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    Phoronix: Epic Games Provides No Hope For UT3 On Linux

    With Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux in the coming months, we decided to check with Epic Games to see how Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux is coming along. After all, the game was released in November of 2007 and nearly three years later the client is still missing with few words having come from Epic Games or Ryan Gordon (a.k.a. "Icculus"), the well known Linux game porter that was contracted to port UT3 to Linux and has done previous Unreal Engine projects...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODI1OA

  • #2
    Epic Fail.

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    • #3
      do these games continue to be any fun? I mean how much have things *really* changed from ut -> ut2003/ut2004 -> ut3?

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      • #4
        Ryan Gordon ported Aquaria recently, saying that he "hasn't been working on any other exciting games or projects" is pretty rude.

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        • #5
          very advanced Source Engine

          It's a joke, Source Engine was advanced only once it was out, 3 yo Crysis engine is far more advanced in almost every aspect.

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          • #6
            Steam ==>it's the same to UT3

            Steam is NOT OFFICIAL !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by birdie View Post
              very advanced Source Engine

              It's a joke, Source Engine was advanced only once it was out, 3 yo Crysis engine is far more advanced in almost every aspect.
              Compared to what's currently available on Linux, it is
              Well ok there is Unigine...

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              • #8
                So it simple means we havo to cough up our own games.

                I have an idea, completely worked out on my head, from the story, the levels and the artwork to the available tech. It's fun, never been done, interesting, would work on a Radeon with the current Gallium tech, look good, is not an FPS and would not require a lot of work involving artwork. It could be of commercial quality and does not involve raytracing.

                Sadly I am not experienced and currently in the midst of my exams...

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                • #9
                  I for one am glad they finally admitted it, though I wasn't holding my breath. I would have liked to see a legit reason why though, but I can understand NDA's. Fortunately when Steam/Source are released, I don't think anybody will care about Epic's Games.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by whizse View Post
                    Ryan Gordon ported Aquaria recently, saying that he "hasn't been working on any other exciting games or projects" is pretty rude.
                    This. Aquaria is damn awesome, not considering an "exciting game" is just hilarious. He apparently also is involved with the open-sourcing of the other games of the humble-indie-bundle. At least that's what Wolfire's blog suggests.

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                    • #11
                      No surprise here, I was already under the impression ut3 for linux was cancelled proper.
                      Of course, there's absolutely nothing official about Steam or Source for linux either.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zhick View Post
                        This. Aquaria is damn awesome, not considering an "exciting game" is just hilarious. He apparently also is involved with the open-sourcing of the other games of the humble-indie-bundle. At least that's what Wolfire's blog suggests.
                        Yeah, Ryan is also still working on SDL, mentoring Gsoc students among other things, and that's a pretty central piece to gaming on Linux.

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                        • #13
                          Editor,

                          you forgot to mention Heroes of Newerth!!! That's on Linux and is simply kick ass with very good graphics. Please don't omit it in the future when you enumerate good games.

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                          • #14
                            Also, LGP besides Shadowgrounds Survivor released Sacred Gold which is pretty neat as well.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Apopas View Post
                              Also, LGP besides Shadowgrounds Survivor released Sacred Gold which is pretty neat as well.
                              Sacred is great, but it was released almost a year ago.

                              Unfortunately, the whole situation with LGP is a bit frustrating:
                              http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/open-letter-to-lgp/

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