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  • #76
    Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
    Thats why you typically see ports from studios say "Ubuntu Linux" instead of "Linux".
    You do know that two examples does not exactly equal a trend, right?

    You notice most Indies don't say this crap.

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    • #77
      Holy crap that was exactly what I did not want to hear again for the thousandth time^
      One ....more......time...
      I don't care if the CEO himself is a panda, get it out of the game, it does not belong in the genre.
      I don't care if god himself is a panda and we are all pandas inside and the cartoon movie called kung fu pandas was never made it is still a retarded character and the very very very last choice that should have ever been made and most stupidest and most childish like character you could ever choose.
      If there was no kung fu panda movie someone would have thought of it (as a doll, cartoon, tv show, something) anyways because the animal is a kiddy cutie icon that does not belong in the genre as a playable character warrior period.
      It does not belong!
      Next expansion - hello kitty class
      Strawberry shortcake death knights
      My little pony mounts

      NO!!!! Stop it now!

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      • #78
        Originally posted by aironeous View Post

        Torchlight 2, that'll get my money though.
        I hope to God they bring TL2 to Linux and soon.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
          I hope to God they bring TL2 to Linux and soon.
          I wouldn't hold my breath. I was looking it up during the Steam holiday sales to decide if it would be worth buying, but from what I have seen from their devs a Linux port is a low priority and a ways out if ever. So I skipped them over this round, waiting to see if anything changes by the time the summer sale comes around, I got enough games to keep me occupied until the official Steam release and then a bunch more games I own should finally become available to play natively, so I don't mind waiting.

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          • #80
            Runic Games are rather like Team Meat in that they think Linux is only worth supporting to get into the Humble Indie Bundle. Which is somewhat unfortunate, but means we will likely see a port of TL2 in a later Bundle, just like we did with Shank 2 (whose devs seem to have a similar mindset).

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            • #81
              Originally posted by aironeous View Post
              Holy crap that was exactly what I did not want to hear again for the thousandth time^
              One ....more......time...
              I don't care if the CEO himself is a panda, get it out of the game, it does not belong in the genre.
              I don't care if god himself is a panda and we are all pandas inside and the cartoon movie called kung fu pandas was never made it is still a retarded character and the very very very last choice that should have ever been made and most stupidest and most childish like character you could ever choose.
              If there was no kung fu panda movie someone would have thought of it (as a doll, cartoon, tv show, something) anyways because the animal is a kiddy cutie icon that does not belong in the genre as a playable character warrior period.
              It does not belong!
              Next expansion - hello kitty class
              Strawberry shortcake death knights
              My little pony mounts

              NO!!!! Stop it now!
              For a game you don't play and don't care about, you sure seem to care about it an awful lot.

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              • #82
                I have to correct myself. I did a nother run of strings ont he exe's and StarCraft is the one with no linux references. Nor do I find any apple or osx references. Diable 3 does have osx and linux references:

                strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i linux
                Linux
                All Linux

                strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i cache
                Data_D3\PC\MPQs\Cache\%s\%s-%s%s.MPQ
                Data_D3\PC\MPQs\Cache\OSX\%s-%s%s.MPQ
                Data_D3\PC\MPQs\Cache\Win\%s-%s%s.MPQ
                Data_D3\PC\MPQs\Cache\base\%s-%s%s.MPQ

                strings Wow-64.exe | grep -i linuxLinux
                IsLinuxClient

                Is64BitClient
                IsLinuxClient
                IsMacClient
                IsWindowsClient

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                • #83
                  who cares if companies target ubuntu?

                  it's not like packages for every distro under the sun aren't going to be made available by the community in under a week anyway.

