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  • Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Hell ya... need the cuss pack with it as well.
    Do ya think I'd fergit it? Nawww... Need the cuss pack. Wouldn't be the same game for the 17+ age group- without it, it's just not as funny.

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    • OK, in the spirit of keeping the spirits high , here I present you with my new proposals:

      - Mount & Blade

      This one seems interesting, since it's being published by Paradox AFAIK, and they arent hostile to linux.

      - Disciples 3

      made by .dat media and published by strategy first, which also publishes jack keane, which if im correct is available for linux, or will be, im not sure.

      - Sacred 2

      Made by Ascaron, published by Akella. From the same developers of Call of Juarez, I'd like to see that game ported to linux as well.

      - Velvet Assasin

      Upcoming first person game by german developer Replay Studios, dont know their attitude towards linux.

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      • BTW, I think this thread should be stickied.

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        • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
          OK, in the spirit of keeping the spirits high , here I present you with my new proposals:

          - Mount & Blade

          This one seems interesting, since it's being published by Paradox AFAIK, and they arent hostile to linux.
          Yeah, they're the publishers from what I understand. Added to the "Maybe" list for now- need to see what comes of the Paradox dealings.

          - Disciples 3

          made by .dat media and published by strategy first, which also publishes jack keane, which if im correct is available for linux, or will be, im not sure.
          Disciples 2 for Linux is an LGP project. I may even be trying my hand at seeing if I can salvage it for Michael Simms here after a bit if he'll let me work on it a while after I finish putting the wraps on the sound issues left in Bandits. Disciples 3 would be a possible deal with LGP (or at least a subject of discussion...) if that title gets out the door and does at least break-even or better on sales. As a result of the aforementioned situation, because of contractual reasons, this one's effectively a "dead" title. I can't work on it unless LGP gets the deal or I clean walk away from LGP. The first is possible, the second is unlikely.

          - Sacred 2

          Made by Ascaron, published by Akella. From the same developers of Call of Juarez, I'd like to see that game ported to linux as well.
          Here's a hint: BUY Sacred. If it sells even so-so, compared to what has already come before, LGP pretty much has the deal sewn up on Sacred 2 and should get the thing out the door in decent time. But...only if they do somewhat better than break-even on the original. Can't discuss this one further for the same reasons as Disciples 3, sorry. Moreover, I don't think anyone should be doing the legwork on that one because the deal's intrinsically there for LGP if things work out okay for Sacred.

          Call of Juarez... I'll check into it.

          - Velvet Assasin

          Upcoming first person game by german developer Replay Studios, dont know their attitude towards linux.
          I'll check into it and see what I can dredge up.

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          • Now that you mention Akella, I wonder how viable is it to talk them into licensing out the Seadogs game series. Pirate sim on Linux is going to be a rare gem.

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            • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
              BTW, I think this thread should be stickied.
              Seconded...

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              • Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
                Now that you mention Akella, I wonder how viable is it to talk them into licensing out the Seadogs game series. Pirate sim on Linux is going to be a rare gem.
                I'll do some checking. Added tentatively to the "maybe" list.

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                • Here's another maybe to add, Svartalf.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avernum_series

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                  • Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
                    Here's another maybe to add, Svartalf.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avernum_series
                    Funny you mention the Avernum games, several pages ago i proposed one of the early of the Avernum games, Blades of Exile. The source code of that game is even available as GPL.

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                    • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                      Funny you mention the Avernum games, several pages ago i proposed one of the early of the Avernum games, Blades of Exile. The source code of that game is even available as GPL.
                      I was thinking of posting the entire portfolio of Spiderweb, actually but I got lazy.

                      Boy if you have 50+ pages to sift through, I don't think I'd get around to posting anything new for weeks.

                      Thinking of obscure companies perhaps not Linux hostile, I wonder if we can coax Capcom to license out Resident Evil 4 on Linux. hahaha. Oh? Not funny? Sorry.

