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  • Can we like... stay on topic? It's getting real painful to read the thread for game suggestions with all these discussions.

    Take the WINE/Windows salestalk discussion elsewhere. Post if you have something to contribute with regards to the porting wishlist.
    Last edited by niniendowarrior; 07-01-2008, 08:29 PM.

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    • Back on page 10, I suggested writing to Blizzard from their webform requesting that they make their games support Linux. Here was their response:
      Blizzard currently does not develop for the Linux platform; however, we are keeping an eye on the progress of Linux and may change in the future. Currently we only support our games on the platforms listed on the box/website. There are some issues with Linux that may interfere with a connection to our servers as well. Overall, we do not support the use of our games on Linux.
      It wasn't quite what I had hoped for, but at least they were nice enough to respond. That whole thing about Linux interfering with connecting to their servers seems...strange tho I wonder if M$ told them that

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      • They were referring to the WoW/Cedega mass banning of Cedega players.

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        • Originally posted by Max Spain View Post
          It wasn't quite what I had hoped for, but at least they were nice enough to respond. That whole thing about Linux interfering with connecting to their servers seems...strange tho I wonder if M$ told them that
          they've told me that they can't answer anything now

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          • My personal wish list:

            * America's Army
            * IL-2 Sturmovik (I would even buy that game again as it is unquestionably one of the best flight simulations ever)

            And even if its not gonna happen:

            * StarCraft II
            * Diablo III

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            • My list in no particular order:

              -Witchaven I and II
              -System shock 1
              -soldier of fortune II
              -Rise of the Triad
              -cod4
              -ut3

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              • I bet this would be a best seller.

                http://bussimulator.icebytesgames.de....php?id=71&L=1

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                • Originally posted by Janusz11 View Post
                  My personal wish list:

                  * America's Army
                  * IL-2 Sturmovik (I would even buy that game again as it is unquestionably one of the best flight simulations ever)

                  And even if its not gonna happen:

                  * StarCraft II
                  * Diablo III
                  Heh... IL-2's a maybe- it'll depend on whether 1C and UbiSoft are receptive to a port project for it and the upcoming sequel. The rest is unlikely.

                  America's Army is an AD for the US Army, first and foremost. The DoD can't take money for someone to make the Linux version modernized as a current title, nor do they have the budget, really, to continue making the Linux version go. We're lucky we got it as long as we could- and you can thank Ryan Gordon for that much.

                  Old Blizzard titles are unlikely and Diablo III...really...this thread is a request for things that're going to be practical or doable by the community as a whole. Diablo III, which is an in-progress AAA franchise title, would depend on their publisher's kindness- which hasn't been very good to us overall in the recent past.

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                  • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                    My list in no particular order:

                    -Witchaven I and II
                    -System shock 1
                    -soldier of fortune II
                    -Rise of the Triad
                    -cod4
                    -ut3
                    Witchaven titles - not likely. Studio went bye-bye and we'd need the engine mods to the Build Engine that they did to accomplish driving their assets.

                    System Shock - Not possible. Looking Glass went defunct and there was no clear release of where the code went to when they did because they were an Indie studio when they published both.

                    Soldier of Fortune II - Maybe. Need to get a few of these likely candidates under our belts before we go to Raven and ask 'em about it or anything else they've got rights to.

                    Call of Duty 4 - Heh... Mainline AAA title from Activision. Not going to happen at this time or in the near to medium future.

                    UT3 - Epic's working on this. Uh, this list is soliciting ideas for things that either *I* or some other porting interest can realistically get rights to. THIS isn't it.
                    Last edited by Svartalf; 07-07-2008, 01:30 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                      Can you stop and be serious like you were with the Falcon 4 suggestion?

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                      • The head of the thread now has been updated with the current Dead-In-The-Water, Maybe, and Cheking Into titles suggested in the forums.

                        If you want to see the list, click here.

                        This thread's gotten long in the tooth and I will probably make a MKII version of the thread here shortly with the lists so we can keep track of it all.

                        I would like to ask people to keep this honest. It's not a blind wish list for anything and everything- it's a request for suggestions of cool stuff that someone, myself or others, can realistically obtain the rights to produce a Linux port for. If you've got an inside connection with a AAA title producing studio or their publisher so that it's possible, say so when you ask for it- otherwise put the pie in the sky aspirations elsewhere, please.

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                        • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                          Can you stop and be serious like you were with the Falcon 4 suggestion?
                          How is Lucasarts, or do they ask for insane cash?

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                          • Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                            How is Lucasarts, or do they ask for insane cash?
                            I don't know about recent times, but they've been uninterested in things without lots of it. That's why, while I really like KotOR, it's not on the maybe list right at the moment. I don't think the Force Unleashed is a prospect right at the moment...

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                            I'll tickle them after we get going on one or more of the current seriously evaluated titles are more gelled or in progress- unless someone can get our foot in the door there, that is...

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                            • I haven't seen anyone mention either of these particular titles before, so here's my wish list:
                              • Curse: The Eye of Isis
                              • Theme Hospital

                              I think EA holds the rights to Theme Hospital, but I'm not sure who retains the rights for Curse.

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                              • I think Grand Prix Legends is really a dead-end, IMO. They were published by Sierra and that probably means it's not going to bode well. I doubt Papyrus owns the rights on that title.

                                Here's an idea, Svartalf. Oblivion and Morrowind are out of the picture for fairly obvious reasons. I wonder if Bethesda would be interested in an update/port of Daggerfall into 3D. What do you think?

                                Also, maybe you can ask Capcom if they can license out Devil May Cry or Resident Evil... you just never know.
                                Last edited by niniendowarrior; 07-07-2008, 06:37 PM.

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