If you want to blow off a little steam this weekend, consider playing Tribes 2 for free. Sure, it’s an old game by today’s standards (released in 2001), but it’s still fun, especially if you are into first-person-shooter (FPS) games.
Tribes 2 was opened to the public for free download in May 2004. Back in November 2008, Vivendi shut down the authentication servers for a number of games (includes Tribes 2). Online play was no more.
Until now. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but a community project called TribesNEXT has answered. By releasing a BETA patch, TribesNEXT has restored multiplayer functionality to Tribes 2.
If you already own the game, all you need to do is install the BETA patch from TribesNEXT.
Note: the patch is not necessary for single-player mode.
Have fun! Maybe I’ll see you online. I’ll be the guy falling all over myself and running in panicked circles.