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    Phoronix: Codemasters Will Eventually Port Games To Linux

    Codemasters, the game studio behind many popular PC racing games, eventually plans to support Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4MzI

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    I miss TOCA, that was a great series. Hopefully GRID Autosport winds up being the return to form they are touting it to be. I liked the first GRID well enough, but was hugely disappointed by GRID 2, despite it being extremely similar to the first GRID. it just felt like it swung the needle further toward the arcadey side of racing, which is the opposite direction I wanted it to go.

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    • #3
      My wallet is ready.

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      • #4
        Any news contributing toward dethroning Windows as the last bastion of PC-based games, is welcome news. Thank God for Gaben too, he saw the light first.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MartinN View Post
          Any news contributing toward dethroning Windows as the last bastion of PC-based games, is welcome news. Thank God for Gaben too, he saw the light first.
          I've only bought two consoles in my life - the N64...and now that I've children, the XBox 360 about a year or so ago. Can't wait to see what Valve produces w/their steam powered consoles - I'll sell the XBox and upgrade just for the hell of it.

          My only concern is how developer friendly this new console of theirs is going to be... If they make it anal retentive to developers instead of building out a solid framework, it's not going to seriously take off right away. They really have one shot at this, as far as I can see, and they need all the help and assistance they can get in dethroning gorillas that reign the gaming industry now.

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          • #6
            There were numerous announcements in the past.
            When you look at steam only the stupiest trash games do actually release.

            It can't take ages to do a fuckin port.

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            • #7
              This is awesome news!

              May I suggest that they start with Micro Machines Turbo Tournament '96?

              Obviously it goes without saying but if DRM is involved, they might as well not bother with the port. I wont be buying it.
              Last edited by kpedersen; 05-06-2014, 03:52 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MartinN View Post
                My only concern is how developer friendly this new console of theirs is going to be...
                Considering the fact that indie developers don't seem to have any difficulties supporting Linux (indie titles are releasing for Linux on Steam on almost daily basis) I can only expect big studios not to have any troubles supporting the platform.

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                • #9
                  And in other news...

                  The Linux port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown might be in testing soon!

                  http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...right-now.3645

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                  • #10
                    D0pamine is pleased with this news

                    Codemasters has produced many excellent games - from the dizzy series to the toca series ( i prefer dizzy )

                    EDIT:- Are the Oliver twins still involved in game development?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MartinN View Post
                      My only concern is how developer friendly this new console of theirs is going to be... If they make it anal retentive to developers instead of building out a solid framework, it's not going to seriously take off right away.
                      Given that SteamOS is Real Linux(tm), basically it'll be as easy/hard to develop for as normal desktop linux.

                      Originally posted by MartinN View Post
                      They really have one shot at this, as far as I can see, and they need all the help and assistance they can get in dethroning gorillas that reign the gaming industry now.
                      If you think that you really don't understand what Valve is doing. Valve isn't playing a short game that relies upon the success of any particular steammachine or even the immediate success of the steam machines, Valve is playing at a long game of taking over the console market and unifying the PC and console ecosystems and as a side effect of that will make Linux a viable gaming platform and in the very long term the preferred platform, at which point we'll probably start seeing SteamOS gaming laptops and desktops showing up, which may eventually trickle down into more consumer brands. If Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, and other 'critical applications' get ported over to SteamOS and the OEMs do end up pushing SteamOS on the desktop/laptop then maybe in 5-10 years Linux will have displaced windows on the desktop front.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                        Given that SteamOS is Real Linux(tm), basically it'll be as easy/hard to develop for as normal desktop linux.


                        If you think that you really don't understand what Valve is doing. Valve isn't playing a short game that relies upon the success of any particular steammachine or even the immediate success of the steam machines, Valve is playing at a long game of taking over the console market and unifying the PC and console ecosystems and as a side effect of that will make Linux a viable gaming platform and in the very long term the preferred platform, at which point we'll probably start seeing SteamOS gaming laptops and desktops showing up, which may eventually trickle down into more consumer brands. If Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, and other 'critical applications' get ported over to SteamOS and the OEMs do end up pushing SteamOS on the desktop/laptop then maybe in 5-10 years Linux will have displaced windows on the desktop front.
                        A SteamOS 'quickboot' option side-by-side *cough, dual-boot* your existing install would be sweet. Boot to the BigScreen in 3 seconds and watch your shows, play some base games etc on flights.

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                        • #13
                          It's always great news when more game companies jump on the Linux ship! They days of Windows are numbered if this keeps up

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                          • #14
                            If you support Codemasters, you support ponies.

                            (they hired one of the PonyKart devs :P)

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                            • #15
                              Damnit, I gave away my force feedback wheel (SideWinder) less than a year ago ...

                              Nevertheeless, great move by codeasters!

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