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  • Kevin
    started a topic John Carmack On Rage & Doom 4 For Linux

    John Carmack On Rage & Doom 4 For Linux

    I emailed John Carmack of iD Software to see whether or not they intended to release both Rage and Doom 4 on Linux. He responded:


    It isn't a launch platform for us, but an executable may still show up.

    Anyways, I figured that some of you may have been interested in this so I figured I'd post this here. For those who didn't see the new E3 trailer for Rage, you can view that here:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS-bNDwatKU


    Also according to John Carmack (from a small interview), as good as Rage looks, while Doom 4 runs on the same engine, it is suppose to look a lot better. Details on that can be found here:


    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53713


    EA is not iD Software's publisher so I'm not sure if that little fact will hinder any Linux port developments.

  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by Dragonix View Post
    A EA employee is working on an Open Source version of Origin: http://openorigin.sourceforge.net/
    Sounds interesting...
    What makes you think that's by an EA employee?

    Also, seconding Behem0th's concerns, that SourceForge page has no source code available at all in the repository or any links to any non-SourceForge repositories. It also has no binaries, so maybe it's just a very very new project that hasn't pushed source yet, but I'd be wary of any binaries that show up without the source to back it.

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  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by grantek View Post
    Rage works well in Wine, which is a credit to id's programming team
    How the hell does that follow? It's a credit to the Wine team and nobody else.

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  • gbudny
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    Rage is available for Mac OS X, but I don 't know who exactly made Mac port of Rage:

    http://www.gameagent.com/store/aspyr...ctID.242103900

    Here are interesting informations:

    "Why is there no multiplayer or support for SteamWorks and SteamPlay?

    Because of the business model and licensing requirements of SteamPlay and SteamWorks, Aspyr is unable to support either for RAGE Mac at this time. A Steam account and the Steam client are required for multiplayer, and Apple?s Mac App Store does not allow for technology such as SteamWorks in their store.

    Does RAGE: Campaign Edition Mac use DRM (Digital Rights Management)?

    Yes. If purchased through the Mac App Store, RAGE: Campaign Edition uses Apple?s AppStore DRM. If purchased elsewhere, such as the GameAgent Store, the game uses Software Passport Mac.

    I already purchased RAGE for Windows. Can I use my CD key to get RAGE: Campaign Edition Mac for free?

    A CD key for the Windows version of RAGE will not work with RAGE: Campaign Edition on Mac. The games are technically two different products with two different publishers (Bethesda Softworks and Aspyr Media, respectively)."

    http://blog.gameagent.com/aspyr-mac-...red/#more-5438

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  • Kano
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    Good joke

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by Soul_keeper View Post
    Thanks for the insight, but I was trying to rehash some linux talk
    Well, Michael has confirmed that steam is coming to Linux, so steamworks can't be far behind...

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  • whizse
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    Rage uses steamworks, Doom 4 probably will as well. Figure it out.
    That's for setting up multiplayer games right? The Mac version of Rage shipped without MP, supposedly the same could be done for a Linux version.

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  • squirrl
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    bad game anyhow

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1037840623

    somebody could make one of the ioquake3 engines pop with a good story ...

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  • xpander
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    Originally posted by Behem0th View Post
    fake or may be stealing passwords?
    http://forums.ea.com/eaforum/posts/l....page#19537200

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  • david_lynch
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    Originally posted by byteframe View Post
    Sadly, 'PC' means Windoughs, in this context.
    "pc" generally means windoze - as in "openarea is available for pc, mac and linux"

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