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  • sobkas
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    I tough a bit about it, and I must say that my favourite games are Homeworld and NWN.

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  • disi
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    Forget dosbox, check this Settlers II work out:

    http://www.siedler25.org/

    Native Linux binary + multiplayer + better resolution etc.
    Cool, I love this game. After they removed those fixed roads I actual lost interest in Settler III
    Thanks for the notice, I'll see if I can make an ebuild for it...

    //edit: actual there is already the widelands project, no need for a second fork? While settler rttr is more like the original game...
    Last edited by disi; 11-19-2009, 05:18 AM.

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  • disi
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    Favorite open source: einstein
    Favorite closed source: Sacred, Regnum Online

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  • Dragonlord
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    Nah, the quote I mean has been more recent alongside the tone of tuning Linux support down to a bare minimum. But I don't have that article linked around here. I'm not collecting bad news, I prefer fixing them :P

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  • pvtcupcakes
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    Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
    ETQW is an old hat. QuakeLive is more or less based on the old stuff. Rage is according to what John said himself not going to happen anytime soon on Linux.
    When did he say that?

    This is kind of old: http://games.slashdot.org/comments.p...1&cid=20671657

    There is certainly no plans for a commercially supported linux version of Rage, but there will very likely be a linux executable made available. It isn't running at the moment, but we have had it compiled in the past. Running on additional platforms usually provides some code quality advantages, and it really only takes one interested programmer to make it happen.

    The PC version is still OpenGL, but it is possible that could change before release. The actual API code is not very large, and the vertex / fragment code can be easily translated between cg/hlsl/glsl as necessary. I am going to at least consider OpenGL 3.0 as a target, if Nvidia, ATI, and Intel all have decent support. There really won't be any performance difference between GL 2.0 / GL 3.0 / D3D, so the api decision will be based on secondary factors, of which inertia is one.

    John Carmack
    Rage doesn't even have a release date yet, and this is quote is about two years old, so I don't know.

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  • Dragonlord
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    ETQW is an old hat. QuakeLive is more or less based on the old stuff. Rage is according to what John said himself not going to happen anytime soon on Linux.

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  • pvtcupcakes
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    Heres the closed beta announcement for Quake Live:
    http://www.quakelive.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28961

    July 16, 2009
    Seen lots of questions about Mac & Linux versions and their status and why they weren't mentioned in the release on Tuesday. Both Mac & Linux are being tested with the closed beta group right now, so they are very close but not quite ready for full release on the main site. If you use a Mac/Linux system and would like to potentially test, please reply to this post with your system info (hardware, OS & version, Processor, Memory, Browser & version). We likely won't select everyone to help finish up the testing, but will select people with systems that fill holes in our test group.

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  • pvtcupcakes
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    Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
    Which is true actually. ID pulls out on the Linux front. Epic announced to not make a new UT version due to poor sells. Leaves the spot open for Indies to show why Linux rocks. Imagine how this would be a smack in the face if Indies manage to get better overall sales if they server Linux as well as Windows. Hopefully I'm still around and kicking to see those faces
    I'm not sure why you think id is giving up on Linux. ETQW was on Linux, Quake Live is in a closed Linux beta right now, and Rage was first shown to the public on a Mac, so id Tech 5 apparently supports OpenGL.

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  • Dragonlord
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    Originally posted by node357 View Post
    Haha, yeah. It seems the ID and Epic are giving up on Linux.
    Which is true actually. ID pulls out on the Linux front. Epic announced to not make a new UT version due to poor sells. Leaves the spot open for Indies to show why Linux rocks. Imagine how this would be a smack in the face if Indies manage to get better overall sales if they server Linux as well as Windows. Hopefully I'm still around and kicking to see those faces

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  • vl4dimir
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    Current game I'm enjoying on Linux is Regnum Online.

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