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    It's about the only (computer) game I play.

    MWM

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    • ET:Wolfenstein (in the past)
      ETQW (now)
      Neverwinter Nights (one of the best game of my life)
      Frozen Bubble
      Battle for Wesnoth

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      • WINE (and cedega) - FALLOUT 1 & 2 (the best games ever made), but they're now unplayable due to wine regression :/
        Temple of Elemental Evil (unplayable due to wine regression...), Fallout Tactics, Knights of Honor, Jagged Alliance 2, Dangerous Waters, Flanker 2.5, Homeworld (1&C), AoE 2, Deus Ex.

        Native:
        NWN, Quake 3, TC:Elite, Urban Terror, Spring, Wesnoth, Frozen Bubble, FreeSpace 2

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        • If wine games that work perfectly also count, I vote for Prey.

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          • Quake4, Doom3 and SuperTux.
            +Some games through Wine (ricardogh: just played through Prey again myself the other day

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            • Originally posted by cyrex View Post
              On WINE i play:
              +WoW
              +Penumbra Part 1, Part 2
              +Starcraft + Broodwar
              +Civilization 4
              +N4SU, N4SU2
              +Max Payne 1 & 2
              Did you write to them and tell them that you would prefer a native Linux port?

              Originally posted by Chris View Post
              If a company cares about the game running in Wine, they don't care about the game running on Linux (wee, paradox!). Wine is way too volatile for the type of gaurantee developers/publishers would give, so those that would say "Wine is good enough" really doesn't care if Wine runs it or not.

              Being officially supported by something like Cedega or CrossOver (where game compatibility is gauranteed for certain titles) would be something else, but then, with the work needed to get it working properly and get an official gaurantee of continued compatibility.. may as well just make a native Linux port at that point (especially if you have the hard part done with porting to GL+AL/whatever with an OSX port).
              That argument is not really valid anymore with Wine 1.0. They can say that the game is certified to run on Wine 1.0, and with any other version you are on your own. Then there is no moving target to chase.

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              • Originally posted by TeoLinuX View Post
                id Games, most of all ET:QW
                Same but add the occasional UT2003 to that.

                Also WoW via Wine ...

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                • Originally posted by dotancohen View Post
                  Did you write to them and tell them that you would prefer a native Linux port?
                  Interestingly enough, Penumbra part 1 and 2 does have native Linux ports (the demo and full game).

                  That argument is not really valid anymore with Wine 1.0. They can say that the game is certified to run on Wine 1.0, and with any other version you are on your own. Then there is no moving target to chase.
                  Still doesn't strike me as something a developer/publisher, that at all cared about it running on Linux, would say. If you developed a game on Win95, you'd still expect it to run on Win95b or even Win98. Granted with something like Windows 2000/XP some apps do break, but that's generally well beyond the expected support stage of the game (and not something the developers could have accounted for even if they wanted to). Games that were made closer to WinXP's release were more likely to run on it, even if it was released for Win9x.

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                  • Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
                    To be honest, I've always wanted to get Baldur's Gate 2 to work, but much of that GEMrb refuses to cooperate with me.
                    I am a huge fan of the Baldur's Gate games, and they work great with wine in my experience.

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                    • WTF people... no one's interested in The Elder Scrolls games? There's actually an open source effort under way to make an Ogre3d-based engine that would use Morrowind assets, so hopefully that would provide a solution for that (yeah i guess wine could work too). I hear Oblivion works under wine too, but it probably wouldn't run too good. Anyway, the list:

                      1. TES: Oblivion and all future sequels

                      2. All X-Com / UFO games including those recent ones by Altar

                      3. Unreal Tournament series

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                      • Originally posted by Pahanilmanlintu View Post
                        WTF people... no one's interested in The Elder Scrolls games? There's actually an open source effort under way to make an Ogre3d-based engine that would use Morrowind assets, so hopefully that would provide a solution for that (yeah i guess wine could work too). I hear Oblivion works under wine too, but it probably wouldn't run too good. Anyway, the list:

                        1. TES: Oblivion and all future sequels

                        2. All X-Com / UFO games including those recent ones by Altar

                        3. Unreal Tournament series
                        Wouldnt it be great to have all Elder Scrolls games running natively under linux??

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                        • Would recreating it using ogre3d not involve IP infringement?

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                          • Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
                            Would recreating it using ogre3d not involve IP infringement?
                            No making an engine that can use legally obtained data files is not illegal.

                            Originally posted by Pahanilmanlintu
                            WTF people... no one's interested in The Elder Scrolls games? There's actually an open source effort under way to make an Ogre3d-based engine that would use Morrowind assets, so hopefully that would provide a solution for that (yeah i guess wine could work too).
                            Yeah there is an effort to get morrowind running but it's still in its infancy and no where near playable. Also FOSS engines for a windows game still means you are voting for a windows title as you bought a windows only game (they don't care about the FOSS engine or wine).

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                            • Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
                              -- Also FOSS engines for a windows game still means you are voting for a windows title as you bought a windows only game --
                              Yup, kinda depressing.

                              What if people would get a couple thousand names under a pledge making a promise to buy any of several games named in the pledge, if and only if there was a native linux version? Is there any credibility in such a claim from a game developer's perspective, and how many names would it take to be financially relevant? Or has it been tried already?

                              Edit: I think i misunderstood the topic. I thought it meant what games i'd most like to see on linux.
                              Last edited by Pahanilmanlintu; 09-05-2008, 12:19 PM.

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                              • Yes, i think theyve tried before. Usually it's called petitiononline. :P . And everyone knows, that those are laughed at by these companies. I assume that a "pledge" can be meaningless too, since people arent going to actually buy it. Im making a comparison with the dell community center where they asked for the "community" over there if they would buy a laptop and/or desktop pc that came with linux pre-loaded. Inmediately many people said YES!, which looked like there was demand at least at that moment. When the linux computers were released, there were lackluster sales. Apparently the people who voted were not making any commitment to actually buy them, and were just enthusiastic about dell selling boxes with linux. It's not like an election where people (at least in theory) are making a commitment on their choice.

                                Another problem with elder scrolls games in linux might be that at least for the 2 latest elder scrolls games, Morrowind and Oblivion, AFAIK, Bethesda used a 3rd party licensed engine and technology calle Gamebryo. So that means that it's not actually their technology to license and or release. Maybe the first 2 games, Arena and Daggerfall, which if im correct, their engines were made entirely by Bethesda.

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