Its the Dark Age. Cast away from the surface of the Earth by the disappearance of the sun, Mankind lived hidden underground in the Fortress of Arx. Humans only have magic left to survive against Ratmen, Dragons and starvation... But a much greater danger is hovering above the world of Arx Fatalis. Lurking in the eternal darkness of the mines, it feeds off the innocent souls of the city. It is not a monster. It is not human. It is pure evil. The adventure has just started, and soon, the fate of Arx, will be in your hands.

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With the source code released we should have expected this. Called Arx Liberatis.

Posted by TheUnbeholden on Jan 24th, 2012

With the source code released we should have expected this. Called Arx Liberatis.

It's in its early stages at the moment, but so far the code already runs under linux using winelib. Using Wine is far from perfect and is only a temporary solution, but Arx Libertatis compiled with winelib runs much better than the original game does which uses the standard windows binaries under Wine. (mainly due to replacing GDI text rendering with Freetype) We also maintain windows compatibility, so any fixes and improvements will not be exclusive to linux users.
Expect better pathfinding AI and many other improvements.

Lgdb.org

Arx Libertatis is a source port based on the publicly released Arx Fatalis source code.

System requirements:  CPU: 900 MHz
RAM: 256 MB
GPU: OpenGL 1.5-compatible
HDD: ~750 MB
AND: Arx Fatalis data files, WINE to install and patch, for localized versions you'll need to create a cfg.ini within the game dir with the following content:

[language]
string="english"

and replace english with your language eg: deutsch, chinese, italiano, whatever...

You can read more about it here.
Arx.parpg.net

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myxale
myxale Jan 25 2012, 8:59am says:

Awesome news. Time to spread this Jewel to all platforms!

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Argoon
Argoon Jan 25 2012, 4:31pm says:

Very good news :)

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