Natural Selection 2 released both client and server version for Linux this week. Up till now you've had to use wine to host NS2 on Linux, now you can use Linux. This assumes you are already familiar with steamcmd, and have it working. Using Fedora below.
#Had an issue with finding 32 bit libspeex libraries. I ended up installing the below two rpms which resolved the dep issue. I also had to install gtk2. [jpyth@jpyth ns2]$ ls *rpm libspeex1-32bit-1.1.999_1.2rc1-9.1.x86_64.rpm libspeexdsp1-32bit-1.1.999_1.2rc1-35.7.x86_64.rpm [jpyth@jpyth ns2]$ [jpyth@jpyth steamcmd]$ ./steamcmd.sh +login LOGIN PASSWORD +force_install_dir PATH +app_update 4940 validate #example -- Installs Natural Selection 2, into a directory 'ns2' one directory up from my current path. [jpyth@jpyth steamcmd]$ ./steamcmd.sh +login firstname.lastname@example.org noway01 +force_install_dir ../ns2/ +app_update 4940 validate #Start the game: [jpyth@jpyth steamcmd]$ cd ../ns2 #start server [jpyth@jpyth ns2]$ ./server_linux32 -ip 126.96.36.199 -port 27035 -map ns2_tram -name "jpyth.com|NS2|#1" -limit 24 -console -config_path ./config #I launch mine with screen, using this script: [jpyth@jpyth bin]$ cat ns2 #!/bin/sh name="$1" port=$2 cd /home/jpyth/ns2 screen -d -m -S ns2 ./server_linux32 -ip 188.8.131.52 -port $port -map ns2_tram -name "$name" -limit 24 -console -config_path ./config #example [jpyth@jpyth bin]$ ns2 "jpyth.com|NS2|#1" 27030 [jpyth@jpyth bin]$