I've done that way when registering my ID titles (Quake4, Doom3) on activision web site.
It's probably useless, but it's worth a try. I also buy my games @ tuxgames.com, as they said they can report sales stats. I could find my games at cheaper prices on my local store game...
I agree with Fixxer_Linux on buying from places such as TuxGames. That seems to be the best way to have the game count as a Linux sales at this point.
I -only- buy native games.
I -only- buy native games at Linux gaming shops.
Hopefully the long term loss (higher prices + International shipping fees) will be translated to long term gain. (More native games.)
But even if it doesn't - at least I'm voting with my wallet.
DEV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 5x320GB, GTX470, F19/x86_64, Dell U2711.
SRV: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 4x2TB, 9800GTX, F19/x86-64, Dell U2412.
VCR: Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P, A64/5000X2, 2GB, 1x320GB, 8600GT, F19/x86-64.
LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F19/x86_64.
UT3 needs linux more than linux needs UT3. The community is dead. Epic obviously isn't happy about it as they close threads like this one without comment. When I look at UT3 Warfare servers online, there are about 6 that actually have people playing on them. The other game types fare similarly. When I look at Team Fortress 2 servers online, there are several hundred with people playing at any given time.
Someone responded to me earlier saying that this attitude perpetuated itself, and maybe that's right. But one of the most important aspects of an online game is the size and nature of the community playing it. If UT3 was open source like Nexiuz, we might hope that future revisions attract more and more players. But instead it's a proprietary product, and the online community is unlikely to be revived or expanded by any patches or updates to gameplay.
It's time to look past UT3 to other opportunities for linux gaming.
Last edited by etymxris; 08-02-2008 at 03:47 PM.
Wow! Q3A is still way up there... Though I believe these stats have some validity... They may be biased or skewed towards those servers GameSpy actually "spies", however it would be more interesting to know a time frame for these stats (I doubt these are the current stats... or are they?, if so... OUCH! action on-line gaming has gone RETRO!)
Last edited by Thetargos; 08-07-2008 at 04:01 AM.
Edit: as is Counter Strike : Source for Half Life 2. So basically both Half Life categories could be folded into one monstrous Counter Strike item. Unbelievable really that a game so old is still so popular!