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    Phoronix: Linux MMORPG Game Engine Sees Major Update

    Regnum Online, a Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game that has a native Linux client offered by its developers (NGD Studios), has received a major overhaul. Regnum Online is one of the very few MMORPGs that has a native Linux client, but now its own game engine got a whole lot more powerful...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzI4NA

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    I'd much rather see news about Windows games that now works with Cedega or Wine. Perhaps even reviews of the installation process and benchmarks.

    So what if the game is native on Linux? The games that are, are 10 years behind those on Windows.

    It is psychological that the games are better, when it is native Linux. It doesn't matter a thing

    I'd wish Linux users would recognize that Linux is not good for games, and stopped wanting it to be.

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    • #3
      Now, you're going to get slaughtered for that comment. I'll try to be gentle

      Nobody cares if game X works in Wine. Because it's card, driver, version, moon phase, patch, and game dependant. Oh, and mostly, because this is not a Windows Games site.

      So what if the game is native on Linux? The games that are, are 10 years behind those on Windows.
      Since the game in the article, Regnum Online, also has a windows version, you're clearly causing a paradox here. If the same engine runs on both OSes, and somehow yet manages to be 10 years behind on the other.. String theory ain't enough.

      The games may not be better because they run on linux. Yet an awful lot of people consider the #1 requirement for a game to be "it runs on my system" where system is console/pc/OS.

      Linux is good for games. Enough said.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by curaga View Post
        Nobody cares if game X works in Wine. Because it's card, driver, version, moon phase, patch, and game dependant. Oh, and mostly, because this is not a Windows Games site.
        Which is why the reviews should be "Now game X is Cedega certified". That would be news worth for Linux users.

        Originally posted by curaga View Post
        Since the game in the article, Regnum Online, also has a windows version, you're clearly causing a paradox here. If the same engine runs on both OSes, and somehow yet manages to be 10 years behind on the other.. String theory ain't enough.
        Look at it. Does either of them look like Rage from id Software or whatever the latest games are for Windows?

        Originally posted by curaga View Post
        Yet an awful lot of people consider the #1 requirement for a game to be "it runs on my system" where system is console/pc/OS.
        If that was true, there would be a game market on Linux.

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        • #5
          That's some amazing backwards logic here.

          Downloaded the game yesterday again for some reason, has minor issues, but their support is responsive. Going to give it a try

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Louise View Post
            I'd much rather see news about Windows games that now works with Cedega or Wine. Perhaps even reviews of the installation process and benchmarks.

            So what if the game is native on Linux? The games that are, are 10 years behind those on Windows.

            It is psychological that the games are better, when it is native Linux. It doesn't matter a thing

            I'd wish Linux users would recognize that Linux is not good for games, and stopped wanting it to be.
            well news flash buddy, there was a point that linux wasn't good as a desktop or even as a server. Now gnome/kde rock hard and last time i checked linux still monopolizes the server market. IBM could be considered one of the most conservative companies as far as business practices and even they can see a bright future.

            And as stated in another thread i get +40 FPS in ETQW when using linux mint over windows xp. Thats very significant. I have to argue that linux, when given a chance is very good for games.

            And as for the 10 years behind comment, is world of goo 10 years behind? sure its 2D and can run on a lower end system but that doesnt make it a boring game. I have played alot of new AAA titles and im sad to report that besides cosmetics, overall they suck. Take F.E.A.R 1 and 2 for example. FEAR 1 looked ok at the time but the gameplay made me want to cut myself. It was about that bad.

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            • #7
              @ Louise: You react in the same way Christian Frank did here. I suggest you look there for your answers. Also I am to lazy to repeat all of the sensible things said there.

              EDIT: btw I gotta say, this is one of the most hilarious arguments ever:
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              Look at it. Does either of them look like Rage from id Software or whatever the latest games are for Windows?
              What is so funny is that RAGE will not be released this year and that when it is released, it will also be released on Linux in at least 6 months.
              Last edited by MaestroMaus; 05-23-2009, 09:14 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                EDIT: btw I gotta say, this is one of the most hilarious arguments ever:
                What is so funny is that RAGE will not be released this year
                Rage is not the best looking game, even now, and not when it will be released. So read what I wrote again. Games that look like Rage.

                Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                when it is released, it will also be released on Linux in at least 6 months.
                Prove that! I'd advise you to be familiar with John Carmack's keynote from QuakeCon 2008

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Louise View Post
                  Prove that! I'd advise you to be familiar with John Carmack's keynote from QuakeCon 2008
                  How am I going to prove that when the game isn't released...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                    How am I going to prove that when the game isn't released...
                    That's your problem it was you that said it would get released for Linux

                    If you want Carmack's keynote, you will hear that he talks about Linux as a gaming platform, and that Rage will not get released for Linux.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                      EDIT: btw I gotta say, this is one of the most hilarious arguments ever:
                      What is so funny is that RAGE will not be released this year and that when it is released, it will also be released on Linux in at least 6 months.
                      Ya, Carack has not commited to a linux version at all for Rage. By the looks of it there won't be a linux version of Wolfenstein either which is just over a month and a bit away from release.

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                      • #12
                        yes, id Software have really tried to push their games for Linux, and really tried to make a business case, but it have failed every time.

                        As Carmack have said many times at QuakeCon, the user base is just not big enough, and MS is doing a very good job with DirectX.

                        I don't even know if Doom 3 is released for Linux, but once Rage have matured, Carmack will release the Doom 3 source code. See his keynote.

                        Who would have though that John Carmack is one of the biggest contributors to Open Source?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Louise View Post
                          If that was true, there would be a game market on Linux.
                          There is no "AAA" game market on linux because there are too little Linux users. That's why I love Indie-Devs - they support Linux because they need every customer.

                          And please stop advertising Cedega.
                          Last edited by Odin; 05-23-2009, 11:25 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Odin View Post
                            And please stop advertising Cededga.
                            Cedega Cedega Cedega

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                            • #15
                              Interesting, but too bad it's an MMORPG...

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