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    Phoronix: Prey Linux Retail Client Released

    Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. He was contracted to port the Prey server to Linux but this was the first time we were seeing any client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjkxMA

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    I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Prey Linux Retail Client Released

    Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. He was contracted to port the Prey server to Linux but this was the first time we were seeing any client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjkxMA
    a benchmark between the wine emulation (which runs quite well) and this native client would be quite interesting!

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    Maybe I'll make this my Christmas present instead of SCII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o
    No! Wait for release on tuxgames.com.
    We have to support linux games. It costs exactly like windows version here in Slovakia

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    This is very nice, Prey is a great game.

    But as a heads up, the Steam CD-key does not work with the Linux version. (atleast for me).. . So even if you can use the data files from the Steam install, you still need a boxed version for the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crbz View Post
    This is very nice, Prey is a great game.

    But as a heads up, the Steam CD-key does not work with the Linux version. (atleast for me).. . So even if you can use the data files from the Steam install, you still need a boxed version for the key.
    I don't think the ones in the box are different, since you can buy a boxed version and enter your cd key in Steam to gain the copy digitally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    I guess I'll go out and buy a windows box of the game O.o
    Check your local bargin bin. Found mine for $5.

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    Here I was thinking that this was a new game when I read the news, but as it turns out this game was released WAY back in 2006 !!! So its taken 2 years for a ID Tech 4 (which is based on OpenGL) game to be ported to Linux !!

    On another matter I see no obvious slowdowns when playing this game with Compiz enabled but sometimes the mouse gets all funny and I can't aim at anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot View Post
    So its taken 2 years for a ID Tech 4 (which is based on OpenGL) game to be ported to Linux !!
    No, it's been Linux compatible virtually the entire time. Doom 3 has been on Linux for a few years now.

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