05-31-2009, 10:14 PM
First Stardock's Impulse has to be ported (it's their Steam-like app).
Originally Posted by DavidNielsen
06-01-2009, 02:07 AM
Title - Developer / Publisher
Painkiller - People Can Fly / Dreamcatcher
Bioshock - 2K Games / 2K Games
Far Cry - Crytek / Ubisoft
Baldur's Gate Series- Bioware / Interplay
Icewind Dale Series - Black Isle / Interplay
Planescape: Torment - Black Isle / Interplay
Grim Fandango - LucasArts / LucasArts
Homeworld Series - Relic Entertainment / THQ Games
Company of Heroes - Relic Entertainment / THQ Games
Dawn of War Series - Relic Entertainment / THQ Games
Galactic Civilizations Series - Stardock / Paradox, Strategy First, Stardock
Space Empires Series - Malfador / Strategy First
FEAR Series - Monolith / Vivendi, Warner Bros.
Thief Series - Looking Glass, Ion Storm, Eidos / Eidos
Fallout 1 & 2 - Black Isle / Interplay
Aliens vs Predator Series - Rebellion, Monolith / Fox, Sierra
Operation Flashpoint, ArmA Series - Bohemia Interactive / Codemasters
Hearts of Iron Series - Paradox / Strategy First
Crusader Kings - Paradox / Strategy First
Syberia Series - Micriods / Micriods
Any and all available Loki assets- A lot of it is either extremely hard to find and/or difficult to work with on modern systems.
I know it's been mentioned a million times, but I really wish Steam had a native Linux client. Of course they'd need per-platform support in their store and all that, but I think it'd end up helping get other things ported. Steam has a ton of games available on it and some do already have Linux clients. They just aren't available via Steam, of course.
A lot of people just using Steam for everything nowadays. It's easier to login to one thing and have access to all your games, rather than a billion CDs, CD keys, patches, etc. I was against this for the longest time, but I have come around... Having even a small Linux library on Steam would be awesome. They have almost 700 games on Steam. I didn't count, but I don't think it'd be completely crazy to say at least 50 have native Linux clients already (there are nearly that many idsoftware and idsoftware-related games alone with Linux ports). And what if someone were to update all the Loki assets and put them on "Linux-Steam" for one packaged price? It'd be awesome.
The problem is Steam isn't normal software. It is an ever-changing beast. They would really need full time, in-house developers dedicated to Linux to make it work. They can't just contract someone to port it once and be done with it.
06-01-2009, 09:44 AM
1. Space Trader >> http://www.playspacetrader.com/
They had Linux port but abandon it after relasing boxed versions for Win and Mac. GPLed Source code is avilable on their page.
2. Iron Grip: Warlord >> http://igwarlord.isotx.com/
They mention linux in their forums but dont have developer to port it.
Both titles are idTech3.
06-01-2009, 11:34 AM
I'm surprised to see Freespace (1 + 2) on this list because I've been playing it for years. A viable Linux port has been available via http://scp.indiegames.us/ and plays very nicely. Unless we are talking about something other than Descent: Freespace 2.
06-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by Nexus6
It has already been explained that what those guys are doing is not totally legal. You have to either already own the game or pirate it.
06-01-2009, 12:13 PM
06-01-2009, 12:43 PM
1) The viable port requires you have legit assets- the only thing legit is the engine right at the moment.
Originally Posted by Nexus6
2) The SCP is at distributing NON-legit assets.
3) Those non-legit assets are better than the originals in many ways.
4) It would be nice to see legit assets tied together with the SCP
stuff being sold via GoG for the same price as the stock originals.
06-01-2009, 12:51 PM
How do get the idea that it's not totally legal? Does that mean ioquake3 is not totally legal as well? What about the crapload of Duke3D engines?
Originally Posted by Melcar
Last edited by deanjo; 06-01-2009 at 01:11 PM.
06-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Myst Online guys say they're releasing the win source "soon". As the assets aren't released, maybe it would be a good port target.
06-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by deanjo
Read Svartalf's replies on the subject. I'm just repeating what he already wrote. Even if you don't think so, at the end you either need to already have the original game or pirate it in order to use fs2open (and getting the full game from them is still pirating). Make a fully legit Linux port of the game available so people can properly make use of the mods, or better yet (if possible), make the original game available along with the improvments; his way the game won't simply be a staraight port of the old game and make it a little more worthwile.
Last edited by Melcar; 06-01-2009 at 02:44 PM.