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  • Originally posted by PenGun View Post
    It's been the same since ... damn I can't remember.

    Anyway the solution is brain dead simple but there is no discipline in open source.

    DON'T RUN THEIR SERVERS TILL THEY COME UP WITH A CLIENT.

    Sorry for yelling but it should be obvious.
    Is there data on the proportion of server run on which platform? How many Linux servers are out there, anyway? What about the "official" servers for which the community has no control over?

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    • It's a shame that such company doesn't make Linux support for their games.
      I really liked Unreal and UT series and I've been buing their games just because they had native linux servers and clients. And now I wont buy any Epic game if they wont bring back native support for Linux.

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      • Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
        Is there data on the proportion of server run on which platform? How many Linux servers are out there, anyway? What about the "official" servers for which the community has no control over?
        Pretty much all hosting companies use the Linux side server which is why the servers almost ALWAYS get done.

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        • Originally posted by PenGun View Post
          It's been the same since ... damn I can't remember.

          Anyway the solution is brain dead simple but there is no discipline in open source.

          DON'T RUN THEIR SERVERS TILL THEY COME UP WITH A CLIENT.

          Sorry for yelling but it should be obvious.
          Unfortunately, since the "official" servers use it, you end up missing the bulk of the actual offending situation that way- the servers still get used anyhow with whatever game you're talking about. It's part of the answer, yes, but it's not the solution you're looking for.

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          • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
            Unfortunately, since the "official" servers use it, you end up missing the bulk of the actual offending situation that way- the servers still get used anyhow with whatever game you're talking about. It's part of the answer, yes, but it's not the solution you're looking for.
            Really makes you wonder if Windows is so good a games platform, why not host the servers also on Windows? I'm sure management at Redmond would be more than pleased to have their systems used to host the servers of the "Games for Windows" initiative (yeah, I'm a bit bitter today)

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            • Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
              Really makes you wonder if Windows is so good a games platform, why not host the servers also on Windows? I'm sure management at Redmond would be more than pleased to have their systems used to host the servers of the "Games for Windows" initiative (yeah, I'm a bit bitter today)
              It's less stable, it costs more per server, and it's something that can't be automated as readily. Client-side, Windows is "okay" for games, it's, as Linux users all know, not anywhere near as good for headless stuff as Linux is.

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              • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                It's less stable, it costs more per server, and it's something that can't be automated as readily. Client-side, Windows is "okay" for games, it's, as Linux users all know, not anywhere near as good for headless stuff as Linux is.
                I know, just had to point out the obvious.

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                • Not buying UT3 until the Linux client is released. Almost half of the year past already.

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                  • If there was more linux users, like in the hundreds of thousands, voicing their protest, in an organized way, they might listen. As of now, they just dont care.

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                    • Look at the bright side, the price will keep dropping. UT3 is at $30 US now.

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                      • Let's wait then until the price goes below 10$, usually bargain bin price.

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                        • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                          If there was more linux users, like in the hundreds of thousands, voicing their protest, in an organized way, they might listen. As of now, they just dont care.
                          Well, I think we do have enough people to get their attention, its just things aren't quite organized enough, people aren't stepping up, I guess some people think that things just take care of themselves when this is not always the case. But I will say that nagging them is not the solution.

                          The best way to bring it about is to do it in a way where we aren't annoying them yet are bringing a strong point across. Something the community and the people would recognize. But all of this takes organization and alot of care.

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                          • selfquote from 12-05-2007
                            it will probably be delayed till june.
                            and i was thinking i was pessimistic.
                            well, still a couple of weeks left ;-)

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                            • Originally posted by Malikith View Post
                              Well, I think we do have enough people to get their attention, its just things aren't quite organized enough, people aren't stepping up, I guess some people think that things just take care of themselves when this is not always the case. But I will say that nagging them is not the solution.

                              The best way to bring it about is to do it in a way where we aren't annoying them yet are bringing a strong point across. Something the community and the people would recognize. But all of this takes organization and alot of care.

                              Well I wrote to about 20 mainstream news tech sites about the situation, the total number of sites willing to do a story on it was 0. You even take a look at the diggs on the subject and interest was low. It's at the point now where you wonder if Epic would even bother spending the capitol to work around legal issues. The story couldn't even get a 1000 diggs, so you have to look at it from Epics point of view and look at the return on investment. Right now it just doesn't make financial sense.

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                              • Well, at least I can thank Epic for not having to upgrade my 7900 GTX to be able to play UT3 in WUXGA.

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