1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

A New Game Engine Comes To Linux

Gaming

Published on 24 April 2012 09:40 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
37 Comments

Confirmed yesterday was a new version of a popular but proprietary game engine that will work on Linux with its next release.

The crew at Terathon Software yesterday working on the C4 Engine tweeted, "The next version of the C4 Engine (version 2.9) runs on Linux."

For those not familiar with the C4 Engine, it's a popular 3D game engine (ranked as number one among commercial game engines on DevMaster.net, an engine review web-site) and was first made available in 2005. The game engine up to this point has supported Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Sony PlayStation 3 platforms. With C4 Engine 2.9, it looks like Linux is being added to the list. Already for Windows (and under Mac OS X, obviously) the graphics library in use for its renderer has been OpenGL.

Among the games known to be using the C4 Engine include World of Subways, City Bus Simulator, Lego Wolf3D, and Quest of Persia: Lotfali Khan Zand.

The C4 Engine isn't free and open-source, but is commercial licensed via four different license types. The engine isn't as visually as impressive as the Unigine Engine or Source Engine, but nevertheless it's always nice to see new (post-idTech3) game engines working their way to Linux.

For more information on the C4 Engine, visit the Terathon C4 page and there's also the Wikipedia page. Embedded below are some videos of the C4 Engine in action.

If you were hoping this "A New Game Engine Comes To Linux" news item was going to be about Valve's Source Engine, in hopefully a few hours I'll be allowed to share some great Linux gaming news....

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux
  2. MSAA RadeonSI Gallium3D Performance Preview
  3. Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux
  4. AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D Performance For 4K Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston
  2. OpenSUSE Announcement On SUSE's Recent Merger
  3. Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues
  4. Digia Qt Spinoff Is Called "The Qt Company"
  5. GNOME 3.14 Makes More Progress In Running Natively On Wayland
  6. Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility
  7. More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes
  8. New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17
  9. Rust Developers Planning For The Rust 1.0 Language
  10. RPM 4.12 Brings New Switches, New Rpm2Archive Utility
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  3. support for first generation UVD blocks (RV6xx, RS780, RS880 and RV790)
  4. Nvidia joins the ranks of Apple and Microsoft
  5. Hd 6850
  6. nv and xorg.conf under Debian PPC
  7. X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help
  8. FSF Issues Their Rebuttal To Apple's New iPhone, Watch & Apple Pay