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  • phoronix
    started a topic Linux Game Publishing Is Working On A New Port

    Linux Game Publishing Is Working On A New Port

    Phoronix: Linux Game Publishing Is Working On A New Port

    Linux Game Publishing fell off a cliff last year when their main (and only) server crashed and was offline for about two months time causing their DRM server to go with it, etc. It was at a time that LGP wasn't also publicly announcing any future work or other projects, which led many to wonder whether LGP was finally being laid to rest in a similar manner to Loki Software. However, even once they came back online, no new announcements were made. They've now only finally commented about the future...

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

  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by dammarin View Post
    I would so much rather this were Witcher 2.
    Nah, I now believe that very graphics-intensive games are no good match for Linux. The open drivers can't cope at all with modern graphics and the AMD blob is buggy for other uses. So many people would still play it on Windows even if there were a Linux version. Probably only NVidia blob users would enjoy it on Linux, meaning the potential market size is even smaller then the total sum of people with a good enough GPU.

    I think LGP (and others) they should focus on simpler stuff that doesn't depend on 3D graphics performance.
    Last edited by RealNC; 08-07-2011, 02:29 AM.

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  • JClosed
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    Allright - to reply to my own message...

    I have been searching, and I can reach a number of hops until I reach the provider (or something like it - this is the hop: 62-233-127-182.as20860.net) where LGP is hosted, after that it is only time-outs. I can reach the website from LGP when I use a proxy, but that wont do me much good because the DRM site adres (but not the IP adress) is coded somewhere in the DRM software. Sigh - don't you looove the "phone-home" DRM protection? The only ones affected are the paying consumers that do not use cracked software... again...

    Anyway - I got a message from LGP support the indeed some consumers cannot reach their servers. Sounds like someone has blocked a few IP adresses for some strange raeson.

    I will report here if and when this is solved

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  • JClosed
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    Thanks AHSauge and whizse.

    This is very strange indeed. The support site whizse gave me is reachable for me. No problem.

    I used the site to explain my problem, and am waiting for a reply.

    I am starting to think it is indeed on my ISP side, but the strange thing is... why is this site blocked, and all other sites i visit not? I never had any problem reaching a site. As far as I know my ISP has never ever blocked anything before, so this is all very, very strange.

    Does everyone here can reach the LGP site, apart from whizse and AHSauge?

    I am baffled...

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  • Kano
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    The problem with lgp is that they can not participate with hib as they only have got Linux ports. Usually the games should support any os. But i still think that those games are too expensive - especially when the win version runs fine with wine (and there even works alt-tab). They try to get money from just a few ppl who want to support Linux gaming, but i prefer multiplattform solutions, which means, buy the game, play it on any plattform. Their way is wrong, there you should buy a win version and when you want to play it on Linux 5y later, you should pay the same price as when it was new a 2nd time. With the bundles you have got the choice, when you have got one system with a tricky gfx chip (like gma500) then you may need the win version for it, for others Linux or even osx. But why on earth should somebody buy the game for every single plattform?

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  • liamdawe
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    As pointed out above use that link for their support, it's not hosted on their servers.

    It seems some people do have problems but it doesn't look to be LGP's fault. Some ISP's must be having routing problems.

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  • whizse
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    Originally posted by JClosed View Post
    I would love to submit a error report, but to whom?
    The Linux Game Publishing site cannot be reached. The only thing I get is a time-out.
    I do not know where to go..

    Also - after installing the game you cannot update to the latest version. The LGP update application is waiting forever for a respons...

    If somebody know how I can register (and -if possible- update) X3-Reunion and X2-The threat on my new machine I would LOVE to hear about it!
    I think something is very wrong on your end, problems with the ISP perhaps?

    See if you can reach https://lgp.tenderapp.com/ it's their support system.

    Otherwise they are on twitter and identi.ca: http://twitter.com/L_G_P http://identi.ca/LGP

    And supposedly you can also reach them on IRC: #lgp on irc.freenode.net

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  • AHSauge
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    Originally posted by JClosed View Post
    I would love to submit a error report, but to whom?
    The Linux Game Publishing site cannot be reached. The only thing I get is a time-out.
    I do not know where to go..

    Also - after installing the game you cannot update to the latest version. The LGP update application is waiting forever for a respons...
    That's really wierd, because as far as I can see, the servers are online and I can reach linuxgamepublishing.com without any problems. That also includes the bug tracker, and there doesn't seem to be any problems with the update application, though all my games are already updated so it's not the best proof.

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  • JClosed
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    @gilboa

    That happens when you have installed the game and have got the game registered before the server went down.
    However - when you change hardware and do a re-install, it is impossible to register. The authentication window hangs forever, waiting for some reply that is not coming.

    @Apopas

    I would love to submit a error report, but to whom?
    The Linux Game Publishing site cannot be reached. The only thing I get is a time-out.
    I do not know where to go..

    Also - after installing the game you cannot update to the latest version. The LGP update application is waiting forever for a respons...

    If somebody know how I can register (and -if possible- update) X3-Reunion and X2-The threat on my new machine I would LOVE to hear about it!

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by JClosed View Post
    I would love to see X3 TC ported, but at this moment I already have two "X" titles from LGP (X2 - The Threat and X3 - Reunion), and bot of the games can not be played because the LGP DRM server is down. The server has been down for months and months now, and I see no sign it will ever come up again.

    So - there I am with two worthless disks where I paid money for (and shipping them to the Netherlands increased the price even further). The games install fine, but cannot be played because I can not validate them. I am really pissed about that. Guess that's the reward you get for being legal..

    Thus - even if a port is done for X3 TC (with I doubt hugely at this moment), please, please, please, please, please do NOT include a DRM that is depending on a "phone home" server. I will certainly not buy it, because I have learned my lesson - the hard way...
    Have you posted a bug report?

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