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Old 11-12-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Linux getting popular?


Is Linux getting REALLY popular or is happypenguin.org paying people to make games for Linux? Because there has been a SLEW of game updates and additions recently.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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I think it is picking up some steam. Browsing other non-Linux forums, I have noticed a lot more Linux related posts as of late. I think it's more from people getting fed up with spyware than for gaming purposes though.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:54 AM   #3
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Actually it's not uncommon for games with a heavy Multi-Player element (quake 3 unreal tournament series) to have Linux versions because Linux boxes make such great servers. Some of the best online servers I've ever played on were Linux boxes because they're so reliable. Every once in while (about every few months) I take a day and just play an online game all day and when i do I've found that the Linux servers are more likely to stay online then windows servers.

Also if there's a bug in a game, Linux is stable enough that if the game crashes Linux won't. Unlike Windows where it likes taking the whole system down with the game.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:53 AM   #4
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Yup yup popular FPS's most of the time have a Linux side so people can host off linux boxes. However there is a slightly growing trend of the more elite computer users toying with linux. However most of it is curioisty instead of fear of spyware as firefox seems to be a decent defense agaisnt most spyware.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:04 PM   #5
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but games like halflife/halflife2 have linux server version but no linux playable versions. same with battlefield 1942.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:24 PM   #6
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The OpenGL API just can't compete with DirectX anymore. Take a look at the graphics on new games like EverQuest2 and it becomes painfully obvious.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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The OpenGL API just can't compete with DirectX anymore. Take a look at the graphics on new games like EverQuest2 and it becomes painfully obvious.
I don't know about this... You do relise that DirectX and OpenGL use the same hardware functions right? Which means that anything DirectX is doing better than OpenGL has to be in software.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:31 PM   #8
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The OpenGL API just can't compete with DirectX anymore. Take a look at the graphics on new games like EverQuest2 and it becomes painfully obvious.
doom3 is opengl. and have you seen the unreal 3 screenshots
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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awww, i guess i was wrong. unreal 3 is directx 9.

heres the screenies anyway

http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/preview/28441
 
Old 11-12-2004, 05:33 PM   #10
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I picked up a UK Mag called Linux Format
expensive but very good
ditched two Aus mags

anyway
from an article in the mag
when a UK bank wants to convert 3000 desktops to Linux ...
were making progress

floppy
 
Old 11-12-2004, 09:13 PM   #11
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i am seeing more and more small business and major corps and city governments in FL talking about linux more and more. i am also seeing more and more companies and people getting frustrated with M$.

Gaming is the only real reason i still have a windows box at the house. everything else is *nix. my business will be all *nix if i can get around PageMaker not working in crossover office.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:36 AM   #12
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does anyone have an article of a company that realized linux sucked and went to good 'ol 'doze for its server needs?

i dont think thats ever happened. and when you arent moving bockwards, you must be moving forwards. right?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:53 AM   #13
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awww, i guess i was wrong. unreal 3 is directx 9.

heres the screenies anyway

http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/preview/28441
Actually, UT 3 supports OpenGL and DirectX. I say this because the UT engines always have, I don't actually know.

But I am surious when I say OpenGL is better. Anyone saying differently is betraying Linux.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:53 AM   #14
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does anyone have an article of a company that realized linux sucked and went to good 'ol 'doze for its server needs?

i dont think thats ever happened. and when you arent moving bockwards, you must be moving forwards. right?
Not totaly true, we could just be standing still...

But I hope not.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:09 AM   #15
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not really. because if MS is moving backwards and we are standing still, that would mean that weare moving forward. sorta.
 
  


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