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    Default Unigine Announces Its OilRush Game For Linux

    Phoronix: Unigine Announces Its OilRush Game For Linux

    Back in July we reported that Unigine Corp, the company behind the advanced Unigine gaming/3D engine, was working on its own strategy game. This game was supposed to be announced by the end of July, then in private we were told it got pushed back to the middle of August, but to start off September we finally have the announcement for this new game. Unigine OilRush is the game title and it will be available for Linux. Will this be the best Linux native game we see in 2010?

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15247

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    I look forward to seeing this game in the Ubuntu Software Center

    ..seems the only way to mandate proper packaging is to offer only the packaged apps a superior distribution framework. If VALVe ignores our platform, they have left a huge evolutionary niche open. A competitor will rise-- and it may invade the niches they once dominated, some day. Didn't they learn anything from Photoshop and GIMP?

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    Any pricing details?

    I'm curious if it will be full-price or if they plan selling it cheap (like Croteam did with Serious Sam in some markets) to get some extra publicity?

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    Let us see, can open drivers run this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beiruty View Post
    Let us see, can open drivers run this?
    Depends on what you mean. It's possible to run Unigine Heaven with llvmpipe on the "floating" branch, though I doubt you would want to play a game that way

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    Let's burn those oil tankers !

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    In case anyone else was interested in the price:
    so far the matter has not been solved yet, depends on the distribution partners. Approximately no more than $ 20.
    From http://twitter.com/oilrush_game/status/24446011782 (through Google Translate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    In case anyone else was interested in the price:

    From http://twitter.com/oilrush_game/status/24446011782 (through Google Translate).
    Well, then... That just sweetens the pot a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethana2 View Post
    I look forward to seeing this game in the Ubuntu Software Center

    ..seems the only way to mandate proper packaging is to offer only the packaged apps a superior distribution framework.
    Not everyone runs Ubuntu. If they had a native client, Steam would be an ideal way of distributing this game to Linux clients. I don't see a reason to install games as a *package* into my *system*, be it DEB or RPM or whatever.

    Otherwise just give us a .run/.sh. Linux users that game generally either know what they're doing, or had their system setup by someone that knows what they're doing.

    On the Open Drivers note, no. ATI's Open Driver doesn't have the complete OpenGL 3.2 / 4.0 specification, Nouveau doesn't provide OpenGL support -period- for many cards, and if you're running Intel you're not expecting much in the first place.

    NVIDIA blob or ATI blob for best experience. Not to reanimate some of the openVSclosed debates that went on before on these forums, but right now the blobs are just more practical for a bleeding edge app like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazetsukai View Post
    Not everyone runs Ubuntu. If they had a native client, Steam would be an ideal way of distributing this game to Linux clients. I don't see a reason to install games as a *package* into my *system*, be it DEB or RPM or whatever.

    Otherwise just give us a .run/.sh. Linux users that game generally either know what they're doing, or had their system setup by someone that knows what they're doing.
    Yeah that'll really drive Linux forward, releasing it in some convoluted confusing way that require Linux users to have "someone else" install it for them. No, fail, wrong. There needs to be one cross-distro installer released for Linux that installs menu entries on any distro and be completely distro-agnostic working with Linux standards and be easy to run, i.e. from the GUI with a few clicks, so that any user on any Linux distro will have no problem. Screw Ubuntu, screw Fedora, screw Suse, screw any specific distro, it should work on ALL distros using standards, and if you're distro doesn't use standards you're out of luck. Lacking some standards for a few things? Make them. Tired of Linux software installation BS. BitRock Installer is one solution, although they require money for using it for "commercial software". Zero Install is free though, but maybe its use isn't necessary.

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