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  • #16
    I look forward to UT3 just for having another Linux graphics benchmark (and to push it into PTS).
    Michael Larabel
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    • #17
      Originally posted by superppl View Post
      ...Pretty graphics!

      But wait, that's what Unigine is for.
      Unigine is great, but it's not yet something we can call "playable" or even "moddable".

      The tropics demo is a great way of getting the Crytek guys to port Crysis to Linux ("Hey! We can do DX10 too! Without the DX!"), but it's still not a game.

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      • #18
        True, but a Unigine game will probably be ready for linux well before the damned UT3 linux port is released. Heck, we'll probably see UT4 on linux before UT3.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by superppl View Post
          True, but a Unigine game will probably be ready for linux well before the damned UT3 linux port is released. Heck, we'll probably see UT4 on linux before UT3.
          Hopefully, the Unigine game project will be something that helps game developers wake up and smell the Linux.

          I've bought the Penny Arcade game, and still hope to see more games released for Linux, but a game with a tremendous graphical quality and good playability on Linux could help getting others to make games with cross compatibility in mind.

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          • #20
            Wait, what?

            Originally posted by jijitus View Post
            Why you want an UT3 client for Linux? The game is pretty much horrible, nothing like 2K4. It's an amateur-quality game that is not worth our time.
            Why would you even say something like this? From a gameplay standpoint it's much better than 2004. The pace and weapon mechanics are superior in just about every way and even the vehicles are pretty interesting. Even better, a decent number of the maps it comes with are actually good. So as someone who cares deeply about games, I simply must ask: What about UT3 would you call "amateur?"

            Note that the poor Linux handling is not game mechanics. Neither is poor sales.

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            • #21
              well, we can all agree on that taunt "eff you" in UT3 feels pretty weak compared to the taunts in UT2k4. Just a minor detail maybe, but it annoys the fsck out of me.

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              • #22
                How obsolete is UT3?

                Someone please enlighten me a bit, as I'm totally not into 3D gaming:

                It seems to me that major new games of the FPS variety come out 4 or 5 times a year, but I wouldn't know. So I ask:

                * what major games have come out since UT3?
                * which of those run natively in linux?
                * which of those run acceptably in wine?

                I just have the impression that by the time UT3 for linux does come out, they shouldn't have bothered because nobody plays it anymore, and much better games have come out, with nicer graphics.

                If I'm wrong, please tell me.

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                • #23
                  Uh, Uh, lem'me awnser that.
                  Originally posted by perpetualrabbit View Post
                  * what major games have come out since UT3?
                  * which of those run natively in linux?
                  * which of those run acceptably in wine?
                  1. A whole lot.
                  2. None.
                  3. Few. Pretty much none when you're using an ATi-Card.

                  _If_ UT3 for Linux should somewhen make it, it's still gonna be the best looking game available for Linux, and probably will be for quite some time. A game based on Unigine might have around the same level of "bling", but tbh from what I've seen so far more likely a bit less. So there's probably no rival for UT3 (graphics-wise) on Linux till (if) Rage and it's Linux-client get released.

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                  • #24
                    Well castor3d is for Win, Linux, Mac even iphone, also Prey Linux binary was released, also a very cheap game, but very cool...

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                    • #25
                      It's like a decade and 3D on Linux is still a place where no one gives a serious fsck about. This is life, get over it.

                      When will linux have a serious Racing Game? A well made (including graphics!) RTS, a reasonably well FPS like FarCry 1, which was released 5 years ago?

                      The technology is there. PS3 is using OpenGL and it has all the good titles on it. It's just no one gives a flying fsck about Linux gaming because there is no market for it.

                      Linux users should all stop dreaming with it and go do serious works or get whatever else that can play games on.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
                        It's like a decade and 3D on Linux is still a place where no one gives a serious fsck about. This is life, get over it.

                        When will linux have a serious Racing Game? A well made (including graphics!) RTS, a reasonably well FPS like FarCry 1, which was released 5 years ago?

                        The technology is there. PS3 is using OpenGL and it has all the good titles on it. It's just no one gives a flying fsck about Linux gaming because there is no market for it.

                        Linux users should all stop dreaming with it and go do serious works or get whatever else that can play games on.
                        Probably when the "Year of Linux on the Desktop" actually arrives.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by azraelthe7th View Post
                          Hopefully, the Unigine game project will be something that helps game developers wake up and smell the Linux.

                          I've bought the Penny Arcade game, and still hope to see more games released for Linux, but a game with a tremendous graphical quality and good playability on Linux could help getting others to make games with cross compatibility in mind.
                          Always surprised no one mentions this native upcoming Linux game very much:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxJaFy5DUzs

                          The Penumbra series was pretty interesting with it's different slant on controls, I'll say that much. Definitely a lot of genres missing from Linux gaming though, it's mostly all FPS, so it's good to see something different now and then. Getting tired of FPS. Happy to have seen World of Goo and Penny Arcade to mix things up.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                            Always surprised no one mentions this native upcoming Linux game very much:

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxJaFy5DUzs

                            The Penumbra series was pretty interesting with it's different slant on controls, I'll say that much. Definitely a lot of genres missing from Linux gaming though, it's mostly all FPS, so it's good to see something different now and then. Getting tired of FPS. Happy to have seen World of Goo and Penny Arcade to mix things up.
                            But those are too casual games, made by small studios, where are the AAA RTS, RPGs, racing, fighting games for linux??

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                            • #29


                              as we can see. still in the package.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                                But those are too casual games, made by small studios, where are the AAA RTS, RPGs, racing, fighting games for linux??
                                Patience, it's probably a good idea to hook the small, indie studios at first. Hopefully when/if they get larger they won't forget who used to buy their games

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