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Ryan Gordon On Linux UT3: "still on its way"

Gaming

Published on 24 May 2009 09:06 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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The Linux client for Unreal Tournament 3 should have been out over 550 days ago, but it appears to be dead with not even Epic Games being sure about its status. However, the independent developer that is responsible for porting this game's server and client over to Linux, Ryan Gordon, claims that the game is still on.

Following our news post on Friday regarding this matter, Mr. Gordon was asked on Twitter as to the Unreal Tournament 3 Linux status. Ryan's response is "still on its way. Being poked and prodded and optimized and stuff." This is effectively the same response that was provided back in March where he was optimizing and fixing annoying bugs.

Ryan is not a novice developer when it comes to porting games and other software from Windows over to Linux, and it should not take nearly this long. It was back in September that he showed UT3 running on Linux.

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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 .
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