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                      • By the way, Svartalf, you can add these two on company dead-ends.

                        Funcom and Microids. Microids sent me a complementary copy of Syberia 2, but that doesn't change the fact that everytime I and someone else asked for a Linux/Mac version, they've said a quick and terse 'No'.

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                        • What about the Dune RTS game series? Im not sure if EA owns the rights to those games, or if they belong to the Dune universe creator's estate. Or maybe the original Command and Conquer for DOS? I mean, since EA released the binaries for Command and conquer and red alert as freeware, who knows. And what about Bethesda, since they release the first elder scrolls game as a freeware download?

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                          • Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                            What about the Dune RTS game series? Im not sure if EA owns the rights to those games, or if they belong to the Dune universe creator's estate. Or maybe the original Command and Conquer for DOS? I mean, since EA released the binaries for Command and conquer and red alert as freeware, who knows. And what about Bethesda, since they release the first elder scrolls game as a freeware download?
                            If EA didn't the rights trail ends with whomever got them when Westwood folded. The rights to the games themselves would not, under most normal circumstances, go to the Herbert Estate. C&C might be a go, but realize that while they gave the game binaries away, the game code's a different animal and would possibly be treated with the same consideration as a current one. Stupid, I'll admit, but that's how it goes most of the time anyhow. As for Bethesda, I'm less interested in the older Elder Scrolls out of them and more interested in Oblivion (latest Elder Scrolls...) and Fallout 3. It couldn't hurt, but I get the impression from some of the Elder Scrolls remake projects that they're not overly interested in rights access grants- they won't let anyone even come close to doing a Morrowind or Daggerfall remake to date. I suspect we'd have to get a few other plays in place before that discussion would bear fruit.
                            Last edited by Svartalf; 09-18-2008, 05:29 PM. Reason: Corrected a dumbass typo with "Herbert"...arrrgh!

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                            • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                              If EA didn't the rights trail ends with whomever got them when Westwood folded. The rights to the games themselves would not, under most normal circumstances, go to the Herbert Estate. C&C might be a go, but realize that while they gave the game binaries away, the game code's a different animal and would possibly be treated with the same consideration as a current one. Stupid, I'll admit, but that's how it goes most of the time anyhow. As for Bethesda, I'm less interested in the older Elder Scrolls out of them and more interested in Oblivion (latest Elder Scrolls...) and Fallout 3. It couldn't hurt, but I get the impression from some of the Elder Scrolls remake projects that they're not overly interested in rights access grants- they won't let anyone even come close to doing a Morrowind or Daggerfall remake to date. I suspect we'd have to get a few other plays in place before that discussion would bear fruit.
                              Ah ok, so do you think you could look up into those games? I tried contacting EA but it's such a big company that they dont have a direct email address. Maybe you can be more successful since you have more contacts. It'd be great to see the classic dune and C&C, even System Shock 1 ported officially. As for Bethesda, well, Daggerfall is pretty cool, imho. I mention those older elder scrolls games since they use their own engines made by bethesda, and not a 3rd party one like gamebryo, so it'd depend only on them.

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                              • Ah Dune games...

                                As far as I know, Westwood is now EA LA. EA, I would surmise would hold the rights to Dune 2, Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune.

                                If you're talking about Dune 1 the adventure game from the early 90s, that's from Crystal Dynamics, I believe (EDIT: My bad, it's by Cryo Interactive... defunct by now by their Dune Generations project). There's a stealth action Dune game in 2001 by Widescreen Games. IGN loved it. I hated it.

                                I hope I didn't miss any other Dune games...

                                On TES:

                                I'd rather see Daggerfall get an update than a port. The entire old portfolio for that matter... Red Guard, Battle Spire, Arena and Daggerfall. Anyway, not gonna happen.
                                Last edited by niniendowarrior; 09-18-2008, 09:10 PM.

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