This is the official demo for Dirk Dashing 2: E.V.I.L Eye for Linux. This is version 1.1, released on May 18, 2013. After you download, unzip it. It contains...
Secret agent Dirk Dashing is back for a brand new mission! After a wicked computer virus destroys G.O.O.D's new computer network, agent Dirk Dashing must track down the cyber criminal responsible for the attack. His mission leads him to a massive global corporation, owned by one of the wealthiest men in the world. Help Dirk avoid security systems, evade guards, and solve all-new puzzles to stop a diabolical new plot by E.V.I.L mastermind, Dr. Ego! Dirk Dashing 2 features 40 huge levels to explore, new stealth tactics, new moves, multiple ways to defeat enemies (shoot them, gas them, jump on them, drop stuff on them, or trick them into running off ledges, into walls, or into each other), hand-painted scenery, hand-drawn cartoon animation, and more!
Dirk Dashing 2: E.V.I.L Eye v1.1 is now available, containing a number of enhancements and bug fixes!
This was originally going to be a minor bug fix release, but when I was forced to change the save game format in order to fix a particular bug, I decided to make some enhancements.
First, I've brought back Nasty Knuckles, an E.V.I.L agent from Dirk Dashing 1, and added him to a number of levels throughout the game. This adds a bit more diversity to the kinds of enemies you'll encounter. Nasty Knuckles is big and tough, so he is immune to Dirk's tranquilizer darts and you can't jump on his head to knock him out. It takes three direct hits with your stun gas grenades to knock him out.
Second, the grenade launcher from Dirk Dashing 1 is now available in Dirk Dashing 2, beginning in Chapter 3-1. This adds a new weapon to Dirk's arsenal, which will help against enemies like the riot guards, who are immune to Dirk's tranquilizer darts. However, the the grenade launcher has some serious recoil that propels Dirk backwards when he fires it, so it shakes up the gameplay quite a bit. For example, when I was testing, I used the grenade launcher against a riot guard, and the recoil kicked me backward into a camera's field of view and set off the alarm! So with cameras, laser tripwires, ceiling crawlers, spiders, and other new hazards in Dirk Dashing 2, you'll really need to be careful where you stand when you use the grenade launcher!
Third, I added the animation from Dirk Dashing 1 for times when Dirk stands still too long. If Dirk is idle for more than 30 seconds, his wristwatch chirps, and he responds. Fans of Dirk Dashing 1 who discovered this feature enjoyed Dirk's brief, humorous conversations with his anxious boss, who watches his every move with the help of a spy satellite. For Dirk Dashing 2, I replaced 10 of the randomly selected comic balloons with 10 brand new responses from Dirk.
I also made minor adjustments to many of the levels, to add extra ammo and fix various glitches.
Here's a list of everything that changed:
I also upgraded the Linux installer for the standalone versions, so it handles spaces in the install directory path and uses relative paths when creating symbolic links (so users can copy/move the install directory).
Note: because the save game format has changed, you'll be required to start a brand new game from scratch when you update to v1.1. Sorry about that, but hopefully the new enhancements will make it fun to replay!