For a game you don't play and don't care about, you sure seem to care about it an awful lot.
Originally Posted by aironeous
I have to correct myself. I did a nother run of strings ont he exe's and StarCraft is the one with no linux references. Nor do I find any apple or osx references. Diable 3 does have osx and linux references:
strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i linux
strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i cache
strings Wow-64.exe | grep -i linuxLinux
who cares if companies target ubuntu?
it's not like packages for every distro under the sun aren't going to be made available by the community in under a week anyway.
Wouldn't surprise me if Blizzard just release SC2, Diablo 3, and WoW on Linux at the same time since Sam Latinga (creator of SDL) was directly involved in developing most of their game engines wouldn't be a stretch to think they have Linux native clients of those three games. Most likely Warcraft 3 would be the only one left out.
I'd love to see that not for myself but it would be a pretty cool contribution to the Linux World.
Originally Posted by DMJC
And NVIDIA is what you should pick if you want Open Source drivers to catch up. If developers code against standard OpenGL 3/4 instructions on the feature-complete NVIDIA driver, lack of that support becomes bugs on all other drivers in the ecosystem.
Originally Posted by bug77
Developers should code for the highest common denominator in this case so that the lack of GPU features become prioritized bugs in Open Source driver development.
OTOH, NVIDIA should be more of a community member and participate in nouveau driver development. They could could greatly help by providing documentation on power states/ clock frequency adjustment and other basic, low level initialization. If NVIDIA would commit to bringing Nouveau to feature-complete power management and 2D acceleration for each generation I'd imagine the community would respond a little better to them.
Indeed. They're even managing it with Steam which is rather difficult at the moment, but Blizzard games are very portable. You can move them around your Windows or OS X directories at will and it still works just fine. Just tarball the darn thing and turn it into whichever package format you like in seconds.
Originally Posted by twelvedogs
No. You should send bugs about opensource driver problems, send donations or send hardware.
Originally Posted by kazetsukai
Because, if you want Africa to catch up, you don't buy Japanese products, you buy African products to stimulate the economy.
The time poll comes and 90% of users have nvidia claiming "help opensource, buy nvidia", opensource will be completely ignored further on.
Your phrase is like "kill for peace", I don't get it.
We are happy about that, but this is not the start of gaming on Linux and the problem here is that Blizzard is buying into a delusion which has been dismissed for well over a decade. Other gaming companies have been supporting Linux for years without resorting to these half-measures, and they have a lot less resources than Blizzard does. Look into the history of Linux gaming and you will see it is not technical problems such as their being multiple distros or this idea that free drivers are somehow going to prevent people from playing their games (not directed at you), it is in fact our relative lack of buying power. Please, look into the history of Linux gaming and you will see that Blizzard is being just as ignorant about this as you are (and please do not take that as an insult).
Originally Posted by Shahrizai
Also, the fact you described Canonical as a company with money, considering their major problem is their inability to make a profit...
Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 01-12-2013 at 02:06 PM.