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    Phoronix: Postal III On Linux Is Kaput For Now

    Last week I received a message from Vince Desi, the founder and CEO of Running With Scissors, concerning the Linux client for the soon-to-be-released Postal III game...

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

  • #2
    so...to make it clear, what Michael want's to say is: There'll be no Rage and no Postal III and no Source version for Linux. Ever. Everything else ist just for deh clickz.

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    • #3
      Kaput implies brokenness what might be more accurate is stalled or perhaps vapourware

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      • #4
        lolphoronix

        maybe now you will not overhype stuff.
        When it comes to games and phoronix this site is a joke, slightest hint of a linux client (or in quite a few cases over-stretching what rumours were heard) and phoronix peddles it as hard fact and even uses it to justify other past claims

        for the last few years there has been soo many "news articles" or reference dropping to STEAM/SOURCE on linux, RAGE for linux PostalII for linux (with postalIII for linux being used as "evidence that STEAM/SOURCE coming to linux) and what do we have no

        no STEAM, no RAGE, no PostalIII

        just drop speculative reporting on gaming you suck and for 2+ years hopes have been raised. report FACT (yes this is fact, STEAM/SOURCE was never fact)
        to be fair the root-cause of this is probably valve

        STEAM/SOURCE for linux was a massive farce and a stretch of reality from Phoronix. RAGE requires steamworks so to some extent requires STEAM for linux, PostalIII requires SOURCE).


        All comes downto poor reporting and gossip being peddled as fact by phoronix surrounding anything Valve related.

        poor, piss poor

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        • #5
          To be fair to Phoronix, postal 3 did announce linux support early on, and the steam linux client leak was real. I think the UT3 pullout has really damaged linux as a gaming platform more than any other single event. The exception to that may be Blizzards decision to can the WoW port from being released. Frankly though I can't blame them. Linuxgamepublishing have shown how unprofessional they are with their server outages. Can you imagine if Blizzard had trusted them with World of Warcraft for support. How pissed would they have been with the Linux support site being down for 3-6 months!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Naib View Post
            lolphoronix

            (...)

            no STEAM, no RAGE, no PostalIII

            just drop speculative reporting on gaming you suck and for 2+ years hopes have been raised. report FACT (yes this is fact, STEAM/SOURCE was never fact)
            to be fair the root-cause of this is probably valve

            STEAM/SOURCE for linux was a massive farce and a stretch of reality from Phoronix. RAGE requires steamworks so to some extent requires STEAM for linux, PostalIII requires SOURCE).


            All comes downto poor reporting and gossip being peddled as fact by phoronix surrounding anything Valve related.

            poor, piss poor
            Donīt forget Unreal Tournament 3... as I said in the past, Phoronix is the linux equivalent of tabloids. Read this site for some gossip fun because is not worth for anything else.
            Last edited by marakaid; 10-17-2011, 08:06 AM.

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            • #7
              Headline is kaputt.

              Kaput is spelled kaputt with double t. Nevermind but if you use some strange foreign words check out that they are spelled correctly.

              To the other topic with Linux and gaming is, the last time i felt that something was changing was back in the days when quake3test was released on Linux 2 weeks before the windows client. Students knocked my door and asked to help em out installing linux on their machines to play the game. Ahh good old times. But right now i couldn't care less, i enjoy playing rage right now on windows-steam and i will give it a try if they come up with a linux client.

              Greetings.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by -gr00ve- View Post
                Kaput is spelled kaputt with double t. Nevermind but if you use some strange foreign words check out that they are spelled correctly.

                To the other topic with Linux and gaming is, the last time i felt that something was changing was back in the days when quake3test was released on Linux 2 weeks before the windows client. Students knocked my door and asked to help em out installing linux on their machines to play the game. Ahh good old times. But right now i couldn't care less, i enjoy playing rage right now on windows-steam and i will give it a try if they come up with a linux client.

                Greetings.
                Actually, kaput has moved its way into English, but drops the second t from the German spelling.

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                • #9
                  Actually, kaput has moved its way into English, but drops the second t from the German spelling.
                  Never would have thought of that option . Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Naib View Post
                    ...
                    for the last few years there has been soo many "news articles" or reference dropping to STEAM/SOURCE on linux, RAGE for linux PostalII for linux (with postalIII for linux being used as "evidence that STEAM/SOURCE coming to linux) and what do we have no

                    no STEAM, no RAGE, no PostalIII
                    ...
                    report FACT
                    ...
                    STEAM/SOURCE for linux was a massive farce...

                    All comes downto poor reporting and gossip being peddled as fact by phoronix surrounding anything Valve related.
                    absolutely +1

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                    • #11
                      Well, Michael had finally admitted the fact that was pretty obvious from the very beginning.

                      Linux steam client leak? Why not, most probably they had been experimenting with it @Valve while deciding how to port/implement Steam on Mac. One possible way was to use something like Gtk+ as a base and got a client that is easily portable over any POSIX-compliant OS. We all know now how had it turned out. Postal III on Linux? It was almost obvious that there would not be such thing no matter what does the devs say about it. There were not Source-based linux games from the original engine developer - Valve - so why there should be anything available from some third-party engine licensee? If would be a totally different story if Postal III developers had chosen UEngine as their base - linux, Mac OS X and maybe even Android/iOS. With Source it would be definitely limited to Windows and Mac OS X for quite a while, until Valve would come up with something linux-based (in case that would ever happen at all).

                      To make it simple: if you want to play on linix - use Wine. It would be your best bet and helping Wine community by reporting new bugs, maintaining AppDB and - possibly - creating patches extending the functionality of Wine are just the right things to bring playing on linux to a healthful state. It's simply no point for game devs to put development efforts into linux at the moment when they switch their main target platform to be consoles instead of PC. Poor quality of Rage PC version had demonstrated it in great details.
                      Last edited by lexa2; 10-17-2011, 08:56 AM.

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                      • #12
                        *cough* November 2010 *cough*



                        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                        Postal 3 for linux was killed a long time ago. They even deleted all references to it off their forums while they were up.

                        http://www.runningwithscissors.com/postal3/requirements

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                        • #13
                          I'd still like to know what happened behind the scenes with Ryan Gordon's work on the UT3 engine... I mean, he HAD something running, didn't he? Did they just dump the whole code?

                          Oh well... So what's the next established franchise title to hit the shelves with Linux support? Prey 2?

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                          • #14
                            I can't talk much more about the Source Engine at the moment, but as most know right now there isn't an official Source Linux client that's released to the public.
                            I like you.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                              Kaput implies brokenness what might be more accurate is stalled or perhaps vapourware
                              But Michael LOVES to use german words he overheard while drinking bear. Never mind that it makes me cringe everytime he does, and nevermind that they're often used slightly off of their intended meaning. At least he raises the journalistic quality of his articles by adding german expletives.

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