X3 Game For Linux Still In Development
Phoronix: X3 Game For Linux Still In Development
Since January of 2007, Linux Game Publishing (LGP) has been working on porting X3: Reunion over to Linux. This game is the sequel to X2: The Threat, which was ported by this Linux game company already...
Hm not good news but heck, I can wait. X2: Reunion demo was great, it's most awesome game ported to Linux. Can't wait to get to my hands full version...
I hope this release is not like the X2.
I like if games portet to linux but not for 50€ if the windows version are for 5€ aviable.
Currently i can buy X3 or 5-10 € and for me is the limit for the x3 port around 20€
X³:TC is coming out in about 2 months and the X³R-port isn't even completed... serious, why the hell does this take so much time?
I think their planned price is around 30€.
Originally Posted by Nille
A. I'm one of the early adopters (SE version) that also had access to the beta version (going fine, thank you) and I paid ~50$. (Far less than 50€)
Originally Posted by Nille
B. If we (as a community) want native games on Linux, we should be willing to pay more. Period. Smaller market == higher prices, as simple as that.
A. Why bother? Don't know much about you, but -I- rather enjoy playing native games (as opposed to praying to God that the latest Wine update didn't break something). Feel free to reboot you machine every time you want to play X3. Choice is yours.
Originally Posted by bugmenot
B. Do you have concrete evidence that support these "Management decisions" claims of yours, right? Or better yet, I assume that you have years of experience in porting applications from Windows to Linux and back, right? Didn't think so.
C. If X3/Linux fails, I doubt that LGP will take the time to port X3/TC and, when the time comes, X4. Out loss.
On a general note; when EPIC/ID-software screwed us, we all screamed bloody murder about the lack of native Linux games, but when someone actually goes out on a limb and starts porting games, we do nothing but bitch and moan. Yeah, that'll work. For sure. (And no, I don't work for LGP)
P.S. I do agree that LGP should open the beta process to Linux-gaming sites. Having limited/no information, especially when roadmaps begin to over-flow is not a good thing.
Last edited by gilboa; 08-01-2008 at 08:28 AM.
I happen to own the game for Windows and it's very good.
Linux version is a day 1 buy for me, in order to show my support to LGP, which I hope will be back online soon.
I'm not a owner of the X3 Windows version so 30€ looks like a fair price to me.
Nevertheless 30€ is also the highest prize I'm willing to spend on this title.
Seriously, why bother?
A YEAR after planned release date?!
I really can't imagine worse management decisions.
IMHO in IT world if something isn't hot (new) it won't attract many people.
They obviously have enough time to implement their copy protection scheme and that's a bad joke! I'm patient enough to wait for Wine or CrossOver Games to support X3 fairly well. That way, I have a low-cost and CP-free way of playing this game. Yes, I am indeed patient.