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  • phoronix
    started a topic One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

    One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

    Phoronix: One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

    It was one year ago to the day that Unreal Tournament 3 had shipped in North America. This title created by Epic Games was originally supposed to come with the Linux binaries on the game's DVD but that didn't happen and the UT3 Linux server arrived a month late...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg2NQ

  • Jimmy
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    Originally posted by superppl View Post
    You're joking right?
    Is it that surprising that people waiting for the Linux version haven't played the game much? I'm just saying...

    I used to dual boot Linux and Windows XP. Then one day XP just stopped working. I wanted to do something that day so I did it on Linux... I haven't used Windows at home since. Linux has aways booted for me. Sure X crapped a few times and wouldn't load but I recovered the system without reinstalling the whole OS and various software products. My Linux environment has never really suffered a catastrophic failure, ever.

    Still, sometimes I wonder why I put up with the noticeable render speed and quality hit I take running some games in Wine. When I could run them full speed on Windows XP. I almost reach for the Windows disk then pull my hand back. The truth is, although a few of my games would work better, I'm to lazy to run Windows just for them. The constant security hassles, the AV protection required, the re-install every six months, the instabilities and crashes. The constant mundane maintenance needed. Leaving your computer on 24/7 just to avoid the excessive boot time and swap fest.

    Instead I deal with a FPS drop for a handful of games. Some worse than others, some not all that terrible.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to start a flame war with Windows or those who dual boot. You won't find me looking down on you for running Windows to play a few games or other software you like.

    It just occurred to me that you were duel booting. I almost wanted to find that Windows disk again to try out a few games. It was at that point that I realized how content and happy I was running a Linux OS. So in a weird kind of way your post sparked some kind of warm fuzzy and I generated a wall of text that really isn't relevant to the thread's discussion.

    That said, if and when UT3 does come out for Linux, maybe I will buy a copy after all (despite my previous stated hate over the MIA issue). When I heard the news that Prey had come to Linux I sure did scramble for the game's box and installation media. I dare Epic to make me don my winter apparel next February (if there's any truth in the date) and clamber off to the store. I'm happy with Linux damnit!
    Last edited by Jimmy; 12-17-2008, 05:50 AM.

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  • xav1r
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    Originally posted by superppl View Post
    Nope, i wasnt. This chaos mod seems interesting, ill give it a try.

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  • superppl
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    You're joking right? http://chaotic.beyondunreal.com/
    ChaosUT2: Evolution (also known as 'ChaosUT2', or 'CUT2') was developed by Chaotic Dreams, and is a free modification (commonly referred to as a 'mod') of the popular retail game Unreal Tournament 2004, which was created by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.

    Chaos can perhaps be referred to as 'a mod for those who like the game they bought'. In other words, we make no attempt at a 'total conversion', something that takes possibly the greatest FPS game yet, and turns it into something completely different. That is not our vision.

    What we have attempted to do (as always) is to expand the game, bring some nice variety to your play, but to do it in a way where (hopefully) it won't be so easy to tell where UT2004 ends, and Chaos begins. Our goal is to make the game bigger, deeper, and maybe even a little bit better, all the while appearing as if it came with the original game - right out of the box.
    And in doing so, Chaos brings an entirely new feel to the game of UT2004, but does it without removing anything from the original game. Each and every weapon, item, and feature included in this version, covering everything from custom startup menus, to complete game types, to custom quit messages, has been (and always will be) designed and tested to work with the latest version of Unreal Tournament 2004.

    Perhaps the heart of the mod however, are the high quality, highly addictive Chaotic weapons. And while some of them were inspired by the earlier versions of our mod, each has been reengineered and rebuilt from the ground up. Some of the weapons included are melee weapons, which come complete with their own custom animations. The melee weapons are now available in most Chaos game types, including Duel, which was created specifically for them, and which is supported by a diverse set of maps.

    In addition, Chaos for UT2004 has been designed to be as flexible and as compatible as was reasonably possible. Which is why we have provided a 'mutator' version of our 'mod'. Simply so that Chaos can be played and enjoyed in ALL standard UT2004 game types, in addition to most custom game types, and even when combined with many other mods and/or mutators.

    However, Chaos does in fact also come with it's own complete game types, each with full bot support, and each fully functional in online play. And it is important to note that some Chaos features (ie: melee weapons) are only available through these Chaos game types, and not thru our mutator.

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  • xav1r
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    Whats chaos? Is it a mod? What does it do if it is?

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  • superppl
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    Since we're on the topic of UT anyway, I just discovered that I was using an outdated version of Chaos, so I updated and found new fun things! I didn't know they threw in a hoverboard and a bike!
    Who needs UT3 when UT2k4 has Chaos? And besides, I can't stand vanilla UT anymore, without Chaos it just isn't fun.

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  • xav1r
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    Originally posted by superppl View Post
    They're making a bet. If the game isn't out by Feb. 15, then they'll give the game for free.
    Youre on. Or, they are.

    BTW, they have predicted releases for Prey (which is already out), Serious Sam 2, and many other games too.

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  • superppl
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    They're making a bet. If the game isn't out by Feb. 15, then they'll give the game for free.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
    They pulled it out their arse. Seriously they should just put unknown for the release date.
    Heh, and how many times were there release dates on the OS X version published on etailers?

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  • Aradreth
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    Originally posted by xav1r View Post
    Tuxgames has UT3 for linux available for pre-order. The "predicted" release date in their site is feb. 15.

    http://www.tuxgames.com/details.cgi?&gameref=145

    They say on their site that the date hasnt been provided to them by the developer, so where did they come up with that date from?
    They pulled it out their arse. Seriously they should just put unknown for the release date.

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