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Old 11-11-2003, 12:52 PM   #136
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Hear , hear

I agree with adler.
Doom Legacy is awesome!I played all versions of doom(except 3 of course) with it for about 6 months.And I can't wait for Doom3.UT2004 I'm not really excited about though.
UT2003 was very disappointing.

Anyway I've rambled on to long.

Adios
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:13 PM   #137
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when i talked about prboom, thats an engine to use doom data, including doom legacy and all the other dooms.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 02:00 AM   #138
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Games:
1. Diablo 2.
2. Half-Life modifications.
3. Deus Ex.
4. Battlefield 1942.
5. The Sims series (These are good for passing time.)

100% Anti-Wine.
Why would we want to emulate windows? :P
 
Old 11-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #139
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I would like to point out that WINE IS NOT AN EMULATOR, geeze, look into it. It just implements the API function calls so that windows applications run on linux. http://www.winehq.org/site/myths
 
Old 11-13-2003, 12:39 PM   #140
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Yeah, Wine is not an emulator, but there is no other good way to describe it. Plus, the DirectX stuff in WineX IS emulation to a large extent.

I understand why people are anti-wine, I don't always agree, but I understand it. I think it's useful for running stuff that is older and will never be ported. For newer stuff, I think more effort needs to be made to push Linux as a viable desktop platform in people's eyes. With Linux, it's like the table is attractively set, the food (good food) ready to be served, the invitations have been set, yet hardly anyone is showing up to the dinner party.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:07 PM   #141
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im nolt anti-wine, im anti wineX.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:23 PM   #142
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Quote:
Originally posted by XavierP
Personally, I would like to see all the Lucasarts Star Wars games ported over. I miss the X Wing and TIE Fighter games.

I'd even be willing to pay the £34.99 that is normally charged in the UK.
i“m too a fan of Star Wars“games but we must do an petition for porting their games to linux but how or where to contact them for such things?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:03 AM   #143
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I know Wine is not an emulator, what do you think it stands for?!
Oh my god, not possibly: [W]ine [I]s [Not] an [E]mulator [WINE], nah it couldn't be.
The fact is, it emulates windows.

I'm not anti-windows, I'm anti-wine for wanting to be like windows.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:47 AM   #144
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This is too funny. WINE will not make your Linux pc anything like a windows pc. It simply provides the structure that some of these apps need to run. It's just an application people.

I just picked up CrossoverOffice. Awesome. In 5 minutes I had Photoshop 7 running along just fine. I am getting ready to try some games.

Quote:
"Wine is an implementation of the Windows API that allows programs using the API to run on an operating system that doesn't natively support the application. It's important to note that Wine doesn't emulate a full x86 system but rather provides the software APIs that make it possible to run Windows programs."
from zdnet

I am attached to Linux enough these days, that I wouldn't even boot to Windows for Photoshop unless it was an important work project that required speed (I'm still learning the Gimp), but it sure is nice to be able to fire it up anytime I want while in Linux.

It would also enable me to use Word for testing OpenOffice documents that HAVE to look properly formatted on peoples Windows PC's (like resumes, work reports, etc). All this without ever using Windows. I like that. There is no way I'm sending off a bunch of resumes without knowing what they are going to look like in the application that EVERYONE will be reading them in. For this purpose alone it's worth it. Do you want M$ to port Office to Linux? I don't want them anywhere near it, and it's damn unlikely it would ever happen.

Of course, I would purchase all the products I need if they were ported to Linux such as games, Photoshop, (not office. just use a pirated copy of that ) etc. just to support it. I would definitely rather run a native app than to run a Windows app on top of another piece of software.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 01:00 PM   #145
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New Vote: Need For Speed Underground.

Just got done playing the demo, the full version doesn't come out until later this month. The graphics are by far the most realistic I have ever seen in a driving game. The physics leave a bit to be desired, but maybe the full version will be tighter.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 06:39 PM   #146
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zanzarah http://www.zanzara.de its quite a fun game actually , something different from
the typical lets upgrade the graphics and ship ut2000456.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 06:41 PM   #147
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zanzarah http://www.zanzara.de its quite a fun game actually , something different from
the typical lets upgrade the graphics and ship ut2000456. Apparently the original co went bust and only a hand full of staff survived, wonder if they would be game for letting a linux port be done, the windows version has problems with nvidia drivers though 51.16 seems to
work about 95%


oops sorry, somehow i have double posted, sluggish net connection unfortunately

whooah in a burst of pro-activeness i just emailed them to that effect, no harm in trying

Last edited by rameth; 11-15-2003 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:18 AM   #148
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The GIMP > Photoshop.
Learn how to master The GIMP.
You will see what I'm saying.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 11:02 AM   #149
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Quote:
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The GIMP > Photoshop.
Learn how to master The GIMP.
You will see what I'm saying.
I am sure you are right about The Gimp. I downloaded the manual the other day, and while there is no page #'s in it, it appears to be almost as extensive as the Photoshop Bible (1100pgs). I already noticed some things it will do that Photoshop won't. Old habits die hard though. I spent 3 years getting aquainted with PS and it's hard to get motivated enough to do it all over again. Especially when I am using PS7 in Linux right now

I think when PS7 starts to become dated, I will get motivated enough to master The Gimp. I do play with it a little every day, so it is starting to become familiar. It is an unbelievable piece of software. These are such massive applications though, that learning a new one is almost as uncomfortable as it is when you first trade off Windows for Linux
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:57 PM   #150
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Chu, are you aussie?
 
  


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