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  • #76
    Ah, I haven't looked a single bit in the mods and didn't know they use compiled code. Perhaps back then it mattered performance wise.

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    • #77
      Shared Libraries

      Goldsrc and Source use the same module loading design. Thus source mods will have the same porting issue. Both engines use compiled libraries as dynamically loadable modules. The engine loads the modules at run-time and executes them. The SDKs do allow for some game logic to be scripted, but the mods themselves are always C++. In the case of something like Natural Selection 2, where the mod is completely written in Lua, this wouldn't be a problem.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Rhone View Post
        Goldsrc and Source use the same module loading design. Thus source mods will have the same porting issue. Both engines use compiled libraries as dynamically loadable modules. The engine loads the modules at run-time and executes them. The SDKs do allow for some game logic to be scripted, but the mods themselves are always C++. In the case of something like Natural Selection 2, where the mod is completely written in Lua, this wouldn't be a problem.
        IIRC, the Black Mesa developers said it's unlikely the port will be released to Mac and Linux.
        First off the SDKs are not available. Additionally, the mod contains a lot of platform dependent stuff (read Windows).

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        • #79
          Originally posted by entropy View Post
          IIRC, the Black Mesa developers said it's unlikely the port will be released to Mac and Linux.
          First off the SDKs are not available. Additionally, the mod contains a lot of platform dependent stuff (read Windows).
          They will port it if it's easy.
          Originally posted by http://wiki.blackmesasource.com/General_FAQ#Will_Black_Mesa_be_ported_to_Xbox360.2 C_Mac_or_another_platform.3F
          Linux will be supported only if developers could port the codebase over easily [11].

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          • #80
            Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
            They will port it if it's easy.
            Sounds even better when quoted directly:
            If we can port our codebase over easily, we will probably support Linux.
            http://forums.blackmesasource.com/sh...ostcount=20232

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            • #81
              Installed today on windows Half Life generations. ( add game to steam)

              Then rebooted pc, and started SUSE,

              Then started steam, and there was for me to download, Half life and Counterstrike.

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