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    Phoronix: Giving Away Linux Copies Of The New Unigine Game

    Unigine's OilRush game was made available for pre-order earlier this month. The initial pre-order figures are somewhat disappointing for this game that's available right now as beta for Microsoft Windows and Linux (and a Mac OS X build coming soon) in a run-up to its formal release in June. If you don't have a copy yet, we're giving away a few copies of this oil-themed real-time strategy game that offers impressive graphics...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTIyNg

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    I'm still annoyed that I don't they the linux and windows version for $20. I don't want to have to buy them both.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by klusark View Post
      I'm still annoyed that I don't they the linux and windows version for $20. I don't want to have to buy them both.
      That's what I was hoping for too. You basically pay $20 for a licence and can use it on any of the supported systems.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by klusark View Post
        I'm still annoyed that I don't they the linux and windows version for $20. I don't want to have to buy them both.
        Similar titles from larger companies usually cost $50 at retail, so paying $40 for two separate platforms is not that bad in comparison. While it would be nice to be able to receive both, it would be hard to determine which purchase is dedicated to which platform because at least some people would then grab the first one that their mouse can click.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
          Similar titles from larger companies usually cost $50 at retail, so paying $40 for two separate platforms is not that bad in comparison.
          OilRush looks like one of those $9.99 titles to me that just caught up with the modern-day graphics standard. But you are correct about the separate platforms in price-wise comparison.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
            Similar titles from larger companies usually cost $50 at retail, so paying $40 for two separate platforms is not that bad in comparison.
            If it's a $20 game, paying $40 is still twice what it's worth.

            Paying twice for a Mustang is still way cheaper than buying an Aston Martin, but that doesn't mean I'm going to shell out $80k for a $40k car.

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            • #7
              One thing is sure, one cannot say (anymore) that Linux users are the ones who do not pay for games, when you compoare with the Windows figures. To be fair, the mainstream PC games media has not covered this game at all! I hope this will change when the final release is available.

              On the other hands, I am not sure this RTS as the first game for their engine was a very good idea. The game looks good, this is certain, but a RTS may not appeal everyone. Especially considering the theme. They may have been better to create a FPS, or a 3rd person RPG that would appeal to a wider audience in my opinion, and would have allowed to show more textures, more various scenery.

              Best wishes to them, that is nice to have a company that supports Linux, some 3D engine competition and I hope they will be able to license their engine to many third parties.

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              • #8
                If only I could register...

                I've tried a few times over the last few days, but after clicking "Continue" on the register page I always just get the http://openbenchmarking.org/register page again, with the text "An unknown error occurred." at the top.

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                • #9
                  i guess nobody likes oil rigs these days...

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                  • #10
                    Damn, my system can't run the test suite and I'd sooner die than register on Twitter. But I can't run the game anyway so never mind. I will be keeping an eye out for reports of it working on r600g though.

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                    • #11
                      Funny way to promote pts 3, but well i would like an OilRush test build too (to check the system specs), demo would be enough - most likely i would not buy it as it is not my gametype i usually play. So where is the demo/benchmark is the better question

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                      • #12
                        Running Unigine Tropics and Heaven on a HD4200 is gonna be fun...

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                        • #13
                          The Heaven demo crawls along, but OilRush is quite playable on a radeon3650 (with fglrx drivers) - assuming of course that it's the video card limiting things rather than the rest of the system.
                          By playable I mean about 24fps from the 64bit build (pretty consistent actually, so I suspect most of the heavy work is from the water rather than units/battles/etc), running in a 1024x768 window and using medium settings. Cursor gets a little sluggish, but with the gameplay that's not as critical I find.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                            Phoronix: Giving Away Linux Copies Of The New Unigine Game
                            I don't have any use for it. The drivers I use (open source r600) can't run this game. So no thanks. I'd take the Windows version though.

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                            • #15
                              Sweet, hope I win ^_^

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