Bug 30829 - Bitfighter game generates a popup that it is outdated, and refuses to run
Summary: Bitfighter game generates a popup that it is outdated, and refuses to run
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: 8
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: QA Team
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: MGA8-64-OK
Keywords: advisory, validated_update
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-09-08 03:25 CEST by Thomas Andrews
Modified: 2022-09-10 22:27 CEST (History)
3 users (show)

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Source RPM:
Status comment:

screenshot of Bitfighter popup (87.01 KB, image/jpeg)
2022-09-08 03:26 CEST, Thomas Andrews

Description Thomas Andrews 2022-09-08 03:25:03 CEST
Description of problem:
While testing an update for rpm, I installed several games, including Bitfighter. When I ran Bitfighter and clicked on "Play Game" a popup appeared, telling me our version is outdated, and I couldn't make the game do anything from that point.

Assuming we want to keep the game, we probably should update to whatever the latest version is. To be consistent with our policy regarding app-generated update notices, the popup should be disabled, if possible.
Comment 1 Thomas Andrews 2022-09-08 03:26:18 CEST
Created attachment 13369 [details]
screenshot of Bitfighter popup
Comment 2 Dave Hodgins 2022-09-08 04:53:58 CEST
As it's an online game that only works when all players have the latest version,
it should be updated, but the popup should not be disabled to ensure we know
that an update is needed.

CC: (none) => davidwhodgins

Comment 3 Dave Hodgins 2022-09-08 05:17:45 CEST
Assigning to akien, the registered maintainer.

Assignee: bugsquad => rverschelde

Comment 4 Rémi Verschelde 2022-09-08 11:01:19 CEST
Thanks for the report!


Updated bitfighter package provides latest release for online multiplayer

  This update provides version 022 of the bitfighter online multiplayer game.
  This is the latest upstream release at this time and provides the best
  compatibility with online servers.

  See the referenced release notes for details on changes to the game.


 - https://bitfighter.org/releases/#latestchanges

SRPM in core/updates_testing:


RPM in core/updates_testing:


Assignee: rverschelde => qa-bugs
CC: (none) => rverschelde

Comment 5 Thomas Andrews 2022-09-08 16:37:58 CEST
That was quick.

No installation issues, popup disappeared. I didn't try going very far in the game, but it appeared to be working as far as I went.

OKing and validating. Advisory in Comment 4.

Keywords: (none) => validated_update
CC: (none) => sysadmin-bugs
Whiteboard: (none) => MGA8-64-OK

Dave Hodgins 2022-09-08 19:01:16 CEST

Keywords: (none) => advisory

Comment 6 Mageia Robot 2022-09-10 22:27:56 CEST
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.


Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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