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  • #16
    Originally posted by BSDude View Post
    AFAIK, PPC is alive and still kickin'. Albeit they're not in the desktop segment. Just server and embedded. POWER8 looks darn nice!
    Ha ha, Yeah I know it's still alive and kicking in the mainframe and embedded markets. I used to have to deal with IBM iSeries machines. Unfortunately those just had a crappy OS on top of awesome hardware. Didn't even have USB support...

    Oddly, now when I think PPC, I think of overly expensive Amiga accelerators. I almost bought a Mac laptop right before they switched to Intel, just because I wanted to own a PPC. But that never happened.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by stiiixy View Post
      You just reminded me about that Turbolinux (??) build of the PS3 designed to make it a desktop.

      Apparently TB-L is defunct entirely now. Ah well =P
      Sony made a huge mistake when they tried to popularize Linux among PS3 users. In that time, Loki didn't exist, but Sony could cooperate with LGP, Runesoft, Illwinter Game Design, and Hyperion Entertainment to sell existing classic games, and they could port more PPC games in the future. How it is possible that millions PS3 users installed Linux but perhaps only several of them tried to run a commercial Linux PPC games on PS3?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gbudny View Post
        Sony made a huge mistake when they tried to popularize Linux among PS3 users. In that time, Loki didn't exist, but Sony could cooperate with LGP, Runesoft, Illwinter Game Design, and Hyperion Entertainment to sell existing classic games, and they could port more PPC games in the future. How it is possible that millions PS3 users installed Linux but perhaps only several of them tried to run a commercial Linux PPC games on PS3?
        Sony didn't expose the GPU, and thus Linux was running with software accel (a special llvmpipe, IIRC). Even with the SPUs, not high quality gaming without the GPU.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Spittie View Post
          I think the rumor started because it's featured here: http://store.steampowered.com/living...eamController/
          No, if you read the article it clearly states where the rumor originated from: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTQ3Nzc
          Note that the article is from before the steam controller was announced (and even in that case, I'm pretty sure most people assumed it was a tease at the streaming capabilities).

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tuke81 View Post
            More like a sequel to Alpha Centauri, EA owns that name so they did not wan't to risk using it.
            I absolutely WISH that EA just released the source code to that game. I'm kind of annoyed that such a popular game is held in vaults by EA of all companies. Screw Origin for that matter. I'll never buy an Origin game EVER.

            Good on Firaxis for making this game. I'll be looking forward to it and will purchase it on steam.

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            • #21
              I'm pretty sure Origin as an entity was absorbed by EA many moons ago. There haven't been any games published as Origin since... I'd say Ultima Online. Well pretty much, just verified on mobygames.com that 2006 was the last expansion of Ultima Online published by ORIGIN Systems, Inc. They also Published a Wing Commander 1+2 in 2011, but I'm sure that was just a republish. Though it also says that the studio was closed on Febuary 25, 2004. Sad sad days. They made some of my favorite games.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by leech View Post
                I'm pretty sure Origin as an entity was absorbed by EA many moons ago. There haven't been any games published as Origin since... I'd say Ultima Online. Well pretty much, just verified on mobygames.com that 2006 was the last expansion of Ultima Online published by ORIGIN Systems, Inc. They also Published a Wing Commander 1+2 in 2011, but I'm sure that was just a republish. Though it also says that the studio was closed on Febuary 25, 2004. Sad sad days. They made some of my favorite games.
                Did I mention that I don't like EA? Origin was good until EA took over.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by b15hop View Post
                  Did I mention that I don't like EA? Origin was good until EA took over.
                  You guys talking aboit the company or the software, Orogin?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by stiiixy View Post
                    You guys talking aboit the company or the software, Orogin?
                    The company that made such great games as the Ultima series, No Remorse, Autoduel, etc. Speaking of Autoduel, who owns the video game rights to that? Steve Jackson still? If I were ever to get into programming enough that I could design a game, it'd be an Autoduel game. Loved that one.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by stiiixy View Post
                      You guys talking aboit the company or the software, Orogin?
                      So tell me when Origin will be next released on Linux? (the software)

                      I doubt you will ever see EA publish games on Linux. Android maybe, but not directly to Linux.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by b15hop View Post
                        So tell me when Origin will be next released on Linux? (the software)

                        I doubt you will ever see EA publish games on Linux. Android maybe, but not directly to Linux.
                        Okey dokey. Not sure how you managed that. I was just clarifying whay Origin tjey wete talking abouy. Nothing to do with Windows, Linux etc.

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                        • #27
                          So, did anyone else read that this is a mod for Civ:5 in the same vein as Colonisation was for Civ 4? And apparently coming in October 2014 and Amazon is probably asking 27E* for it?

                          It should have Linux support by de facto now that base-Civ5 is on Linux.

                          Anyway, http://www.civilization.com/uk/games...-beyond-earth/ and steam had some links for the rest.


                          *27E is about 38 US/AU/NZ space bucks and 21 arse pounds.

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                          • #28
                            Geeh linux reordering is up:

                            https://www.gameagent.com/games/sid-...nd-earth-linux

                            BEYOND EARTH MAC AND LINUX LAUNCH DETAILS
                            DATE: Oct 20, 2014POSTED BY: David Hinkle
                            We're pleased to announce Aspyr has lined up launch timing for the Mac and Linux versions of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. Mac and Linux users will be able to play on their respective platforms Holiday 2014.
                            Players anxious to take a turn at the Mac and Linux versions may pre-order Beyond Earth right now through Aspyr's online store at GameAgent.com. All pre-orders through GameAgent.com will include the Exoplanets Map Pack as a free bonus. Additionally, any customers who are established GameAgent members will find a note on the Beyond Earth product page that will grant them a special 15% pre-order discount. This offer expires once the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth have launched.
                            Beyond Earth on Mac and Linux will include all of the features found in the Windows PC release. All versions of Beyond Earth will support cross-platform multiplayer through Steam, and all who purchase the game through Steam will have access to each specific platform version through Steamplay.
                            Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launches worldwide on Windows PC on October 24, 2014.
                            No word which opengl version is used but system requirements might suggest opengl4?:
                            Linux System Requirements (Steam)
                            Operating System: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
                            CPU Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
                            CPU Speed: 2.4GHz
                            Memory: 4 GB RAM
                            Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
                            Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6450
                            Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
                            Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
                            Video Memory (VRam): 1GB
                            Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.

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