind of responsive, the page goes out of commission until I force quit. Then it crashes. Other times the browser will just close really fast. This happens on Both Firefox 2 and 3 beta.
EDIT to this EDIT: This was fixed by enabling xv
Other than that, the system performs very excellently. I can't wait until the support is mature enough for everything to work as intended. Things are progressing nicely!
Yeah I'm not surprised about the skybox issue with anisotropic filtering enabled. I've seen other games in the past do similar things on various video cards both nVidia and ATI.
As far as gaming on Ubuntu 8.04 beta, I haven't had any issues, but I have had an occasional freeze with the Firefox 3 beta which then I have to kill Firefox off. I assume most of these issues should be cleared up within the next 30 days. I haven't had anything that has been a show stopper.
But when it comes to Savage 2 I do have some issues, just graphically. If a new Savage 2 patch comes out soon along with Catalyst 8.04 next month, I think things should run well. I'd really like to try this game out the way its supposed to be.