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Old 12-17-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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When, if ever, will we see a major game release?


Do you guys think that a major game (wow,cod, cs, css, etc) will ever be released for Linux? If so, how much longer? 5 years? 10 years?
 
Old 12-17-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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duke nukem forever will be released very, very soon. It has to run on Linux. It has to!

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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Hard to say.... I know Quake is available for Linux now.

It comes down to is can the companies see making a profit on taking the time to create a Linux version.

As for me... I don't really play computer games, although I would really enjoy Civ4 on Linux.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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Binary- that's hilarious.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:55 AM   #5
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LinuxGames - Embrace your inner penguin
http://www.linuxgames.com/

The Linux Game Tome
http://www.happypenguin.org/

Linux-games.com
http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~karlb/news/

linuX-gamers.net - ENJOY Linux Games
http://www.linux-gamers.net/

linuxgames - AtomicGamer - Free video game downloads, patches, videos, demos, reviews, previews, and screenshots.
http://www.atomicgamer.com/directory.php?id=1941

WineHQ - Wine Application Database
http://appdb.winehq.org

Windows Games Seamlessly Integrated on Mac or Linux - CrossOver Games
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/

TransGaming Inc.
http://www.transgaming.com/

Most of the games you mention will already work, some even have a linux port or they will play just fine using wine.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 03:30 AM   #6
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Do you guys think that a major game (wow,cod, cs, css, etc) will ever be released for Linux? If so, how much longer? 5 years? 10 years?
major games were already released for linux.
Quake4, Doom3, Quake Wars, Prey are available on Linux. Prey was released not long ago. Also there were Penumbra series which supported linux natively.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:14 PM   #7
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Penny Arcade's Game "On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness" is available for Linux

so is World of Goo. Well, it's not out for Linux yet, but it's coming Really Soon TM.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #8
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UT 2004 was released with a Linux client.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Tournament_2004

Savage - ( this is now free)
Savage 2 - WOW this one is now free too !! Too bad my Linux machines HW requirements are not good enough..)
http://www.s2games.com

other commercial and ported games. .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_g...mmercial_games
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:44 PM   #9
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UrbanTerror - http://urbanterror.net - nuff said

Just starting up a clan if anyone fancies it, only went live yesterday and just started inviting friend, http://geekphreek.com
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Neverwinter Nights was released for linux as well.

It all depends on what is a "major release" for you. Lots of comercial games have been released for linux and lots more will be. The time can only bring us more and more titles. However, the number of titles still can't compare to this of Windows.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #11
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Now with the growing linux community it's a possible all "major game companies" already keep an eye on the linux market waiting for a chance.

I think that one problem about this windows only games is that they all use a non-portable 3D library (directx). Now, whether directx is better or worse than any open source library is unknown by me.

The use of an open library would simplify a lot porting. I don't play games on computer anymore but that's an important aspect because many people do, specially younger people, which are likely to change to linux but they can't because they are not skilled enough (or that's not possible at all) to play their favorite game on linux.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:52 PM   #12
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No matter how many extra features and widgets Direct X has, OpenGL is superior simply because it's cross platform..

Heck yeah, I'm biased.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 08:38 AM   #13
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OpenGL 3.0 really screwed up. They were supposed to have everything directX has and it didn't happen. However, a lot of people are buying Macs now and Macs don't have directX. So if they want to make somethign for PC and Mac they should use OpenGL. And if they use OpenGL, it should work on Linux.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 09:11 AM   #14
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OpenGL 3.0 really screwed up. They were supposed to have everything directX has and it didn't happen.
And it won't happen, since directx is only a convention to represent 3d graphics and directx handles everything (net, input, sound and many more things).

Besides the thing being off-topic, if someone want to continue the conversation s/he should be speaking of direct3d vs. opengl, which would be a more fair battle, since direct3d is the directx subsystem which cares about 3d graphics.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 09:24 AM   #15
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that's what I meant - direct3d. Sorry for the lack of clarity.
 
  


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