what's ur opinion on the future of GNU/Linux platform?
Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:10 PM
There will always be "Microcentric" gaming companies who will never consider the needs of Linux users, like the makers of Halo and Valve. Interesting how Valve has the time to create Linux server software for all of their HL on-line shooters, but won't take the time to give us a retail Linux version.
After all the toil and hardwork Linux servers have gone through over the years running their games, it seems only fitting we should get a Linux version of Half-Life. None will be forthcoming though.
Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:33 PM
Its a nice list of comercial games.
Many are not huge games, but there are some
Majesty and its Northern Expansion - a nice fantasy RTS.
Neverwinter Nights and its Expansions - Great 3d RPG
Unreal Tournament - Famouse 3d FPS
A tale in the desert - Different sort of MMORPG
Planeshift - www.planeshift3d.com - great game - free MMORPG - I play this game alot. ALOT! You can find me ingame as Induane - I'm a member of a guild called The Sentinels of the Ragnarok. - you can tell - I like this game.
Tac Ops - good FPS
Soldier of Fortune - FPS
Americas Army - FPS
And many more
Also - apps like Transgamings Flavor of Wine and wine itself allow you to play many more games. Its not dismal, it it just not as big a market. As linux grows, game makers will take more into consideration the market and even if they dopn't release boxed sets, they will make more ports, as it helps their image.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:15 AM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 06:06 PM
In addition, you might find the following issues of WWN interesting as they deal with the wine DX implementations.
As you can tell, the work is proceeding nicely, and wine is not too far behind, though it is playing a catch -up game.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:03 PM
What's really strange though, is that Linux would be the ideal gaming platform since it can be stripped down to only support the hardware and services necessary to run a given game. Since Windows does not provide the ability (yet) to completely remove unnecessary libraries and services it would seem ideal to run games on Linux. Maybe when Linux makes a stronger hit at home you will see more games being developed for it.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:29 PM