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    Default What The New Linux Game Publishing Will Look Like

    Phoronix: What The New Linux Game Publishing Will Look Like

    Clive Crous, the new CEO of Linux Game Publishing following the resignation of founder and CEO Michael Simms, has issued a message to Linux gamers concerning the future of LGP...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1Mjg

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    There's no point porting games to Linux that were created like a decade ago, until they port it it will be even later.

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    OK. Desura is pretty good, but honestly I'm hoping that the Steam for Linux will properly show up -- I think it will, now that the Mac guys are already there and hopefully turning a profit. Not that I give a shit about the Mac people, but their success would show that its possible to turn a profit on one of the "alternative" platforms and Linux and Mac users seem to have roughly similar numbers.

    But LGP ways always a bad idea. Loki at least had relatively modern games, I bought a bunch of them myself. LGP's games are hilariously ancient.. does anyone want them? I don't. Frankly, the future here is indie games which are getting pretty awesome these days.

    LGP, I think, could safely close their doors and I'm pretty sure I'd never notice. I know why most of their games are old, yeah, I get it, its hard to get the contracts to do it. But speaking in practical terms, I just don't want to pay todays prices for games a decade old. Most games a decade old I don't want at any price, really.

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    Something that LGP never understood: only very few want to pay for the same game per arch. As they do not have got rights to publish for win/mac on desura they will still fail. When you buy a game that is available for more than 1 arch, which is always the case when it got ported, then you want all arch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Something that LGP never understood: only very few want to pay for the same game per arch. As they do not have got rights to publish for win/mac on desura they will still fail. When you buy a game that is available for more than 1 arch, which is always the case when it got ported, then you want all arch.
    Actually a really good point. Doesn't steam have a similar policy where the game is available on win/mac too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsadoom View Post
    But LGP ways always a bad idea. Loki at least had relatively modern games,
    It is not exactly true:

    "In December 2008, LGP launched PenguinPlay, a new website for Linux gamers, allowing matchmaking for multiplayer games, and social networking.

    In June 2009 they began offering downloadable games and game rentals.

    In September 2009 they released the first commercial game for Linux using the Nvidia PhysX middleware."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Game_Publishing

    Creatures: Internet Edition - 2001 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), 2009 (Mac)
    MindRover: The Europa Project - 2002 (LGP), 2000 (Windows), 2003 (Mac)
    Candy Cruncher - 2003 (LGP), 2002 (Linux), 2001 (Windows), 2002 (Mac)
    Majesty: Gold Editionl - 2003 (LGP), 2002 (Windows), Only standard edition - 2000 (Mac)
    NingPo MahJong - 2004 (LGP), 2003 (Linux), 2002 (Windows), 2003 (Mac)
    Hyperspace Delivery Boy! - 2004 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), not available(Mac)
    Software Tycoon - 2005 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), 2002 (Mac)
    Postal²: Share The Pain - 2005 (LGP), 2003 (Windows),2004 (Mac)
    Soul Ride - 2005 (LGP), 2000 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    X²: The Threat - 2006 (LGP), 2003 (Windows), 2004 (Mac)
    Gorky 17 - 2006 (LGP), 1999 (Windows), 2002 (Mac)
    Cold War - 2006 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2006 (Mac)
    Knights and Merchants - 2007 (LGP), 1998 (Windows), 2001 (Mac)
    Ballistics - 2007 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    X³: Reunion - 2008 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2007 (Mac - Cider)
    Jets'n'Guns - 2009 (LGP), 2004 (Windows), 2006 (Mac)
    Sacred - 2009 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    Shadowgrounds - 2009 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2011 (Mac)
    Shadowgrounds - 2009 (LGP), 2007 (Windows), 2011 (Mac)
    Last edited by gbudny; 02-04-2012 at 04:57 PM.

