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  • #46
    Originally posted by whizse View Post
    Works fine here.

    I'm guessing you're having a problem with s3tc and/or 32-bit libs?
    Sorry, just installed libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0 lib, now works.

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    • #47
      luzl from russia

      Tell me, you have a RSS Feed of this blog ?

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
        The thing is, I am not petitioning the developers - I am petitioning the Humble Bundle guys themselves. The Bundle is a showcase for cross-platform DRM-independent games. If you have a problem with one of your middlewares that prevents it being properly ported to Linux, it should not qualify for the showcase. Other developers have put a lot of effort into making sure there games ran natively on Linux - including ripping out such incompatible middlewares in favour of better supported cross-platform ones. I do not see why LIMBO got a free ride.
        What about the Flash games? Isn't that even more of a free ride? Or do you see that as inherently native?

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        • #49
          Well, that is merely a runtime, so it does qualify as being native I guess. But Flash games are completely different kettle of fish that afflicts us all...

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          • #50
            Open source

            I'll buy only if it's open source, else not.

            Paying for proprietary software?
            You got to be fucking kidding me.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              I'll buy only if it's open source, else not.

              Paying for proprietary software?
              You got to be fucking kidding me.
              So don't buy it?
              Why do you feel the need to go on with your tired rhetoric? You're worse than the people on forums who say "lol just use windows!!!!!!111"

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              • #52
                Hmm... I was just about to pull the trigger on this bundle, primarily for Limbo and Bastion. But now that I read that Limbo is Wine'd up, I dunno. Sounds sketchy. Don't like Wine on my system either. I could just buy it on Windows I guess.

                Limbo is weird... It runs on OS X and iOS but not on Linux / Android. Is writing cross-platform software really that hard? (That's a rhetorical question.)


                Edit: oops, my bad... Limbo is not available on iOS (yet).
                Last edited by johnc; 06-04-2012, 02:32 PM.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by johnc View Post
                  Hmm... I was just about to pull the trigger on this bundle, primarily for Limbo and Bastion. But now that I read that Limbo is Wine'd up, I dunno. Sounds sketchy. Don't like Wine on my system either. I could just buy it on Windows I guess.

                  Limbo is weird... It runs on OS X and iOS but not on Linux / Android. Is writing cross-platform software really that hard? (That's a rhetorical question.)


                  Edit: oops, my bad... Limbo is not available on iOS (yet).
                  Limbo is NOT simply "Wine'd up". It is distributed as a standalone Crossover bottle. It integrates perfectly with system. I believe all possible code was ported - just the audio middleware really utilizes the wine libs. Someone said that because of that the whole audio should rewritten to fit native LInux. However, if the game heavily relies on audio as part of gameplay, it is not that easy to do! It so happens that Limbo contains clues written in music, so it has to run perfectly for the game to be playable.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Hirager View Post
                    Limbo is NOT simply "Wine'd up". It is distributed as a standalone Crossover bottle. It integrates perfectly with system. I believe all possible code was ported - just the audio middleware really utilizes the wine libs. Someone said that because of that the whole audio should rewritten to fit native LInux. However, if the game heavily relies on audio as part of gameplay, it is not that easy to do! It so happens that Limbo contains clues written in music, so it has to run perfectly for the game to be playable.
                    Ahh, thanks for the clarification. I guess if it runs reliably and without any performance regressions then it's still worth getting the Linux version, especially if I don't have to install any third-party stuff.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Hirager View Post
                      It integrates perfectly with system.
                      No it doesn't. When it doesn't like your graphics driver, it talks gibberish about shader models, in a windows styled error box.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by KameZero View Post
                        So don't buy it?
                        Why do you feel the need to go on with your tired rhetoric? You're worse than the people on forums who say "lol just use windows!!!!!!111"
                        To show that there are people who are willing to pay if its open source.
                        If they would open source, I would buy it 100%.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          To show that there are people who are willing to pay if its open source.
                          If they would open source, I would buy it 100%.
                          So email the games devs? Phoronix users don't really have any control over the source code of the hib games.

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                          • #58
                            Next petition is up.

                            http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/u...indie-bundles/

                            It's getting ridiculous.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                              Well, that is merely a runtime, so it does qualify as being native I guess. But Flash games are completely different kettle of fish that afflicts us all...
                              How is winelib not just a runtime but flash is?

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                                How is winelib not just a runtime but flash is?
                                I agree it is a bit of a tenuous distinction (especially with the quality of Flash on Linux), but at least with Flash you are writing to Flash and not Windows. In this case, they are writing to Windows instead of Linux and paring a translator with it in the hopes you would not notice. It would be like if you bought a book in Spanish that promised English support because for the price of the book they got some Spanish guy to follow you around and read the book out to you. It is all kind of awkward.

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