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  • Aradreth
    started a topic Penny Arcade game to be release on 21st

    Penny Arcade game to be release on 21st

    The game the guys over at Penny Arcade has just got it's release date set for the 21st of may (8 days). So that's another game being released for linux. Now if only I finished my exams two days earlier it would have been perfect.


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  • M1AU
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    (Keeping in mind, I'm not speaking for LGP here, only myself...)

    You DO realize they have DRM in it, don't you? If your hardware profile changes, it seems to detect it
    (it said I wasn't properly registered right on the change from a PIV to a Core Duo with the only thing
    being the motherboard and CPU changing..) and that it needed to re-authenticate. It did so quickly, but
    I don't know if they check this via online or not. But, boys and girls, that IS DRM.

    This is not to tell you this to keep you from doing this. By all means, if you want to buy it, do so.
    But, if you do choose that, what makes this any different than what LGP has done?
    Pfrrtt, I don't care that much. Anyways for that price and quality it was of course worth playing, at least that DRM thingy doesn't want me to be online to play it, even when I bought it online.

    Well, we'll see how LGPs online DRM stuff turns out when it's out. If it's really that bad compared to a simple CD-Key authentication or something similar, I don't need to buy there games, if it's not, we'll see

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  • stan.distortion
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    Does anyone know off the top of their heads if either the 'intel' or 'i810' modules can support shaders? As to the DRM, there is a 20 page long thread to bash this one out in but as far as the postal demo is concerned it is unobtrusive, not sure if the full game will run without an internet connection to verify the password though, I'll have to wait for the end of the month to give that one a try
    EDIT: Answered by next poster, full game runs without a connection. Neither the 'intel' or 'i810' xorg drivers seem to have shader support, the demo complains about it and wont start. I'm being over optimistic even trying it on this hardware anyway, was looking for an accurate 'minimum requirements' but the graphics detail is well above the abilities of this chip.
    Last edited by stan.distortion; 06-26-2008, 07:47 PM.

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  • Aradreth
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    The DRM is REALLY easy to get around it. I know I did. (change of hardware and a couple days without net on that PC...)

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by stan.distortion View Post
    Ah s**t, that ruins everything. But at $20 for such a well made game why would anyone bother copying it
    Didn't want you buying without making that informed decision.

    Just keep in mind, though, without them selling enough, though, they may have poor sales figures which will make getting games on Linux that much harder. Again, I don't want to dissuade people- I want them making informed decisions on this stuff.

    As for anyone copying it... If the LGP games are such crap, why are they being copied, hm? Why does anyone copy anything in the first place? Ah, but that's off topic... All I will say right now on the matter so I don't pollute the thread. It IS a great game and we shouldn't detract from the discussion on it's subject with this stuff.

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  • stan.distortion
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    Ah s**t, that ruins everything. But at $20 for such a well made game why would anyone bother copying it

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by stan.distortion View Post
    Definitely getting this, really well made and very funny Had to copy 2 supplied libs into /usr/lib and run ldconfig as root but that's probably just my system. Ran perfectly on a dual core 2160 and 8600GT. DL'ing it again to give it a try on a PIII 1ghz laptop with i810 graphics. For 13 euro it's faultless.
    (Keeping in mind, I'm not speaking for LGP here, only myself...)

    You DO realize they have DRM in it, don't you? If your hardware profile changes, it seems to detect it
    (it said I wasn't properly registered right on the change from a PIV to a Core Duo with the only thing
    being the motherboard and CPU changing..) and that it needed to re-authenticate. It did so quickly, but
    I don't know if they check this via online or not. But, boys and girls, that IS DRM.

    This is not to tell you this to keep you from doing this. By all means, if you want to buy it, do so.
    But, if you do choose that, what makes this any different than what LGP has done?
    Last edited by Svartalf; 06-26-2008, 06:28 PM.

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  • stan.distortion
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    Definitely getting this, really well made and very funny Had to copy 2 supplied libs into /usr/lib and run ldconfig as root but that's probably just my system. Ran perfectly on a dual core 2160 and 8600GT. DL'ing it again to give it a try on a PIII 1ghz laptop with i810 graphics. For 13 euro it's faultless.

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  • M1AU
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    I just finished the game and need to say it's absolutely awesome!

    I of course will buy the next episode.

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  • ivanovic
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    Originally posted by ivanovic View Post
    * It is too short. Took me 7h to get through, not too much. But if you compare it with the price, it was really worth the 13.10? I paid.
    Since a friend misunderstood me, too, here a little more clearer version:

    "It is too short" is meant as in "Hey, I want more of this stuff, why was it over this fast?!?". I really enjoyed the game and am looking forward to Episode 2.

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