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  • #31
    Originally posted by canezila View Post
    I dont understand why certain people take comfort in slamming Mike. Several negative points against Mike.... I am guessing person/physical inadequate-complex. Hope you feel better because you sound like a little girl. How about providing something positive?
    Something positive would be Mike bothering to spend 5 minutes to verify the crap he puts up before posting it. There is a long list of games that have the "Linux" checkbox ticked in Steam that don't have the requisite files or config to actually launch.

    Now if Michael has posted something like "Metro Last Light" showing signs of linux support that would be one thing. Instead he posted an article that isn't even close to the truth and when Linux support is finished, if it ever is, he'll claim he just "scooped the story" before anyone else when instead he posted unverified tabloid quality drivel and called it news. Its not a scoop if its not yet true and you claim it is.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by godlike_panos View Post
      if that's true first of all its great news and I'll buy 10 just to thank them. the second thing is to know how the hell they ported their engine to opengl simply because it's very modern with quite new features
      OpenGL is on par if not more powerful than Direct3D in quite a few ways. Any AAA title or Engine with PS3 or Mac support is going to have an OpenGL render which is just as good looking and powerful as the Windows/Xbox D3D one.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Jonimus View Post
        Something positive would be Mike bothering to spend 5 minutes to verify the crap he puts up before posting it. There is a long list of games that have the "Linux" checkbox ticked in Steam that don't have the requisite files or config to actually launch.

        Now if Michael has posted something like "Metro Last Light" showing signs of linux support that would be one thing. Instead he posted an article that isn't even close to the truth and when Linux support is finished, if it ever is, he'll claim he just "scooped the story" before anyone else when instead he posted unverified tabloid quality drivel and called it news. Its not a scoop if its not yet true and you claim it is.
        OK I understand your point. Maybe I was out of line. If so, I apologize. Just seems harsh reactions. This is my favorite Linux news site and I have seen other linux sites/distros/etc come and go and would hate to see people ungrateful even if, yes, maybe he jumped the gun.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by canezila View Post
          yes, maybe he jumped the gun.
          Not for the first time.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by leech View Post
            I still haven't beat the first one, but love that I'll be able to play the second one on Linux!
            Apparently (according to like minded friends), the second one isn't nearly as difficult as the first. It sounds like it's worth getting.

            I did not like the first, I got pissed off scrambling for oxygen canisters etc. I don't have time for crap like that, with so many other games I'd rather play.

            I still haven't used Steam on Linux (I don't like many distros, and would rather not have to have a "multilib" system) but I might some day when there are more titles ported. I'll buy Metro Last Light on Windows for this though (i.e. then I'll have it available on Steam for Linux). I wasn't going to bother (leftover prejudice from the first one), but if they are porting it to LInux it's the least I can do. A game (that I don't already have) that I actually want, even a little.

            A few of my old favourites have 64 bit binaries, and certainly the open source games (I compile those anyway, even if it's just "because I can") so I still have a few things I play in 64 bit Linux.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by chris200x9 View Post
              I own the game, it's listed in my linux games. I'm getting a missing executable message at the minute though, but yea it's under my linux games!
              Have you looked into if there maybe is a beta to test out? Right click on the game in your library, choose properties and then under the "beta" tab (if any) you may find a list of betas or earlier versions. Hopefully there is a linux beta there?

              I had the same thing with Euro Truck Simulator 2.. once i bought the game it showed up under linux games, great, but got the "missing exec" error. But after chosing linux beta i can now play that game (works very well btw)

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              • #37
                I actually don't care about the game, but if they release it, Ill buy it, just to show my appreciation for a Linux Port.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by birdstream View Post
                  Have you looked into if there maybe is a beta to test out? Right click on the game in your library, choose properties and then under the "beta" tab (if any) you may find a list of betas or earlier versions. Hopefully there is a linux beta there?

                  I had the same thing with Euro Truck Simulator 2.. once i bought the game it showed up under linux games, great, but got the "missing exec" error. But after chosing linux beta i can now play that game (works very well btw)
                  no beta

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Plombo View Post
                    Whoa! What brought this about? It wasn't exactly expected.
                    The death of the craptacular movie tie-in and "professional wrestling" publisher THQ.

                    Hopefully the sales are good enough we can get the original ported as well as the novel 2034 as Last Light isn't a direct sequel to the first book/game.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Jonimus View Post
                      Something positive would be Mike bothering to spend 5 minutes to verify the crap he puts up before posting it. There is a long list of games that have the "Linux" checkbox ticked in Steam that don't have the requisite files or config to actually launch.

                      Now if Michael has posted something like "Metro Last Light" showing signs of linux support that would be one thing. Instead he posted an article that isn't even close to the truth and when Linux support is finished, if it ever is, he'll claim he just "scooped the story" before anyone else when instead he posted unverified tabloid quality drivel and called it news. Its not a scoop if its not yet true and you claim it is.
                      Yeah, I had seen this posted in the Steam forums some 5 hours before Larabel posted about it, while it would be a great game to add to the library, it still seems a bit out there and this is hopefully not a ploy to get over eager Linux gamers(read as SUCKERS) to buy a game they'll never get to play on Linux so that they can start making the money lost by THQ.

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                      • #41
                        So, fake news?

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                        • #42
                          Wow, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the most technically advanced game on Linux?

                          My decision to use the Radeon driver up until now has been based on the fact that it can run anything I throw at it because there's nothing that would particularly push it on Linux. But this is a bit of a game changer.

                          What's the performance difference these days between Radeon and fglrx with particular reference to gaming (I'm on a 6870)?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
                            Wow, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the most technically advanced game on Linux?
                            I don't know Metro, but not sure if it would compare to Unigine in tech.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by curaga View Post
                              I don't know Metro, but not sure if it would compare to Unigine in tech.
                              Metro is more advanced than Unigine demos in my opinion and definitly better utilize GPU (lower CPU overhead than in Unigine demos). And the most important difference is fact that Unigine offer just benchmarks and Metro is real game.

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                              • #45
                                Can't wait, but the one thing I do not understand, the number of people wining about Micheal.

                                On the steam forum, already one reported it appeared in his library.
                                Not working yet, but still.

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