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    Phoronix: 100 Days & Counting For UT3 Linux Client

    It's with much disesteem that today marks 100 days since the release of Unreal Tournament 3 and there still is no UT3 Linux client available or any word when it may be released. A port is being worked on and there has been a UT3 Linux server build, but any Linux (or Mac) demo/client has yet to be released...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjM2Mg

  • #2
    i'd risk saying it's another 100 days away.

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    • #3
      A shame. This was one title I was really looking forward too, especially for the Linux support. Hoping for better fortunes if there is a UT4.

      My guess is that this mostly has to do with the integration of closed source and non-cross platform components into the engine.

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      • #4
        Who knows, this scandal may well mark the end of UT games coming to linux.

        Why one might ask? well this has been a total fiasco, and ill bet that the vast majority of the people that would have bought it to play on linux are now not going to, this will in turn make the statistics become abysmal, and then they wont be able to "justify" porting it anymore.. all because of their own incompetence.

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        • #5
          It really really pisses me off, because I bought UT3 and I haven't been able to play it for 1 second yet because of this.

          There support of linux in the past has been good.

          But this is silly, the least they could do is say whats going on.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oneman View Post
            It really really pisses me off, because I bought UT3 and I haven't been able to play it for 1 second yet because of this.
            And this is the exact reason why I do not buy any games *until* the native linux binary is out.

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            • #7
              In my eyes, Epic has lost a lot of its reputation after this. Let's hope they stick to their words and eventually release the client.

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              • #8
                Well you can play it on PS3 if you don't like Win

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kano View Post
                  Well you can play it on PS3 if you don't like Win
                  Hey now... You're pouring Naptha on top of those fires, lad...

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                  • #10
                    "I need bilingual people to help translate MojoSetup, so it's nicely localized for some upcoming titles that are shipping really soon."
                    quoted from http://icculus.org/news/news.php?id=4391 .

                    Maybe the UT3 linux client is near?

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                    • #11
                      I would still support pre-ordering games, as it's one of the most effective ways to get a game on Linux.

                      However, it's a different case when the company is failing to deliver the product after they'd decided on one... but I hope the best for them, still. Nothing will get better if one doesn't.

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                      • #12
                        I would support pre-ordering where it's merited. Runesoft actually did a decent job with their work on Deck13's titles. If they floated a pre-order on the next one that's in development, I suspect I could be convinced to consider doing a pre-order. Proven track record (on these titles at least ) so they get given the benefit of the doubt.

                        Other studios... Depends on the reputation of the studio and if they're honestly doing the work. Epic, until this little debacle, would have been on the short list. Id IS on the short list if they choose to run it that way on IdTech 5.

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