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    Eh, their sketchyness is why I've never bought anything from them, I would though if they put out their entire backlog via http://www.gameolith.com/ or http://www.desura.com/

    Steam for Linux again? Thats it, form now on every time you mention it I'm mailing you a cute baby animal in an airtight container.

    Quote Originally Posted by gbudny View Post
    It is not exactly true:

    "In December 2008, LGP launched PenguinPlay, a new website for Linux gamers, allowing matchmaking for multiplayer games, and social networking.

    In June 2009 they began offering downloadable games and game rentals.

    In September 2009 they released the first commercial game for Linux using the Nvidia PhysX middleware."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Game_Publishing
    Majesty: Gold Editionl - 2003 (LGP), 2002 (Windows), Only standard edition - 2000 (Mac)
    Eh? I own Majesty Gold on Mac, it was released so long ago the manual lists OS 8.6 a 180Mhz CPU, 64Mb of ram and 2Mb of VRam, as far as I remember it never got an OS X executable, not that that mattered until the Intel switch as OS 9 games played just fine in the Classic Mode VM, though any game that was OS 9 compatible had a better framerate in OS 9 over OS X due to the lower overhead, even those games that had OS X executables like Warcraft 3 or Aliens Vs Predator Gold.

    Also, am I the only one that put a bounty on the tax collector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    I would though if they put out their entire backlog via http://www.gameolith.com/ or http://www.desura.com/
    Here is download version of Majesty Gold for Linux:

    http://www.fun4tux.ch/en/games/49-ma...-download.html

    Price: 8.19 €

    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Eh? I own Majesty Gold on Mac, it was released so long ago the manual lists OS 8.6 a 180Mhz CPU, 64Mb of ram and 2Mb of VRam, as far as I remember it never got an OS X executable, not that that mattered until the Intel switch as OS 9 games played just fine in the Classic Mode VM, though any game that was OS 9 compatible had a better framerate in OS 9 over OS X due to the lower overhead, even those games that had OS X executables like Warcraft 3 or Aliens Vs Predator Gold.

    Also, am I the only one that put a bounty on the tax collector?
    I only found standard edition for Mac OS (not gold):

    Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim - 2000 (Windows) 2000 (Mac)

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/majest...sy-kingdom-sim

    Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim: Gold Edition - 2002 (Windows), 2003 (Linux)

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/majest...m-gold-edition

    "Majesty Gold was never ported for the Mac, but you can restore OS 9 compatability using the SheepSaver emulator:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SheepShaver

    Otherwise, you're out of luck, unless you want to use Boot Camp to install Windows."

    http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...nd-new-Mac-OSX

    "Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is a real-time strategy video game developed by Cyberlore Studios and published by MicroProse for Windows in March, 2000. MacPlay released a Mac OS port in December, 2000. Infogrames released the expansion pack Majesty: The Northern Expansion for Windows in March, 2001, and Majesty Gold Edition, a compilation for Windows bundling Majesty and The Northern Expansion, in January, 2002. Linux Game Publishing released a Linux port of Majesty Gold Edition in April, 2003."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty...sy_Kingdom_Sim

    "Majesty: The Northern Expansion is an expansion pack to the real-time strategy game Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. It was developed by Cyberlore Studios and published by MicroProse for Windows in 2001. In January, 2002. 'Majesty Gold Edition' was released for Windows bundling Majesty and The Northern Expansion. Linux Game Publishing released a Linux port of Majesty Gold Edition in April, 2003. "

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesty...hern_Expansion
    Last edited by gbudny; 02-05-2012 at 09:09 AM.

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    Who ported Ankh1+2, it's not listed on their website.

    The last I bought are X2,X3,Ankh1,Ankh2,Sacred Gold. They are quiet expensive and have those damn shitty drm (login/password +internet to start the game after first installation) but you can do as many installations as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Also, am I the only one that put a bounty on the tax collector?
    Hmm... never thought of that.

    Still, no mention of removing the DRM in that message, which in many ways is the most important thing that needs to be done.

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