[ut3] Linux Client
dean at fragfest.com.au
Thu Oct 25 19:37:38 EDT 2007
FWIW the porting priority will most likely be the server as game developers
dont see linux clients as a huge priority - truely the numbers involved
very minimal, as are mac (but growing nevertheless).
On the other hand, a sure fire way to sink your online game is to not
provide a free linux dedicated server. Doing so will mean gaming networks
and lanparties all over the world will (for free to the distributer) host,
support and tend to servers of the game. There is no other conceivable
way that the company could organize dedicated servers world wide on or
on the day of release, if there were licensing or NDA type agreements.
So thats my little rant.
Im sure ryan has something biased in fact to say on it.
On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:17:04 +0000 (UTC), "Kris Kersey (Augustus)"
<augustus at linuxhardware.org> wrote:
> Not that I don't sympathize your frustration (I'm a gamer eagerly waiting
> also), I think you're being a bit harsh. Epic and id are huge supporters
> of Linux and there is nothing making them do that. They may make a few
> dollars, relatively, on Linux and Mac ports but I think they truly like
> looking at the bigger picture and supporting alternative OSes. Let's lay
> off a bit and let these guys (in this case Ryan), do their job and we'll
> get a good product.
> While I don't think it would necessarily be right if we got the product
> six months from now, we're only talking possibly weeks apart. The game
> still going to be hot! You're not going to be playing alone. Lay off
> the advocacy for a minute and try to be a little more supportive of a
> Kris Kersey (Augustus)
> LinuxHardware.org Site Manager
> augustus at linuxhardware.org
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> AIM: Augustus22
> On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, Lupine wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 16:22 -0300, Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
>>> Ryan is working on it, and, AFAIK, he is the only one working on it in
>>> fact. So it may be a some time after the windows release so we can see
>>> the Linux final version.
>> ...and how truly sad that is too. It's obvious that Linux users FAR out
>> weigh the Mac users.....but yet we have to wait. Atta boy there Epic,
>> keep up the bang up job!
>> O'well, back to Quake Wars....at least it finally has a Linux client :-/
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