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  • #31
    In Soviet Russia, Epic Games play you.

    In all seriousness I feel like I've been played. Won't happen again. Goodbye Epic, welcome to my hated vendors list.

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    • #32
      I feel cheated. Back when I bought UT2003 and UT2004 was launched, I knew of the discount reading some webpage, but it was a mere 10 USA dollars, not available for Europe, where I had paid 50 euros for the game! That "discount" was a public relations move, nothing else.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Spanner View Post
        Me too. I mailed my rebate back to epic with no return address & just a note to let them know I was proud to support a linux game publisher. Over the next few years UT2004 was the game that just kept giving, with free updates & new content far beyond any reasonable expectation of that game's lifetime. Native 64-bit binary too (thanks ryan).

        What a contrast to the situation today! A textbook study in how to dump all over your most loyal customers. That said I would rather wait 12 months for another UT release than some geriatric LGP port that I have to beg permission to play once I've bought it.
        That's the ticket. Put me down on that list, too.

        Except... well... UT3 had been crashing for a long time thanks to Creative and ATi drivers (and a hardware incompatibility I discovered that ~1% of X-Fi owners have. Yay! :/)... needless to say, UT3 isn't the most enjoyable game for me to play anymore. Thanks a lot Windows :/ At least games run proper on Linux. Man, if only we could like fuse the good parts of the two platforms together... gaming performance, the vast hardware support and game library of Windows with the stability, "low-resourceness" and flexibility of Linux... mmmm...

        anyway, any game on Linux is a case of "better late than never."

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        • #34
          Originally posted by downhillgames View Post
          Man, if only we could like fuse the good parts of the two platforms together... gaming performance, the vast hardware support and game library of Windows with the stability, "low-resourceness" and flexibility of Linux... mmmm...
          Save for display adapters and a few notable exceptions on WiFi that're getting resolved, we HAVE better hardware support than Windows has. We support most of what XP does (Keep in mind, that support's going to go the way of the dodo in a year or two and only Vista will be there...) and definitely support more stuff better than Vista.

          The only real thing Windows has over Linux is the game base.

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          • #35
            Michael, could you suppress the word "when" from the thread's title?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by marakaid View Post
              Michael, could you suppress the word "when" from the thread's title?
              Heh... They say it will ship, it probably will.

              Will it matter to us? Possibly not.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                The only real thing Windows has over Linux is the game base.
                Well, there are other area's that it is lacking in as well. There are many pieces of hardware in linux you are limited to basic features of the hardware and lose out on some of the more advanced functions. Software wise in some categories your pretty limited in your choices as well (ie 3d rendering and modeling, cad, multimedia creation, etc) and what choices there are can be extremely limited in their capabilities.

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                • #38
                  I was indeed looking after UT3, until I discovered Tee Worlds :-P

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    Well, there are other area's that it is lacking in as well. There are many pieces of hardware in linux you are limited to basic features of the hardware and lose out on some of the more advanced functions. Software wise in some categories your pretty limited in your choices as well (ie 3d rendering and modeling, cad, multimedia creation, etc) and what choices there are can be extremely limited in their capabilities.
                    But it wins by miles when it gets to development, application integration and 64-bit architectures ( NO... W64 just plain SUX! ). The problem with the lacking drivers is also due to black-box hardware manufacturers refuse to give out the specs or like (crap-)intel producing crappy drivers ( I'm looking at you sucking wifi adapter in my laptop ) thinking they do any good with it ( and for those not in the know: NO! you ruin things with it U.=.U ). Granted ATI plays a well share in this drama too. You don't want to know the heap of driver bugs ( from opengl programming point of view ) I just stumbled across in the last couple of weeks trying to get my engine running on a recent ATI card. So the real problems are the stubborn manufacturers not giving one finger to the Linux community.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
                      But it wins by miles when it gets to development, application integration and 64-bit architectures ( NO... W64 just plain SUX! ). The problem with the lacking drivers is also due to black-box hardware manufacturers refuse to give out the specs or like (crap-)intel producing crappy drivers ( I'm looking at you sucking wifi adapter in my laptop ) thinking they do any good with it ( and for those not in the know: NO! you ruin things with it U.=.U ). Granted ATI plays a well share in this drama too. You don't want to know the heap of driver bugs ( from opengl programming point of view ) I just stumbled across in the last couple of weeks trying to get my engine running on a recent ATI card. So the real problems are the stubborn manufacturers not giving one finger to the Linux community.
                      Whatever the reasons are, I was just pointing out that gaming is not the only thing lacking in linux. All OS's have their strengths and weaknesses.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                        Whatever the reasons are, I was just pointing out that gaming is not the only thing lacking in linux. All OS's have their strengths and weaknesses.
                        It was in poor taste for me to leave in those off-handed comments as I did. Sorry, I didn't mean to derail this thread The "X vs Y vs Z" discussions could go on for forever, and have been. That's for another thread

                        My bad.

                        I'm still waiting to see how this could POSSIBLY be connected to Valve's job postings as per the earlier article. If Midway isn't publishing UT (which is just hearsay atm), it certainly lends credence to the possibility of Steam on Linux. But then again, Gabe really does hate this platform and it's people, so who knows...
                        Last edited by downhillgames; 10-21-2008, 02:06 PM.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                          MAJOR UT3 NEWS
                          Source:
                          Beyondunreal article
                          UT 3.5 / 2008 anyone?
                          Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
                          In Soviet Russia, Epic Games plays you.
                          And yet, it's not a joke... They've played us bad this time.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by me262 View Post
                            UT 3.5 / 2008 anyone?

                            And yet, it's not a joke... They've played us bad this time.

                            I read that article too. Maybe theyre waiting for the release of UT3.5 which will use the UE 3.5 before releasing the linux client.

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                            • #44
                              This time? You can read my opinion (and a lot of other people's) on official game forums about story repeating itself as UT2003-UT2004 case.

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                              • #45
                                So here is the problem: Ryan Gordon spends all his time on prey.

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