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  • float4
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    Originally posted by KameZero View Post
    You are woefully misinformed about how Linux works.
    seriously ?

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  • KameZero
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    Originally posted by float4 View Post
    a game for windows will work with 7/vista/xp/... (or developers can provide support)

    that same game might work on xxxx-linux-10.11 but not on 10.9/10.14 ...
    plus linux distros redhat/suse/slackware/debian/unbutu/... are setup differently (even if one is based on another : debian/ubuntu )
    You are woefully misinformed about how Linux works.

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  • float4
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    Originally posted by gbudny View Post
    This is a joke?
    a game for windows will work with 7/vista/xp/... (or developers can provide support)

    that same game might work on xxxx-linux-10.11 but not on 10.9/10.14 ...
    plus linux distros redhat/suse/slackware/debian/unbutu/... are setup differently (even if one is based on another : debian/ubuntu )

    there nothing wong with it, its just linux open-source nature.

    even the closed source gpu drivers provide a "gcc installer", witch can lead you to "make menuconfig"

    Linux Display Driver - x86 / Release Highlights

    Note that many Linux distributions provide their own packages of the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver in the distribution's native package management format. This may interact better with the rest of your distribution's framework, and you may want to use this rather than NVIDIA's official package.
    radeon / gforce performances are about the same between windows and linux depending on the driver version.
    what works best for a serie wont be the same for another.
    gpus may also behave differently depending on the schedule model.

    so in the end, you better go by (or close to) the source, but that may require additional research.
    its funny how rockstar joked (or ranted ) about that in GTA 4 ("cause life ain't hard enougth"), though things work
    really well when they do.

    nothing prevent anyone to bring the next crysis to linux , but you cant expect everybody to mess
    with the libc to get it to work

    for the most part linux users have to figure how to get things working.
    Last edited by float4; 20 July 2012, 09:43 AM.

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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by KameZero View Post
    By "people" you mean "one fellow", and he was saying it was an issue with STEAM not Steam on Linux. Not allowing games because you find them offensive CAN indeed be a problem. But, we don't really know why it was rejected and can only speculate.
    There are problems with postal 1 and Postal 2 on Steam:

    http://runningwithscissors.com/main/...hp?topic=262.0

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  • KameZero
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    Originally posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
    Postal 3 more effectively conveys the satirical nature of it than 2 says the reviews... although the game itself was generally reviewed worse than 2. Anyhoo, I was just speculating - the reasons for Valve allowing 3 on there might be to do with the fact that it uses Source engine too.

    It doesn't matter - it still has nothing to do with Linux specifically. People trying to cite "no Postal 2 on Steam" as a problem with Steam for Linux are just being needlessly confrontational.
    By "people" you mean "one fellow", and he was saying it was an issue with STEAM not Steam on Linux. Not allowing games because you find them offensive CAN indeed be a problem. But, we don't really know why it was rejected and can only speculate.

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  • rustybroomhandle
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    Originally posted by KameZero View Post
    Except that they allowed Postal 3... so... what?
    Postal 3 more effectively conveys the satirical nature of it than 2 says the reviews... although the game itself was generally reviewed worse than 2. Anyhoo, I was just speculating - the reasons for Valve allowing 3 on there might be to do with the fact that it uses Source engine too.

    It doesn't matter - it still has nothing to do with Linux specifically. People trying to cite "no Postal 2 on Steam" as a problem with Steam for Linux are just being needlessly confrontational.

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  • KameZero
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    Originally posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
    In this case I am guessing it's due to the tasteless nature of the game in question.
    Except that they allowed Postal 3... so... what?

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  • rustybroomhandle
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    The "no Postal 2 on Steam" thing has nothing to do with Linux at all. I'm not even sure why this qualifies as "problems with Steam on Linux".

    Valve have a right choose what they want to sell on their platform, for whatever reasons they want. In this case I am guessing it's due to the tasteless nature of the game in question.

    As a consumer you are not locked in to a single vendor. If Steam does not offer something you want, then buy it direct or from Desura, or wherever else it's available.

    If your local butcher does not sell kosher/halaal/free range/pure organic/other specialty meat, then go to another butcher, yaknow?

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by gbudny View Post
    There are other problems with Steam for Linux:

    "And no, Valve will not let us release Postal 2 on Steam, sadly."

    http://www.desura.com/games/postal-2...k-be-on-desura
    Yes, I do agree that this is a problem. Still, because of this is why we got treated so well by RWS on Desura.

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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by float4 View Post
    unfortunatly true.
    linux/gnu is mostly used for work , u can have a few game here and there but as a
    gaming platform its irelevant.
    This is a joke?
    Last edited by gbudny; 19 July 2012, 05:55 PM.

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