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  • Originally posted by rah_ View Post
    Hear hear! Capitalism is, indeed, ridiculous.
    You destroy the thread...

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    • Silent Hill 3
      Silent Hill 4
      Stronghold Crusader
      The Sims 1 Complete edition
      The Sims 2 and expansions

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      • Originally posted by Lenele View Post
        Stronghold Crusader

        YES!

        good sir has good tastes.

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        • Deus Ex! The first one, definitely!
          (I actually registered just to say so)

          It would be just awesome...

          Also, I'd give anything for Dia blo II, what a pity it's impossible.

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          • Yes, Deus Ex would definitely hit the spot! I'd buy it whatever the price.

            It's an old game, but there are ongoing fan-made projects to improve it graphics-wise; HDTP seeks to improve models textures, and New Vision strives to improve level textures.

            As far as I know by reading the projects' forums HDTP should be almost completed, while New Vision has only a developer working on it, and he is probably helping the HDTP folks until it's done.

            Here you can find the demo of HDTP, and here's the beta release of New Vision. These will give you an idea of what these projects are doing and how well.

            Just my two cents people, but I think it would be a big plus if those were included in a Linux port of Deus Ex; I saw fan made mods were included in X2 and X3, so I thought it would be possible, if this game will ever find its way to us, obviously

            I apologize if these information were already posted before, I only recently discovered Phoronix (great site!) and when I found this thread, I just couldn't resist!

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            • Call Of Duty & United Offensive
              Call Of Duty 2

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              • i decided to organize the list - its getting kinda hard to find what you're looking for in there.

                i have any generality (like a studio or game engine) at the top of each list, while all the games themselves are now in alphabetical order.

                note: game titles biggining with an artical (a, the, etc.) are listed under the first letter of the second word - for instance "the longest journey" is under L.

                Dead Ends:

                Anything from Microsoft Game Studios (There's a DUH moment...)
                Anything from Atari/Infogrames (They've shown us consistent disdain for a while now...if I see contrary evidence...)
                Anything, from out of Remedy Entertainment because of close ties with Microsoft...
                Anything using the Lithtech engine
                Any of the Valve stuff's up in the air- someone may well be doing all of Orange Box and Steam...
                ANY of the 21st Century Entertainment titles

                America's Army (We HAD a version of this guys, but the DoD decided it was not a big enough payoff...)
                ARMA
                Bussimulator
                Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth
                Call of Duty 4
                Dawn Of War and expansions
                Diablo
                Diablo II
                Diablo III (Gimme a break, guys... This isn't a pie in the sky list...)
                Dragon Age (If there is going to be a version, it'll be up to EA and Bioware...)
                Dreamfall- The Longest Journey
                GTA – all of them
                Harpoon III (Initial Contacts made, looked promising...then it fizzled for no apparent reasons...)
                Interstate 76
                Jedi Academy
                Jedi Knights II
                KotOR
                KotOR 2 (Not that anyone would WANT that title... )
                Lemmings – all versions
                The Longest Journey
                Masters of Orion 1 or 2
                Max Payne
                Morrowind (Prime AAA title- not without loads of cash... )
                Neverwinter Nights 2 (Atari published property- need I say more?)
                No One Lives Forever
                Oblivion (Prime AAA title- not without loads of cash... )
                Portal
                Psychonauts (After finding out what Majesco did to at least one studio, we don't want to deal with them...ever...sorry...)
                Rise of the Triad (Ryan already beat us to it...go over to icculus.org if you've got the assets. )
                SimCity (Already GPLed and out under the name "Metropolis" in all of it's ancient glory..)
                Slamtilt
                ST:Armada
                ST:Elite Force
                ST:Elite Force II
                STALKER
                StarCraft
                StarCraft II
                Stargunner
                Syndicate I
                Syndicate II
                Syndicate Wars
                System Shock (Studio defunct- no clear title to code known, nor do we know if it's available at all...)
                System Shock II (Ditto...)
                Tom Clancy series
                Unreal Tournament 3 (Uh, supposedly Epic's still working on this...)
                Wing Commander (EA property...code's likely to not be available at this point with Origin effectively defunct...)

                Maybes:

                Anything that was ported by the former Loki Games (It's been tried by LGP in the past when they were starting...)

                Age of Wonders
                Battlefield: Vietnam, 2 and Battlefield Heroes
                Battlerealms
                CivIV (Moved to the "maybe" list because there's no clear title to what we have in hand...checking into it, but for right now, don't hold your breath...)
                Colin MacRae Dirt
                Crysis (Initial contact made...we'll see...)
                Deus EX (Hinges on finding someone with the old Loki codebase that'll be able to grant publication rights)
                Deus EX 2
                Soldier of Fortune II
                Falcon 4 (Initial contact made...no word back from them...)
                FlatOut 2
                Gothic 3
                IL-2 Sturmovik
                Project Offset
                Grand Prix Legends
                GTR2 (10tacle in recievership- need to find out who is studio, etc...)
                Merchants of Brooklyn (It's a Crytek 2 engine game...makes it a "maybe" at best...)
                Need for Speed titles.
                Powerslave
                Puzzle Quest
                Rome: Total War
                Sam and Max Episodes
                Secret Files: Tunguska and Puritas Cordis
                Sensible Soccer 2006
                Tale Worlds (Some DRM concerns there...)
                Witchaven I
                Witchaven II
                Witcher (Since Namco's now the publisher for anything CDProjekt does, it's a longshot maybe...)

