Better late than never!
Phoronix: X3: Reunion Finally Goes Gold On Linux
X3: Reunion is a game developed by Egosoft, and is the sequel to X2: The Threat, which is being ported to Linux by Linux Game Publishing. LGP has been working on porting this Microsoft Windows title to Linux since January of 2007. This game was originally supposed to be released for Linux in August of 2007, but it didn't enter beta until October of 2007...
Better late than never!
WooHoo I'm ordering \o/Code:naib@FluidMotion ~ $ glxinfo | grep shader3 GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
been wanting this for sometime now
Why aren't they just using a one-time key input system like Quake series and.. everyone else?
Nobody wants a password dialogue up for playing a game.
I'm tempted to buy it, but there aren't any resellers for me here.
BTW, I was wondering, does LGP consider getting their products on Steam (if the rumours are true and Steam comes to Linux, very unlikely, I know) or a different webshop?
The big anti-DRM thread has already been created 6 months ago. Go over there if you feel the need to talk about it. Don't ruin the party over here again, please.
Last edited by MaestroMaus; 11-10-2008 at 05:59 PM.
I don't care about the DRM.
I am definitely going to buy this title, have been waiting for it for ages now (will also buy sacred: gold when it is released)
@MaestroMaus: If you want another webshop to buy it from, go to www.tuxgames.com . They sell it, and they ship worldwide
As long as this "DRM" is non-intrusive and actually ads value to the game and DOES not infringe on the linux users "rights" (where rights is to use THEIR machine that THEY bought and MAINTAIN) then there will be no problem with this
This DRM will get hack FACT!
The point is if this implementation of DRM pisses users off then they will look to bypass it!
EA is atm being taken to court over their use of SecuROM for DRM.
As someone state in a thread on that topic
And he is right.Stardock and Valve are the only PC game publishers that seem to get it. Valve has their own set of restrictions but the total ease of use and convenience that Steam brings to the table makes it super compelling. Don't make it harder to pirate, make your product easier to buy.
That's why things like iTunes and Amazon's mp3 services are successful: downloading isn't the problem because people are all criminals, downloading is the "problem" because it is easier to queue downloads on a computer than it is to go to the store. Make it as easy as or easier to download and legally purchase products as it is to list torrents or go on usenet, and the same honest people who will otherwise download without paying will actually pay.
As for the people who want to download goods without paying, well, nothing is going to stop them.
STEAM is good and is convinient.
StarForce was NOT!! I use to rip images of my games to get around the "keep the DVD/CD in the draw" BS! and then Starforce would deny access to the game if it detected a virtual-drive...
IF this LGP-DRM even comes close to anything that awkward for the end user thats it from me buying from them EVER!
if it isn't intrusive I don't care
anyway, X3 woohoo
Last edited by Naib; 11-10-2008 at 06:26 PM.
Don't forget that given the fact that LGP just ports existing games, the distribution system must be authorized by the original developer / distributor.BTW, I was wondering, does LGP consider getting their products on Steam (if the rumours are true and Steam comes to Linux, very unlikely, I know) or a different webshop?
AFAIK, thus far, only Steam and Stardock's OD are used to distribute games over the net. (And as long as there is no Linux version of both...)
Amen to that.The big anti-DRM thread has already been created 6 months ago. Go over there if you feel the need to talk about it. Don't ruin the party over here again, please.
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I wonder if they should release some sort of demo. I tried X2 and I got completely overwhelmed by the controls.
How about X3?
@NAIB & all other anti-DRM'ers
We know your against it, we know all of those famous statements, we have had tons and tons of these kind of posts here over at Phoronix (and many have already read them as well on other places). Plz, don't start it all over here again, plz, plz, plz!
EDIT2:http://www.playgreenhouse.com/ could be an alternative, but I see your point.
Last edited by MaestroMaus; 11-10-2008 at 07:31 PM.