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  • #46
    I voted Maybe as once the game is out, I need to find out if I like the game & that it can run on my system specs (not sure on this one). How long it takes to come out doesn't matter to me. I'll simply look at it as another Linux game I can play.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by me262 View Post
      Yeah. Sorry about that. This tangent was my fault.

      Game dev I'm sure won't my only talent. Linux server / IT administration is another, home theater assembly. I can build PS3's for a lot cheaper. There's a lot of options I can go with if I fail to get a grip in the industry, but I don't plan on failing though. They key I've always heard is to do something that no one else can, and then they can say "oh look, he does this, let's hire him so we can include that!" (Then again, that's contract work I'm sure).

      Heh. Don't try to count the thread drifts on the Porting thread, or blood will shoot out your nose.

      And now, back to your regularly scheduled topic...
      Ah, it's k man, interesting subjects you brought into the thread. I myself want to get into the game industry too, and i dont plan on failing either.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by SlackerTD View Post
        I voted Maybe as once the game is out, I need to find out if I like the game & that it can run on my system specs (not sure on this one). How long it takes to come out doesn't matter to me. I'll simply look at it as another Linux game I can play.
        Do you play on linux only right now?

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        • #49
          Originally posted by xav1r View Post
          Do you play on linux only right now?
          I think that his remarks would indicate that thinking... Me, I will only play if it's on Wii, PS2, or Linux. I'm still fence-sitting on the PS3 and there's no way you could convince me to buy an X-Box/X-Box 360, new or used. If someone gave me one, it'd just get hacked up to be something clean other than it's original purpose, unable to boot titles.

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          • #50
            Can't you get Linux on an X-Box(-360)?

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            • #51
              Originally posted by xav1r View Post
              Do you play on linux only right now?
              I was only speaking of the PC in this case... there is also a Wii, PS2, DS & PSP in this house. XP is on my system, but I don't do any gaming in Windows.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by RobbieAB View Post
                Can't you get Linux on an X-Box(-360)?
                The answer would be "yes"- but like buying Windows titles contributes to making more Windows titles...

                A purchase of any X-Box product translates into more money in MS' pockets to do the things we don't like to us and sends a vote that you WANT that sort of thing.

                Even buying an X-Box to put Linux on it is counterproductive.

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                • #53
                  Ah, but if you were given it, the MS vote already has been sent, so why not subvert the hardware?

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                  • #54
                    @Svartalf: Yeah that's right. I chose a Singleton only as an example. I have seen people writing cluster-fucked code more ugly than spaghetti sent through a mill because they did not know/remember/whatever basic data structures or algorithms. For me coding is art. Everyone can write a program which works more or less but writing good code which runs good, looks good ( aka "self documenting code" ), is highly maintainable and extensible... that's an art... and I'm proud of being a real hacker ( and I hate un-artsy code :P ). Anyways, better not get derailed once again

                    @me262: Failing not planed? Something not all can do? Game-Dev is unfortunately no more the elite section it had been once. Granted the real elite ones are far and few in between but just look around the game development scene. Failing is an ever present threat there. I would really take getting turned down even if you are good into consideration. Better safe than sorry

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                      The answer would be "yes"- but like buying Windows titles contributes to making more Windows titles...

                      A purchase of any X-Box product translates into more money in MS' pockets to do the things we don't like to us and sends a vote that you WANT that sort of thing.

                      Even buying an X-Box to put Linux on it is counterproductive.
                      More reason to buy a ps3 then. you can even install linux natively, with no hacks.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by RobbieAB View Post
                        Ah, but if you were given it, the MS vote already has been sent, so why not subvert the hardware?
                        Well, I DID say if someone HANDED me one, I'd corrupt the thing completely from it's original purpose...

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by xav1r View Post
                          More reason to buy a ps3 then. you can even install linux natively, with no hacks.
                          Indeed. I am, however, a bit ambivalent in that regard due to their parent's other division doing the Rootkit fiasco- yes, I know that SCEA didn't do it, but BMC IS Sony afterall. Something that narfy only comes from high-up within the company and they didn't have heads that rolled when it came out that they'd done this- first they wembled and tried to cover up the fact that they'd done this deed (and did it with someone else's software in the mix to boot, committing the very thing that they were allegedly trying to prevent, an infringement...) and then when they owned up to it, they had to be taken to court to be forced to stop doing it and to properly fix the machines they'd messed up.

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                          • #58
                            This thread is sooooooooooooooooooooo off topic

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                            • #59
                              Why are people so obsessed with muttering about how off topic threads get?

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                              • #60
                                I'm guessing it's because this thread isn't a thread. It's a poll.
                                The minor fact that UT3 is on the PS3 prior to Linux not prevailing...

                                You could just do what I did. Buy a PS3 with a bad disc drive for 100 bucks and replace the laser assembly yourself... there's quite a few youtube videos out there that disassemble the thing

                                You've got to hand it though, a cheap 733 processor for 60 bucks from Gamestop, you can buy 4 of them for 240, and it would make for a decent distcc cluster, or just something specialized for different purposes... Yeah. it's not as good an idea than I originally thought, when you can get a 64-bit dual-core system for less than the cost of 4 of those machines. Best to do a PS3 for 100 (provided it can still read CD-ROMs, like mine did before I installed a new assembly).

                                Well, I hadn't really taken failure into account. This is what I want to do, and I have enough drive, and determination that it's what I will make happen for my life.
                                Besides the fact that with the 75k I'll be dumping into it, I'd better get something from it...

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