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  • #16
    "Okay, the test is over now. You win! Go back to the recovery annex for your cake."
    -- stupid character limit --

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    • #17
      Seems like he really made it.

      HATS OFF!

      Eagerly waiting for the news now.

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      • #18
        Tom's seems to be indicating an open hardware console platform as well as perhaps a foray into the mobile sector.

        If it's the latter, my prediction was right. Mobile gaming is going to be getting bigger in the future. Before long there will be more Linux / iOS games than Windows games... wait, wut? Valve can't ignore this.

        edit: ohh... I see Michael's twitter feed confirms that Steam is indeed coming to Linux. Cool beans!
        Last edited by johnc; 04-24-2012, 09:46 PM.

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        • #19
          I'm not dead, I'm not hit by a crow-bar, I'm not under NDA.... It was a long and exciting day at Valve. There's no article yet but I'll be writing up something shortly, I'm working on it now but might not be out before the morning. I'm amazed by their Linux plans and deciding what I want to write or share at this time; it won't be anything too amazing. Saying the Linux Steam client is coming is already more than enough plus a few photos.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            I'm amazed by their Linux plans and deciding what I want to write or share at this time; it won't be anything too amazing. Saying the Linux Steam client is coming is already more than enough plus a few photos.
            Did you get the video of you and Gabe confirming the Linux Steam client?

            After reading Mike Abrash's blog post that you linked to, I'm guessing you don't want to release too much info in case some projects don't pan out or end up seeing the light of day?

            I look forward to the article...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Detructor View Post
              serious question: did anybody knew that engine OR any of the games mentioned in the article BEFORE you read it? I didn't.
              Originally posted by entropy View Post
              Me neither...
              3rded... Never heard of this company, engine or any of their games.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                I'm not hit by a crow-bar
                That may be the case, but you should be...

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Hirager View Post
                  That was the only reason I clicked the link...
                  If you couldn't tell, this is what Larabel does every time he mentions Steam or Valve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ2mftZpfGE and yet the morons on this site fall for it, even after years of it so he does this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

                  Yeah the vids are in WebM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    I'm not dead, I'm not hit by a crow-bar, I'm not under NDA.... It was a long and exciting day at Valve. There's no article yet but I'll be writing up something shortly, I'm working on it now but might not be out before the morning. I'm amazed by their Linux plans and deciding what I want to write or share at this time; it won't be anything too amazing. Saying the Linux Steam client is coming is already more than enough plus a few photos.
                    Nice to hear you had an exciting trip.

                    Btw, have you met Jeri Ellsworth by chance?
                    She's amazing.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by entropy View Post
                      So this NOT a typical news site IMHO.
                      You can say that again.

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                      • #26
                        Awesome, thanks for the news!

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                        • #27
                          Another game enigne. Fine. And?
                          Where are the actual games? We have a bazillion game engines. libraries and stuff working with Linux, BSD and whatsnot but which game company makes use of them? And from the ones which use these engines, are there any actually releasing games for Linux?
                          I know there are a few but it should be a hundred more.

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                          • #28
                            This is a commercial game engine - which means that they'll be pushing for people use it. Which means that there's more of a chance of a game being Linux-compatible made with that engine that there was before (which was natively: zero).

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                            • #29
                              I'm a C4 user, have tried a few other engines and I think C4 is the bee's knees.

                              What convinced me to buy C4 was the tools, what I heard from other programmers about the code base and the personal service from the guy that wrote the engine.

                              Eric Lengyel has a PhD in Computer Science, a Masters in Mathematics and has worked at Naughty Dog Software's advanced technology group, Sony, Sierra On-Line, is the editor for the Game Engine Gems books, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Graphics Tools. He also invented the Transvoxel Algorithm, which as far as I know, is one of the most requested feature by Unity users.

                              Check out his bio for more info and a description of the Transvoxel Algorithm at these links, or hit the search engines:

                              http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Lengyel
                              http://www.terathon.com/voxels/

                              His combination of academic qualifications + real world industry experience is rare and it shows in the source code.

                              If you are a C++ programmer, drop by the C4 forums and ask some detailed questions, Eric will answer them in a few hours or on the same day.

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                              • #30
                                I'm a C4 user, have tried a few other engines and think C4 is the bee's knees.

                                What convinced me to buy C4 was the tools, what I heard from other programmers about the code base and the personal service from the guy that wrote the engine.

                                Eric Lengyel has a PhD in Computer Science, a Masters in Mathematics, has worked at Naughty Dog Software's advanced technology group, Sony, Sierra On-Line, is the editor for the Game Engine Gems books, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Graphics Tools. He also invented the Transvoxel Algorithm, which from what I heard, was one of the most requested features by Unity users.

                                Check out his bio for more info and a description of the Transvoxel Algorithm at these links, or hit Google and do your own research:

                                http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Lengyel
                                http://www.terathon.com/voxels/

                                His combination of academic qualifications + real world industry experience is rare and it all shows in the game engine.

                                If you are a C++ programmer, drop by the C4 forums and ask some detailed questions, Eric will answer them in a few hours, or on the same day.

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