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  • #76
    Freespace 2 (We've got code- need to get rights for assets for commercial release if possible...)
    i don't see the point, unless you would like to redistribute the data files.

    there is already a pretty mature linux fs2 project underway ( on http://scp.indiegames.us/ ), so that might be a duplicate effort.

    PopCap's game framework and PopCap's games themselves.
    that would be a major win. especially a port of bejewelled 2.

    Audiosurf
    now this would be awesome. anyone who has seen this game in action would probably agree.

    deus ex really deserves a new port. i'd vote for it.

    how are things looking with studios that don't exist anymore? i'm thinking of classics made by bullfrog (dungeon keeper, theme hospital, theme park) or muckyfoot (startopia)
    Last edited by yoshi314; 05-30-2009, 03:49 PM.

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    • #77
      A lot of good games being mentioned. Most of my favorites fall in the "Maybe" and "Being Looked Into" columns .

      I don't know what is the current status for the old Infinity Engine games; some were Black Isle which is dead (Interplay I think kept the rights), and others Bioware (they are EA know no?). It would be awesome to have Torment, Baldur's Gate Saga, and Icewind Dale Linux ports (we desperately need RPGs in Linux anyway). Most of these titles work on WINE, so I wouldn't be totally bumbed out if they ended up in the "Dead End" column of suggestions.

      Rome: Total War has been mentioned (still keeping my fingers crossed for that). So how about the others in the series? Medieval 2 or Shogun would be awesome.

      The first two Thief games would have been great too, but I can see them in the "Dead Ends" list now. Drakensang I didn't particularly like, but it's a competent single player RPG and God knows we need more of those in Linux. The Freespace games would be cool; even with fs2open out there, you still need the actual game (fs2open is more of a mod for the original game anyway). Oh, and another 50 votes for Deus Ex .

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      • #78
        I don't mean to repeat this game if it is already in the list--a fact that I ignore. Nevertheless, if it is already in the list, then its use is to let you know that a lot of people would like this.

        Port Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion (And obviously the non-expansion version, I guess)

        It was already done for the apple computers by the Bold company.

        Keep up the good work!

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        • #79
          Originally posted by wolterh View Post
          I don't mean to repeat this game if it is already in the list--a fact that I ignore. Nevertheless, if it is already in the list, then its use is to let you know that a lot of people would like this.

          Port Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion (And obviously the non-expansion version, I guess)

          It was already done for the apple computers by the Bold company.

          Keep up the good work!
          Love both of these. i can see the potential on netbooks because of the low system requirements.

          *ughh i juz remembered the big Microsoft logo that shows up.

          And welcome to phoronix wolterh
          Last edited by L33F3R; 05-30-2009, 06:12 PM. Reason: microshaft

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          • #80
            Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
            Love both of these. i can see the potential on netbooks because of the low system requirements.

            *ughh i juz remembered the big Microsoft logo that shows up.

            And welcome to phoronix wolterh
            See people? I have a fine taste. You should follow my suggestions XD

            Thanks for the welcoming, L33F3R!

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            • #81
              I would like to see some racing games on linux. Any chance of bringing Colin McRae Dirt and Race Driver Grid on linux?

              Also, how about Team 17's Worm's games?

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              • #82
                Originally posted by rah_ View Post
                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.
                Just ignore that post, it's what comes out when I'm barely awake and have a hang over. >.>

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by superppl View Post
                  I would like to see some racing games on linux. Any chance of bringing Colin McRae Dirt and Race Driver Grid on linux?

                  Also, how about Team 17's Worm's games?
                  WORMS!!!

                  not even the stupid 3D versions. worms arm and world party hold a permanent place in my heart

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                  • #84
                    Yeah, the 3D versions were totally idiot. Worms2 was the best

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                    • #85
                      Double that. Worms2 = king... WWP = sucks. But there is Wormux by the way. Is a Worms2 clone.

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                      • #86
                        wormux and hedgewars cant compete with worms.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                          i don't see the point, unless you would like to redistribute the data files.
                          You just hit it on the head...

                          there is already a pretty mature linux fs2 project underway ( on http://scp.indiegames.us/ ), so that might be a duplicate effort.
                          The SCP for FS2 is only okay on the engine's license. The rest of what they're doing (Making available the assets, enhanced assets, etc. via download) is NOT legit and is an infringement of the worst kind- just waiting for the lawyers to find out what they've done. The situation needs to be defused; which is what I was alluding to.

                          that would be a major win. especially a port of bejewelled 2.


                          now this would be awesome. anyone who has seen this game in action would probably agree.


                          deus ex really deserves a new port. i'd vote for it.
                          It's a subject of discussion. Eidos was of the impression that the rights still belonged to Loki Games on the Linux version and was unwilling to relicense the thing to someone else back when Loki imploded. They might be amenable to doing it, but they're going to want silly large amounts of cash for rights access, most likely.

                          how are things looking with studios that don't exist anymore? i'm thinking of classics made by bullfrog (dungeon keeper, theme hospital, theme park) or muckyfoot (startopia)
                          Anything of Bullfrog belongs to EA. Startopia's rights belong to Eidos. You MIGHT be able to find someone from Mucky Foot that still has the assets and code because they just simply shuttered themselves- but you'd have to get Eidos to sign off on that. Heh... Just because a studio's no-more, doesn't mean you're going to get an easy shot at a game.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by wolterh View Post
                            Port Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion (And obviously the non-expansion version, I guess)
                            You mean the Age of Empires II with a Microsoft URL (i.e. Microsoft Game Studios for the publisher...) for the official homepage? Hm?

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                            • #89
                              @Svartalf: what about becoming a game dev for a game currently in production? ( or did i miss your thoughts and results on this ? )

                              while porting old games is a good thing(TM), buying them again for Linux is not, as long as i can run them with WINE ( guys/gals don't start the WINE vs. native flame-war please )

                              i feel that having a future game with a Linux version would impact the gaming media/ecosystem/etc better than being always one step behind, where it always looks that 'those crazy Linux/Mac guys are so nostalgic, playing that 7 years old Windows game'
                              being there from the start could shape a better future for the engines too, like not using some proprietary non-portable middle-ware and etc

                              and a good example happened recently, as ET:QW was developed for Linux almost at the same time, and the release was a bit later, while UT3 had Linux as an afterthought and is still not done

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by superppl View Post
                                I would like to see some racing games on linux. Any chance of bringing Colin McRae Dirt and Race Driver Grid on linux?
                                Heh... Check the list... About all I've got to say there...

                                Also, how about Team 17's Worm's games?
                                Maybe...

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