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  • #16
    Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
    Or run the game using vmware or any other kind of virtualization ??
    I don't know anything about virtualization, just guessing.
    It'll be like running the game on an 8mb video card, and don't forget about the resources being tapped by the Host OS while the VM is running. There is supposed to be some sort of virtualization software thats made for games, but it'll be a long time before I actually buy it.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
      The only thing one can charge against Epic is that they don't provide any information at all on the topic. And that they are deleting posts from the official forum, as Smurphy experienced earlier. This last point is really a shame for them. It's censorship and it's untolerable.
      Well, we'll see what happens. Michael's placed a post prominently in the forums, asking for information as there's been allegations of deleted posts and inquiries about the status. I expect dead silence at this point- even if they've been deleting stuff. That's a political landmine, that... >:-)

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      • #18
        Yeehh ARGG I feel like an asshat having bought the game already, havn't even opened it.

        I've got over 100 hours logged in quake wars because of this :PPPP

        http://stats.enemyterritory.com/profile/rawdod

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
          Well, we'll see what happens. Michael's placed a post prominently in the forums, asking for information as there's been allegations of deleted posts and inquiries about the status. I expect dead silence at this point- even if they've been deleting stuff. That's a political landmine, that... >:-)
          Do you by chance have a direct link to this post ???

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
            Well, we'll see what happens. Michael's placed a post prominently in the forums, asking for information as there's been allegations of deleted posts and inquiries about the status. I expect dead silence at this point- even if they've been deleting stuff. That's a political landmine, that... >:-)
            And the thread got closed after being pointed to the November FAQ entry. There's one thing that's very clear: Epic doesn't want people asking about Linux around their forums. The thread from Michael got closed, mind you, not deleted.

            The thread would be this, and you can read all about it in Michael's eloquent speech here

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            • #21
              It's a big shame. I do dual-boot with Windows, but only because I cannot let go of FFXI. I keep getting very tempted to buy UT3, since I still play both UT and UT2004 today - that decision would be so much easier if they released a Linux client. I do not like dual-booting, it's a pain having to switch between OS's, so being able to play previous UT's without having to log back into Windows is great.

              I'm not overly surprised about Epic's reaction, they've been the centre of some pretty shoddy PR handling over the past 2 years, Mark Rein especially has a habit of speaking without considering the consequences and how it will be taken. The guy just has no idea about how to approach PR. Knowing Rein's past record, he probably didn't mean to describe the Linux client as a 'pet project' in the frankly insulting way it came across, it's just so typical of Mark to say something like that, but not actually mean it quite like that.

              Here's another conspiracy theory to throw into the works, Epic is one of the key players in the recently established 'PC Gaming Alliance', an alliance that seems to be very Windows-centric.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Shakey_Jake33 View Post
                Here's another conspiracy theory to throw into the works, Epic is one of the key players in the recently established 'PC Gaming Alliance', an alliance that seems to be very Windows-centric.
                For all intents and purposes, in the gaming scene "PC" is but a synonym of "Windows" (with just two letters), but term PC encompasses x86(_64) Linux, Mac and Windows "PCs"... and even in that context it is used "wrong", PC is simply "Personal Computer" regardless of the architecture (PowerPC, SPARC, x86[_64], IA64, PA-RISC, MIPS, etc), so long as it remains personal.

                At any rate, wasn't there a Microsoft "initiative" to label and market "Games for Windows" to give Vista big push?

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                • #23
                  Oh - yes ... Windows centric alliance.
                  However - note that Microsoft is having big issues with Vista anyway. So - if they're not carefull - they'll ground.

                  According to my research - Microsoft is in the phase of Fighting according to this First they Laugh at you .... Here some more links available on this ...Check it out
                  Now - if that really is phase 3 we are talking about - it will really be only a matter of Cash until they admit they lost

                  I could even link this beheaviour of Epic to Microsoft's inability to really get Vista on the Market as expected. NOw imagin UT3 would run better under Linux than Windows Vista - what then ???

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                  • #24
                    The only thing most companies understand is money. So lets make a "boycott" list of companies which are not taking Linux users seriously and stop buying games and stuff from them. Epic has just made it to my list.

                    (My problem is actually that I don't have enough time to play the games I buy, I bought QW:ET when it came to Linux, and still have only logged 4-5 hours playing it I actually make it a point to buy games that look half-decent and which support Linux, even if I almost never play them...)

                    The only thing I don't like about most Linux-games is that they don't have a dedicated Linux-game, so there is no way for the developers to know how many Linux-only games they have sold.

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                    • #25
                      WE should just make sure no more linux servers are used to host the games ... Imagine how unstable and Virus prone the new game-servers would be ...

                      Guess that would be a direct Strike to all of them !

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                      • #26
                        As if... Official game servers (you know, the ones run by the publishers and studios that developed the game?) more often than not use Linux to host those servers, so what then?

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                        • #27
                          Looks like it's getting coverage on linux today now.

                          http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story...17-26-NW-GM-SW

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                          • #28
                            It's gotten coverage on LinuxGames...

                            http://www.linuxgames.com/archives/10256#comment-328265

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                            • #29
                              Is there going to be a linux client at all?

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                              • #30
                                some speculations near the end: http://blog.sillica.com/2008/05/30/v...it-linux-soon/

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