[LWN Logo]
Subject: [loki-press] Loki and BSDI Partner for FreeBSD Games
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 08:20:44 -0700
From: Kayt Sorhaindo <sigyn@lokigames.com>
To: <loki-press@lokigames.com>, <loki-announce@lokigames.com>


Loki and BSDI Partner for FreeBSD Games
Loki to Certify Games for Use with Linux Compatibility Features

San Jose, California  --  August 15, 2000 -- Loki Software, Inc., the 
leading publisher of best-selling games for the Linux operating system, 
today announces a strategic alliance with Berkeley Software Design, Inc. 
(BSDI), the foremost supporter of the FreeBSD Project.

Loki introduced fully-supported, shrink-wrapped commercial games to the 
Linux community in 1999. While Loki has released Alpha and PPC versions 
of their games whenever technically feasible, FreeBSD users had been left 
to their own devices to make the games function on their open-source 
operating system of choice.

Through this new partnership, Loki and BSDI will work together to ensure 
Loki's gaming titles are compatible with FreeBSD using the 
Linux-compatibility features. Certified games on this configuration will 
be fully-supported by Loki.

"Many people do not take games seriously, and this is a mistake," said 
Jordan Hubbard, Vice President, Open Source Solutions. "Availability of 
Loki's industry leading line up of Linux games is a huge win for us, as 
we realize full well that games drive a large part of the overall 
acceptance of any operating system, even a serious operating system like 

"We are excited to be announcing our official support of FreeBSD's Linux 
compatibility libraries," said Scott Draeker, President of Loki Software. 
"FreeBSD users have been enjoying their Open Source operating system for 
years, and many of them have been playing our games."

Loki is now preparing several A-one titles for certification, including 
the highly-anticipated SimCity 3000 Unlimited and Sid Meier's Alpha 
Centauri with the Alien Crossfire expansion pack.  Other popular programs 
to be certified soon include Quake III Arena, Soldier of Fortune, and 

Specially-marked certified games will be available from The FreeBSD Mall 
in addition to Loki's website store.

About the FreeBSD Project

FreeBSD is a popular open source operating system developed by the 
FreeBSD Project and its worldwide team, consisting of more than 5,000 
developers funneling their work to over 200 "committer" developers. It is 
available free of charge from ftp.FreeBSD.org and also distributed as a 
shrink-wrap software product through CompUSA, Fry's, Borders, Ingram, 
FreeBSDmall.com and others. FreeBSD includes thousands of ported 
applications, including the most popular Web, Internet and E-mail 
applications. FreeBSD is distributed under the Berkeley Software 
Distribution license, which means that it can be copied and modified 
freely. For more information about the FreeBSD Project, visit 

FreeBSD Contact: Jordan Hubbard, 925-691-2863, jkh@FreeBSD.org

About Loki Software, Inc.

Founded in 1998, CA, Loki works with leading game publishers and 
developers to port their best-selling PC titles to Linux. Titles from 
Loki include Quake III Arena, Descent 3 and Heavy Gear II. In addition to 
this arsenal of games, Loki supports several Open Source development 
projects and distributes Debian GNU/Linux. For more information visit 

Loki Contact: Kayt Sorhaindo, 714-505-8915 x12, press@lokigames.com.

About the Berkeley Software Distribution Operating System

Berkeley Software Distribution operating system technologies were 
originally developed from 1979 to 1992 by the Computer Systems Research 
Group(CSRG) at the University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley-derived 
operating system and networking technologies are at the heart of most 
modern Unix and Unix-like operating systems. Today, virtually every major 
Internet infrastructure provider uses BSD operating systems. BSD 
operating system technologies are used by leading mission-critical 
network computing environments and are embedded in Internet appliance 
platforms that require advanced Internet functionality, reliability and 

BSDI Contact: Kevin Rose, 801-553-8166, kgr@bsdi.com

# # #

BSD is a registered trademark and BSD/OS and BSDI are trademarks of 
Berkeley Software Design, Inc. Linux a registered trademark of Linus 

All company and product names are the trademarks, registrations, or 
copyrights of their respective owners.