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                  • #84
                    Wouldn't surprise me if Blizzard just release SC2, Diablo 3, and WoW on Linux at the same time since Sam Latinga (creator of SDL) was directly involved in developing most of their game engines wouldn't be a stretch to think they have Linux native clients of those three games. Most likely Warcraft 3 would be the only one left out.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by DMJC View Post
                      Wouldn't surprise me if Blizzard just release SC2, Diablo 3, and WoW on Linux at the same time since Sam Latinga (creator of SDL) was directly involved in developing most of their game engines wouldn't be a stretch to think they have Linux native clients of those three games. Most likely Warcraft 3 would be the only one left out.
                      I'd love to see that not for myself but it would be a pretty cool contribution to the Linux World.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                        Speaking for myself, I choose nvidia because it works.
                        And NVIDIA is what you should pick if you want Open Source drivers to catch up. If developers code against standard OpenGL 3/4 instructions on the feature-complete NVIDIA driver, lack of that support becomes bugs on all other drivers in the ecosystem.

                        Developers should code for the highest common denominator in this case so that the lack of GPU features become prioritized bugs in Open Source driver development.

                        OTOH, NVIDIA should be more of a community member and participate in nouveau driver development. They could could greatly help by providing documentation on power states/ clock frequency adjustment and other basic, low level initialization. If NVIDIA would commit to bringing Nouveau to feature-complete power management and 2D acceleration for each generation I'd imagine the community would respond a little better to them.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by twelvedogs View Post
                          it's not like packages for every distro under the sun aren't going to be made available by the community in under a week anyway.
                          Indeed. They're even managing it with Steam which is rather difficult at the moment, but Blizzard games are very portable. You can move them around your Windows or OS X directories at will and it still works just fine. Just tarball the darn thing and turn it into whichever package format you like in seconds.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by kazetsukai View Post
                            And NVIDIA is what you should pick if you want Open Source drivers to catch up.
                            No. You should send bugs about opensource driver problems, send donations or send hardware.

                            Because, if you want Africa to catch up, you don't buy Japanese products, you buy African products to stimulate the economy.

                            The time poll comes and 90% of users have nvidia claiming "help opensource, buy nvidia", opensource will be completely ignored further on.

                            Your phrase is like "kill for peace", I don't get it.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by entropy View Post
                              So they will port an already released game? Fine.


                              It's getting tiresome to read this with every major announcement of a Linux port. :/
                              I really don't see the problem here. I would MUCH RATHER have "Supported on Windows/Mac/Ubuntu" than "Supported on Windows/Mac".
                              Besides, the gaming on Linux have JUST started! And they have to start somewhere...!?
                              Starting with Ubuntu ... which have a large userbase, lots of distros based on Ubuntu, and a company with money in their back... it is a natural choice to start with Ubuntu.
                              And I find it extremely weird that I would see a complaint about announcements about games coming to Linux. Shouldn't we be happy about that? I certainly am.

                              AND if Blizz really does release WoW for Linux (Ubuntu), I might just start playing it. Simply to throw some money in their faces, no other reason
                              And I would do it with a smile

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Shahrizai View Post
                                I really don't see the problem here. I would MUCH RATHER have "Supported on Windows/Mac/Ubuntu" than "Supported on Windows/Mac".
                                Besides, the gaming on Linux have JUST started! And they have to start somewhere...!?
                                Starting with Ubuntu ... which have a large userbase, lots of distros based on Ubuntu, and a company with money in their back... it is a natural choice to start with Ubuntu.
                                And I find it extremely weird that I would see a complaint about announcements about games coming to Linux. Shouldn't we be happy about that? I certainly am.
                                We are happy about that, but this is not the start of gaming on Linux and the problem here is that Blizzard is buying into a delusion which has been dismissed for well over a decade. Other gaming companies have been supporting Linux for years without resorting to these half-measures, and they have a lot less resources than Blizzard does. Look into the history of Linux gaming and you will see it is not technical problems such as their being multiple distros or this idea that free drivers are somehow going to prevent people from playing their games (not directed at you), it is in fact our relative lack of buying power. Please, look into the history of Linux gaming and you will see that Blizzard is being just as ignorant about this as you are (and please do not take that as an insult).

                                Also, the fact you described Canonical as a company with money, considering their major problem is their inability to make a profit...
                                Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 01-12-2013, 02:06 PM.

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