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 Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

UT3 Linux Client Is "In The Works"

Gaming

Published on 10 July 2008 05:58 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
81 Comments

It's been 234 days (or just shy of eight months) since Unreal Tournament 3 had shipped for the PC. Most would have thought the Linux client for this title from Epic Games would have arrived by now, but sadly it hasn't and there is no sign of when it will arrive.

Recently, Epic's Jeff "WarTourist" Morris has stopped by the Phoronix Forums. He had shared that "the UT3 linux client most definitely is progressing, albeit a lot slower than we anticipated. We don't discuss the status of patches until we know they're ready to be released." In a later post, Jeff added "I think it's likely that when we're getting close, we'll release it to the UT3 Servers and Mods mailing lists for semi-open public testing." While that message makes it sound like the client may actually be close to release, then signaling the UT3 Linux client isn't too close was another message that said "When we're close to release I'll be sure to drop everyone here a line."

Additionally, appearing on the UT3 Linux mailing list was a message forwarded from Epic's Vice President, Mark Rein. All that Mark had to say was "It is still in the works." A friendly source of ours has also had a conversation with Mark Rein regarding the Linux client or there the lack of. In response to our Epic Games Does Suppress Linux Talk posting, Mark just had to say that the threads were closed and then disappeared over "moderating duplicate threads." Ryan Gordon has been quiet on porting Unreal Tournament 3 to Linux.

It soon will be a year since Unreal Tournament 3 was released for Windows and there is zero sign of when the client may arrive for Linux or even a beta release or demo version. Will it make it out this year?

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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Trying Out The Modern Linux Desktops With 4 Monitors + AMD/NVIDIA Graphics
  2. Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room
  3. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  4. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  5. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  6. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
Latest Linux News
  1. Systemd Developers Did NOT Fork The Linux Kernel
  2. PulseAudio 7.0 To Enable LFE Remixing By Default
  3. Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13
  4. How Far Valve Has Come: Three Years Ago They Needed OpenGL Linux Help
  5. Audacity 2.1 Improves Noise Reduction, Adds Real-Time Effects Preview
  6. Linux 4.0-rc6 Kernel Released
  7. Automatically Managing The Linux Benchmarks Firing Constantly
  8. The Big Features Of The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  9. Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape
  10. Wayland's Weston Terminal Can Now Be Minimized
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  3. Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo
  4. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet
  5. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  6. GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released
  7. GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More
  8. Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver