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  • #31
    Originally posted by b15hop View Post
    [*]Fallout 2 (curious if this could be re done with a new 2D engine?)
    ...[*]Alpha Centauri (Own both the windows and linux version. Would be awesome if a new engine could be used, possibly the civ4 engine?)
    ...[*]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?)[/LIST]
    Redoing the textures/improving the engine would be a huge job and isn't something that is likely to happen.

    PS. Svartalf posts should be pages in your first post. 110 posts isn't all that impressive.

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    • #32
      How about the upcoming Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2?

      Both are games that could make a difference, taking into account their following. They also contain OpenGL renderers for their MacOS port, which means a port could be relatively simple. (I also think one of the main contributors to SDL works for Blizzard, which may or may not be relevant here )

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      • #33
        One of the games I had the most fun playing ever was a game called Crusader: No Remorse (a sequel is also available called Crusader: No Regrets). They were at the time created by Origin (as I remember this is an EA division so that already bodes badly) but I am unaware of the current ownership. It's a 1995 game though so anyone still carrying the source around might be hard to find. I will still happily pay to play that game again though (DOSbox might be my best option as I just found the CD again).

        Additionally the classic Ground Control would be an amazing thing to revisit on my Linux desktop, I never played the sequel but I will take that one as well. A 2000 game originally by Massive Entertainment and distributed by Sierra. I would add this is the most innovative RTS game I have ever played, at the time it came out it blew away anything else. I dearly miss this one.

        Outside of that there is a whole host of old Sierra adventure games I would love to see on Linux, I am a sucker for a good adventure game and they always made good ones.

        If the old Fallout 1 and 2 games come through, sign me up for a copy now. These are by far the best RPG games every created for the PC, still not up to the standard of a pnp game but the world was so amazing.
        Last edited by DavidNielsen; 05-30-2009, 06:50 AM.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by MisterIO View Post
          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.
          see this first: http://lunduke.com/?p=429

          i, for one, don't really care about the distribution method as long as the game exists
          .bin/.run files are universal = better, imo

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          • #35
            Hi everyone,

            I thought it might be interesting to take a poll of the "Being looked into" list to see which titles are most popular. I've created a poll here:

            http://www.doodle.com/tx6v4gxbzq2y39pu

            It isn't the clearest page on account of the number of titles but it will suffice, I think.

            Bob Ham

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            • #36
              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
              How about the upcoming Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2?

              Both are games that could make a difference, taking into account their following. They also contain OpenGL renderers for their MacOS port, which means a port could be relatively simple. (I also think one of the main contributors to SDL works for Blizzard, which may or may not be relevant here )
              Please read the list in the first post as both D3 and Starcraft 2 are there.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by rah_ View Post
                Hi everyone,

                I thought it might be interesting to take a poll of the "Being looked into" list to see which titles are most popular. I've created a poll here:

                http://www.doodle.com/tx6v4gxbzq2y39pu

                It isn't the clearest page on account of the number of titles but it will suffice, I think.

                Bob Ham
                It's not a question of what we want to have ported but what we are allowed to port.

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                • #38
                  I see you are considering Transport Giant II. What about Industry Giant II? Both are from same publisher (JoWood) and for the screenshots seem to use the same engine.

                  Other game I like is Hotel Giant II. Its an interesting game.

                  Keep the good work.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
                    It's not a question of what we want to have ported but what we are allowed to port.
                    This post doesn't make clear what "it" is. I'm curious as to which games in that list are more popular than others. A poll might also help to prioritise the efforts of seeking permission.

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                    • #40
                      Actually shoot em ups and such are a lot for Linux. Linux lacks on RPG and adventure games.
                      Last edited by Apopas; 05-30-2009, 08:35 AM.

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                      • #41
                        Do you mean the DOS game Raptor in your list? Did you update caster 3d already?

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                        • #42
                          Counter-Strike: Source ?

                          The steam platform would probably need to be ported as well for this, so it's a long shot.

                          Edit: oops, just read this from the start post 'Any of the Valve stuff's up in the air- someone may well be doing all of Orange Box and Steam...'.

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                          • #43
                            I would really love to see SpellForce ported to Linux. There were various discussions about it in the past in it's own forum, which all ended up in Linux vs. Windows discussions :/
                            It was developed by Phenomic and published by JoWood.

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                            • #44
                              Civ4 and rome:total war would make me wet myself if they'd exist natively under linux (specially the latter). IL-2 and Gothic 3 are also _excellent_ games :-)

                              Regarding Europa universalis, might we see rome vae victis aswell?

                              By the way, while you're looking into sins of a solar empire, please look into galactic civilizations 2 + its addons. its from the same company.

                              Great to see this effort to port games! :-)

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                              • #45
                                I'd really like to see The Book of Unwritten Tales being released for Linux. I think it's possible to get this game to Linux.

                                The game uses the Ogre engine, which is also used in games from Deck13 (the Ankh series and Jack Keane) which are also ported to Linux.

                                The developers of The Book of Unwritten Tales also said it's possible to see a release for Mac OS or Linux in the future.
                                http://games4mac.de/content_g4m/meld...ents=1&id=7495
                                So it looks like they're willing to port this game to Linux.


                                A release of A Vampyre Story for Linux would also be nice.


                                I'd also like to see more games like Doom 3, Quake 4, Prey, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Painkiller, NecroVision and the upcoming RAGE, Wolfenstein and Doom 4 being released for Linux. Of course without having to buy the Windows version.


                                Originally posted by Apopas View Post
                                Actually shoot em ups and such are a lot for Linux. Linux lacks on RPG and adventure games.
                                That's true for free games, but not for commercial games.

                                There are a lot of free first person shooters (mostly multiplayer), but I don't know of any free adventure game for Linux.

                                The only commercial first person shooter I know is Postal 2: Share the Pain. Runesoft has released Ankh, Ankh 2 and Jack Keane for Linux.

                                True, we also have Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein and Prey, but you still have to buy the Windows version (there are real Linux versions of some Quake games, but these are old and impossible to get nowadays).

                                Speaking about real commercial Linux releases there are more adventures than first person shooters.

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