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    Phoronix: A Dinosaur Game Is Coming To Linux

    There's a new game under development that is another first-person shooter but takes the roles of dinosaurs fighting humans and vice-versa. This game is Primal Carnage and is currently under development by a relatively unknown studio called Lukewarm Media...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzg1MA

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    Looks realy professional. This could become a very awesome game if they would make it a little Left4Dead with dinasours meet Jurassic park meets Metal Gear Solid 1 ending with the vehicel.

    It should however not be a 'here's your gun. Walk yourself through maps and kill everything on your path'-game.

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    • #3
      I'm sure it's great, but it would never beat Heroin Hero:
      http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155898

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      • #4
        on the box cover picture at moddb.com its written that it has unigine engine

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        • #5
          Makes me think of Turok. Oh memories .

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          • #6
            unigine? that's awesome. so, this game should look fantastic.

            and who cares if it's another fps, this one seems to have a plot. something linux fps' lack.
            i'll pay up to $20 for this as long as it has a single player campaign mode.

            it seems a bit like an upgraded dino crisis though. but that's fine by me

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            • #7
              Originally posted by portets43 View Post
              and who cares if it's another fps, this one seems to have a plot. something linux fps' lack.
              I don't mind that it's an FPS. Not at all. But it shouldn't be an FPS all the time. You need some kind of vehicle part, like a hovercraft over a river or something. And have a part where you're on the back of a jeep, behind a machinegun and the driver is racing from point A to point B, while being chased by dinosaurs and you need to hold 'em off by, well, shooting :')

              You know... that kind of thing. An FPS, but not an FPS all the freaking time...

              And BTW... Prey has a plot...

              i'll pay up to $20 for this as long as it has a single player campaign mode.
              I'll pay whatever it costs as long as:
              A) It's good game.
              B) It's not full of digital rights management.

              If only point A) is pressent I'll just be donwloading it from the intarwebs for zero euro's. (borderline legal here).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                (...) And have a part where you're on the back of a jeep, behind a machinegun and the driver is racing from point A to point B, while being chased by dinosaurs and you need to hold 'em off by, well, shooting :')
                (...)
                By reading carefully the forum's web site of the editor, I could read that no human could escape the T-Rex (who can imagine anything with dynos if there was no T-Rex ?) without wheels.

                If there is wheels, it's easy to put a machine gun on it.

                However, I still miss a game with the variety of vehicules seens in Unreal Tournament. That was the variety of vehicules that, IMO, make that game so fun.
                But I think the devs have played long to UT2K4, because the network play will offer base to link to get energy on it. Just described by text, it's hard to say, but I think they trying to describe the node system of UT games. And that's another good point.



                I think this game will rule and make forget the stupid incident of the UT3 episode.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
                  By reading carefully the forum's web site of the editor, I could read that no human could escape the T-Rex (who can imagine anything with dynos if there was no T-Rex ?) without wheels.

                  If there is wheels, it's easy to put a machine gun on it.
                  Good! Variety is good! Either make a game with dual wielding rocket launcher and a shitload of explosions, or make a game with a shitload of gameplay variety. Everything in between is pure crap. Like an EA devlopper who works on the GoldenEye:Source mod in his spare time said: "Today [the publishers] want a shittube filled with awesomeness" and that is exactly what's wrong with FPS titles and actually almost all games these days...

                  I don't give a shit about UT though... If I want to play UT then I'll play UT and not something else that tries to be UT...

                  PS: Okey looky looky what we have goooot heeeeeeeeeeere http://www.moddb.com/games/primal-ca...-art7#imagebox
                  PS2: OMG this is actually going to be L4D with dino's and Jurassic style... I - NEED - THIS - GAME - RIGHT - NOW!
                  Last edited by V!NCENT; 12-30-2009, 05:49 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Sweet. Beautiful graphics, and who doesn't love dinosaurs? So long as it has a decent single player mode (campaign, multi-player bot match, whatever), I want it.

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                    • #11
                      Doesn't look even close to finished. Or did I miss the in-game demo video?

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                      • #12
                        Sort of off-topic:

                        I hate their category listing, like 'PC', 'XBOX' etc. and then 'Linux'.

                        Either list hardware and write in parentheses the OSs supported, or list software. But mixing is horrible. It only worsens people perceiving Linux as something completely different from a PC.

                        It's the same wicked Apple strategy that never specifies whether you refer to MacOS or to the computer while saying 'Mac'.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                          I'll pay whatever it costs as long as:
                          A) It's good game.
                          B) It's not full of digital rights management.

                          If only point A) is pressent I'll just be donwloading it from the intarwebs for zero euro's. (borderline legal here).
                          The stupidity of this boggles the mind. You are just validating the reasoning behind the developers using DRM in the first place. The developers will just see figures for sales versus pirated copies and not the reasoning behind it and so on the next game with use an even more draconian DRM. And lets be honest here the majority of people using DRM as a reason to pirate would have done so even if it had none.
                          If you want to have DRM free games only play DRM free games (after having bought them from a legitimate source...).

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                          • #14
                            Agreed. If you don't like DRM then don't play the game and send the vendor a letter explaining your decision. If you steal the game and claim it's because of DRM then the vendor will write you off as a common thief and use your actions as justification to make the DRM stronger next time.

