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  • phoronix
    started a topic Dear Esther: Another Source Engine Game On Linux

    Dear Esther: Another Source Engine Game On Linux

    Phoronix: Dear Esther: Another Source Engine Game On Linux

    Dear Esther, a unique first person adventure game powered by Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released as a native Linux client. Currently the company is seeking out testers to try out the Linux port...

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

  • ChrisXY
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    Does anyone know when it will be actually available? It was on sale today for 2? or so but it's still not available "for my platform".

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by entropy View Post
    Thanks!

    Without the sources, this "sophisticated wrapper" can only be WINE then, not even WINELIB.
    Well, they likely do have the source for the older version that runs on windows. They just have to wait to get the new linux source code.

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  • entropy
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    Originally posted by julian_fern View Post
    I'm one of the beta testers. Quoting the dev: " it'sbuilt using a sophisticated wrapper, so it is not yet a native build so to speak". They plan to make a native port once Valve release the Linux Engine source code to licensees.
    Thanks!

    Without the sources, this "sophisticated wrapper" can only be WINE then, not even WINELIB.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    That is okay I guess, although I do wonder why they did not just hold off on testing until they could actually make a fully native build?

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  • julian_fern
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    Originally posted by entropy View Post
    Source?

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    I'm one of the beta testers. Quoting the dev: " it'sbuilt using a sophisticated wrapper, so it is not yet a native build so to speak". They plan to make a native port once Valve release the Linux Engine source code to licensees.

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  • frign
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    Originally posted by entropy View Post
    Source?

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    I should have not started right away with my angered comment. Let's hope they release something natively-compiled, because WINE is just not comparable to the efforts on improving the Graphics-drivers.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    It would be interesting see if Larabel got it wrong when he said "native Linux client", especially since he is using it as another "I WAS RIGHT!!!!" post.

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  • entropy
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    Originally posted by Rotgut View Post
    They are using WINE.
    Source?

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  • Sverro2
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    Originally posted by Rotgut View Post
    They are using WINE.
    Are you sure? I know that was their plan at first, but now A LOT has changed. It would be really weird... Source is native now...

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