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.
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.
That's the ticket. Put me down on that list, too.
Originally Posted by Spanner
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."
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.
Originally Posted by downhillgames
The only real thing Windows has over Linux is the game base.
Michael, could you suppress the word "when" from the thread's title?
Heh... They say it will ship, it probably will.
Originally Posted by marakaid
Will it matter to us? Possibly not.
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.
Originally Posted by Svartalf
I was indeed looking after UT3, until I discovered Tee Worlds :-P
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.
Originally Posted by deanjo
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.
Originally Posted by Dragonlord
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