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Originally posted by Odd_Bloke 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.
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)
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?