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  • #16
    I didn't believe Carmack because he's always like that. It did kind of worry me though, so it's good to be reassured.

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    • #17
      As far as I'm aware, id don't ever commit to supporting linux - they just make the stuff and put it out there.

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      • #18
        Cheers!
        Now it is only to hope that they will not be senseless and limit the game to nvidia cards. I mean if something is OpenGL then the GPU type should not matter.

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        • #19
          Hopefully he doesn't mean just the server side.

          If IDtech5 comes without online-steam-drm crap I will buy the Linux game :-)

          Cheers,
          mibo

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mibo View Post
            If IDtech5 comes without online-steam-drm crap I will buy the Linux game :-)
            And if not?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by mibo View Post
              Hopefully he doesn't mean just the server side.
              It seems pretty clear that he's referring to the client.

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              • #22
                I am sure Quake Live would have a lot more users if the plugin wasn't such a piece of total crap!

                Tried it on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Fedora with AMD CPU's, Intel CPU's, Intel GPU, nVidia GPU and ATI GPU in different homes with different internet connections (varying from high-speed rigs and connections to low speed rigs and connections) and the Quake Live plugin is a total disasterpiece.

                Please make it actually work id? Thanks. I do not understand why this plugin isn't gpl'ed and the artwork released freely. No-one is going to buy the GPL'ed Quake 3 anymore now that there is Quake Live and since they release Quake Live with updated artwok for free there is no fscking reason not to release the artwok under a CC license as well... <_<'

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                  "With Mystic Mine, a majority of the gamers are running Mac OS X (42%) followed by Linux with 34% while Windows gamers only account for 23% of the sales."
                  do note. I have never heard of this game before the sales figures article. How many of you have heard of it before hand?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                    Please make it actually work id? Thanks. I do not understand why this plugin isn't gpl'ed and the artwork released freely. No-one is going to buy the GPL'ed Quake 3 anymore now that there is Quake Live and since they release Quake Live with updated artwok for free there is no fscking reason not to release the artwok under a CC license as well... <_<'
                    You can't sell a GPL'd product. Next issue.
                    More to the detail: Selling a GPL'd product isn't useful since you have to give out the source code free so people will just play it without paying anything to you anyway.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                      You can't sell a GPL'd product. Next issue.
                      More to the detail: Selling a GPL'd product isn't useful since you have to give out the source code free so people will just play it without paying anything to you anyway.
                      Ehm... Quake live is a browser version of Quake 3 and it's gratis and Quake 3 is GPL'ed, so I don't realy know what you're getting at?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                        I am sure Quake Live would have a lot more users if the plugin wasn't such a piece of total crap!

                        Tried it on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Fedora with AMD CPU's, Intel CPU's, Intel GPU, nVidia GPU and ATI GPU in different homes with different internet connections (varying from high-speed rigs and connections to low speed rigs and connections) and the Quake Live plugin is a total disasterpiece.

                        Please make it actually work id? Thanks. I do not understand why this plugin isn't gpl'ed and the artwork released freely. No-one is going to buy the GPL'ed Quake 3 anymore now that there is Quake Live and since they release Quake Live with updated artwok for free there is no fscking reason not to release the artwok under a CC license as well... <_<'
                        Weird. It just worked for me on Arch 64-bit fglrx. And it works quite good.
                        :-)

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                        • #27
                          Good news everyone!

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                            You can't sell a GPL'd product. Next issue.
                            More to the detail: Selling a GPL'd product isn't useful since you have to give out the source code free so people will just play it without paying anything to you anyway.
                            Of course you can sell software licensed under the GPL.

                            Also, source code or not, people will pirate your game and play it without paying you.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                              Ehm... Quake live is a browser version of Quake 3 and it's gratis and Quake 3 is GPL'ed, so I don't realy know what you're getting at?
                              You are very confused. iD owns the copyright to the game and can do as they wish with it. Quake Live is not licensed under the GPL.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                                The numbers can be higher due to a lack in game competition for Linux. That doesn't mean that those figures aren't significant though, because they are real, and even when there are more Linux games the percentage will probably continue to climb even in the face of inter-game competition since the number of Linux users will increase. That's because the main thing keeping Linux down is the growing but still smaller software selection, and the few issues with it here and there even though it's largely usually easier to use than those other alternative OSes. ^^
                                i Personaly know more linux users than macos users.

                                Germanys TOP IT webside HEISE.de statistic show linux has up to 30% market share.

                                Linux+wine does more FPS on old-hartware in WOW than vista and Windows7 only because of the ram use linux 140mb vista 1.3GB windows7 1GB an old computer with 1GB ram can run WOW but only on Linux or XP!

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