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  • phoronix
    started a topic Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Is Getting Ported To Linux

    Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Is Getting Ported To Linux

    Phoronix: Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Is Getting Ported To Linux

    Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is one of the newest game titles being ported to Linux that's worth mentioning and is being distributed via Steam...

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

  • Pallidus
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    BREAKING NEWS:

    A 18 year old game is being ported to linux


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    5 page thread


    only in linux

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  • zephyrhawk
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Or maybe there's been a glitch in the Matrix... an option I'm seriously considering right now because there's a lot of stuff related that was related to DNF development (and not having anything to do with engine development) but examples like I pointed out that are just gone that I distinctly remember talking about him in regards to it, including remembering him being in the game credits of D3D, although when I look now at admittedly a different version of the game he's not there. So I'm thoroughly confused at this point.
    I don't normally don't respond to such obvious BS as Luke_Wolf's earlier post, but I had to make an exception and create an account for this. As others have already pointed out, the original post is full of complete fiction. It actually amazed me that you could have gotten so many historical facts so wrong. While it is an interesting story you weave, it is also factually incorrect in almost every aspect. I understand that human memory can sometimes lead us astray, however, it would have taken about 15 minutes with google to fact check the worst offences in this post. I mean really, can you not be bothered before spreading such ignorance? Personally, it angers me when people spread ignorance, either due to willful ignoring facts or to being too lazy to educate themselves.

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  • oibaf
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    Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
    The engine is GPL and the best project spanned from it is EDuke32, it's gl reder was actually made by the original programmer, there is also a lot of other improvements and fixes so go get that if already have a copy of the game.
    This is not completely correct.

    Eduke32 comprises the gameplay engine released in 2003 by 3DRealms under the GPL, and BUILD, the 2.5D graphics engine developed by Ken Silverman. Sources for BUILD are available, it's not open source, but has a crippled license, there is also this FAQ on its page:

    Why did you write a custom license instead of using GPL (GNU's General Public License)?
    Short answer: to satisfy my ego Long answer: I know GPL is an industry standard, but I felt that it was way too long and boring for anyone to read seriously. I chose to write a nice short license that everybody could understand. This way, people unfamiliar with GPL would understand their rights.
    Clearly noone explained him the power of free software, this engine could be much more popular if under GPL like the id's ones rather the its crippled license.

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  • Plombo
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Just to offer one more fact check, id is not based in Dallas but Mesquite, which is another suburb of Dallas.
    Just to offer yet another fact check, they were founded in Mesquite but are now headquatrered in Richardson, another Dallas suburb.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
    All sources are like that, you will just have to figure out reality as best you can.
    Indeed.

    [10 chars]

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  • AJenbo
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Yes, but I would not get too hung up on that - what Wikipedia states is probably about 80% to 90% correct in most cases. But there are always going to be exceptions of course.
    All sources are like that, you will just have to figure out reality as best you can.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Or maybe there's been a glitch in the Matrix... an option I'm seriously considering right now because there's a lot of stuff related that was related to DNF development (and not having anything to do with engine development) but examples like I pointed out that are just gone that I distinctly remember talking about him in regards to it, including remembering him being in the game credits of D3D, although when I look now at admittedly a different version of the game he's not there. So I'm thoroughly confused at this point.
    Even if he was listed I would not take being in the final credits of DNF for much - I know for a fact they were very generous with who got listed, and many of the names were as simply common forum goers. I know one or two of them actually...

    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    There is also some *seriously* wrong information posted, which eventually goes away without a trace (or with a trace in the case of Wikipedia). For a couple of years Wikipedia said that the most popular pizza in Canada was "Punjabi pizza" (I forget the details but it involved a lot of crushed red pepper flakes... when I went back to try it the entry had finally disappeared).

    The forums here are getting like that, except the posts never disappear...
    Yes, but I would not get too hung up on that - what Wikipedia states is probably about 80% to 90% correct in most cases. But there are always going to be exceptions of course.

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  • bridgman
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    There is also some *seriously* wrong information posted, which eventually goes away without a trace (or with a trace in the case of Wikipedia). For a couple of years Wikipedia said that the most popular pizza in Canada was "Punjabi pizza" (I forget the details but it involved a lot of crushed red pepper flakes... when I went back to try it the entry had finally disappeared).

    The forums here are getting like that, except the posts never disappear...

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  • dee.
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    Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    Or maybe there's been a glitch in the Matrix... an option I'm seriously considering right now because there's a lot of stuff related that was related to DNF development (and not having anything to do with engine development) but examples like I pointed out that are just gone that I distinctly remember talking about him in regards to it, including remembering him being in the game credits of D3D, although when I look now at admittedly a different version of the game he's not there. So I'm thoroughly confused at this point.
    Human memory is notoriously unreliable. We make up memories and think they are real. For example you might have had a dream about something and later remember it as if it had actually happened. It even gets worse the more time passes - a lot of your childhood memories can be entirely fake ones that you made up. Kind of scary when you think about it.

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