                            Just curious, why do you say "borderline legal" ? Breaking DRM is treated differently in every jurisdiction, of course, but you are still violating vendor license and copyright.

                            Even if cutting through the safe door isn't a crime in your part of the world, it's still a crime to steal the jewellery
                            Last edited by bridgman; 12-31-2009, 10:22 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by not.sure View Post
                              Doesn't look even close to finished. Or did I miss the in-game demo video?
                              Judging from a comment made by a developper on Moddb, they are much further in the development than their latest media release, but they are being careful with their releases and are taking their sweet time to think everything over before releasing it

                              Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
                              The stupidity of this boggles the mind. You are just validating the reasoning behind the developers using DRM in the first place.
                              The stupidity of your claim boggles my mind... Developpers do not chose DRM, publishers do. Why is that, you might ask? Well, publishers are aware of the fact that DRM is easily crackable. So why are they still investing all this money into tech that is just as easily, if not more easily, crackable than regular StarForce copy protection?

                              The awnser is simple and has two points:
                              1) It comes with some sort of copy protection so a n00b can't copy his disk directly, but that's a bit of a side effect. The real reason is;
                              2) You can't sell DRM games as used products. Bingo! That's where the money comes from! If someone wants to buy a game through a legal channel than that person must buy it directly from the source! Second hand used games only profit the people that sell it. Publishers and shops don't earn a dime when you sell a copy that publishers already sold to you!

                              The developers will just see figures for sales versus pirated copies and not the reasoning behind it and so on the next game with use an even more draconian DRM.
                              I'm not some kind of religious activist. I buy retail games in stores for my personal, selfish gain. If I would want to support something with moeny than I would donate to a way more important FLOSS project.

                              And lets be honest here the majority of people using DRM as a reason to pirate would have done so even if it had none.
                              Most people are instinctive idiots. They are looking for justifications for their doing. Let's look at smokers; they smoke because they are addicted and not because they think its awesome. I am a smoker, I am addicted. It's stupid, I know. But at least I do actually know myself.

                              I do actually buy a shitload of games. I can prove it by printing out this forum post with almost dry ink, fold the paper a little so you see it's not GIMP'ed or Photoshopped, hold it next to my games collection, make a picture of it and upload to the intawebs to prove that I am among the 1% that actually does buy games. Want me to?

                              If you want to have DRM free games only play DRM free games (after having bought them from a legitimate source...).
                              I really don't give a shit. The only reason I buy retail games is because they work better. "What?!" Yes, read that correctly.

                              You see, I used to obtain ilegal copies for a fraction of the price, if not for totally free, because of pure selfishness. I was young, didn't have a lot of money, I had a game addiction (sort of) and I had more important things to mspend my money on.

                              Now that I am older I am starting to see the problems with copies:
                              -Discs are not pressed and some older games are deceased. My modded Playstation 2 can't read out copied games anymore, while pressed retail copies work just fine.
                              -Some Windows 9x games are not working anymore in Windows XP and Wine. But there are patches for these games to play them on XP and Vista and thus Wine also. But I have cracks, so when I patch these games I require the CD and the CD is a copy and it doesn't work anymore. So now I am spending my time actually buying my old games thorugh the legal channel.
                              -Some games require patched to work correctly. Take for example Soldier Of Fortune 3 (what a craptastic game! ). The 1.0 version works like shit on XP and doesn't under Windows 7 (dad's pc). But with the 1.1 patch it works flawlessly. So once again retail = win.
                              -Some games work fully under Wine (platinum), even with copy protection! Like Painkiller for example. Ripped games are not in the AppDB and do not work because Wine only fixes bugs for apps listed in the AppDB! So once again retail = win.
                              -Doom 3 (didn't have a job yet, don't execute me for this - I recently bought Quake 4 and Return To Castle Wolfenstein simply because I do want to support the cause of Linux, but I can't find a place to buy Doom 3 anymore ) works just fine under Windows. But the Linux executable doesn't work with my invalid CD key because it checks for it on an id software server, but only if I am connected to the internet. I do not want to unplug my freaking ethernet cable whenever I want to play Doom 3.
                              -Mods. Sometime games work perfectly, like cracked Doom 3 under Wine... but what if you want to download the Classic Doom for Doom 3 mod? Shit, you have to update it. Shit... copied discs doesn't work.
                              -Online play: Good luck pall, playing online... let's not even go there...
                              -Malware. There are games that do not work under Wine, and so I am getting malware all over my XP install.

                              Now... sometimes games work only with the original, legal, retail copies under Wine and sometimes only the games with a crack. So by buying games in stores I have both options:
                              1) I can choose to install the original, or;
                              2) I can install the original and put a cracked executable in my Wine folder

                              So far you know why I am buying legal copies; pure selfishness. But then why am I against DRM then?

                              Well I don't mind copy protection. What I do mind is paying 50 fscking euro's for Red Alert 3, only to realise afterward that I can only install it five fscking times!!! So when a game doesn't rely on the intarwebs I buy it. When a game does need internet activation, I am better of downloadin a cracked version so I can be assured that I can still play it in the future.

                              I think that should awnser all your doubts
                              Last edited by V!NCENT; 01-01-2010, 06:18 AM.

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