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    Phoronix: The Source Engine On Postal III Is Still Coming To Linux

    While it was announced previously by the Running With Scissors Game company that Postal III would be released for Linux like had been done with previous Postal games, there has been some speculation in recent months that Postal III would not make it out for Linux. In particular, because this game is now being powered by Valve's Source Engine, and there still being many in disbelief that it's coming to Linux. Well, in fact, a native version of Postal III is still coming to Linux and it's looking like it will be here around May...

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

  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Isn't one of the big appeals to linux are the "options"?

    If they don't like playing Postal then they could always try Padman or http://www.lgdb.org/game/pink_pony
    Heh... Yes, indeed... And I'm just working on more options as are others...

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    If that were the case, we're pretty much doomed out of the box since Postal and Postal 2 have been ported to Linux as well...
    Isn't one of the big appeals to linux are the "options"?

    If they don't like playing Postal then they could always try Padman or http://www.lgdb.org/game/pink_pony

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by sabriah View Post
    Postal to Linux?! Mixed feelings about that...

    I am very happy to see that there are some who invest into Linux gaming.

    But, Postal?! Linux users may lose that ueber credit they have now, being relegated to slash fest nerds, an image that has been reserved for MS users.

    Had it been Portal, then!!!
    If that were the case, we're pretty much doomed out of the box since Postal and Postal 2 have been ported to Linux as well...

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  • sabriah
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    Postal to Linux?! Mixed feelings about that...

    Postal to Linux?! Mixed feelings about that...

    I am very happy to see that there are some who invest into Linux gaming.

    But, Postal?! Linux users may lose that ueber credit they have now, being relegated to slash fest nerds, an image that has been reserved for MS users.

    Had it been Portal, then!!!

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  • Setlec
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    *sight* feel like repeating myself.... well postal 3 is coming, nice! with source engine too? that's too sweet! Steam is quite doubtful, yeah we saw linux binaries (broken, bugged), we saw ppl bashing flaming, trolling, selling theirs panties and etc. But nothing proves that there isn't a possibility for it... If valve doesn't want a linux client for steam and source engine, why the heck they want/ed a linux programmer to port games to linux???? they do support Mac OS X when nobody knew that it was underway....

    Now, i ask myself, if Postal 3, powered by source engine, makes a good sell into the linux community will that help valve to make their mind? they did port their rendering engine to opengl (mc os x) though

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  • numasan
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    I agree, we don't know what's happening, but that makes Phoronix "reporting" on Steam/Source for Linux even more embarrassing. Because of that some people may still hold their breath thinking they'll be able to download and play Half-Life, L4D, Portal, etc through Steam on Linux, when it may only end up with Postal 3 being ported by a third party (I guess buying the engine allows you to do a port to whatever platform).

    There's no reason to think Valve would include the changes in their main engine, and even if they did for some reason (maybe as a bullet point for other licensees: "Cross-platform!") there is no guarantee they will release their franchise games for Linux, like what has happened with other games using id Softwares engines.

    No matter what happens, right now it's a joke and the possible nice surprise is ruined.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by mirv View Post
    True, sorry, I hadn't emphasised the "sounds like" part enough. With diddly squat from Valve on the matter of Linux though, I can't take a single game based off their engine as proof of anything.
    Cheers to RWS though!
    Indeed. It could mean just the game, or it could mean a bit more- you just can't tell until it happens. Main big thing here is that there's enough going for things that it's better to be just cynical enough to sit on the fence on this, rather than say "it ain't gonna happen"- too much smoke about right at the moment to say yea or nay on this.

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  • mirv
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    That's an assumption.

    There's tons of coding that needs to get done for a game- and you might end up "patching" the engine as well.
    True, sorry, I hadn't emphasised the "sounds like" part enough. With diddly squat from Valve on the matter of Linux though, I can't take a single game based off their engine as proof of anything.
    Cheers to RWS though!

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by mirv View Post
    Sounds like RWS is working on porting the Source engine to Linux. If Valve already had a version for Linux, they wouldn't need to be doing that. So I'm taking this as a sign that Valve aren't readying it for Linux themselves.
    Nothing to do with Steam here. Which I also doubt it coming anytime soon, if at all.
    That's an assumption.

    There's tons of coding that needs to get done for a game- and you might end up "patching" the engine as well.

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