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Old 09-23-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
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Lightbulb If you run a Linux server for any game, click here!


I have seen all the awesome games for Windows, like Half-life and Warcraft III, and, now a Linux user, I don't have those incredible time-killers anymore. Now, on seeing so many awesome games for Windows, I'm thinking that it's definetly not fair that the Windows users get the goods and all we Linux guys get is the dedicated servers. So I have decided on a solution: boycott.

The companys don't give us Linux clients, they don't get our precious bandwidth that we've given to them for the servers of those games. It's that simple.

So, if you run a Linux game server, I implore you, post on this forum and let the gaming industry know: they can't leave us out.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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I agree that it would be cool if we could play our favorite games (Battlfield1942, MOA, Half-life,Unreal series ETC..) on Linux but boycotting is not gonna work, they would probably not even care. Weve got to let them know bye showing them there is a large market of gamers that run linux and if all the cool windows games were available for linux I would do away with Windows altogether cuz thats the only reason i have a windows box.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:19 PM   #3
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check out www.linuxgames.com you can run most games through dosemu or wine with a few tweaks here and there....

I do agree that is stinks....perhaps a developer could make millions off a standard console to run windows games. All I ask is a free copy when someone does it.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:25 PM   #4
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yeah, i know about winex (and wine, but that messed up lilo), and since i subscribed, i regarded it a waste of $30. none of the games ive tried work. none. but what can i expect? so thats why i made this forum. i know that boycotting is an unstable plan, but try anything once. see my quote from albert einstein in my signature. lets just give it a shot. it just might work.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:55 PM   #5
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It does blow. I gotta tell ya...a year ago I gave up hope that Linux gaming would turn around....

the Irony...

I gave up windows for Linux and sacrificed gaming.
Now I do internet gaming over LIVE on an XBox

its a funny world sometimes.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:06 PM   #6
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this is retarded
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:24 PM   #7
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this is retarded
How many times I have to tell you to post more constructive posts and to not offend others on any particular questions/threads they start. If you have nothing constructive to say, then don't post anything then.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:53 PM   #8
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Im a proud linuxgamer and captain of the Swedish Unreal Tournament Capture The Flag National Team. There are games that run just as smooth or even smoother native on Linux than on windoze. Even the windoze versions sometimes runs better on winex than on windoze it self. beat that!

Too bad the SGL lib has its flaws....like.. where is Copy/Paste??? Such a simple thing and it isnt there. Thats a shame.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:23 PM   #9
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boycotting is not gonna work, they would probably not even care.
Actually, i think it might work. linux game servers make up alot of online game servers. without us, alot of servers for q3 and rtcw and half-life and stuff wouldnt exist. so, if we boycott, then there goes quite a bit of the servers (im not suggesting boycotting idsoftware, by the way. they rock, giving us native ports of almost all the quake series, and rtcw.).
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:26 PM   #10
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btw, unreal tournament rocks. cool to see a national team captain, let alone from the country my descendents come from
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:28 PM   #11
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also, im gonna create a petition at thepetitionsite.com
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:44 PM   #12
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unfortunently, the petition site needs a specific target to direct the petition to, so, what games do you wanna see ported to linux? right now ive selected either valve (half-life) or blizzard (starcraft & warcraft).
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:20 PM   #13
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it would be kind of cool to see starcraft on linux, without having to use wine
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:59 AM   #14
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blizzard it is.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:47 AM   #15
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whats with Electronic Arts? i'd like to play sport games on my gen2 that would be great. too often i have to boot xp to play nba live.
 
  


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