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With Valve On Linux, Has LGP Lost All Relevance?

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  • #76
    Originally posted by DMJC View Post
    Everytime some dumbass points out linux support is hard because of libs/distros I remind them that Loki solved that problem over a decade ago. Staticlly linked libs + self extracting executable installers. It's not rocket science.
    This is more or less what LGP is/was doing.
    (Though I personally replaced the libs with native copies in both X2 and X3 to get additional features (OpenAL/SDL))

    The irony is that the same is being done since Windows 3.11 in more-or-less every single Windows applications I worked with / developed.
    msvcrt*.dll changes across different Windows versions / VS distributions (let alone side DLLs such as dbghelp.dll) can wreck havoc on unsuspecting users, hence, even Microsoft bundles world + dog DLL in all of its products.

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