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Old 10-02-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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quake 4 to be released for linux

hi i've read that quake 4 will be released for linux. Is this the first major game to be released for linux? i know unreal tourament could play natively in linux you just had to get a installer from a site and NWN you had to get the client from bioware after purchasing the game. What do you guys think of this? I think it is a step forward and releasing linux as a viable desktop alternative.
Old 10-02-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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Actually Id has long support Linux : Doom3, Quake 2, Quake 3.....ect
And UT2004 ECE ships with a linux installer and a Tux logo on the box.

So frankly, I still see it as : same companies that have supported, still are supporting linux.

No necessarily a bad thing, Id & Epic have both continued to make Linux stuff, which is good that they haven't just said "Screw this I am going home"
Old 10-02-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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Guess I will look it up. Hopefully - but doubtfully- it will have less hardware intesive than doom3.
Old 10-14-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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I just checked the requirements at the official quake 4 site but linux is not mentioned
Hopefully they will release an install in the future....
Old 10-15-2005, 01:54 AM   #5
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Some days after publishing that there will be a native GNU/Linux port of Quake4, idsoftware announced the finalization of the next sequel of the Quake series.

id Software, Raven Software and Activision have confirmed shipping to retail stores nation-wide on Tuesday, October 18th!

The dedicated server will be released around the same time as the Windows version. The GNU/Linux port, might be delayed a week or two. Quake4 will use the Simple Direct Media Layer (SDL) backend for input and OpenGL on Linux.

Ive ordered my copy of it... and hopefully they ended up shipping the linux installs with it, otherwise i'll be gaming it on windoz until its released....
Old 10-19-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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Q4 released

Late last month Timothee Besset of id Software had confirmed officially to the folks at Linux-Gamers that Quake 4 indeed would be released for the Linux platform. Although he stated it might be a week or two delay from the launch date (October 18, 2005) until the client binary is complete, the Linux dedicated server port should be available very soon, however, at the time of writing we have yet to see this binary come about. Handling the needs for the Linux version will be SDL (Simple Direct Media Layer) and OpenGL. Of course, the magnificent Doom 3 engine with a few tweaks and optimizations in place powers Quake 4. With id Software porting many of its products to Linux, along with Macintosh, we have full faith in these upcoming binaries and that they will be released in a timely fashion. The installation instructions for the Linux version will be similar to that of Doom 3 or Quake 3 Arena where you will need to download the Linux client binary and run it followed by copying over the *.pk4 files from the Windows installation CDs over to the appropriate Quake 4 base location.

Old 10-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #7
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it's here:

I didn't realize my PC was so old. I barely meet the minimum system requirements!

Last edited by yanik; 10-20-2005 at 03:09 PM.
Old 10-21-2005, 12:33 AM   #8
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Originally posted by yanik
it's here:
| file:                                        |
| size:     19,216,927 (18 MiB)                                                     |
| sharing:  0.000  (0.0 MB up / 18.3 MB down)                                       |
| seeds:    100 seen recently, plus 0.000 distributed copies                        |
| peers:    0 seen now, 0.0% done at 1.5 kB/s                                       |
gotta love bt, 100 seeds, got up to 480 KB/s

Old 10-21-2005, 01:49 AM   #9
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Is the game worth the money to spend on it? I'm not concerned about how good it looks too much, is the game play worth while? Opinions would be good, dunno if I want to buy it or not...
Old 10-21-2005, 02:05 AM   #10
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A point release is in order, but as always, vq3 needed alot of work, and vq4 is the same. It is definetly worth it, especially SP.


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