                Being Looked Into:

                PopCap's game framework and PopCap's games themselves.

                Achron
                Alpha Centauri
                Aquaria
                Audiosurf
                Beyond Good and Evil
                Book of Unwritten Tales
                Braid
                Chessmaster 11
                CivIII
                Civilization IV
                Descent 3 (Someone's got access to the code and we just need to talk to Interplay and GoG...)
                Drakensang
                Earth 2150
                Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs. Hokum (EECH - Source code being looked at...)
                Escape Velocity Series
                Fallout
                Fallout 2
                Freespace
                Freespace 2 (We've got code- need to get rights for assets for commercial release if possible...)
                Grotesque
                Hinterland
                Hostile Waters: Anteus Rising
                HoverRace (Clean up initial port...)
                Industry Giant II
                Kingpin
                Kivi's Underworld
                The Maw
                Mechanarium
                Natural Selection 2
                The Path
                Project Aftermath
                Raptor
                Redneck Rampage Series
                rFactor
                Sins of a Solar Empire
                Soldat
                A Vampyre Story
                Track Mania
                Urban Warfare Online
                And Yet It Moves

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                • Counter-Strike 1.6
                  Counter-Strike Source
                  Team Fortress 2
                  and other games by Valve

                  and then (by Blizzard)
                  World Of Warcraft
                  WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne
                  Starcraft I
                  Starcraft II (after release - end of 2009 or start 2010)
                  Last edited by rryk; 07-06-2009, 02:37 AM.

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                  • valve and blizzard games are a bad luck at best.

                    Welcome to phoronix BTW

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                    • I'd so love to see Braid ported to GNU / Linux. It's such a fantastic game!

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                      • yo Svartalf have you considered non PC titles? I am talking about console titles. It would take a boatload of work making it run on a PC but in many cases you dont get expensive middleware. I am of coarse talking about older titles. These would do very well under mobile platforms. Not to be included but for example the older sonic games would be an instant hit. Cant imagine redoing all of the sound, input ect.

                        Just 2 cents.


                        EDIT:::

                        Sonic CD (which was arguably the best sonic game) was ported to the mac. SEGA is obviously a pushover company :P.
                        Last edited by L33F3R; 07-06-2009, 09:23 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
                          yo Svartalf have you considered non PC titles?
                          Yes, I have.

                          I am talking about console titles. It would take a boatload of work making it run on a PC but in many cases you dont get expensive middleware. I am of coarse talking about older titles. These would do very well under mobile platforms. Not to be included but for example the older sonic games would be an instant hit. Cant imagine redoing all of the sound, input ect.
                          The biggest drawback is going to be that many of the publishers are going to want big bucks on royalties for the rights to the title.

                          Of course, that changes a bit over time and if we could get someone with their foot in the door (Someone like one of the senior devs over at Bizarre Games for example...he's porting stuff over from Dreamcast to Pandora/Linux and he's just working towards getting permissions to publish/release the same...) it would work out decently.

                          Last time anyone looked into that sort of thing they weren't open to much of anything. But that was a couple of years back. I'll check into it here shortly.

                          Sonic CD (which was arguably the best sonic game) was ported to the mac. SEGA is obviously a pushover company :P.
                          I believe they ported it themselves to MacOS. I know they also ported it to the PC at one point under their own brand. We'd have to have a bit better visibility market-segment wise for that sort of thing to happen.
                          Last edited by Svartalf; 07-07-2009, 06:20 PM.

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                          • 'll mention Kingpin again since it's not on the list.

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                            • Hi. Here's IMO a good tip:

                              - Knights of Honor (developed by Black Sea Studios, now Crytek Black Sea)

                              Just looking through their forums some of the staff takes active part in the community (like someone named Frujin). Considering their somewhat positive response to open sourcing the game it seems like a linux port could be an even likelier possibility:

                              http://forums.blackseastudios.com/sh...7&postcount=84

                              It's a great game and should really be worth the effort. What do you guys think?

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                              • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                                Yes, I have.



                                The biggest drawback is going to be that many of the publishers are going to want big bucks on royalties for the rights to the title.

                                Of course, that changes a bit over time and if we could get someone with their foot in the door (Someone like one of the senior devs over at Bizarre Games for example...he's porting stuff over from Dreamcast to Pandora/Linux and he's just working towards getting permissions to publish/release the same...) it would work out decently.

                                Last time anyone looked into that sort of thing they weren't open to much of anything. But that was a couple of years back. I'll check into it here shortly.



                                I believe they ported it themselves to MacOS. I know they also ported it to the PC at one point under their own brand. We'd have to have a bit better visibility market-segment wise for that sort of thing to happen.
                                Speaking of consoles, one time I talked with Erza Dreichbach, the guy who worked on the Sega Saturn version of a game called Powerslave, and he said he was 100% ok with others porting that game commercially to linux, no questions asked. He did mention he only spoke for himself, but he was the lead developer of that game's engine.

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