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    Phoronix: Prey Linux Retail Client Released

    Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. He was contracted to port the Prey server to Linux but this was the first time we were seeing any client...

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

  • #2
    I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: Prey Linux Retail Client Released

      Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. He was contracted to port the Prey server to Linux but this was the first time we were seeing any client...

      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjkxMA
      a benchmark between the wine emulation (which runs quite well) and this native client would be quite interesting!

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      • #4
        Maybe I'll make this my Christmas present instead of SCII.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vadi View Post
          I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o
          No! Wait for release on tuxgames.com.
          We have to support linux games. It costs exactly like windows version here in Slovakia

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          • #6
            This is very nice, Prey is a great game.

            But as a heads up, the Steam CD-key does not work with the Linux version. (atleast for me).. . So even if you can use the data files from the Steam install, you still need a boxed version for the key.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Crbz View Post
              This is very nice, Prey is a great game.

              But as a heads up, the Steam CD-key does not work with the Linux version. (atleast for me).. . So even if you can use the data files from the Steam install, you still need a boxed version for the key.
              I don't think the ones in the box are different, since you can buy a boxed version and enter your cd key in Steam to gain the copy digitally.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vadi View Post
                I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o
                Check your local bargin bin. Found mine for $5.

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                • #9
                  Here I was thinking that this was a new game when I read the news, but as it turns out this game was released WAY back in 2006 !!! So its taken 2 years for a ID Tech 4 (which is based on OpenGL) game to be ported to Linux !!

                  On another matter I see no obvious slowdowns when playing this game with Compiz enabled but sometimes the mouse gets all funny and I can't aim at anything.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                    So its taken 2 years for a ID Tech 4 (which is based on OpenGL) game to be ported to Linux !!
                    No, it's been Linux compatible virtually the entire time. Doom 3 has been on Linux for a few years now.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #11
                      Anyone had any luck gettin it to display properly on a dual head system?

                      If I want to play it in full screen it wants to be half on one screen and half on the other.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by skkayman View Post
                        No! Wait for release on tuxgames.com.
                        We have to support linux games. It costs exactly like windows version here in Slovakia
                        Why would I pay 4 times more for basicly the same thing (oh yay a burnt cd with the native linux binaries!). I want to support tuxgames but seriously things like that just get on my nerves.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                          Here I was thinking that this was a new game when I read the news, but as it turns out this game was released WAY back in 2006 !!! So its taken 2 years for a ID Tech 4 (which is based on OpenGL) game to be ported to Linux !!
                          It's been ported for a while now (Can't say how long, though, sorry...). What's been the hold up is the permission to do at least this much.

                          On another matter I see no obvious slowdowns when playing this game with Compiz enabled but sometimes the mouse gets all funny and I can't aim at anything.
                          Hm... Might wanna tell Ryan through the bug reporting process that this is going on.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mugginz View Post
                            Anyone had any luck gettin it to display properly on a dual head system?

                            If I want to play it in full screen it wants to be half on one screen and half on the other.
                            That is because of how the dual-screen setup you're using is accomplishing things. The GL drivers think the display surface is one the size of the combined screen resolutions, and the accelerator splits the rendering surface between the screens. When you ask for a fullscreen surface in OpenGL, it uses the WHOLE surface resolution that you're utilizing in dual-screen and then sensibly centers it.

                            You're never going to get "proper" fullscreen with a dual-screen setup. It is going to always be split that way. Either live with that gap in the rendering, get a wider screen monitor that gives you most of the dual screen setup, or do it in a window...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
                              Why would I pay 4 times more for basicly the same thing (oh yay a burnt cd with the native linux binaries!). I want to support tuxgames but seriously things like that just get on my nerves.
                              Unless you're going to be able to obtain a Windows 3-CD set or the DVD edition (as Ryan indicates...), you may have to buy it that way. It's in bargain bins in a few places and in a few of the used places at this time.

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