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  • #16
    Out of all the Maybe's and being looked into games, I'm interested in these games:

    • Freespace
    • Freespace 2 (I loved these games, esp in multiplayer)
    • Fallout
    • Fallout 2 (curious if this could be re done with a new 2D engine?)
    • Civilization IV
    • Alpha Centauri (Own both the windows and linux version. Would be awesome if a new engine could be used, possibly the civ4 engine?)
    • Sins of a Solar Empire (haven't played but looks interesting)
    • Soldat
    • Crysis (to prove to the world that "linux can do it.")
    • FlatOut 2 (have this game it's awesome)
    • Rome: Total War
    • Deus EX (already own this game, don't know what ever happened to it, maybe it could be ported using a newer 3D engine and higher detail textures?)
    I notice Civ4 is in the maybe section as well as the being looked into section?

    I had to put my 2c in because I'm sure you would want to know what the gamers / customers want?

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    • #17
      I have two requests that have not been mentioned yet as far as I can see:

      1. Darkfall Online - this is a MMO released by Aventurine, which is a Greek company who has said previously that while they are very open to the idea of a Linux port, they couldn't focus on it at this time. I actually really like this MMO, and a majority of the playerbase seems to be ex Ultima Online players and FPS players who have been looking for a MMO that isn't like the cookie cutter WoW types we've been getting lately. I currently run this game on Crossover with great success and I've become an advocate for the game on their site to help other with running this game on Linux.

      http://www.darkfallonline.com/
      http://www.aventurine.gr/

      2. X3 - Gold Edition (or X3: Terran Conflict) - Now this may be considered stepping on LGP's toes in some way but I'm not sure. I've purchased X3: Reunion from LGP and it is hands down the best Linux port I have ever played. I'd be playing this game regardless of what platform it is on, and it is made that much better because it has a Linux version. Now I see that Egosoft has a followup game called X3: Terran Conflict that has been released for a while as well as a complete package called X3: Gold Edition which contains all expansions and some additional content. I'd really like to have all this available on Linux for me to play, and seeing as a portion of this package has already been released on Linux may mean that this is a very real possibility.


      Thanks for taking the time to look into all these games to see if they can be ported to Linux.

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      • #18
        I'd have said Kotor and The Witcher, but I saw they're already on the list. What about The Godfather? That's a good title. And X3? Any of the Red Alert or Command and Conquer? Vampire The Masquerade : Redemption? Vampire The Masquerade : Bloodlines? Drakensang(when it'll be out)?

        P.S. : One suggestion. I'd suggest that the ports should be distributed at least in the .deb and .rpm formats. The .bin distribution is a PITA. There are tools to ease the pain, but it's better to have the packages in a good format from the beginning.
        Last edited by MisterIO; 05-30-2009, 02:10 AM.

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        • #19
          Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)!
          Soccer is not very popular in USA, but in Europe many users like me would simply erase their windows partition if they could play PES on Linux.
          FIFA Soccer wouldn't be bad at all, either.

          Europeans, South Americans and Asians just love Soccer, more than any other sport.

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          • #20
            From the list above, I'm interested in the following games (read: Meaning to put the money up-front, and even participate in the beta program):

            * IL-2 Sturmovik.
            * Crysis. (Doubt that it'll ever going to happen, but never the less...)
            * Civilization IV.
            * Sins of the solar empire.
            * Freespace II.

            Out of the list, two additional options:
            * Worms series.
            * Ubisoft's Ghost recon series. (Older games should be relatively cheap to gain access to; Some of them were ported to MAC, so the code-base should be there...)
            * Ubisoft's Rainbow Six series. (Same as above).
            * Ubisoft's FarCry. (1 should be cheaper, shouldn't it?)
            ... Oh, X3:TC is not in the list. Intended?

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            • #21
              Book of unwritten tales looks really good! Nice art style and lots of detail, plus I miss a good adventure game
              I can't see why it shouldn't exist on linux since it uses the Ogre engine?


              I can't think of any games I'd wish for right now, but I'm glad you are doing this Svartalf.

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              • #22
                Rollcage and SubCommand / Dangerous Waters are not on the list
                From the maybe list, I vote for audiosurf and trackmania.

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                • #23
                  Civilization III Complete for Linux would be so sweet!

                  Oh, and a port of Age of Empires III + Addons would be a definite buy for me.

                  There already exist Mac OS X ports of both games. Does this ever increase the chance of Linux ports?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by powered_by_tux View Post
                    Civilization III Complete for Linux would be so sweet!

                    Oh, and a port of Age of Empires III + Addons would be a definite buy for me.

                    There already exist Mac OS X ports of both games. Does this ever increase the chance of Linux ports?
                    Age of Empires is made by Microsoft Game Studios...

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                    • #25
                      How's it going with Natural Selection 2?
                      They are already taking preorders! However they don't have mac or linux under supported operating systems. Which is understandable as they haven't begun porting it yet. It would be really great if the linux client would be ready by the time of the release!
                      But they seem really open to the idea of a linux/mac client as I pointed out in my post in the previous thread with links

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                      • #26
                        I would love to play Anno on Linux

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                        • #27
                          First I want to thank you, Svartalf, for putting that much effort in linux gaming.

                          If you need any help with testing or contacting german publishers, don't hesitate to contact me.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Remco View Post
                            Old games now owned by EA might be a no-go, but maybe that's not true:

                            Dungeon Keeper series (Bullfrog, now EA)
                            Dune series (Westwood, now EA)
                            Especially Emperor: Battle for Dune. That was such a great game.
                            I was very sorry that EA decided to kill the online component so soon.

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                            • #29
                              What about the Myst saga? Cyan has recently open-sourced Uru so they seem sensible to this kind of business. Also, they need money.

                              I'd love seeing Atrus on my Fedora box!

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                              • #30
                                Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (and Alien Crossfire) are on my wishlist (IIRC an AC port existed once, but don't know what happened to it).

                                PS. Maybe it was already discussed (didn't read the other thread), but Freespace2 engine has already been ported and works perfectly well on linux; you only need to purchase the Windows version from GOG and get the engine from the "Hard Light Productions" site.
                                Last edited by pmorph; 05-30-2009, 10:13 AM.

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