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  • #16
    Wait.
    They are "porting" browser games? WTF? A browser game? Needs to be ported?
    Hey, EA, why not have Dragon Age origins or something like that as a native version?

    Ubuntu Software Center? Is that distribution independent or does stuff there only work on Ubuntu? Because clinging to one distribution would mean to have nearly the same problem like games for Windows. It wouldn't make things better.
    A "Linux version" of something should mean a package of software that runs natively on any Linux kernel based OS. Give a recommendation of the least kernel version number (2.6.x) and maybe a few major libs that can be expected on about any (desktop) Linux distribution and if you use exotic things just make a static binary. Maybe demand the user to have a working OpenGL implementation. But that should be about all. Then you could really speak of a "Linux" version. And probably something like this might also run straight away on a FreeBSD.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
      Activison is just as bad, but they aren't talking about Linux.
      Activision isn't bad company, beacause they had problems with Loki Software:

      "Activision and Loki Partner to Bring Games to Linux"

      http://linuxpr.com/releases/492.html

      "An anonymous contributor writes: "As a matter of public record Loki Software has filed Chapter 11."

      LinuxReview has the scoop, which is very small:

      "Apparently, Loki owes Activision USD 330,000 and Prolix USD 100,000. Here is a graphic of the bankruptcy filing. (14k). Yvonne Desollar of Loki Software stated , "They have no comment at this time" when asked about the bankruptcy proceedings."

      http://www.linuxtoday.com/it_managem...81400120NWBZGM
      Last edited by gbudny; 05-10-2012, 05:34 AM.

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      • #18
        Wine
        They say, they are platform agnostic company
        Right, if you can run the crap in VM or emulator, it is native. I think the people attached to this project by EA are just incompetent. This is first sign of future fail.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by benjamin545 View Post
          tell me more about that "parts of sims 1" source code.
          http://gpl.ea.com/

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          • #20
            Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
            ROFL!

            If this is the open-source stuff of EA, the guy was referring to, then he probably
            doesn't even know what he's talking about.

            Let's face it - he just lost at rock-paper-scissors and had to go to UDS.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
              What the fuck? I downloaded "Origin" from that site, but got nothing but QT library code. It looks like there is not a single file made by EA.

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              • #22
                Open sourced the original Sim City. Wow, awesome.

                Are they really talking about the Sim City that I bought in 1988 (it's not a typo I'm talking about a game made 24 years ago) ? The game that was on a single 3"5 floppy disk. A floppy disk is a prehistoric thing of 1,44 Mb, as said for the younger ones that don't even know what a floppy is.

                Is it a joke or something?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
                  Open sourced the original Sim City. Wow, awesome.

                  Are they really talking about the Sim City that I bought in 1988 (it's not a typo I'm talking about a game made 24 years ago) ? The game that was on a single 3"5 floppy disk. A floppy disk is a prehistoric thing of 1,44 Mb, as said for the younger ones that don't even know what a floppy is.

                  Is it a joke or something?
                  If they really did it, where can I fin this source? I want to take a peek at it.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hirager View Post
                    If they really did it, where can I fin this source? I want to take a peek at it.
                    Seems like this guy was actually right on this one. Wikipedia says
                    On January 10, 2008 the SimCity source code was released under the free software GPL 3 license under the name Micropolis.
                    http://code.google.com/p/micropolis/

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Vadi View Post
                      You guys sure aren't being welcoming. More like uncivilized baboons shouting profanities...
                      I might have flung poo had I been there.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
                        I might have flung poo had I been there.
                        It's a bit harsh, I think .


                        Originally posted by Vadi View Post
                        You guys sure aren't being welcoming. More like uncivilized baboons shouting profanities...
                        Well, at least we are honest enough to not to use sugar coat words when shouting profanities.. And not to give a presentation as if the audience are idiots: "Hey, look! We, EA, now have SUPPORTING LINUX! Our FLASH/Javascript based game is now available on Linux. Give me five! Yeah!".

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by t.s. View Post
                          Seriously, what they think of everybody that attend UDS? Idiots that doesn't know that flash/javascript game can be played across OS? I won't call it attention, but mockery. It's like people that didn't want to come to your party, but had to came because you invited him.
                          100% agree with you on that buddy. It's insulting my intelligence. Wao, Linux compatible game in web browser. In the browser, in the plugin that won't be supported soon enough(apart from chromium no other way to play flash soon enough). Wao, multi platform. Just WAO...

                          EA, seriously? We, Linux folks, are proud and actually intelligent bunch. We are not your average dude who doesn't know where @ sign is on the keyboard. And you hang this shit on us? You insult our intelligence like that?

                          I don't have much hope for Valve at this stage. At least it looks like they actually DO SOMETHING. Porting source engine is no little thing.

                          I have much bigger hopes for Indie's, God bless them! Unigine, good luck from bottom of my heart. Oil rush so far was a good game.

                          When we love, we adore, when we hate, we just freakin hatin it.
                          Last edited by dimko; 05-10-2012, 10:43 AM. Reason: my english sukzzzz

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                          • #28
                            I'll welcome any company that makes good games for Linux, respects gamers, and does minimal evilŪ. I can't welcome EA. Honestly, I'd be more welcoming of Microsoft Game Studios.

                            I want the source code please. I don't care how old it is.

                            I think some of us are taking EA's blabberings to personally. I haven't seen anything with their recent Linux blabberings that isn't typical of their regular blabberings to groups they want easy money from.

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                            • #29
                              2012 is not the year for linux gaming, is the year of indies, I believe is from 2013 and beyond will be the next phase for higher end games. The kickstarters, valve and the EA games are not here yet. They are just the tip of the iceberg.

                              As long as we keep the momentum going and get more companies and engines to acknowledge and support linux everything will be bright!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
                                Open sourced the original Sim City. Wow, awesome.

                                Are they really talking about the Sim City that I bought in 1988 (it's not a typo I'm talking about a game made 24 years ago) ? The game that was on a single 3"5 floppy disk. A floppy disk is a prehistoric thing of 1,44 Mb, as said for the younger ones that don't even know what a floppy is.

                                Is it a joke or something?
                                Sorry for intervening a little: A floppy (!) is a 1,2 Megabyte wobbly disc with a 5,25 " format. Successor of the 8" floppies. The 1,44 MB were already solid as rock.
                                But I would be actually surprised that they still have the sauce after so many years.
                                (Besides we probably have 10 free clones of this game type already.)

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