id's Rage Linux Port Not Actively Pursued
Phoronix: id's Rage Linux Port Not Actively Pursued
While there's been great Valve Linux news this week, over at the once very Linux-friendly id Software, Tux isn't so well represented these days at the Texas game studio...
From a performance perspective wine is not much slower than native when the game uses opengl. Also with a little trick you can use xbox gamepads as well. You can even share installs, then you only need
winetricks xact_jun2010 directx9
If you have got xbox (360) pads look there:
wine works nearly perfect with nvidia cards, even old ones like 8800 gts 512 (you need to disable AA, but thats not critical on full hd). The problem is as usual fglrx. At least with hd 5670 you can not play correctly. Amd should really test whats going wrong there, the game is not that expensive anymore, less than Oilrush
I'm pretty sure the following is a correct comparison: 49.99€ > 15.99€
Originally Posted by Kano
It just seems odd for id to always release their game engines as open source, but not support an open source platform. A fair amount of the work done on their released game code is developed on Linux with Windows/Mac support added later, not the other way around. Hopefully Valve will lobby id and get Linux support for Rage/Doom 4. I also heard the editor or DLC might have been coming this April for Rage, but "when its done" is driving me nuts.
As far as I understand it's not that id is opposed to a Linux port, so lobbying will probably not help a lot. If someone at id was willing to spend their spare time on porting the game, they would probably release it inofficially. I think that both Valve and id have similar policies with regard to Linux except that Valve currently has developers that care about Linux.
Originally Posted by tbelvin
I've not heard anything about canonical making any approaches to game companies? I wonder who this 'major game publisher' is? Bethesda?
It's not been announced yet... Beyond the sentence I posted in the article and a few other bits, I don't know much else, aside from the fact that the legal agreement has been signed.
Originally Posted by Spectre
Probably Ea, and they will bring casual games like plants vs zombies, and such.
EA, that's what I was thinking. Perhaps there's a Linux port of Sims 3 in the making.
Originally Posted by YaPeL