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Old 10-20-2003, 02:10 PM   #46
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Definitly StarCraft and Civ III!!
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:21 PM   #47
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Re: newbie question

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Originally posted by k_brother
But anyway the base question: what efforts does it takes for company's to port their software.
AFAIK, it just involves recompiling binaries (NWN can run using the source files off a Windows install but downloaded Linux binaries). However, I do not know how much effort that requires.

I would particularly like to see Deus Ex ported over (I cannot get it to run under WinE at all).
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:40 PM   #48
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Re: Re: newbie question

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AFAIK, it just involves recompiling binaries (NWN can run using the source files off a Windows install but downloaded Linux binaries).
I don't think its that simple. Unless the design and programming team started with the goal of cross-platform development, you have to take into consideration libraries that only work in windows (directX anyone?) which means you have to totally re-write the interfaces there, you have to take into account code hacks that only work in windows (if any) and all of that stuff.

Generally a good sized game that wasn't written with cross-platforms in mind is looking at a sizeable effort to port over to another platform.

Those Linux Binaries you mention that run with the source files off of windows were created at substantial effort and expense as far as I know, the "source" files you copy off a windows install are simply stuff like game graphics and scripts...not code.

However, if the game is designed from the ground up with windows and linux in mind, then the process gets a bit easier since you can choose libraries that work the same on both platforms (OpenGL and SDL I think are examples of this) that way, the difference in source code is kept at a minimum...but its still a bigger effort than it would be if you were coding only one and for one platform.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 04:27 PM   #49
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GTA III
RCT2
Age Of Mythology
Age of empires series
Flight Sim
(come to think of it the above 3 are made by micro$oft so i can dream on....)
 
Old 10-20-2003, 04:56 PM   #50
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It would be great if they ported battlefield 1942. This is the best team-bases multiplayer game ever made, in my opinion, and it would definetly be great to see a linux version.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:49 PM   #51
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Ooh yeah, BF1942 would be nice.

And I said that they had to totally adjust the code. I just didn't say how hard it would be.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #52
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Visual Pinball + Vpinmame
www.pinmame.com
www.vpforums.com
 
Old 10-20-2003, 06:09 PM   #53
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I'd be willing to pay standard (debut) game prices for:

1- The Monkey Island series & Grim Fandago! (maybe the upcoming Sam & Max, too?).
2- Gabriel Knight Series.
3- Blizzard's Diablo & Diablo II (+ LOD).
4- Blizzard's StarCraft & Broodwar.
5- Blizzard's WarCraft II BNE & III/TFT.
6- MDK I & II
7- Soldier of Fortune 2
8- Jedi Knight II: Outcast (and the expansion Jedi Academy).
9- Half-Life and its expansions (Opposing Force/Blue Shift) and HL2
10- Splinter Cell

PS: Is there any good app for calibrating/settin up a Joystick in Linux?
PS2: A full PC re-make of Resident Evil could be cool (I don't have a PSX or GC)
 
Old 10-20-2003, 06:14 PM   #54
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How could I forget?? DeusEx (and maybe Invisible War?)
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:07 PM   #55
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thetargos, i think that monkey island 1 & 2 dont need to be on that list. do you know about scummvm?
http://scummvm.org
of course, sometimes it wont work... it doesnt work on my computer right now
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:07 PM   #56
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Ooooh...I just got home...how could I have forgotten my total favorite?

MechWarrior Mercenaries and MechWarrior 3 (or the 4th one)
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:19 PM   #57
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Battlefield 1942!!!!! also Medal of Honor.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:59 PM   #58
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js_530, if you already have mohaa for windoze, you can download a beta of a linux binary for mohaa at
http://icculus.org/news/news.php?id=1607

thllgo, alot of your games are already here. you already know the duke nukem link, try
ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com
for quake,
http://freecnc-sf.holarse.net
for Command & Conquer, and
http://prboom.sourceforge.net
for an engine to use Doom data.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:45 PM   #59
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Resident Evil remake to PC (linux) would be VERY cool.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:14 AM   #60
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Originally posted by LavaDevil94
thetargos, i think that monkey island 1 & 2 dont need to be on that list. do you know about scummvm?
http://scummvm.org
of course, sometimes it wont work... it doesnt work on my computer right now
Of course I know about ScummVM... but it simply is not the same! BTW does anyone know if Monkey Island 1 & 2 are abandonware... so we could (ehem)... mess with them?
 
  


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