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  • Wasteland 2 To Run On Unity Game Engine

    Phoronix: Wasteland 2 To Run On Unity Game Engine

    Wasteland 2, the very successful Kickstarter game project as the sequel to the two-decade-old Wasteland RPG, will be running on the Unity Engine with its Linux client included...

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

  • #2
    if this means we're gonna get a copy of the unity web player that would be awesome

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    • #3
      I just watched through the 2012 GDC reel on the Unity3D website. There's some fun-looking stuff in there, and an engine port to Linux might mean some of these games will be released on Linux as well. Sounds great to me.

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      • #4
        Finally.

        We've been waiting for half of forever and Unity keeps teasing us. I was worried it was going to be another Epic/UT3 slap in the face.

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        • #5
          They get almost 3 million and wont ever release anything using open source license.This does not change the traditional way of sell games.It's the same overpowered use of copyright like game-media giants.

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          • #6
            All things considered, that's great news. I hope they deliver on their promises!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lapis View Post
              They get almost 3 million and wont ever release anything using open source license.This does not change the traditional way of sell games.It's the same overpowered use of copyright like game-media giants.
              I feel your pain, but if you pledged expecting anything from Wasteland 2 to be open-sourced, you should probably ask for your money back. I just looked at the Kickstarter page, and there's no mention of open-source anything.

              The way the game was funded may or may not change how games are funded, but one thing's for sure: it definitely changed everything for Brian Fargo and his company- this game was never going to get made otherwise.

              I saw a similar sentiment elsewhere that was annoyed Wasteland 2 didn't create or re-use an in-house engine. That's also silly- did you want a new open source game engine, or did you want Wasteland 2 for Linux? By using an existing high-quality engine, you can squeeze a lot more out of your budget then if you need to create your own engine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lapis View Post
                They get almost 3 million and wont ever release anything using open source license.This does not change the traditional way of sell games.It's the same overpowered use of copyright like game-media giants.
                we are lucky to get a linux port.

                and even luckier they putting pressure on unity to port to linux.

                That's more for the future of linux than just open sourcing this one game (which could also happen some time in the future).

                Woa what an ungrateful shortsighted comment.

                now lets look at some games that not only promise but are based on open source like OverDose which have received little to no support.
                Last edited by madjr; 05-14-2012, 05:47 PM.

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                • #9
                  Proprietary

                  Sad to hear they chose a proprietary engine.
                  I'd rather see them choose a open source engine.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by madjr View Post
                    now lets look at some games that not only promise but are based on open source like OverDose which have received little to no support.
                    Where is the promise for Linux support? Not mentioned on the ModDB page...

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                    • #11
                      The port happened a long time ago

                      I am a Linux game developer and I have been working with the Linux version of the player since version 3.3. The current version of the Linux player is 3.5 (there was no Linux version 3.4), which is on par with the other platforms. Sadly, the editor remains Windows or Mac only

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by madjr View Post
                        we are lucky to get a linux port.
                        People paid for it, how is that lucky?

                        and even luckier they putting pressure on unity to port to linux.
                        That's a nice thought, but Unity Technologies isn't porting anything. This is inXile being allowed to port Wasteland 2 on their own. Unity Technologies wants $250,000.00 per year to support linux, and I doubt they are getting that from inXile.

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                        • #13
                          Unity is a horrible engine. Ugh.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dashcloud View Post
                            I feel your pain, but if you pledged expecting anything from Wasteland 2 to be open-sourced, you should probably ask for your money back. I just looked at the Kickstarter page, and there's no mention of open-source anything.

                            The way the game was funded may or may not change how games are funded, but one thing's for sure: it definitely changed everything for Brian Fargo and his company- this game was never going to get made otherwise.

                            I saw a similar sentiment elsewhere that was annoyed Wasteland 2 didn't create or re-use an in-house engine. That's also silly- did you want a new open source game engine, or did you want Wasteland 2 for Linux? By using an existing high-quality engine, you can squeeze a lot more out of your budget then if you need to create your own engine.

                            I know the dont promise anything opensource,but they get 3 MILLION.230% more money and they never release nothing using opensource is bad.

                            Its better to use the extra 200% to fund projetcts like overdose which are much more opensource friendly.Using opensource license does not even need to expect the developer release a "linux port" because opensource is more portable .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                              Where is the promise for Linux support? Not mentioned on the ModDB page...
                              It's mentioned in many places like kickstarter. Too bad they didn't choose Unigine.

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