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Old 10-14-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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Anyone try the UT3 demo yet?


Guys,

Anyone try get the (beta)demo yet? its 740mb, too big for me to download, so if any of you people with your high speeds, download and try it please.

Mirror 1 Mirror 2

Give some feedback about it including screenshots if possible! Meanwhile I'll put it on download on my lame connection.

Thank You.

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Old 10-14-2007, 04:03 AM   #2
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No Linux version?
 
Old 10-14-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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No Linux version?
There is no Linux Version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars yet either. Just be patient, and be glad there ARE Linux ports
 
Old 10-14-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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There is no Linux Version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars yet either. Just be patient, and be glad there ARE Linux ports
Quake Wars will have Linux client (kids will like that)?

I just saw it's only a beta demo, so that's understandable.

I don't agree one should be patient though. People will download an illegal windows client for wine if they can't buy a Linux client (Why paying the same for something that doesn't work perfect in linux)
 
Old 10-14-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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I am curious myself about UT3. But I am not really expecting that much. UT was good. UT2k3 was a lot similar. UT2k4 is pretty much the same as 2k3 with vehicles. While cool, I am not sure the vehicles added much to the game (should I take the rocket launcher or that cool paladin...hmmmm). For the little things UT2k4 added to 2k3, the system requirements increased a lot and some maps had a lot of lag. If UT3 is pretty much the same cooked rice we've all been eating since 99, I won't even bother. This could be a good opportunity to show that we want new, innovative games instead of more shadows here and there with fancy physics engine which adds very little to gameplay. (at least, that is what I expect from new games).
 
Old 10-14-2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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Quake Wars will have Linux client (kids will like that)?
Every ID-software game released since Doom(?) had a Linux-client. In fact, when older engines are no longer used (like q2, q3, whatever), ID-software releases the source code for the game, freely. So having a Linux client from yet another game from ID is no surprise. And the client is always free too. Just buy the game, get the client from ID homepage/ftp and install it.

Epic Games also releases their games to Linux. UT2k3 actually shipped with a Linux installer-script within the third disk. Same goes to 2k4. Interesting enough, they did not put "Linux" anywhere on the box. I wonder if they would do it this time...
 
Old 10-15-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Would Be Nice, But Unlikely

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Every ID-software game released since Doom(?) had a Linux-client. In fact, when older engines are no longer used (like q2, q3, whatever), ID-software releases the source code for the game, freely. So having a Linux client from yet another game from ID is no surprise. And the client is always free too. Just buy the game, get the client from ID homepage/ftp and install it.

Epic Games also releases their games to Linux. UT2k3 actually shipped with a Linux installer-script within the third disk. Same goes to 2k4. Interesting enough, they did not put "Linux" anywhere on the box. I wonder if they would do it this time...
UT3 and ETQW are DirectX games, OpenGL is not an option. A native Linux port of these games is unlikely. But if you want a fun game multi-player FPS, try Team Fortress 2. Cartoon like characters and a game pretty faithful to the original make it fun. Portal is a revelation. Once again Valve has completely redefined what can be done with a computer game. Cake and grief counseling at the end
 
Old 10-15-2007, 03:09 PM   #8
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UT3 and ETQW are DirectX games, OpenGL is not an option. A native Linux port of these games is unlikely. But if you want a fun game multi-player FPS, try Team Fortress 2. Cartoon like characters and a game pretty faithful to the original make it fun. Portal is a revelation. Once again Valve has completely redefined what can be done with a computer game. Cake and grief counseling at the end
Thanks for the tip about Team Fortress . I've checked some screenshots and it looks cool. However, it is a valve game right? If that is correct, then I most likely won't try it. I am against Steam and refuse to run any game from Valve because of it...

Although, I would like to see where you found about Quake Wars and Unreal Tournament 3 being DirectX games and that OpenGL is not an option. Quake wars uses a heavily modified version of Doom 3, which uses OpenGL and even ID-Software themselves have announced the game coming out for Linux. If my memory does not fail, Timothee Besset was the one who said Quake wars was coming out to Linux. So rest assured it is not using DirectX, at least not exclusively.

On the UT3 part, I did not find anything interesting. However, the game is coming out to PS3, so it is not using DirectX either. On the wikipedia, you can see that UT3 is coming out to Linux as well (if you actually believe in things coming from wikipedia). But it really is no surprise here since every ID-software game came out to Linux and so did every Unreal Tournament.

I am still curious about how or where you found out that ports of those games are unlikely to happen and that they use DirectX though.

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Old 10-15-2007, 03:14 PM   #9
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Orange Box, In An Orange Box

You can get the Orange Box without having to use Steam.

I hope you're right about UT3 and ETQW becoming available as native Linux clients. I've been searching around for the specs for both and they all list DX9c as a requirement. Past releases have specified DX or OpenGL compatible video hardware.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 03:29 PM   #10
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Thanks again Dragineez for the reply. I really appreciate it I went straight to the page I usually buy games from and according to them, Orange Box is going to be available here from 18 Oct .

About the system requirements asking for DirectX 9c, don't worry too much about it. Even Quake 4 asked for that. DirectX will always be used with games for Windows. If not for the rendering engine, DirectX is always used for the input/networking/sound engine. So DirectX as a requirement will always be stuck on the box. Neverwinter Nights, Quake, Unreal, Doom... all use DirectX, but not to render the graphics as far as I can tell (Quake 2 could use both though).
 
Old 10-16-2007, 12:22 PM   #11
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You Were Right

From the official ETQW site:
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For everyone who is still dipping their toes into the Demo version of ETQW; Good News!

To fix a couple of known issues and provide support for the upcoming Linux Demo version, Update 1.1 was released yesterday.
Not only will there be a Linux version, but there will be a Linux demo too! I love id.

Downloaded the UT3 demo but haven't had a chance to play it yet - 2:00am is not the right time for your first foray into a new game.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 03:30 PM   #12
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UT3 and ETQW are DirectX games, OpenGL is not an option. A native Linux port of these games is unlikely.
Ehm... There is going to be a Linux port with the full release...

Update: Just like with id Software you will have to be downloading the client (doesn't come with the box) and you need to copy&paste the media files on the boxed DVD. Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjEyNA

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:44 PM   #13
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Thanks guys for the discussion, now please play it and give some feedbacks.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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Typical UT

Please bear in mind that I'm not, and never have been, a huge UT fan.

If you like UT, you'll love UT3. Admittedly, I've built a machine specifically for gaming. But it's not the hottest of the hot. A good, solid gaming platform but no more. That said, the game performs flawlessly. Very high frame rates at full resolution (1600x1200 Dual nVidia 7950GTS in SLI config).

I'm on FiOS, so my connection is good, but even by those standards the network play is lag free. The Battlefield series on this same machine lags so badly it's unplayable. I'd like to do some tweaking on keyboard and mouse config, but weapons switch is clean and fast. Aiming is predictable and head shots do work best.

The "vehicles" take some getting used to. Hell, I don't even recognize most of them as vehicles until I suddenly find myself in control of one!

Still seems too concentrated on Death Match for my tastes, even the team objective maps seem like huge frag fests. Still, if you like that kind of thing this is the game for you.

I'd like to try the ETQW demo next as a comparison, since it seems more like my kind of game.

Having spent the last few weeks playing Team Fortress 2 I have to say, if you're gonna spend your money on only one game this year - TF2.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:03 AM   #15
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Oooh the strange feeling in my tummy!!, thank you Dragineez for that, will try it very soon

There are many games I'll spend my money on this year, Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, etc... UT3 is coming out early next year I think.
 
  


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