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Nope, there's no port for Linux of CS and if you would ask me, I don't think it will ever be. It took already too long for the buggiest game ever made (Half-Life) to be ported to Linux. Sooner or later, when they release a port Half-Life Counter-Strike engine will be too old and boring (it started to be already since the infinity cheats made for it and graphics are not nice anymore).
In fact, you won't be able to play CS on Linux for the moment. Thanks to the brilliantly of Valve and CS Team, the only way to update Valve games is through a program called Steam, still not supported by WineX team. The game was working perfectly till last month, when CS 1.6 patch came out. One more reason because I don't like Half-Life or CS is because of the lack of respect from Valve and Counter-Strike team in 1-not making a Linux port 2-not fixing the numerous bugs the HL-Single Player has as getting stucked at walls, elevators or lost of sound, releasing patches with "fix" mplayer only(and by the way, huge patches) 3-for keep pushing Linux and Linux user to run Linux as a server only. Give a chance Unreal Tournament with Tactical Ops or even Quake 3 with Urban Terror. You can make both games run natively on Linux without a problem and they are great underrated modifications... Boycott Valve for a while It's also time for us to support a Linux games... Neverwinter Nights, Unreal T2003, Quake3, Return to the Castle Wolfestein and many other that runs natively
Last edited by Mega Man X; 10-02-2003 at 01:07 PM.
YEAH Megaman X could not have said it more.
There is no excuse for them to port a linux version in the HL2 series as they'll have to redo CS2 anyway. No excuse if they don't.
Im using UT2003 and Quake3 natively and they run lovely.
Im going to install Urban Terror mod for Quake3 soon and i'll stick to that for my LAN parties until CS snaps out of it.
Originally posted by Megaman X
In fact, you won't be able to play CS on Linux for the moment. Thanks to the brilliantly of Valve and CS Team, the only way to update Valve games is through a program called Steam, still not supported by WineX team. The game was working perfectly till last month, when CS 1.6 patch came out.
hey Megaman -
Linux-gamers.net has a howto on Steam/cs1.6 - haven't tried it myself...
mossy is damn right. For me it's irrelevant if HL2 will or not be ported to Linux. Based on Valve attitudes, I won't ever support them again. HL is not a great game either. Perhaps for being the first game on it's genre with a somewhat "story line" made it "different". But for a game built over Quake and Quake 2 engines it has way too many bugs and apparently the game is too hard coded for them to release the source or port. DeuEX, RTCW, Ghost Recon are way cooler games. CS is pretty cool though. Perhaps we should start a petition for CS to be ported to a newer, better, faster, no bugged engine as Quake 3 or Unreal Tournament... that would be the tricky part and I bet Valve should change their attitudes as well. Come on, if it was not for good mods, half-life should be at the bottom of the bottom of the bottom of the barrel... But I doubt it would ever happen, CS team loves its crappy, bugged, dated HL engine ... and they are also doing profits with it.... unfortunately
Are you saying that DeusEX is linux native!? If so do i have to buy a specific linux version or is it on the same disc??
Oops, nope, not officially, but DeusEX can run natively under Linux (there're some installers around, but I don't remember where). That's the beauty of coding in C and OpenGL ratter then C++ and DirectX. DeusEX also is a super mod for Unreal Tournament. I play DeusEX myself with WineX (this company does miracles and needs to be supported as well) and DeusEX plays as neat as in Winslow . Most of games OpenGL compatible has an installer around officially or not, but they usually work and you don't need to buy another game.
I wanted to say that DeusEX is way cooler then HL, but I messed it up there, sorry